Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has committed to invest $350m in innovative, high-growth retail and consumer businesses through a new company set up by Glen Senk, the former CEO of Urban Outfitters.  

Senk's newly-formed firm, Front Row Partners LLC, will seek out innovative entrepreneurs with exciting new concepts and go-to-market-strategies.

"Our goal through this partnership is to invest in consumer and retailing businesses and help them accelerate their strategies to become industry leaders," he explains.

Prior to forming Front Row Partners, Senk served as CEO of David Yurman and, prior to that, as CEO of Urban Outfitters. He also held senior executive positions at Anthropologie, Williams-Sonoma (WSM), Habitat, and Bloomingdale's