(212) 486-6002 | 200 East 66th Street, Suite B1105, New York, NY 10065

Professional headshot of founder Gail Amsterdam

Meet Gail

Meet Gail


Identifying top talent to fill your key executive needs, seamlessly fit into your culture, and solve your C-Suite Retail/Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) hiring issues are at the heart of Gail’s purpose.

With an unparalleled commitment to bring the best caliber C-Suite executives to our clients, Gail possesses an intuitive ability to identify executives with high Emotional Quotients (EQ’s). Her clients agree that Gail’s distinguishing attributes are her creativity in developing roadmaps to recruit results-oriented hires, a relentless drive to satisfy her clients, and a personal style that has led to strong relationships with industry influencers who consistently take her calls.
Gail founded Amsterdam Associates in 2002, a boutique, retained executive search firm specializing in the Retail/Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) industries. Having advanced to Managing Director/Retail at Foster Partners and at KPMG Executive Search; Gail previously led RCA’s corporate Human Resources function.
Gail received an MBA from Baruch College after completing a BA from The University of Colorado, cum laude, majoring in Psychology/English.
Gail loves to shop! She is an avid skier and golfer. Gail believes strongly in community and giving back philanthropically.

Retail is in Gail’s DNA

Jack Amsterdam, Gail’s grandfather, was a prominent couturier who designed President Coolidge’s Wife’s Inaugural Dress, permanently on display at the Smithsonian’s “First Ladies Collection.” Known as one of the biggest fashion designers of the time, Gail identified closely with her grandfather’s sense of style, cultivating a unique ability to intuitively fit executives with retailers, as if couture. Whether pins and needles or retail transformation, The Fit is the Goal exemplifies Amsterdam Associates’ and Gail’s brand focus.
Creative, quick-witted, and persistent, Gail approaches every search as a unique undertaking, ensuring the highest quality results. She uncovers the magic in each person hired so their values, impact, and commitment open a strategic window into tomorrow’s successes.

Portrait of Grace Coolidge’s Inaugural Dress exclusively designed by Jack Amsterdam

Amsterdam Associates
200 East 66th Street, Suite B1105
New York, NY 10065
(212) 486-6002
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