People: Francesca's Holdings Corp (FRAN.OQ)

FRAN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Barnes

53 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Sei Alt

41 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Vendetti

51 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Kal Malik

52 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Gregory Brenneman

52 2014 Lead Director

Patricia Bender

59 2011 Independent Director

Richard Emmett

58 2009 Independent Director

Laurie Goldman

51 2013 Independent Director

Richard Kunes

60 2013 Independent Director

Joseph O'Leary

55 2013 Independent Director

Marie Toulantis

59 2012 Independent Director

Richard Zannino

55 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Barnes

Mr. Michael W. Barnes is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective December 4, 2014. Mr. Barnes joins francesca's after serving as Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers, Ltd. (NYSE:SIG) since 2011. He led Signet's $1.46 billion acquisition of Zale Corp., which transformed Signet into the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the U.S., U.K. and Canada with approximately 3,500 retail outlets. Signet's share price almost tripled during Mr. Barnes nearly four-year tenure. Prior to Signet, Mr. Barnes spent more than 25 years in increasingly senior roles at global consumer fashion accessory company Fossil Group, Inc., concluding in the role of President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director from 2007 to 2010. As one of Fossil's first employees, he was part of the management team that took the Company public and led the rapid profitable growth of the business.

Sei Alt

Ms. Sei Jin Alt is a Chief Financial Officer of Franceasxa's Holdings Crop. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vendetti served as Vice President of Finance for Abercrombie and Fitch from October 2009 to January 2013, where his duties included serving as Chief Financial Officer of the Direct-to-Consumer business and managing the business’s financial planning and analysis. Prior to such time, Mr. Vendetti served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance for XM Satellite Radio, where he was responsible for finance, planning and analysis, and treasury, from May 2005 to September 2008.

Mark Vendetti

Mr. Mark Vendetti has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Francesca's Holdings Corp. effective March 4, 2013. Mr. Vendetti brings financial experience having worked in a variety of industries during his professional career. Most recently Mr. Vendetti was Vice President of Finance at Abercrombie and Fitch, where he served as CFO of the Direct-to-Consumer business and managed financial planning and analysis. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer leadership team, Mr. Vendetti was primarily responsible for strategy and finance. Prior to joining Abercrombie and Fitch, Mr. Vendetti served as SVP, Corporate Finance at XM Satellite Radio where he was responsible for finance, planning and analysis, and treasury. Previously, Mr. Vendetti held finance and accounting related managerial positions with Sears, Procter & Gamble, and General Electric. Mr. Vendetti holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Amherst College and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University.

Kal Malik

Mr. Kal Malik isExecutive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel of Francesca's Holdings Corp. He has served as the company's General Counsel since October 2009. Prior to joining Francesca’s, Mr. Malik was an attorney in private practice from August 2007 through September 2009 as a partner (of counsel during 2009) at the law firm of Condon Thornton Harrell Malik LLP. Prior to that, he was a Senior Director at Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, P.C. from April 2001 to July 2007. Mr. Malik holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Malik practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in Dallas, Texas.

Gregory Brenneman

Mr. Gregory D. Brenneman is Lead Director of Francesca's Holdings Corp. He resigned as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board effective December 5, 2014. Mr. Brenneman is the Chairman of CCMP and a member of its investment committee. Prior to joining CCMP in October 2008, Mr. Brenneman served as Chief Executive Officer of Quiznos from January 2007 until September 2008 and as President of Quiznos from January 2007 until November 2007. He also served as Executive Chairman of Quiznos from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining Quiznos, from 2004 to 2006, Mr. Brenneman was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Burger King Corporation. In 2002, Mr. Brenneman was named President and Chief Executive Officer of PwC Consulting, where he restructured the business which led to a strategic sale to IBM. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Brenneman was with Continental Airlines as President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of its board of directors. In 1994, Mr. Brenneman founded Turnworks, Inc., his personal investment firm that focuses on corporate turnarounds. Prior to founding Turnworks in 1994, Mr. Brenneman was a Vice President for Bain and Company. Mr. Brenneman holds a Bachelors Administration of Business in Accounting and Finance from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas and a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Harvard Business School. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from Washburn University. Mr. Brenneman currently serves on the board of directors of Edwards Group PLC, The Home Depot, Inc. and Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Patricia Bender

Ms. Patricia A. Bender is Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corp. Ms. Bender has served as Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing at Weingarten Realty Investors since 2005. Ms. Bender has also served in various other managerial positions at Weingarten Realty since 1982. Ms. Bender is a member of the Board of Directors of Uptown Houston and Vice President of National Charity League, Houston Hearts Chapter. Also, Ms. Bender is an adjunct professor in the Jones School at Rice University. Ms. Bender brings commercial real estate expertise and a perspective on successful growth of specialty retail concepts to the Board of Directors.

