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Placements

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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for Commercial Lead – Northern European for the Amer Sports cycling category. Daniele Palmieri joins the Amer Sports Group to strategically grow the Mavic & Enve brands across the UK & Ireland, The Netherlands, Scandinavia and Russia. Daniele previously worked for Unilever where he progressed through the commercial structures and management consultancy firm Bain & Company.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Regional Leader People & Culture EMEA for Specialized, the Californian based global bike brand. Kadisha Lewis-Roberts joins the Specialized European leadership team at their offices in Cham, Switzerland, in a newly created role where she will head all human resource and culture strategy across EMEA. Previously, Kadisha was European Head of L&D at SABMiller located in Switzerland.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Marketing Director for the award winning Sheffield based tech company, The Floow. Paul Say, the very experienced marketing director formerly of Sage, First Direct has joined the Executive Team to help drive the continued growth and success of the business.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Global Sports Marketing & Community Manager for Salomon, the French Ski brand located in Annecy, France. Bruno Laroque joins from GoPro in Sweden where he was Regional Marketing Manager Nordics, Benelux & France.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for an HR Director for the award winning Sheffield based tech company, The Floow. Michelle Futter, previously of Odeon and Focus DIY has joined the Executive Team to help drive the continued growth and success of the business.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Footwear Global Head of Product Development for Icebreaker, the New Zealand merino wool and outdoor clothing brand . Ellen Sheppard joins from REI in Seattle where she was Product Development Manager. Ellen will work out of Icebreakers Portland office.
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Flint Hyde is delighted to have secured the appointment of April Preston as General Manager – Food Innovation at Harrods. April has over 27 years of experience working in senior management and director roles within the retail, manufacturing, food and restaurant industries, and is hugely respected in this innovative market. Most recently, April held the position of Group Director of Insight & Innovation at the 2 sisters Food Group, and prior to this, spent 8 years in product development at Marks & Spencer Head Office.
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Flint Hyde is delighted to confirm the successful appointment of Gail Paddy, as Own Brand Director at Morrisons, the UK’s 4th largest Supermarket chain. With over 20 years’ experience working at Asda, Gail brings a wealth of experience to the her newly created role
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Gouland as Head of Flint Hyde’s FMCG Practice. Mark began his career with Yorkshire based retailer WM Morrisons and has since gained seven years recruitment experience within the Consumer markets. Focusing predominantly on senior level Commercial and Marketing assignments, Mark has appointed high profile talent with some of the worlds most recognised FMCG manufacturers including Innocent, Bacardi, Arla Foods and Kraft Heinz Co. Mark holds a BA Honours Degree in Business Management from the University of York.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a new Global Commercial Director at Arc’teryx, the market leading Canadian outdoor brand, following the promotion of Jon Hoerauf to Brand President. CJ King joins the Arc’teryx senior leadership team in Vancouver, Canada, with a strong background in performance apparel having previously held international commercial positions with Nike, Pearl Izumi and Smartwool.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a new UK Managing Director for Mammut, the Swiss based mountain equipment brand. Neil Bradley joins the Mammut team with an excellent track record in commercial leadership and technical outdoor apparel having previously worked for Haglofs, Arc’teryx and Pearl Izumi.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a UK Managing Director for Specialized, the Californian based cycling brand which boasts athletes such as Alberto Contador, Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Armistead. Simon Homer joins Specialized in the UK from Adidas Taylor Made Golf in Australia, where he was Managing Director Asia Pacific.
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Flint Hyde has successfully introduced Ryan Feldman to Icelandic specialist Outdoor brand, 66°North. Most currently, Planning Director at Burberry and previously holding senior merchandising and planning positions with Gap and Nike, Ryan joins 66°North as Merchandising Director.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Footwear Global Supply Chain Director for Salomon, the French Ski brand located in Annecy, France. Rob Peachey joins from P&G in Geneva where he was Business Planning Leader EIMEA for their Shave Care business unit.
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Flint Hyde have recently completed the global search for Salomon’s new Backpack Design and Development Manager. Tom Eveleigh an industry expert, who until recently worked at Lowe Alpine as a senior designer, has made the move from the UK to Annecy.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Channel Marketing & Marketing Operations Manager for Arc'teryx. Martina Weidel has joined the leading outdoor brand having previously working in marketing and PR for the Merino wool business, Icebreaker.
