People: Fairway Group Holdings Corp (FWM.OQ)

FWM.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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24 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Santoro

55 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Edward Arditte

59 2014 Co-President, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin McDonnell

50 2014 Co-President, Chief Operating Officer

John Murphy

66 2014 Chief Executive Officer

Dorothy Carlow

36 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

Larry Santoro

55 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Nathalie Augustin

44 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Aaron Fleishaker

53 2011 Senior Vice President - Real Estate and Development

Linda Siluk

57 2011 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Peter Romano

56 2007 Vice President - Produce

Michael Barr

43 2007 Director

Howard Glickberg

67 2014 Director

William Selden

66 2007 Director

Stephen Key

71 2012 Independent Director

Robert Magnus

67 2014 Independent Director

Farid Suleman

62 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 at 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 leading 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—Chief Financial Officer from December 2012, when he joined us, to February 2014. He served as a consultant to us in October and November 2012. Mr. Arditte has over 25 years of finance and operating experience with large, 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. Prior to joining us, 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 a major 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 is a director of AccuWeather, Inc. 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 our Senior Vice President—Chief Operating Officer from April 2012 to February 2014. He served as our Chief Merchandising Officer from August 2007 to April 2012. Prior to joining us 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.

John Murphy

Mr. John E. Murphy is Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective September 18, 2014. Mr. Murphy was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of natural foods grocer Fresh Fields, Inc. from 1990 to 1997. Most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Earth Fare, Inc., an organics and natural food chain with locations in the Southeast and Midwest, from 2008 to April 2014 (he was also a board member from 2007 to April 2014). In addition, Mr. Murphy has been an Operating Partner at McCown Deleeuw & Co., the private equity firm that owned the 24 Hour Fitness chain, and a Vice President of Operations at Purity Supreme Supermarkets.

Dorothy Carlow

Ms. Dorothy M. Carlow is Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer of fairway group holdings corp.

Larry Santoro

Mr. Larry Santoro is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Prior to joining us, Mr. Santoro served as a consultant to us from December 2010 to April 2012, primarily in connection with a strategic review of our financial systems and operations. Prior to joining us, 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 our Senior Vice President—General Counsel and Secretary since April 2012. Ms. Augustin joined us in June 2007 as Vice President—General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining us, 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 us in February 2008 as our Vice President—Real Estate. Prior to joining us, Mr. Fleishaker was Senior Vice President, Real Estate, of United Retail Group, Inc., a specialty retailer of large-size 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.

Linda Siluk

Ms. Linda M. Siluk is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. She has served as our Vice President—Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since October 2011, as our 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. Prior to joining us, 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 has served as our Vice President—Produce since January 2007. 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. Mr. Barr is a partner at 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.

Howard Glickberg

Mr. Howard Glickberg is Director of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. He previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from January 2007, when we were acquired by the Sterling Funds, to December 2011 and as our President from January 2007 until June 2010. Prior to our acquisition by the Sterling Funds, Mr. Glickberg served our company in various capacities since 1974, including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Glickberg is the grandson of our founder. Mr. Glickberg's qualifications to sit on our board include his involvement as an owner and operator of our company for almost 40 years and his substantial experience in the areas of retail food sales, merchandising, marketing, store development, strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations and people management.

William Selden

Mr. William L. Selden is Director of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Mr. Selden is co-founder and a managing partner at 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 served as a director of Fairway since August 2012. 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 major 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 leading food company in North America. Prior to joining ConAgra, 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. Prior to his retirement, he held the position of 30th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, acting as 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), responsible for directing the Marine Corps' planning and execution of manpower, equipment, infrastructure and readiness requirements. General Magnus serves on the Boards of Directors of Agusta Westland NA, Enersys and Elbit Systems of America (on which he serves as Board Chairman). In addition to his military training and education, he earned a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and an M.S. 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. Mr. Suleman's qualifications to sit on our board include his substantial experience in the areas of corporate strategy, as well as general executive and leadership expertise and his service on the board of directors and audit committees of other public companies.
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