The Elliot Group supports a wide range of retail clients
by crossing all functional disciplines from the start-up phase
through Fortune 50 companies.

We recognize that clients want creative and conceptual retailers who understand how to leverage brand image, customer service and quality products to gain a competitive advantage. Additionally, our expertise lies in identifying those executives with the merchandising sense to anticipate customer needs by developing brand equity, team builders who can recruit, train and motivate a productive staff, hands-on store executives who can enhance revenues while controlling costs and shrinkage, and sophisticated professionals who create value through selection, quality, service, and pricing.

Our vast experience covers department, specialty, mass, grocery, drug, convenience, and big box organizations. The success of our practice is based upon meeting the specific and special needs of this exciting and dynamic industry. Our commitment to each client is to provide “star” quality placements.

Areas of Expertise:

  • CEOs, C-Suite and Presidents
  • Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents
  • Board Members
  • Talent Benchmarking
  • Senior Directors and Directors
  • Multi-Unit Division and Regional Managers
  • International

Functional Areas:

  • Operations
  • Finance and Information Technology
  • Sales, Marketing, Merchandising and Advertising
  • Human Resources, Training and Organizational Development
  • Real Estate and Development
  • Legal, Licensing and Loss Prevention
  • Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Distribution


Recently Completed Searches:

  • Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer:
    • 1,500+ U.S. locations
    • Full-service hair salon franchise
    • Internationally-based company
  • Chief Financial Officer:
    • Lifestyle retailer in the urban fashion market
    • High growth
    • Private equity backed
  • Chief Operating Officer:
    • 250+ company-owned locations
    • International multi-brand discount department store
    • Lead, strategic operations position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Regional Vice President:
    • Six operations searches supporting 1,500+ locations
    • Leading provider of early childhood education and care