Frank Spencer

Managing Partner

Frank Spencer serves as Managing Partner of the Global Retail/Consumer Practice. In addition to being one of the top three revenue producers in the history of the firm, Frank is a member of the DHR Board, Senior Operating Committee, DHR Hall of Fame and was an equity partner in the company for over 10 years.

Frank joined DHR in March of 1997 as Executive Vice President to lead its expansion into the New York market. In 2002, he was formally asked to lead the Global Retail/Consumer Practice Group and today the practice ranks as one of the top revenue producing groups within DHR. Prior to joining DHR Frank worked as an executive search consultant with a large New York-based boutique search firm, specializing in retail, consumer products and entertainment searches.

He began his career with Gap Inc. functioning in various human resource and operational positions over a 10-year period. Frank’s clients represent a broad spectrum of retail, wholesale and consumer products organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to venture backed start-ups.

He has successfully completed assignments for all C-level positions as well as functional heads of finance, marketing, digital, product design, human resources, supply chain, real estate, corporate and field operations, and technology. Maintaining long-term relationships with his clients and executive placements through honest dialogue, uncompromising integrity and exceptional customer service are the keys to Frank’s success. The Walt Disney Company has been a client for over 20 years with the completion of well over 200 searches. In addition to Disney, Frank has partnered with numerous domestic and international brands including A.C. Moore, Century 21 Department Stores, The Children’s Place, Columbia Sportswear, Crocs, Inc., Edible Arrangements, Forever 21, Follett Higher Education Group, Michaels, Pandora Jewelry, Raley’s, Ralph Lauren, Ross Stores, Under Armour and Wolverine.

Frank has played an active role on several boards along with working with several local non-profit organizations. He has also been a guest speaker on radio and for major private universities. He has consulted for local businesses, assisting in the development of organizational structures for small to mid-sized companies.

A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in Marketing, Frank was a member of the University’s Division I basketball team. He is an avid tennis player and has coached local basketball teams. He resides on Long Island with his wife, Fran.

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