Mary T. O'Rourke
President & Managing Director


                                                     The Team

Our group of professionals have served more than 650 clients in 48 countries. Many of our experts are multi-lingual. All have significant consulting expertise in core functional areas, such as business strategy, marketing, manufacturing, sourcing, merger and acquisition. 

Mary O'Rourke is President and Managing Director of the group and has twenty eight years of professional consulting experience, in addition to previous retail buying, merchandising and sourcing experience. Mary's international expertise in the retail/apparel/textile supply chain is substantial. Mary is also a frequent keynote speaker at industry functions on global economic, market and consumer trends and relevant implications for industry.

Roger Gilmartin is a Director with the group, having eighteen years of consulting expertise and more than twenty years textile and home furnishings industry senior management experience, including CEO roles at Johnston Industries and at Covington. He is particularly effective in developing and in implementing major client strategic initiatives, including globalization, reorganization and cost reduction.

Raoul Verret is Director of Technical and Due Diligence Services and has more than thirty five years consulting experience, including having served as President of Werner International from 1984-2002. Raoul's client focus is in the areas of capital investment feasibility analysis and merger and acquisition due diligence.

Peter J. Hegarty is a Director with the group and brings 40 years of senior executive management and consulting experience, including CEO roles in the global textile industry and in international trade and sourcing.  Peter has had extensive assignments in the Americas, Asia and Europe. He is particularly successful in implementing new business start-up ventures and turnaround strategies, with significant relationships and experience with leading apparel brand owners and private label vendors.

Mary Ellen Merino is Area Director for Asia, and brings eighteen years of professional consulting expertise, in addition to twelve years apparel industry experience, where she managed product development and sourcing for a major private label firm.

Elizabeth Hodges is Director of International Marketing Strategy Services and has twenty years of professional consulting experience. Elizabeth has particular expertise in global brand strategy development, brand extension strategy and in uniquely defining client value propositions.

                                 Triangle Capital, LLC

For Mergers & Acquisitions, we partner and work closely with Triangle Capital, LLC. It has been our experience that the most successful transactions combine extensive industry-specific consulting expertise with international investment banking depth.  Our combined teams lead to successful closings. Visit their website ( to learn more.