People: Aeropostale Inc (ARO)

ARO on New York Consolidated

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22 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Karin Hirtler-Garvey

57 2012 Chairman of the Board

Julian Geiger

68 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Marc Miller

44 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Emilia Fabricant

47 2012 Executive Vice President - Aeropostale

Mary Pile

57 2010 Executive Vice President - Customer Engagement

Michael Cunningham

56 2013 Director

Stefan Kaluzny

47 2014 Director

Ronald Beegle

51 2003 Independent Director

Robert Chavez

59 2004 Independent Director

Evelyn Dilsaver

59 2007 Independent Director

Janet Grove

63 2012 Independent Director

John Haugh

51 2007 Independent Director

John Howard

61 1998 Independent Director

David Vermylen

63 2003 Independent Director

Susan Lewis

Vice President, Investor And Media Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Karin Hirtler-Garvey

Ms. Karin Hirtler-Garvey is Chairman of the Board of Aeropostale, Inc., since February 1, 2012. She has served as a director since August 2005. From May 2009 through November 2011, Ms. Hirtler-Garvey was the Chief Risk Executive for Ally Financial Inc. Previously, Ms. Hirtler-Garvey was a principal in a start-up real estate development venture based in New Jersey. Prior to that, Ms. Hirtler-Garvey was Chief Operating Officer, Global Markets for Bank of America (formerly NationsBank). Ms. Hirtler-Garvey joined Bank of America in September 1995 and held various senior management positions within the organization until March 2005. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Global Markets, from April to October 2004, Ms. Hirtler-Garvey held the position of President of Trust and Credit Banking Products. From June 2001 to March 2004, Ms. Hirtler-Garvey held the position of Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer for the Wealth and Investment Management division. Ms. Hirtler-Garvey is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Hirtler-Garvey is also a member of the board of directors of the publicly traded company Medley Capital Corporation, as well as a director of two privately held corporations, USAA Federal Savings Bank and Western World Insurance Company.

Julian Geiger

Mr. Julian R. Geiger is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Aeropostale, Inc. From November 2011 through December 2013, Mr. Geiger served as President and CEO of Crumbs Bake Shops, Inc. (“Crumbs”). He served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from August 1998 to February 2010. Mr. Geiger continued to serve as Chairman of our Board of Directors and as a part-time advisor to the Company until February 2012. Mr. Geiger served as a director of Crumbs Bake Shops, Inc. and Crumbs Holdings LLC from August 2011 to April 2014. From 1996 to 1998, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Federated Specialty Stores, a division of Federated Department Stores, Inc., which included Aéropostale. Before joining Federated, he was President of the Eagle Eye Kids wholesale and retail divisions of Asian American Partners from 1993 to 1996. Prior to that time, Mr. Geiger held a wide range of merchandising positions from 1975 to 1993 at R.H. Macy & Co., Inc., including President of Merchandising for Macy’s East responsible for Young Men’s, Juniors, Misses Coats and Misses Swimwear. Mr. Geiger’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his many years of leadership experience at Aéropostale, his in-depth knowledge of our Company, its history and the retail industry in general, and more than thirty years of service at major retail organizations, including his thirteen years of service as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. With his extensive knowledge of the retail industry, Mr. Geiger also provides the Board and our Company with broad expertise in merchandising, strategic planning and operational execution.

Marc Miller

Mr. Marc D. Miller is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Aeropostale Inc., since March 2012. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Miller held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from December 2010 to March 2012, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Business Development and E-Commerce from April 2007 to December 2010, Group Vice President of Strategic Planning, Business Development and E-Commerce from April 2006, and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development from February 2005. Prior to joining Aéropostale, Mr. Miller held executive management positions at Footstar, Inc., and Tradeout, Inc.

Emilia Fabricant

Ms. Emilia A. Fabricant has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Aeropostale of Aeropostale, Inc., effective September 2012. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Fabricant held the position of President of Bebe Stores, Inc. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Charlotte Russe, Inc. Earlier in her career, Ms. Fabricant founded Cadeau Maternity, also serving as its President and Chief Merchandising Officer after the company was acquired by eStyle, Inc. Ms. Fabricant began her merchandising career with Barneys New York Co Op, where she held a number of executive management positions of increasing responsibility, culminating with Senior Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager and Outlet Division.

Mary Pile

Ms. Mary Jo Pile is Executive Vice President - Customer Engagement of Aeropostale, Inc., since December 2010. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Pile served as Senior Vice President and Chief Stores Officer since May 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Pile held the position of Executive Vice President of Stores for Express/Express Men’s. Prior to that, Ms. Pile held the position of Vice-President of Stores for Express and The Limited from 1997 to 2001. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Pile led the start-up and launch of Victoria’s Secret Beauty stores as Vice President of Stores - Victoria’s Secret Beauty.

Michael Cunningham

Mr. Michael J. Cunningham, CPA, is Director of Aeropostale, Inc. He is no longer President, effective March 29, 2013. since June 2010. Previously, Mr. Cunningham served as President of the Company from December 2010 to March 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Cunningham served as President and Chief Financial Officer from February of 2010, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2004 to February 2010 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from August 2000 to March 2004. Mr. Cunningham previously served as Chairman and Co-Founder of Compass International Services Corporation from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he held various senior executive positions for American Express Company from 1984 to 1997, including Vice President Operations and Vice President Finance.

