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Consumer & Retail Executive Search

Industry-Leading Executive Recruiters for the Consumer Sector

As a top executive recruiting firm, we have a 40+ year history recruiting transformational consumer products and retail executives who drive value creation for private equity-backed, founder-led, and public companies. We understand the needs of our clients span the gamut from professionalizing a founder-led business to taking a business through a transaction, and everything that comes in between. We also understand the qualities of a successful private equity consumer executive, as well as the unique qualities that make a successful public company consumer executive.

At JM Search, we bring to each search a mix of specialized industry insights, strategic understanding of organizations and cultures, and a forward-looking view in finding top-flight consumer and retail executives who will help drive the value creation process. Our ability to navigate the highly competitive and ever-changing consumer landscape has allowed us to become a preferred retained executive search partner for companies seeking proven consumer executives.

Recruiting Executives Across Key Sectors of  Consumer Products & Retail

Our deep-rooted consumer industry expertise allows us to quickly complete executive searches with a diverse, qualified field of candidates focused on organizational performance, leadership, and innovation. Our team of highly experienced search consultants include former Fortune 500 executives and executive search consultants who have recruited in the consumer sector for decades. Collectively, we possess relationships and expertise across all consumer markets, which enable us to advise our clients on executive talent needs both short- and long-term, and consistently deliver the best leaders.

The Consumer Team has proven expertise in successfully recruiting roles across the following consumer products and retail sectors:

Our Search Process for Consumer & Retail Executives

At the foundation of our search process are relationships, trust, and a commitment to excellence. Unlike many other executive search firms, we remain committed to a partner-led approach, ensuring that our most experienced recruiters are actively leading and recruiting to ensure superior results for clients. Clients also benefit from our:

  • Industry specialization and functional expertise 
  • Access to the best talent with very few “off limits” restrictions
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an essential criterion in our mission to recruit for our clients and for our firm
  • Complete client focus by limiting the number of searches conducted at a time by the lead recruiter
  • Exhaustive kick-off process to understand the unique needs of each client
  • Rigorous assessment and due diligence early in the process


Executive Positions Recruited:

CEO, Board & President | CFO & Financial Leaders | COO & Operations Leaders | CIO, CTO, CISO & Technology | Chief Product Officer | CHRO, HR, Talent & Diversity | CMO, Marketing & Sales | Legal, Compliance & Risk

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