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CONSUMER: ON’S SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVE PLACEMENTS IN H1 2021
ON Partners placements across a variety of consumer sectors and marketplaces continue to rise in the first half of 2021
With consumers now having more access to technology and data than ever before, organizations in the consumer sector must be nimble, adapt quickly, and work in real time to create value for customers. Recently ranked in Executive Search Review’s list of Top 40 Cyber Technology Search Firms, ON continues to bring its well-established expertise in technology and digital to the consumer sector. The consumer practice team at ON Partners experienced 136% revenue growth in the last two years, contributing to the firm’s overall 89.3% growth over the previous three-year period.
ON Partners works with companies across the board in a variety of consumer products & service sectors such as retail, hospitality & travel, online marketplaces, and QSR. During the first half of 2021, ON Partners consultants made high-level executive placements across a wide range of consumer organizations, including ADT, Babylist, Crocs, Frontdoor, Lululemon, Papa John’s, Sonos, and Viking River Cruises.
According to Lynda Robey, who brings to ON Partners more than 20 years of consumer services and digital experience, “When you look at who’s at the top of these organizations, it’s the most diverse cross-industry group we’ve ever seen. Even fashion and other verticals are hiring from the outside in. It’s really about the ability to tune into customer needs and design experiences to meet them. The key is approaching the customer in a segmented, thoughtful way, and staying agile to meet their evolving demands.”
H1 2021 SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVE PLACEMENTS
Highlights of consumer placements during 1H 2021 include:
For 145 years, ADT has made the security of our customers our top priority. Today, more than 17,000 professionals in over 200 locations throughout the U.S. ensure that our over 6 million customers stay as safe and secure as possible.
Babylist – SVP, Supply Chain
Babylist is a universal registry service that lets registrants add anything they need for their new baby from any store – not just one, Gifts are then purchased directly from those retailers.
Campspot was created to provide a simple, modern online booking experience for the camping and outdoor industry. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve helped millions of people find and book campsites across North America.
Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for women, men, and children, combining comfort and style with a value that consumers know and love. The vast majority of shoes within Crocs’ collection contain Croslite™ material, a proprietary, molded footwear technology, delivering extraordinary comfort with each step.
Frontdoor is the parent company of American Home Shield, which founded the home service plan industry more than 45 years ago and today is the largest provider in the nation. Frontdoor also provides service through the HSA, OneGuard and Landmark home service plan brands.
Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people’s lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Almost 40 years ago, Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video, and computing.
Lululemon Athletica is an athletic apparel retailer domiciled in Delaware and headquartered in Vancouver. Founded in 1998 as a retailer of yoga pants and other yoga wear, Lululemon has since expanded to sell its products internationally in 491 stores as well as online.
Netgear – VP of Worldwide Supply Chain
Netgear, Inc. is a multinational computer networking company based in San Jose, California, with offices in about 25 other countries. It produces networking hardware for consumers, businesses, and service providers. The company operates in three business segments: retail, commercial, and as a service provider.
Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) opened its doors in 1984 with one goal in mind: Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Papa John’s believes that using high quality ingredients leads to superior quality pizzas. It was the first national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of artificial flavors and synthetic colors from its entire food menu. Papa John’s is headquartered in Louisville, Ky. and is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company with more than 5,400 restaurants in 50 countries and territories.
Policygenius is America’s leading online insurance marketplace with headquarters in New York City and Durham, North Carolina. Our mission is to help people get insurance right by making it easy for them to understand their options, compare quotes, and buy a policy, all in one place. Since 2014 we’ve helped over 30 million people shop for insurance and placed nearly $100 billion in coverage.
Sonos – VP, Global Sourcing
Sonos is an American developer and manufacturer of audio products best known for its multi-room audio products.
Traeger Pellet Grills – SVP, Manufacturing
Traeger Pellet Grills are wood-fired grill retailers. Salt Lake City-based Traeger Grills offer six-in-one versatility, utilizing wood fired convection power, which allows owners to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and barbeque.
Viking River Cruises – SVP, Technology
Viking is a cruise line providing river, ocean, and expedition cruises. Its operating headquarters are in Basel, Switzerland, and its marketing headquarters are in Los Angeles, California. The company has three divisions, Viking River Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, and Viking Expeditions.
The Zebra is an insurance comparison site with headquarters in Austin, Texas. It compares rates from over 200 insurance carriers.
Zwift – SVP, Supply Chain
Zwift is a massively multiplayer online cycling and running physical training program that enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world.
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