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Office Depot Inc (ODP.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Vassalluzzo

70 2017 Non-executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Gerry Smith

55 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph Lower

51 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Stephen Calkins

47 2017 President - Business Solutions Division

Dana Stonerook

46 2018 President of CompuCom Division

Todd Hale

45 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Jerri DeVard

59 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

N. David Bleisch

58 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

John Gannfors

52 2017 Executive Vice President -Transformation and Strategic Sourcing

Scott Kriss

49 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Kevin Moffitt

44 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Officer

Janet Schijns

55 2017 Senior Vice President - Services – Copy, Print and Tech

Kristin Campbell

56 2016 Independent Director

Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga

64 2013 Independent Director

Cynthia Jamison

58 2013 Independent Director

V. James Marino

67 2013 Independent Director

David Szymanski

61 2013 Independent Director

Nigel Travis

68 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Vassalluzzo

Mr. Joseph S. Vassalluzzo is the Non-executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Joseph S. Vassalluzzo has served as a Director on our Board since August 2013 and was appointed as the independent non-executive Chairman of the Board in February 2017. Since 2002, he has served as a director of the Federal Realty Investment Trust, where he is Chairman of the board of trustees. Mr. Vassalluzzo was previously a director of LifeTime Fitness, from 2006 to 2015, where he was the Lead Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Vassalluzzo also served on the board of directors of iParty Corp. from 2004 to 2013 and on the board of directors of Commerce Bancorp from 2005 to 2008 where he chaired various committees of both. He also operates a retail consulting business. Previously, among other roles, Mr. Vassalluzzo was employed by Staples, Inc. from 1989 until 2005, most recently as Vice Chairman. Additionally, his duties at Staples, Inc. included worldwide responsibility for all of Staples, Inc.’s real estate activities, including, but not limited to, the development and management of all retail stores; distribution; office and warehouse centers; all engineering, construction and design activities; facilities management; M&A activities; and the Legal Department function. Mr. Vassalluzzo’s broad based experience in business, including his extensive experience in retail businesses, the office supplies business, and his service on the boards of a number of retailers, provides the Board and management with retail and retail real estate expertise that is essential to our core business. In addition, Mr. Vassalluzzo’s executive and senior leadership positions at numerous retailers led the Board to conclude that he should be nominated as a director.

Gerry Smith

Mr. Gerry P. Smith is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. G. Smith was at Lenovo Group Limited, a $45 billion leading global technology company (“Lenovo”), since 2006. Most recently, Mr. G. Smith served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo since 2016 where he was responsible for all operations across Lenovo’s global product portfolio. Prior to assuming this role, also in 2016, Mr. G. Smith was Executive Vice President and President, Data Center Group. From 2015 to 2016, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Personal Computing Group and Enterprise Business Group, and from 2013 to 2015 he served as President of the Americas. In these roles, Mr. G. Smith oversaw Lenovo’s fast-growing enterprise business worldwide and Lenovo’s overall business in the America’s region. Prior to that, Mr. G. Smith was President, North America and Senior Vice President, Global Operations of Lenovo from 2012 to 2013, and Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain of Lenovo from 2006 until 2012 where he was responsible for end-to-end supply chain management. Prior to Lenovo, Mr. G. Smith held a number of executive positions at Dell Inc. from 1994 until 2006, as the company became a global leader in personal computers. Mr. G. Smith’s extensive leadership experience, strong track record in increasing operating profit, managing complex integrations, directing corporate turnarounds and transforming companies for future success, led the Board to conclude that he should be nominated as a director.

Joseph Lower

Mr. Joseph T. Lower is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective January 8, 2018. Mr. Lower was appointed as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2018. Prior to joining us, Mr. Lower served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at B/E Aerospace, Inc. between November 2014 and April 2017, where he oversaw the financial related matters for the company. Prior to joining B/E Aerospace, Mr. Lower was Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for The Boeing Company, where he spent 12 years. Among other finance positions, Mr. Lower spent six years with Credit Suisse in various investment banking roles including positions in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Forming and Machining Industries Inc.

