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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Whitman

63 2000 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Young

63 2005 Chief Financial Officer, EVP - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Secretary

Scott Miller

48 2012 Executive Vice President - Business Development and Marketing

Michael Covey

52 2010 Executive Vice President of Global Solutions and Partnerships and Education Practice Leader

Clifton Davis

59 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer

Colleen Dom

54 2013 Executive Vice President - Operations

Shawn Moon

49 2015 Executive Vice President - Strategy Markets

Paul Walker

41 2015 Executive Vice-President of Global Sales and Delivery

Dennis Heiner

73 2008 Lead Independent Director

Joel Peterson

69 1997 Director

Anne Chow

50 2016 Independent Director

Clayton Christensen

65 2004 Independent Director

Michael Fung

65 2012 Independent Director

Donald McNamara

63 1999 Independent Director

Esther Stepp

71 1997 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Whitman

Mr. Robert A. Whitman is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Whitman has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since June 1999 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2000. Mr. Whitman previously served as a director of the Covey Leadership Center from 1994 to 1997. Prior to joining us, Mr. Whitman served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Hampstead Group from 1992 to 2000 and is a founding partner at Whitman Peterson. Mr. Whitman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Utah and his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Director Qualifications: Mr. Whitman’s leadership experience as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and his in-depth knowledge of our strategic priorities and operations enable him to provide valuable contributions and facilitate effective communication between management and the Board of Directors. Mr. Whitman’s role as Chief Executive Officer also enables him to provide important contributions to strengthening our leadership, operations, strategy, growth and long-range plans. Mr. Whitman’s extensive experience in finance, private equity investing, and leadership also provides him with the knowledge to make valuable contributions to the Board of Directors in the areas of finance, raising capital, and capital deployment.

Stephen Young

Mr. Stephen D. Young is a Chief Financial Officer, EVP - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He joined FranklinCovey as Executive Vice President of Finance, was appointed Chief Accounting Officer and Controller in January 2001, Chief Financial Officer in November 2002, and Corporate Secretary in March 2005. Prior to joining us, he served as Senior Vice-President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and director of international operations for Weider Nutrition for seven years; as Vice-President of Finance at First Health for ten years; and as an auditor at Fox and Company, a public accounting firm, for four years. Mr. Young has more than 35 years of accounting and management experience and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Young was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Scott Miller

Mr. Scott J. Miller is an Executive Vice President - Business Development and Marketing of the Company. He was appointed as Executive Vice-President of Business Development and Marketing in March 2012. Mr. Miller, who has been with Franklin Covey for nearly 19 years, previously served as Vice-President of Business Development and Marketing. Mr. Miller’s role as an Executive Vice-President caps 12 years on our front line, working with thousands of client facilitators across many markets and countries. Prior to his appointment as Vice-President of Business Development and Marketing, Mr. Miller served as the general manager of our central regional sales office for six years. Scott originally joined the Covey Leadership Center in 1996 as a client partner with the Education division. Mr. Miller started his professional career with the Disney Development Company, the real estate development division of the Walt Disney Company, in 1992. During his time with the Disney Development Company, Scott identified trends and industry best practices in community development, education, healthcare, architectural design, and technology. Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Rollins College in 1996.

Michael Covey

Mr. Michael Sean Merril Covey is a Executive Vice President of Global Solutions and Partnerships and Education Practice Leader of the Company. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of Global Solutions and Partnerships and Education Practice Leader, and has been an Executive Officer since September 2008. Sean was formerly Senior Vice President of Innovations and Product Development from April 2006 to September 2009, where he led the development of nearly all of the Company’s current organizational offerings, including: The 7 Habits curriculum; xQ; The 4 Disciplines of Execution; The Leader in Me; and Leadership Greatness. Prior to 2006, Sean ran the FranklinCovey retail chain of stores, growing it to $152 million in sales. Before joining FrankinCovey, Sean worked for the Walt Disney Company, Trammel Crow Ventures, and Deloitte & Touche Consulting. Sean is also the author of several books, including The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make, the New York Times Best Seller The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, and the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has been translated into 20 languages and has sold over 4 million copies. Sean graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and later earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Sean is the son of the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey.

