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 board director, 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 diverse and 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 45 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 180 leading private equity firms to recruit leaders whose skills align with the sponsor’s growth and exit strategy.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At Herbert Mines Associates, every search is inclusive of all qualified talent. Special efforts are made to identify diversity candidates. 98% of our candidate slates have diversity represented, resulting in 52% of our executive placements being women or people of color.

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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
  • Beauty
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Grocery & Food Services
  • Health & Wellness
  • Omni-Channel Retail
  • Restaurants
  • 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 Chief Stores Officer for National Vision Holdings

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has helped to recruit Mark Banner as the chief stores officer for National Vision Holdings, Inc. He succeeds Sharon Petitt, who previously held the role and helped the company open more than 900 new stores since 2006. “Mark’s strong belief in the importance of customer experience, his

Herbert Mines Assists Brixton with CEO Search

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Seth Ellison as CEO of Brixton, an Altamont Capital Partners company. He replaces Raphael Peck, who left the company is December. “Herbert Mines Associates is proud to have partnered with Altamont Capital Partners to place Seth Ellison as CEO of

Herbert Mines Associates Fills Board Position for Vera Bradley

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has assisted in selection of Bradley Weston, seasoned retail executive and former CEO of Party City Holdings, Inc., who has been nominated to join its board of directors of NASDAQ-traded Vera Bradley Inc. “We are so pleased to welcome Brad Weston as the newest member of

Herbert Mines Associates Assists Beauty by Imagination with CEO Search

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Doug Gillespie as the new CEO of Beauty by Imagination, Inc. (BBI), an ACON Investments backed haircare company. He succeeds current CEO Francesca Raminella, who joined the company in 2018. “Doug brings a wealth of relevant experience and a track record

Press Releases

The Container Store Group, Inc. Nominates Two New Class II Directors

(June 7, 2021) On May 26, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) (the “Company”) nominated Anthony Laday, Chief Financial Officer of Fogo de Chão, and Nicole Otto, former VP of Nike Direct North America, for election as Class II Directors at the 2021 Annual Meeting of

National Vision Welcomes Roger Francis as Chief Stores Officer, Announces Planned Retirement of Sharon Petitt

(April 20, 2021) National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, today announced the selection of Roger Francis as Chief Stores Officer, effective May 3, 2021. Francis will report to Reade Fahs, Chief Executive Officer, and will oversee operations for more than 1,200

Yukon Wellness Holdings LLC Strengthens Investment Leadership with Chris Marschall as New CEO

(Feb. 22, 2021) Yukon Wellness Holdings LLC (“Yukon Wellness”), the newly established holding company of consumer wellness brands and the parent company of vitamin/mineral nutritional supplement-provider Eu Natural, today announced that industry leader Chris Marschall has joined the company as CEO. Marschall will help guide Yukon Wellness in its mission to create a leading consumer

Former Coty Exec Joins Beauty Manufacturer Maesa as CEO

(Jan. 28, 2021) Gianni Pieraccioni, a former Coty Inc. executive, is joining private-label beauty manufacturer Maesa as chief executive officer. Maesa makes private-label beauty lines for retailers including Target Corp., Dollar General, Ulta Beauty and Walmart Inc., as well as Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty, TPH by Taraji and Kristin Ess’ hair care line. Pieraccioni takes