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When the biggest store in the world is a shopper’s phone, retail companies have to radically rethink the value they add. The members of the Egon Zehnder Retail Practice will help you identify your most powerful levers for differentiation — whether those involve product, supply chain, or technology — and then partner with you to build the leadership team required to make that strategy a reality. Excellence in merchandising is no longer enough; the retail leaders of today and tomorrow must thrive in a world of complexity and uncertainty, embracing data and forging new partnerships in the quest for customer loyalty. Our ability to reach across sectors can bring new perspectives and solutions to seemingly intractable problems. 

The difficulty of finding top executive talent with the needed range of competencies highlights the importance of a strong internal leadership pipeline. With our deep industry expertise and truly global reach, we can help you implement strategies to identify the next generation of retail leaders early and develop them to their full potential, or find the best-qualified leaders elsewhere, if necessary. Our emphasis on future planning extends to the top of the org chart; we work extensively with nominating committees on both CEO and director succession. 

Retail, Apparel and Luxury Goods Consultants

Kristi Maynor

Kristi Maynor

Dallas

Global Lead

Kristi Maynor leads the firm’s Global Retail Practice. She previously headed the Chief Marketing Officer Practice and has been a core member of the…

Minh-Ha Nguyen

Minh-Ha Nguyen

New York

Minh-Ha Nguyen, based in New York, serves clients in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Technology Practices and focuses on senior executive and board…

Anja Herrmann

Anja Herrmann

New York

Anja Herrmann strives to build long-lasting relationships with every client she supports. Based in New York, she has deep expertise placing,…

Akiba Smith-Francis

Akiba Smith-Francis

New York

Akiba Smith-Francis, based in New York, belongs to Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Public and Social Sector practices. Within Consumer she focuses on…

Glenn Zweig

Glenn Zweig

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Glenn Zweig is active in Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity, Technology, Consumer and Financial Officers practices.

Alison Lohr

Alison Lohr

Atlanta

Alison Lohr, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Products Practice.

Jennifer Pack McDill

Jennifer Pack McDill

Chicago

Jennifer Pack McDill, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice. She is a trusted advisor to clients…

Elizabeth Noyes

Elizabeth Noyes

Chicago

Elizabeth Noyes draws on her human capital and organizational transformation experience as an active member of our Services and Human Resources…

Artemio Garza

Artemio Garza

Miami

Artemio Garza leads the firm´s Chief Communications Officers practice in North America and is a core member of the Marketing and Digital practices.

Caroline Lombardi

Caroline Lombardi

Miami

Caroline Lombardi, based in Miami, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Services and Consumer Practices. She applies her extensive hands-on industry experience…

Brent Magnuson

Brent Magnuson

Dallas

Brent Magnuson, based in Dallas, focuses on CEO succession, C-Suite and Board work. He led Egon Zehnder’s global Retail…

Brian Reinken

Brian Reinken

Dallas

Brian Reinken is a leader in the CEO and Board practices at Egon Zehnder, with vast experience across the consumer and technology sectors and a…

Heather O’Keefe

Heather O’Keefe

Houston

Based in Houston, Heather O’Keefe leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Consumer Products Practice and is a member of the Firm’s Board and Chief Executive…

Francisco Sagredo

Francisco Sagredo

Toronto

Francisco Sagredo believes that the best way to effect change at the macro level is to have highly capable, engaged, and empowered individuals in…

David Ain

David Ain

Toronto

David Ain, based in Toronto, focuses on C-suite and board succession, search, and assessment. He works extensively for large and midmarket Canadian…

Drew McFeetors

Drew McFeetors

Toronto, Calgary

Drew McFeetors, based in Toronto, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officer Practice in Canada and is an active member of the Financial Services and…

Thought Leadership on Retail, Apparel and Luxury Goods

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Purpose and Optimism: The Mission for Brand Marketers in a Time of Crisis

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The Amazon Effect

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Technology & Communications

Egon Zehnder hosted an intimate roundtable discussion on the impact of Amazon’s second headquarters, with a focus on the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region… Read more

Hiding in Plain Sight: Accelerating Disruption of China's Retail Landscape

Hiding in Plain Sight: Accelerating Disruption of China's Retail Landscape

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Food Processing – Food Industry Disruption Spells Opportunity for Ingredients Companies

Sustainability

The combination of 3G Capital’s ongoing acquisitions, margin pressure from discounters like Aldi and Lidl and the expectations of activist investors has thrown consumer… Read more

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