May 8, 2018 — New York, NY

Event: 2018 Consumer, Food & Retail Conference

Panel Session: Emerging Trends in Food and Beverage


Tuesday, May 8, 2018      
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 

Time: 3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

About Manny Picciola     

Manny Picciola is a Managing Director and Partner, and the head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Chicago office. He has nearly 20 years of experience managing and directing client engagements spanning more than 500 projects in corporate and business unit strategy, channel management, consumer segmentation, corporate turnaround and M&A transaction support. Although he has worked across multiple industries, Manny is primarily focused on consumer products and is a member of L.E.K.'s Americas Regional Management Committee.

Prior to joining L.E.K., Manny was a senior vice president at Thomson NETg. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was awarded a Siebel Scholarship. He also holds a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois. Manny is an instructor at MergerWeek at the Kellogg Graduate School's executive education center, the premier executive program focused on acquisition best practices.

About the 2018 Consumer, Food and Retail Conference

Now in its seventh year, Houlihan Lokey’s 2018 Consumer, Food and Retail Conference serves as an excellent forum to develop relationships and gain insight into successful strategies across industry segments. The conference features a variety of consumer, food and retail industry leaders, each presenting an overview of their business, followed by sector-specific panel discussions. Presenters, prospective investors and strategic partners also meet for targeted, one-on-one breakout sessions. The conference provides a rich environment for learning and business development opportunities.  

About L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private- and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,200 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to