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Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA.OQ)

ASNA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Carrie Teffner

52 2019 Interim Executive Chairman of the Board

Brian Lynch

61 2017 President, Chief Operating Officer

Gary Muto

59 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robb Giammatteo

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Daniel Lamadrid

43 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Duane Holloway

46 2018 Assistant Secretary

Kate Buggeln

57 2018 Lead Independent Director

David Jaffe

59 2019 Director

Katherine Krill

63 2015 Director

Stacey Rauch

61 2017 Director

John Welborn

41 2018 Director

Katie Bayne

52 2015 Independent Director

Carl Rubin

59 2015 Independent Director

Linda Yaccarino

55 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Carrie Teffner

Ms. Carrie W. Teffner is Interim Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Teffner served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PetSmart, Inc. from 2013 to 2015 until it was sold to BC Partners, where she was responsible for finance and information technology. Ms. Teffner also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weber Stephen Products LLC from 2011 to 2013. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Teffner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Timberland Company until it was sold to VF Corporation. Ms. Teffner spent the first 21 years of her career with Sara Lee Corporation where she held various domestic and international positions including divisional and segment Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Teffner also serves as a director and member of the Audit Committee for GameStop Corp. since August 2018, and as a director of the nonprofit community revitalization organization, Rebuilding Together, since 2013. Ms. Teffner served as a director and the Audit Committee Chair for Banfield, The Pet Hospital, from 2014 to 2015. Ms. Teffner served as a director of Crocs for six months during 2015 prior to her appointment as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Brian Lynch

Mr. Brian E. Lynch serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the the Company. Prior to his most recent appointment, Mr. Lynch served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He joined our organization in 2015 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Justice brand. Prior to joining the Company, from 2008-2012 Mr. Lynch served as President, Corporate Operations at ANN INC., and then from 2012-2014 served as President of ANN INC.'s Ann Taylor brand. Mr. Lynch has over 35 years of fashion and retail experience, having previously held a variety of executive leadership positions with ANN INC., Gap Inc. and The Walt Disney Company.

Gary Muto

Mr. Gary P. Muto is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He served as a President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to his most recent appointment, Mr. Muto served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Premium Fashion segment since October 2016, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of ANN since October 2015. Additionally, from 2008-2014 Mr. Muto served as President of ANN INC.'s LOFT brand, and then from 2014-2015 as President of ANN Brands. Mr. Muto has over 25 years of fashion and retail experience, having previously held a variety of executive leadership positions with Gap Inc.

Robb Giammatteo

Mr. Robb Giammatteo serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined the Company in 2013 as the Senior Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Giammatteo was the Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis at VF Corporation, and before that, the Divisional Chief Financial Officer of VF Outlet. Prior to VF, he spent several years in a variety of financial leadership roles at Limited Brands and General Motors.

Daniel Lamadrid

Mr. Daniel Lamadrid serves as a Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lamadrid has responsibility for all Corporate Financial Planning activities as well as oversight of the Company's financial accounting and reporting operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lamadrid was a Senior Vice President at Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. where he served as Controller from 2011 and as Chief Accounting Officer from 2012 until 2017. Prior to Vitamin Shoppe, Mr. Lamadrid held various financial leadership roles at Ralph Lauren, Hartz Mountain Corporation and Toys R Us. Mr. Lamadrid began his career in public accounting.

Duane Holloway

Mr. Duane D. Holloway is Assistant Secretary of the Company, effective April 11, 2018. Mr. Holloway joins the Company from CoreLogic, a real estate data, analytics and services provider where he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and led the U.S. legal department. Before joining CoreLogic, Mr. Holloway spent several years in executive positions with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Operations & Litigation. Prior to his tenure at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, he practiced corporate law with the international law firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). Commenting on today's announcement David Jaffe, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased to welcome Duane to our executive leadership team. Duane is a results-based strategist who has demonstrated success in building high-achieving teams and finding solutions to complex issues. We look forward to Duane being an integral part of the continued success of ascena." Mr. Holloway holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Kate Buggeln

