Entries by E.A. Hughes

What to Watch: The CFO Rotation

According to Elaine Hughes, founder and chief executive officer of executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co., “The cfo is the financial ‘consigliere’ and strategist to the ceo as well as to the board. The job requires a new level of sophistication.” Excerpt from WWD.com – August 22, 2017 Article by: Vicki M Young (paid […]

Ralph Lauren Talks ‘Partnership’ in Naming New CEO

Excerpt from WWD, May 18, 2017ralph-lauren-talks-partnership-naming-new-ceo “But Elaine Hughes, chief executive officer of E.A. Hughes, an executive search firm, was positive about Louvet’s hiring. “The good news for most of these package goods people, the shift has happened where branding is so important, and they’re experts at that. They understand how to develop sustainable brands, […]

E.A. Hughes & Co. Places Chief Digital Officer at Citizen Watch America

April 14, 2017 – Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. has placed former Ralph Lauren executive Barbara Garces as chief digital officer (CDO) of Citizen Watch America. Recruiting partner Ann MacCarthy led the assignment. In this new role, Ms. Garces will lead the development and implementation of the company’s digital strategy across all Citizen […]

Change in Fashion’s C-suite

Excerpt from WWD.com – March 20, 2017 Article by Evan Clark (paid subscription required) “The problems plaguing the industry have more to do with the historic structural sustainability of these organizations than the single individual at the helm, particularly if at the helm there’s been a succession of changes over a short period of time,” […]

Rocky start for Coach comeback

Excerpt from Crain’s New York Business – November 10,  2014 “Coach did a phenomenal job at marketing their brand at their price point, and they were the only game in town,” said Elaine Hughes, who runs retail-executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. “Now someone’s come in and it’s competition.”   Rocky start for Coach […]