About Us

The Talent Studios is the leading business-to-consumer focused retained executive search firm, working across consumer technology, digital commerce, four-wall commerce & service businesses, iconic brands, entertainment, media & content, and app-enabled consumer services.

Vertical expertise include: fashion & apparel, food & beverage, beauty & personal care, lifestyle brands, action sports, fitness/wellness, creator economy, media & content, digital and physical consumer services (healthcare, FinTech, education, Two-Sided Marketplaces).

Investor partners and direct brand clients include: Apollo Management, Advent International, Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital, L Catterton, Institutional Venture Partners, Summit Partners, HIG Growth, Norwest Equity Partners, North Castle Partners, Red Bull, Mattel, Disney, Burton Snowboards, Restoration Hardware, The Princeton Review, Pure Barre, TOMS Shoes, Boardriders, Aston Martin, Fanatics, Soylent, SmartyPants Vitamins, Lulus.com, Edmunds.com, Honor, Philz Coffee and Public Goods.

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We believe in creating unfair advantages by weaponizing talent and build our tradecraft upon four principles…

RIGOR We started from scratch, challenging the archaic executive search model, reimagining our role as a data-driven, business intelligence-based partner with a validated process born from workforce data and culture discovery paradigms.
RESEARCH With fingers on the pulse of ever-changing metrics of success, executive search consultants must have the aptitude to understand a client’s business as if they are operators themselves.
RELATIONSHIPS Ruled by client urgency and candidate empathy, our high-touch advisory relationship and limited client roster embodies the boutique experience.
RELENTLESS We present the best hybrid of evidence-based practice, with grinding persistence, focus and intensity, and doggedly pursuing the most exceptional talent on behalf of our clients.

Solutions And Expertise

OUR CLIENTS COUNT ON US at the most critical and high-stakes inflection points: business growth and scale, or fundamental transformation. We are the preferred retained partner for C-Suite and senior functional leadership executive search.

Solutions
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • App-Enabled Service Businesses
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Consumer Technology
  • Content & Community
  • CPG
  • Digital Marketplaces
  • Edtech
  • Fashion / Apparel
  • Iconic Brands
  • Lifestyle
  • Luxury
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Omni-Channel Commerce
  • Personal Care
  • Professional Services
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Retail & Four-Wall Services
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
Functions
  • CEO/President
  • CFO
  • Chief Customer Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Merchandising Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Communications/PR
  • Data/Analytics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Head of Department
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operating Partner
  • Research & Develop.

News Briefings

The Talent Studios Recruits CEO for The Princeton Review

The Talent Studios has placed Dr. Robert Batten as the chief executive officer of The Princeton Review in New York. Jeremy Cohen and Serena Smith led the search assignment. Batten now also heads The Princeton Review’s affiliate company, Tutor.com, which helps institutions and organizations deliver 24/7, on-demand, personalized homework help at scale. “We are thrilled to have

Press Releases

The Talent Studios Places Harley Butler as CEO of Public Goods

The Talent Studios has placed Harley Butler as the Chief Executive Officer of the fast-growing personal care and home products brand, Public Goods. Jeremy Cohen and Katlyn Maloney led the assignment. “It is a privilege to join the Public Goods team at such an exciting time and I can’t wait to help bring our products

The Talent Studios places Chief Executive Officer for The Princeton Review

The Talent Studios has placed Dr. Robert Batten as the Chief Executive Officer of The Princeton Review in New York.  The iconic 40-year-old test preparation and private tutoring business has served hundreds of millions of students in 21 countries through its four-wall instruction, digital content, and printed books.  Jeremy Cohen and Serena Smith led the