About Channie

Channie’s passion is helping retailers democratize data and analytics across their organization in order to unlock the true potential of advanced analytics.

Recent examples of her work include the following:

  • developing the strategy for, gaining executive alignment of, and deploying a dynamic pricing solution
  • leading the deployments of markdown solutions and strategies across grocery, hard goods, softlines, and consumer electronics retailers
  • building an end-to-end omnichannel promotion planning process, inclusive of all promotional vehicles
  • identifying and delivering significant margin improvement related to pricing strategy and promotional effectiveness across both brick and mortar and digital channels
  • providing strategic direction and analytics for the “store of the future” project at a large retailer
  • developing the road map and driving the creation of an allocation/ordering system at a fashion softlines retailer with regional buying
  • leading an assortment planning effort, enabling the removal of unproductive products while focusing attention on the products most resonant with loyal customers
  • developing an annual operating budget and planning process, which considered core business drivers of regular, promotional, and clearance sales for a multichannel retailer


Periscope Retail Offering Overview by Channie Mize’s hands,” Periscope Solutions, March 2017

Published work

Amazon Prime Day 2017:  The Inside Story on Consumer Sentiment,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017 (registration required)

Retail Gets Personal: Accelerating the Journey to Personalization,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017 (registration required)

Prescriptive analytics put powerful recommendations into the category manager’s hands,” McKinsey & Company, March 2017 (registration required)

Omnichannel Compendium for Retailers,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017 (registration required)

Black Friday Shopping Report: Consumer habits are changing fast,” McKinsey & Company, November 2016 (registration required)

Marrying art and science to improve lifecycle pricing,” McKinsey & Company, April 2016

Past experience

Office Depot
Vice president, pricing strategy, category management and merchandise analytics

Director of consulting service



Purdue University
BS, economics
BA, communication