Hamilton brings over 25 years of operational, marketing and branding experience to Fireman Capital Partners as an Operating Partner. Hamilton is a Founding Partner of HL Group, a strategic marketing communications firm serving a diversified client profile including Fortune 500 businesses and leading companies that span luxury, lifestyle, fashion and premium consumer brands as well as corporate, media and civic concerns. Prior to launching HL Group in 2001, Hamilton served as President and Chief Marketing Officer of Polo Ralph Lauren. Overseeing all brand marketing, advertising and new business development for Polo brands worldwide, he spearheaded RL’s brand transition from a private to a publicly-traded company. Previously, he served as Editor-at-Large for Vanity Fair and Director of Public Relations for North America at Giorgio Armani SpA.
Hamilton serves on the Board of Directors for Hudson Clothing, LLC. As a theatrical producer, he was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003.