People: Fossil Group Inc (FOSL.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kosta Kartsotis

61 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Secor

51 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Jennifer Pritchard

55 2013 President - Skagen

John White

42 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Darren Hart

51 2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Thomas Kennedy

51 2012 Executive Vice President - Fossil Brand

James Zimmerman

70 2013 Lead Independent Director

Mark Quick

65 2012 Director

Jal Shroff

77 2009 Director

Elaine Agather

58 2007 Independent Director

Jeffrey Boyer

55 2007 Independent Director

William Chiasson

61 2013 Independent Director

Diane Neal

57 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Nealon

53 2012 Independent Director

Elysia Ragusa

63 2013 Independent Director

James Skinner

60 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kosta Kartsotis

Mr. Kosta N. Kartsotis is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Fossil Group, Inc. Mr. Kartsotis has served as Chief Executive Officer since October 2000 and Chairman of the Board since May 2010. Mr. Kartsotis also served as President of the Company from December 1991 to December 2006 and as Chief Operating Officer from December 1991 until October 2000. Mr. Kartsotis joined the Company in 1988. He has been a director of the Company since 1990.

Dennis Secor

Mr. Dennis R. Secor has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Fossil Group, Inc., effective December 10, 2012. From July 2006 until December 2012, Mr. Secor served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Guess?, Inc., a national retailer of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, footwear and other fashion accessories. From August 2004 until July 2006, Mr. Secor served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Electronic Arts (Canada), Inc., a Canadian video game developer.

Jennifer Pritchard

Ms. Jennifer L. Pritchard is President - Skagen of Fossil Group, Inc., since July 2013. From September 2006 until July 2013, Ms. Pritchard served as President, Retail Division. From January 2004 until March 2006, she served as President of Arden B., a division of Wet Seal, Inc., a specialty retailer of apparel and accessory items. Prior to that, from October 2002 until January 2004, Ms. Pritchard served as President of Zutopia, another division of Wet Seal, and from April 2001 until October 2002, she served as Executive Vice President Product Development and Marketing of Tex 38, LLC, a Hong-Kong based design and production company.

John White

Mr. John A. White has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Fossil Group, Inc., effective September 04, 2012. From March 2007 until September 2012, Mr. White served in various roles for Pandora, A/S ("Pandora"), a global jewelry company headquartered in Denmark. At Pandora, Mr. White most recently served as President of Pandora North America, a division of Pandora. Prior to joining Pandora, Mr. White served as a Strategy Consultant for the Operations and Supply Chain Strategy and Design Team for Booz -- Allen -- Hamilton from April 2006 until March 2007. Mr. White received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Business Administration from Marylhurst University.

Darren Hart

Mr. Darren E. Hart is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Fossil Group, Inc., since June 14, 2011. From 2001 until June 2011, Mr. Hart served in various roles for Limited Brands, an international company that sells personal care and beauty products, apparel and accessories. At Limited Brands, Mr. Hart most recently served as Executive Vice President for Bath & Body Works, a national retailer of personal care products. From 2001 until 2005, Mr. Hart served as Director of Leadership and Organizational Development for Victoria's Secret Stores, a global retailer of intimate apparel, sleepwear, hosiery and other apparel and beauty products. From 2005 until 2006, he served as Vice President of HR for Stores for Limited Brands, and from 2006 until 2007, he served as Senior Vice President of HR for Retail Operations for Limited Brands.

Thomas Kennedy

Mr. Thomas M. Kennedy has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Fossil Brand of Fossil Group, Inc., effective July 2012. From December 2009 until July 2012, Mr. Kennedy served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandising, for Fossil Stores I, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. From January 2009 until December 2009, Mr. Kennedy served as a consultant to the retail industry. Mr. Kennedy served as President of Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., a California lifestyle clothing retailer, from May 2004 to December 2008. From April 2001 to April 2004, he served as the Vice President of U.S. Apparel for Nike, Inc., an international company that sells footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.

James Zimmerman

Mr. James M. Zimmerman is Lead Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., since September 5, 2007. Mr. Zimmerman is currently the Lead Independent Director and is also a member of the Company's Finance Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Chubb Corporation since June 2008. Mr. Zimmerman retired from Federated Department Stores (Macy's) in February 2004 after serving for the previous six years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and prior to that as President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in May 1988.

Mark Quick

Mr. Mark D. Quick has been appointed as Director of Fossil Group, Inc., effective October 26, 2012. Mr. Quick served as Vice Chairman of the Company from January 2007 until October 26, 2012. Mr. Quick served as the President, Fashion Accessories from October 2000 until December 2006 and President, Stores Division from March 2003 until September 2006. Mr. Quick also served as the Executive Vice President from March 1997 until October 2000. From November 1995 until March 1997, he served as the Senior Vice President—Accessories of the Company.

Jal Shroff

Mr. Jal S. Shroff is Director of Fossil Group, Inc. From January 1991 until April 2008, Mr. Shroff served as Managing Director of Fossil (East) Limited ("Fossil East"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Shroff has extensive experience in manufacturing and sourcing operations and has a broad knowledge of the Asia-Pacific markets for our products, having been based in Hong Kong since 1959. Mr. Shroff also has deep knowledge of the Company and its businesses, having served on our Board since 1993.

