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 28 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 commitment to diversity extends to our own firm with 75% of our team being women or people of color.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.
97% of our candidate slates have diversity represented, resulting in 48% of our executive placements being women or people of color. And, of the retail companies in the Fortune 1000, there are currently fourteen female Chief Executive Officers. HMA has placed ALL of the external placements and two of the internally promoted placements for a total of four female Chief Executive Officers.
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.