Entries by E.A. Hughes

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 […]

J. Crew’s Challenge: What’s it Worth?

Excerpt from WWD.com – June 5, 2014 Still, Elaine Hughes, president of executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co., said Lyons should not be overlooked. “The investment community needs to get over their infatuation with the single-genius theory,” she said. “Mickey Drexler’s success with J. Crew is well documented and at some point would be […]