Tailored Brands has retained Hanold Associates for their Chief Human Resources Officer search, based in the San Francisco Bay area. Keri Gavin, Mayank Parikh and Jason Hanold are leading the search.
Tailored Brands is a leading specialty retailer of men’s tailored clothing and the largest men’s formalwear provider in the US. The company was originally founded in 1973 as Men’s Wearhouse and changed its name to Tailored Brands during the transition to a holding company in 2016. Tailored Brands serves its customers through an expansive omni-channel network that includes over 1,400 stores in the U.S. and Canada as well as its branded e-commerce websites.
The Company’s U.S. retail stores, located in 50 states and the District of Columbia, operate under the Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse and Tux, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph Abboud and K&G brand names. Its Canadian stores operate under the Moores brand name and are located in 10 Canadian provinces. They help men look and feel their best in the moments that matter by offering a broad selection of clothing including suits, suit separates, sport coats, slacks, formalwear, business casual, denim, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, shoes and accessories.
Tailored Brands aims to be a great place to work, a truly “great fit” for its 20,000 employees. The culture is based around the brand’s LION principles: lead with the customer, inspire the change, own it together and nurture the community. These principles combine to form a group of employees that is customer-obsessed, collaborative and respectful. Tailored Brands celebrates diversity, believing that the diversity of its employees makes it stronger, leads to better decision-making and reflects its customers.
Reporting directly to the Company’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Dinesh Lathi, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) will not only lead the HR function, but will also be a key thought partner to the CEO and the CEO’s direct reports. The CHRO must be a leader to the entire organization as Tailored Brands navigates a turnaround to position itself to win in an evolving and challenging retail landscape. Tailored Brands is shifting their operations model and the CHRO will be part of an Executive Team that is optimizing the business end-to-end. This executive must be comfortable providing insight and strategy that is broader than HR and people.
The CHRO will lead an evolving HR team that will need to understand and influence business strategy and translate that understanding into a talent transformation roadmap that complements the broader turnaround effort. In re-discovering Tailored Brand’s culture, this leader will drive change that fosters empowerment, performance, autonomy and accountability. The CHRO will be a proactive, analytical, and solution-oriented member of the Executive Team who can influence at all levels and partner with the CEO to implement a cultural vision to support the business transformation.