People: Indigo Books and Music Inc (IDG.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Heather Reisman

65 2001 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Laura Carr

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kirsten Chapman

2013 Executive Vice President - E-Commerce, Chief Marketing Officer

Joyce Gray

2007 Group Executive Vice President - Consumer Experience and Print

Tod Morehead

2012 Executive Vice President, Group General Merchandise Manager

Michael Mortson

2012 Executive Vice President - Supply Chain

Sumit Oberai

2014 Executive Vice President - Technology, Loyalty & Strategy

Laura Dunne

2010 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Organizational Development

Kathleen Flynn

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Kirby

72 2006 Lead Independent Director

Gerald Schwartz

72 2001 Director

Joel Silver

2011 Director

Frank Clegg

57 2005 Independent Director

Jonathan Deitcher

2001 Independent Director

Mitchell Goldhar

52 2006 Independent Director

James Hall

64 2001 Independent Director

Anne O'Donovan

2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Heather Reisman

Ms. Heather M. Reisman is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Ms. Reisman has been Chief Executive Officer of Indigo since February 4, 2001. She has also been Chair, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indigo and its predecessors. Prior to the merger of Indigo and Chapters, Ms. Reisman was Chief Executive of Indigo Books & Music, Inc.

Laura Carr

Ms. Laura Carr has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Indigo Books & Music Inc., with effect from 25 May 2014. Ms. Carr qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Whilst at PwC both in London, England and Sydney, Australia, Ms. Carr worked mainly with retail clients. Prior to joining Indigo, Ms. Carr was Regional CFO, Americas and UK CFO for JT International. She holds a BSc. (Hons.) in Accounting from Cardiff University in Wales.

Kirsten Chapman

Ms. Kirsten Chapman is Executive Vice President - E-Commerce, Chief Marketing Officer of Indigo Books & Music Inc. She is responsible for driving the online and mobile businesses at Indigo, ensuring integration across multiple platforms including desktop, tablet and mobile. Ms. Chapman was part of Indigo’s founding team in 1996, in the role of Senior Vice President Marketing. From 2000 through 2010 Ms. Chapman held positions at Watt Design Group, Cott Corporation, Roots, Pistachio and most recently as a retail strategist for the specialty retail consulting firm, Joe Jackman Brands. Ms. Chapman holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from McGill University.

Joyce Gray

Ms. Joyce Gray is Group Executive Vice President - Consumer Experience and Print of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Ms. Gray joined Indigo in July 2007 and is accountable for retail operations, customer service, store performance, real estate and construction, and print. Prior to joining Indigo, Ms. Gray managed The Gap’s north-east territory. Prior to The Gap, Ms. Gray was EVP of Marketing at Wild Escape Theme Park in Omaha and Vice President, Business & Strategic Planning with Disney Entertainment. Ms. Gray graduated Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Merchandising and Business.

Tod Morehead

Mr. Tod Morehead is Executive Vice President, Group General Merchandise Manager of Indigo Books & Music Inc. He joined Indigo in October 2012 and is head merchant for all general merchandise categories in the store. He is accountable for identifying and building the general merchandise categories as Indigo transforms its assortments for the future. Mr. Morehead started his merchandising career at Macys West in San Francisco. After 10 years with Macys, Mr. Morehead started his own women’s apparel business in San Francisco called Mike & Tod, which was sold in many of the catalogs and through specialty retailers in the U.S. Since then, he has taken on increasing responsibility with several respected companies in the U.S. including roles as Vice President of Merchandising at Bath and Body Works, GMM of Dean and Deluca and most recently as EVP of Merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Mr. Morehead has experience and success in building great retail brands and developing new retail business. Mr. Morehead holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Michael Mortson

Mr. Michael Mortson is Executive Vice President - Supply Chain of Indigo Books & Music Inc. He joined Indigo in January 2012 and is responsible for Supply Chain including Inventory Management, Retail and Online Distribution Centres, Transportation, Master Data, Product Quality and Sourcing, and Business Process Redesign and Transformation. Prior to joining Indigo, Mr. Mortson was Vice President, Global Aftermarket Operations and Supply Chain Services at Celestica where he spent two decades in various executive roles in Operations and Supply Chain, including Celestica’s breakthrough transformation in inventory performance. Prior to Celestica, Mr. Mortson worked at IBM.