Clifton Davis

Mr. Clifton Todd Davis is a Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer of the Company. He an Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, and has been an Executive Officer since September 2008. Todd has over 30 years of experience in training, training development, sales and marketing, human resources, coaching, and executive recruiting. He has been with FranklinCovey for the past 20 years. Previously, Todd was a Director of our Innovations Group where he led the development of core offerings including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Signature Program and The 4 Disciplines of Execution. He also worked for several years as our Director of Recruitment and was responsible for attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent for the organization. Prior to joining us, Todd worked in the medical industry for 9 years where he recruited physicians and medical executives along with marketing physician services to hospitals and clinics throughout the country.

Colleen Dom

Ms. Colleen Dom is a Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company. She was appointed to be the Executive Vice-President of Operations in September 2013. Ms. Dom began her career with the Company in 1985 and served as the first “Client Service Coordinator,” providing service and seminar support for some of the Company’s very first clients. Prior to her appointment as an Executive Vice President, Ms. Dom served as Vice President of Domestic Operations since 1997 where she had responsibility for the Company’s North American operations, including client support, supply chain, and feedback operations. During her time at Franklin Covey Co., Ms. Dom has been instrumental in creating and implementing systems and processes that have supported the Company’s strategic objectives and has more than 30 years of experience in client services, sales support, operations, management, and supply chain. Due to her valuable understanding of the Company’s global operations, Ms. Dom has been responsible for numerous key assignments that have enhanced client support, optimized operations, and built capabilities for future growth. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Dom worked in retail management and in the financial investment industry.

Shawn Moon

Mr. Shawn D. Moon is an Executive Vice President - Strategy Markets of the Company. He Executive Vice-President of Strategic Markets, where he is responsible for the Company’s Government Sales, Sales Performance Practice, Customer Loyalty Practice, and Global 50 team. Mr. Moon has been an Executive Officer since July 2010 and served previously as our Executive Vice-President of Global Sales and Delivery. Mr. Moon has more than twenty-nine years of experience in sales and marketing, program development, and consulting services. From November 2002 to June 2005, Shawn was a Principal with Mellon Financial Corporation where he was responsible for business development for their human resources outsourcing services. Shawn also coordinated activities within the consulting and advisory community for Mellon Human Resources and Investor Solutions. Prior to November 2002, he served as the Vice President of Business Development for our Training Process Outsourcing Group, managed vertical market sales for nine of our business units, and managed our eastern regional sales office. Shawn received a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in English Literature and he is the author of the books, The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Why Your People Make All the Difference and the 6 Practices You Need to Engage Them; and Talent Unleashed: Three Leadership Conversations for Tapping the Unlimited Potential of People.

Paul Walker

Mr. Paul S. Walker is a Executive Vice-President of Global Sales and Delivery of the Company. Mr. Walker was appointed Executive Vice-President of Global Sales and Delivery. Mr. Walker began his career with Franklin Covey in 2000 in the role of business developer, was promoted to a Client Partner, and then to an Area Director. In 2007, Mr. Walker became General Manager of the Company’s Central Sales Region, an 11-state area that also included Ontario, Canada. Prior to working for Franklin Covey, Mr. Walker was a senior sales partner for Alexander’s Digital Printing and a middle-market pilot coordinator with New York Life. Mr. Walker graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Dennis Heiner

