People: Conn's Inc (CONN.OQ)

CONN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Theodore Wright

51 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Taylor

51 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

David Trahan

53 2008 President - Retail Division

Michael Poppe

46 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Walter Broussard

54 2010 Senior Vice President - Store Operations

David Dubois

48 2013 Senior Vice President - Credit and Collections

Clinton Harwood

57 2007 Senior Vice President - Information Technology

Robert Bell

42 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Bobby Martin

65 2012 Lead Independent Director

Douglas Martin

60 2003 Director

Jon E.M. Jacoby

76 2003 Independent Director

Kelly Malson

43 2012 Independent Director

William Saunders

40 2014 Independent Director

David Schofman

42 2012 Independent Director

Scott Thompson

55 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Theodore Wright

Mr. Theodore M. Wright is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Conn's Inc., since December 12, 2011. He was elected as the company Chief Executive Officer and President effective December 5, 2011, having previously served as the company Interim Chief Executive Officer and President from February 27, 2011 until this election. He was elected as Chairman of the company board of directors effective December 7, 2010 and has served as a director since September 2003 when the Company became a publicly held entity. Mr. Wright served as the President of Sonic Automotive, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed and Fortune 300 automotive retailer, from October 2002 until his retirement in April 2005. Previously Mr. Wright served as its Chief Financial Officer from April 1997 to April 2003. Mr. Wright also served on Sonic Automotive, Inc. board of directors from 1997 through 2004. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Wright was a Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Columbia, South Carolina office. From 1994 to 1995, he was a Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s National Office of Accounting Research and SEC Services Department. Mr. Wright currently serves on the board of directors of Titan Machinery, Inc., and serves as a member of its audit committee and its compensation committee. Mr. Wright received a B.A. from Davidson College.

Brian Taylor

Mr. Brian E. Taylor has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Conn's Inc. Mr. Taylor was appointed by the Company’s Board of Directors to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 23, 2012. In June 2013, Mr. Taylor was also appointed as our Treasurer. Mr. Taylor has over 26 years of experience with growing, publicly-traded companies. He most recently served as Finance Integration Manager for Schlumberger Limited, after its acquisition of Smith International, Inc. in 2010. From 1999 through 2010, he served in various financial management roles with Smith International, Inc., including Corporate Vice President and Controller. Mr. Taylor also spent two years at Camco International, Inc. as its Director of Corporate Accounting and Worldwide Controller. Mr. Taylor began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP, spending 10 years in its assurance practice. Mr. Taylor is a certified public accountant and obtained a B.S. in accounting from Louisiana State University.

David Trahan

Mr. David W. Trahan is President - Retail Division of Conn's Inc., since June 3, 2008. Mr. Trahan has previously served as the company Executive Vice President – Retail from June 1, 2007, as the company Senior Vice President – Retail from April 1, 2006 and as the company Senior Vice President – Merchandising from October 2001. He has been employed by the company since 1986 in various capacities, including sales, store operations and merchandising. He has been directly responsible for the company merchandising and product purchasing functions, as well as product display and pricing operations, for the last four years. Mr. Trahan has completed special study programs at Harvard University, Rice University and Lamar University.

Michael Poppe

Mr. Michael J. Poppe is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Conn's Inc., since April 23, 2012. From February 1, 2008 until April 23, 2012, Mr. Poppe served as the company Chief Financial Officer. He served as the company Controller and Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer since he joined the company in September 2004 until February 1, 2008. In the 14 years prior to his joining the company, Mr. Poppe served in various accounting and finance management positions in public accounting at Arthur Andersen LLP and in automotive retail companies, most recently as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. Mr. Poppe spent from January 1997 until May 2004 at Group 1, a New York Stock Exchange listed, Fortune 500 retail company, and was a member of the founding management team. Mr. Poppe is a certified public accountant and obtained his B.B.A in accounting and finance from Texas A&M University.

