For Companies
Our mission is to understand and fulfill the executive recruiting needs of top retail companies in an efficient, timely manner achieved….
For Top Talent
When your talents surpass your current duties, Retail Top Talent offers an effective search process to help you find the retail job opportunity….
For Jobs
The best jobs on the market can be found here. Find your dream job – the position that challenges your abilities and fulfills your sense of accomplishment…

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Years of Experience in the Executive Search Industry & Retail Recruitment

Creative Solutions

Our approach is multi tiered- a database built over 18 years of qualified candidates, 15,000 connections on LinkedIn and a presence on multiple job sites. Network, network, network is the way to get top talent! 

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    Are you frustrated with the number of jobs you have to fill?

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    Are you unhappy with your current job?

Our Clients

Mark A Gunn

What People Say

I have known Shelle Orlansky for over 15 years. In that time Shelle has emerged as one of the country’s top executive recruiters specializing in the retail industry. What I appreciate most about working with Shelle and her firm Retail Top Talent, is that is what she and her firm delivers on every single search “TOP TALENT”. She takes the time to really understand the needs of her clients business and then delivers in an expedited way the most qualified candidates that allows the business to achieve its strategic objectives through its people. I have used a lot of search firms in my over 25 years of experience in the human resources profession. Shelle and her firm are one of the best.

Mark A Gunn
CHRO National Stores
Former SVP TJX

Marc Schneider

What People Say

We hired a retained agency to find us a Director of Merchandising and were so disappointed with the candidates. I found Retail Top Talent on a google search and spoke with Shelle. She immediately understood what we needed and in one month’s time-thanks to a great pool of candidates- we hired the best candidate for the role. I highly recommend her firm if you want top talent.

Marc Schneider
Co Founder, President CEO Zebit
former COO Zulily

Kent Olson

What People Say

Shelle was great to work with. There’s no question that she shortened our time to hire. She quickly sourced candidates for a hard-to-fill position. Her candidate assessments were accurate and helpful. I highly recommend her and will definitely work with her again.

Kent Olson
VP of Marketing Zebit.com

Kathy Aronson

What People Say

Shelle was a pleasure to work with. She not only got the job done by filling an important role for our organization but she worked very hard, always listened and knew when to push back when our expectations of what we could find in the market were not accurate. I enjoyed working with Shelle and will use her again when the opportunity arises.

Kathy Aronson
Vice President E Commerce Dorel Industries

Miller Opie Rock Star

What People Say

Dear Shelle,
WOW! I cannot express my gratitude enough- I am so happy! I have not been this challenged, stimulated and happy in years. And I just love my boss- she is a rock star.
Thank you so much for hearing something in my voice and passing me on to this exciting company. I know I can make a difference and I also know that I will learn and partner my way through it all- and I am excited and energized to do it. Thank you so much for changing my life. 

Miller Opie
Director merchandising, Promoted to Social Media Director

Kevin Bates

What People Say

My experience with Shelle and Retail Top Talent was well beyond the resume submissions I experienced with other recruiters. We spoke about my skill set and what I was looking for, then collaborated on target companies. Before the interviews, we spoke extensively about the interviewees, company culture and their needs. She also offered guidance on pay and benefits. All of this was done with the appropriate sense of urgency, without being overbearing. I would work with Shelle again and have recommended several colleagues to her. 

Kevin Bates
VP Vitacost
former Senior Director Meijer

Sheree Haddix

What People Say

Shelle is a well connected professional in the retail industry. Her knowledge of the industry enables her to make a perfect fit for both the retailer and the professionals they seek. 

Sheree Haddix
Senior Buyer TJX,
former VP Nordstrom Ross stores

Doug McHose

What People Say

I was contacted by Retail Top Talent, more specifically Shelle Orlansky and I was immediately impressed with both her professionalism and her integrity. As a Senior Executive of a Fortune 50 company, I’m often contacted by search firms. What differentiates Shelle and her firm is their intense commitment to both the company and the candidate. Their ability to straddle that fine line and find a win-win is impressive and I would happily recommend them strongly!!!!!!

Doug McHose
Former SVP TJX

Scott Rives

What People Say

I wasn’t in the market for a new job, but that didn’t stop Shelle from finding me. She had a client that needed my skill set, and after spending quite a while getting to know me, she spent the time letting me understand the company she was working for. In the end, the job was a perfect match for me and for the company, and if it hadn’t been for Shelle, we would have never found each other. Shelle is truly a genius at matching the right talent. 

