People: Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS)

ADS on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Minicucci

62 2009 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Edward Heffernan

50 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charles Horn

52 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bryan Kennedy

44 2009 Executive Vice President; President of Epsilon

Melisa Miller

54 2011 Executive Vice President, President - Retail Credit Services

Bryan Pearson

49 2006 Executive Vice President; President of LoyaltyOne

Laura Santillan

41 2010 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Leigh Epperson

47 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Bruce Anderson

73 1996 Independent Director

Roger Ballou

2001 Independent Director

Lawrence Benveniste

62 2004 Independent Director

D. Keith Cobb

71 2004 Independent Director

E Draper

69 2005 Independent Director

Kenneth Jensen

69 2001 Independent Director

Julie Prozeller

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Biographies

Name Description

Robert Minicucci

Mr. Robert A. Minicucci serves as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Alliance Data Systems Corp. He has served as a director since August 1996. Mr. Minicucci is a general partner with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, or WCAS, joining the firm in August 1993. 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 is currently the chairman of the board of directors of Amdocs Limited and serves as a director of Paycom Inc. and Retalix Ltd. Mr. Minicucci holds a Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Edward Heffernan

Mr. Edward J. Heffernan serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Alliance Data Systems Corp. He has served as a director since June 2009. From May 2000 until March 2009, Mr. Heffernan served as an executive vice president and chief financial officer of Alliance Data and, prior to that, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions for Alliance Data. Before joining, he served as vice president, mergers and acquisitions, for First Data Corporation from October 1994 to May 1998. Prior to that, he served as vice president, mergers and acquisitions for Citicorp from July 1990 to October 1994, and prior to that he served in corporate finance at Credit Suisse First Boston from June 1986 until July 1990. Mr. Heffernan is currently a director of Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Mr. Heffernan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Charles Horn

Mr. Charles L. Horn serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Alliance Data Systems Corp. 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 is currently a director and the chair of the audit committee of Moody National REIT I, Inc. 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.

Bryan Kennedy

Mr. Bryan J. Kennedy serves as Executive Vice President; President of Epsilon of Alliance Data Systems Corp. Mr. Kennedy has served as president of Epsilon since January 2009. 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.

Melisa Miller

Ms. Melisa A. Miller serves as Executive Vice President, President - Retail Credit Services of Alliance Data Systems Corp. She assumed her current position in September 2011. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as senior vice president, chief client officer. Before joining, 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.

Bryan Pearson

Mr. Bryan A. Pearson serves as Executive Vice President; President of LoyaltyOne of Alliance Data Systems Corp. He assumed his current position in 2006. Mr. Pearson has served as president for the AIR MILES® Reward Program since January 1999 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 serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Alliance Data Systems Corp. She assumed her current position in February 2010. 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.

Leigh Epperson

Ms. Leigh Ann K. Epperson serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Alliance Data Systems Corp. She assumed her current position in January 2011. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as vice president, assistant general counsel. Before joining, Ms. Epperson was with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she practiced law from 1996 until June 2002. From 1995-1996, Ms. Epperson served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Barefoot Sanders, N.D. Texas. Ms. Epperson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and a J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Bruce Anderson

Mr. Bruce K. Anderson serves as an Independent Director of Alliance Data Systems Corp. He has served as a director since August 1996. 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. Mr. Anderson served as a director of Amdocs Limited from 1997 until 2012. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

Roger Ballou

Mr. Roger H. Ballou serves as an Independent Director of Alliance Data Systems Corp. He has served as a director since February 2001. 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 is also currently a director of Fox Chase Bank. 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.

Lawrence Benveniste

Dr. Lawrence M. Benveniste serves as Independent Director of Alliance Data Systems Corp. He has served as a director since June 2004. Dr. Benveniste has served as the Dean of Goizueta Business School at Emory University since July 2005. Dr. Benveniste served as the Dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota from January 2001 to July 2005, and prior to January 2001, he was an associate dean, the chair of the finance department, and a professor of finance at the Carlson School of Management. He previously served on the faculties of Boston College, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Rochester and the University of Southern California. Dr. Benveniste is currently a director of Rimage Corporation. Dr. Benveniste holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.

D. Keith Cobb

Mr. D. Keith Cobb, CPA, serves as an Independent Director of Alliance Data Systems Corp. He has served as a director since June 2004. Mr. Cobb has served as a business consultant and strategic advisor for a number of companies since 1996. He spent 32 years as a practicing certified public accountant for KPMG, LLP, including as the National Managing Partner – Financial Services and as a senior member of the firm’s management committee. Mr. Cobb was vice chairman and chief executive officer of Alamo Rent-a-Car, Inc. from 1995 until 1996. Mr. Cobb is currently a director of the Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. He completed a six-year term on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami Branch in 2002. Mr. Cobb holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.

E Draper

Dr. E. Linn Draper, Jr., Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of Alliance Data Systems Corp. He has served as a director since February 2005. He has served in an executive and directoral capacity for a number of companies since 1980. Dr. Draper was chairman of the board of American Electric Power Company, Inc., or AEP, for 11 years until his retirement from AEP in 2004, and served as president and chief executive officer of AEP from 1993 to 2003. He was the president of the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation from 1992 until 2004, and was the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Gulf States Utilities Company from 1987 to 1992. Dr. Draper is a director of TransCanada Corporation, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and NorthWestern Corporation. Dr. Draper also serves on the University of Texas Engineering Advisory Board. Dr. Draper was a director of Temple-Inland Inc. until February 2012. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Rice University and a Doctorate from Cornell University.

Kenneth Jensen

Mr. Kenneth R. Jensen, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of Alliance Data Systems Corp. 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 May 2007. Mr. Jensen is currently a director of United Capital Financial Partners, Inc. and Transfirst Group Holdings, Inc. 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.

Julie Prozeller

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