Deloitte appoints Rodney Sides to lead retail and distribution practice in Charlotte

Deloitte LLP said Wednesday that Charlotte-based executive Rodney Sides has been appointed a vice chairman and will lead its U.S. retail and distribution practice, one of the consulting firm’s largest industry units.

Sides’ promotion is effective immediately, Deloitte said in a statement. He succeeds Alison Paul, who will continue to serve the firm’s leading global retail clients.

“Under (Sides’s) leadership, our retail and distribution practice is positioned to continue to create value for our clients, as well as be a catalyst for innovation,” said Doug Bade, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and consumer and industrial products leader.

Deloitte’s retail and distribution practice includes more than 2,400 professionals serving more than 74 percent of the Fortune 500 retail and distribution companies, Deloitte said. In his new role, Sides will oversee original research, talent development and other strategies. He will continue to advise senior management on Deloitte’s leading clients.

Sides is a graduate of Wake Forest, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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