Retail & Wholesale Executive Search

Retail & Wholesale Executive Search

Executive Search for:
Retailers (Brick & Mortar)

Over 70% of US GDP comes from retail sales, making it one of the most critical sectors in the economy. Even with the significant growth in online sales from the likes of Amazon, Alibaba, eBay, and other platforms, 80% of retail sales transactions still occur in brick and mortar locations.

BEST Human Capital and Advisory Group has over 20 years of retail management experience and more than six decades of working with major retailers and wholesalers, leading the turnaround and resurgence of locations across the US in multiple trade channels and earning many awards along the way. BEST has the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to effectively hold and grow market share in the highly competitive retail space, profitably managing operations, P&L, and Human Resources. BEST is uniquely qualified to help your retail business find, hire, retain, and grow top talent and position your organization for success within both online and brick and mortar environments.


Search & Hire Examples

BEST approaches each of our client relationships with a partnership mentality based on trust and transparency. Looking to the future, we will continue to push for progression in retailing and wholesaling by promoting excellence across the field. BEST has an extensive amount of connections in the industry. Whether you are interested in finding a career or hiring for your business, review these noteworthy BEST search and hire examples:

  • Vice President of Merchandising
  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Business Development Lead
  • General Manager – Distributor
  • Global eCommerce Channel Lead
  • Global Costing and Pricing Manager
  • Purchasing & Procurement
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Product Merchant
  • Wholesale Closeout Buyer
  • Closeout Buyer

Industry-Specific Recruiting

Are you a retail or wholesale company expanding your team or looking for executive leadership? We can align you quickly with highly talented individuals to successfully guide your company. We look at the specific technical knowledge and proper behavior profile to successfully navigate the urgency and intensity of your hiring needs.


Retail & Wholesale Executive Search

  • Thorough Skill & Behavioral Assessment
  • Confidential Searching & Screening
  • Financial Flexibility
  • High Integrity 
  • Full-Service Business & HR Advisory

Practice Leaders

Chris Cimaglio

Chris Cimaglio

With over 30 years of consumer product experience, including more than nine years as President of a Lawn & Garden sales and marketing firm in Chicago, Chris leads our Retained Executive Search in CPG, PPE, and Retail as well as several of our Business Advisory Services. “Working deeply with major retailers and wholesalers in a variety of channels over the years has allowed me to know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to talent, behaviors, and the skills and experience needed to make a difference and a lasting impact.”


Michael Maggiotto, Jr. PHR, SHRM-SCP

Bringing over 20 years of experience in operations, management, human resources, project management, and business ownership, I guide an efficient process and recommend top-quality candidates for your tactical to strategic leadership needs. Providing industry intelligence demonstrates my market awareness and includes data points for better hiring decisions.

Industry Associations & Participating Events



Do you need Senior Associates, Managers, VPs, Directors, and experienced Merchants to build, enhance, or grow your retail or wholesale company? Whether you are focused on overall revenue growth, market expansion, or a shrinking budget, contact us today:

+1 317 757 3888

5809 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46216 USA

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    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group

    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group is a retained executive search and business advisory/consulting firm that specializes in small-to-medium sized companies, with an emphasis in the horticultural, hydroponics, consumer products, crisis management and business restructuring categories. BEST serves companies nationwide and globally in an active and evolving market. Through a well-connected network of colleagues and a sophisticated predictive behavioral screening system (that we call “BEST Behaviors”), BEST drives our client’s growth and success through a focused and consultative approach.


    5809 N. Post Rd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46216