NEW YORK — Brenda Malloy has been named president of Herbert Mines Associates, the executive search firm.

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Malloy joined HMA in March as managing director. She reports to Hal Reiter, chairman and chief executive officer.

Throughout her career, Malloy has recruited ceo’s and their direct reports for multichannel publicly traded, privately held and private equity firms spanning vertical specialty, branded retail, big-box, mass and the specialty department store sectors. She has led or executed more than 400 searches with more than 50 percent at the officer level.

Prior to joining HMA, Malloy led the global retail practice at Russell Reynolds Associates for three years, and before that was a principal in the global retail practice at Spencer Stuart for six years. Earlier, Malloy was an associate partner in the retail practice at Accenture, the global consulting firm. She began her career in the retail industry, where she held various posts in merchandising, buying and store operations at Neiman Marcus Stores and Bloomingdale’s.

“Business is very good. The retail industry is robust, private equity is active and omnichannel is driving a lot of changes,” said Reiter, who bought HMA 20 years ago. He said Malloy will be responsible for business development, revenue and marketing at HMA, which is based at 600 Lexington Avenue in New York.

Malloy is married to Reiter.

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