Directors

  • Alexander W. Smith, Non-Executive Chairman

    Director since April 2017.

    In September 2018 Alexander Smith transitioned into the position of Non-Executive Chairman from Executive Chairman, a position he held since February 2018. 

    From February 2007 until December 2016, Mr. Smith served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (“Pier 1 Imports”). Prior to joining Pier 1 Imports, from 1995 until 2007, Mr. Smith was employed by TJX Companies, Inc. where he was instrumental in the development of TJ Max in the U.K, and served as Group President, where his responsibilities included Winners in Canada, Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls, plus a number of corporate functions.

    From December, 2013 to July 2016, Mr. Smith served as a director of Tumi, Inc., including as chairman of its nominating and governance committee and a member of its audit committee.  From June, 2007 to April, 2011 Mr. Smith also served as a director of Papa John’s International, Inc., including as chairman of its compensation committee and as a member of its audit committee.

    The Board selected Mr. Smith as a director due to his experience in retailing and brand management, including his extensive public company experience as a senior executive and director.

     

  • Deborah M. Derby

    Director since December 2012.

    Deborah M. Derby is the Chair 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 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

    • Audit Committee Financial Expert

    Director since November 2005.

    David H. Edwab is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of 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 based on his extensive retail and financial background and his experience having served on the boards of directors of retailers.

  • Melvin L. Keating

    Director since April 2018

    Melvin L. Keating is a member of the Audit Committee and serves as a consultant, providing investment advice and other services to private equity firms, since November 2008. Mr. Keating serves as a director of Agilysys Inc., a leading technology company that provides innovative software for point-of-sale (POS), property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management and mobile and wireless solutions and services to the hospitality industry, MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp., a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for consumer, communication, computing, industrial, automotive and IoT applications (and is chair of its audit committee since August 2016), SPS Commerce, a provider of cloud based supply chain management solutions, and, Harte Hanks, Inc., a provider of multichannel marketing services. During the past five years, Mr. Keating also served on the Boards of Directors of the following public companies: Red Lion Hotels Corporation (2010-2017); API Technologies Corp.; Crown Crafts Inc. (August 2010 – August 2013) and ModSys International Ltd. (formerly BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd.), a legacy platform modernization provider.

    The Board selected Mr. Keating as a director because of his extensive experience in technology, his successes as an executive and his corporate governance experience developed while serving on the boards of other publicly-traded companies. He is recognized as a financial expert.

  • Guillermo Marmol

    Director since February 2016.

    Gil Marmol has been a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee since February 2016 and Chair of the committee since January 2018. He is also member of the Compensation Committee.  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.

    The Board selected Mr. Marmol as a director 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.

  • Himanshu H. Shah

    Director since April 2018

    Himanshu H. Shah is a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.  Mr. Shah has served as Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of Shah Capital since January 2005, and Managing General Partner of Shah Capital Opportunity Fund LP since July 2006 and, prior to that, Mr. Shah served as Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at PMP, UBS Financial Services, Inc. He serves as a Chairman of Marius Pharmaceuticals Inc. since January 2017. He has been the Chairman of UTStarcom Holdings Corp., since June 2014 and Director since November 2013.

    The Board selected Mr. Shah as a director because he has a significant background in capital markets, and because of his extensive experience consulting other companies.

  • Timothy J. Theriault

    Director since March 2016.

    Timothy J. Theriault is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. 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.

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

  • Sing Wang

    Director since April 2018

    Sing Wang is a member of the Audit Committee.  Mr. Wang has served as the Chairman of TKK Capital since 2015. He also has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation since February 2018 and Vice General Manager (non-executive) of CMIG Capital Company Limited since May 2017. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of China Minsheng Financial Holding Corporation Limited from February 2016 to May 2017. From September 2015 until December 2017, he was a Senior Advisor to TPG China, Limited and from 2016 until November 2017, Mr. Wang served as the Chairman of Evolution Media China. He served as a partner at TPG, Co-Chairman of TPG Greater China and the Head of TPG Growth North Asia from May 2006 until August 2015. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Wang was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of TOM Group Limited from mid-2000 to early 2006. From mid-1993 until mid-2000 he served in various positions at Goldman Sachs Hong Kong / New York.

    In July 2017, he was appointed as the Independent Non- Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of Sands China Limited. Mr. Wang also serves as the Chairman of his personal investment companies including Amerinvest group of companies since 1991 and Texas Kang Kai (TKK) group of companies since 2015. Mr. Wang was the Non-Executive Director of China Renewable Energy Investment Limited (June 2011 - October 2015) and MIE Holdings Corporation (June 2010 - November 2015).

    The Board selected Mr. Wang as a director due to his extensive experience in executive leadership positions at various companies.


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