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Flint Hyde are delighted to announce that they have complete the search for the newly created role of Global PR Manager for Salomon. Tim Sweeney, formerly of Callaway Golf in both the US and Australia has relocated to Annecy to join the team.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a new Managing Director for TDR Capital backed Stonegate Pub Company, which operates 650+ bars and pubs across the UK with brands including Slug & Lettuce and Yates. Reporting to CEO Simon Longbottom, Helen Woodhouse joins the Board and will lead the Group’s branded estate. Previously, Helen had a strong retail career with Comet and Woolworths before moving into the hospitality sector with Pizza Express.
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Flint Hyde is please to confirm the appointment of Paul Emslie to Wyevale Garden Centre. Paul joins Roger McLaughlan and Anthony Jones in the recent hires completed to the Management Team by Flint Hyde.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to confirm the appointment of Ruth McDonald at Samworth Brothers. Until recently, Ruth has been General Manager for Product and Quality for Woolworths (Australia) having previously worked in various quality and product roles at Morrisons, Tesco & United Biscuits.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to confirm the appointment of Nick Bailey as Global Distribution, Planning and Merchandising Director. Nick brings with him a wealth of experience holding Merchandise Director positions at ASDA, Marks & Spencer’s, GAP and Banana Republic.
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Flint Hyde are pleased to announce the successful placement of Paul Bryan as Sales & Marketing Director with SSS Managed Services. Paul has enjoyed an extremely successful career in Facilities Management with the likes of Bellrock and Romec whilst also having worked for SSS on 2 previous occasions. He joins to spearhead new business development and development of existing accounts.
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Flint Hyde has successful completed the global search for a Vice President – Grocery Home Shopping for Asda. Simon Gregg, joins Asda having been a member of Tesco Online Leadership team where he was responsible for Tesco.com Grocery Home Shopping, Tesco Direct and F&F clothingattesco.com.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to confirm the appointment of Tracy Gehlan as Managing Director at Vita Student, the market-leading and award winning student accommodation brand.
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Flint hyde is pleased to confirm the successful completion for Chief Financial Officer at Wyevale Garden Centres, with the appointment of Anthony Jones. Anthony has over 20 years of experience within a range of retail and consumer environments and he brings a wealth of experience to Wyevale Garden Centres that extends across business transformation, in addition to finance. Previously, Anthony was formerly at Waterford-Wedgwood-Royal Doulton; a private equity business where he assisted with its restructure and turnaround.
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Flint Hyde has successfully appointed Roger McLaughlan to the post of Chief Executive Officer at Wyevale Garden Centres, who operate more than 140 garden centres in the UK. Roger McLaughlan is a former Asda executive, has run Toys 'R' Us' UK operations since 2012, and has also worked for Marks & Spencer and Floors-2-Go.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the global search for a new Marketing Director at Atomic, the international ski brand and part of Amer Sports Group. Fredrik Kjellberg joins the senior leadership team in March having previously been Head of Global Marketing at Swedish Outdoor brand, Haglofs.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Group Marketing Director for Stonegate Pub Company, one of the UK’s leading pub and restaurant operators whose brands include Slug & Lettuce and Yates’s. Nicola Pryce joins the senior leadership team having previously been Global Brand Marketing Director at Merlin Entertainments.
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Flint Hyde are delighted to confirm the successful appointment of Fiona Murray-Young who has joined Mothercare, marking a welcome return to the toy market after leaving Toys R Us last summer.
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Flint Hyde are pleased to announce the appointment of Alistair Houston who will Head our new Facilities Management Division. Alistair has a vast amount of experience in recruiting with Facilities Management and Real Estate on a global basis and has significant experience in recruiting from mid to senior/board level.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to confirm the appointment of Pauline Lauder as e-Commerce and Marketing Director at M&Co. Pauline joins M&Co from Shop Direct, where she held various roles, most recently Group Merchandising Director.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Director of Food for Stonegate the UK operator of 650+ pubs, bars and restaurants including Slug & Lettuce and Yates’s. Kevin Steppe joins from Spirit Group and will be responsible for leading the Food strategy across the Stonegate Group’s estate of brands and concepts.
