People challenges are business challenges. E.A. Hughes & Co. partners with TGC to provide clients with a unified approach to these complex issues. Together, they work to solve the client’s organizational and leadership challenges with a long-range solution, not just a short-term fix.

TGC, headed by Kevin Mullaney, CEO and Steve Goldberg, President, offers a full range of consulting services to retail, ecommerce wholesale and omni-channel businesses, as well as investment firms focused on the consumer sector. Their team brings “best of breed” resources to bear on every functional area of the business.

Their insight and experience, as well as their extensive relationships with the people in the industry, provide clients with a level of service that is simply unmatched. Their consulting services cover a broad range of retail business issues from strategic planning, organization assessment, real estate, store design and construction, to inventory planning, control and allocation, from assortment planning and sourcing, to visual merchandising and retail marketing, and all aspects of store operations and back office support.

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Our global executive search partners are bound by a commitment to serve client interests first and foremost. We pledge to abide by a professionalism that upholds the integrity, quality and reliability of our IRC advisor peers working across our global enterprise.

‘The IRC Way’ is our plan for guiding your search assignment, talent mapping or other human capital project to a successful outcome and our collaboration to a point of greater trust, enduring business value and mutual growth and understanding.

The key tenets of ‘The IRC Way’ call us to pledge our unique IRC Promise, Process and Performance when it comes to serving you, our valued client and business partner.


We will ask you questions you may not have contemplated before, and we invite you to do the same. We will listen and dedicate ourselves to knowing your industry, your business, your competitors and your team. We will put you first.


We will demonstrate clearly how we interview and develop key interview criteria on every assignment. We will treat executive candidates and others we interact with on your behalf with grace and dignity. We will carefully project-manage each assignment and provide timely progress updates and revealing candidate evaluation reports. And when the search is done, we will ask how we could have done it better.


We know that every search assignment must elevate business performance. That is why we commit to shorten ‘time to recruit’ and measure the effectiveness of our partnership.