Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Luxury, Fashion and Beauty Search Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates has expanded with the addition of Lauren Shin as a member of its global consumer team. 

Based in New York, Ms. Shin leads the luxury, fashion and beauty teams in North America within the firm’s omni-channel retail and luxury practice. She works across a broad range of consumer verticals, including fashion, beauty, home, food and beverage, leisure and wellness. Ms. Shin’s focus is C-suite executive and board searches, as well as an array of leadership advisory services, including assessment and development, succession planning and organizational transformation.

“Lauren brings many years of experience helping global luxury brands optimize their leadership,” said Constantine Alexandrakis, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. region. “As dramatic shifts in consumer habits, along with digital disruption, profoundly impact the industry, it is imperative that our clients adapt quickly. Lauren’s close work with C-suite leaders has placed her at the forefront of helping clients navigate retail’s volatile environment and uniquely qualifies her to assist senior leadership through required change.”

Ms. Shin previously worked at Egon Zehnder, where she was a partner in the firm’s global luxury, fashion & beauty practice. There, she helped develop the practice in the U.S. and led global client relationships.

Ms. Shin also held a variety of senior leadership roles at Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren and NBC Universal. Earlier in her career she was an investment banker, serving as vice president in Morgan Stanley’s mergers & acquisitions department. Her experience spans North America, Europe and Asia.