Stephen Calkins

Mr. Stephen R. (Steve) Calkins is President - Business Solutions Division of the Company. Mr. Calkins was appointed as our President, Business Solutions Division in May 2017. Mr. Calkins previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary from August 2016 to September 2017, and as our Executive Vice President, Contract Sales from December 2013 to August 2016, during which time he was responsible for our contract business, Canadian operations, print and services and customer service. Mr. Calkins also served as Senior Vice President, Business Solutions from April 2011 to December 2013, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel from March 2010 to April 2011, and Vice President, Associate General Counsel from February 2007 to March 2010. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Calkins held various leadership positions in our legal department. Before Office Depot, Mr. Calkins was an attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Dana Stonerook

Mr. Dana Stonerook is appointed as President of CompuCom Division of the company effective April 1, 2018. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of CompuCom Services, Inc. (“CompuCom”) from November 2016 until the Company’s acquisition of CompuCom in November 2017, as well as Executive Vice President and President, End-User Enablement and Tech Zone from February 2015 to November 2016. Prior to joining CompuCom, Mr. Stone served as President and General Manager of Lenovo Latin America from 2013 to 2016. Previously, Mr. Stone served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Lenovo Group Ltd. from 2012 to 2013, and also held roles at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Stone has been chairman of the board of directors of Powermat, a private wireless charging company since March 2017 and previously served as the board of directors observer for XTR3D, an Israeli 3D camera company, from 2011 to 2016.

Todd Hale

Mr. Todd Hale is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the company. He was the Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Hale is responsible for defining the Company's IT architecture, managing and overseeing IT projects and portfolio decisions, planning and developing applications supporting business operations, and ensuring the security of IT systems and processes. Previously, Hale served as Senior Vice President, North American Chief Information Officer for Office Depot. During Hale's time with Office Depot, he has led a number of transformational initiatives including the deployment of Global Merchandising, Supply Chain and e-Commerce solutions. Hale joined Office Depot in 2004 where he held several positions of increasing responsibility such as Director, IT Supply Chain Systems; Senior Director, Merchandising, Marketing & Inventory Management Systems; and Vice President, North American Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Applications Development. Prior to joining Office Depot, Hale held various IT leadership positions with the Eckerd Corporation. He began his career in retail consulting for Procter & Gamble and Walmart. Hale holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a BS in Micro Biology from the University of Arkansas.

Jerri DeVard

Ms. Jerri L. DeVard is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Ms. DeVard was named our Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer in January 2018. In this role, Ms. DeVard leads eCommerce and Customer Service functions as well as Marketing and Communications. Ms. DeVard joined us in September 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining us, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for The ADT Corporation (“ADT”) from April 2014 to June 2016, a global brand that is the nation’s largest security company. Prior to ADT, Ms. DeVard held various marketing leadership positions for Nokia, Verizon and Citigroup. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Under Armour, Inc. and Cars.com.

N. David Bleisch

Mr. N. David Bleisch is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the company. Mr. Bleisch was appointed as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in September 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bleisch was Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for The ADT Corporation from September 2012 through May 2016, where he managed the legal, environmental, health and safety, government affairs and corporate governance matters. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Bleisch served in several leadership roles at Tyco International before being appointed Vice President and General Counsel of Tyco Security Solutions. Before joining Tyco, Mr. Bleisch was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The LTV Corporation. Before LTV, Mr. Bleisch was a partner with Jackson Walker LLP.

John Gannfors

Mr. John W. Gannfors is Executive Vice President -Transformation and Strategic Sourcing of the Company. Mr. Gannfors was appointed as our Executive Vice President, Transformation, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain in July 2017. Previously, Mr. Gannfors served as our Executive Vice President, Transformation and Strategic Sourcing. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gannfors served as Chief Procurement Officer at Lenovo Group Limited, where he spent nearly ten years. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Gannfors served in various leadership roles at Dell. Mr. Gannfors began his career in Product Management at Lockheed Martin’s Calcomp division, as well as Definicon Systems.