Ms. Kate Buggeln serves as an Lead Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Buggeln serves as a member of the Board for publicly traded Five Below, Inc. She also is on the Board of Noble Biomaterials, Scoop Holdings (parent company of cabi) and the nonprofit, Bpeace. Previously, Ms. Buggeln was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Coach, Inc., where she created and led strategies to enter new markets and new categories. Ms. Buggeln also spent many years as a retail consultant at LakeWest Group Ltd. and Coopers & Lybrand LLP, where she advised retail companies on business strategy, operations, e-commerce and supply chain. Previously, Ms. Buggeln served as a Director at Vitamin Shoppe, Stuart Weitzman and Timberland Company. On September 28, 2018, Ms. Buggeln was appointed to serve as the Company’s Lead Independent Director.

David Jaffe

Mr. David R. Jaffe is Director of the Company. Previously, he had been President from 2002 to 2017, and Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Jaffe joined our Company in 1992 as Vice President, Business Development and became Senior Vice President in 1995, Executive Vice President in 1996 and Vice Chairman in 2000. David is the son of Elliot S. and Roslyn S. Jaffe. Elliot S. Jaffe is a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus. Roslyn S. Jaffe is a co-founder and Director Emeritus for Life. David Jaffe is the brother of Elise Jaffe, a non-executive officer and a more than 5% stockholder, and Richard Jaffe, a significant holder of the Company’s stock. Mr. Jaffe is also a member of the Board of Directors of The National Retail Federation.

Katherine Krill

Ms. Katherine Lawther Krill serves as a Director of the Company. Ms. Kay Krill has served as President and CEO of ANN INC. since 2005. Kay joined Ann Taylor in 1994 and quickly advanced within the company. She was responsible for the creation of the LOFT brand and was named President in 2001. Under her tenure it became a $1.5 billion business and one of the fastest growing concepts in women's apparel. In 2004, she was promoted to the role of President of the company as well as named a Director. During her tenure, Kay fostered a purpose driven culture. She launched ANN INC.'s corporate social responsibility program, Responsibly ANN, and the company's charitable platform, ANN Cares, to support programs that contribute to women's and children's health and well-being. Since 2005, ANN INC. has raised more than $50 million to support such causes including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. As a female CEO, Kay has a passionate commitment to invest in women and causes that are important to them. She is the driving force behind the ANN power Vital Voices Initiative, a program designed to train and mentor the next generation of female leaders in the United States. She has been cited by Fortune Magazine as one of America's most powerful women business leaders and Crain's 50 Most Powerful Women in New York (from 2007-2015). In addition to her appointment as a Director of ascena, Ms. Krill is also on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation and St. Luke's School in New Canaan, CT.

Stacey Rauch

Ms. Stacey S. Rauch serves as a Director of the company. since February 2017, as a director of Fiesta Restaurant Group since 2012, Chair of Fiesta Restaurant Group’s Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, and as a member of its Compensation Committee. Ms. Rauch is a Director (Senior Partner) Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, from which she retired in September 2010. Ms. Rauch was a leader in McKinsey’s Retail and Consumer Goods Practices, served as the head of the North American Retail and Apparel Practice, and acted as the Global Retail Practice Convener. A 24-year veteran of McKinsey, Ms. Rauch led engagements for a wide range of retailers, apparel wholesalers and consumer goods manufacturers in the U.S. and internationally. Ms. Rauch was a co-founder of McKinsey’s New Jersey office, and was the first woman at McKinsey appointed as an industry practice leader. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ms. Rauch spent five years in product management for the General Foods Corporation. Ms. Rauch is also a non-executive director of Land Securities Group, PLC, the UK’s largest commercial property company, where she sits on its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Previously, Ms. Rauch served on the board of directors of CEB, Inc., a leading member-based advisory company, ANN (which was acquired by the Company in August 2015), and Tops Holding Corporation, the parent company of Tops Markets LLC, a U.S. grocery retailer.

