The CHRO Compass, with Dean Carter

Where people team leaders come to connect with purpose and community

Chief People and Purpose Officer, Guild

Dean Carter

Dean has been an innovative and industry-recognized leader of people and culture for over two decades across Fortune 50, hot growth, and culture-driven organizations. Former CHRO at Patagonia, Sears, and Fossil, he previously served in HR and management roles at Pier 1 Imports, Pearle Vision, and Procter & Gamble. Dean's innovative perspectives on HR, go-big cultures, and employee experience have been featured in The Economist, NBC, Harvard Business Review, NPR and The Wall Street Journal. The work on his HR teams has led to Brandon Hall's Gold Award for Innovation in HR and SHRM's prestigious HRM Impact Award.