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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

David Yurman Looks to Urban Outfitters for New CEO

Glen Senk
Glen T. Senk has been named CEO of the David Yurman luxury jewelry and timepiece company, effective, February 27. Senk most recently served as the CEO of Urban Outfitters, Inc. His appointment includes an ownership stake in the privately owned and operated company.

"We have known and respected Glen for more than a decade—as much for his creative vision and inspired leadership as for his exceptional management and operational ability. His arrival will allow us to truly focus on what we love doing – designing – while we collectively build an even greater global brand and the company we've always wanted," said David and Sybil Yurman, founders of David Yurman.

Senk’s career with Urban Outfitters began in April 1994 when he joined Anthropologie as president of what was then a single-store prototype, growing the concept into a $1 billion-plus multi-channel, multi-national brand. Senk was named executive VP of Urban Outfitters in May 2002, elected to the company's board of directors in June 2004 and named CEO in May 2007. Prior to joining Urban Outfitters, Senk served as senior VP and general merchandise manager of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and CEO for the London-based Habitat International Merchandise and Marketing Group. Senk's retail career began at Bloomingdale's in 1981 where he ultimately became senior VP and managing director of Bloomingdale’s By Mail, Ltd.

Senk, 55, holds a BA degree from New York University and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he was named alumnus of the year in 2010. In 2010, he was ranked within Fortune Magazine's Top 50 Businesspeople of the Year and named the FGI Corporate Leader of the Year. He serves on the boards of David Yurman, Tory Burch, and Melissa & Doug, and he serves as chairman of the Vetri Foundation.

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