Suzy Stewart: Executive Search Consultant, North America

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Suzy Stewart

Suzy Stewart is a Partner headquartered in DHR International’s New York office, where she is a senior member of DHR’s Retail/Consumer, Human Resource, and Board & CEO Practices; and has also served as a Global Sector Leader, Exectuive Vice President, and Managing Director. Read more >

Suzy Stewart is a Partner headquartered in DHR International’s New York office, where she is a senior member of DHR’s Retail/Consumer, Human Resource, and Board & CEO Practices; and has also served as a Global Sector Leader, Executive Vice President, and Managing Director.

Awarded DHR’s Outstanding Consultant award, her successful track record and reputation is based upon her long term client partnerships, as well as her ability to serve executive talent needs across the entire retail enterprise. The strength of her personal relationships and extensive talent network, her depth of industry knowledge, and her strategic, consultative approach provide a unique platform to effectively partner with both clients and candidates alike.

With nearly 25 years of first-hand retail industry and international experience, and having held officer-level positions in three multi-billion dollar, publicly traded retail companies, Suzy’s diversified background includes some of the most notable names in the retail and fashion industries, including Federated Department Store divisions (Bloomingdale’s), Lord & Taylor, and Ann Taylor. Her retail expertise was focused on merchandising and marketing, and she is noted as an expert in the arena of private label product development and international sourcing.

Over her retail career, Suzy served several times as a corporate officer, and was also appointed to the executive committee of Bloomingdales and Brook’s Fashions. Her senior management and merchandising responsibilities included Assistant to the Chairman (managing all soft lines), Chief Merchandising Officer, Senior Vice President- General Merchandise Manager, Regional Director of Stores and President of a private label (wholesale) manufacturing firm. For five years she also managed international consulting practice, working with the firms of Arthur Andersen and Senn Delaney.

Suzy’s search career began in 1997 when she joined Korn/Ferry International, and since she has conducted searches for board directors and all C-level positions; as well as functional heads of human resource, digital/ecommerce, marketing, merchandising, sourcing & product design,  supply chain, real estate, corporate and field operations, and technology.  

As a long term veteran of the retail and manufacturing industry, she is noted for her consultative thought leadership and considered a specialist in senior level recruiting for specialty and department stores, big box, direct to consumer, wholesale and manufacturing. Suzy’s clients span a broad spectrum of retail, wholesale and consumer products ranging from Fortune 100 companies to venture backed start-ups.

Suzy’s marquis client partnerships represent a combination of public and equity backed global, national, and regional retailers, including: Ann Taylor, Ascena, Chico’s, Cole Haan, J Crew, LL Bean, LVMH, Macy’s, jcpenney, Rite Aid, Rooms to Go, Yankee Candle, Sur La Table, Home Depot, AutoZone, O’Reilly Automotive and many others of note.

Over her career, Suzy has established herself as a highly-respected member of the retail, wholesale and consumer communities. She has been quoted and featured in major trade publications, been a feature speaker at CEO and industry conferences and participated on numerous special projects and task forces. < Read less

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New York | North America
March 2012 | Case Studies

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