Richard Donne – Founder & Director
“Having led of the set up of two new recruitment & search desks I have been fortunate to connect and take a deep look at the Apparel, Footwear and Sourcing industries. Spire Executive was the next step for me in delivering the Search and Recruitment experience that I feel is needed from our stakeholders. I am very excited to partner with Eric and I believe together we have the perfect mix of ingredients to bring a new as well as real flavour to the industry.
The Apparel, Footwear and Sourcing industries are full of great talent as well as inspirational leaders, many of whom I’ve had the chance to connect with. The rate of change is high and shaping talent around this volatile landscape is critical. The people in the industry are a huge draw for me to be working in this space “
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Eric Soffer – Co Founder & Director
“I’m a Retail Executive that has taken several journeys of entrepreneurship and many of these experiences have been core to my previous roles leading multi-national retail operations in Asia and Europe. After a great experience within the Carrefour Group where I was managing global procurement operations, I joined Metro Group in Germany and created the international private label business, I then had the opportunity to develop the APAC sourcing activities based in Hong Kong. I am the founder of Spirit of Retail Consulting based in Hong Kong with the goal to support retailers in regards to their turnaround strategic procurement operations. I’m also a Partner at 123Sponsor, a newly digital marketplace to connect worldwide sponsors with project owners. I am passionate connecting with people and growing multi-cultural businesses during start-up phases.
Having spent time on the hiring side of the table I believe that accessing the best talent makes a difference, it goes without saying the level the impact on culture and commercial is immeasurable. I’m excited to take my experience positioning as well as developing talent and creating value for organisations with their leadership hiring.”