People: Christopher & Banks Corp (CBK)

CBK on New York Consolidated

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Snyder

64 2012 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

LuAnn Via

59 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Michielutti

56 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Monica Dahl

46 2011 Senior Vice President - Multi-Channel Marketing, Investor Relations and and Business Strategy

Michelle Rice

38 2012 Senior Vice President - Store Operations

Luke Komarek

59 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Mark Cohn

48 2006 Independent Director

Anne Jones

67 2011 Independent Director

David Levin

62 2012 Independent Director

William Sharpe

51 2012 Independent Director

Patricia Stensrud

65 2012 Independent Director

Lisa Wardell

44 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Snyder

Mr. Paul L. Snyder is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Christopher & Banks Corp. Mr. Snyder retired in 2009 after 39 years with KPMG, a global accounting firm, most recently serving as KPMG's Midwest Area Managing Partner in Chicago, Illinois from 2002 to 2009. He is also a past member of KPMG's United States Board of Directors, as well as KPMG's Americas Board of Directors.

LuAnn Via

Ms. LuAnn Via has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Christopher & Banks Corp., effective November 26, 2012. From July 2008 until earlier this month, Ms. Via served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Payless ShoeSource, Inc., a subsidiary of Collective Brands, Inc., which recently was acquired. At Payless ShoeSource, Ms. Via was responsible for approximately $2.4 billion in annual revenues at 4,000 stores in 30 countries across four continents with more than 26,000 employees worldwide. She also has specialty retail women's experience, having served in several capacities at Charming Shoppes, Inc. from January 2006 to July 2008. As a Group Divisional President, she had overall merchandising and operational responsibility for both the Lane Bryant and Cacique brands, generating over $1 billion in annual sales and operating more than 850 stores. As President of Catherines Stores, Inc., a Charming Shoppes subsidiary, she was responsible for a $400 million retail operation with approximately 350 stores. Ms. Via was at Sears Holding Company from 2003 to 2006 as a Vice President, General Merchandise Manager with responsibility for accessories, fine jewelry, intimate apparel and footwear. From 1998 to 2003, she was Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Product Development at Saks, Inc. with responsibility for design, development, sourcing and sales for women's accessories, intimate apparel and footwear. She also has a variety of other executive, merchandising and product development experience, having previously worked at Federated Department Stores, The Shoebox/Shoe Gallery and Trade AM International, among others. Ms. Via attended the University of Miami and is a member of the board of directors of MELA Sciences, Inc.

Peter Michielutti

Mr. Peter G. Michielutti has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Christopher & Banks Corp., since April 23, 2012. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at CSM Corporation, a commercial real estate company, where he was employed from September 2009 to April 2012. Prior to joining CSM Corporation, Mr. Michielutti was self-employed as an independent consultant from April 2009 to September 2009. He was employed from August 2007 to March 2009 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Whitehall Jewelers, a retailer of jewelry. From January 2006 to August 2007, he was a retail consultant to Prentice Capital Management, LP, an investment company. From April 2001 to January 2006, he served in several executive officer positions at Wilson’s Leather (“Wilson’s”), a retailer of leather outwear and accessories. Prior to Wilson’s he also held executive positions with U.S. Bancorp and Fingerhut Companies after starting his career with Household International, Inc.

Monica Dahl

Ms. Monica L. Dahl is Senior Vice President - Multi-Channel Marketing, Investor Relations and and Business Strategy of Christopher & Banks Corp., since November 2011. From July 2010 through November 2011, Ms. Dahl served as Senior Vice President, e-Commerce, Planning & Allocation, and Strategy. From August 2008 to July 2010, Ms. Dahl served as Senior Vice President, Planning & Allocation and e-Commerce. From December 2005 to July 2008, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Dahl served as Vice President of Business Development from November 2004 to December 2005. Upon joining the Company in May 2004, Ms. Dahl was Director of Business Development. From January 1993 to April 2004, Ms. Dahl held various positions with Wilsons Leather, including Director of Sourcing; Divisional Merchandise Manager — Women’s Apparel; Director of Merchandise Planning; and several positions in the Finance department. Ms. Dahl was with Arthur Andersen LLP from December 1987 to December 1992.

Michelle Rice

Ms. Michelle L. Rice is Senior Vice President - Store Operations of Christopher & Banks Corp., since January 2012. From February 2011 through January 2012 she was Vice President, Store Operations. From July 2010 until February 2011, Ms. Rice was Vice President, Stores and from August 2008, when she joined the Company, until July 2010 she was a Regional Vice President. Ms. Rice has approximately 20 years of retail industry experience. She was the Regional Sales Director at Fashion Bug, a division of Charming Shoppes, a fashion retailer of missy and plus size apparel, from November 2006 to August 2008 and was a District Operations Manager at TJX Corporation from 2003 to November 2006.

Luke Komarek

Mr. Luke R. Komarek is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Christopher & Banks Corp. He has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel since May 2007. He was named Corporate Secretary in August 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Komarek served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary at PNA Holdings, LLC and Katun Corporation, an office imaging and parts supplier, from March 2004 to May 2007. Previously, Mr. Komarek served as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Compliance at Centerpulse Spine-Tech Inc. from February 2003 to March 2004. Mr. Komarek was employed by FSI International, Inc., a semiconductor equipment company, from 1995 to 2002, most recently serving as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Mark Cohn

Mr. Mark A. Cohn is an Independent Director of Christopher & Banks Corp., since October 2006. Mr. Cohn is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Third Season, LLC, a company founded as an incubator of micro-consumer marketing companies, a position he has held since founding the company in 2003. During 2010, he was also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dorado Ocean Resources Limited, a deep ocean mining company. From 2003 to 2009, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Second Act, an e-commerce company focused on the resale of consumer electronics. Mr. Cohn served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intelefilm Corporation from October 2001 to August 2002. Intelefilm Corporation filed a voluntary petition of relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in August 2002. Mr. Cohn was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Damark International, Inc., a consumer catalog company, from its inception in 1986 until February 2001. Mr. Cohn has business experience, having founded and taken public Damark International, Inc. and having served as its Chief Executive Officer for over 15 years. Over the last quarter century he has gained experience in, among other areas, consumer direct merchandising and marketing including e-commerce, catalog, direct response television and print segments.

