Jamie Homer, the former International Business Development and HR Director of URBN Urban Outfitters Inc, has today joined Princedale Partners as a Partner. Having spent the last 7 years at URBN helping to build the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People brands around Europe and recruiting and hiring the management function for all brands, Jamie brings over 15 years of Retail and Consumer experience to the digitally focussed executive search firm.
Jamie also spent the previous three years at URBN in a broader Business Development role with a mandate to open up new markets and channels of business around the EU, Middle East and Asia for all brands. Additionally Jamie has a wealth of EU employment and labour law knowledge having opened up 7 countries for Urban Outfitters and through owing the HR function for 2500 employees across 11 EU countries.
Before URBN, he built the internal recruitment function for the Selfridges Group in Toronto, Canada (Selfridges, Brown Thomas and Holt Renfrew) for three years with responsibility for all Global senior hires across their luxury Department Stores.
Jamie began his retail career in the executive search industry in London where he was the Head of Research for a boutique consultancy specialising in the retail and consumer facing space.
As a Partner at Princedale, alongside Rupert Jupp the MD & Founder, he will help expand the firm’s expertise in digital transformation within the Retail industry, both in the UK and Internationally.