We Find
Leaders
Herbert Mines Associates is the largest retained executive search firm focused exclusively on the consumer and retail industry.
"Our 'Search for Leadership' tagline really defines Herbert Mines Associates. Not only does it speak to what we do but it defines who we serve and shapes how we approach our work."
Hal Reiter, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Recent Placements

Featured Placements

Chief Executive Officer, Iconix Brand Group
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer, Victoria's Secret Lingerie
Chief Executive Officer & Brand President
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Executive Officer Successor
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chico's Brand President

Our Team
of Specialists

Our single minded focus on senior level executive search enables us to develop a unique perspective relative to the talent landscape and the dynamic market place realities facing our clients. Because of this we are well positioned to develop trusted and meaningful relationships with executives that are distinguished for their leadership and performance on both the client and candidate sides of the equation. This depth of knowledge enables us to bring knowledge and access to our clients which in turn allows us to develop trusted relationships as we immerse ourselves in our client’s strategic agenda and culture. Each project we embark on is managed by proven search professionals selected for their industry and functional expertise.

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OMNI-CHANNEL RETAIL
DIGITAL & TECH
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
HOSPITALITY & LEISURE
PRIVATE EQUITY

Our Expertise

Since 1978, Herbert Mines Associates has operated as a trusted adviser and strategic partner working with clients to evolve, upgrade and facilitate senior-level executive search for consumer-facing brands ranging from emerging startups to Fortune 100 companies. We work broadly across the consumer-facing landscape with specific expertise in omni-channel retail, digital, consumer products, hospitality and leisure. We also partner with private equity firms, and the companies in their portfolios, to execute pre-deal and post-acquisition talent and leadership initiatives.

Due to our unique access to the most impactful and future-minded executives across the consumer-facing landscape, we are able to help our clients assemble teams that create impactful legacies.

Omni-Channel Retail

Following our founding vision to be the partner of choice for retail organizations, we remain dedicated to finding leaders who are passionate about shaping the future of retail. As the industry landscape continues to evolve and omni-channel becomes a dominant strategy, progressive executive talent is more important than ever. As experts in retail talent for over 39 years, we have built an unprecedented network of top executives and pride ourselves by finding and tracking emerging talent and the next gen leaders in this space.

Private Equity

We have a long history of advising private equity investors on executive talent within their portfolio companies and potential acquisitions. In recent years, we have partnered with over 100 leading private equity firms to recruit leaders whose skills and fit align with the sponsor’s growth and exit strategy.

Hospitality & Leisure

Given the increasingly competitive environment in the hospitality and leisure sector, the need for the best-in-class talent has never been more critical. The growing demand for executive leadership with both customer-centricity and commercial sensibility makes executive search partnerships crucial to corporate strategy in this sector. We are proud to serve as strategic advisors on executive talent to leading hospitality and leisure brands.

Consumer Products

The consumer products industry includes some of the world’s most iconic and beloved brands, however, evolving consumer tastes and habits are requiring organizations to regularly evaluate their executive talent and make strategic upgrades. Many leading consumer products companies trust Herbert Mines Associates with their executive search needs, whether they are well-established global companies or smaller emerging brands backed by private equity firms.

Digital & Tech

Herbert Mines Associates is the trusted partner on digital talent. As thought leaders on industry trends and developments, we work with companies across digital sectors from pureplay retailers to digital services and technology companies. We also advise traditional brands on executive talent to help them expand their digital capabilities, tech integration, and information security, enabling them to stay competitive in a rapidly changing landscape.

Recent Placements
Senior Vice President, Studio Operations
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
President, Party City Retail
Chief Merchandising Officer
Board Director
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Recent Placements
Senior Vice President, Studio Operations
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Vice President, Global Customer Experience
President, Party City Retail
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Head of International
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Board Director
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer - U.S.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Customer Officer
President
Senior Vice President / General Manager, Sales
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Senior Vice President, Sales
Recent Placements
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Board Director
Chief Executive Officer
EVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Vice President, Marketing - Rentals
Senior Vice President, Studio Operations
Vice President, Real Estate
Vice President, General Manager - Product
Vice President - Real Estate
Vice President - Sales
Vice President, Design & Construction
Recent Placements
Board Director
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
President & Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Merchandising Officer
Chief Customer Officer

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