Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by leaders who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in consumer shopping habits all affect the type of leader that retailers need.
E.A. Hughes & Co., a division of Solomon Page specializing in retail and consumer-focused executive search, has partnered with apparel company Perry Ellis in identifying and placing Lynn Flynn as its chief operating officer. Managing director Ann