Stefan Kaluzny

Mr. Stefan Kaluzny is Director of the Company. He has been managing director at Sycamore Partners. Prior to Sycamore Partners, Mr. Kaluzny was a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital. Mr. Kaluzny was with Golden Gate Capital since its inception in 2000 until January 2011. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Kaluzny was co-founder and CEO of Delray Farms, a Hispanic specialty food company. Mr. Kaluzny has also held positions at consulting firms Bain & Company and LEK. Mr. Kaluzny serves as a member of the Board of Directors of each of Hot Topic, Inc., Jones Apparel, Kurt Geiger, MGF Sourcing, Nine West Holdings, Inc., Pathlight Capital, Stuart Weitzman and The Talbots, Inc. In addition, Mr. Kaluzny is a member of the Yale University Investment Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of the High Line. Mr. Kaluzny has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar) and a B.A. in History from Yale University. Mr. Kaluzny’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his experience and governance leadership roles on the board of directors of various other public and private companies, including other apparel retailers. Through his broad array of experience with other major corporations, Mr. Kaluzny provides the Board with a wealth of knowledge in accounting, finance and capital structure, as well as strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations.

Ronald Beegle

Mr. Ronald R. Beegle is Independent Director of Aeropostale, Inc., since August 21,2003. He is a founding partner and adviser to Goode Partners LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in small to middle market consumer product, retail, and restaurant companies. Prior to forming Goode Partners, from 2004 through 2005, Mr. Beegle was the Chairman of Credit Suisse Group’s Global Consumer/Retail Investors Unit. Previously, Mr. Beegle had been employed by Gap, Inc. from 1996 until 2003 and had most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of the company’s flagship Gap division. While at Gap, Inc., he also served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance of Banana Republic and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gap, Inc. Direct.

Robert Chavez

Mr. Robert B. Chavez is Independent Director of Aeropostale, Inc., since April 2004. Currently he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hermes of Paris, Inc., a luxury goods retailer, which he joined in August 2000. Between 1992 and August 2000, Mr. Chavez was the Chief Executive Officer at Etienne Aigner. Mr. Chavez also served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Macy's East from 1986 until 1992. Mr. Chavez is a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board. Mr. Chavez’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his demonstrated business leadership expertise gained through his service as Chief Executive Officer of a major luxury brand retailer, as well as his brand management expertise, and his financial and operational expertise. In addition, through his years of service in the retail industry, Mr. Chavez is able to provide valuable operational and strategic expertise to the Board.

Evelyn Dilsaver

Ms. Evelyn S. Dilsaver is Independent Director of Aeropostale, Inc., since October 22, 2007. Ms. Dilsaver was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board, effective February 1, 2012. Ms. Dilsaver was formerly a member of The Charles Schwab Corporation from December 1991 through September 2007, and held various senior management positions within the organization including Executive Vice President, The Charles Schwab Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management, from July 2003 to July 2004, Ms. Dilsaver held the position of Senior Vice President, Asset Management Products and Services. Ms. Dilsaver is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Dilsaver is also a member of the board of directors and audit committee of the publicly traded company Tempur-Pedic as well as the board of directors of a privately held corporation. In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board, Ms. Dilsaver is also a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.

Janet Grove

Ms. Janet E. Grove is Independent Director of Aeropostale, Inc., effective February 1, 2012. Ms. Grove most recently served as Vice Chairman of Macy's, Inc from February 2003 until her retirement in June 2011. Prior to becoming Vice Chairman of Macy's, Inc., Ms. Grove held various senior management positions for Macy's, Inc., including Division Vice Chairman, Merchandising Private Brand and Product Development, and Division Chairman, Macy’s Merchandising Group Inc. Ms. Grove is also a member of the board of directors of the publicly traded company Safeway, Inc. Ms. Grove is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

John Haugh

Mr. John N. Haugh is Independent Director of Aeropostale, Inc., since June 20, 2007. Mr. Haugh is currently President of Sunglass Hut, North America, a division of Luxottica Retail North America, the sunglass retailer in North America. He joined Sunglass Hut in July 2011. From March 2009 through July 2011, Mr. Haugh held various senior level executive positions at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., the last position being President Bear. From January 2008 through December 2008, he served as President of IT’SUGAR LLC. Mr. Haugh served as President of Mars Retail Group from January 2004 through December 2007, where he led all retail business operations for this subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Earlier in his career, Mr. Haugh held marketing, operations and sales roles with General Mills, Inc., Carlson Companies, Inc. and Universal Studios, Inc. He is also on the Advisory Board for Archway Marketing Holdings, Inc.

John Howard

Mr. John D. Howard is Independent Director of Aeropostale, Inc., since August 1998. Mr. Howard is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Irving Place Capital, a middle market private equity firm. Previously from 1997 through June of 2008, Mr. Howard served as a Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and was the Chief Executive Officer of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking LLC, an affiliate of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Mr. Howard had been the head of the merchant banking department of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. since its inception in 1997. Mr. Howard is also a member of the board of directors of the publicly traded companies New York & Company, Inc. and Vitamin Shoppe Industries, as well as a director of several privately held corporations.

David Vermylen

Mr. David B. Vermylen is Independent Director of Aeropostale, Inc., since May 2003. Mr. Vermylen is Senior Adviser – Member of the Board of Directors for TreeHouse Foods, a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and food service distribution channels. From January 2005 through July 2011, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of TreeHouse Foods, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Vermylen had been employed by Keebler Company from 1996 until 2002 and had served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from 2001.

Susan Lewis

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