BOND Creative MGMT is a management consulting and executive search firm that partners with innovative companies across a range of industries - Design, Fashion, Direct-to-Consumer, Retail, Hospitality, Technology, Entertainment, Branding & Advertising.

The BOND team’s comprehensive backgrounds in these industries, as well as an understanding of the nuances of each of these sectors, enables them to develop strategic plans and to build teams that drive growth and innovation for their clients.

Founder Leonardo Lawson has extraordinary experience partnering with global executives. Leonardo and his team have an exceptional understanding of how creativity can be used to build successful organizations.

BOND partners with clients across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with an unrivaled network of top tier talent.

BOND is a Black-owned business and a certified diversity supplier.

Our Services

Management consulting services to assist organizations in improving their performance and building new offerings.

Executive Search led by senior level consultants with extensive expertise in their fields.


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    Leonardo Lawson


    Leonardo is globally renowned in fashion and luxury brand building, management consulting, structural organization, and executive search. Leonardo is the founder and CEO of BOND Creative MGMT, the premier management consulting and search firm specializing in fashion and design led businesses. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, BOND partners with industry leaders including Airbnb, Alexander Wang, Amazon, Apple, Chanel, Coach, Estee Lauder, Gucci, Kate Spade, LVMH, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Starbucks and Tiffany & Co. BOND represents and manages groundbreaking talent across creative, digital, strategy and executive leadership.

    Leonardo has built and run brands in the US, Europe, and Asia as CEO, and President as well as in Board seats with British luxury brand The Vampire's Wife, YZY Gap, Vetir Vert and Onward Kashiyama. Leonardo’s draw to storytelling led him to establish BOND Motion Pictures, a film production company with a focus on bringing under-represented stories to the world. His role as Executive Producer ranges from financial investments to hands-on producing for narrative film, television projects and documentaries.

    Leonardo founded BCAP (BOND Creative Advancement Program) to impact diversity in the creative industry through mentorships, internships and scholarships. Leonardo is on the Board of Trustees of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where he focuses on the future of creative education.

    Leonardo began his career in the arts working as the Artistic Director for an internationally respected art gallery in SoHo where he discovered, nurtured and managed artists. Having lived in Europe, the United States and Asia, he is widely recognized as a global talent spotter and trend forecaster. He has the unique ability to “get inside” a company’s culture, identify and communicate with all levels of creative talent, and analyze the intricacies of brand building. His diverse range of client experiences and partnerships with industry leaders has educated him in the many paths to success and what to steer away from. He brings this unique perspective and knowledge to everything he works on.

    IG: @leonardoslawson

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    Devin Wheeler


    Devin is the President of BOND Creative MGMT. He partners with leading brands, start-ups, creative agencies and design firms to build world class teams. Devin works with senior global executives as well as the ​world’s elite new stars. With an expertise in digital​, ​design​,​ strategy, social media and content, he has built and managed talent strategies for brands and agencies that lead their industries and define global culture.

    Devin’s clients include Airbnb, Amazon, ​Apple, ​Aritzia, Aruliden, Beats by Dr Dre, Casper, Chanel, Chobani, Creech, Cometeer, Estée Lauder Cos., Evereden, Exposure, General Idea, Google, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Look Studios, MAIA, Media Arts Lab, Mythology, Our Place, Pivotal Ventures, Redscout, RoAndCo, Samsung, Standard Black, Sephora, Siegel+Gale,​ Sterling Brands, Simon Properties, ​Tiffany & Co. and Westfield.

    Prior to BOND, Devin was a senior recruiter with the global executive search firm Janou Pakter Inc​ where he led the firm's design and digital search practices. In this role, Devin honed his ability to discern creative talent and gained tremendous exposure to the global marketplace.

    Devin holds a BA from New York University, where he focused on anthropological studies​ and art history​. ​Devin is an art and music enthusiast who travels the world discovering new talent.

    IG: @devinswheeler

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    Meghan Kelly

    Chief Executive Officer

    Meghan Kelly is the CEO of BOND Creative MGMT, steering the firm's executive search and management consulting practices of Organizational structure, Compensation benchmarking, strategic planning, market analysis , and change management across the dynamic landscapes of consumer, retail, fashion, and lifestyle industries. Her extensive leadership experience, including working at the executive level in-house and leading a boutique executive search firm early in her career, equips her with a broad and nuanced expertise that directly benefits BOND's diverse clientele.

    Meghan's 20-plus-year career has seen her excel in pivotal roles, including Senior Vice President and head of Global Talent Acquisition at Gap Inc., Chief People Officer at Lucky Brand, and senior executive roles at Kate Spade / Fifth & Pacific Companies and Williams-Sonoma. These roles have refined her acumen in high-level brand and talent strategy, positioning her as an industry leader in executive search and strategic consulting.

    Meghan leads an innovative approach to executive search and management consulting in the consumer, retail, fashion, and lifestyle sectors, creating a future where businesses and talent find their perfect match.

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    Drew McKenzie

    VP, Digital & Experience

    Drew is a creative management consultant who specializes in executive search and strategic consulting for fashion, retail, hospitality, consumer tech, design & innovation.

    As Vice President at BOND Creative MGMT, Drew's expertise is in building inclusive teams and developing omnichannel strategies with an emphasis in brand creative, digital product, architecture, experiential, and e-commerce.