Elaine Agather

Ms. Elaine Agather is an Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., effective February 12, 2007. Ms. Agather is currently a member of the Company's Audit Committee and Chairperson of the Compensation Committee. Since 1999, Ms. Agather has served as Chairperson of JP Morgan Chase, Dallas Region. She also has served as South Region Head and Managing Director of JPMorgan Private Bank since 2001. From 1992 until 1999, she served as Chairperson of Texas Commerce Bank in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jeffrey Boyer

Mr. Jeffrey N. Boyer is an Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., since December 20, 2007. Mr. Boyer currently serves as Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee, and he is a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Boyer serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Tuesday Morning Corporation. Prior to joining Tuesday Morning, Mr. Boyer served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Holdings, Inc., an operator of fitness centers, from June 2012 until September 2013 and as their Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 2008 until June 2012. Mr. Boyer served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Michaels Stores, Inc. (Michaels) from July 2007 until April 2008 and Co-President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2006 to July 2007. He also held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Michaels from January 2003 to March 2006. Prior to joining Michaels, Mr. Boyer served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Kmart Corporation. From 1996 until 2001, he held multiple positions with Sears, Roebuck & Company, advancing to the post of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He also served in multiple top-level capacities with the Pillsbury Company and Kraft General Foods. Mr. Boyer began his career as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1980.

William Chiasson

Mr. William B. Chiasson has been appointed as Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., effective August 28, 2013. Mr. Chiasson is currently a member of the Company's Audit Committee. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. since 2011. LeapFrog Enterprises designs, develops and markets a family of innovative technology-based learning platforms and related proprietary content for children. Mr. Chiasson served as Chief Executive Officer for LeapFrog Enterprises from 2010 to 2011 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2010. Since 2013, Mr. Chiasson has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Ergobaby Carrier, Inc. and served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2013. Ergobaby Carrier is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of premium infant care products. From 1998 until 2003, Mr. Chiasson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Chiasson served in various roles for Kraft Foods, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance and Information Technology. From June 1979 to January 1988, Mr. Chiasson served in varying capacities with Baxter Healthcare, most recently as its Vice President and Controller for the Hospital Group.

Diane Neal

Ms. Diane L. Neal has been appointed as Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., effective February 20, 2012. Ms. Neal is currently a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Neal most recently served as CEO of Bath & Body Works, a national retailer of personal care products. She resigned from that position in July 2011 to relocate to San Francisco for personal reasons. Ms. Neal joined Bath & Body Works in November 2006 as President and COO and held those positions until her promotion to CEO in June 2007. Prior to joining Bath & Body Works, Ms. Neal served as President of the Outlet Division for Gap Inc., a global specialty retailer, where she was responsible for the outlet business for all three Gap Inc. brands. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Ms. Neal spent 22 years with Target Corporation in multiple divisions, including Dayton's Department Stores (now Macy's), Mervyn's, Target Sourcing Services and Target Stores. During her career with Target Corporation, Ms. Neal spent 16 years at Target Stores, where she held multiple positions and responsibilities, including merchandising, planning, distribution and sourcing. Ms. Neal was promoted to President of Mervyn's in 2001 and served in that capacity until 2004, when she joined Gap Inc.

Thomas Nealon

Mr. Thomas M. Nealon has been appointed as Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., effective April 16, 2012. Mr. Nealon is currently a member of the Finance Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Nealon currently serves as a Partner with the Feld Group Institute. Mr. Nealon previously served as Group Executive Vice President of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. and resigned in December 2011 for personal reasons. Mr. Nealon joined J. C. Penney in 2006 as Chief Information Officer, and held that position until his promotion to Group Executive Vice President in 2010. Prior to joining J. C. Penney, he was with Electronic Data Systems from 2004 to 2006 and served on assignment as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Southwest Airlines Co. Prior to joining Electronic Data Systems, Mr. Nealon was a partner from 2000 to 2004 at the Feld Group, an IT management consultancy firm later acquired by Electronic Data Systems. He also spent 15 years at Frito-Lay, Inc., a division of PepsiCo, serving in critical roles across the information technology organization, including two years as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Nealon is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines Co.

Elysia Ragusa

Ms. Elysia Holt Ragusa is an Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc. Ms. Ragusa is a member of the Compensation Committee and is Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She currently serves as a Senior Managing Director and International Director for Jones Lang LaSalle, which provides integrated real estate and investment management services to owner, occupier and investor clients worldwide, subsequent to the merger between Jones Lang LaSalle and The Staubach Company in 2008. Prior to the merger of Jones Lang LaSalle and The Staubach Company, she served as President, Corporate Services-East Staubach Holdings, Inc., overseeing all Staubach North American Corporate Services Operations from Phoenix to Boston and was a member of both the Executive Committee and The Staubach Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Ragusa served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Staubach Company from July 2001 until June 2007. Prior to her role as President and Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Ragusa was President of The Staubach Company's Southwest Corporate Services Division. In January 2010, Ms. Ragusa was appointed to the Board of Directors of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.

James Skinner

Mr. James E. Skinner is an Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., since December 20, 2007. Mr. Skinner is currently a member of the Company's Audit Committee and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of The Neiman Marcus Group LLC since October 2010, and prior to that date had been serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Neiman Marcus Group LLC. From 2001 until October 2007, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Neiman Marcus Group LLC. Mr. Skinner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CapRock Communications Corp. in 2000. From 1991 until 2000, Mr. Skinner served in several positions with CompUSA Inc., including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 1994. Mr. Skinner also served as a partner with Ernst & Young from 1987 until 1991.

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