The Amsterdam Advantage
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We are focused, nimble and resourceful, with a pulse on the rapidly changing Retail/Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) industries. With a deep understanding of people and their motivations, we curate C-Suite executive leaders who fit your culture and will transform your business and have established strong relationships with vanguards and newcomers alike.
"Gail is the ultimate corporate matchmaker. She takes the time to understand the company role and culture and pairs executives accordingly, creating mutually beneficial long-term relationships. Her recruitment and placement of me took my career to a new level. Gail is a wonderful listener, coach, and relationship builder. We have remained connected for over twenty years."
"Gail drives high placement performance through extensive culture fit research, top market analysis, and a critical eye on personality and leadership characteristics. Gail is a hand-on, supportive, driven partner who truly delivers top talent that matches existing business needs, as well as future state growth objectives."
"When placing me, Gail was great throughout the entire process. She articulated the role well, prepping me with a deep understanding of the culture and people. I was on the fence and Gail coached me every step of the way. She was available on weekends and evenings, making sure all my concerns were addressed."
“Gail builds long-term relationships and has a real personal touch that I experienced both as a candidate and the one doing the hiring. She listened, challenging our strategy to craft the best roadmap to secure top talent. Thorough to a fault, Gail always recruited top hires with great outcomes.”
“First, Gail really listened to me, hearing what I was trying to accomplish in hiring the right talent for our financial function. Second, Gail delivered! She has an intuitive ability to find the right candidates, not only from a job skills' perspective, but also with high EQ. We built a team over time who seamlessly fit our culture and stayed the course.”
News & Insights
Transformational Retail Roadmaps: Which Path to Choose
Transformational leadership, transformational brands, and transformational data analytic initiatives all captured the attention of the 2023 NRF's Retail Big Show attendees.
Unstoppable Workplace Culture is Built on Authenticity
Many speakers emphasized the importance of their businesses existing in a healthy space; a space where its employees, leaders, and customers have the opportunity to thrive. Incorporating these sentiments into your mix will result in your teams and customers being exhilarated and inspired.
2023 NRF’s Retail Big Show: Top 5 Takeaways
Personalization, artificial intelligence, and the customer were all big conversations buzzing at the 2023 NRF’s Retail Big Show. While all important, retail continues to access their customers through every possible technological medium, but always relies on intuition as a partner to data before pulling the trigger.
Transformational Advice from Consumer and Retail Industry Leaders
As retailers continue to dramatically change for 2023, taking advice from respected leaders who have influenced their industries, will help you reach your performance peak.
Women in Retail: 3 Tips for Attracting and Retaining Top-Level Talent
Gail showcases how retailers today must create extraordinary cultures, by thinking out-of-the-box to appeal to top talent executives with curated incentive levers.
Rethink Retail: The Making of a Modern Retail Executive
Gail sits down with Julia Raymond Hare for the Rethink Retail podcast. Hear about Gail’s rich retail legacy, what motivated her to create her own firm and more.
VP IT Council: What Retailers Are Looking for in New Staff
As a presenter at the VP, IT Council, Gail discusses what retailers are looking for in new staff.