Walter Broussard

Mr. Walter M. Broussard is Senior Vice President - Store Operations of Conn's Inc., since June 2010. He was Senior Vice President – Recruiting since June 3, 2008, as the company Senior Vice President – Sales since 2005, and previously served as the company Senior Vice President – Store Operations from October 2001. Mr. Broussard has served the company in numerous retail capacities since 1985, including working on the sales floor as a sales consultant, store manager and district manager. He has over 29 years of retail sales experience. He attended Lamar University and has completed special study programs at Harvard University, Rice University and the University of Notre Dame.

David Dubois

Mr. David J. Dubois is Senior Vice President-Credit and Collections of Conn's inc., since August 2013. He has over 20 years of experience in credit underwriting, collections, strategy development, analytics and compliance. From 2007 through 2013, Mr. Dubois served as a Senior Vice President of Operations of Collections with iQor, Inc. responsible for its financial services group. Prior to that, Mr. Dubois held several positions with CitiFinancial Auto, including as Assistant Vice President of Collections responsible for managing its sub-prime delinquency portfolio.

Clinton Harwood

Mr. Clinton W. Harwood is Senior Vice President - Information Technology of Conn's inc., since June 1, 2007. He previously served as the company Vice President – Information Technology since August 2000. Mr. Harwood joined Conn’s in April 1994 as Manager of Computer Operations, and has served the Company in all aspects of information technology since that time. Prior to joining the Company, he served in various information technology positions in the utility, academic and petrochemical industries. Mr. Harwood holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Lamar University, and completed a special study program at Harvard University.

Robert Bell

Mr. Robert F. Bell is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Conn's Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bell served as Senior Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary with KBR, Inc. in its Corporate Legal Group and was responsible for supporting the mergers and acquisitions, securities and other corporate functions. Prior to joining KBR in 2007, he worked as a corporate and securities associate at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP after beginning his career with the law firm of Porter Hedges, LLP. Mr. Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas and a juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center.

Bobby Martin

Mr. Bobby L. Martin is Lead Independent Director of Conn's, Inc., effective August 30, 2012. Mr. Martin was elected as an Operating Partner of The Stephens Group LLC, a investment company in March 2012. He was previously a consultant to that entity. Mr. Martin has over 34 years of retailing and merchandising experience. Prior to retiring from the retail industry in 1999, he headed the international operations of Wal-Mart International, Inc. for 15 years. From 1968 to 1983 Mr. Martin was responsible for technology services for Dillard’s, Inc. During the previous five years, Mr. Martin served as a director of Dillard’s, Inc. until 2006, and also served as director of Sabre Holdings Corporation, Furniture Brands International and Guitar Center, Incorporated. Mr. Martin currently serves on the board of directors of Gap, Inc. He has experience as chairman of the corporate governance committee and compensation committee, and has been a member of the audit committee of publicly held companies. Mr. Martin attended South Texas University and holds an honorary doctorate degree from Southwest Baptist University.

Douglas Martin

Mr. Douglas H. Martin serves as Director of Conn's Inc., since September 2003. He has served as a director of the predecessor to the Company since 1998, and was appointed as one of the company n February 2003. Mr. Martin is an Executive Vice President of Stephens Inc. where he has been employed since 1981. He is responsible for the investment of the firm’s capital in private companies. Mr. Martin serves as a member of the board of directors of numerous privately held companies. He received his B.A. in physics and economics from Vanderbilt University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Jon E.M. Jacoby

Mr. Jon E. M. Jacoby serves as an Independent Director of Conn's Inc., since September 2003. In September 2006, Mr. Jacoby was elected Vice Chairman and Senior Principal of The Stephens Group LLC, a investment company, and, on June 30, 2006, was elected as Executive Vice President of SF Holdings, Inc., formerly known as The Stephens Group, Inc. In September 2003, he retired as a Vice Chairman of Stephens Inc., where he was employed since 1963. His positions included Investment Analyst, Assistant to the President and Manager of the Corporate Finance Department and the Special Investments Department for Stephens Group, Inc. During the previous five years, Mr. Jacoby served as a director of Stephens Group, Inc. and its then wholly-owned subsidiary Stephens Inc. until 2006, and of Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. until 2007. Mr. Jacoby has also previously served on the board of directors of Delta and Pine Land Company, Power-One, Inc. and Eden Bioscience Corporation. He received his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Kelly Malson

