Hasan Yardimci began his career in business development at Peysan, a Turkish dairy company. Hasan Yardimci received his Master of Business Administration degree at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management majoring in Strategy, Marketing, and Finance. Following Kellogg, Hasan Yardimci joined McKinsey and Company. As an Engagement Manager, Hasan Yardimci advised prominent clients in the retail, food, packaged goods, and agricultural industries on growth, business building, marketing, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. After McKinsey, Hasan Yardimci worked in retail and FMCG sectors including Miller Brewing Company and Sears Holdings Corporation. Currently Hasan Yardimci lives in Istanbul serving as Director of Strategy for Arcelik Group.
Water polo, triathlons, windsurfing, snowboarding, painting (oil, charcoal)
Oct 2007 - Present
Director, Customer Strategy
Sears Holdings Corporation
Focus on developing and implementing growth strategies for key Business Units and the overall Holding.
Sep 2003 - Jul 2007
Director, National Pricing
SAB/MILLER – Miller Brewing Company
Focus on driving national and regional marketing, sales, distribution, and pricing initiatives working with senior executives. Rated superior performer/high potential. Extensive knowledge of a complex consumer products environment (large brand portfolio, multiple retail channels, varying local consumer/competitive environments, state/federal regulations, 3 tier distribution). Working knowledge of strategic planning, revenue management, marketing effectiveness, sales force effectiveness, local marketing, 3 tier distribution, growth strategy formulation, acquisition due diligence, acquisition integration and portfolio strategy development.
Sep 1999 - Sep 2003
McKinsey & Company Inc.
Focus on growth, business building, marketing, mergers, acquisitions, and operations projects. Experience in packaged goods, retail, food, and agriculture sectors.
1993 - 1997
Business Development Manager
Dairy foods concern with leading national brands.
1997 - 1999
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
• Majors in finance, management and strategy, and marketing. Finance TA. GPA 3.8/4.0.• Turkish Education Fund full-tuition scholarship.
1991 - 1995
• Graduated with honors within top 10% of class. Self financed 100% of education.• Ranked in top 1% out of ~ 500,000 students in nationwide university entrance exam.