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In the Industry
Victoria’s Secret Close to Naming CEO
Jaimee Marshall, EVP, shares her thoughts on how companies and start-ups are changing the experience of bra shopping and what that means for the next CEO of Victoria's Secret.
WWD 11.16.18
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Placements in the News
5 Top Women Transforming Retail
Monica Arnaudo and other female leaders are challenging retail to move into new ways of doing business
Retail Dive - 10.15.18
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Placements in the News
Tandy Leather Factory (TLF) announces resignation of CEO Shannon Greene and President Mark Angus; Janet Carr named as new CEO
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our latest placement, Janet Carr as CEO of Tandy Leather Factory.
Street Insider 10.4.18
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In the Industry
Penney’s Picks Jill Soltau as Next CEO to Lead Turnaround Efforts
“I’m a little sad that she is now off the active candidate list, but Penney’s just got a terrific executive.” - Kirk Palmer, CEO.
WWD 10.3.18
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Executive Insights
Michael Kors to kickstart Versace’s global growth
Caroline Pill shares her thoughts on Michael Kors Holdings' $2 billion acquisition of Versace and what it means for the future of the brand.
Drapers 9.26.18
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Executive Insights
What Skills Do Retail Leaders Need Today?
Vice President, Caroline Pill shared her thoughts on what expertise retail leaders need in today's industry.
Drapers 9.14.18
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Executive Insights
Smaller Brands Explore Life Beyond Luxury Groups
“Not every business is meant to be Gucci big — and that’s OK," stated Caroline Pill, Executive Recruiter.
WWD - 8.28.18
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Placements in the News
Credo Hires Dawn Dobras as CEO
KPA is proud to announce our latest placement, Dawn Dobras.
WWD - 7.31.18
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Executive Insights
Sephora CEO Hunt Highlights Beauty's Radical Evolution
Vice President, Lindsay Stevens provided her thoughts on the evolution of the beauty industry and its broad range of consumers.
WWD - 7.26.18
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Executive Insights
UK high street in danger of 'talent exodus'
Caroline Pill, Vice President, discussed the globalization of fashion retail and what that means for retailers seeking talent.
Drapers 6.25.18
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In the Industry
J.C. Penney's Latest Challenge: CEO to Exit
CEO, Kirk Palmer shared his thoughts on Marvin Ellison's departure.
WWD - 5.23.18
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Placements in the News
Meet Famous Footwear's New Woman in Power
KPA is proud to announce our placement, Molly Adams as President of Famous Footwear.
Footwear News 5.10.18
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Executive Insights
Stores Go Out of The Box
Executive Vice President, Jaimee Marshall discussed how department stores are looking at other sectors to find talent.
WWD- 4.24.18
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Executive Insights
As Laws Prohibiting Salary History Disclosure Gain Steam, Retailers Face Challenges
Debra Schwartzfarb, VP, discussed the new salary history laws and the impact on the retail industry.
WWD- 4.9.18
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Executive Insights
The New Corporate Dilemma
Kyle Rudy, SVP, shared his thoughts on how a lack of inclusivity in the top ranks of a company can be harmful in more ways than one.
Footwear News 4.2.18
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Placements in the News
Christopher & Banks Names Keri Jones CEO
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Keri Jones.
WWD - 02.05.2018
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Executive Insights
How to Spend The Tax Windfall
"It’s a perfect time to aggressively invest in new executive talent to lead through the huge changes every company has to address...," stated Kirk Palmer, CEO.
WWD - 01.29.2018
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Executive Insights
What Makes a Great Fashion CEO?
"You need to be able to navigate creatives and other types of personalities which makes fashion and luxury magic...," stated Caroline Pill, VP.
BOF - 01/29/2018
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In the Industry
YNAP deal to 'future-proof' Richemont
Caroline Pill, Executive Recruiter, discussed Richemont's bid to buy Yoox Net-a-Porter Group.
DRAPERSONLINE.COM - 01.23.2018
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Press Releases
Famous Footwear's President to Retire
Kirk Palmer Associates has been retained to assist in the search for Rick Ausick's successor.
SGB Media - 01/23/2018
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In the Industry
Wal-Mart Taps Judith McKenna
Jaimee Marshall, EVP, discussed her thoughts on the hiring of women CEO's in the business world.
WWD - 01/18/2018
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Executive Insights
The New Roles in Fashion Retail
Caroline Pill shared her thoughts on how the industry changes are shaping careers today.
DRAPERSONLINE.COM - 01/11/2018
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Executive Insights
Luxury in 2018: Special Outlook Edition
“Retail can no longer be seen in a silo, but needs to be included in the broader consumer journey," stated Caroline Pill, Executive Recruiter.
