Directors

  • John D. Bowlin

    Director since October 2014.

    John D. Bowlin has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board since June 2016.  He previously served as Lead Director from December 2015 through June 2016.  He is a member of the Audit Committee.

    From January 2008 through December 2011, Mr. Bowlin served as an executive advisor to CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC.  From 1999 until 2003, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller Brewing Company. Prior to that, Mr. Bowlin was employed by Philip Morris Companies, Inc. in various leadership capacities, including President, Kraft International, Inc. (1996-1999), President and Chief Operating Officer, Kraft Foods North America (1994-1996), President and Chief Operating Officer, Miller Brewing Company (1993-1994), and President, Oscar Mayer Food Corporation (1991-1993).

    Mr. Bowlin has served as a director of Generac Holdings, Inc. since 2006. Previously, Mr. Bowlin served as a director of the Pliant Corporation, Chupa Chups, Schwan Food Company and Quiznos, as well as the Non-Executive Chairman of Spectrum Brands.

    The Board selected Mr. Bowlin as a director nominee due to his experience having served on the boards of directors of retailers and in senior leadership positions, including as chief executive officer for consumer products, manufacturing and brand development companies, including retailers.

  • Colin Watts

    Director since April 2015.

    Colin Watts has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 6, 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Watts was President of Weight Watchers Health Solutions from July 2013 to March 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Health Solutions and Global Innovation at Weight Watchers from 2012 through July 2013. Before joining Weight Watchers, Mr. Watts was the Chief Innovation Officer and a member of the executive team at Walgreens from December 2008 through December 2011. Prior to that, he was General Manager of US Soup at Campbell Soup Company from February 2007 to November 2008. Mr. Watts also previously served as Worldwide President of two Johnson & Johnson operating companies: McNeil Nutritionals from 2002 to 2005 and McNeil Consumer Healthcare from 2005 to 2007.

    Pursuant to Mr. Watts’ employment agreement, the Board selected Mr. Watts as a director nominee because he has a broad range of experience in general management, marketing and innovation from leading consumer, retail and healthcare companies. Each of these professional experiences strengthens the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.

  • B. Michael Becker

    Director since January 2008.

    B. Michael Becker is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Becker was a Senior Consultant at Pay Pal, Inc. from August 2008 to November 2009, and from August 2006 to August 2008 had a consulting practice to provide accounting and audit services. Mr. Becker served as an Audit Partner for Ernst & Young LLP from 1979 until his retirement in 2006. Mr. Becker also serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Tailored Brands, Inc. (formerly The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.).

    The Board selected Mr. Becker to serve as a director nominee based on his extensive experience in financial and accounting matters and in auditing and reporting on the financial statements and internal control over financial reporting of large publicly held companies, including retail companies.

  • Catherine Buggeln

    Director since November 2009.

    Catherine E. Buggeln is a member of the Compensation Committee. Since March 2012, Ms. Buggeln has served as a senior advisor to Irving Place Capital Management, L.P. Ms. Buggeln was Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development for Coach, Inc. from 2001 to 2004.

    Ms. Buggeln is a director of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., where she serves on the Audit Committee and is Chairperson of the Nomination and Governance Committee. She also serves as a director at Five Below and serves on its Compensation and Nomination Governance Committee and as Co-Chair of the Board of Bpeace. Ms. Buggeln previously served as a director of The Timberland Company.

    The Board selected Ms. Buggeln as a director nominee because of her strong background in strategic planning and new business development.

  • Deborah M. Derby

    Director since December 2012.

    Deborah M. Derby is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.

     In April 2016, Ms. Derby was named President of Horizon Group USA, a privately held retailer of craft components, activity kits and impulse and seasonal items.  Prior to being named President, from November 2015 to March 2016, Ms. Derby served as a consultant to Horizon Group USA. Ms. Derby also currently serves as a member of Horizon's board of directors.

    Previously, she served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President of Toys “R” Us from March 2013 to August 2015. Prior to her rejoining Toys “R” Us, she consulted for Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., beginning in September 2012. She previously served as Chief Administrative Officer for Toys “R” Us from February 2009 to February 2012. Ms. Derby joined Toys “R” Us in 2000 as Vice President, Human Resources and held positions of increasing responsibility during her 11 years there, including Corporate Secretary, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Legal & Corporate Communications and President, Babies “R” Us.  Prior to joining Toys “R” Us, she spent eight years at Whirlpool Corporation with her last position there as Corporate Director Compensation & Benefits. Ms. Derby also has experience as an attorney specializing in employment law and as a financial analyst with The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

    The Board selected Ms. Derby as a director nominee based on her breadth of experience in retailing, e-commerce, human resources, legal and financial analysis, as well as her experience as the Executive Vice President of a large global retailer.

     

  • David H. Edwab

    Director since November 2005.

    David H. Edwab is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee. Mr. Edwab served the Company as Lead Director from April 4, 2011 until December 29, 2015. Mr. Edwab has served as an officer and director of Tailored Brands, Inc. (formerly The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.) for approximately 25 years, starting as Vice President of Finance and Director in 1991, serving as Chief Operating Officer from 1993 to 1997, as President in 1997 and as Executive Vice Chairman. Mr. Edwab currently serves as non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tailored Brands, Inc. (formerly The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.). Mr. Edwab was a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

    Mr. Edwab also currently serves as a director and member of the audit committee and is chairman of the nomination and governance committee of New York & Company, Inc. Mr. Edwab previously served as lead director and chairman of the audit committee of Aeropostale, Inc.

