Consumer Products

Our consumer products executive search

Team brings an average of 25 years of experience in retained executive search, and all of our Partners have global search firm backgrounds. We have recruited leaders and advised Clients on leadership issues and building out teams in a variety of sectors including packaged goods, food and beverage, durable, household goods, personal care, retail and digital advertising.

Chartwell’s consumer search Partners are hired by Clients to thoughtfully and carefully recruit key executives. In the process, we continually develop long-term relationships with Clients and candidates, and we leverage our network of high caliber consumer business and functional leaders to stay on top of trends that influence the industry. Because of our size and firm structure, we are not subject to the high volume requirements of many of our competitors. Our consumer search team focuses on executing searches for Clients, not simply selling them and then disengaging. We also recognize that each search is unique, and the market for consumer talent is highly competitive. We have more time to devote to each assignment, and conduct extensive original research, rather than solely rely on our existing network. The result is a more thorough, systemic approach to executing our searches.

We serve a broad range of Clients including large, mid-sized and small public corporations, as well as family-owned and founder-based companies and private-equity backed enterprises. Each client interaction takes on huge importance to our firm; the vast majority of our work is from existing Clients. We take the time to understand our Clients’ industries, strategies, and cultures. We produce candidates who align with our Clients’ value systems, who succeed, are promoted, and who immediately add value to a business.

Functionally, Chartwell’s consumer search practice has strength across all leadership disciplines including Chief Executive Officers, General Management and P&L leaders, marketing, sales, supply chain and operations, finance, IT, innovation and research and development.

Specific consumer search segment expertise includes:

• Natural and organic products • Sports Nutrition • Branded and Private-label food • Wholesale, retail and mass merchandisers • Private equity-backed or Founder-owned businesses • Digital advertising and media

  • President $500M private label food manufacturer

  • President & Chief Operating Officer $3B NYSE private label food manufacturer

  • Chief Operating Officer $6B privately-held global manufacturer of household cleaning supplies

  • Chief Marketing Officer $1B sports nutrition company

  • Senior Vice President & General Manager, Brand Marketing $700M branded organic snacks company

  • Vice President Quality Assurance $2.4B personal care company