E.A. Hughes Appoints Bob Marchant as Vice President
“Patience pays off, and after knowing of Bob and his unique consultative abilities for many years I am very happy that he decided to join the E.A. Hughes family”, said Elaine Hughes, CEO of E.A. Hughes & Co. “Our consultative search practice has inspired the trust and confidence in those who have worked with us, both clients and candidates. Bob has always conducted his projects the same way. As a former competitor, I have observed that, which is why I know he is such a valued addition to our team.”
Mr. Marchant brings more than 20 years of experience and leadership to the retail, fashion and consumer industries. He shifted from a 15-year career in retail to executive search based on his depth of expertise across the retail enterprise and his consultative approach. He has extensive experience recruiting across a broad range of disciplines including marketing, supply chain, merchandising, finance, operations, creative and sales. Mr. Marchant also brings a depth of functional experience in the digital world in both e-commerce extensions of brick and mortar companies and pure-play organizations.
Prior to joining E.A. Hughes & Co., he was a partner in the retail/consumer practice at DHR International. Before that, he was a principal at Korn Ferry and worked with two other Los Angeles-based boutique search firms. Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Marchant held leadership positions in the retail sector with Cost Plus World Markets and Mervyn’s Department Stores.
Mr. Marchant’s clients are based throughout the U.S. and include both public and private equity-sponsored retailers and consumer-facing brands that range from leading Fortune 500 multi-channel organizations to mid-tier companies and start-up enterprises. His track record in executive search is built upon maintaining long-term client partnerships. Mr. Marchant’s clientele has included Disney, PetSmart, Zulily, Family Dollar Stores, the Finish Line, NYX Cosmetics, MGA Entertainment, Focus Brands, Floor & Décor, Vans, Westfield Corporation and Forever 21.
“I have known Elaine for many years as a respected leader in the executive search community and a formidable competitor,” said Mr. Marchant. “Their success is based on integrity, access to the best talent in the market and providing outstanding client service with attention to detail. I am really pleased to be joining the talented E.A. Hughes team.”
Founded in 1991 by Ms. Hughes, E.A. Hughes & Co. serves clients in the retail and consumer apparel, home furnishings, beauty, digital, e-commerce, footwear and other industries. The firm is based in New York City.