People: Diamond Foods Inc (DMND.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Zollars

56 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Brian Driscoll

54 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Raymond Silcock

63 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Colo

51 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Lloyd Johnson

51 2008 Chief Sales Officer, Executive Vice President

Stephen Kim

44 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Linda Segre

53 2012 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Celeste Clark

60 2014 Director

Robert Lea

70 2005 Director

William Tos

55 2012 Director

Edward Blechschmidt

61 2008 Independent Director

Alison Davis

52 2012 Independent Director

Richard Hollis

53 2012 Independent Director

Nigel Rees

67 2012 Independent Director

Matthew Wilson

38 2012 Independent Director

Katie Turner

2012 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Zollars

Mr. Robert J. Zollars is Independent Chairman of the Board of Diamond Foods, Inc. He has served as Executive Chairman of Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of instant wireless communications solutions, since July 2013. From 2007 until June 2013, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vocera Communications. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Zollars was President and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Solutions, LLC, a holding company that operates chronic wound care centers in partnership with hospitals in the U.S. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Zollars was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Neoforma, Inc., a provider of supply chain management solutions for the healthcare industry. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Zollars served as Executive Vice President and Group President of Cardinal Health, Inc., a healthcare products and services company. Earlier in his career, while employed at Baxter International, a healthcare products and services company, Mr. Zollars served as President of a dietary products joint venture between Baxter International and Kraft General Foods. Mr. Zollars holds a B.S. from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from John F. Kennedy University.

Brian Driscoll

Mr. Brian J. Driscoll is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Diamond Foods, Inc. Prior to joining Diamond, Prior to joining Diamond, Mr. Driscoll was Chief Executive Officer of Hostess Brands from June 2010 to March 2012, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2012. From 2002 to June 2010, he held senior management positions at Kraft Foods, Inc., including as President, Sales, Customer Service and Logistics, Kraft North America from 2007 to June 2010. Mr. Driscoll joined Kraft Foods, Inc. as a result of Kraft’s acquisition of Nabisco Biscuits and Snacks, where he worked from 1995 to 2002, first as President of Sales and Integrated Logistics and later as the Senior Vice President, Biscuit Sales and Customer Service. Earlier in his career, Mr. Driscoll held sales and sales management positions of increasing responsibility at Nestlé USA and Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Driscoll holds a B.S. degree from St. John’s University.

Raymond Silcock

Mr. Raymond P. Silcock has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Diamond Foods, Inc., effective June 11, 2013. Prior to joining Diamond, Mr. Silcock was Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) from its emergence from bankruptcy in March 2012 until February 2013 and previously was the Head of Finance from December 2011 to March 2012. He was an independent management consultant with clients including A&P and Palm Ventures LLC from December 2009 to December 2011 and from September 2009 to December 2009 was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of KB Home. Prior to that Mr. Silcock served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of UST Inc. from July 2007 to April 2009 when it was acquired by Altria. Before joining UST he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Swift and Company from 2006 to 2007 when the company was sold. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Cott Corporation from 1998 until 2005, where he oversaw the restructuring and turnaround of that business. Earlier in his career, Mr. Silcock held a variety of progressively more responsible roles at Campbell Soup Company where he worked from 1979-1997. Mr. Silcock is a member of the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Foods Corporation. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Cost & Management Accountants (UK).

David Colo

Mr. David J. Colo has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Diamond Foods, Inc., effective June 26, 2013. From December 2012 until June 2013, Mr. Colo was our Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain. From August 2009 to December 2012, Mr. Colo served as an independent industry consultant working on organizational optimization and strategic planning. From April 2005 through July 2009, Mr. Colo held leadership positions in ConAgra Foods, Inc.’s Consumer Products division, including as the Senior Vice President Operations (January 2007 to July 2009), Senior Vice President Enterprise Manufacturing (May 2006 to December 2006) and Senior Vice President Sales and Operations Planning (April 2005 to April 2006). From January 2003 to March 2005, Mr. Colo worked in ConAgra Foods’s Commercial Production division, with his last position in such division as President, ConAgra Food Ingredients. Earlier in his career, Mr. Colo held positions of increasing responsibility at Nestle-Purina, where he worked from 1986 to 2002. Mr. Colo holds a B.S. from Southern Illinois University.

