Over the past twenty years, Kristi LeBlanc has been retained by many of the world’s most prominent and innovative Consumer, Retail & Hospitality brands as their go-to partner in retained executive search. For over a decade, she has served as Managing Partner of DHR International’s Consumer Practice Group.
Kristi’s passion is advising and closely collaborating with client companies – public, private, and private equity – to place high-performing, transformational, diverse, and innovative talent that can drive growth and provide a distinct competitive advantage. Having placed hundreds of Consumer, Retail, and Hospitality executives across all functional disciplines throughout her career, Kristi is able to provide to her clients an unparalleled depth of market insights, relationships, and high-touch customer service and efficiency. Kristi has been recognized as one of DHR’s “Top Performing” consultants.
Prior to joining DHR International, Kristi served as Managing Partner, Global Consumer, Retail & Hospitality, for another global retained executive search firm, also serving as a member of that firm’s 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. She began her career in Marketing and Promotions in the Hospitality and Retail sector with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).
Kristi graduated with Honors from Syracuse University’s highly acclaimed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Originally from Los Angeles, California, she resides in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and three children. As a family, the LeBlancs are active volunteers with Special Olympics Colorado.