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Flint Hyde has completed the global search for a Head of Running Footwear Development. Heather Pieraldi has joined the Salomon head office footwear team relocating to Annecy, France from the US, where she previously led development teams for Under Armour and Brooks Running.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to confirm the appointment of Justin King, as Vice Chairman at Terra Firma.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a UK General Manager for Precor, the global fitness equipment manufacturer. Justin Smith joins from TechnoGym where he had a distinguished career in sales leadership and account management.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for an IT Director for Stonegate Pub Company, the UK operator of 650+ bars, restaurants and pubs including Slug & Lettuce and Yates’s. Matthew Young joins the Stonegate team from Travelodge where he has been IT Director since 2011.
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Anne Jaakke has assumed the position of Global HR Director at Hunkemöller. In this newly created role, she will report directly to the CEO of the Dutch lingerie chain stores, Philip Mountford.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to confirm the successful appointment of Charlotte Davies for the search for Hunkemöller’s Group Buying Director. Charlotte who was former Trading Director at Zulily, Product Director for Irisa Group and Head of Buying of Girlswear at Marks and Spencer, brings both a wealth of experience and fashion to the business. Good luck Charlotte.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to announce the completion of two Commercial Manager searches for the Salomon EMEA Export team based in Munich. Jan Hildebrand has joined from Hurley as Commercial Manager on Apparel and Michał Czepukojć, previously of Adidas is Salomon’s new Commercial Manager for Footwear.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Regional Commercial Director EMEA for Salomon. Sebastian Choquette joins from Helly Hansen and will be located in Munich as part of the Amer Sports EMEA commercial team.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed another assignment for The Stonegate Pub Company appointing Beth McDonald to Head of Marketing for the Slug & Lettuce brand. Beth joins from Revolution Vodka Bars where she was Marketing Director
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Flint Hyde is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Uttley as Midlands Operations Director for Stonegate Pub Company, the private equity backed owner and operator of 650 nationwide pubs, bars and restaurants with brands including Slug & Lettuce, Yates’s and Scream. Carl joins from JD Wetherspoon where he was previously Regional Operations Director.
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Flint Hyde has completed the global search for a Head of Running Footwear. John Teipen joins the Salomon head office footwear team relocating to Annecy, France from the US, where he previously worked in footwear product management for Brooks Running
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Flint Hyde has completed the search for an Operations Director for Slug & Lettuce, the premium, high street bar chain owned by Stonegate Pub Company. Kate Wilton joins from Spirit Pub Company where she was previously Operations Director for their Chef & Brewer brand.
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Flint Hyde has completed the search for a Managing Director for Stonegate Pub Company, the private equity backed owner and operator of 650 nationwide pubs, bars and restaurants with brands including Slug & Lettuce, Yates’s and Scream. Nick Andrews joins from Mitchells & Bulters where he was previously Brand Operations Director.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a GM UK & Ireland for 2XU, the performance apparel business, with James Wilson joining to spearhead expansion in the region. James has a strong sporting goods background and joins from Canterbury of New Zealand where he was VP of Global Markets.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the global search for an International Commercial Manager for Atomic, the global ski brand based near Salzburg, Austria. Harry Schedlbauer joins the Atomic team from Helly Hansen, where he led sales across Central Europe and will now be responsible for all of the global commercial strategy for Atomic’s new apparel range.
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Flint Hyde has appointed Dan Hoare to Amer Sports as Wholesale Ecommerce Director. This is a newly created commercial role building strategic partnerships across Europe with the Group’s key digital customers. Dan was previously Head of Own Label and Head of Buying at Wiggle, the online sports retailer.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a UK Country Manager for O’Neill, the Surf, Lifestyle and Outdoor brand. Richard Statham joins O’Neill from The North Face, where he was previously National Sales Manager UK & Ireland.
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Flint Hyde are pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Oldridge to head up our specialist Retail Division. Liz brings with her extensive retail recruitment expertise from both her in-house background and also as an executive head-hunter, specialising in top tier appointments.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for an AsiaPac Regional Commercial Director for Arc’teryx, with Keiichi Takehana joining the Arc’teryx team in Asia to be located in Tokyo, Japan. Keiichi has a strong apparel background with 12 years’ experience working across product, merchandising and sales for Nike in Asia, the US and Europe.
