Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Luxury, Fashion and Beauty Search Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates Leader Lauren Shin Luxury, Fashion Beauty Practice

January 3, 2018 – The consumer industry is experiencing change at an unprecedented rate, especially with the impact of digital transformation, according to recruiters.

Never before has the global consumer carried such power – requiring consumer-facing companies to pivot to meet this changing landscape.

To help meet this demand, Russell Reynolds Associates has expanded with the addition of Lauren Shin as a member of its global consumer team.

Based in New York, Ms. Shin leads the luxury, fashion and beauty teams in North America within the firm’s omni-channel retail and luxury practice. She works across a broad range of consumer verticals, including fashion, beauty, home, food and beverage, leisure and wellness. Ms. Shin’s focus is C-suite executive and board searches, as well as an array of leadership advisory services, including assessment and development, succession planning and organizational transformation.

Luxury Brands Veteran

“Lauren brings many years of experience helping global luxury brands optimize their leadership,” said Constantine Alexandrakis, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. region. “As dramatic shifts in consumer habits, along with digital disruption, profoundly impact the industry, it is imperative that our clients adapt quickly. Lauren’s close work with C-suite leaders has placed her at the forefront of helping clients navigate retail’s volatile environment and uniquely qualifies her to assist senior leadership through required change.”

Ms. Shin previously worked at Egon Zehnder, where she was a partner in the firm’s global luxury, fashion & beauty practice. There, she helped develop the practice in the U.S. and led global client relationships.

Ms. Shin also held a variety of senior leadership roles at Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren and NBC Universal. Earlier in her career she was an investment banker, serving as vice president in Morgan Stanley’s mergers & acquisitions department. Her experience spans North America, Europe and Asia.

Recent Expansion

Russell Reynolds has experienced a wave of growth over the past year. Here’s a look at some key additions to the firm from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Just recently, Russell Reynolds added former AOL HR executive Stephanie Angelini as a member of its human resources officers practice. She is based in New York. In her new role, Ms. Angelini is leveraging her extensive human resources strategy experience to advise clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise recruiting HR leadership for the financial services and tech areas.

In August, former Spencer Stuart recruiter Charles Falcone took over as the new leader of Russell Reynolds’ U.S. education practice, which includes higher learning, academic medicine and digital education. He also became a member of the firm’s healthcare services team. Based in Chicago, Mr. Falcone specializes in executive search and succession planning for …

In July, Russell Reynolds named Mary-Caroline Tillman as co-leader of its global financial services practice. Based in New York, she works closely with chairpersons, chief executive officers and senior leadership teams in the financial services industry. Ms. Tillman co-leads the practice with Amanda Foster, who is based in London.

In June, Russell Reynolds named Peter L. O’Brien as the region head for Asia Pacific. He is responsible for managing the firm’s business across the region and driving growth in key markets, including China, India, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

In April, the firm added Marc de Leyritz as managing director of its global board and CEO practice. Based in Paris, Mr. de Leyritz works with multinational clients across a range of C-suite and board-related areas, including CEO search and succession, leadership development and organizational transformation.

In March, the firm added Lloyd Semple and Dan Hawksworth to its industrial, and energy & natural resources practices. Mr. Semple advises and recruits C-suite level executives for clients across a breadth of industrial segments. Mr. Hawksworth advises clients within both the firm’s industrial and energy & natural resources practices.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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