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Mr. Dean E. Carter has been Vice President of Human Resources & Shared Services at Patagonia International, Inc. (alternate name, Patagonia, Inc.) since May 2015. Mr. Carter provides strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams and is charged with developing initiatives to support Patagonia’s nearly 2,000 employees worldwide in carrying out its mission. He has a wealth of global human resources and business leadership to Patagonia.

He served as the Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President of Talent & Human Capital Services at Sears Holdings Corporation from June 2010 to April 2015 and has supported more than 220,000 employees in the United States and Asia and partnered directly with more than 30 Business Unit President. He was the Chairman of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Foundation. From January 2000, to January 10, 2010, he served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Fossil, Inc. (Fossil Group, Inc.) for nine years where he was the top HR officer supporting over 8,000 employees across 23 countries during a period of significant international expansion. He has been a Director of Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. since May 3, 2017.

In 2013, he was awarded the Top 10 Breakaway HR Leaders by the Global HR Summit. He is a Workforce Science Fellow of Northwest University School of Law in Chicago. Mr. Carter has a BS in speech/organizational communication from the University of Texas at Austin.