About Us

Herbert Mines Associates is the largest retained executive search firm focused exclusively on consumer and retail industries. Our ‘Search for Leadership’ tagline truly defines Herbert Mines Associates in terms of what we do and how we think about our work. We are passionate about solving the “leadership puzzle” by delivering innovative talent solutions through a high-touch experience.

Our dedicated focus on solving leadership needs through senior level executive search, talent benchmarking, and CEO/C-Suite succession planning enables us to have a unique perspective relative to the dynamic marketplace realities facing our clients and the evolving talent landscape. We are valued for the trusted relationships we have with executives known for their inspiring leadership and impactful performances, which enables us to bring insightful knowledge and unparalleled access to our clients as we immerse ourselves in their strategic agenda and cultural requirements. Each project we embark on is managed by proven search professionals selected for their unique industry and functional expertise.

Herbert Mines Associates is the executive search firm trusted to find transformative leaders. Our approach is defined by expert knowledge of the industries we serve, unparalleled access to the talent pool, and a hands-on, consultative process. Due to our unique access to the most impactful and future-minded executives across the consumer-facing landscape, we are able to help our clients assemble teams that create impactful legacies.  Herbert Mines Associates is distinctive because we are an independent firm, allowing us to remain true to our founding values of excellence in client service, transparency, and quality. We pride ourselves on long-term partnerships with respected clients, who rely on our expertise for their ongoing senior level executive talent strategies.

For over 40 years, Herbert Mines Associates has operated as a trusted adviser and strategic partner working with clients to evolve, upgrade and facilitate their senior-level talent agendas. We have a long history of advising private equity investors on executive talent within their portfolio companies and potential acquisitions. We have partnered with over 100 leading private equity firms to recruit leaders whose skills align with the sponsor’s growth and exit strategy.

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Our dedicated focus on solving leadership needs through senior level executive search, talent benchmarking, and CEO/C-Suite succession planning enables us to have a unique perspective relative to the dynamic marketplace realities facing our clients and the evolving talent landscape.

We are valued for the trusted relationships we have with executives known for their inspiring leadership and impactful performances, which enables us to bring insightful knowledge and unparalleled access to our clients as we immerse ourselves in their strategic agenda and cultural requirements. Each project we embark on is managed by proven search professionals selected for their unique industry and functional expertise.

Solutions And Expertise

Herbert Mines Associates is the executive search firm trusted to find transformative leaders. Our approach is defined by expert knowledge of the industries we serve, unparalleled access to the talent pool, and a hands-on, consultative process. Due to our unique access to the most impactful and future-minded executives across the consumer-facing landscape, we are able to help our clients assemble teams that create impactful legacies.

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Cloud Based
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Internet
  • Luxury
  • Mobile
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CFO for Lumber Liquidators

New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates has placed Nancy Walsh as the new CFO of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. Martin D. Agard recently stepped down and Timothy J. Mulvaney, the company’s chief accounting officer, had been serving as interim CFO. “The board and I are excited to add someone with Nancy’s broad retail

5 Ways to Set Up a C-Suite Search for Success

The obvious measure of a successful search is hiring an exceptional candidate who makes a meaningful contribution to a company’s performance, culture and its future. “Having been involved in hundreds of C-level searches,” said Adelle Kirk in a new report from Herbert Mines Associates, “I have learned that how a company and its external search

6 Proven Ways to Select the Right Search Firm to Win Top Talent

 The right candidate can have a measurable impact on your bottom line. So how can you ensure that you are identifying, interviewing and selecting the absolute best candidates? The goal is to identify a search firm that focuses on being your recruiting partner rather than just fitting you into their process, according to a new

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CEO for Sprouts Farmers Market

Following a nationwide search, New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates recently placed Jack L. Sinclair as the new chief executive officer of Sprouts Farmers Market which is based in Phoenix, AZ. Amin Maredia stepped down last December to pursue other interests. President and COO Jim Nielsen and CFO Brad Lukow had been serving as interim co-CEOs while

Press Releases

The Five Traits of a Digital Game Changer

June 18, 2019 – Arguably no other industry has felt the impact of digital disruption more than retail and consumer facing businesses. The seemingly impossible is now reality. Look no further than Amazon’s free one day delivery for Prime Members, powered by drones. Nowadays, it is becoming increasingly more important for the leaders of consumer

Five Key Observations on the Evolution of the Strategy Role

June 6, 2019 – There is no debating that a well-defined strategy helps a company design and activate a path to growth and profitability. Yet amidst heightened competition and increased advances in innovation, the retail industry has some of the highest degrees of variability in how a company defines, organizes and activates the “strategy” function.

The Future of Voice Commerce

December 17, 2018 – According to a study by Voicebot.ai earlier this year, 47.3 million U.S. adults have access to a smart speaker, and recent Consumer Technology Association numbers show that approximately one in eight Americans have bought a smart speaker or given one as a gift. As much as 71 percent of smart speaker owners use

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The C-Suite Dilemma: Delivering Talent in an Age of Accelerated Transformation
At Herbert Mines Associates we are privileged to work with top retail and consumer companies helping to deliver innovative C-Suite talent solutions.

Greene Turtle names new CEO, president
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille has named Geovannie “Geo” Concepcion as president and CEO to succeed Bob Barry, who is stepping down from the role, the company said Tuesday.

Burlington Stores, Inc. Announces Leadership Succession Plan
Burlington Stores, Inc. today announced a leadership succession plan to guide the Company’s continued growth and success.

Kohl’s Doug Howe: A Master of the Balancing Act
As chief merchandising officer, Doug Howe is at the top of the food chain when it comes to determining what appears on the selling floors at Kohl’s.