June 29, 2009 – Berglass + Associates, an executive search firm that specializes in the retail and consumer goods industries, has expanded its star search program into the e-commerce channel. The new service is designed to find leadership talent to meet the demands of the rapidly changing online marketplace. The extended Star Search platform will provide ongoing introductions between top management and e-commerce management talent. “As more retailers recognize e-commerce as an important catalyst for growth and pure play e-commerce companies need access to more sophisticated leadership, the Star Search e-commerce program will be instrumental in identifying tomorrow’s leaders,” said Les Berglass, chairman and CEO. “Because this channel of distribution is still relatively new, most retailers do not know where to look for talent, nor do they have experience in assessing e-commerce leadership. Our new Star Search service is intended to address these challenges among retailers.” Launched in 1993, the Star Search program was created to build an ongoing dialogue between upper management and top talent enabling companies to fulfill their staffing requirements before they become critical. The platform has been used by companies such as The Limited and American Eagle Outfitters.
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