Elliott Goldstein

Elliott leads the retail, leisure and consumer products practices at The MBS Group and specialises in NED, CEO, MD and senior functional roles across private and public companies. He is passionate about making sure that MBS always exceeds clients’ expectations, and that it is the search consultancy of choice for consumer executive searches.

Recent completed searches include the CEO of a major UK leisure business, managing director of a sector-leading B2C service provider, commercial director for a top ten retailer and retail director for an international specialist retailer.

Elliott started his career with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), before becoming CEO of a luxury cosmetics brand and CEO of a respected fashion label. He holds a double first-class degree with honours in Geography from Brasenose College, Oxford, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Elliott also currently serves as a trustee of a national children’s charity.

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Elliott's Expertise

Intelligence & Thought Leadership

  • The rise of the spook (and it’s not Halloween!): Do we take security seriously enough?

    I remember a number of years ago sitting with a FTSE 100 CEO whose company was being threatened by a hostile takeover. He showed me his pay-as-you-go mobile phone and explained that whilst the deal was going on, he had been advised to change his phone every week to prevent phone tapping. Of course, this … Continue reading The rise of the spook (and it’s not Halloween!): Do we take security seriously enough?


  • Does executive compensation today create the best win-win scenario for both employers and employees?

    Every day at MBS we are honoured to meet with many diverse candidates, each with a unique narrative, set of achievements and ambitions for the future. However, one area of surprising commonality in our conversations with candidates is in their attitude to their overall compensation package – and how they value the different aspects of … Continue reading Does executive compensation today create the best win-win scenario for both employers and employees?