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Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Minicucci

66 2009 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Melisa Miller

60 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charles Horn

58 2019 Interim Vice Chairman

Timothy King

56 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bryan Kennedy

50 2009 Executive Vice President and President, Epsilon

Bryan Pearson

55 2006 Executive Vice President; President of LoyaltyOne

Laura Santillan

47 2010 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Joseph Motes

57 2019 Chief Administrative Officer

Bruce Anderson

79 1996 Independent Director

Roger Ballou

67 2001 Independent Director

Kelly Barlow

50 2017 Independent Director

Kenneth Jensen

75 2001 Independent Director

Timothy Theriault

58 2016 Independent Director

Laurie Tucker

62 2015 Independent Director

Sharen Turney

62 2019 Independent Director

Tiffany Louder

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Minicucci

Mr. Robert A. Minicucci is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Minicucci joined Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, or WCAS, in August 1993, served as a general partner of WCAS and continues to serve as a general partner for certain of the WCAS limited partnerships. Before joining WCAS, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of First Data Corporation from December 1991 to August 1993. Prior to joining First Data Corporation, Mr. Minicucci was treasurer and senior vice president of American Express Company. Mr. Minicucci was a director of Paycom Software, Inc. from 2007 until 2016, serving as its chairman from 2013 until 2016, and of Retalix Ltd. from 2009 until 2013. Mr. Minicucci is currently the chairman of the board of directors of Amdocs Limited. Mr. Minicucci holds a Bachelor's degree from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Minicucci's qualifications include data industry, information technology and global operations experience, service on public company boards, financial expertise and demonstrated executive leadership at companies operating in the data and credit card industries. In addition, Mr. Minicucci has extensive, first-hand knowledge and understanding of our company gained from serving as a founding member of our board. Our board of directors believes Mr. Minicucci's strong leadership and unique insight strengthen the board and make him well-qualified for re-election as a director.

Melisa Miller

Ms. Melisa A. Miller is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as senior vice president, chief client officer. Before joining us, Ms. Miller held a similar role with Experian, and prior to that she held several positions with Experian where she gained increasing responsibility in sales and client services roles during her 22 years of service.

Charles Horn

Mr. Charles L. Horn is Interim Vice Chairman of the Company. From 1999 to November 2009, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Builders Firstsource, Inc. From 1994 to 1999, he served as vice president, finance and treasury, for the retail operations of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. and as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Conquest Industries from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Horn served as a director and the chair of the audit committee of Moody National REIT I, Inc. from 2012 until 2017 when it was acquired by Moody National REIT II, Inc. where Mr. Horn is currently a director and the chair of the audit committee. Mr. Horn holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration from Abilene Christian University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Horn is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

Timothy King

Mr. Timothy P. King is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial officer of the Company’s Card Services segment since 2012 and a Director for both Comenity Bank and Comenity Capital Bank

Bryan Kennedy

Mr. Bryan J. Kennedy is Executive Vice President and President, Epsilon of Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Mr. Kennedy has served as president of Epsilon since January 2009 and of Conversant since December 2014. Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer for Epsilon since October 2001 along with various senior management and executive positions within Epsilon. Mr. Kennedy held senior management positions with Capstead Mortgage Corporation from June 1990 to August 1994. Mr. Kennedy holds a Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bryan Pearson

Mr. Bryan A. Pearson is the Executive Vice President and President of LoyaltyOne of the Company. Mr. Pearson served as president for the AIR MILES® Reward Program from March 1999 until October 2006 and from January 2015 until September 2017, and prior to becoming president, he held various senior management and executive positions within the AIR MILES Reward Program. Mr. Pearson held management positions with Alias Research Inc. from June 1991 until October 1992. Prior to that, he worked in brand marketing at Quaker Oats Company of Canada from July 1988 until June 1991. Mr. Pearson holds a BScH degree and an MBA from Queen's University.