Scott Rives
Director Visual Merchandising

Matt Snegosky

What People Say

I had never seriously considered exploring career opportunities outside of my current employer until I was approached by Shelle with a position that matched my experience and passion perfectly. Shelle is very professional, knowledgable, and easy to work with. She took what I expected to be a stressful process and made it extremely easy and manageable. Shelle and Retail Top Talent helped to jump-start my career and get me into a position and a company that I love. This was definitely the right move for me and my family, and I couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks Shelle! 

Matt Snegosky
Planning Division Lowes promoted to Program Director Lowes

Alfonsina Messina

What People Say

Shelle Orlansky was a life saver. We at Intermix had a difficult time finding people that were the right fit in certain markets. Shelle listened, took notes and found us the exact people we were looking for. Thanks to her dedication and commitment we have established the best possible team. 

Alfonsina Messina
Former Director of Stores, Intermix

Scott Kear

What People Say

When Shelle reached out to me, I wasn’t in the market for a new job. However, Shelle had a client that fit my leadership background, and after spending time over several different conversations speaking with me further, she helped me understand how her role worked. In the end, the job was a perfect match for me and for the company, and if it hadn’t been for Shelle, we would have never found each other. Shelle is nothing short of wonderful at her job. I could not be happier. 

Scott Kear
Former RVP Advance Auto

Bruce Arnold

What People Say

I couldn’t have been more satisfied with my relationship with Shelle. From the first time she contacted me it was clear that her goal was to make the best match for both the company and myself. She asked all the right questions and was there for me with feedback and suggestions every step of the way till I started my new job. 

Bruce Arnold
Director of Product Development

Leena Gurevich

What People Say

Shelle is certainly top in her field with incredible follow- through. Her knowledge and passion for the fashion industry is what makes her top in her field and is what landed me my dream job. 

Leena Gurevich
Regional Manager Hugo Boss
former Director stores Luca Luca

Cindy Alexander

What People Say

I had the pleasure of working with Shelle Orlansky. Shelle presented me with a fantastic opportunity to interview with one of the top retailers in the industry. Shelle was consistent in her approach in maintaining good communication between the retailer and myself. She worked tirelessly to ensure my needs were met and that I received the offer that I was looking for. I really want to thank her for being so diligent and making it happen for me. I appreciate all of her efforts on my behalf! 

Cindy Alexander
Former Buyer Chicos

Donna Valcich

What People Say

Shelle is a delight to work with, she is professional and efficient. She is not just a recruiter but someone who truly cares about her clients careers. 

Donna Valcich
Former District Manager Bare Escentuals

Marteen Santerre

What People Say

 Thanks Shelle,
I am really enjoying the job. The President of the company just e mailed me the other day that they are so happy with my work. I even get to work from home one day a week! This company lets you be so entrepreneurial- like you are running your own business. I just love it. Thanks again for finding me the perfect job. I couldn’t be happier. 

Marteen Santerre
Former senior buyer Rue La La

TaRita Johnson

What People Say

I wasn’t in the market for a new job when Shelle called me. We talked over a year ago and the particular job she was working on was not a fit for me. But, she remembered me and called me back when she had the perfect job. It was my busiest time of year, but she was persistent and I called her back because of the relationaship we have. I can’t believe that I would have missed out on a great opportunity. I’m so glad I took the job. It’s my dream job and it never would have happened without Shelle. 

TaRita Johnson
Former Recruiter Meijer

Kendall Jamison

What People Say

I have enjoyed the ability to work with great talent across America and abroad. Professionalism and tactfulness at a given skill set is very difficult to find. When one has the pleasure of working with Shelle Orlansky at Retail Top Talent, the professionalism and dedication to client satisfaction is second to none. The Top Talent team really has the ability to place qualified candidates with the Assertive Companies of Today. Retail Top Talent clearly represents the future of recruiting… 

Kendall Jamison
Store Director, Meijer

Valentina Younan

What People Say

I have been fortunate to have someone caring, dedicated, and goal oriented like Shelle to work with, after a few years being away from the retail industry, with Shelle’s help I was able to land the best job ever…..I get to travel and be a buyer for a high-end retailer who caters to an upscale clientele. I do love my job and I’m grateful for what Shelle has done for me……..I will always recommend her expertise and knowledge of people to anyone who is looking to fill a luxury position. Thank You Shelle and keep up the good work… 

Valentina Younan
Former Manager Guiseppe Zanotti