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Flint Hyde has completed the search for an International Commercial Manager – Rider Equipment for Mavic, the global cycling brand located in Annecy, France. Sebastien Willefert joins the team from Lafuma Group, where he was International Director in charge of global sales across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the global search for a Commercial Director to lead Arc’teryx global strategy for their premium City and Urbanwear ranges; Veilance & 24 as well as Womenswear. Anna Dimov joins having completed her MBA from HULT International Business School, Boston, and has a strong commercial background from LVMH, Burberry, Armani and Prada.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to announce the successful completion of the search for a European Head of Retail Marketing for Triumph International, the CHF2bn luxury lingerie group. Erin James joins from Vans/VF Corp where she was Head of Retail Marketing and Visual Merchandising EMEA and will be based at the Triumph International Offices in Switzerland.
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Flint Hyde has completed the search for a European Commercial Manager Active Protection for Salomon/Atomic. Fred Herbst joins from Bushnell Outdoor Products where he was Director for Southern Europe working with their flagship Bollé brand. In his new role at Amer Sports, Fred will be responsible for all commercial activity across Europe for the Salomon and Atomic Active Protection category, which surrounds their goggles and helmets.
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Flint Hyde are pleased to announce that Eric Pansier has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for Salomon. Eric Pansier joins the Salomon leadership team in Annecy, France, from The North Face in Switzerland where he was VP Marketing EMEA. Eric brings a wealth of consumer experience to Salomon having been employed in international brand management at Unilever for 10 years prior to joining the Outdoor sector with The North Face in 2008.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Global Commercial Manager for Salomon. James McNamara joins the Salomon commercial team in Annecy, France, from Craghoppers USA where he was North American Sales Director.
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Flint Hyde is pleased to confirm that Lingerie retailer, Coco de Mer, has appointed former La Perla brand director Lucy Litwack, as Managing Director. Litwack was brand director at La Perla for two years, from 2012-14. She also headed up the branded lingerie, sleepwear and sports bra business for the catalogue and internet division of Victoria’s Secret for six years, based in London and New York.
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Jon brings with him a wealth of operating experience gained from M&S, B&Q and Dunnes Stores. Jon will be responsible for driving Al Hokair’s core retail business across the Middle East, during an exciting time of expansion for this leading global retail group
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Andrew has had a distinctive career within the premium automotive trade laterally with Tesla Motors where he was European Sales and Marketing Director. Andrew joins Bang & Olufsen at an exciting time for the business and will be pivotal in the growth of the brand across UK & Ireland
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Flint Hyde is pleased to announce the appointment of Marijo Bee to Salomon as Global Commercial Director. Marijo joins Salomon at their Head Office in Annecy, France, from Columbia Sportswear where she was Product Director EMEA located in Geneva. Her new role at Salomon will be to influence the global distribution and product strategy for the brand’s growing apparel division.
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Melvin Valydon has been appointed as UK & Eire Area Manager for Camper Footwear. Melvin has a large amount of experience in UK retail previously with Eat and the Inditex Group and will be responsible for Camper’s growth in the UK & Eire.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Commercial Director EMEA for Arc’teryx, the specialist outdoor brand. Neil Bradley joins the Arc’teryx team from Haglofs and will lead all commercial and product strategy for Arc’teryx across Europe.
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Brian Gaunt has been appointed as Group Head of Supply Chain at Dunnes in Ireland. He is recognised as one of the leading executives in his field having worked alongside Allan Leighton and Archie Norman at Asda Wal*Mart, where he was European Supply Chain Director. Brian then became Group Logistics Director at The Big food Group, before his appointment as Managing Director – Retail at Christian Salvesen. More recently, Brian was Interim Supply Chain Executive at Cath Kidston.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the appointment of Kate Bostock as Executive Director, Product and Trading for ASOS.
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Flint Hyde has successfully completed the search for a Global Commercial Director for Arc’teryx the specialist outdoor brand in Vancouver, Canada. Jon Hoerauf, Global Product Director for The North Face’s Summit Series, currently based in San Francisco, will join the Arc’teryx team in Vancouver on 1st October.