People: Fairway Group Holdings Corp (FWM.OQ)

FWM.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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11 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Santoro

54 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Edward Arditte

58 2014 Co-President, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin McDonnell

49 2014 Co-President, Chief Operating Officer

William Sanford

53 2014 Interim Chief Executive Officer

Howard Glickberg

66 2012 Vice Chairman - Development, Director

Larry Santoro

54 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Nathalie Augustin

43 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Aaron Fleishaker

52 2011 Senior Vice President - Real Estate and Development

Brian Riesenburger

46 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

Linda Siluk

55 2011 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Peter Romano

55 2007 Vice President - Produce

Michael Barr

2007 Director

William Selden

65 2007 Director

Stephen Key

69 2012 Independent Director

Robert Magnus

66 2014 Independent Director

Farid Suleman

61 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Santoro

Mr. Charles W. Santoro is Executive Chairman of the Board of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. He has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Fairway since September 2012 and as Chairman of the Board from January 2007. Mr. Santoro is co-founder and a managing partner of Sterling Investment Partners, a Westport, Connecticut based private equity firm. Before co-founding Sterling Investment Partners in 1998, Mr. Santoro was Vice Chairman, Investment Banking of Paine Webber Group, Inc. from 1995 to May 2000. Prior to joining Paine Webber in 1995, Mr. Santoro was a Managing Director of Smith Barney, Inc., in charge of that firm's Multi-Industry and New Business Development Groups. Prior to that, Mr. Santoro was responsible for Smith Barney's cross-border and international investment banking activities in New York and London, serving on its International Board of Directors. Mr. Santoro began his career at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, where he served as vice president, and was the operations officer of the European Mergers & Acquisitions Department. Mr. Santoro earned a B.A. degree from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. From April 2000 through May 2012, Mr. Santoro served on the Board of Directors of Interline Brands, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed national distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations products, and its predecessors. Mr. Santoro also serves as chairman of the board or a director of a variety of private companies.

Edward Arditte

Mr. Edward C. Arditte has been appointed as Co-President, Chief Financial Officer of Fairway Group Holdings Corp., effective February 5, 2014. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fairway since December 2012, and served as a consultant to the company in October and November 2012. Mr. Arditte has over 25 years of finance and operating experience with multi-industry companies including Tyco International Ltd., where he served from May 2003 to May 2010 as a Senior Vice President with responsibility for strategy, investor relations and communications. Mr. Arditte had a consulting firm specializing in finance, strategy and investor relations. Immediately prior to joining Tyco International, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of BancBoston Capital, the private equity division of Fleet National Bank, for 16 months. Mr. Arditte also spent 16 years at Textron Inc., where he served in a variety of management roles including Vice President & Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer of an operating division and Vice President of Investor Relations and Risk Management. He began his career as a corporate banker at Security Pacific National Bank. Mr. Arditte earned a B.A. degree from the University of California at Riverside and an M.B.A. degree from Boston University.

Kevin McDonnell

Mr. Kevin McDonnell is Co-President, Chief Operating Officer of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. He served as Chief Merchandising Officer from August 2007 to April 2011. Prior to joining the company in August 2007, Mr. McDonnell served in various capacities at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company for over 27 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales and Merchandising.

William Sanford

Mr. William E. Sanford has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Fairway Group Holdings Corp., effective February 5, 2014. He served as President since April 2012. Mr. Sanford joined the company in October 2008 as Chief Administrative Officer and served as acting Chief Financial Officer from September 2011 to April 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer from April 2012 to December 2012. Mr. Sanford has been an operating partner of Sterling Investment Partners since 2008, assisting them in their review of industrial and consumer value-added distribution opportunities, and serves on the board of directors of one other portfolio company of Sterling Investment Partners. From 1998 to June 2008, Mr. Sanford held various senior positions, including chief financial officer, president and chief operating officer, with Interline Brands, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company that is a national distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations products. Mr. Sanford has over 25 years of experience in the wholesale distribution field, having also held senior positions with Airgas and MSC Industrial Direct. Mr. Sanford is also a director of EverBank Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Sanford earned a B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University.

