Howard J. Gross


New York

Howard Gross is the Partner of Boyden’s Retail and Fashion executive search practice.  His specialty is representing Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing and Direct Marketing (e-commerce and catalog) companies that market apparel, accessories, footwear, home décor, and durable goods. 

In addition to his extensive background in executive search, he has held senior management positions with The BATUS Group, the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Field’s, Kohl’s etc., Bonwit Teller and May Department Stores.

Typical searches performed by Mr. Gross are for Board Director’s, CEO’s, COO’s and other senior leadership executives who are responsible for merchandising, product development, marketing/advertising, sales, store operations, finance, supply chain, human resources, real estate, IT, and other support functions.  His clients include entrepreneurial, mid-size and large corporations. 

The breadth of Mr. Gross’ executive search and operating company experience provide him with substantive strategic and operational insights and perspective regarding organizational structure/development and compensation issues.   

Mr. Gross earned his BS degree in Psychology/ Business and his MS degree in Psychology.  He is active as a Not-For Profit Director and supports various philanthropic organizations.    

Howard Gross



275 Madison Avenue
Suite 1500
New York 10016
United States
Phone: +1 212.949.9400 x228

Practice Areas

Board Search
Consumer Products
Diversity and Inclusion
Human Resources
Not For Profit
Professional Services
Retail, Fashion & Direct Marketing