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.

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 48% of our executive placements being women or people of color. And, of the retail companies in the Fortune 1000, there are currently fourteen female CEOs. 86% were promoted internally. HMA has placed ALL OF the external placements and two of the internally promoted placements for a total of four female CEOs.

Our commitment to diversity extends to our own firm with 75% of our team being women or people of color. Our company culture and value proposition are derived from the unique perspectives and experiences of our talented team and our commitment to quality work. Ensuring a curious, dynamic, and inclusive environment is a fundamental component of our business model.

For over 43 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, each search is inclusive of all qualified talent. We make special efforts to identify candidates across the D&I spectrum. 98% of our searches represented a diverse candidate slate.

Herbert Mines Associates is committed to promoting diversity internally as well with 75% of our team being women or people of color. Of the retail companies in the Fortune 1000, there are currently fourteen female CEOs. 86% were promoted internally. HMA has placed ALL OF the external placements and two of the internally promoted placements for a total of four female CEOs.

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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 Partners with Resilience Capital on CR Brands CEO Search

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently partnered with Cleveland-based private equity group Resilience Capital Partners in the recruitment of Tim Seitter as president and CEO of its portfolio company CR Brands. Managing director Christine Augustine led the assignment. “Tim combines an established track record in growing brands with an intimate

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CEO for The Container Store

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently partnered with The Container Store Group in the recruitment of experienced retail executive Satish Malhotra as the company’s new president and CEO. He will succeed Melissa Reiff on Feb. 1. The search, led by managing directors Adelle Kirk and Kristin Dennehy, entailed a comprehensive

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Search Assignments for 2020

In 2020 the pandemic resulted in one of the most challenging years on record for executive search firms. But the need for talent continued unimpeded for most companies across dozens of disciplines. Despite fears that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) would get pushed to the backburner by the demands of the COVID-19 crisis, recruitment in

Herbert Mines Associates Appoints Managing Director

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates promoted Caitlin Kenefick to managing director. “We are excited to announce that Caitlin Kenefick has been promoted to managing director,” said chairman and CEO Hal Reiter. “With over 10 years of

Press Releases

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

Wolverine Worldwide Names Matt Blonder as President, Global eCommerce

(Jan. 5, 2021) Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW), which operates one of the world’s largest portfolios of footwear and lifestyle brands, today announced the appointment of Matt Blonder as its new President, Global eCommerce. Blonder will report to Brendan Hoffman, Wolverine Worldwide’s President. Blonder brings to Wolverine Worldwide more than 20 years of omni-channel,