Mr. Dennis G. Heiner is a Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Heiner currently serves as a Managing Member of Sunrise Oaks Capital Fund, LLC, a small private bridge loan financing fund. Mr. Heiner served from 1999 to 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Werner Holding Co., a leading manufacturer of climbing products and aluminum extrusions. Prior to joining Werner, he was employed by Black & Decker Corporation from 1985 to 1999 where he served for 6 years as Senior Vice President and President Worldwide Small Electric Appliances, and later as Executive Vice President and President of the Hardware and Home Improvement Group, a world leader in residential door hardware and plumbing fixtures. From 1979 to 1985, Mr. Heiner was employed by Beatrice Foods where he served as a Division President. From 1972 to 1979, Mr. Heiner was employed by Conroy Inc., a manufacturer of recreational vehicles, where he held positions of Director of Marketing and Vice President of Finance and International Marketing. Mr. Heiner has also served on several other boards including Rayteck, Shell Oil’s AERA Board, and Werner Holdings. Mr. Heiner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Weber State University and his MBA degree from Brigham Young University. He also completed Executive programs at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and the Harvard Business School. Director Qualifications: Mr. Heiner brings to the Board of Directors chief executive leadership and business management experience, as well as strong operational knowledge and expertise. Mr. Heiner’s broad industry experience, including previous roles in leadership, finance, and marketing, provides the Board of Directors with valuable contributions in the areas of management, strategy, leadership, governance, growth, and long-term planning. Mr. Heiner’s executive leadership experience and strong business background enable him to provide strong and independent leadership on the Board of Directors in his role as Lead Independent Director.

Joel Peterson

Mr. Joel C. Peterson is a Director of the Company. Mr. Peterson is on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and has been since 1992, teaching courses in real estate investment, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Joel is the Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford as well as Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways. Mr. Peterson is also the Founding Partner and Chairman of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm which has invested in over 150 companies through 13 funds in four primary asset classes: growth-oriented private equity, venture capital, real estate, and search funds. Prior to Stanford Business School and founding Peterson Partners, Joel was Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Company, then the world’s largest private commercial real estate development firm. Mr. Peterson earned an MBA from Harvard University and received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. Director Qualifications: Mr. Peterson brings chief executive leadership, extensive financial experience, and strong academic skills to our Board of Directors. Mr. Peterson’s roles in executive leadership, financial management, and private equity enable him to make key contributions in the areas of leadership, raising capital, capital deployment, strategy, operations, and growth. His experience with Peterson Partners and teaching courses on entrepreneurship adds valuable knowledge in growth and long-term strategic planning as well as accessing and deploying capital. Mr. Peterson also has a deep understanding of the Company’s operations and background with nearly 20 years of experience on our Board of Directors. Further, prior to the FranklinCovey merger, Mr. Peterson served as a director of Covey Leadership Center from 1993 to 1997.

Anne Chow

Ms. Anne H. Chow is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Chow is currently the President of Integrator Solutions at AT&T Business. As President of Integrator Solutions, Anne leads a team of over 6,000 industry professionals around the globe who are responsible for developing, delivering, and managing integrated solutions for AT&T’s largest multinational business customers as a direct channel as well as through strategic alliances. The global scope of her responsibilities include sales and end-to-end relationship management for both Systems Integrator Solutions and Energy Solutions verticals, multi-billion dollar income statement ownership for these segments as well as for AT&T’s sourcing business, and customer service operations for complex managed services across AT&T Business. Since 2000, Ms. Chow has held a variety of leadership positions at AT&T, including Senior Vice President – Global Solutions and Sales Operations and Senior Vice President – Premier Client Group. A long standing, active member of the community, Anne has previously served on the boards of the AT&T Foundation, Hunterdon Healthcare System, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Ms. Chow is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the National Sales Network as well as the Program Advisory Committee for the Boys and Girls Club of America. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Asian American Justice Center and as a member of the National Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Clayton Christensen

