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Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Smith

46 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Greco

60 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Shepherd

46 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jason McDonell

45 2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Tammy Finley

52 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Broderick

50 2018 Executive Vice President - Merchandising, and Store Operations Support

Robert Cushing

65 2016 Executive Vice President, Professional

Reuben Slone

56 2018 Executive Vice President - Supply Chain

Andrew Page

49 2019 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Natalie Schechtman

48 2016 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

John Bergstrom

72 2008 Independent Director

Bradley Buss

55 2016 Independent Director

John Ferraro

63 2016 Independent Director

Jeffrey Jones

51 2019 Independent Director

Adriana Karaboutis

56 2015 Independent Director

Eugene Lee

57 2015 Independent Director

Sharon McCollam

56 2019 Independent Director

Douglas Pertz

64 2018 Independent Director

Nigel Travis

69 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Smith

Mr. Jeffrey C. Smith is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Smith is a Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value LP, a New York-based investment adviser with a focused and fundamental approach to investing primarily in publicly-traded U.S. companies, which he co-founded in March 2011 after having launched the Starboard Value investment strategy in 2002. Previously, Mr. Smith was a Partner and Managing Director of Ramius LLC, a subsidiary of the Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”). Mr. Smith is a former member of Cowen’s Operating Committee and Cowen’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ramius LLC in January 1998, he served as Vice President of Strategic Development and a director of The Fresh Juice Company, Inc. Mr. Smith began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Société Générale. Mr. Smith has served as a director of Perrigo Company plc, a global over-the-counter consumer goods and pharmaceutical company, since February 2017. He also has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Papa John's International Inc., an operator and franchisor of pizza delivery and carryout restaurants and dine-in and delivery restaurants, since February 2019. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Darden, a full service restaurant chain, from October 2014 to April 2016 and as a director of Yahoo! Inc., a multinational technology company, from April 2016 to June 2017. Mr. Smith also previously served as a director of: Quantum Corporation, a global expert in data protection and big data management, from May 2013 to May 2015; Office Depot, Inc., an office supply company, from August 2013 to September 2014; Regis Corporation, a global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education, from October 2011 until October 2013; and Surmodics, Inc., a leading provider of drug delivery and surface modification technologies to the healthcare industry, from January 2011 to August 2012.

Thomas Greco

Mr. Thomas R. Greco is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Greco became our President and Chief Executive Officer on August 14, 2016, having served as Chief Executive Officer since April 11, 2016. From September 2014 until April 2016, Mr. Greco served as Chief Executive Officer, Frito-Lay North America, a unit of PepsiCo, Inc. (“PepsiCo”), a leading global food and beverage company. As Chief Executive Officer, Frito-Lay North America, Mr. Greco was responsible for overseeing PepsiCo’s snack and convenient foods business in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Greco previously served as Executive Vice President, PepsiCo and President, Frito-Lay North America from September 2011 until September 2014 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Pepsi Beverages Company from 2009 to September 2011. Mr. Greco joined PepsiCo in Canada in 1986 and served in a variety of leadership positions, including Region Vice President, Midwest; President, Frito-Lay Canada; Senior Vice President, Sales, Frito-Lay North America; President, Global Sales, PepsiCo; and Executive Vice President, Sales, North America Beverages. Before joining PepsiCo, Mr. Greco worked at The Proctor & Gamble Company, a consumer packaged goods company. Mr. Greco served as a director of G&K Services, Inc., a service-focused provider of branded uniform and facility services programs, from July 2014 to March 2017.

Jeffrey Shepherd

Mr. Jeffrey W. Shepherd is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Shepherd joined us on March 1, 2017 as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He assumed the additional role of Interim Chief Financial Officer effective April 13, 2018. Prior to joining Advance, Mr. Shepherd was employed by General Motors Company from September 2010 to February 2017 in various accounting and finance roles, including Controller - General Motors Europe from July 2015 to February 2017, Director - Consolidation and SEC Reporting from June 2013 to July 2015, and Director - Analysis and Reporting from September 2010 to June 2013. Prior to joining General Motors, Mr. Shepherd worked for Ernst & Young, a public accounting firm, from October 1994 to September 2010. Mr. Shepherd is a certified public accountant.

