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Brenda Malloy


"We are passionate about the journey we go on with our clients as we evaluate the talent landscape for the right set of competencies and cultural attributes. This dynamic process and the partnership that we build with our clients enables us to hone in on the right leaders who ultimately deliver significant and sustainable business impact. Solving this puzzle is truly satisfying."

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Brenda brings over 38 years of experience to HerbertMines Associates. During her career, she has authored numerous articles on retail CEO succession, omnichannel leadership, in addition to being a featured speaker at NRF. Prior to joining Herbert Mines Associates, Brenda led the global retail practice at Russell Reynolds Associates and was previously a Principal in the global retail practice at Spencer Stuart for six years. Preceding that, Brenda was an associate partner in the retail practice at Accenture, where she helped clients envision, design and deliver value-focused, business-transformation initiatives. These initiatives encompassed business global strategy, process, organizational structure and technology. Brenda was recognized throughout their retail practice for her expertise and strategic acumen.

Before joining Accenture, Brenda spent more than 16 years in the retail industry, where she held various positions in merchandising and store operations with Neiman Marcus Stores and Bloomingdale's.

Brenda received her Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University.


Working with leading retailers at the senior most levels to assemble winning leadership teams, Brenda primarily recruits Board Directors, CEO's and their direct reports for publicly traded, privately held and private equity backed companies spanning vertical specialty, lifestyle & branded retail, off-price/value, grocery, hardlines, mass, and the specialty department store sectors.

Areas of expertise

• CEO Succession Planning
• Board Directors
• General Management
• Merchandising
• Marketing
• Digital
• Supply Chain
• Operations

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