Dr. Clayton M. Christensen is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School where he has been a faculty member since 1992. Dr. Christensen was a Rhodes Scholar and received his Masters of Philosophy degree from Oxford and his MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School. He also served as President and Chairman of CPS Technologies from 1984 to 1989. From 1979 to 1984 he worked as a consultant and project manager for the Boston Consulting Group. Dr. Christensen is the founder of Rose Park Advisors, Innosight LLC, and the Christensen Institute for Disruptive Change. Director Qualifications: Dr. Christensen’s research and teaching interests center on building new growth businesses and sustaining the success of companies. His specific area of focus is in developing organizational capabilities. Dr. Christensen is widely recognized as a leader in these fields and his knowledge and valuable insights enable him to make significant contributions to our strategic direction and development of new training and consulting services. Additionally, Mr. Christensen’s previous work with various companies provides him with a broad perspective in the areas of management and operations.

Michael Fung

Mr. Michael Fung is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fung retired after 11 years of service from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. where he was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart U.S., a position he held from 2006 through his retirement in February 2012. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Fung served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Global Procurement and was promoted in 2003 to Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive. In his previous roles with Wal-Mart, Mr. Fung was responsible for U.S. finance operations, including strategy, merchandising, logistics, real estate, operations, professional services, and financial planning and analysis. Prior to his experience at Wal-Mart, Mr. Fung held financial leadership positions at Universal Foods Corporation, Vanstar Corporation, Bass Pro Shops, Inc., and Beatrice Company. Mr. Fung received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Fung is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois (inactive) and chaired the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, as a member of The Committee of 100, and the University of Illinois Foundation.

Donald McNamara

Mr. Donald J. McNamara is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McNamara is the founder of The Hampstead Group, LLC (The Hampstead Group), a private equity investor based in Dallas, Texas, and has served as its Chairman since its inception in 1989. He has over 35 years of successful investment experience, including Bass Brothers Enterprises, Marriott Corporation, and JMB Realty. Mr. McNamara currently serves as a Senior Advisor to TPG’s real estate platform, which includes $8 billion of assets collectively in its equity and debt platforms. Mr. McNamara received an undergraduate degree in architecture from Virginia Tech in 1976 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1978. The Hampstead Group is the sponsor of Knowledge Capital, and Mr. McNamara serves on the Board as a designee of Knowledge Capital. Director Qualifications: Mr. McNamara’s experience in private equity provides him with considerable expertise in financial and strategic matters. This expertise enables him to make valuable contributions to the Company in the areas of raising capital, capital deployment, acquisitions and dispositions, and other major financial decisions. Mr. McNamara’s involvement with other entities throughout his career provides him with wide-ranging perspective and experience in the areas of management, operations, and strategy. In addition, Mr. McNamara has a meaningful understanding of our operations having served on our Board of Directors for more than 15 years, enabling him to make contributions to our strategy, innovation, and long-range plans.

Esther Stepp

Ms. Esther Kay Stepp is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Stepp, a retired executive, is the former Chairperson of the Board of Providence Health and Services, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Portland General Electric, an electric utility, from 1978 to 1992. She formerly was principal of Executive Solutions, an executive coaching firm, from 1994 to 2001, and was a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 1991 to 1995. Ms. Stepp also served as a director of the Covey Leadership Center from 1992 to 1997. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and a Master of Arts in Management from the University of Portland. Ms. Stepp also attended the Stanford Executive Program and the University of Michigan Executive Program. Director Qualifications: Ms. Stepp’s experience in management and as chief operating officer brings valuable knowledge to the Board of Directors in areas such as marketing, distribution, human resources, technology, and administration. Ms. Stepp also brings the Company extensive governance experience with public corporations, private corporations, and non-profit organizations. This background and experience allow Ms. Stepp to make valuable contributions to the Board of Directors in the areas of operations, management, compensation, and organizational development. She also brings special expertise and experience in human resource management and compensation from her consulting career, which provides her with the knowledge to serve as the chairperson of the Board’s Compensation and Organization Committee. Ms. Stepp has a deep understanding of our operations and long-term goals from her years of experience on the Board of Directors.