David Kanal


David has more than 30 years of broad business and specialized executive search experience for the retail, apparel, textiles and home fashions industries. He has built his reputation by focusing on senior management positions across merchandising/product development, manufacturing, logistics, sales and marketing, store operations, finance and human resource positions, as well as senior general management.

David has been with KLR since 2008. He previously ran Maher/Kanal Associates with his partner Bill Maher until 2004. Prior to Maher/Kanal, he spent much of his career at Johnson Smith & Knisely, a prominent search firm that was sold to TMP Worldwide in 1998.

Before focusing on executive search, David was with R.H. Macy & Co., Inc., holding merchandising assignments within the New York division and then moving on to Executive Recruitment, Labor Relations and Executive Training. David received an M.A. in Education and B.A. in Psychology from Queens College.