Ms. Kelly M. Malson is Independent Director of Conn's Inc., effective August 30, 2012. Ms. Malson has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of World Acceptance Corporation since March 2006, as its Senior Vice President since May 2009 and as its Vice President of Internal Audit from September 2005 to March 2006. Ms. Malson served as Finance Compliance Manager for ITRON, Inc., IEM Unit from 2004 to 2005. Prior to 2004, she served in various positions with KPMG, LLC and Arthur Andersen, LLP. Ms. Malson obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University in 1993.

William Saunders

Mr. William E. Saunders, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Saunders has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Community Choice Financial Inc., a leading retailer of alternative consumer financial services and products, since June 2008, and Chairman of its Board of Directors since May 2014, after joining the company as its Chief Financial Officer in March 2006. Prior to joining Community Choice Financial (previously CheckSmart Financial Holdings), Mr. Saunders was a Vice President for Stephens Inc., an investment bank, from 2004 to 2006 and, prior to that, was an associate at Houlihan Lokey, an investment bank, SunTrust Equitable Securities, an investment bank, and Arthur Andersen, an accounting firm. Mr. Saunders holds a B.S. in Business with Special Attainment in Accounting and Commerce from Washington & Lee University and is a certified public accountant in the State of Georgia.

David Schofman

Mr. David Schofman is Independent Director of Conn's Inc. Mr. Schofman is an active executive, investor and board member for several companies including: Pure Networx, Inc., an online reseller of IT hardware; Coro Health, LLC, a new media healthcare company and CPO Commerce, Inc., the online tool retailer. In addition, Mr. Schofman participates in several other business ventures through his private equity and management services business, AnderSchof Investments, LLP. Mr. Schofman previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Callaway Golf Interactive from June 2004 to September 2007, and as the Executive Vice President Global Ecommerce of Callaway Golf from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Schofman was the co-founder and CEO of FrogTrader from 2000-2004 until the company was sold to Callaway Golf. Prior to that, Mr. Schofman was the co-founder and CEO of International Golf Outlet from 1995-1999, which was sold to CBS Sportsline. Mr. Schofman is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.

Scott Thompson

Mr. Scott L. Thompson serves as an Independent Director of Conn’s Inc., since June 9, 2004. Mr. Thompson is the former Chief Executive Officer and President of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., and Chairman of its board of directors, positions he held from 2008 until November 2012 when the company was sold to the Hertz Corporation. Mr. Thompson retired from Group 1 Automotive, Inc. where he played a role in the founding and subsequent growth of that New York Stock Exchange listed and Fortune 500 Company. He served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Group 1 from February 2002 until his retirement in January 2004. From 1996 until February 2002, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Group 1. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Thompson served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Finance for KSA Industries, Inc., a billion dollar diversified enterprise with interests in automotive retailing, investments, energy and professional sports. Mr. Thompson previously served on the board of directors of UAP Holding Corp. through 2008, and is currently serving on the board of Houston Wire and Cable. Mr. Thompson has experience in automotive retailing, investments, energy and professional sports and is a certified public accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Theodore Wright

2,219,570

Brian Taylor

943,360

David Trahan

1,074,350

Michael Poppe

1,360,920

Walter Broussard

609,824

David Dubois

--

Clinton Harwood

577,051

Robert Bell

--

Bobby Martin

--

Douglas Martin

--

Jon E.M. Jacoby

1,388,400

Kelly Malson

--

William Saunders

--

David Schofman

--

Scott Thompson

--
As Of 30 Jan 2014
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