Ali Yadegari manages GF’s Global Retail Architecture group and the firm’s Columbus, OH office. As a retail executive with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Yadegari is responsible for the firm’s overall provision of professional services for retail clients to meet their program goals. He presently works with such national clients as Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, Bath & Body Works.
Having previously served as the Director of Architecture for Limited Brands (now operating as L Brands) and the Vice President of Design and Development for Bob Evans Farms for their respective national programs, Mr. Yadegari has a unique insight into program delivery from the owner’s perspective, including a full understanding of the critical issues that need to be addressed during each phase of a project’s delivery, as well as the “big picture” of the challenges to be met in supporting and executing the overall program. Accordingly, he strives to work with each client as an integral member of their team, collaborating with all key stakeholders, including Store Design, Real Estate, Development, and Construction, each step of the way.
Mr. Yadegari earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ohio State University in Columbus.