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 Lands CEO for Art Van Furniture

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits President for Macy’s
Herbert Mines Associates Recruits Hal Lawton President Macy’s

Cincinnati-based retail giant Macy’s has named an eBay executive as its new president. The company tapped the services of New York-based retail-focused executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates. As president, Hal Lawton will be responsible for all aspects of the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. He will report to Jeff Gennette,

Herbert Mines Expands Search Staff, Redoubling Efforts to Find Retail Leaders

Executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has expanded with the addition of recruiting veteran Russell Boyle as managing director. He joined the search firm late last year. Mr. Boyle has over 27 years of experience leading senior management and board of director searches as well as recruiting C-suite leaders and, in particular, chief financial officers. He is an

Herbert Mines Taps Chief Merchandising Officer for Boxed

Executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Heather Mayo as chief merchandising officer of Boxed.com, the online wholesale shopping club. Ms. Mayo will lead the development and execution of all merchandising strategies and initiatives, and will be responsible for delivering optimal product assortment as dictated by the brand’s strategy and unique target customer profile. With more than

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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.