About E.A. Hughes

E.A. Hughes & Co. integrates a deep and robust industry experience with a uniquely personal approach to retail and consumer executive search. Founded in 1991 by Elaine Hughes, our sole mission is to help clients put the best executive team in place. As a woman-owned business, with highly experienced women making up the majority of our executive search teams, diversity is ingrained and effortless, particularly as it relates to uncovering the experience, skills and talent of the people we identify for our clients.

People in consumer-driven businesses that are responsible for aligning their executive team to corporate goals and emerging global industry opportunities, see selecting the right person as an art form. So they turn to us, as their retail and consumer executive search firm and citizens of the global industry sectors we serve, to help define the needs of their organization and uncover the total individual, making sure the position and person address their long-term growth strategy.

To this end, the arc of our approach sweeps far beyond the traditional search process to true executive search partners. We work with clients to ensure the position supports the long-term goals of the local, regional, or global organization. We are there throughout the signing and transition process, and remain committed to ensuring a smooth adjustment and continued development of talent long after the search process concludes.

When selecting candidates, we go behind the resume, considering chemistry and fit within your organization in addition to experience and accomplishment. Our clients in the retail and consumer apparel, home furnishings, beauty, digital, e-commerce, footwear and other industries, recognize the need for our high-touch, insightful and candid approach that only industry-insider executive search partners can provide.

Our clients consistently cite us as high-integrity leaders in retail executive search, and as their partners in management.