People: Brinker International Inc (EAT)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph DePinto

51 2013 Chairman of the Board, Lead Director

Wyman Roberts

55 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, President - Chili's Grill & Bar

Marie Perry

49 2014 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Controller

Roger Thomson

65 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Secretary

Kelli Valade

44 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Chili's Grill & Bar

David Doyle

54 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Krista Gibson

50 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Tony Bridwell

51 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

David Parsley

68 2011 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Management

Steve Provost

54 2009 Senior Vice President, President of Maggiano’s Little Italy

Homero Ortegon

46 2013 Vice President - Strategic Innovation

Harriet Edelman

58 2008 Independent Director

Michael George

53 2013 Director

William Giles

55 2013 Director

Gerardo Lopez

54 2013 Director

Jonathan Luther

70 2011 Independent Director

George Mrkonic

62 2003 Independent Director

Rosendo Parra

54 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph DePinto

Mr. Joseph M. DePinto is Chairman of the Board, Lead Director of Brinker International, Inc. He , is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, serving in this position since November 2013, and is President and Chief Executive Officer of 7-Eleven, Inc., serving in this position since December 2005. Previously, Mr. DePinto served as President of GameStop Corporation from March 2005 to December 2005. Prior to GameStop, he was employed by 7-Eleven, Inc. from 2002 to 2005 in various roles, most recently Vice President, Operations from 2003 to 2005. Mr. DePinto currently serves on the Board of Directors of 7-Eleven, Inc. and previously served on the Boards of OfficeMax, Inc. and Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. He also serves on the Boards of the Business Executives for National Security, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the UT Southwestern Medical Foundation, and the SMU Cox School of Business. Mr. DePinto has served on the Board of Directors since August 2010. Mr. DePinto brings his skills and knowledge as chief executive of a large multi-unit retail company operating in domestic and international markets, as well as his experience serving on the boards of other large or public companies. He provides a significant, broad based understanding of leading a large and/or public company, as well as his specific understanding of all aspects of retailing, including operations, marketing, finance and strategic planning.

Wyman Roberts

Mr. Wyman T. Roberts is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Brinker International Inc., President - Chili's Grill & Bar, a subsidiary of the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer, President of the Company and President of Chili’s Grill & Bar, having been appointed to this position in January 2013, having previously served as President of Chili’s Grill & Bar since November 2009, as Senior Vice President, Maggiano’s Little Italy President, and Chief Marketing Officer since March 2009, and Senior Vice President and Maggiano’s Little Italy President since August 2005. Mr. Roberts previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for NBC’s Universal Parks & Resorts from December 2000 until August 2005. Mr. Roberts was previously employed by Darden Restaurants, Inc. for 16 years where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Roberts has served on the Board of Directors since February 2013. Mr. Roberts brings over thirty years of hands-on experience in the casual dining and entertainment industries serving in various senior leadership roles in both industries. He provides knowledge and understanding of the industry as well as the leadership ability to continue executing on the Company’s strategic vision and drive continued success.

Marie Perry

Ms. Marie L. Perry serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Controller, Treasurer of Brinker International Inc. Prior to that position, she has served in several leadership roles including Vice President of Accounting Shared Services & Planning and Analysis and Vice President of Investor Relations & Treasurer, and promoted to Senior Vice President and Controller in August 2013. Ms. Perry joined Brinker in October 2003 as the Director of Corporate Accounting and was promoted to Vice President of Accounting in April 2004. Ms. Perry was previously with American Airlines, where she was the Managing Director of Corporate Accounting. Prior to that position, she served in various roles within the company, including Managing Director of Revenue Accounting, Manager of Worker Compensation, and Manager of Financial Reporting. Before joining American, Ms. Perry worked at KPMG as an auditor where she obtained her Certified Public Accountant license.

Roger Thomson

Mr. Roger F. Thomson is an Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Secretary of Brinker International, Inc. Mr. Thomson also serves as the Company’s Assistant Secretary, having been appointed to this position in August 2014. Prior to such appointments, Mr. Thomson was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel from June 1996 to March 2014, and Secretary from June 1996 to August 2014. Mr. Thomson joined the Company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 1993 and was promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 1994. Mr. Thomson served as a Director of the Company from 1993 until 1995.

Kelli Valade

Ms. Kelli Valade is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Chili's Grill & Bar of Brinker International Inc. Ms. Valade previously served as Senior Vice President of Chili’s Grill & Bar and On the Border PeopleWorks and Brinker Shared Services from October 2008 to July 2009, and Vice President for Emerging Brands and Corporate Human Resources from 2002 to 2008, and Director of Human Resources for On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. Ms. Valade previously served as Manager of Training and Recruiting for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide’s Specialty Concepts Division from 1994 until 1996. Ms. Valade holds a seat on the founders board of the Multi-Cultural Food Service Hospitality Alliance and sits on the Advisory Board for People Report and Black Box Intelligence. She is also a member of Women’s Foodservice Forum and the National Restaurant Association.