    The Board selected Mr. Edwab as a director nominee based on his extensive retail and financial background and his experience having served on the boards of directors of retailers.

  • Richard L. Markee

    Director since September 2007.

    Richard L. Markee was our Non-Executive Chairman from January 2016 through June 2016 and was our Executive Chairman from April 2011 to January 2016. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board from September 2009 to April 2011, and served as non-executive Chairman of the Board from April 2007 to September 2009.

    He served as the President of Babies “R” Us from August 2004, and Vice Chairman of Toys “R” Us, Inc. from May 2003, through November 2007. Mr. Markee also served as interim chief executive officer of Toys “R” Us, Inc. and its subsidiaries from July 2005 to February 2006. Mr. Markee served as President of Toys “R” Us U.S. from May 2003 to August 2004. From January 2002 to May 2003, he was Executive Vice President – President – Specialty Businesses and International Operations of Toys “R” Us.  Mr. Markee was an Operating Partner of Irving Place Capital Management, L.P. from November 2008 to September 2009. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Markee was an Operating Partner of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking.

    In May 2016, Mr. Markee was appointed to the Board of Directors at Five Below and will serve on its Audit and Compensation Committees.  Mr. Markee previously served as a director of Collective Brands, Inc., The Sports Authority, Inc., Dorel Industries and Toys “R” Us.

    The Board selected Mr. Markee to serve as a director nominee because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in retailing and marketing/branded consumer products and strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations that strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.

  • Guillermo Marmol

    Director since February 2016.

    Mr. Marmol has been a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee since February 2016. Mr. Marmol has served as President of Marmol & Associates since March 2007 and, prior to that, from October 2000 to 2003. He served as Division Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of Electronic Data Systems Corporation from 2003 to 2007, and as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Luminant Worldwide Corporation from 1998 to 2000. He served as Vice President and Chair of the Operating Committee of Perot Systems Corporation from 1995 to 1998. He began his career at McKinsey & Company rising to increasingly senior positions with the firm, including the positions of Director and Senior Partner from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Marmol is a director and chair of the audit committee of Foot Locker Inc., and a director of Principal Solar Inc. and KERA/KXT North Texas Public Broadcasting Inc., and he is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Center for a Free Cuba in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Marmol was a director of Information Services Group, Inc.

    Pursuant to the Agreement, the Board selected Mr. Marmol as a director nominee because he has a significant background in information technology and systems, and because of his experience having served on the boards of other publicly-traded companies. Through his long tenure as a management consultant focusing on strategic analysis and business processes, Mr. Marmol brings valuable knowledge and expertise to his service on the Board

  • Beth M. Pritchard

    Director since January 2008.

    Beth M. Pritchard is a member of both the Compensation and the Nomination and Governance Committees and serves as Chair of the Nomination and Governance committee.

    Ms. Pritchard has served as a principal and strategic advisor for Sunrise Beauty Studio, LLC since 2009.  She served as North American Advisor to M.H. Alshaya Co. from 2008-2013. From 2006-2009, Ms. Pritchard was the President and Chief Executive Officer and subsequent Vice Chairman of Dean & DeLuca, Inc. Ms. Pritchard was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Organized Living Inc. from 2004-2005.  From 1991 to 2003, Ms. Pritchard held executive positions with L Brands, Inc. serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bath & Body Works, Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Chief Executive Officer of The White Barn Candle Company.

    Ms. Pritchard currently serves as a director of Loblaw Companies Limited (member of the environmental, health and safety committee), Cabela’s, Inc. (member of the compensation and nomination/governance committees) and the nonprofit Bpeace.org.

    Previously Ms. Pritchard held director positions with Borderfree, Inc. (acquired by Pitney Bowes June 2015), Zale Corp. (acquired by Signet May 2014), Shoppers Drug Mart (acquired by Loblaw Companies Limited March 2014), Ecolab, Crabtree & Evelyn Holdings, Dean & DeLuca, Inc., Albertson’s and Borders Group, Inc.

    The Board selected Ms. Pritchard as a director nominee due to her extensive executive leadership experience as a Chief Executive Officer of multi-store retailers and her experience having served on the boards of directors of retailers.

  • Timothy J. Theriault

    Director since March 2016.

    Timothy J. Theriault is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Theriault has been an Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. since June 2015. Prior to his current position, he served as executive vice president and global chief information officer of Walgreen Boots Alliance from 2014–2015. He served in leadership positions at Walgreen Company as senior vice president and chief information, innovation and improvement officer from 2012–2014 and as senior vice president and chief information officer from 2009–2012. Additionally, Mr. Theriault worked for Northern Trust Corporation from 1991 to 2009, as president of corporate and institutional services; he served as director of end user computing and advanced technologies for S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., from 1989 to 1991; and held various positions for Northern Trust Corporation from 1982–1989. He currently serves as a director of Wellmark, Inc. Previously, he served as a board member for the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation and SureScripts, LLC.

    Pursuant to the Agreement, the Board selected Mr. Theriault as a director nominee due to his extensive experience in senior management positions at retailers and his extensive knowledge in operational and information systems.


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