Scott Kriss

Mr. Scott A. Kriss is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, effective April 3, 2018 . Kriss most recently served as SVP, Chief Accounting & Tax Officer for The Wendy’s Company, responsible for all aspects of The Wendy’s Company’s accounting and tax functions. Prior to joining The Wendy’s Company, he held positions at Bacardi-Martini, Inc., Tween Brands, Inc., Limited Brands, Inc. and Arthur Andersen & Co. Kriss holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia. He also served as a Board Member for Junior Achievement of Central Ohio and The Wendy’s Foundation, among others.

Kevin Moffitt

Mr. Kevin Moffitt is Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Officer of the company. Mr. Moffitt was appointed as our Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Officer in January 2018. Mr. Moffitt previously served as our Chief Digital Officer in 2017; Senior Vice President, eCommerce & Direct Business Unit Leader from 2016 to 2017; and as our Vice President, eCommerce Product Management and Customer Experience from 2012 to 2016. Prior to joining us, he held several leadership roles at Dillards and Crossview.

Janet Schijns

Ms. Janet Schijns serves as Senior Vice President - Services – Copy, Print and Tech of the Company. Ms. Schijns was appointed as our Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Services Officer in January 2018. Ms. Schijns joined us in July 2017 as Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Services Officer. Prior to joining us, Ms. Schijns served as Chief Channel Executive and Vice President of Verizon Business Markets from December 2016 until July 2017, Vice President Global Channels and Alliances of Verizon Enterprise Solutions (VES) from February 2016 to December 2016 and Chief Marketing Technologist and Vice President of VES from January 2012 to February 2016. Ms. Schijns also previously held several leadership roles at Motorola - Enterprise Mobility Solutions, The JS Group, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, First Fidelity and L’Oreal. Ms. Schijns served on the board of Cloud Girls, a not-for-profit community of female technology advocates, and Verizon “WAVE” Women at Verizon.

Kristin Campbell

Ms. Kristin Ann Campbell is Independent Director of the Company. Kristin A. Campbell joined our Board in July 2016 and currently serves as the Chair of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Campbell has been the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a global hospitality company, since June 2011. Prior to Hilton Worldwide, Ms. Campbell spent 18 years at Staples, Inc., where she served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2007 to 2011. Before joining Staples, Inc. in 1993, Ms. Campbell worked at law firms Goodwin Procter LLP and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster. Ms. Campbell is a board member of Vital Voices Global Partnership and an Advisory board member of New Perimeter. She previously served as a board member of The Trustees of Reservation, a non-profit land conservation organization, from 2009 to 2012. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Virginia bars. Ms. Campbell has an extensive corporate retail experience in office products/services industry as well as consumer business experience. In addition to her executive experience in a large global company, her risk management, relevant board and governance experience led the Board to conclude that Ms. Campbell should be nominated as a director.

Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga

Ms. Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga is Independent Director of the Company. Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga joined our Board in November 2013. Previously she was a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 1998 to November 2013. From 1999 to 2000, Ms. Luzuriaga served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mattel Interactive, a business unit of Mattel, Inc., one of the major toy manufacturers in the world (“Mattel”). Prior to holding this position, she served Mattel as its Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Planning and Resources, from 1997 to 1999, and as its Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1997. Since leaving Mattel in 2000, Ms. Luzuriaga has been working as an independent business development consultant. From 2002 until 2005, she was also a director of Providian Financial Corporation. Since January 2012, she has been a director of SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plan and in January 2017, she became Chairperson of its board. In January 2017, Ms. Luzuriaga also joined the board of the SCAN Foundation. Ms. Luzuriaga has served as a director of SuperValu, Inc., a retail grocery store chain, since 2015 and currently serves as a member of its Audit Committee. Ms. Luzuriaga has substantial prior leadership experience in the operations and strategy side of businesses, both in the United States and internationally. This experience, together with her financial expertise, her experience in corporate finance, and her experience as a board member for other public companies, led the Board to conclude that she should be nominated as a director.