Lloyd Johnson

Mr. Lloyd J. Johnson is Chief Sales Officer, Executive Vice President of Diamond Foods, Inc. From 2005 until August 2008, Mr. Johnson was a Senior Vice President for Expedia Inc., an online travel service company, during which time he managed various divisions within the Partner Services Group. Prior to joining Expedia, Mr. Johnson was employed at Kraft Foods, Inc., a food company, where he was Vice President, Sales and Customer Development, Kraft Canada from January 2005 to June 2005, and Customer Vice President, Kroger, from 2001 to 2004. Earlier in his career, Mr. Johnson held a variety of sales and sales management positions of increasing responsibility at Nabisco Biscuit Company and Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery. Mr. Johnson holds a B.A. from Eastern Washington University.

Stephen Kim

Mr. Stephen E. Kim is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Diamond Foods, Inc. From January 2008 until January 2010, Mr. Kim was Vice President, General Counsel, and Human Resources, and from March 2005 to January 2008, he served as our Vice President, General Counsel. Previously, Mr. Kim served as General Counsel for Oblix, Inc., a software company in Cupertino, California, from 2000 to March 2005. Before joining Oblix, Inc., Mr. Kim was an attorney with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, a law firm located in Palo Alto, California, from 1996 to 1999 and Weil Gotshal & Manages, a law firm located in New York, New York, from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Kim holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Linda Segre

Ms. Linda B. Segre is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Human Resources of Diamond Foods, Inc. From August 2009 to October 2012, Ms. Segre served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy. From 2006 until April 2009, Ms. Segre was a Managing Director at Google.org, the corporate philanthropy organization of Google Inc., where she oversaw the climate change and global development initiatives and managed all operational aspects of the organization. From 1995 until 2006, Ms. Segre was Vice President, Officer and Director at The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, and served as the Managing Director of the San Francisco office from 2001 until 2005. She first joined The Boston Consulting Group in 1987 and worked in a number of roles with increasing responsibilities until she became a Vice President in 1995. During her tenure at Boston Consulting Group, she focused on serving clients in the consumer goods and financial services sectors. From 1981 until 1985, Ms. Segre was a touring golf professional in the United States, Europe and Asia. Ms. Segre holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Celeste Clark

Dr. Celeste A. Clark, Ph.D. is Director of the Company. Dr. Clark is a recently retired senior executive of Kellogg Company where she led global public policy and external affairs and served as Chief Sustainability Officer. In her nearly 35 years with Kellogg Company, Dr. Clark was responsible for global health policy, nutrition and regulatory science globally to ensure consistency around the world. She led the Global Nutrition Team's work with the company's Research, Quality and Technology Group and the business units to strengthen the nutritional value of products offered with a focus on both innovation and renovation. In addition to her scientific and regulatory experience, Dr. Clark was also responsible for Kellogg Company's Global Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility. Dr. Clark is an independent director of the Mead Johnson Nutrition Company MJN +0.88% and the Auto Club of Michigan, and a trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is a principal of Abraham Clark Consulting, LLC. Dr. Clark earned her Ph.D. in Food Science at Michigan State University.

Robert Lea

Mr. Robert M. Lea is Director of Diamond Foods, Inc. He served as a member of the board of directors of our predecessor company, Diamond Walnut Growers, from 1993 to 2005. Mr. Lea has practiced law as a solo practitioner with the Law Offices of Robert Lea, since 2004. From 1984 to 2003, Mr. Lea was a partner of the law firm Lea & Arruti. Mr. Lea holds a B.A. from the University of California, Davis and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

William Tos

Mr. William L. Tos., Jr., is Director of Diamond Foods, Inc. He is a co-owner of Tos Farms, Inc. and Tos Land Co. Inc., and a partner with the Tos Farming Company, a farm management company. Tos Farms harvests peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, table grapes, corn, alfalfa, walnuts and almonds. Mr. Tos presently serves as an alternate member of the Walnut Marketing Board and the California Walnut Commission. From 1991 to 2005 he served as a director of Diamond Walnut Growers, Inc., the co-operative predecessor to Diamond. Mr. Tos received a B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University.

