Molly Bell, Principal

A nationally recognized figure among senior management in the industry, Molly Bell has spent almost 40 years in the executive search field where her recruiting activities have encompassed all major functional areas of the retail business. Her assignments have included senior management positions ranging from chief executive, president and chief operating officers to vice presidents in every function of the business.

Before joining Kirk Palmer Associates in 1999, Molly spent many years in executive search with Levy Kerson, Kenzer and Business Careers. Earlier she was Director of Executive Placement for the Associated Merchandising Corporation. Molly began her retail career at B. Altman. Later she served as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Intimate Apparel and Children’s wear at Bonwit Teller.

Highly social and appreciative of everything Manhattan has to offer, Molly’s calendar is full almost every night of the week. She’s an avid theatre patron with season tickets to everything from off-off-Broadway to Broadway.