J Lemming recruiter consumer retail merchandising

Jeff Lemming

Managing Partner
  • jlemming@caldwellpartners.com
  • +1 404 946 4601


With more than 28 years of executive search experience, Jeff Lemming is the leader of Caldwell Partners’ Consumer, E-Commerce and Retail Practice. He has developed a solid and broad-based track record in executive search, conducting searches in nearly every functional area of a retail organization and nearly every merchandise category in all retail, wholesale and distributive formats.

Before joining Caldwell Partners, Jeff was a partner with Heidrick & Struggles and a member of the Retail, Consumer, Marketing and Supply Chain practices. Prior to its acquisition by Heidrick & Struggles in 2006, Jeff was the leader of Highland Partners’ Fashion & Retail Practice.

In 1988, he was a co-founder of Lemming/LeVan, Inc, an executive search firm specializing in retail/fashion and related industries that was acquired by TMP Worldwide (which later spun off Highland Partners) in 1999. Prior to executive search, Jeff had a 10-year career in retail where he gained experience as a merchant and in general operations.

Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University.