bob marchant

Managing Director

Bob Marchant is a seasoned executive search leader who brings more than twenty years of experience and leadership to the retail, fashion and consumer industries.  Bob successfully transitioned from a 15-year career in the retail industry to executive search based on his depth of expertise across the retail enterprise and his consultative approach to address the unique cultural and operating needs of his clients.  He has extensive experience recruiting across a broad range of disciplines including marketing, supply chain, merchandising, finance, operations, creative and sales.  Bob 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.

Bob’s clients are based throughout the United States 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.  Bob’s successful track record in executive search is based upon maintaining long term client partnerships.   His widespread network of relationships and industry expertise provides an effective platform to partner effectively with his clients.  Bob’s clients have included Disney, PetSmart, Zulily, Family Dollar Stores, The Finish Line, NYX Cosmetics, MGA Entertainment, Focus Brands, Floor & Décor, Vans, Westfield Corporation and Forever 21.

Prior to joining E.A. Hughes & Co. as a Vice President, Bob was a Partner in the retail/consumer practice at DHR International, a Principal at Korn Ferry and worked with two other Los Angeles based boutique search firms.  Prior to his career in executive search, Bob held several leadership positions in the retail industry with Cost Plus World Markets and Mervyn’s Department Stores.

Bob graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in history and education.  He taught at the high school level in the Cincinnati public school system.

contact details

telephone: +1 (212) 689-4600 – New York
telephone: +1 (310) 776-0996 – Los Angeles, CA

areas of expertise

Supply Chain
Product Development
General Management
Private Equity
US / Global