Howard Glickberg

Mr. Howard Glickberg is Vice Chairman - Development, Director of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. He has served as a director since January 2007 and as Vice Chairman of Development since January 1, 2012. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2007, when the company were acquired by Sterling Investment Partners, to December 2011 and as President from January 2007 until June 2010. Prior to acquisition by Sterling Investment Partners, Mr. Glickberg served company in various capacities since 1974, including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer.

Larry Santoro

Mr. Larry Santoro is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Santoro served as a consultant to the company from December 2010 to March 2012, primarily in connection with a strategic review of financial systems and operations. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Santoro was an operating partner at Sterling Investment Partners, where he was responsible for direct new opportunity outreach and business development. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Santoro was the founding partner responsible for the U.S. private equity effort of New Vernon Capital, LLC, an asset management firm investing in a range of Indian and U.S. assets. Before that, Mr. Santoro was a Managing Director in Merrill Lynch's Investment Banking Group, where he variously served as Head of Global Internet Infrastructure Investment Banking, Head of East Coast Technology Investment Banking and as a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Santoro joined Merrill Lynch in 1987. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Santoro worked as an electrical engineer for Intel Corporation. Mr. Santoro received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1987 and his Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College in 1982.

Nathalie Augustin

Ms. Nathalie Augustin is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Ms. Augustin has served as Senior Vice President—General Counsel and Secretary since April 2012. Ms. Augustin joined the company in June 2007 as Vice President—General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Augustin served in various capacities at The Donna Karan Company LLC, an international fashion design house and a subsidiary of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, from June 1999 to May 2007, most recently as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Donna Karan, Ms. Augustin was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP for approximately 5 years. Ms. Augustin began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Sterling Johnson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree from Columbia College.

Aaron Fleishaker

Mr. Aaron J. Fleishaker is Senior Vice President - Real Estate and Development of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Mr. Fleishaker joined the company in February 2008 as Vice President—Real Estate. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Fleishaker was Senior Vice President, Real Estate, of United Retail Group, Inc., a specialty retailer of women's fashion apparel, from November 2006, Senior Managing Director, Equity Investments of DJM Asset Management, LLC, a diversified real estate consulting and advisory firm, from September 2005 to November 2006, Executive Vice President of Kimco Realty Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed real estate investment trust that owns and operates neighborhood and community shopping centers, from February 2002 to September 2005, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Director of Real Estate for Modell's Sporting Goods, a sporting goods retailer, from July 1991 to January 2002 and General Counsel of Dresses for Less, a retail and wholesale women's garment company, from March 1989 to June 1991. Mr. Fleishaker began his career as a real estate attorney. Mr. Fleishaker received his law degree from Boston University School of Law and a B.S.B.A. degree from the Boston University School of Management.

Brian Riesenburger

Mr. Brian Riesenburger is Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. He served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Operations from January 2011 to April 2012 and Vice President of Merchandising and Operations from January 2007 to December 2010. Mr. Riesenburger joined the company in May 1995 and served in various capacities, including specialty products buyer, General Manager of Broadway store and from 2002 to January 2007 as a junior partner responsible for merchandising and operations. Prior to joining the company in May 1995, Mr. Riesenburger spent approximately five years working as a restaurant manager in South Africa.

Linda Siluk

Ms. Linda M. Siluk is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. She has served as Vice President—Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since October 2011, as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller from October 2010 to October 2011, and as a Senior Project Manager from August 2009 to October 2010, focusing primarily on the implementation of a general ledger software package. Ms. Siluk served as the Chief Financial Officer at Drug Fair, a New Jersey-based drug store chain from October 2008 to May 2009. From September 2006 to April 2008, Ms. Siluk was the Senior Vice President, Finance at Ann Taylor. Ms. Siluk received her B.S. in Business Administration from Montclair State College. Ms. Siluk is a certified public accountant.

