Consumer Executive Talent Report 2022

Jan 17, 2023

  • Highlights of 2022 executive talent appointments and partnering organizations within the consumer sector including retail, services, DTC, hospitality, and more

  • ON reports 115% three-year growth revenue rate with a strong focus on consumer sector growth in 2023

  • Recent insights from partners on evolving roles in executive leadership and predictions for 2023

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ON Partners releases its 2022 Consumer Executive Talent Report, highlighting executive search work in the consumer sector across the year. With record growth over the past year, ON Partners highlights & celebrates a sample of the consumer organizations and individual executives we collaborated with this year.

“The year 2022 represented a major period of expansion and growth for ON Partners, with demand for C-level and board executives across several sectors including health & wellness, consumer, sustainability and clean tech, and private equity,” noted Matt Mooney, co-president of ON Partners. “The executive shifts we’re making illustrate our commitment to building the most innovative and disruptive pure-play retained executive search firm in the industry.”

This year alone, ON placed 400+ executives in leadership roles, 97% of our placements stayed in their roles for more than two years, 80% of our clients have worked with us on multiple searches and 41% of our closed searches were diverse executive appointments. Additionally, ON doubled its executive search work in the consumer sector in 2022.

As non-conformists focused on taking an untraditional approach to executive search, ON consultants continue to place C-level, board, and senior executives across various sub-sectors of the consumer industry including services, products, retail, hospitality, wellness, and more.

Recent placements include C-level appointments for consumer companies including Niche, Lucid, WellnessLiving, Adobe, Columbia, Advance Auto Parts, Estee Lauder, Babylist, Papa Johns, and Crocs.

{Read next: ON Partners Builds Executive Leadership Team Amidst Growth}

“After a strong 2022, we’ve built momentum going into the new year and the new leadership team has already been hard at work,” noted Tim Conti, co-president of ON Partners. “We’re excited about expanding our work into growth markets and continuing to deliver a premiere executive search experience for our ON community, and we’ve never been better positioned to do that.”

2022 Consumer Executive Search Highlights


ON Partners consultants have placed a diverse group of senior executives within consumer organizations this year. Following are a few of the new leaders we placed; click on the links to learn more about each of them:

Erica Fortune, SVP, e-Commerce, Advance Auto Parts

Adam Padgett, CTO, Jack’s Family Restaurants

Anita Lee, Head of Software QA, Video Collaboration, Logitech

Kari Kaiser, CRO, Health-E Commerce

Grant Shih, Chief Technology Officer, Aramark Uniform Services

Sarah Jacobs, SVP, Sales, Vibenomics

Tosin Okojie, Chief Financial Officer, Niche

Jaclyn Ruelle, Head of Brand, Papa Johns

Boris Amegadjie, Chief Product Officer, 365 Retail Markets

Deepti Bhakta, VP, Finance, Crocs / Hey Dude

Michele Ave, GM, Columbia Sportswear

Bhavin Shah, CFO, Rentable

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Insights, Trends, and Awards of 2022


Additionally, our executive search consultants released thought leadership insights across 2022 including evolving executive leadership roles and predictions for executive hiring in 2022.

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ON released the NEXT series this year, exploring the evolution of executive leadership roles. Virtually every organization has had to evolve its leadership structure to accommodate the demand and evolution of executive roles including supply chain, adding an ESG component, marketing, and sales, to name a few.

ON researched the various consulting assignments we’ve taken on these past few years to summarize the evolution of specific executive roles and the attributes and experience required to take on a leadership position in this ever-changing business environment.

Want to check out the NEXT Series and learn how these roles have evolved?

Another popular insight this year was our sponsored live interactive webinar, in collaboration with Hunt Scanlon Media, discussing the rise of the operating partner in private equity with Anna Tye from Carlyle, Ed Richards from Marlin Equity Partners, Steven Berman from Accel-KKR, and Ryan Greene from Francisco Partners. The session was moderated by Tindall Hein and Jeff Hocking from ON Partners.

The webinar examined how PE firms are viewing the importance of the Operating Partner role, how it has shifted over the years and the impact the role has on portfolio companies success.

Additionally, industry recognition for the firm increased amidst our growth from the likes of Inc. 5000, C-Suite CV Secure, Forbes, and Hunt Scanlon.

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Since 2006, ON Partners is the only pure-play executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams. We rebuilt the institution of executive search for the way you work. Our approach includes present partners who engage with their clients from the first brief to the final decision, individually crafted solutions that are unique to each client, and an easier experience all around. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists nine times, ON Partners is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S.

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