John Welborn

Mr. John L. Welborn, Jr. is Director of the Company. Mr. Welborn has led or supported Stadium’s due diligence across many different industries, including financial services, retail, software and business services. Mr. Welborn joined Stadium in 2000 as an Associate. Prior to joining Stadium, from 1998 to 2000, Mr. Welborn was a Financial Analyst at The Beacon Group, LLC, an investment and advisory firm that is now party of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. At Beacon, Mr. Welborn was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, focusing on financial services and consumer product companies and the Liquid Investments Committee. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Welborn served as a director and member of the governance committee of Intermountain Community Bancorp and as a director of Panhandle State Bank, Inc.

Katie Bayne

Ms. Katie J. Bayne serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bayne currently serves as Senior Vice President, Global Sparkling Brands at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, serves as Senior Vice President, Global Sparkling Brands at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, she is responsible for global marketing, portfolio strategy and innovation for the flagship brand, Coca-Cola, and the company’s other sparkling brands around the world. Ms. Bayne joined Coca-Cola in 1989 in brand management and has since held roles of increasing responsibility, focused on consumer strategy, retail marketing and consumer marketing in the U.S. and Australia. From 2010 to 2013, she was President and General Manager, Sparkling Beverages, Coca-Cola North America. Prior to her current position, Ms. Bayne served as President, North America Brands for The Coca-Cola Company. With 27 years as an executive at Coca-Cola, Ms. Bayne brings extensive strategic marketing and brand management experience to the Company. Throughout her career in leadership roles at Coca-Cola, Ms. Bayne acquired vast managerial and operational knowledge of the retail industry, both domestically and internationally. Ms. Bayne previously served on the board of directors of ANN until its acquisition by the Company in August 2015. The Board selected Ms. Bayne to serve as a director based on her strong background in consumer strategy, retail marketing and consumer marketing. Ms. Bayne also previously served on the board of directors of ANN INC. until its acquisition by the Company in August 2015.

Carl Rubin

Mr. Carl S. Rubin serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He joined Michaels in 2013 as its Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as Chairman of the Board in 2015. Prior to joining Michaels, from 2010 to 2013, Mr. Rubin was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. Mr. Rubin held roles of increasing responsibility at Office Depot, serving as President beginning in 2006. Mr. Rubin spent six years in senior leadership roles, including Partner, at Accenture Consulting where he advised clients and led engagements across retail formats and ecommerce business. Prior to joining Accenture Consulting, Mr. Rubin also held various management positions at several specialty retailers. Mr. Rubin was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The National Retail Federation from 2007 to 2010.

Linda Yaccarino

Ms. Linda Yaccarino serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Yaccarino currently serves as Chairwoman, Advertising, Sales and Client Partnerships for NBCUniversal, Inc. With nearly $10 billion dollars of annual revenue responsibility, she is responsible for national advertising revenues and marketplace strategy and innovation for the company’s wide-reaching portfolio, which comprises two broadcast networks, 15 cable networks, and over 50 digital properties. Since joining NBCUniversal, Inc. in 2011, Ms. Yaccarino has transformed advertising sales into the leading sales and marketing organization in the industry. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Ms. Yaccarino served as Executive Vice President and COO of Turner Entertainment Advertising Sales, where she was responsible for advertising revenues, marketing and program acquisitions for the company’s portfolio of networks. Ms. Yaccarino was recognized in 2015 by The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment: Power 100” for the third year in a row. She was also recognized by Variety’s “Power of Women of New York” in 2014 and as a “CEO of Tomorrow” by BusinessWeek. As an active leader in community and philanthropic work, Ms. Yaccarino sits on the Executive Committee and Board of the Ad Council and on numerous philanthropic boards such as Adults and Children with Learning and Development Disabilities (ACLD) and the John A. Reisenbach (JAR) Foundation. Her community and professional affiliations include active involvement with Women in Cable & Telecommunications and Penn State University, where she sits on the Dean’s Advancement Council in the College of Communications.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Carrie Teffner

--

Brian Lynch

5,907,480

Gary Muto

5,948,300

Robb Giammatteo

1,258,050

Daniel Lamadrid

--

Duane Holloway

919,936

Kate Buggeln

201,000

David Jaffe

3,956,350

Katherine Krill

171,000

Stacey Rauch

182,250

John Welborn

3,736

Katie Bayne

181,000

Carl Rubin

202,250

Linda Yaccarino

166,426
As Of  26 Jul 2018