Jenna Bayard is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s global Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods and Consumer practices. Based in New York, Jenna specializes in recruitment, CEO succession planning, leadership development and assessment, primarily working in the branded consumer products, consumer technology, retail and direct-to-consumer sectors. She has completed over 300 searches during her tenure with Spencer Stuart, ranging from chief executive officers, brand presidents and general managers to chief operating officers, chief merchants and heads of retail and eCommerce.

Broad Consulting Experience

  • Having spent more than a decade at Spencer Stuart, Jenna has advised clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to pre-revenue startups in the recruitment of senior leaders and board directors with a nimble approach in today’s dynamic consumer environment.
  • She has advised numerous private equity and family-owned businesses as they scale, consider channel expansion, face founder/generational transitions and build boards.
  • Jenna also specializes in chief financial officer recruitment within the direct-to-consumer and retail industries, given she has worked for two other global search firms in the financial officers practice prior to joining Spencer Stuart. She has been recruiting financial officers for 18 years and counting.
  • Earlier, Jenna was on the talent acquisition team at Urban Outfitters, where she focused on hiring talent at all levels for the Anthropologie, BHLDN and Urban Outfitters brands in merchandising, design, marketing and eCommerce.

Jenna earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

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