People: Christopher & Banks Corp (CBK)

CBK on New York Consolidated

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24 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Snyder

65 2012 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

LuAnn Via

60 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Michielutti

58 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Monica Dahl

48 2014 Senior Vice President - Marketing, Omnichannel and Public Relations

Lynn Derry

54 2014 Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager

Michelle Rice

39 2012 Senior Vice President - Store Operations

Cindy Stemper

53 2013 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Belinda Meier

44 2013 Vice President, Controller

Luke Komarek

60 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Mark Cohn

49 2006 Independent Director

Anne Jones

68 2011 Independent Director

David Levin

63 2012 Independent Director

William Sharpe

51 2012 Independent Director

Patricia Stensrud

66 2012 Independent Director

Lisa Wardell

45 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. Ms. Via has over 30 years of retail experience in a variety of channels, including extensive executive, merchandise and product development responsibilities. From July 2008 until October 2012, Ms. Via served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Payless ShoeSource, Inc., a subsidiary of Collective Brands, Inc. Ms. Via also has specialty retail women's experience, having served at Charming Shoppes, Inc. as a Group Divisional President for both the Lane Bryant and Cacique brands from June 2007 to July 2008 and as President of Catherines Stores, Inc., a Charming Shoppes subsidiary, from January 2006 to June 2007. Ms. Via was at Sears Holding Company from 2003 to 2006 as a Vice President, General Merchandise Manager and, from 1998 to 2003, she was Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Product Development at Saks, Inc. 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 currently serves on the board of MELA Sciences, Inc.

Peter Michielutti

Mr. Peter G. Michielutti has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Christopher & Banks Corp. Mr. Michielutti has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience. Most recently, Mr. Michielutti was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at CSM Corporation, a commercial real estate company, from September 2009 through April 2012. Mr. Michielutti has an extensive retail background. He held the chief financial officer position at Whitehall Jewelers from 2007 to 2009. In June 2008, Whitehall Jewelers filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. He was also the chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Wilsons Leather from 2001 to 2006 and the chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Fingerhut from 1995 to 1998, in addition to serving as a retail consultant at Prentice Capital from 2006 to 2007.

Monica Dahl

Ms. Monica L. Dahl is Senior Vice President - Marketing, Omnichannel and Public Relations of Christopher & Banks Corp., effective November 20, 2014. From November 2011 to April 2013, she served as Senior Vice President, Multi-Channel Marketing, Investor Relations and Business Strategy. 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.

Lynn Derry

Ms. Lynn C. Derry is Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of the Company. Ms. Derry brings more than 30 years of senior leadership in retail merchandising to Christopher & Banks. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager at National Stores, Inc., a chain of retail clothing stores, overseeing women’s, men’s, children’s, footwear, accessories and home furnishings. She has an extensive retail merchandise background, having previously held General Merchandise Manager positions at Sears Canada; Dollar General, Inc.; Charming Shoppes, Inc.; Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.; and Adam, Meldrum and Anderson Co., Inc.

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 a 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.

Cindy Stemper

Ms. Cindy J. Stemper is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Christopher & Banks Corp., effective April 1, 2013. From October 2010 to April 2013, she served as the Company’s Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Christopher & Banks, Ms. Stemper worked at MoneyGram International for approximately 25 years in a variety of Human Resources roles, most recently as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services from 2005 to 2009.

Belinda Meier

Ms. Belinda D. Meier is served as Vice President, Controller of Christopher & Banks Corp., in November 2013 . From November 2012 until November 2013, she was Vice President, Internal Audit at Nash Finch Company and was its Director of Internal Audit from March 2011 until November 2012. Prior to that, she was at Prime Therapeutics LLC, serving as Chief Internal Auditor from August 2009 until March 2011 and as Senior Director of Finance from December 2007 to August 2009. From May 2007 to December 2007, she was an Account Executive with Robert Half Management Resources. She was at Best Buy Co., Inc. from July 2001 until May 2007, serving in a variety of financial positions, most recently as Finance Director - Performance Management. Prior to Best Buy, Ms. Meier held a variety of financial or accounting positions with Target, having begun her career with Andersen & Co., where she worked from 1992 to 1994.

Luke Komarek

Mr. Luke R. Komarek is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Christopher & Banks Corp. 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, 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 2, 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. 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 currently serves as a governor of Twin Cities Power Holdings, LLC.

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 to assist 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.

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 Destination XL Group, Inc. ("DLXG"), the largest 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 DLXG.

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, the People's Republic of 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 Strategists ("SilkRoute"), a consulting and advisory firm providing strategic branding development expertise in 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. Wardell 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. Wardell has closed $60 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. From February 2010 to October 2012, Ms. Wardell served as Chief Financial Officer of RLJ Acquisition, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company, which raised $140 million and completed the business combination of Image Entertainment, Inc. and Acorn Media Group to become RLJ Entertainment, Inc. Prior to joining RLJ, Ms. Wardell 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. Wardell 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. Wardell 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. Wardell is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia and Georgia. Ms. Wardell currently serves on the boards of DeVry, Inc. and RLJ Entertainment, Inc.

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