Al Sambar

Managing Partner
Kurt Salmon North American Retail Consumer Group
A headshot of Al Sambar, a managing partner at Kurt Salmon North American Retail and Consumer Group

From his days as a naval aviator to his role at global management consulting firm Kurt Salmon, Al Sambar has set his sights on going above and beyond. Passionate about retail’s ongoing transformation, Sambar has helped retailers stay on the forefront of innovation and reinvention.

Sambar developed Kurt Salmon’s HD Merchandising concept, which brings powerful data mining and visualization tools to the merchandising and planning process. He also helped lead one of retail’s most recent revolutions by partnering with Tyco and Mobispoke to create 1:1 Retailing Lab, which melds mobile commerce and the physical store.  A love of working with people brought him into the industry, Sambar says, but its fast pace of change is what has kept him intellectually excited and seeking new heights.