Bespoke Service. Transparent Process. Targeted Results.


SCOUT TALENT is a boutique executive search firm specializing in the fashion, lifestyle and luxury space. Based in New York City, we operate internationally − offering retained, custom search and placement solutions to both mature and emerging brands.

A deep understanding of your business drives our success. Scout Talent's leader and all of her collaborators have personally held senior level positions in marketing, merchandising, retail, design, human resources and creative services for high-profile brands like Gucci, Donna Karan, J Brand, Tod’s, Macy’s, Perry Ellis, Louis Vuitton and Kenneth Cole in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  We know the skills and competencies required for standout performance in these functions.  

We believe that determining cultural fit is a critical component of any successful talent search project: skill and competency are just part of the overall search equation. We ask questions to help us find out whether a candidate’s personality aligns to the values that make your organization unique. By paying close attention to all the markers of a winning candidate, we help you build your dream team.

Like the brands we serve, we value client relationships and results above all.  We are resourceful, collaborative and transparent. We operate with integrity and we stand behind our work.

To learn more, please refer to the FAQ section of the website.


Executive Retained Search:  Scout Talent offers traditional retained search, acting as the exclusive lead resource on a search assignment. We conduct executive searches in the US and internationally, across all functional areas, working with companies operating in the fashion, lifestyle and luxury space.

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Candidate Introductions/Placements: As talent scouts we obviously love to identify top talent; even better, when we are able to make an introduction and get them hired into a brand or company which needs and values their background and skill set. 


EXECUTIVE RETAINED SEARCH                                Payment Structure ~ 3 Installments

                                                                             • 33% upon contract signing to commence search
Fee of 30% of Total Compensation                          • 33% upon presentation of candidate book
                                                                             • Balance due 30 days after second installment


Executive Level – 25% of Base Salary                     • Balance due in full net 30 days from candidate’s first day
Middle Management – 20% of Base Salary