Joe Schuster is a member of the firm’s Leadership & Succession Practice. He leads projects that provide guidance and insight around executive hiring, succession management, leadership development, mergers and acquisitions, and talent benchmarking. Joe also has expertise in the consumer and retail industries. As an executive search consultant, Joe’s search efforts spanned across a variety of functions in the B2C space. He is based in Chicago.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Joe worked as a retail merchant and management consultant. While at Bain & Company, he assisted two global retailers through a massive merger integration and also helped develop growth strategies for multiple consumer-facing companies. Joe began his career at Target Corporation, where he held several roles of increasing responsibility within the merchandising organization and worked across a wide variety of categories, from apparel to household commodities to private label. Functionally, Joe’s roles spanned buying, inventory management and global expansion initiatives.
Joe received a BA in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Consumer, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Executive Search