Gordon Segal is Co-Founder, former Chairman and CEO retired, of Crate and Barrel, an internationally recognized, multi-channel home furnishings retail chain. Mr. Segal led the company as Chief Executive Officer from 1962 until his retirement in 2008. Currently employing more than 7,500 associates worldwide, the Crate and Barrel family of brands, which also includes CB2 and Crate Kids has brick-and-mortar locations throughout North America, and franchise partners in eight countries. Gordon is currently the Managing Director of Prairie Management Group, the Segal family office.
A former Chairman of the National Retail Federation and a graduate and Trustee of Northwestern University, Mr. Segal also serves on several civic boards, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Chicago History Museum, Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW), and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Mr. Segal is also a member of the Chief Executives Organization, the Civic Committee, and the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.
In 2007, Gordon Segal was inducted into the World Retail Congress’ Hall of Fame. Other recent awards include the Retailing Hall of Fame at Texas A & M, the Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Patron Award, House Beautiful magazine’s Giant of Design designation and the National Retail Federation Gold Medal Award, and induction into the American Furniture Hall of Fame.