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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 CEO's, 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, privately held and emerging entities. Nicole enjoys numerous longstanding relationships with her clients as a result of her commitment to integrity, 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 as a key member of the Retail Practice of CT Partners. She recruits across a diversity 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

Marketing, Digital, Merchandising


BA, Loyola University Business Administration Marketing

Hobbies & Interests

Spending time with family and friends, traveling, skiing, cooking