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Dean Carter
Vice President of Human Resources and Shared Services, Patagonia

Dean Carter leads global HR, Legal, and Finance Shared Services for Patagonia Inc. based in Ventura, Ca. reporting directly to the CEO. As an officer on the core leadership team, Carter serves to further Patagonia’s unique business model, proving that companies can “Do Well and Do Good.” 

Prior to Patagonia, Carter worked for Sears Holdings Corporation, a Fortune 50 company – serving as Chief Human Resources Officer. Leading up to Sears, Carter was CHRO for Fossil, Inc. during a time of high growth and international expansion. Leading up to his time at Fossil, he served in variety of progressive HR and management roles for Pier 1 Imports, Pearle Vision and Procter & Gamble.

Carter has a BS in Organizational Communication from The University of Texas at Austin and has served as a Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Workforce Science Fellow.