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Kristin Dennehy

Managing Director

"I track executive leadership as a student of the industry. My focus during a search is matching executives with clients based on compatibility and fit."


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Kristin joined Herbert Mines Associates in 1996 as an Associate and was named a Principal in 1999. In 2005, Kristin was promoted to Vice President and in 2008, she was named Managing Director. Prior to Herbert Mines Associates, Kristin started her executive search career at Johnson Smith & Knisely, later acquired by TASA Worldwide. Outside of executive search, Kristin was a Trustee on the Board of an independent school on Long Island from 2012 to 2022, for the last six, serving as the Co-President of the Board. Her tenure included serving as the Co-Chair of the Search Committee for two Head of School searches.

A native of New York, Kristin earned a B.A. in English from William Smith College. She lives on the North Shore of Long Island with her family.


As a long-time Managing Director at the firm, Kristin has spent the last 27 years at Herbert Mines Associates focusing on high-level searches within omni-channel retail, in addition to working with innovative, digitally native brands. Having completed over 300 searches during her tenure, Kristin’s work spans global, publicly traded companies to smaller, high growth, private equity and founder-owned environments. She is very well-versed in the global product and merchandising talent landscape, and also has actively worked in marketing, eCommerce, human resources, finance, real estate, and operations. Kristin has developed an expertise in the fashion, luxury, home and outdoor/active sectors.

Kristin has led C-level searches for both public and private companies including Banana Republic, The Container Store, Belk, Chico’s, PacSun, Paradies, and The Shade Store.

Areas of expertise

• CEO/C-Suite
• Merchandising
• Marketing
• Digital/eCommerce
• Customer Experience
• Creative/Design Finance
• Human Resources
• Store Operations/Planning

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