Brooke Horgan is currently doing some part-time consulting work, which allows her to spend more time with her three children. Most recently, Brooke was the COO at Tamara Mellon, where she had been since its inception in April of 2013. Tamara Mellon is a lifestyle fashion start-up that designs shoes, handbags and ready-to-wear and was started by the co-founder of Jimmy Choo. With offices in Paris, London, Florence and New York, Tamara Mellon seeks to offer seasonless fashion through both the direct and wholesale channels.
Prior to joining Tamara Mellon, Brooke was a founding principal of Carpere Group, a New York-based investment and advisory firm that she helped launch with two colleagues from her JP Morgan days. Before founding Carpere, Brooke worked at Hudson’s Bay Company and Lord & Taylor, two of NRDC Equity Partner’s portfolio companies, where she was most recently the Director of New Store Development and responsible for developing a new prototype dollar store, building new stores and renovating existing stores in Canada. Prior to that, she worked with the COO and Li & Fung to streamline and integrate global sourcing for all private brands across the US and Canada. She also worked on strategic store initiatives and merchandise planning for Lord & Taylor.
Before attending business school, Brooke spent seven years at J.P. Morgan, in Equity Sales and Trading and the Private Bank. Brooke currently serves as a LEADer of Women’s World Banking, the global microfinance network that empowers young girls and women through financial inclusion. She is also the co-chair of Annual Giving for her Princeton class, having recently broken the school record for funds raised for a 15th reunion. At Princeton Brooke played varsity field hockey and lacrosse. She is also an avid golfer and squash player. A recipient of the prestigious Feldberg Fellowship, she received her M.B.A from Columbia Business School. Brooke lives in New York City with her husband and three children.