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Fossil Group Inc (FOSL.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kosta Kartsotis

63 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Secor

53 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

John White

44 2012 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Darren Hart

53 2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Eric Anderson

2016 Executive Vice President of Portfolio Brands

Randy Belcher

53 2014 Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific

Hans-Peter Gehmacher

55 2014 Executive Vice President EMEA

Gregory McKelvey

42 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer

James Zimmerman

72 2013 Lead Independent Director

Mauria Finley

42 2015 Director

Mark Quick

67 2012 Director

Elaine Agather

60 2007 Independent Director

Jeffrey Boyer

57 2007 Independent Director

William Chiasson

63 2013 Independent Director

Diane Neal

59 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Nealon

55 2012 Independent Director

Elysia Ragusa

65 2013 Independent Director

James Skinner

62 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 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. Mr. Kartsotis has extensive senior level experience as our Chief Executive Officer, substantial experience in the fashion retailing industry and substantial sales, marketing and merchandising experience. He has deep knowledge of the Company and its businesses, having served on our Board 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.

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.

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.

Eric Anderson

Mr. Eric Anderson is Executive Vice President of Portfolio Brands of the Company. He brings over 25 years of brand management experience to Fossil Group, including 18 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Luxottica Group, where he most recently served as President and General Manager of LensCrafters North America.

Randy Belcher

Mr. Randy C. Belcher has served as Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific of Fossil Group, Inc. ,since March 2014. Mr. Belcher also served as Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, from October 2005 to March 2014 and as Senior Vice President Europe from April 2001 to October 2005. Mr. Belcher joined the Company in 2001.

Hans-Peter Gehmacher

Mr. Hans-Peter Gehmacher has served as Executive Vice President, EMEA, Fossil Group, Inc. , since March 2014. Mr. Gehmacher served in various other roles as the head of our European operations from September 2007 until March 2014 and as Managing Director of our German subsidiary from August 1998 until August 2007. Mr. Gehmacher served as Controller and Financial Officer of our German subsidiary from May 1993 to August 1998. Mr. Gehmacher joined the Company in May 1993.

Gregory McKelvey

Mr. Gregory A. McKelvey (Greg) has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer of Fossil Group, Inc. , since December 2015. Mr. McKelvey joined Fossil Group in February 2012 and served as our Executive Vice President prior to his promotion to Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer. From 2005 until February 2012, Mr. McKelvey served in several different strategy, marketing and transformation roles at Dean Foods, one of the United States' leading food and beverage companies, including his most recent role as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer. From 2002 until 2005, Mr. McKelvey worked at Bain and Company, a leading global strategy consulting firm, as a Manager in Bain's consumer and private equity practices.

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 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. Mr. Zimmerman has extensive executive experience in leading a large retail company and strong skills in retail operations, strategic planning and public company executive compensation. He also brings insights to our Board from his service on other public company boards.

Mauria Finley

Ms. Mauria Finley is Director of the company. She was the founder of Citrus Lane and served as Chief Executive Officer from March 2011 until she retired from the company in October 2014. Citrus Lane is a leading social commerce platform for parents and was acquired by Care.com in July 2014. Ms. Finley previously served as Senior Director, Buyer Product and E-commerce Categories for eBay Inc. from January 2008 until October 2010. eBay Inc. is a technology company that enables commerce on behalf of users, merchants, retailers, and brands of various sizes in the United States and internationally. From September 2004 until January 2008, Ms. Finley served as Senior Director, New Ventures and Funding Mix for PayPal, then a division of eBay Inc., and now known as PayPal Holdings, Inc. PayPal Holding, Inc. is a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. From January 2001 until December 2003, Ms. Finley served as Director of Product Management for Good Technology. Good Technology is a mobile startup that developed smartphone software and hardware for wireless messaging and personal information management for enterprises and users. From March 1999 until January 2001, Ms. Finley served as Director of Product Management for AOL. From September 1997 until March 1999, Ms. Finley served as Senior Product Manager for Netscape Communication.

Mark Quick

Mr. Mark D. Quick has been appointed as Director of Fossil Group, Inc., effective October 26, 2012. He served as Vice Chairman of the Company from January 2007 until his retirement in October 2012. Mr. Quick served as President, Fashion Accessories of the Company from October 2000 until December 2006 and President, Stores Division from March 2003 until September 2006. Mr. Quick served as Executive Vice President of the Company from March 1997 until October 2000. From November 1995 until March 1997, he served as the Company's Senior Vice President—Accessories. Mr. Quick has deep knowledge of the Company and its businesses, having served as an employee of the Company for approximately 17 years.

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 Compensation Committee. Ms. Agather has been with JPMorgan Chase Bank and its predecessor firms since 1979. She currently serves as South Region Head and Managing Director of J.P Morgan's Private Bank. She also holds the role of Chairman of Chase, Dallas Region, a position she has served in since 1999. From 1992 until 1999, she served as Chairman of Texas Commerce Bank in Fort Worth, Texas. Ms. Agather has extensive leadership experience as Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of large organizations, substantial banking experience and financial acumen developed through her Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson experience.

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. Mr. Boyer has extensive leadership experience as Chief Financial Officer of large organizations and experience in accounting, finance, capital markets, strategic planning and risk management developed through his Chief Financial Officer and public accounting experience and has been determined by the Board of Directors to meet the qualifications of an "audit committee financial expert" in accordance with SEC rules.

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 and Finance 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. Mr. Chiasson has leadership experience as a Chief Executive Officer and, as Chief Financial Officer of large organizations, extensive experience in accounting, finance, capital markets, strategic planning and risk management and has been determined by the Board of Directors to meet the qualifications of an "audit committee financial expert" in accordance with SEC rules.

Diane Neal

Ms. Diane L. Neal has been appointed as Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., effective February 20, 2012. she is currently a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Ms. Neal currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sur La Table, a private company with more than 100 retail stores offering a selection of exclusive and premium-quality goods for the kitchen and table. Prior to joining Sur La Table, Ms. Neal most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Bath & Body Works. 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 Chief Operating Officer and held those positions until her promotion to Chief Executive Officer in June 2007. Prior to joining Bath & Body Works, Ms. Neal served as President of the Outlet Division for Gap Inc., 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. Ms. Neal has extensive leadership experience as the CEO of a large organization and substantial experience in retailing, merchandising and strategic planning.

Thomas Nealon

Mr. Thomas M. Nealon has been appointed as Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., effective April 16, 2012. 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. Mr. Nealon has extensive experience in information technology, corporate strategy and e-commerce.

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. Ms. Ragusa has extensive experience in leading large organizations with special skills in operations, marketing, sales and developing people. She also has experience in commercial real estate acquisition and disposition.

James Skinner

Mr. James E. Skinner is an Independent Director of Fossil Group, Inc., since December 20, 2007. Mr. Skinner is currently Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Compensation 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. Mr. Skinner has extensive leadership experience as Chief Financial Officer of large organizations and experience in accounting, finance, capital markets, strategic planning and risk management developed through his Chief Financial Officer and public accounting experience and has been determined by the Board of Directors to meet the qualifications of an "audit committee financial expert" in accordance with SEC rules.