David Doyle

Mr. David R. Doyle is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Brinker International, Inc. Mr. Doyle previously served as Senior Vice President and Controller from February 2003 to August 2013, and as Director of Corporate Accounting from July 1994, and was promoted to Vice President of Corporate Accounting in April 1997. Mr. Doyle serves on the Boards for Texas Independent Bancshares, Inc. and Plano ISD Education Foundation.

Krista Gibson

Ms. Krista Gibson serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Brinker International Inc. Ms. Gibson began her career with Brinker as Vice President of Marketing for the On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina from July 1997 to August 2004, and served as Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy for Chili’s Grill & Bar from September 2004 to March 2014. Ms. Gibson is an 8-year veteran of Darden Restaurants, Inc., where she held numerous marketing positions with increasing responsibility from 1989 to 1997. Ms. Gibson holds a seat on the executive advisory board for the University of Florida Center for Retailing Education and Research. Ms. Gibson is a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Dallas Regional Chamber’s Executive Women’s Roundtable, SMU Cox School of Business Associate Board and Dallas CMO Governing Body.

Tony Bridwell

Mr. Tony A. Bridwell is Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer of Brinker International, Inc. Mr. Bridwell was previously employed by Partners in Leadership, Inc. in various positions including Business Unit President from September 2012 to July 2013 and Area Vice President from April 2004 to August 2012.

David Parsley

Mr. David R. Parsley is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Management of Brinker International, Inc. Mr. Parsley previously served as the President and CEO of Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC from February 2009 to May 2011. Mr. Parsley was employed as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management for DineEquity from November 2007 to February 2009, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Applebees International from April 2000 to November 2007. Mr. Parsley previously held executive positions for Prandium, Inc., the Panda Management Company and Carl Karcher Enterprises. Mr. Parsley is a member of the Institute of Supply Chain Management and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Steve Provost

Mr. Steve Provost is Senior Vice President, President of Maggiano’s Little Italy of Brinker International Inc. Mr. Provost previously served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Maggiano’s from April 2009 to November 2009. Mr. Provost previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Quizno’s Master, LLC from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Provost was employed by Yum Brands, Inc. from 1991 to 2007, serving in various roles, most recently as Head Coach, Southeast Region for the KFC brand from 2003 to 2005 and Chief Marketing Officer for the Long John Silver’s and A&W brands.

Homero Ortegon

Mr. Homero Ortegon serves as Vice President - Strategic Innovation of Brinker International Inc. Mr. Ortegon began his career with Brinker as Senior Director of Strategic Innovation in March 2010. Mr. Ortegon was previously employed by Starbucks, most recently serving as Director of Operations Engineering from October 2009 to March 2010, and Yum! Brands, where he was Director of Food Innovation and Technology for Pizza Hut from September 1995 to January 2009.

Harriet Edelman

Ms. Harriet Edelman is an Independent Director of Brinker International, Inc. She is Vice-Chairman of Emigrant Bank since November 2010. Previously, Ms. Edelman served as Advisor to the Chairman of Emigrant Bank from June 2008 through October 2010. Prior to Emigrant Bank, Ms. Edelman served as a member of the Executive Committee of Avon Products, Inc., as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Avon Products, Inc. from January 2000 through March 2008, as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain from May 1996 to January 2000, and also served in executive roles in Sales and Marketing. Ms. Edelman serves on the Board of Directors of UCB Pharma, and also previously served on the Boards of Ariba, Inc. and The Hershey Company. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University and is a Trustee of the New York Blood Center. Ms. Edelman has served on the Board of Directors since March 2008 and is a member of the Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees of the Company. Ms. Edelman brings over twelve years of experience serving on large public company Boards, understanding and knowledge as a senior officer in a worldwide retail company in areas or marketing, sales, information technology, ecommerce, supply chain management and global business, and experience as a senior officer in financial services.

Michael George

Mr. Michael A. George has been appointed as Independent Director of Brinker International, Inc. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer for QVC, Inc. since November 2005. Previously, Mr. George served in various executive roles at Dell, Inc., such as Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Consumer Business from March 2001 to November 2005, and various roles at McKinsey & Co., Inc. from August 1985 to March 2001. Mr. George currently sits on the Board of Directors for Liberty Interactive Corporation, the Kimmel Center, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Pennsylvania Business Council, and is also a member of the Corporate Council for the National Constitution Center. Mr. George has served on the Board of Directors since March 2013 and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Company. Mr. George brings his skills and knowledge as chief marketing officer of a large consumer products company and chief executive of a large digital retail sales company in consumer products. He provides an extensive background into brand strategy, marketing and retail with unique insights into brand engagement with consumers.

