Our Success Stories

Everest Consulting focuses its practice on advising consumer branded lifestyle companies reach new levels of growth, profitability and organizational effectiveness. Everest’s CEO, John Ensminger, has worked for and consulted to some of the world’s leading consumer brands.

Our successes include the following industries:
footwear and apparel Sporting Goods Equipment Outdoor retail Food & Beverage health and fitness And more

Previous Engagements


“Everest was instrumental in the repositioning of our Brand, working collaboratively while challenging the executive team on the creation of our 3-year business plan. John is a rock star when it comes to strategic thought leadership. Both our leadership team and parent company, Ascena Retail Group, were impressed with the high quality of the work.”

Lori Wagner  |  Chief Marketing Officer and EVP E-Commerce, dressbarn

“I can’t thank John enough for leading the Haddad management team through the strategic planning workshop. His ability to communicate a number of important strategic frameworks in a simple, easy to understand way enabled the team to learn so much in such a short time. They continue to use many of the tools and are creating more strategic and impactful presentations than ever before.”

Jack Haddad  |  President, Haddad Brands

“John did tremendous, highly analytical work on a strategic due diligence project in the sporting goods equipment space. He possesses a rare combination of industry operating and consulting experience along with the ability to frame and answer the big question. His research helped the operating company and us as investors to evaluate the size of the opportunity, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Jaime Hennessey  |  Glenbrook Consumer Partners