Laura Santillan

Ms. Laura Santillan is the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Ms. Santillan has served in various capacities of increasing responsibility, most recently as vice president, finance since October 2007 and senior vice president, finance since December 2009. Before joining the company, she served as senior manager of reporting for Dresser, Inc. from February 2002 to February 2004 and director of financial reporting for Wyndham International, Inc. from 1997 to 2002. Prior to that, she was with Ernst & Young LLP from 1993 to 1997. Ms. Santillan holds a Bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

Joseph Motes

Mr. Joseph L. Motes, III is Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Before joining us, Mr. Motes was with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP for nearly 20 years, and was the partner and lead relationship manager for Alliance Data. Mr. Motes holds a Bachelor's degree in geology from Trinity University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the SMU Law Review.

Bruce Anderson

Mr. Bruce K. Anderson is an Independent Director of the Company. He co-founded the investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, or WCAS, and has been a general partner of WCAS since March 1979. Prior to that, he served for nine years with Automatic Data Processing, Inc., or ADP, where, as executive vice president and a director of ADP and president of ADP International, he was active in corporate development and general management. Before joining ADP, Mr. Anderson spent four years in computer marketing with International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Anderson's qualifications include data industry and global operations experience, service on public company boards, financial and information technology expertise, demonstrated executive leadership and extensive, first-hand knowledge and understanding of our company gained from serving on our board since the company's inception. Our board of directors believes Mr. Anderson's skills and experience bring unique perspective and insight to the board and make him well-qualified for re-election as a director. Please see Director Succession and Retirement Policy on page 7 of this proxy statement with regard to the board's determination with respect to Mr. Anderson's nomination for re-election.

Roger Ballou

Mr. Roger H. Ballou is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ballou served as the chief executive officer and a director of CDI Corporation, a public company engaged in providing staffing and outsourcing services, from October 2001 until January 2011. He was a self-employed consultant from October 2000 to October 2001. Before that time, Mr. Ballou had served as chairman and chief executive officer of Global Vacation Group, Inc. from April 1998 to September 2000. Prior to that, he was a senior advisor for Thayer Capital Partners from September 1997 to April 1998. From April 1995 to August 1997, he served as vice chairman and chief marketing officer, then as president and chief operating officer, of Alamo Rent-a-Car, Inc. Mr. Ballou served as a director of Fox Chase Bank from 2005 until 2016. Mr. Ballou is currently a director of RCM Technologies, Inc. and Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ballou holds a Bachelor's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Our board of directors values Mr. Ballou's significant executive and public company board experience as well as his audit committee financial expertise which, together with his global operations and banking industry experience, strengthen and diversify the mix of skills represented on the board and demonstrate his qualifications for re-election as a director.

Kelly Barlow

Mr. Kelly J. Barlow is independent director of the company. Mr. Barlow has been a partner of ValueAct Capital, an investment partnership engaged in public and private equity investing, since August 2003. Prior to joining ValueAct Capital, Mr. Barlow worked at EGM Capital from 1997 to 2003, where he served primarily as portfolio manager of the firm's long/short equity fund. Prior to EGM Capital, Mr. Barlow worked at Wells Capital Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, in the small capitalization equity department from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Barlow previously served as a director of Adobe Systems, Inc. from December 2012 to April 2016 and of KAR Auction Services, Inc. from December 2011 to September 2013. Mr. Barlow holds a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Chico and is a CFA Charterholder. A seasoned investor with financial expertise and public company board experience, Mr. Barlow brings to the board a major investor's point of view. Our board benefits from Mr. Barlow's skills and the unique perspective and insights he contributes, qualifying him as a candidate for re-election as a director.

Kenneth Jensen

Mr. Kenneth R. Jensen, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jensen has served as a business consultant and strategic advisor for a number of companies since July 2006. Mr. Jensen served as the executive vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and assistant secretary of Fiserv, Inc., a public company engaged in data processing outsourcing, from July 1984 until June 2006. He was named senior executive vice president of Fiserv in 1986. Mr. Jensen was a director of Fiserv, Inc. from 1984 until 2007, of United Capital Financial Partners, Inc. from 2008 until 2013, and of Transfirst Group Holdings, Inc. from 2009 until 2014. Mr. Jensen holds a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University in Economics, an MBA from the University of Chicago in Accounting, Economics and Finance and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Accounting, Economics and Finance. Mr. Jensen possesses strong academic credentials and has extensive leadership experience both as a public company director and in multiple senior officer roles at a public company operating in the data industry. Mr. Jensen also has banking industry and information technology experience and significant expertise in accounting and finance. Collectively these skills and experiences enhance the board's ability to successfully oversee the company's assessment and management of risk, and the board believes Mr. Jensen is well-qualified for re-election as a director.

