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||Maxine started her career as a retailer at Maas Brothers in Florida. Maxine’s love affair with brands began when she moved to New York to join Elizabeth Arden as National Sales Merchandising Manager. Maxine’s international career took off when she moved to London as Area Director, Europe and then became Arden’s International Marketing Director. During her time overseas she had the opportunity to live in Rome, Cairo and Paris. After 11 years abroad, Maxine returned to the United States and became President of a direct response company. She has held or managed many of the positions for which she now recruits.
Maxine began her search career at Rene Plessner Associates specializing in entrepreneurial businesses within the beauty and fashion industries. Then Maxine was a Managing Director at Herbert Mines Associates for several years prior to the establishment of Martens & Heads!. Maxine divides her time between the US and Europe working with clients and candidates. This has helped her develop a unique point of view and in-depth knowledge of the talent base in the fashion, retail, cosmetics and luxury industries.
Maxine has a passion for people, partnerships and results and brings this passion to each of her clients. She thinks three dimensionally about strategy, branding and identifying candidates. She appreciates the essence of brands, organizations and individuals and brings these forces together to create alchemy.