Lisa Butkus


Lisa is a Partner with Hanold Associates where she specializes in recruiting executive level HR leaders across industries, and with a core focus on fashion, luxury brands, retail merchandise and the broader Consumer industry.

Prior to joining Hanold Associates, Lisa was a search consultant with a global executive search and staffing firm based in Chicago. She received a Chairman’s Club award in 2018 and was ranked #3 internationally for her division.

Previously, Lisa spent six years in luxury retail. As a buyer out of MaxMara’s New York office, she oversaw the North American business for Bloomingdale’s and Holt Renfrow stores. She spent time in MaxMara’s Italian headquarters in Reggio Emilia with the in-house design team to determine merchandising needs for the North American market.

Prior to MaxMara, Lisa was a buyer for ikram LLC. She attended Paris and New York Fashion Week curating the assortment from luxury brands such as Chanel, Valentino, Gucci and other international fashion brands.

Lisa graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising. She studied abroad in London, England.

Lisa lives in Chicago and continues to do wardrobe styling as a personal interest.