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Ann MacCarthy has spent more than 20 years in executive search recruiting the most talented CEOs and other C-suite and VP-level executives for her clients across all channels of distribution in the retail and consumer industry sectors. Clients seek her out because of her reputation for passion, client engagement and quality delivery of talented executives who can drive brand growth. They recognize the value of her comprehensive understanding of strategies, operations and management structures of retail and consumer products companies, and appreciate her unique and candid approach to their distinctive internal client management and organizational issues. She has extensive experience across a broad range of disciplines including General Management, Marketing and Digital, Supply Chain, Merchandising, Sales, Finance and Operations. Clients have included HanesBrands, J.C. Penney, Citizen Watch Company, Renfro Corporation, Levi Straus & Co., NYDJ, Ascena, and private equity firms such as Advent International and Sun Capital. Ann successfully transitioned from a 15-year career in Human Resources in Consumer Products. She is highly regarded as a thought leader in the retail and fashion industry and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. A native of New York, Ann earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Pace University. E.A. Hughes & Co. has in the past few years been named on the Forbes List of Top Executive Recruiters as well Hunt Scanlon’s list of Top 60 Search Firms. In November 2018, E.A. Hughes & Co. was acquired by Solomon Page, a specialty niche provider of staffing and executive search services organized across a variety of functions and industries.


Managing Director


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