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Elaine Yu

Senior Associate

(212) 355-0909



Elaine began her executive search career at Herbert Mines Associates, after which she joined Heidrick & Struggles in the Global Consumer Markets Practice. During her seven years with the firm, Elaine worked with domestic and international teams, collaborating with executives in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Elaine’s work covers a broad range of consumer-facing businesses in the lifestyle, health and wellness, food and beverage and beauty categories.

Prior to moving to the U.S., Elaine lived in Asia, earning her degree in Business Management from FEU and subsequently co-founding a software development company that generates multi-platform applications for the retail, packaged goods, and restaurant industries. The company’s most notable solution is a customer loyalty system that rewards and tracks member activity, reporting valuable consumer data and spending patterns to its clients.

Elaine and her family have resided in New York City since 2010.


Elaine Yu is a Senior Associate at Herbert Mines Associates and is focused on Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, General Management, Marketing and Strategy roles for Fortune 500, privately-held and private equity-backed clients in the consumer products and retail sectors.