Jason McDonell

Mr. Jason McDonell is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, effective July 29, 2019. He joins Advance from PepsiCo where he most recently served as Canada President and General Manager for PepsiCo Foods. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the company's Canadian Frito-Lay and Quaker businesses. During his more than 20-year PepsiCo career, Jason served in a number of leadership positions, including numerous roles leading marketing teams and functions across North America.

Tammy Finley

Ms. Tammy Moss Finley is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Finley joined us in 1998 and has held her current position since May 2016. From January 2015 to May 2016, she served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. From March 2013 to January 2015, she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. From March 2010 to March 2013, she served as Vice President, Employment Counsel and Government Affairs. From September 2007 to March 2010, she served as Vice President, Employment Counsel. From January 2003 to September 2007, she served as Vice President, Staffing and Team Member Relations. From March 1998 to January 2003, she served as Assistant Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Advance, Ms. Finley worked as a labor and employment attorney with The Center for Employment Law, PC, and as a Staff Attorney with the Virginia Supreme Court.

Michael Broderick

Mr. Michael T. Broderick is an Executive Vice President - Merchandising, and Store Operations Support of the company since February 2018. Mr. Broderick joined us in January 2017 as the Senior Vice President, Professional Sales and has held his current position since February 2018. From March 2017 to February 2018, he served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising. Prior to joining Advance, Mr. Broderick was the Senior Vice President, Automotive with Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, a family of businesses that includes a retail segment, a financial services division and CT REIT, from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining Canadian Tire, Mr. Broderick was Chief Executive Officer of the Vehicle Component Solutions Segment at Federal Mogul Corporation from 2012 to 2013. Previously, he served as President-Carquest US of General Parts, Inc. from 2009 to 2012 and Senior Vice President, Sales for the company from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Broderick began his career with AutoZone, Inc., where he served in multiple field and operations roles including serving as Vice President for the company’s Northeast Division from 1999 to 2008.

Robert Cushing

Mr. Robert (Bob) B. Cushing is Executive Vice President, Professional of the Company. Mr. Cushing joined in January 2014 via the acquisition of General Parts International, Inc. ("GPI"), which included its wholly owned subsidiary Worldpac, Inc. ("Worldpac"), and has held his current position since August 2016. Mr. Cushing is responsible for the operations of our Professional sales team in addition to Worldpac and wholly owned subsidiary Autopart International, Inc. Mr. Cushing joined Worldpac via its acquisition of Metrix Parts Warehouse, Inc. in 1999 and was named Worldpac's President and CEO in January 2008. Prior to serving as President and CEO, Mr. Cushing served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Operations for the U.S. and Canada from 1999 to 2007. Prior to joining Worldpac, Mr. Cushing held executive-level sales, marketing and operations positions with Metrix Parts Warehouse, Inc., Interco Parts Corporation and Robert Bosch Corporation.

Reuben Slone

Mr. Reuben E. Slone is an Executive Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company since October 3, 2018. Mr. Slone joined us in his current role in October 2018. He served as a member of our Board of Directors from February 2015 until October 2018. Prior to joining Advance as an officer, Mr. Slone served as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Walgreen Co., one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains and part of the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., from May 2012. Prior to joining Walgreens, Mr. Slone served as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and General Manager of Services for OfficeMax, Inc. from 2004 to 2012. Prior to OfficeMax, Mr. Slone held various supply chain leadership positions with Whirlpool Corporation, General Motors Company, and Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation. He also held prior consulting positions with Electronic Data Systems Corporation and Ernst & Young. Mr. Slone is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

Andrew Page

Mr. Andrew E. Page is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. He brings more than 25 years of broad-based accounting and finance experience to Advance. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Under Armour. Andrew joined Under Armour, Inc. in 2011 as Assistant Controller. Earlier in his career, Page served as Assistant Controller for FTI Consulting, Inc., an independent global business advisory firm. Page's experience also includes senior finance positions at AES Corporation, Inc., General Electric, Discovery Communications, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others. Page earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University, his MBA from Georgetown University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Natalie Schechtman

Ms. Natalie S. Schechtman is Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Schechtman joined us in May 2016 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and has held her current position since February 2018. Prior to joining Advance, Ms. Schechtman served in human resources leadership roles at PepsiCo for almost 10 years, including Senior Director, Human Resources for Global Foodservice, a division of PepsiCo. She was responsible for the Foodservice division’s talent strategy, recruitment, training and development, organizational health, and employee relations. She also held human resources leadership roles in PepsiCo’s Retail Beverages, Pepsi-Cola North America and PepsiCo's Corporate division. She also worked as an employment attorney with the law firm Brown Raysman in New York from 2003 to 2006, handling corporate labor and employment legal issues for a variety of clients, including several large international corporations. Prior to Brown Raysman, she served in recruiting and talent management roles with The Estee Lauder Companies, FreeRide.com, LLC and Gundersen Partners, LLC.

