Kristi brings 20 years of best-in-class retained executive search experience, providing for her clients unparalleled Consumer, Retail, and Hospitality market insights, compensation knowledge, industry networks and long-term relationships. She is a 2017 DHR Top Performer.
For almost a decade, Kristi LeBlanc has served as Managing Partner of DHR International’s Consumer Practice Group, specializing in Consumer Products and Services, Hospitality & Leisure, Retail & Grocery, and Food Manufacturing, including a focus in the high-growth Natural-Organic space. For two decades, Kristi has been regarded as a reliable, hands-on, high-integrity search consultant who consistently leads customized, personal and thorough search processes with an exceptional focus on assessing organizational culture and evaluating the fit of key leadership.
Kristi is also a Senior Partner in the firm’s global Hospitality & Leisure Practice, bringing deep expertise partnering with multi-site, consumer-facing, service-related businesses with a significant emphasis on customer experience.
Kristi has completed over 400 searches for roles ranging from public company Board Directors and C-suite executives to the broad range of senior functional and operational leaders. Kristi’s clients are based throughout the United States and include consumer-facing brands and companies ranging in size from leading Fortune 500 multi-national organizations to mid-cap companies and private-equity owned businesses. Kristi frequently partners with counterparts in Asia, Europe and Latin America on pan-regional projects.
Prior to joining DHR International, Kristi was Office Managing Partner for another global retained executive search firm, also serving as Managing Partner of that firm’s Global Consumer, Retail & Hospitality Practice and as a member of the Global Operating Committee.
Previously, Kristi spent nine years at Korn/Ferry International where she was a Senior Partner. During her tenure at Korn/Ferry, Kristi received both of the firm’s most prestigious global performance awards – Korn/Ferry’s Americas’ Award for Excellence and Korn/Ferry’s Excellence in Client Satisfaction Award – Global Consumer Market – Americas. Kristi began her career in Marketing and Promotions in the Hospitality and Retail sector with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).
Kristi earned her Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Syracuse University’s highly-acclaimed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Kristi resides in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and three children. As a family, the LeBlanc’s are active volunteers with Special Olympics Colorado.