Cynthia Jamison

Ms. Cynthia T. Jamison is Independent Director of the company. Cynthia T. Jamison has served as a Director on our Board since August 2013 and currently serves as the Chair of our Audit Committee. Ms. Jamison was the Chief Financial Officer of AquaSpy, Inc. from 2009 to 2012. From 1999 to 2009, she was a partner with Tatum, LLC, an executive services firm focused exclusively on providing Chief Financial Officer support to public and private companies. Prior to joining Tatum, LLC, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Chart House Enterprises and previously held various financial positions at Allied Domecq Retailing USA, Kraft General Foods, and Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Jamison’s experience also includes her service, since 2004 and until 2015, as a director of B&G Foods, Inc. Since 2002, Ms. Jamison has served as a member of the board of directors for Tractor Supply Company and currently serves as the Chairman of its board. Ms. Jamison has served as a director of Darden, Inc. since 2014 and currently serves as the Chair of its Audit Committee. Since 2015, Ms. Jamison also has served as a director of Big Lots, Inc. Ms. Jamison has extensive experience in financial and accounting matters, including public company reporting, as well as strategy and capitalization expertise, having served as Chief Financial Officer or on the board of directors of many public and private companies. Ms. Jamison also brings key senior management, leadership, financial and strategic planning, corporate governance and public company executive compensation experience which led the Board to conclude that she should be nominated as a director.

V. James Marino

Mr. V. James Marino is Independent Director of the Company. V. James Marino joined our Board in November 2013 and currently serves as the Chair of our Compensation Committee. Previously, Mr. Marino was a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 2011 to November 2013. From 2006 until his retirement in August 2011, Mr. Marino was President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberto-Culver Company, a personal care products company. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Marino served as President of Alberto-Culver Consumer Products Worldwide from 2004 to November 2006, and as President of Alberto Personal Care Worldwide, a division of Alberto-Culver Company, from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Marino has been a member of the board of directors of PVH Corp. since 2007, where he serves on the Audit & Risk Management Committee. He was also a member of the board of directors of Alberto-Culver Company from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Marino has substantial prior leadership experience in commerce between businesses, both in the United States and internationally. Mr. Marino also has extensive experience in strategy development and execution, marketing and brand equity building. His consumer packaged goods background provides a unique perspective on the retail sector. His experience as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a public company and his role as a board member for other consumer products public companies led the Board to conclude that he should be nominated as a Director.

David Szymanski

Dr. David M. Szymanski is Independent Director of the Company. David M. Szymanski joined our Board in November 2013. Previously, he was a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 2004 to November 2013. Dr. Szymanski became the Dean of and a Professor of Marketing at the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business in 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Szymanski was a Professor of Marketing and holder of the JC Penney Chair of Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University, where he had served since 1987. Dr. Szymanski served as the Director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University from 2000 to 2006. From 2004 until 2010, Dr. Szymanski was a director of Zale Corporation, and from 2004 to 2006, Dr. Szymanski was a director of the National Retail Federation Foundation Board. Dr. Szymanski has held significant leadership positions in major universities. His great depth of knowledge regarding all aspects of the retail industry arising from his academic focus and his experience as a board member for another public company, led the Board to conclude that he should be nominated as a director.

Nigel Travis

Mr. Nigel Travis is Independent Director of the Company. Nigel Travis has served as a Director on our Board since March 2012. Mr. Travis has been Chairman of the board of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., a quick-service restaurant franchisor, since May 2013 and Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. Mr. Travis also serves as Club Chairman of Leyton Orient Football Club, and led a business consortium to take ownership of the storied English football club in June 2017. From 2005 through 2008, Mr. Travis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International, Inc., an international take-out and delivery pizza restaurant chain. From 1994 to 2004, he had executive roles in Europe, International and Retail divisions of Blockbuster, Inc., culminating with the role of President and Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Travis also held human resources and international roles for Burger King Holdings, Inc. from 1989 to 1994, prior to which he worked for Grand Metropolitan PLC since 1985. Mr. Travis’ previous board service includes Lorillard, Inc. from 2008 to 2012, Papa John’s International, Inc. from 2005 to 2008, Bombay Company from 2000 to 2007, and Limelight Group from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Travis brings significant international, retail, human resources and operations experience to our Board, and as a public company Chief Executive Officer, he provides perspectives on leadership and strategy. In addition, Mr. Travis’ particular knowledge of and extensive experience in senior management of manufacturing and consumer product businesses led the Board to conclude that he should be nominated as a director.