Anne Jones

Ms. Anne L. Jones is an Independent Director of Christopher & Banks Corp. Since 1979, Ms. Jones has served as Chief Executive Officer of Jones Consulting Group, Inc., an organizational and strategic planning consulting firm serving public and private companies. In 2000, Ms. Jones partnered to form BancPlan LLC and developed an internet-based strategic assessment tool assisting the banking industry in the strategic planning process. Ms. Jones served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BancPlan LLC from 2000 to 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Jones served in various sales and product development capacities with IBM Corporation (“IBM”) from 1968 to 1979. Ms. Jones serves as Vice Chair on the Board of the Jones Family Foundation, Red Wing, Minnesota, a position she has held since January 2000. Ms. Jones has business, sales, product development and management experience, which she attained through her various roles and responsibilities at IBM and as Chief Executive Officer of BancPlan, LLC. She is a entrepreneur who has founded two private companies and she currently leads her own organizational and strategic planning consulting firm, working with both public and privately held companies ranging in size from $10 million to over $1.0 billion.

David Levin

Mr. David A. Levin has been appointed as an Independent Director of Christopher & Banks Corporation, since May 3, 2012. Mr. Levin is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. (“CMRG”), the specialty retailer of big and tall men’s apparel, a position he has held since April 2000. From 1999 to 2000, he served as the Executive Vice President of eOutlet.com. Mr. Levin was President of Camp Coleman, a division of The Coleman Company, from 1998 to 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Levin was President of Parade of Shoes, a division of J. Baker, Inc., from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Levin was also President of Prestige Fragrance & Cosmetics, a division of Revlon, Inc., from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Levin currently serves on the Board of CMRG. Mr. Levin has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry, including more than ten years of operational experience as Chief Executive Officer of DLXG, which provides the Board with valuable insight into the marketing, merchandising and operational issues the Company faces.

William Sharpe

Mr. William F. Sharpe, III, has been appointed as an Independent Director of Christopher & Banks Corporation, since May 3, 2012. Since September 2009, Mr. Sharpe has served as a Partner and Managing Director of Quetico Partners, LLC, a boutique investment banking firm. From July 2007 to August 2009, he was Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Director of Lazard Middle Market, a subsidiary of Lazard, Ltd. which provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and public and private capital raising to the middle market, following the acquisition by Lazard, Freres & Company of Goldsmith Agio Helms & Lynner, LLC (“Goldsmith-Agio”). He was with Goldsmith-Agio, a private investment banking firm, from February 1998 to July 2007, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director from 2002 to July 2007.

Patricia Stensrud

Ms. Patricia A. Stensrud has been appointed as an Independent Director of Christopher & Banks Corporation since May 3, 2012. Since May 2011, Ms. Stensrud has served as President of A&H Manufacturing, a worldwide package design and manufacturing company with operations in the United States, China and the United Kingdom. From January 2006 to April 2011, she served as the founder and managing partner of Hudson Rivers Partners, LLC, a company focused on private real estate investment and advisory due diligence for various merger and acquisition initiatives. In November 2010, Ms. Stensrud co-founded The SilkRoute Partnership (“SilkRoute”), a consulting and advisory firm providing strategic branding development experience in the People’s Republic of China. Ms. Stensrud served as President of the Women’s Sportswear Division of Tommy Hilfiger USA in 2005 and as the Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria + Co Division of the Jones Apparel Group from 1991 to 2002. Ms. Stensrud currently serves on the Board of Crown Crafts, Inc.

Lisa Wardell

Ms. Lisa Wardell Pickrum is an Independent Director of Christopher & Banks Corp., since June 2011. Ms. Pickrum has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The RLJ Companies (“RLJ”), a diversified holding company with portfolio companies in the financial services, asset management, real estate, hospitality, professional sports, film production, and gaming industries, since 2004. In her role at RLJ, Ms. Pickrum has closed $40 million in automotive dealership acquisitions, served as the primary RLJ fundraiser for a $610 million money management fund and managed a hotel development project in West Africa. Prior to joining The RLJ Companies, Ms. Pickrum was a Principal at Katalyst Venture Partners, a private equity firm that invested in start-up technology companies in the media and communications industries, from 1999 to 2003. From 1998 to 1999, Ms. Pickrum worked as a senior consultant for Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, in the company’s communications and technology strategic services practice. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Pickrum was an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission, where she worked in the commercial wireless division, spectrum auction and allocations, and PCS and cellular. Ms. Pickrum currently serves on the Board of DeVry, Inc.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Snyder

--

LuAnn Via

4,138,560

Peter Michielutti

370,254

Monica Dahl

381,470

Michelle Rice

360,338

Luke Komarek

368,609

Mark Cohn

--

Anne Jones

--

David Levin

--

William Sharpe

--

Patricia Stensrud

--

Lisa Wardell

--
As Of 1 Feb 2013

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