Peter Romano

Mr. Peter Romano is Vice President - Produce of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. He joined the company in April 1977 and served in various capacities, including as produce buyer, produce supervisor, produce manager and, from 2002 to January 2007 as a junior partner responsible for produce.

Michael Barr

Mr. Michael A. Barr is Director of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. He has served as a director of Fairway since January 2007. Mr. Barr is a principal of Sterling Investment Partners. From 1999 until joining Sterling Investment Partners in 2001, Mr. Barr served as Vice President of Finance of Wellsteads, Inc., an eRestaurant start-up company offering takeout and delivery, where he was responsible for all financial functions. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Barr was an Associate in the Corporate Finance Department of Lehman Brothers, Inc. and from 1993 to 1996, he was an auditor at Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. Mr. Barr earned a B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Barr also serves as a director of a variety of private companies.

William Selden

Mr. William L. Selden is Director of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Mr. Selden is co-founder and a managing partner of Sterling Investment Partners, a Westport, Connecticut based private equity firm. Before co-founding Sterling Investment Partners in 1998 and its predecessor, Sterling Ventures Limited, in 1991, Mr. Selden was a Managing Director at Shearson Lehman Brothers, Inc., an Executive Vice President at E.F. Hutton & Co., Inc., a Vice President at Eastdil Realty, Inc., Chief Financial Officer of Sunbelt Communications, Inc. and a Vice President at Bankers Trust Co. Mr. Selden earned a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. Mr. Selden also serves as chairman of the board or as a director of a variety of private companies, and served as chairman of the board of American Buildings Company, a publicly-traded diversified manufacturer and marketer of construction products and services for non-residential and residential applications.

Stephen Key

Mr. Stephen L. Key is Independent Director of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Since 2003, Mr. Key has been the sole proprietor of Key Consulting, LLC, a financial consulting firm. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Key served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Textron Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed diversified aerospace and defense company. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Key served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ConAgra, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed food company in North America. Prior to this, Mr. Key occupied multiple roles at Ernst & Young, including Managing Partner of the New York Office from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Key is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. Mr. Key earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. Mr. Key has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Greenhill & Co., Inc., an investment bank, since 2004, and 1-800 Contacts, Inc., a contact lens distributor, from 2005 to June 2012. From 2010 through 2012, Mr. Key served on the Board of Directors of Forward Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of carrying cases. From 2006 through 2007, Mr. Key served on the Board of Directors of Sitel, a business-to-business service provider. He previously served as a member of the Senior Executive Advisory Board of Sterling Investment Partners.

Robert Magnus

General Robert Magnus USMC (Retired) has been appointed as Independent Director of Fairway Group Holdings Corp., effective February 5, 2014. General Magnus retired in 2008 from the United State Marine Corps after a 39-year career. His position prior to retirement was the 30th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, where he was the second senior officer for 230,000 Marines and Sailors and 20,000 civilian employees. Earlier, he served from 2001 to 2005 as Deputy Commandant (Programs and Resources), where he directed the Marine Corps’ planning and execution of manpower, equipment, infrastructure and readiness requirements. General Magnus serves on the Board of Directors of Agusta Westland NA, Enersys, and Elbit Systems of America, where he serves as Board Chairman. In addition to his military training and education, he has a BA degree from the University of Virginia and a MS degree from Strayer College.

Farid Suleman

Mr. Farid Suleman is Independent Director of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Mr. Suleman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation and a member of its board of directors from March 2002 to September 2011 and was also the Chairman of the board from March 2002 through June 2010. From February 1994 until February 2007, he was a director of Westwood One, Inc. and was a special limited partner of Forstmann Little & Co., a private equity firm, from March 2002 until June 2007. He previously served as a member of the Senior Executive Advisory Board of Sterling Investment Partners.
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