Consumer Success: Executive Placements in The Second Half Of 2021

Jan 17, 2022

ON Partners highlights consumer executive placements for the second 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. Executives leading these organizations need deep market knowledge, intuition and technical skills.

ON Partners works with companies across the board in the consumer sector, from high-growth, fast-paced organizations to public consumer companies. During the second half of 2021, ON Partners consultants made high-level executive placements across a wide range of consumer organizations, including Columbia Sportswear, Glassdoor, La-Z-Boy, Shapeways, and more. The firm’s consumer practice saw 75% growth compared to the previous year.

Noted partner Lynda Robey, “The biggest opportunities in the consumer sector today are in broad consumer services and the consumer marketplace space, where consumers spent $2.67 trillion globally on the top 100 online marketplaces in 2020 alone. Unicorns in these categories – Airbnb, Uber, Warby Parker and the like – started from the ground up with an understanding that models are changing. Consumer companies are becoming as agile as ever in order to meet the needs of customers, and the whole space will continue to evolve and thrive.”


Highlights of ON’s 2H 2021 consumer executive placements include:

Campspot – CMO

Campspot lists top-rated camping destinations available for online booking in North America. The company partners with its listed campgrounds to get real-time pricing, guaranteeing the best deal, with no membership fees required.

Cinch Home Services – Advisory Board Member

Cinch Home Services is the leading home services company that makes it easy for everyone to enjoy their home to the fullest, regardless of whether they own or rent. Building upon 40 years of proven experience, Cinch uses smart, modern tools and an award-winning customer support network to remove the guesswork around preventing, diagnosing and solving a wide variety of home-related issues.

Columbia Sportswear – GM Graphic -T-shirts

Columbia Sportswear Company has assembled a portfolio of brands for active lives, making it a leader in the global active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the company’s brands are today sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hardwear, SOREL, and prAna brands.

Estée Lauder – VP Indirect Procurement

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The company owns a diverse portfolio of brands, distributed internationally through both digital commerce and retail channels.

Fanatics – VP Information Security, Audit, Risk and Compliance

As a global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics operates multi-channel commerce for the world’s biggest sports brands, offering the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in flagship stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world’s biggest sporting events.

Glassdoor – Chief Product Officer

Built on the foundation of increasing workplace transparency, Glassdoor combines the latest jobs with millions of company ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more.

La-Z-Boy – Chief Supply Chain Officer

La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. The Wholesale segment includes England, La-Z-Boy, American Drew, Hammary, and Kincaid. The company-owned Retail segment includes 157 of the 352 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores. Joybird is an e-commerce retailer and manufacturer of upholstered furniture.

MSC Cruises – Director, E-Commerce

MSC Cruises is the world’s third-largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Persian Gulf region and South Africa. It is also the fastest-growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in The Bahamas, Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, it is part of MSC Group, the leading privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage.

Niche – Chief People Officer

Niche is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school for them.

Rothy’s– VP Supply Chain

Rothy’s takes a whole brand approach to sustainability in manufacturing, transforming recycled materials into beautiful shoes, handbags and accessories. With a vertically integrated supply chain, Rothy’s minimizes waste by knitting each product to shape in its wholly owned factory in Dongguan, China. Since launching in 2016, Rothy’s has transformed over 100 million single-use plastic water bottles and kept 275,000 pounds of marine plastic out of waterways.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe – CMO

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, sometimes referred to as Tropical Smoothie or Tropical, is a restaurant franchise serving smoothies, the cafes offer sandwiches, wraps, salads, flatbreads and bowls across the United States.

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