Partners in Growth and Transformation

The Talent Studios is the leading boutique retained executive search firm that’s exclusively focused on consumer-centric businesses.


The Talent Studios was founded in 2011 when Jeremy Cohen and Kelli Telling partnered with former Apple HR Chief, Dan Walker, HR Chief of Apple Inc., who proved the extensibility of human capital-driven businesses by transforming a near-bankrupt Apple through a revolutionary executive People strategy from 1999-2006. The resulting executive talent turnaround thrust Apple from near bankruptcy to the most coveted brand and organization in the world.

The lessons and talent search methodology from Apple serve as examples of our approach, as well as the core DNA of our organization. Our talent search approach and advisory process is our core IP, and has been validated and proven through extensive collection of data on long-term outcomes. The Talent Studios has offices in New York and Los Angeles and do work across the United States and globally.

Don’t measure your search partner by whether or not they merely fill the role, but on the impact of the leaders that they place.



Kelli began her career in General Electric’s emerging leaders program and moved into successive management and technology roles at Deloitte Consulting. Since co-founding The Talent Studios, she has led the building of executive teams for high growth consumer-facing companies such as Red Bull, SmartyPants Vitamins,Tuft & Needle,, Ashley Stewart, Barry’s Bootcamp and often partners with the largest consumer growth Venture Capital and Private Equity firms in the world. Kelli has a degree in Economics from UC-Berkeley and a MBA in Finance from University of Southern California

Co-Founder, General Manager


Prior to co-founding The Talent Studios, Jeremy was the youngest Principal firm-wide at DHR International, a top 5 (by revenue) global retained executive search firm. He has lead work with Red Bull, Mattel, Disney, Burton Snowboards, TOMS Shoes, Soylent, SmartyPants Vitamins,,, Honor, Philz Coffee and investors Andreessen Horowitz and L Catterton.


He began his search career 17 years ago doing high-stakes public/academic searches including the Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District and the leadership of the Council on Foreign Relations. Jeremy has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in the City of New York.

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