Odgers Berndtson, the 6th largest global executive search firm, has hired Nicole Phillips as a Partner in the firm's Retail and Consumer Practices.

"We're delighted to have Nicole with us," said Diane Lavietes, Head of Odgers Berndtson's Retail and Consumer Practices in the U.S. "As we expand our reach in the U.S., having someone with Nicole's 20+ years of executive search experience is a real win for Odgers."

Nicole joins Odgers Berndtson from DHR International where she was a Partner in the Global Retail & Consumer Practices. She recruits across a diversity of functions with an emphasis on marketing, merchandising and digital. A former industry executive, Nicole has extensive experience with both pure-play digital firms and the e-Commerce extensions of brick-and-mortar companies. Previously the Director of Leadership Talent at LimitedBrands, she built their in-house executive search function and recruited numerous senior executives to the business. She has also held positions at CTPartners, Heidrick & Struggles, and Korn Ferry. Nicole is based in the firm's New York City Office.

"As one of the fastest growing search firms in the country, Odgers Berndtson has significant momentum," said Nicole. "I'm thrilled to be part of the team and look forward to playing my part in further strengthening the Consumer and Retail Practices."

For more than 50 years, Odgers Berndtson has delivered executive search, leadership assessment, and development strategies to the world's biggest and best organizations. Odgers Berndtson's 250+ partners cover more than 50 sectors and operate out of 59 offices in 29 countries. The U.S. wing of the firm launched in 2011 and has grown rapidly, now ranking 11th in Hunt Scanlon's list of top 50 search firms in the Americas. Odgers Berndtson currently has U.S. offices in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

SOURCE: Press release