Korn Ferry
Melissa Reed

Melissa Reed



Ms. Reed has twenty years’ experience of retail, executive search and talent management and has successfully completed many assignments for a wide range of international publicly quoted and private clients, both founder led and private equity backed.

Ms. Reed places candidates in senior commercial leadership roles, most often in general management and particularly for CEO and executive board positions. In addition she has recruited key functional leadership roles for leading fashion, luxury, online, grocery and health & beauty companies.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Reed was a consultant at a leading international search firm and directly involved in the development of its retail practice. Her career in executive search began at a pan-European search firm, specialising in retail & consumer goods following a career in fashion retail in human resources and operations.

Leveraging her own industry experience, Ms. Reed has a deep understanding of the specific challenges facing retail & consumer clients and her global knowledge and network from both her corporate and search experience gives her access to the most talented individuals.

Ms. Reed graduated from University College London with a BA (Hons) in English and History of Art. She also holds a Law Diploma from City University.