In this highly competitive global economy, vision, creativity and the ability to execute decisively provide a valuable advantage to organizations operating in today’s marketplace. The consumer sector in particular faces the pressures of competition in an era of consolidation, as well as the need to effectively make the most of rapidly emerging global markets.

Selecting the best candidate for each opportunity requires a comprehension of the company and its dynamics; the best choice, in addition to excellent credentials, must be suitable not only in quality but also in personality and work style. Our extended relationships, developed through numerous search assignments, enable us to meet these needs. New clients benefit from the breadth, and depth, of those experiences.

Consumer Products

Consumer Services


Consumer Finance

Representative Clients

Case Study

After making a sizeable investment in a moving and storage solutions company the private equity sponsor decided to replace a cofounder and sitting CEO as they contemplated additional investment in the business. With a national network and franchise operations around the country Zippy Shell was poised for tremendous growth but needed to control their cost structure.

K&A identified a senior executive with a background in logistics, supply chain and direct to consumer businesses to become the new CEO. Mark Kuhns most recently had helped a PE sponsor sell a company that sold products and services to college students through endorsed relationships with colleges and universities. The exit represented a 3x multiple of investment capital. Prior to that role Mr. Kuhns was an early employee of Under Armour establishing their retail and online presence. Since joining Zippy Shell the company acquired 1800 Pac Rat and continues to expand on their growth strategy.

Representative Placements

Virgo Investment Group (“Virgo”), a middle market private equity firm, today announced that its portfolio company Zippy Shell Incorporated (“Zippy Shell”), one of the fastest growing providers of portable moving and storage solutions in the U.S., has merged with 1-800-Pack-Rat, a leading provider of portable......

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) has announced that Denise Coll has been elected to the Company’s Board of Trustees, effective March 2, 2013. “We are excited to welcome Denise Coll to our Board of Trustees,” said Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle......

Kathy Johnson joins On Campus Marketing as their new head of Human Resources. On Campus Marketing provides goods and services directly to college students through endorsed relationships within higher education across the country. Since it’s founding OCM has grown rapidly both organically and via acquisition.......