People: Conns Inc (CONN.OQ)

CONN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Theodore Wright

52 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Haley

47 2014 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

David Trahan

54 2008 President - Retail Division

Michael Poppe

47 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Todd Renaud

44 2014 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Jamie Piper

30 2014 Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President

Robert Bell

43 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Deana Moylan

2014 Vice President, Human Resources

Donald Welch

2013 Vice President - Real Estate

Bobby Martin

66 2012 Lead Independent Director

Douglas Martin

61 2003 Director

Kelly Malson

44 2012 Independent Director

William Saunders

41 2014 Independent Director

David Schofman

43 2012 Independent Director

Scott Thompson

56 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Theodore Wright

Mr. Theodore M. Wright is the 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.

Mark Haley

Mark A. Haley is the Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Conn's Inc. He was Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of Conn's Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Haley served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Coldwater Creek Inc. since October 2011. He joined Coldwater Creek in September 2010 as its Vice President and Controller before being promoted to Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in October 2011. Prior to his employment with Coldwater Creek, he served as Senior Director of Financial Reporting for SUPERVALUE INC from December 2007 through September 2010. Mr. Haley holds a B.S. in both accounting and finance from the University of Idaho and is a Certified Public Accountant in Idaho.

David Trahan

Mr. David W. Trahan is the 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 the 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.

Todd Renaud

Mr. Todd Renaud is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer the Company since August 2014 with over 20 years of Technology experience across multiple industries. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Renaud served as Vice President, Management Information Systems for Security Service Federal Credit Union. Prior to joining SSFCU in 2002, he worked as Director of Technology for Enron Corporation. Mr. Renaud is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a BBA in Management Information Systems.

Jamie Piper

Ms. Jamie Piper joined Conn’s, Inc. as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in January 2014 and has over 14 years of retail marketing experience. Ms. Piper most recently served as Senior Director of Marketing and Communication for Tempur Sealy International, Inc. From June 2007 through May 2010, Ms. Piper held several positions at the Whirlpool Corporation in both Sales and Marketing, including Senior Sales Manager. From March 2004 through June 2007, Ms. Piper worked for DURA Automotive Systems, Inc where she held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Marketing Manager. Ms. Piper holds an M.B.A. from Michigan State University.

Robert Bell

Mr. Robert F. Bell is the 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.

Deana Moylan

Ms. Deana K. Moylan joined the Company as Vice President of Human Resources in April 2014 and has over 25 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Moylan served as Executive Director, HR Strategic Partners for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She joined MD Anderson in January 2003 as Division Director, Human Resources before being promoted to Executive Director, HR Strategic Partners in 2008. Prior to her employment with MD Anderson, she served as Human Resources Manager for HP from 1999 through 2003. Ms. Moylan is a Certified Human Resources Professional and holds a B.S. in psychology from The Wichita State University and a M.S. in human resources development from Villanova University.

Donald Welch

Mr. Donald A. Welch joined the Company as Vice President of Real Estate in December 2013 and has over 25 years of retail real estate experience in 48 states and seven countries. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Welch most recently served as the Divisional Vice President of Real Estate for Coldwater Creek Inc. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek in 2005, Mr. Welch served as a Director for a small real estate consulting and development company called The Standard Group. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Welch served as Director of International Store Development overseeing new store development for Payless ShoeSource in South America, several countries in the Caribbean and Japan. Prior to that, Mr. Welch served in various capacities of increasing responsibility for Payless ShoeSource with the most recent position as Director of Real Estate heading up the Southeast division. Mr. Welch holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Bobby Martin

Mr. Bobby L. Martin is the 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 the 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.

Kelly Malson

Ms. Kelly M. Malson is Independent Director of Conn's Inc., effective August 30, 2012. Ms. Malson served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of World Acceptance Corporation from May 2009 until stepping down from those positions in December 2013. She remained employed by World Acceptance Corporation from December 2013 until her retirement in February 2014. Prior to that, she held the titles of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2006 until May 2009 and Vice President of Internal Audit from September 2005 to March 2006 at World Acceptance Corporation. 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 the 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 the 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 the 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.

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