We help companies build teams of world-class talent.

Do you believe that talent is your most valuable asset?
Are your teams being led by the most innovative talent?
Has your organization laid the talent foundation for the future?
For twenty years, we’ve been helping great companies recruit great talent - and we’re just getting started.

Our Company

Michelle is a creative person, an artist. She knows the deal. You just get the sense of her creativity when working with her.
SVP Design
Global Cosmetics Company

MICHELLE STUHL & COMPANY, INC. is a global retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting creative and business talent for executive and senior-level positions. We work on assignments in both traditional and digital disciplines across a range of industries.

The search experts at Michelle Stuhl & Company are creative professionals. Our creativity informs our methodology and approach to every search. We develop a clear understanding of your unique brand and what it takes to succeed in your company and culture. With an extensive record of proven results, we are committed to helping innovative companies achieve their business goals.

We believe that greatness and success are intentional and that the most innovative companies know that hiring the best talent is not merely justified - it is mandated.

Past Searches


  • Home
  • Retail

Senior Vice President/Vice President

  • Chief Design Officer
  • Global Creative Director
  • Creative Director, Retail
  • Global Brand Design
  • Men's /Women's Apparel/Accessory Design
  • Retail

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Client List

  • A/X Armani
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Amgen
  • Ann Taylor
  • Banana Republic
  • Best Buy
  • Brown-Forman
  • Bruce Mau
  • Calvin Klein
  • CBS
  • Coach
  • Dockers
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Esprit
  • Estee Lauder
  • Eyes Lips and Face, E.L.F.
  • Fendi
  • Fox Racing
  • Gap Inc.
  • Gensler
  • Hallmark
  • Herman Miller
  • Interbrand
  • J. Crew
  • J. Mendel
  • Jack Daniels
  • Jo Malone
  • Johnson + Johnson
  • La Mer
  • Landor
  • Le Meridien Hotels
  • Levi Strauss
  • Loro Piana
  • LVMH
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Neutrogena
  • Nike
  • Old Navy
  • PepsiCo
  • Philosophy
  • Prada
  • Prescriptives
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Ray-Ban
  • Revlon
  • Specialized Bicycle
  • St. Regis Hotels
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • SYPartners
  • The Limited
  • The North Face
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Tiffany & Company
  • Tom Ford
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • United Colors of Benetton
  • Vera Wang
  • Virgin Group
  • Virgin Hotels
  • W Hotels
  • Waterworks
  • Westin Hotels

Michelle Stuhl

Michelle understands creative because she lives creative. That is her unique selling proposition. She understands that creative can be a strategic tool and that it is more than pretty pictures and beautiful words.
Creative Director

MICHELLE STUHL is committed to helping leaders build their businesses and grow their companies by identifying and recruiting the best talent on their behalf. Since 1991, Michelle Stuhl & Company, Inc. has served a broad spectrum of disciplines and industries.

She has had the privilege of collaborating with some of the most successful companies, including Coach, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Estee Lauder, Virgin, GAP Inc, Herman Miller, Levi Strauss, and MAC Cosmetics.

Michelle has conducted an extensive number of global search assignments for a variety of organizations. She has placed senior-level professionals in numerous leadership roles, and has worked with those leaders to build top-tier multidisciplinary teams from the ground-up. Michelle also works closely with clients where there is a need to develop or restructure departments to improve creativity and innovation. Additionally, she has advised leading corporations on the selection of design consultants for corporate identity, product development, and design strategy projects.

Michelle graduated from the University of Wisconsin and holds a Masters Degree from The Rhode Island School of Design. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and has served on the advisory board of The Museum of Art, Arizona State University.

Michelle Stuhl