Delivering Game Changing Leaders for 44 Years

Our History

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 firm’s values
These values amplify when we all strive to act, behave, and operate in a shared mindset. 
WIN TOGETHER by
being collaborative and
prioritizing the client
BE RADICALLY
TRANSPARENT AND
AUTHENTIC
IMPROVE ALWAYS
by being resilient and
positive
DO THE RIGHT
THING
LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND
OWN WHAT YOU DO
GIVE CLIENTS AND
CANDIDATES  A “WOW”
EXPERIENCE
by being more
thorough, communicative, and
relationship oriented.

Our Commitment to Diversity

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.

Celebrating
Diversity in the
C-Suite

Giving Back

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.