Gene Manheim

Managing Director

Gene’s practice focuses on global retail, fashion, and consumer products search engagements with particular expertise in digital/e-commerce. Gene’s clients include public and private companies large and small, as well as private equity and venture capital firms.

Gene joined the firm in 1998 from Sullivan & Company, a division of Heidrick & Struggles. Previously, Gene was a principal in a private real estate firm, specializing in commercial real estate development, consulting, and leasing in the retail sector. In addition, he co-founded an international apparel manufacturer, which produced goods for major U.S. retailers.

Earlier in his career, Gene practiced law and was appointed by Governor Lowell Weicker to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Development Authority. Gene earned a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from Syracuse University. He is a member of the New York and Connecticut bars.

Gene serves on the National Retail Advisory Board at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and is a frequent speaker at the Wharton School Baker Retailing Center. Gene also has assisted pro bono with staffing needs for key roles in the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Commerce.