DHR Global Combines Consumer & Retail Practice Groups; Names Global Leaders

February 10, 2023 – Talent advisory firm DHR Global has announced that it has formally merged its consumer and retail practice groups into one global practice, now called consumer and retail. Kristi LeBlanc and Marcey Rubin Stamas, formerly global leaders of the consumer practice group, and Tricia Logan, formerly global leader of the retail practice group, will assume leadership positions for the combined practice.

“DHR Global’s consumer and retail practices separately had a long history of helping leading companies hire exceptional talent,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR Global. “By combining these successful practices under Marcey, Tricia, and Kristi’s leadership, we are creating an even stronger offering to service the consumer and retail markets.”

While the consumer and retail sectors have experienced incredible volatility and change in recent years, DHR Global continues to invest in and focus on helping clients find and hire the exceptional talent they need to continue to grow and innovate.

For more than 25 years, Ms. LeBlanc has been retained at the CEO, board, and officer level for consumer and retail and hospitality brands within public, private, and private equity companies. One of DHR’s top performing consultants since joining the firm in 2008, she has also been recognized by the Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women Industry Leaders and has received numerous awards for excellence in executive search throughout her career.

Ms. Rubin Stamas joined DHR in 1998 and has helped grow the retail and consumer practices. She works at the CEO, board, and officer levels across all functional areas in public, private, and private equity companies, spanning consumer, retail, hospitality, fintech, and health and wellness. Ms. Rubin Stamas has been recognized as one of the most influential people in Chicago business according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

Ms. Logan specializes in assisting companies hire leaders who build brands and drive revenue growth, in partnership with consumer-facing businesses from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar firms. With an expertise spanning general management, marketing, merchandising, and design, she supports clients through executive search engagements across the C-suite and leadership succession projects.

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Since 1989, DHR Global has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. The firm’s consultants specialize in all industries and functions, providing senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services.

Recent Acquisition

In December, DHR acquired the Prairies offices (Calgary and Saskatoon) of executive search firm Boyden. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This move strengthens DHR’s presence in Canada, adding 12 partner, associate, and administrative professionals to the DHR Calgary office and expanding its expertise across functions and key industries. DHR’s Calgary office is a provider of executive search, emerging leader search, and leadership consulting, in partnership with its offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Saskatoon. The firm’s Canadian operations are led from Calgary by Bryan Arthur as managing partner, Canada.

“DHR has seen substantial growth in Canada, and we’re excited to continue on that path with the acquisition of the Calgary and Saskatoon offices of Boyden,” said Mr. Arthur. “We look forward to collaborating with our new team members as we bring the best executive talent to more organizations in Calgary and throughout all of Canada.”

“We’re pleased to build on our reach, resources, and relationships in Canada with the acquisition of Boyden’s Calgary office,” said Mr. Hoffmann. “With a combined local team of 26 professionals, we are expanding our footprint throughout the world and helping our clients achieve their talent goals.”

Related: DHR Global Appoints Leaders for Global Consumer Practice

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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