Gerri Kies, Executive Vice President, Retail and Consumer, based in San Francisco, California brings more than 20 years of experience in executive recruiting and corporate human resource leadership roles to the team. Prior to joining The Elliot Group, Gerri led successful practices for two retained search firms in both public and private companies, including consumer branded goods, retail, luxury retail, foodservice, manufacturing, high-tech consumer products and financial services. Her extensive senior level human resources experience includes leading Fortune 500 Companies PepsiCo, Macy’s, and Nations Credit. Gerri has recruited executives, for 7-Eleven, Neiman Marcus, QuikTrip, Match.com, Bank of America, AutoNation, Kaiser Permanente, and Wal-Mart in a broad range of executive positions, including C-level sales, marketing, digital media, human resources, operations, and finance. Gerri completed her Bachelor Degree in Administration from Austin College and holds a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay area, she is active in SHRM, Women’s Foodservice Forum, National Restaurant Association, American Society of Compensation and Benefits, American Society of Training, and Development.