Consumer Products

As a global leader representing some of the world’s most recognizable brands, Heidrick & Struggles’ Consumer Products team has deep experience recruiting senior business and functional leadership and advising boards of directors on CEO succession, board effectiveness and other leadership issues.  We understand the myriad issues confronting today’s consumer facing businesses and with knowledge of the talent across the spectrum.

Our experts create talent strategies that will impact long-term business competitiveness in a variety of areas, including:

  • Acquiring new leadership, whether it be a CEO or any of a CEO’s direct reports
  • Broader contribution of the CMO and collaboration with IT
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Product innovation
  • Retailer consolidation
  • Evolution of private label as a real brand
  • Pricing and trade promotions
  • Supplier collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Emerging markets

We work with a diverse array of consumer products executives from large blue chip multinationals and regional/domestic leaders to smaller, often private equity backed mid-cap or start-up organizations.  We provide full circle solutions around the entire talent and leadership lifecycle in specialized industries, including: food and beverage manufacturing and distribution, household and personal care, durable goods and general merchandise. 


Klaus Halsig Klaus Halsig Partner
Nancie Lataille Nancie Lataille Partner

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