If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about fashion retail it would be none other than former CEO of Urban Outfitters Glen Senk. After resigning in 2012 from Urban Outfitters, Senk had been jumping around from place to place in the retailer spectrum, joining David Yurman for just two years. So now it is time for Senk to move on to something else, he’s opted for investing in several projects.
Glen Senk has been extremely successful in what he does and knows what it takes to make it in retail, but has taking the decision to form his own investment firm Front Row Partners LLC and has partnered with investment firm Berkshire Partners in Boston.
A different approach for someone so involved in the fashion world, but as Senk said: “I’ve always thought of myself as an entrepreneur, even though I’ve worked for other companies.”
With his choice of investing in growing businesses, Fashionista spoke to Glen Senk to find out more on his decision away from retail. When asked what kind of businesses Senk will invest in stated: “In a perfect world, there would be a group of companies we’re involved with- four or five businesses, two small, two medium, two large…Characteristics they will have in common are things I can get passionate about:highly creative, original, distinctive and customer centric.”