Jill Pantano heads up the Retail Practice at Hawthorne Search. She has been with the firm for 10 years
and in that time, has led search efforts with clients like Amazon, Shopbop, Nordstrom, J. Crew,
HauteLook, RueLaLa, BCBG, Intermix, Modcloth, Uniqlo, Stella & Dot, Kurt Salmon Associates, Consumer Reports, CrossFit, Inc., and many others. Working with Amazon closely for the last 9 years, growing AmazonFashion, Private Label, Grocery, Prime, Devices, Hardlines and Corporate Communications business units, has been a huge highlight for the retail team.
Over the last 10 years she has grown the Retail Practice to become a leader in the boutique agency
world. National Fortune 10 companies frequently lean on her team to find the Marketing, Creative,
Merchandising, Product, Planning & Finance, Supply Chain & Logistics, Customer Service leaders they need to take their businesses to the next level.
Ms. Pantano joined Hawthorne Search to expand the firm’s retail and CPG practices. Prior to
Hawthorne, Jill had a long career in retail. Most notably she was the VP of Merchandising for Retail
Brand Alliance, parent company to Brooks Brothers. A native New Yorker who always had a love of
fashion and style, Jill got her start in retail with ABC Carpet & Home. Over the next 12 years she led retail Merchandising teams for large retail organizations. Fitness, specifically CrossFit is a huge passion for Jill. She holds her Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. Ms. Pantano earned her Bachelor’s degree from New York University.