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Brian Meany
Managing Partner
Global Retail Practice Leader
New York, NY
O: +1.212.913.9625 ext.162
M: +1.646.510.2404

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Brian leads the firm’s Global Retail Practice. He specializes in the recruitment of CEOs, Boards of Directors, and C-suite leaders. His retail client work includes Omnichannel Retailers, Specialty, Mass, Department Stores, Pure Play Digital, Restaurants, Food & Drug, Hospitality, and Leisure. In addition to retail, he has broad experience recruiting leaders in Consumer Products. Brian's clients include publicly held, private, private equity-backed, and founder-led models.

Previous Experience

In his 30-plus years of executive search, Brian spent 25 years as Managing Director with Herbert Mines Associates, focused on retail and consumer client work. He also led their Globe Search Group partnership, working with international partners and clients. He began his career at Korn Ferry International and Norman Broadbent International.

Areas of Expertise

Brian's C-suite work includes depth recruiting Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Chief Financial Officers, and functional leaders in Merchandising, Marketing, Digital/e-Commerce, Store Operations, Supply Chain, Human Resources, and Technology. His category experience is broad and includes softlines and fashion, hardlines, home, accessories, footwear, and grocery. Brian has significant experience recruiting portfolio company leaders for private equity clients, including assessing teams for new and potential acquisitions and building teams to support growth and exit strategies.

Education

Brian earned his bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Hobbies and Interests

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, traveling, and playing golf.