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Former Club Monaco CEO Joins Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Francis Pierell

Urban Outfitters has named retail veteran Francis Pierrel as President to lead the company’s North American operations.

Pierrel most recently served as CEO of Club Monaco. Prior to Club Monaco, he served as President of Stores and Ecommerce for Ralph Lauren in North America, and Pierrel also has held senior roles in wholesale, retail and ecommerce at Lacoste and Diesel across the U.S. and Europe.

Pierrel will report directly to Sheila Harrington, Global CEO of the Urban Outfitters and Free People Group within URBN. URBN operates a portfolio of fashions brands, including Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free PeopleFP Movement, Terrain, Urban Outfitters, Nuuly and Menus & Venues. “[Pierrel] is a seasoned omnichannel retail executive with deep experience in managing iconic brands across all channels — ecommerce, stores and wholesale,” said Richard Hayne, CEO of URBN in a statement. “We believe his strong leadership will greatly benefit the Urban Outfitters brand.”

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