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As a partner at an executive search firm who specializes in retail, Catherine Lepard has seen the sector rocked by the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of customers who want to choose how they shop, get purchases faster than ever, and still get a good deal.

That might make it a tough time to be a retailer, but it’s also exciting, said Lepard, who helps companies choose and develop leaders who can respond to those changes as the head of Heidrick & Struggles’ Americas Retail Practice. The firm is the fourth largest executive search company by revenue worldwide, according to industry tracking firm Hunt Scanlon Media.

Executive search wasn’t a career she planned on. Lepard, who got her start in management consulting after graduating from the University of Toronto, said she fell into executive search after returning from an overseas consulting assignment, and never looked back.

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