Timothy Theriault

Mr. Timothy J. Theriault is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Theriault served as an advisor to the chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. from June 2015 until November 2016. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and global chief information officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. from July 2014 to June 2015. He served in senior leadership positions with increasing responsibility at Walgreen Co. from October 2009 to July 2014, including as senior vice president and chief information, innovation and improvement officer. Prior to that, Mr. Theriault was employed by Northern Trust Corporation, where he served in various executive and management positions with increasing responsibility in the area of information technology from May 1991 to October 2009 and July 1982 to October 1989. Mr. Theriault served as director of end user computing and advanced technologies for S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., from October 1989 to May 1991. He currently serves as a director of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Mr. Theriault holds a Bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and completed the Harvard Business School advanced management program. Mr. Theriault brings significant expertise in information technology to our board. Together with his financial sophistication, banking and global business and operations experience gained as a senior executive in the financial services, health care and retail industries, Mr. Theriault's expertise and experience broaden the board's skill set and enhance its ability to understand and oversee risk, including those associated with information technology, cyber-security and bank regulatory matters. The board believes Mr. Theriault is well-qualified for re-election as a director.

Laurie Tucker

Ms. Laurie Anne Tucker is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Tucker has served as the founder and chief strategy officer for marketing consultancy firm, Calade Partners LLC since January 2014. Ms. Tucker served as the senior vice president-corporate marketing of FedEx Services, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, a public company engaged in transportation, e-commerce and business services, from 2000 to 2013 and was employed by FedEx in various capacities of increasing experience and responsibilities since 1978. Ms. Tucker was a director of Iron Mountain Incorporated from 2007 until 2014. Ms. Tucker holds a Bachelor's degree and an MBA from the University of Memphis. Ms. Tucker's qualifications include financial expertise, global operations experience and strong leadership skills developed as a public company board member and as a senior executive serving in various roles at a large multinational public company. These credentials, together with her expertise and experience in e-commerce, technology, customer service and corporate marketing, add significant value to the board and make Ms. Tucker a well-qualified candidate for re-election as a director..

Sharen Turney

Ms. Sharen J. Turney is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Turney is elected as a director at 2019 annual meeting of stockholders. Ms. Turney has served as the chief executive officer of Russia-based jeans brand Gloria Jeans since November 2018 and as a director of Sweden-based designer sock and underwear brand Happy Socks AB since January 2018. She served as president and chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret, a division of publicly-traded national retailer L Brands, Inc., from July 2006 until February 2016, and as president and chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret Direct, the brand’s catalogue and e-commerce arm, from May 2000 until July 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Turney served for 10 years in various executive roles including president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Direct, the direct marketing division of luxury brand retailer Neiman Marcus Group. Ms. Turney served as a director of M/I Homes, Inc. from January 2011 until February 2018, a director of FULLBEAUTY Brands from July 2016 to September 2018 and a director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc., including as chairman of the board of its Research Institute, from 2012 to 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and serves on the Baker Retailing Center Industry Advisory Board at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Turney has also served as an advisor to several retailers and technology companies. Ms. Turney’s qualifications include executive and/or board-level experience in the retail industry, including as an executive officer of a Fortune 500 fashion retailer, loyalty, marketing and digital/e-commerce expertise, global operations experience, service on public company boards, including as a member of public company compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees, financial expertise and executive leadership at companies operating in industries relevant to our business. Our board of directors believes Ms. Turney’s expertise, particularly with respect to her ret

Tiffany Louder

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