Norm Yustin advises clients in our Consumer Sector as a senior leader in the global retail, marketing and digital transformation practices. A former C-level consumer executive, Norm is focused on advising and recruiting C-suite leaders in retail, digital transformation, marketing and advertising. He most recently led several high-profile searches for a variety of leadership roles such as CEO, COO, CDO and CMO, for multi-billion dollar companies, private equity portfolio companies and founder-led companies.
Norm also co-leads the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer Practice, bringing his own in-market CMO experience to the executive recruiting industry. He is currently based in Chicago, but has lived and worked on three continents and in five countries.
Recent Client Experience
A former retail CMO, Norm most recently led several high profile searches for a variety of leadership roles for retailers including the COO and VP, GMM for a multi-billion dollar company, the Chief Customer Officer for a high growth tech retailer, the CMO for a multi-billion dollar woman's fashion company, the CHRO for a private equity backed flooring retailer, and the Chief Retail Officer for a national home improvement company.
Previously, Norm was the Chief Marketing Officer at Claire’s Stores and at Macy’s, where he oversaw brand strategy, creative development, public relations, social media, creative strategy, and merchandising strategy. He was also a President of Havas Worldwide, a leading global advertising and communications services group. At Havas, Norm led a large team delivering global advertising, marketing, corporate communications, digital, social and media solutions.
Norm received his degree in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, ranked by Bloomberg as the #1 international business school globally.
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