Debbie Graf has served as partner in the firm’s New York office since 1999. Debbie is a member of the Consumer, Human Resources, Nonprofit and Retail Practice Groups. In 2003 Debbie was appointed to the DHR Executive Committee.
Prior to joining DHR International, Debbie was executive vice president at the New York office of Boyden International and spent four years with a New York based boutique executive search firm, where she conducted senior-level search assignments in retail, consumer and hospitality. Some of Debbie’s notable senior level placements have been with Nike, Ralph Lauren, J Jill, Hudson Group, Party City, Costume SuperCenter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Association of Junior Leagues International, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Bideawee, GfK Custom Research.
Debbie has developed client relationships propelling her to recognition as one of the firm’s lead billing consultants. Debbie has made significant placements at the CEO and president level, as well as CFOs, CIOs, senior vice presidents and vice presidents in operations, finance, merchandising, marketing, human resources, information technology, sales, real estate, ecommerce and logistics. Companies Debbie has represented include global and domestic clients ranging from start-ups to top Fortune 100.
Previous to her career in search, Debbie spent 20 years in Retail. Debbie was vice president of human resources with Duty Free Shoppers (DFS) in the U.S. and Canada and with Petrie Stores Corporation. Throughout her human resources career, she was responsible for developing and implementing senior level staffing programs in all disciplines. She also directly managed the human resources functions of training and organizational development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and employee relations.