NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Founders David and Sybil Yurman today announced that Glen T. Senk will be joining their premier jewelry and timepiece company as Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, February 27, 2012. Mr. Senk, who most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), is one of the retail industry's most respected leaders with an exceptional record of success in developing and expanding powerful multi-channel, multi-national retail and wholesale brands. Mr. Senk will take an ownership stake in the company which is privately owned and operated.
"We have known and respected Glen for more than a decade—as much for his creative vision and inspired leadership as for his exceptional management and operational ability. His arrival will allow us to truly focus on what we love doing – designing – while we collectively build an even greater global brand and the company we've always wanted," said Founders David and Sybil Yurman.
"I've known the Yurmans for a long time and have always admired their unique, iconic brand—one whose innovation, integrity and vision resonate so deeply with their customer. It is a company that's grown organically, remaining authentic in every way, and I am thrilled to work with such talented pioneers to further evolve the organization and the business," said Mr. Senk.About David Yurman David Yurman is a phenomenon in the world of fine jewelry and timepieces. Established in 1980 and based in New York, David Yurman is today recognized as America's leading fine jewelry and luxury timepiece brand for men, women and children. David Yurman's signature gold and silver designs, diamonds, pearls, gemstones, and Swiss-crafted timepieces are renowned for capturing the essence of relaxed American luxury. The collections are sold at David Yurman retail stores and at authorized fine jewelry and timepiece retailers. For more information on David Yurman, visit the company website at www.davidyurman.com. About Glen T. Senk Prior to his appointment at David Yurman, Inc., Mr. Senk, 55, served as Chief Executive Officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc. His career with the company began in April 1994 when he joined Anthropologie as president of what was then a single-store prototype, growing the concept into a $1 billion-plus multi-channel, multi-national brand. Senk was named Executive Vice President of URBN in May 2002, elected to the company's board of directors in June 2004 and named Chief Executive Officer in May 2007. Prior to joining URBN, Senk served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer for the London-based Habitat International Merchandise and Marketing Group. Senk's retail career commenced at Bloomingdale's in 1981 where he ultimately became Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Bloomingdale's By Mail, Ltd. Mr. Senk holds a BA degree from New York University and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he was named alumnus of the year in 2010. In 2010, Mr. Senk was ranked within Fortune Magazine's Top 50 Businesspeople of the Year and named the FGI Corporate Leader of the Year. Mr. Senk serves on the boards of David Yurman, Tory Burch, and Melissa & Doug, and he serves as Chairman of the Vetri Foundation. SOURCE David Yurman, Inc.