Diane Lavietes


Diane Lavietes is a partner in True’s Consumer Practice in New York. Her focus is on transformation and growth in large public companies as well as PE and VC backed start-ups. She focuses on a wide range of functions from the CEO and Board of Directors, to members of the C Suite. Her work has stretched from Marketing, Merchandising and Creative to Operations, Digital and Tech Enabled Products. Previous to True, Diane was Head of the U.S. Consumer and Retail Practice at Odgers Berndtson, and previous to that she was a Senior Vice President at a boutique firm for eleven years where she started the Digital Practice.

Through her knowledge of emerging tech across omni-channel retail, Diane has advised many companies on restructuring their companies as well as placing executives who represent the changing profiles of leaders of the future. Diane’s career path that led to Executive Recruiting is unique. She is a former Marketing leader from both the Beauty and Magazine Industries.

Within Beauty, Diane ran marketing for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa & Klinger Advanced Aesthetics (fka Georgette Klinger). She also worked at The Walt Disney Company, American Express, The New York Times and Condé Nast. Diane has a degree in English Literature from Brandeis University and played on the Women’s Tennis Team.