Hal Reiter

“Executive leadership has become the core asset of any corporation.”
HAL REITER, Chairman and CEO


"HMA delivers game changing leaders that tangibly impact a company in terms of performance and culture.”

Brian Meany

“If HMA has conducted a previous search for a client, chances are fair we’ll get the opportunity to conduct the next search.”
BRIAN MEANY, Managing Director


"'Finding' talent is easy. The art is matching the right executive talent to the right company.”
KRISTIN DENNEHY, Managing Director


"Great leaders have a unique trait – they know what they don’t know…and build teams that account for that.”
GENE MANHEIM, Managing Director

Dave Hardie

“The key to finding exceptional leaders is setting the bar high and then being passionate about over-delivering.”
DAVE HARDIE, Managing Director

Kevin Duffy

“It’s the expertise and dedication to excellence of every member of the HMA team that is our point of differentiation.”
KEVIN DUFFY, Managing Director

Herbert Mines Associates is the largest retained executive search firm focused exclusively on the consumer and retail industry. Learn more about our firm >Read About HMA in 2015 from our Chairman & CEO >

Herbert Mines Associates ranks in the top 15 among all search firms in the Americas by revenue. More important, we are the #1 firm focused exclusively on the retail and consumer industry. Bigger firms are often multi-office, multi-industry generalists.

Source: Executive Search Review. April 2012.

How We Find Leaders

While our track record is likely at the top of the list of reasons for Herbert Mines' reputation among business leaders, we believe our success is inextricably linked to three relationship dynamics we have intentionally cultivated and nurtured over 30+ years in the retained executive search business.

One of the things I appreciate most about Herbert Mines Associates is the cultural DNA of our firm. Beyond its role in shaping a top-notch executive search firm, the fact that we have a unique culture at the firm translates into a critical benefit for our clients.


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