Whether you are a specialty retailer or a global giant, the ability to attract, develop, and retain dynamic leadership is critical to shaping your future. But new technology, omni-channel retail, market power shifts, and ever-changing consumer habits are continually redefining the type of leadership needed to succeed in today’s retail space. Our retail leaders must possess unique and exacting skill sets with cross-cultural understanding; the agility to integrate digital, social, and e-commerce market trends to drive growth, the capacity to develop strategy beyond their own experience, and the ability to influence and inspire even in the face of an unknown future. They must lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and decisively respond to market ambiguity. Needless to say, finding leaders and experts who fit all of these bills is a tall order.

Our Retail Sector experts help companies attract, develop, and retain best-in-class talent. Our extensive experience includes department and specialty stores, direct to consumer retailers, grocery, pharmacy/health, general merchandise, apparel, luxury goods and more. We understand the competencies and skill sets required of retail leaders and how to strategically align them with your business. We develop future leaders through proven solutions that identify executive potential and accelerate readiness. And we structure (and restructure) organizations to respond to rapid change, build cultures of communication, create reward strategies that incentivize employees, keep shareholders and the public happy – and develop experienced and agile leadership teams that will lead the retail sector into a promising and exciting future.




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