Consumer Markets

As consumers demand more transparency, brand engagement and sustainability, Heidrick & Struggles’ Consumer Markets Practice is at the forefront of industry trends to provide cutting edge counsel to clients in a wide variety of consumer sectors. From CPG search to hospitality executive search, our consumer market expertise is backed by a history of successful talent acquisition and organizational alignment.

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer.  Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions.  Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. This means having the right leadership in place is critical.

We have the ability to recruit the talent necessary to leverage established and emerging functional expertise and even entirely different roles within a company. This often means integrating the organization with talent from other industry sectors.  With broad global presence and deep sector expertise, we anticipate future needs to help clients successfully secure the right leaders who will enhance innovation within their organization.

The daily conversations and network of our global team brings understanding of leadership dynamics in growth markets and how to answer the critical questions to meet talent demand.

Backed by a team of passionate experts, we counsel clients in a variety of consumer sectors to clearly assess and identify the competencies needed for success. From building powerful brands and streamlining supply chain operations to penetrating new markets and delivering financial objectives, we are focused on helping companies realize their investment in talent for today and the future.

Since 2008, Heidrick & Struggles' Retail & Apparel team of experts have conducted more than 1,300 senior-level and board director assignments for the retail, fashion and luxury goods industries.

Consumer ProductsRetail & ApparelMedia & EntertainmentHospitality & Leisure


Stephen Schwanhausser Stephen Schwanhausser Global Managing Partner
Ben Twynam Ben Twynam Regional Managing Partner
Alain Deniau Alain Deniau Regional Managing Partner

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