James A. Quella
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Quella was named Chairman of the Board in April 2019 and Lead Independent Director in November 2018. Mr. Quella retired as a Senior Managing Director, Senior Operating Partner and co-head of the Portfolio Operations Group at Blackstone in the Private Equity Group in June 2014, having served in these roles since 2003. Mr. Quella received a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Chicago/University of Wisconsin Madison and an M.B.A. with Dean’s Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Mr. Quella serves as a director of Dun and Bradstreet Corporation and FGL Holdings, and serves on the Compensation Committees of FGL Holdings, the Audit Committee of Dun and Bradstreet Corporation and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of FGL Holdings. Mr. Quella was formerly a director of Allied Waste, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc., Columbia House, Celanese Corporation, DJO Global, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Graham Packaging Company, L.P., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, Intelenet Global Services, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., The Nielsen Company and Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. Due to contributions that Mr. Quella can provide to our Board resulting from his financial expertise, as well as his significant experience in working with companies transitioning from control by private equity sponsors, he is qualified to be on and is an asset to our Board.
Mr. Bekenstein is Co-Chair of Bain, having joined Bain at its inception in 1984. Prior to joining Bain, Mr. Bekenstein spent two years at Bain & Company as a consultant, where he was involved with companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Bekenstein serves as a director of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, BRP Inc., Canada Goose Holdings Inc. and Dollarama Inc. Mr. Bekenstein received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Yale University. Mr. Bekenstein has extensive experience with capital markets transactions and investments for public and private companies. Mr. Bekenstein’s experience as a senior executive of a leading alternative investment firm and as a director of companies in various business sectors makes him uniquely qualified to serve on our Board.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Buchanan became Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2020. He initially joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer Designate and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 6, 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Buchanan served in various roles of increased leadership and responsibility across Walmart Inc. (previously Walmart Stores, Inc.), most recently as Chief Merchant for Walmart U.S. eCommerce. He also served as the Chief Merchant at Sam’s Club where he led a merchandising team and oversaw activities including assortment, private brand strategy, pricing, global sourcing, packaging, replenishment and supply chain. Mr. Buchanan has also served in a broad set of senior merchandising roles at Walmart Inc. Prior to his tenure at Walmart, Mr. Buchanan held a variety of positions in finance at Dell and spent five years at Accenture focused on the retail industry.
Mr. Cosby was named Interim Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors in February 2019. In October 2019, he was named Chief Executive Officer, before transitioning out of the role in April 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cosby served as President, North America for Office Depot from July 2014 until December 2016. From September 2011 to November 2013, Mr. Cosby served as President, Retail at CVS Caremark Corporation, where he was responsible for all aspects of the $65 billion retail business, including 7,600 retail stores, 19 distribution centers, retail merchandising, supply chain, marketing, real estate and store pharmacy operations. Prior to CVS, Mr. Cosby spent five years at Macy’s, Inc., where he served in a number of executive roles, including President, Stores from April 2009 to August 2011. Prior to Macy’s, Inc., Mr. Cosby served as President, Full-line Stores at Sears, Roebuck & Company and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Development Officer at YUM! Brands, Inc. Mr. Cosby serves on the Board of Directors of 2nd Swing, a specialty retailer and online seller of new and used golf equipment and accessories.
Mr. Cotton is a Managing Director of Bain, having joined in 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Canada Goose Holdings Inc., as the chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of its Compensation Committee. He also serves on the boards of private companies, including Blue Nile Inc., Maesa, Varsity Brands and Virgin Voyages. Mr. Cotton also currently serves on the board of directors and board of trustees for city Year New York and St. Mark’s School of Texas, respectively. Mr. Cotton received his B.A. from Princeton University and received an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Mr. Cotton adds value to our Board through his extensive retail experience and prior public and private board service.
Monte E. Ford
Mr. Ford is currently the Principal Partner at the CIO Strategy Exchange, an organization of the top 50 sitting Chief Information Officers in business. From February 2012 until September 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Aptean Software Corporation, a provider of enterprise application software. Prior to joining Aptean, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of American Airlines, Inc. from December 2000 through December 2011. Mr. Ford currently sits on the board of directors of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a leading internet network and security company where he serves on the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Iron Mountain Incorporated, a storage and information management company where he serves on the Compensation Committee and Risk and Safety Committee. Mr. Ford’s diverse leadership experience as well as extensive background in Information Technology make him a valuable contributor to our Board.
Ms. Kaplan has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hill Holliday, Inc., one of the nation’s largest advertising agencies, since 2013, and has served in various roles for Hill Holliday since 1982. Ms. Kaplan is a Trustee of Fidelity Investments, a multinational financial services corporation, where she serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Kaplan was previously a member of the board of directors of each of Vera Bradley, Inc. and DSM USA Insurance Company, Inc. Ms. Kaplan holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. Ms. Kaplan’s significant marketing and branding experience, as well as a strong tactical and financial background, allows her to provide valuable insight and make important contributions to our Board.
Matthew S. Levin
Mr. Levin retired as a Senior Advisor for Bain in September 2019, a role that he held since 2016. From 2001 through 2015, Mr. Levin was a Managing Director of Bain in Bain’s Private Equity business. Prior to joining Bain in 1992, Mr. Levin was a consultant at Bain & Company where he consulted in the consumer products and manufacturing industries. Mr. Levin received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar, and a B.S. from the University of California Berkeley. Mr. Levin’s significant experience in and knowledge of corporate finance and managing companies put him in a position to provide important contributions to our Board.
John J. Mahoney
Mr. Mahoney retired as Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. in July 2012, having served as Vice Chairman since January 2006. Mr. Mahoney also served as Chief Financial Officer for Staples, Inc. from 1996 through January 2012. Prior to 1996, Mr. Mahoney was a partner at Ernst & Young, LLP. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., Burlington Stores, Inc. and Chico’s FAS, Inc. In addition to serving on the Audit Committees of each of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. and Chico’s FAS, Inc., Mr. Mahoney also serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. and the Compensation Committees of both of Burlington Stores, Inc. and Chico’s FAS, Inc. Previously, Mr. Mahoney served on the Board of Directors of Advo, Inc. and Zipcar, Inc. Mr. Mahoney holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University, as well as an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross. Mr. Mahoney’s strong financial background and experience as a Vice Chairman and former Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 retail company, enables him to provide valuable counsel to our management and Board.
Beryl B. Raff
Ms. Raff has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Helzberg Diamond Shops, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., since April 2009. From 2001 to 2009, and prior to joining Helzberg, Ms. Raff served in various management positions at J. C. Penney Company, Inc., most recently as Executive Vice President and General Merchandising Manager since September 2005. Prior to joining J.C. Penney, Ms. Raff served as Chairman and CEO of Zale Corporation. Ms. Raff is a director of Helen of Troy, Ltd., and serves on its Audit Committee. Ms. Raff was previously a director of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., Jo Ann Stores, Inc., The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Zale Corporation. Ms. Raff received her B.B.A. from Boston University and her M.B.A. from Drexel University. Ms. Raff adds value to our Board through her extensive experience in operating and managing large retail companies, as well as her prior public board service.