Hanold Associates Recruits Chief Human Resources Officer for Patagonia

CHICAGO, IL, June 2, 2015 — Executive search firm Hanold Associates has placed Dean Carter as Patagonia’s Chief Human Resources Officer.

In his new role, Mr. Carter will provide strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams. He’ll report to the CEO, Rose Marcario, and be charged with developing initiatives to support Patagonia’s nearly 2,000 employees worldwide in carrying out their mission.

Mr. Carter brings a wealth of global human resources and business leadership to Patagonia. In his most recent role as Chief Human Resources Officer with Sears Holdings, Inc., he supported more than 220,000 employees in the United States and Asia and partnered directly with more than 30 Business Unit Presidents. He also was chairman of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Foundation.

For nine years, Mr. Carter was the top HR officer at Fossil, Inc. where he served as the Chief Human Resources Officer and supported over 8,000 employees across 23 countries during a period of significant international expansion.

Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. A certified B-Corporation, Patagonia’s mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. The company is recognized internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $56 million in grants and in-kind donations to date.

About Hanold Associates

Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in HR officer assignments and serving clients such as Patagonia, Nike, eBay, Heinz, Carnival Corporation and Vail Resorts.

Jason Hanold
CEO and Co-managing Partner

Carol Blankenship
Operations Manager

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