Luxury Daily - 01/04/2018
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In the Industry
Destination Maternity Updates on CEO Transition Plan
KPA is proud to partner with Destination Maternity on their search for a Chief Executive Officer.
CISION - 01/03/2018
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Executive Insights
What to Watch: The 2018 Forecast
CEO, Kirk Palmer discussed the widespread and significant executive changes that happened in 2017.
WWD - 01/02/2018
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Executive Insights
Big Beauty Executives Catch Entrepreneurial Itch
Lindsay Stevens, VP, shared her thoughts on why beauty executives are heading to smaller brands and start-ups.
WWD - 11/29/2017
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Executive Insights
Finding The Right Person for The Job
Jaimee Marshall, Executive Vice President, did a Q & A with Stores Magazine about what is going on in the industry today.
Stores Magazine - 11/02/2017
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Executive Insights
The Hunt’s on at Burberry
Caroline Pill, VP, shared her thoughts on finding Christopher Bailey's successor.
WWD - 11/01/2017
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In the Industry
Gass Named Kohl’s CEO
Founder, Kirk Palmer spoke highly about Michelle Gass being appointed the CEO of Kohl's.
WWD - 09/27/2017
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Executive Insights
Caroline Pill Discusses the State of Luxury Recruiting
Caroline Pill, VP, shared her thoughts on the current state of executive search in the luxury industry.
Luxury Daily - 09/13/2017
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Executive Insights
Facing the Threat of a Post-Brexit Talent Drain
VP, Caroline Pill discussed what Brexit means for talent in London.
DRAPERSONLINE.COM - 08/25/2017
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Executive Insights
The CFO Rotation
SVP, Adelle Kirk shared her thoughts on what entices CFOs to work in other sectors.
WWD - 08/22/2017
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Executive Insights
Luxury Eyes New-Generation CEOs to Court Millennial Consumer
“It seems that what’s been working in the past no longer works now,” stated Caroline
Pill, SVP.
WWD - 08/14/2017
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Executive Insights
Why are Retailers Hiring Strategy Directors?
Caroline Pill, VP, spoke about the role of strategy directors in the retail industry.
DRAPERSONLINE.COM - 08/09/2017
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Executive Insights
Pay Day: Big Bucks For Top Executives
CEO, Kirk Palmer discussed his thoughts on the sky-high compensations in the industry.
WWD - 08/01/2017
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Executive Insights
CFOs Feel the Heat as Retail Transforms
“It’s an exhausting job and a lot of good talent is being enticed away to other industries where there is more room to play & innovate...," stated Adelle Kirk, SVP.
WWD - 07/12/2017
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Executive Insights
Global Fashion Eyes Beauty to Source Talent
Kirk Palmer's Think Tank on what skills beauty talent can bring to fashion.
WWD - 06/13/2017
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Executive Insights
For American Fashion, A Changing of the Guard
Caroline Pill provided her thoughts on what it takes to make succession planning successful, especially when dealing with founder-led fashion brands.
BOF - 05/23/2017
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Maureen Chiquet on Work-Life Balance & Purging her Chanel-Filled Closet
Kirk Palmer Associates hosted a dinner celebrating women in retail and to promote Maureen Chiquet's new book.
WWD - 04/25/2017
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Executive Insights
Victor Luis Continues as CEO, and it is Believed Brand Presidents Would Report Directly to Him
Jaimee Marshall, EVP, shared her thoughts on Josh Schulman's next potential career move.
WWD - 04/06/2017
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Executive Insights
Anxiety Over Trade with the US is Building Among Designers
Caroline Pill, VP, shared her thoughts on the uncertainty around Brexit as well as the border adjustment tax and the toll it will have on the industry.
WWD - 04/06/2017
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Press Releases
Kirk Palmer Expands Search Practice
We are excited to announce that Caroline Pill & Alex Montefalco have joined our company. This is an exciting time as we expand our search practice.
WWD - 01/10/2017
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Placements in the News
Lacrosse Unlimited Reels In Michael Kors E-Commerce Talent
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Jeanette Miller.
10/10/2016
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Placements in the News
Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Michelle Gloeckler Chief Merchandising Officer
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Michelle Gloeckler.
Academy Sports + Outdoors - 08/04/2016
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Executive Insights
Chief Marketers Depart from the Retail Ranks
“Retail operations are always relentless about attracting, retaining & servicing their customers & that’s putting pressure on marketing departments,” said Jaimee Marshall.
WWD - 04/12/2016
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Executive Insights
Recruiters Reveal Qualities Execs Need to Lead C-Suite During Tough Times
CEO, Kirk Palmer shared his thoughts on the most important qualities needed to lead a company.
WWD - 04/07/2016
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Placements in the News
Michelle Kessler-Sanders Tapped as Calvin Klein Collection President
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Michelle Kessler-Sanders.
