The E.A. Hughes Executive Search Team

Members of our executive search team are citizens of the industry sectors we serve. As such, we bring our unique insight, deep and robust industry experience and relationships to the benefit of each client. As founder and leader of the team, Elaine Hughes’ reputation in the marketplace – high-touch, high-integrity, insightful and candid approach – makes the E.A. Hughes team more attractive to people in the industry than the larger firms and smaller boutique firms alike. Get to know the E.A. Hughes executive search team.

Elaine Hughes

Elaine Hughes

Founder & CEO

Elaine Hughes, Founder & CEO of E.A. Hughes & Co. has never followed an expected path. Over the course of the past 23 years, Elaine and her firm have been at the forefront of early stage recruiting for the most notable companies in the fashion/consumer industry.

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Ann MacCarthy

Ann MacCarthy

Managing Partner

Ann MacCarthy has spent more than 20 years recruiting the most talented CEOs and other C-Suite and VP-level executives for her clients across all channels of distribution. People in the retail and consumer industry sectors she serves recognize that her ability to partner effectively is built on her insider experience.

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Debby Garrow

Debby Garrow

Vice President

Debby Garrow has been a student of the retail, wholesale, and the fashion business since she was a young girl. Her passion for business along with her deep knowledge and industry insider experience are what truly set her apart. Whether working on behalf of a strong merchant or a senior executive in marketing or human resources, building a strong sales team or succession planning, her collaborative approach helps her assess each client’s unique situation, then align a recruitment strategy to solve the problem.

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Mary Wahlig

Mary Wahlig

Senior Consultant

Mary Wahlig has a reputation for building long-term relationships and the ability to mine executive talent across the entire business spectrum. She strategically approaches each client engagement in a unique and highly personalized way that fully capitalizes on her depth of industry knowledge.

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Sue Phillips

Sue Phillips

Senior Associate

Sue’s particular approach to executive search is built on both her corporate and executive search experiences. As an independent search consultant, she learned to build and foster partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and retained executive search firms alike.

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