William Giles

Mr. William T. Giles has been appointed as Independent Director of Brinker International, Inc. He is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance, Information Technology and ALLDATA for AutoZone since October 2012. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance, Information Technology and Store Development from January 2007 to October 2012, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from June 2006 to December 2006, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2006. Mr. Giles was previously employed with Linens Holding Co. (formerly Linens N Things) for 15 years, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from October 1997 to April 2006, Executive Vice President from May 2003 to April 2006 and served as its Principal Accounting Officer until April 2006. Mr. Giles also held various other positions between 1981 and 1997. Mr. Giles is a member of the American Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. Giles currently sits on the Board of Directors for Youth Villages, The AutoZone Liberty Bowl and Lausanne Collegiate School. Mr. Giles has served on the Board of Directors since March 2013 and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Company. Mr. Giles brings more than 30 years of financial proficiency and business leadership in the retail products industry and skills as chief financial officer of a publicly traded company. He provides unique insights into the strategic, governance and financial issues facing public companies in the retail industry.

Gerardo Lopez

Mr. Gerardo I. Lopez has been appointed as Independent Director of Brinker International Inc. He is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of AMC Entertainment, Inc. since March 2009. Mr. Lopez previously served as the Executive Vice President of Starbucks Coffee Company and President of Global Consumer Products, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Foodservice divisions from September 2004 to March 2009, and President of Handleman Company from November 2001 to September 2004. Mr. Lopez also held a variety of executive management positions with International Home Foods, Frito Lay, Pepsi-Cola and the Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Lopez currently sits on the Board of Directors of Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, Open Road Films and Recreational Equipment, Inc., and also previously served on the Board of National Cinemedia, LLC. Mr. Lopez has served on the Board of Directors since February 2013 and is a member of the Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees of the Company. Mr. Lopez brings his skills, knowledge and business leadership as senior executive at entertainment and consumer products companies. His wealth of knowledge and experience in the entertainment, beverage and consumer packaged goods industries, in both the U.S. and abroad provides valuable insight into consumer needs and marketplace trends currently influencing the retail and restaurant industry.

Jonathan Luther

Mr. Jonathan L. Luther is an Independent Director of Brinker International Inc. He retired as the Chairman of the Board of Dunkin’ Brands in May 2013, having transitioned out of the role of Executive Chairman, a position he held from January 2009 to July 2010. Mr. Luther was Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin’ Brands from January 2003 to December 2006, at which time he added the additional role of Chairman. Mr. Luther served as President of Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits from January 1997 to December 2002. Mr. Luther also served as President of CA One Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Luther has served on the Board of Directors since April 2011 and is a member of the Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees. Mr. Luther brings many years of experience in the foodservice and fast casual dining industry, serving in various roles including chief executive officer and chairman. He also offers a broad background of finance, franchising, governance, management and executive leadership skills.

George Mrkonic

Mr. George R. Mrkonic, Jr., is an Independent Director of Brinker International, Inc. He is the Non Executive Chairman (Director since 1999; Chairman since 2005) of Paperchase Products Limited, London, UK, a retailer of cards, stationary, wrap and gifts in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Previously he was President of Borders Group, Inc. from December 1994 until January 1997 and Vice Chairman from December 1994 until January 2002. Mr. Mrkonic currently serves as a Director for AutoZone, Inc., Syntel, Inc., and Pacific SunWear of California, Inc., and also previously served on the Boards of Borders Group, Inc., and Nashua Corporation. Mr. Mrkonic has served on the Brinker Board of Directors since September 2003 and is a member of the Audit and the Compensation Committees of the Company. Mr. Mrkonic brings his thirty plus years of experience in the retail industry as well as his knowledge and skills as a senior executive and director of large public companies. He provides a broad understanding of the complex strategic, governance and financial issues facing large multinational public companies in the current economic environment.

Rosendo Parra

Mr. Rosendo G. Parra is an Independent Director of Brinker International, Inc. He is a retired executive of Dell, Inc. (international information technology company). He held various executive and senior management positions at Dell, including Senior Vice President for the Home and Small Business Group and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell Americas. Mr. Parra also is a co-founder of Daylight Partners (technology-focused venture capital firm) and has been a Partner of that firm since December 2007. Mr. Parra currently serves as a Director for Nii Holdings, Inc. and PG&E Corp. Mr. Parra has served on the Board of Directors since December 2004 and is a member of the Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees of the Company. Mr. Parra brings his extensive experience as a senior operating executive in technology and retail, with significant understanding of international operations. His experience gives him a unique insight into technology and its application in the business environment. He has further experience with turnaround, growth and distressed businesses.

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