WWD - 10/01/2015
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Placements in the News
Janice Sullivan Tapped as Rebecca Taylor President
KPA is proud to announce our placement, Janice Sullivan.
WWD - 08/04/2015
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Placements in the News
Logistics Movers: Lands’ End Names Hyatt Chief Supply Chain Officer
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Scott Hyatt.
WSJ - 06/11/2015
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Placements in the News
Anne Klein Taps Liz Fraser as CEO
KPA is proud to announce our placement, Liz Fraser.
WWD - 05/01/2015
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Placements in the News
Kenneth Cole Productions Has Named Marc Schneider CEO
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Marc Schneider.
WWD - 02/19/2015
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Placements in the News
Colleen Kelly Joins Alex Apparel as CEO
KPA is proud to announce our placement, Colleen Kelly.
WWD - 02/18/2015
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Placements in the News
Johnnie-O Names Dave Gatto CEO
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Dave Gatto.
WWD - 01/20/2015
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Placements in the News
Trans World Entertainment Names Michael Feurer as Chief Executive Officer
KPA is proud to announce our placement, Michael Feurer.
Bloomberg - 09/03/2014
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Placements in the News
Lisa Rhodes Joins Rue La La
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Lisa Rhodes.
WWD - 07/17/2014
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Placements in the News
Bill Bettencourt Appointed Global General Manager At RVCA
KPA is proud to announce our placement, Bill Bettencourt.
TRANSWORLD Business - 05/05/2014
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Placements in the News
Lynne Koplin Joins J Brand as President
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Lynne Koplin.
WWD - 03/25/2014
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Placements in the News
Stuart Weitzman Names François Kress Global President
KPA is proud to announce our placement, François Kress.
WWD - 12/04/2013
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Placements in the News
Diane von Furstenberg Names EVP of Accessories
Kirk Palmer Associates are proud to announce our placement, Michelle Ryan.
WWD - 09/04/2013
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Executive Insights
J.C. Penney Wins Battle; Struggles Remain
CEO, Kirk Palmer shared his thoughts on potential CEO candidates for J.C. Penney Co.
WWD - 08/13/2013
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In the Industry
Lord & Taylor Execs Play Musical Chairs
Kirk Palmer shared his thoughts on Liz Rodbell, who has been promoted to President.
CRAIN'S - 06/18/2013
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Placements in the News
Tracy Gardner Named CEO of Delia's
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Tracy Gardner.
WWD - 05/30/2013
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Executive Insights
Reed Krakoff Exiting Coach to Focus on Own Line
Kirk Palmer, CEO, discussed the departure of both Reed Krakoff and Lew Frankfort leaving Coach.
WWD - 04/24/2013
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Placements in the News
Thomas Speight to be CEO of 2(x)ist
Kirk Palmer is proud to announce our placement, Thomas Speight.
WWD - 04/17/2013
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Executive Insights
Retail Industry Short on Star Executives
Kirk Palmer discussed certain reasons why the retail industry has a lack of talent at the executive level.
WSJ – 04/09/2013
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Placements in the News
Erin Stern to Become CMO for Maurices Brand
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Erin Stern.
WWD – 03/25/2013
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Placements in the News
David Kutas Named President of Retail at DVF
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, David Kutas.
WWD – 02/28/2013
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Executive Insights
J.C. Penney Banks on Home in Turnaround
Jaimee Marshall, EVP, shared her thoughts on JCP's aggressive recruiting as of late.
WWD – 02/26/2013
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Placements in the News
Lisa Rhodes Joins Dots as CEO
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our most recent placement, Lisa Rhodes.
WWD – 08/15/2012
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Executive Insights
Fashion Talent Race: Executive Pay Soars
Kirk Palmer, CEO, shared his thoughts on how executive compensation has soared which puts pressure on the board.
WWD – 07/30/2012
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Placements in the News
Jones Group Names Scott Bowman to Global Post
Kirk Palmer Associates is proud to announce our placement, Scott Bowman.
WWD – 06/28/2012
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Placements in the News
Trina Turk Taps Rob Trauber as President
KPA is proud to announce our placement, Rob Trauber.
Daily - 04/17/2012
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In the Industry
Joshua Schulman to head Bergdorf Goodman
Kirk Palmer shared his thoughts on Joshua Schulman being named President.
CRAIN'S - 04/11/2012
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Executive Insights
Executive Changes Stir Retail Industry
CEO, Kirk Palmer spoke about the many changes of leadership happening in the industry and shared his thoughts on why it's happening.
WWD – 02/21/2012
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In the Industry
Brendan Hoffman to Take Reins at Bon-Ton
Jaimee Marshall shared her thoughts on Brendan Hoffman becoming President and CEO of Bon-Ton Stores.
WWD – 01/24/2012
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