John Bergstrom

Mr. John F. Bergstrom is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bergstrom is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bergstrom Corporation, which is one of the top 50 automobile dealership groups in America. Mr. Bergstrom has served in his current role at Bergstrom Corporation for more than five years. Mr. Bergstrom has served as a director of Associated Banc-Corp, a diversified bank holding company, since December 2010; Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a global health and hygiene company, since 1987; and WEC Energy Group, Inc., formerly Wisconsin Energy Corporation, a diversified energy company, since 1987. With more than 35 years of experience in automotive sales, service and parts management in an organization representing all major automotive manufacturers that distribute cars in the United States, Mr. Bergstrom brings a unique and valuable point of view to our Board. Bergstrom Corporation has been cited as the number one quality automotive dealer in the country and highlighted for its focus on outstanding customer service. In addition, as a result of his service as a director of several other public companies, including membership on the compensation committees of Associated Banc-Corp and WEC Energy Group, Inc., he is in an excellent position to share with the Board his experience with governance issues facing public companies. Mr. Bergstrom was also named to the 2017 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100, which honors the most influential boardroom leaders each year.

Bradley Buss

Mr. Bradley W. Buss is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Buss retired in February 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer of SolarCity Corporation, a provider of clean energy services, where he had served since August 2014. Prior to joining SolarCity, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, from August 2005 to June 2014. Prior to August 2005, Mr. Buss held various financial leadership roles with Altera Corporation, a provider of custom logic solutions, Cisco Systems, a networking company, Veba Electronics LLC, a distributor of semiconductors and computer products, and Wyle Electronics, Inc., a semiconductor and computer parts distributor. Mr. Buss has served on the board of directors for Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a fabless semiconductor provider of high-performance application-specific standard products, since July 2018, following Marvell's acquisition of Cavium, Inc., a provider of highly integrated semiconductor products, where he had served as a director since July 2016 and for Tesla, Inc., a manufacturer of electric vehicles and energy storage products, since November 2009. He currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and as a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and Disclosure Controls Committee of Tesla, Inc. He formerly served as the Chair of the Audit Committee for Tesla, Inc. He also served as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Café Press Inc., an online retailer of stock and user-customized on demand products, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Tesla, Inc. He formerly served as the Chair of the Audit Committee for Tesla, Inc. He also served as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Café Press Inc., an online retailer of stock and user-customized on demand products, from October 2007 to August 2016.

John Ferraro

Mr. John Francis Ferraro is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ferraro served as our independent Lead Director from November 2015 to May 2016. Mr. Ferraro has served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Sales of Aquilon Energy Services, a software and services company for the energy industry, since February 2019. He served as Global Chief Operating Officer, or COO, of Ernst & Young ("EY"), a leading professional services firm, from 2007 to December 2014 and retired as a partner of EY at the end of January 2015. In addition, Mr. Ferraro served as a member of EY’s Global Executive Board for more than 10 years. Mr. Ferraro joined EY in 1976 and prior to his COO role he served in several senior leadership positions at EY, including Global Vice Chair Audit. Mr. Ferraro practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for 35 years. Mr. Ferraro has served as a director for ManpowerGroup Inc., a provider of workforce solutions, since January 2016, and for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, since May 2015.

Jeffrey Jones

Mr. Jeffrey J. Jones II is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jones is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of H&R Block, Inc., a global consumer tax services provider, a position he has held since October 2017. Prior to October 2017, Mr. Jones served as H&R Block’s President and Chief Executive Officer-Designate beginning in August 2017. Previously, Mr. Jones served as President, Ride Sharing at Uber Technologies Inc., an on-demand car service company, from September 2016 until March 2017 and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Target Corporation, a retail sales company, from April 2012 to September 2016. Prior to his time at Target Corporation, Mr. Jones held various executive and leadership roles related to sales, agency and marketing with iconic brands such as The Coca-Cola Company and The Gap, Inc. He has served as a director of H&R Block, Inc. since 2017.