Edward Blechschmidt

xMr. Edward A. Blechschmidt is Independent Director of Diamond Foods, Inc. He was Chief Executive Officer of Novelis Corp. from 2006 until its sale to the Birla Group in 2007. Mr. Blechschmidt was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Gentiva Health Services, Inc., a leading provider of specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services, from 2000 to 2002. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Blechschmidt served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Olsten Corporation, the conglomerate from which Gentiva Health Services was split off and taken public. He served as President of Olsten from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Blechschmidt also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Nixdorf America and Siemens Pyramid Technologies from 1996 to 1998. Prior to Siemens, he spent more than 20 years with Unisys Corporation, including serving as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Blechschmidt serves as a member of the board of directors of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., VWR International and Columbia Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Blechschmidt also is Chairman of the board of directors of Quintig, a private software company. In addition, he served on the board of directors of Healthsouth Corp. from 2004 to 2012. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Alison Davis

Ms. Alison Davis is Independent Director of Diamond Foods, Inc. She is the Managing Partner of Fifth Era, which invests in and incubates early stage companies. She is the former Managing Partner of Belvedere Capital, a private equity firm and regulated bank holding company focused on investments in the financial services sector, where she worked from 2003 to December 2010. From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Davis was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Global Management Committee of Barclays Global Investors, an institutional asset manager with $1.5 trillion of assets under management. From 1984 to 2000, Ms. Davis worked as a strategy consultant and advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, boards and executive teams with A.T. Kearney and McKinsey & Company. Ms. Davis has extensive experience serving on the boards of directors of public companies and currently serves on the boards of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Unisys and Xoom Corporation. She also served on the board of City National Bank from June 2010 to July 2011. Ms. Davis received a B.A. degree and M.A. degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Richard Hollis

Mr. Richard Dean Hollis is Independent Director of Diamond Foods, Inc. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Foods and International Division of ConAgra Foods, Inc. and served in that role from 2005 to July 2008. Mr. Hollis had management responsibility for ConAgra’s consumer and customer branded businesses consisting of over 40 global brands in 110 countries. During Mr. Hollis’ 21 years with ConAgra, he had a broad array of responsibilities, including Executive Vice President, Retail Products; President, Frozen Foods; President, Grocery Foods; President, Specialty Foods; and President, Gilardi Foods. Currently, Mr. Hollis is a Senior Advisor for Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. He also serves on the board of directors for AdvancePierre Foods, an Oaktree portfolio company, for which he is Chairman of the board of directors, Landec Corporation, for which he chairs the Compensation Committee and Boulder Brands, Inc., for which he serves as the lead independent director and as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Hollis is a graduate of Stetson University where he currently serves on the board of trustees.

Nigel Rees

Mr. Nigel A. Rees is Independent Director of Diamond Foods, Inc. He joined McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and technology company, in 2001 and he serves as its Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining McKesson Corporation, Mr. Rees was Senior Vice President of Finance from 1998 to 2001 for Adecco, SA, a global staffing and professional services company. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Director of Internal Audit for Tandem Computers, Inc., from 1993 to 1994, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for International Microcomputer Software, Inc., and from 1991 to 1993, he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. Mr. Rees is a C.P.A. and began his career in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Whitman College.

Matthew Wilson

Mr. Matthew C. Wilson is Independent Director of Diamond Foods, Inc. He has been a Managing Director with Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., an investment management firm, since November 2007 and leads the firm’s principal investments in the consumer products, food and beverage and retail sectors. Mr. Wilson worked at H.I.G. Capital, LLC from 2003 to 2007, where Mr. Wilson was a founding member of Bayside Capital, Inc., a fund focused on special situations and credit oriented investments. From 1999 to 2001 he worked at J.H. Whitney & Co in their middle market buyout group. Mr. Wilson began his career in the Investment Banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co., where he worked from 1997 to 1999. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Billabong International Ltd., AdvancePierre Foods, for which he chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Audit Committee, and The Bridge Direct, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles. Mr. Wilson earned B.A. degrees in Economics and History from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Katie Turner

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Zollars

--

Brian Driscoll

6,847,140

Raymond Silcock

1,734,320

David Colo

1,762,540

Lloyd Johnson

2,169,350

Stephen Kim

1,385,160

Linda Segre

1,350,800

Celeste Clark

--

Robert Lea

--

William Tos

--

Edward Blechschmidt

--

Alison Davis

--

Richard Hollis

--

Nigel Rees

--

Matthew Wilson

--

Katie Turner

--
As Of 30 Jul 2013
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