James DiFilippo serves as partner and is based in the firm’s New York office. Jim brings more than 20 years of executive search experience to DHR within the consumer and retail industries. He has successfully completed hundreds of searches for CEOs, presidents, board leaders, and members of senior management teams for companies in the mass merchant, supermarket, specialty stores, drug stores, food services, and consumer retail space.
Prior to joining DHR, Jim served as managing partner at CTPartners and also served as the head of the firm’s Retail & Consumer Goods Practice. Prior to that position, Jim was the head of Whitehead Mann’s U.S. Retail Practice, as well as a member of the Management Committee for North America.
Previously, he was with Korn/Ferry International, where he served as managing partner and vice president of the Retail Specialty Practice. Jim is active in several professional organizations, including the Food Marketing Institute, the Academy of Food Marketing Founders Club, and is a board member of Aptaris. Jim holds a BS degree from the Academy of Food Marketing at St. Joseph’s University and attended California State University’s Western College of Law at Fullerton.