    His clients have included Abercrombie & Fitch, Airbnb, Apple, artnet, Baron & Baron, Calvin Klein, Chandelier Creative, CVS Health, David Yurman, Estée Lauder Cos., Ethena, Google, Grailed, FIGS, James Perse, King & Partners, LVMH, Moda Operandi, Our Place, Peter Marino Architect, Pivotal Ventures, PUBLIC Hotels, Ralph Lauren, RoAndCo Studio, Sephora, Shiseido, Tapestry, The Charles, The Vampire's Wife, Tiffany & Co., Tomorrow Agency, Violet Grey.

    Drew began his career as an entrepreneur, artist and curator following graduation from NYU where he studied art history and business.

    With a strong knowledge of design, technology, business, fashion & culture, Drew partners with global creative and executive leaders to produce creative solutions that achieve client goals.

    IG: @againstthelaw

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    Mario Cedeño

    Head of Research

    Mario is the Head of Research at BOND Creative MGMT. Mario leads the talent sourcing and research practice, with expertise in attracting and sourcing top-tier talent and building innovative teams within creatively-driven organizations. As an integral member of the executive search team, he is experienced working across a range of disciplines including design, marketing, digital, strategy, client services, project management, content and production. Mario has worked to build teams within leading creative agencies, brands and start-ups including Apple, Calvin Klein, Chandelier Creative, Chobani, General Idea, Google, King & Partners, Our Place, Pivotal Ventures, Shiseido, Tory Burch and Wolff Olins, among others.

    Mario holds a BA in Culture & Media Studies from The New School University, where he received a foundational education in media, communications, art and cultural studies. Through his professional and personal experience, Mario has developed a strong network within the design, advertising, tech, retail, e-commerce, fashion, beauty and CPG industries. He has proven experience securing the best and brightest talent in the market, and he enjoys finding the perfect match for both clients and candidates.


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    Stella Coulter

    Search Consultant

    Stella is a Search Consultant at BOND Creative MGMT. She focuses on management consulting and executive search projects with BOND's Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle clients. Stella leads research and strategy development projects in order to maintain up-to-the-moment market intelligence and drive innovation and growth for our clients as well as lead executive search research, sourcing talent for open positions across a range of disciplines including Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Graphic Design, Art Direction, Marketing, Digital, Strategy, Production, Account Management and Project Management, among others.

    Prior to BOND, Stella immersed herself in all aspects of the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle landscape, working with multiple up-and-coming brands including ready-to-wear brand Nanushka, digital magazine Doré, and LVMHs optical venture Thélios. Such experience led her to become the Executive Director of one of the UKs largest charity events, St Andrews Charity Fashion Show, where she spearheaded multiple projects to highlight the organization's commitment to a more sustainable future.

    Stella holds a Master of Arts from The University of St Andrews, in Scotland. Having studied International Relations, she graduated Summa Cum Laude after completing a dissertation on the Fashion Industries exploitation of women and the environment across the globe.

    IG: @babecoulter

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    Miguel Huertas

    Director, BOND Artist Management & Creative Studio

    Miguel Huertas, the Director of Talent and DE&I at BOND Creative MGMT, is a seasoned professional known for sourcing exceptional creative talent for top global companies. With a wide variety of experiences spanning marketing, operations, finance, public relations, and design in the creative and fashion sectors, Miguel's expertise lies in melding the worlds of fashion and business.

    His career includes impactful roles at Complex Networks, Sneakersnstuff, Sandrine Charles Consulting, and Gap Inc, particularly in the YZY GAP partnership and special collaborations team. An alumnus of New York University's Stern School of Business, Miguel holds a BS in Finance, Management, and Luxury Marketing.

    Beyond his professional pursuits, Miguel is deeply committed to philanthropy and the empowerment of the next generation of Black and Brown creators. He actively engages in mentorship and internship facilitation through BCAP and spearheads collaborations with esteemed institutions like Otis College of Art and Design, and Inner City Arts, cementing his role as a catalyst for fostering diverse creative talent.

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    J’Nara Corbin

    Global Concierge

    J'Nara Corbin has been a member of the BOND Creative MGMT team for over a decade. Dedicated to supporting her team members in multiple roles over the years with the sole purpose of celebrating creatives all while creating an inviting yet energizing space for individuals to thrive peacefully and productively. She has contributed to the launch of the clothing brand TRE by Natalie Ratabesi, and the cruelty-free luxury footwear design house Vetir Vert.

    BOND has in turn supported J'Nara in her individual career endeavors outside of the organization; as a Red Carpet & Celebrity Interviewer for BET.com; workshopping with NBC Universal for On-Camera Host; and at one time a Live On-Air Radio Co-Host on New Yorks #1 Talk Radio Station WWRL-1600. Rounding out her ever evolving resume, she is a published author of Op-Ed essays, poetry and short stories.

    As a Hampton University (HBCU) Alumna, working for this Black Owned management consulting and executive search firm is paramount to J'Nara and she believes it essential to promoting diversity as well as solidifying the advancement of people of color in creative spaces. As a NYU Film student having studied screenwriting and cinematography, working for a company that also houses BOND Creative Motion Pictures under its umbrella is nothing short of serendipitous.



BOND Creative MGMT finds and represents top talent globally. With access to an unrivaled network of extraordinary individuals, BOND is able to efficiently place key positions within organizations worldwide.

Consulting services and strategies are created for each client’s specific needs.

To discuss potential search or consulting needs for your company or firm please contact us at info@bondcreativemgmt.com or +1 212.929.2620

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