Press Release
True Search Elevates Consumer Practice with Fashion, Retail and Lifestyle Expert Jessica Devlin
Published October 26, 2023

New York, NY - October 26, 2023True, the only tech and data-first global talent platform, announced today it has hired Jessica Devlin as a partner in True Search’s Consumer practice.  With more than a decade of expertise bringing highly successful industry leaders to global fashion, luxury and retail brands, Devlin will enhance True Search's world-class offerings for clients within the Consumer market.

“Jessica's extensive background in collaborating with global retail, fashion and lifestyle brands both in search and advisory roles makes her the ideal person to augment our already robust portfolio of offerings for clients,” said Shella Abe, co-head of the Consumer practice at True. 

Partner Jessica Devlin, Consumer Practice

Devlin's unique strength lies in her vast global network and the deep relationships that she has leveraged to help build world class organizations by placing exceptional brand, product and business leaders.  Her diverse client portfolio spans the realms of fashion, retail, luxury, and lifestyle, having worked closely with iconic brands such as Ralph Lauren, David Yurman, Chrome Hearts, Skims, Carolina Herrera, lululemon, Neiman Marcus, Victoria Beckham Beauty and Movado.

“What drew me to True was the remarkable strength of the Consumer team, particularly the incredible leadership of Shella Abe and Todd Zangrillo,” said Devlin.  “I’m excited and inspired by True's commitment to collaboration, its people-centric approach, and the cutting-edge innovation and technology that underpins the firm’s success.”

Prior to True, Devlin worked for almost 13 years at KHC: A Karen Harvey Company, a global executive search firm, and leader in the fashion, luxury, and retail space.  During her tenure as global managing director of Executive Search & Advisory Services, she focused on c-suite talent acquisition and high level consulting projects within the Advisory Services practice.


True is the world's only tech and data-first talent management platform.  The sixth largest in its industry, True leverages 10+ years worth of proprietary data, market insights, and talent lifecycle expertise, to help companies make high-impact talent decisions quickly.  True's unmatched products and services include True Search (retained executive search), TrueBridge (advisory, interim, and fractional executive placement), Thrive (Talent CRM software), Search Essentials (tech-enabled hiring services), AboveBoard (inclusive executive career community), and Jopwell (leading diversity tech platform for early-mid career professionals).  True also backs promising companies through its investment brands True Equity and Vera Equity.

Sarah Mikhailova / VP, Communications