Richard Emmett

Mr. Richard J. Emmett is Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corp. Mr. Emmett was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Dunkin Brands in 2009. Prior to joining Dunkin Brands, Mr. Emmett served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Quiznos from May 2007 to April 2009. Mr. Emmett also served as a member of the Quiznos leadership team and worked a wide array of issues ranging from the development of the overall business strategy to managing U.S. and international franchise relations. Prior to joining Quiznos, Mr. Emmett served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Papa John’s International, Inc. from 1992 to May 2007. Mr. Emmett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Juris Doctorate from The Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary. Mr. Emmett currently serves on the board of directors of Capital Pizza, Inc. Mr. Emmett has over ten years of experience serving as in-house legal counsel for various corporations.

Laurie Goldman

Ms. Laurie Ann Goldman has been appointed as Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corporation effective April 17, 2013. Ms. Goldman brings retail, brand building, product innovation, and multi-channel distribution experience to the Board. Since 2002, Ms. Goldman has served as Chief Executive Officer of rapidly growing Spanx, Inc. Prior to joining privately-held Spanx, she served for ten years at The Coca-Cola Company in a number of marketing roles. Earlier in her career, she held marketing positions at R.H. Macy and Maison Blanche Stores. Ms. Goldman currently serves on the Advisory Board for Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Richard Kunes

Mr. Richard W. Kunes has been appointed as the Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corporation. Mr. Kunes brings to the board a financial, strategic and business leadership experience gained over a distinguished career with many consumer companies. Since August 2012, Mr. Kunes has served as Executive Vice President & Senior Advisor to the CEO at The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Prior to that, he served for 12 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before being appointed CFO, Mr. Kunes served in several financial management positions at Estee Lauder including Corporate Controller. Before joining Estee Lauder in 1986, Mr. Kunes spent 11 years with the Colgate-Palmolive Company in a variety of financial management positions. Mr. Kunes holds an MBA in International Finance from Pace University.

Joseph O'Leary

Mr. Joseph D. O'Leary has been appointed as Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corporation effective April 17, 2013.Mr. O’Leary has served as Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain and Strategic Planning at PetSmart, Inc. since January 2011, and served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Supply Chain from October 2008 through January 2011 and as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain from 2006 through September 2008. Before joining PetSmart, Mr. O’Leary served as Chief Operating Officer of Human Touch, LLC from 2005 to 2006. Mr. O’Leary brings extensive supply chain and logistics experience to the Board of Directors.

Marie Toulantis

Ms. Marie Toulantis has been appointed as Independent Director of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation effective July 10, 2012. vMs. Toulantis served as Interim Vice President of University Relations of Pace University from November 2011 to August 2012. Prior to joining Pace University in November 2011, Ms. Toulantis was Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble.com from February 2002 to August 2008, and Chief Financial Officer from April 1999 to February 2002. Ms. Toulantis currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Pace University. Ms. Toulantis brings significant e-commerce, marketing and finance experience and perspective to our Board of Directors.

Richard Zannino

Mr. Richard F. Zannino is Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corp. Mr. Zannino is a managing director of CCMP and a member of its investment committee. Prior to joining CCMP in 2009, Mr. Zannino was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Dow Jones & Company. He joined Dow Jones as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2001 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July 2002 and then to Chief Executive Officer and Director in February 2006. Prior to joining Dow Jones, Mr. Zannino was Executive Vice President in charge of strategy, finance, M&A, technology, and a number of operating units at Liz Claiborne. He originally joined Liz Claiborne in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer. In 1998, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Signal, where he led the sale of that company. From 1993 until early 1998, he was at Saks Fifth Avenue, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where he oversaw the company’s strategy, finance, business development, merchandise planning and technology and helped lead its successful IPO. Mr. Zannino is currently a member of the board of directors of IAC, Estee Lauder and Infogroup and is a trustee of Pace University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics from Bentley College and a Masters of Business Administration in finance from Pace University.

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