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Emily Plahanski


Global Sector Leader E-Commerce and DTC
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Emily Plahanski is a Global Sector Leader of E-Commerce and DTC for Stanton Chase working with leading technology, nonprofit, and consumer goods firms. Emily brings more than a decade of professional search consulting and leadership experience to Stanton Chase, along with an extensive background that includes working within the areas of employee engagement, leadership, and culture, as well as diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Emily is passionate about disrupting the traditional ways of attracting and retaining top talent and brings that passion and experience to helping leaders think and act differently about finding and hiring the right executives to help elevate their teams.

Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Emily was a Managing Director at SHIFT Recruiting, Director of Strategic Partnerships at SIG, an Alera Group Company, a leading national employee benefits firm. She also has worked for some of the most awarded and well-respected search firms in the United States, Roth Staffing Companies and Robert Half International. Emily’s experience has strengthened her work with developing a broad generalist knowledge of various industries bringing strong trusted advisory to her valued clients. Her broad spectrum of understanding organizational and leadership development as well as being a strong leader in the firm’s acquisition of new business is an asset to Stanton Chase.

Emily holds a B.S. in business management and marketing from St. John Fisher College, Bittner School of Business, which is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. She serves on the board of two nonprofit organizations: the TEARS Foundation of Maryland and Business Volunteers of Maryland’s GIVE Fellowship, serving in a recruitment capacity. In her immediate past, Emily has been awarded with Howard County’s Finest 39 under 39 and has contributed as a board member to the Steering Committee of the Howard County YPN Board of Directors. Emily is currently enrolled at Cornell University for her advanced certificates in executive talent and leadership and culture to further her knowledge in today’s talent and leadership space.

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The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remains unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.