William B. Cahill & Associates, Inc.
Areas of Expertise
- Identifying Opportunities & Repositioning
- Club/Store Operations
- Supplier Support
- Latin/Carribbean Merchandising
- International Retailing
Since 2005 William B Cahill and Associates Inc has successfully assisted numerous Consumer Product Companies with Go-to-Market Strategies for the USA and International Markets that include Mexico, Brazil, and the Caribbean.
Bill Cahill is recognized as an extremely talented retail executive with thirty-two years of International Retailing, Club/Store Operations, Retailer/Supplier Partnerships, Sales Promotion, and Human Resources expertise.
In 2003, Mr. Cahill retired from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., as President
and CEO of Wal-Mart Puerto Rico, Inc, where he was responsible for
the operation of a fifty three (53) unit, multi-format division
that included Wal-Mart Supercenters , Wal-Mart Discount Stores,
Sam's Clubs, and Supermercados Amigo. Among his many operational
responsibilities were strategic planning, financial performance,
daily operations, real estate location recommendations, retail and
wholesale merchandising, marketing, logistics, team building, government
relations, and public relations. While under Mr. Cahillís leadership Wal-Mart Puerto Rico Inc. received numerous recognitions for sales and profit performance, people development, and community involvement.
Prior to having responsibility for Puerto Rico , Mr. Cahill served as Vice President and General Director of Sam's Clubs de Mexico. Through the processes of strong team building, aggressive inventory management, significantly increasing imports, and improving logistics, he lead the Sam's Club division to record sales and profit growth, with his units achieving International Clubs of the Year honors from Sam's Clubs de Mexico each year under his leadership.
Since 2005, Mr. Cahill has operated William B. Cahill & Associates, a Florida based Corporation serving Consumer Product Companies and others with Retail and International Growth Strategies - with heavy emphasis on Mexico and the Caribbean. Additionally, Mr. Cahill has assisted in Brand Introduction and Brand Development for these markets. Since 2006 Mr. Cahill has traveled and worked in sourcing product from China in order to offer clients Merchandise and Sourcing solutions.
Mr. Cahill began his retail career with J.C. Penney's in 1978 after graduating from Florida State University . He first obtained discount store experience with Jefferson Wards in South Florida before joining Wal-Mart.
2005 - Present
President of William B Cahill & Associates Inc.
President and CEO - Wal-Mart Puerto Rico Inc.
Vice President and General Director - Sam's de Mexico
Country Manager - Wal-Mart Puerto Rico Inc.
Sam's Club Operations
Director of Sales Promotion - Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Director of Sales Promotion - Specialty Group
Regional Personnel Manager - Human Resources
J.C. Penney Co.
Bachelor of Science with major in Marketing,
Florida State University