Michael Dart is a partner with A.T. Kearney in the Private Equity Practice and co-author of Retail’s Seismic Shift and The New Rules of Retail. He is an accomplished consultant and advisor with a wealth of experience leading major strategic transformations and due diligence studies for many of the largest private-equity funds and global retailers. He also has extensive experience leading the development and implementation of business strategies and growth efforts. Michael is based in A.T. Kearney’s San Francisco office. Michael has been recognized by Consulting magazine as one of its top 25 consultants. In additional to being frequently quoted in the press, he has spoken at major conferences and delivered keynote speeches at the Women’s Wear Daily Apparel & Retail CEO Summit in New York and the Global Department Store Summit in Paris and Beijing. Before joining A.T. Kearney, Michael was a senior partner in the strategy and private equity practice at Kurt Salmon, where he led engagements for seven of the top 10 private equity funds and multiple retailers in the United States. He was also a partner with Bain & Company. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Oxford University and an MBA in finance and strategic planning from the Wharton School of Business.Michael is the coauthor of The New Rules of Retail and Retail's Seismic Shift with Robin Lewis.