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Nicole Phillips
Managing Director
New York, NY
O: 917.336.1053
M: 917.881.9528

Professional Profile

Nicole specializes in serving companies in the Retail, Consumer, Fashion, and Beauty industries. Her experience spans across a broad range of disciplines including CEOs, General Management, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Stores, Creative, and Merchandising. She also brings a depth of experience and reach in the digital world in both pure-play and e-commerce extensions of brick-and-mortar companies. Her clients include leading specialty, mass, direct-to-consumer/e-commerce retailers, and wholesale companies. They include Fortune 500 companies, Private Equity portfolio companies, and privately held and emerging entities. Nicole enjoys numerous longstanding relationships with her clients as a result of her commitment to integrity and fit and her ability to be an extension of their brands in the marketplace.

Previous Experience

Nicole joins ZRG Partners with over 21 years of executive search experience. Notably, she was a Partner in DHR International's Global Retail & Consumer Practice and a key member of the Retail Practice of CT Partners. She recruits across a diverse range of functions with an emphasis on marketing, merchandising, and digital. A former industry executive, Nicole has extensive experience with both pure-play digital firms and the e-commerce extensions of brick-and-mortar companies. Previously, Nicole was the Director of Leadership Talent at LimitedBrands, where she built their in-house executive search function and recruited numerous senior executives to the business. She has also held positions at Heidrick & Struggles and Korn Ferry. Nicole works out of the firm's New York City and New Jersey Offices.

Areas of Expertise

Nicole's areas of expertise include Marketing, Digital, and Merchandising.


She graduated from Loyola University with a BA in Business Administration and Marketing.

Hobbies & Interests

Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, skiing, and cooking.

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