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

  • Hope for heritage brands

    We’re living in a golden age of ‘challenger brands’ – those agile, fast-moving brand start-ups that are shaking up the norms of FMCG. From Fever-Tree in the drinks category, to Kettle and Propercorn in snacking and Lily’s Kitchen in pet food, challenger brands are taking more and more market share from established consumer goods companies. … Continue reading Hope for heritage brands


  • 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?