Herbert Mines Associates was founded in 1978 by Herbert Mines. Herb’s vision was to create the premier executive search firm for retail and consumer businesses worldwide. Hal Reiter, who joined the firm in 1993 as President, was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. Over the past 30 years, Hal has solidified Herbert Mines Associates as the premier executive search brand by artfully evolving and expanding our practice into omnichannel, digital, technology, beauty, health & wellness, restaurant, hospitality & leisure and the consumer products & services sectors for publicly-traded, private equity-backed, founder-owned and privately-held businesses and brands. Having completed over 3,600 searches over Hal’s tenure, we hold the distinction of being the number one search firm focused exclusively on the consumer and retail industries.
Our company culture and value proposition are derived from the unique perspectives and experiences of our talented team and our commitment to quality work. Ensuring a curious, dynamic,and inclusive environment is a fundamental component of our business model.
98% of our searches represent a diverse candidate slate, resulting in 52% of our total placements being women or people of color and 87% of our Board Director placements. And, since 2018, there have been twenty-one female Chief Executive Officers in the retail Fortune 1,000. Herbert Mines Associates has placed five of them.
Herbert Mines Associates is proud to support organizations that focus on giving to those in need. We are committed to our communities and have participated with and supported a number of causes over the years.