Adriana Karaboutis

Ms. Adriana Karaboutis is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Karaboutis is the Chief Information and Digital Officer of National Grid PLC, a multi-national power transmission and distribution company in the U.K. and northeast U.S., since August 14, 2017. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs at Biogen Inc., a global biotechnology company from September 2014 to March 2017. In that role, Ms. Karaboutis oversaw information technology, digital health and data sciences, and from December 2015, also oversaw global public affairs, government affairs, public policy and patient advocacy. From March 2010 to September 2014, Ms. Karaboutis was Vice President of Dell, Inc., a global technology company, and within the first year was promoted to Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), where she was responsible for leading an efficient and innovative global information technology organization focused on powering Dell as an end-to-end technology solutions provider. Ms. Karaboutis spent more than 20 years at General Motors Company and Ford Motor Company in various international leadership positions, including computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations and information technology. She served as president of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) from 2008 to 2010 and was a board member of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Forum from 2009 to 2014. Ms. Karaboutis has served on the Board of Directors of Perrigo Company plc, a global over-the-counter consumer goods and pharmaceutical company, since May 2017 and served on the Board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts from 2016 to 2017.

Eugene Lee

Mr. Eugene I. Lee, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lee is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc. ("Darden"), the owner and operator of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House restaurants in North America, positions he has held since February 2015. Previously, Mr. Lee served as Darden’s President and Interim CEO from October 2014 to February 2015, and President and Chief Operating Officer from September 2013 to October 2014. He served as President of Darden’s Specialty Restaurant Group from October 2007 to September 2013 following Darden’s acquisition of RARE Hospitality International, Inc., where he had served as President and a member of the Board of Directors since 2001. Mr. Lee has served as a member of the Darden Board of Directors since February 2015.

Sharon McCollam

Ms. Sharon L. McCollam is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McCollam served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc., a provider of technology products, services, and solutions from December 2012 until June 2016, and continued to serve as a senior advisor through January 2017. From 2006 to 2012, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer at Williams-Sonoma Inc., a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home, and as Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2006. Prior to Williams-Sonoma, Ms. McCollam served as Chief Financial Officer of Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., a division of Dole Food Company, Inc., a producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. McCollam has served as a director of Signet Jewelers, Limited, a diamond jewelry retailer, since March 2018, and as a director of Stitch Fix, Inc., an online specialty retailer, since November 2016. She previously served on the board of directors of Whole Foods Market, Inc., OfficeMax Incorporated, Del Monte Foods Company and Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Douglas Pertz

Dr. DOUGLAS A. PERTZ is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pertz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brink’s Company (“Brink’s”), the world’s largest cash management company including cash-in-transit, ATM services, international transportation of valuables, cash management and payment services. He has held these positions since June 2016. Prior to joining Brink’s, Mr. Pertz was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Recall Holdings Limited (“Recall”), a global provider of digital and physical information management and security services, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining Recall, Mr. Pertz served as a partner with Bolder Capital, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and investments in middle market companies and as a partner with One Equity Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He also served as CEO and on the Board of Directors of IMC Global, the predecessor company to The Mosaic Company, Culligan Water Technologies and Clipper Windpower, and as a Group Executive and Corporate Vice President at Danaher Corporation. Mr. Pertz has served as a member of Brink’s Board of Directors since June 2016 and in the past has served on the board of directors of numerous other public companies, including Nalco Holding, The Mosaic Company and Bowater.

Nigel Travis

Mr. Nigel Travis is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Travis served as the Executive Chairman of the Board for Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., a quick-service restaurant franchisor, from July 2018 to January 2019. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin’ Brands from January 2009 to July 2018, and assumed the additional responsibility of Chairman of the Board in May 2013. Previously, Mr. Travis served in executive leadership roles at various companies within the retail and restaurant industries. He continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Dunkin' Brands. He has served as a director of Office Depot, Inc., an office supply company, since March 2012, and as a director of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a global multi-brand specialty retailer, since January 2019.

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