Sumit Oberai

Mr. Sumit Oberai is Executive Vice President - Technology, Loyalty & Strategy of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Sumit Oberai joined Indigo in April 2006 and is responsible for all Information Technology functions at Indigo. Additionally, Mr. Oberai has responsibility for Indigo’s Loyalty & Customer Intelligence functions including the irewards & plum loyalty programs as well as Indigo’s strategic planning process. Prior to joining Indigo, Mr. Oberai was SVP, Engineering at Eloqua, a software company acquired by Oracle in 2013, and a consultant for McKinsey & Company where he focused on strategy and operations for technology and telecom clients. Before that, he held various technology leadership roles at Critical Path, DocSpace, and Nortel Networks. Mr. Oberai holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from INSEAD, a Masters of Computer Engineering degree from University of Toronto, and a Bachelors of Mathematics & Engineering degree from Queen’s University where he graduated as the Gold Medalist.

Laura Dunne

Ms. Laura J. Dunne is Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Organizational Development of Indigo Books & Music Inc. She joined Indigo in October 2010 and is responsible for the Company’s human resources and organizational development. Ms. Dunne joined Indigo after almost a decade at Canadian Tire where she most recently served as SVP Human Resources and sat on the retailer’s Executive Committee. Laura brings a broad range of experience in all aspects of Human Resources, including HR strategy development, organization design, change management, employee communications, talent management and development, succession planning, employee and labour relations, total rewards design and delivery, talent acquisition, and employee engagement strategies. Ms. Dunne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

Kathleen Flynn

Ms. Kathleen Flynn is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Ms. Flynn joined Indigo in February 2000 as Corporate Counsel of Chapters Online, then Corporate Counsel of Chapters Inc. and now holds the position of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Indigo with responsibility for legal and corporate governance matters. Previously, Ms. Flynn was corporate counsel with Sears Canada Inc. Ms. Flynn holds an LLB degree from Queen’s Law School and a Masters Degree in law from Osgoode Hall.

Michael Kirby

The Hon. Michael J. L. Kirby, Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. From January 1984 to October 2006 Michael Kirby was a member of the Senate of Canada. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. From 1999 to 2006 he was the Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Mr. Kirby is the Chair of the Audit Committee and Human Resources Committee of the Just Energy Income Fund, the Human Resources Committee of Extendicare Inc. and the Audit Committee of MDC Partners Inc.

Gerald Schwartz

Mr. Gerald Schwartz is Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Mr. Schwartz founded Onex Corporation, one of North America’s oldest and private equity firms, in 1984. Mr. Schwartz is presently the chairman and chief executive officer of Onex and a director of Celestica Inc. Mr. Schwartz was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2004 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.

Joel Silver

Mr. Joel Silver is Director of Indigo Books and Music Inc. Mr. Silver is the Managing Partner of Trilogy Growth, a limited partnership between Gerald Schwartz and Mr. Silver. Trilogy Growth makes direct investments in early stage innovative packaged goods, retail, online and media companies. Prior to this, Mr. Silver served as President of Indigo, driving the growth and profitability of the core print business, guiding the launch and development of the kids’ toy business, significantly expanding the lifestyle business, as well as spearheading IndigoGreen, a key initiative that won several awards. Mr. Silver also served on the Kobo board of directors when it took on external financing. Mr. Silver began his career at Procter & Gamble as a brand manager working on the Cover Girl, Pantene, and Ivory businesses. He also co-founded Salesdriver, a web-based company sold to Carlson in 2002. Mr. Silver holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.

Frank Clegg

Mr. Frank M. Clegg is an Independent Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Mr. Clegg was President of Microsoft Canada Co. from September 2000 to January 2005. Prior to that he was Vice President, Central Region of Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Clegg is Chairman of Navantis Inc., a software solutions development company. Mr. Clegg is a member of the Indigo Audit and HR and Compensation Committees and is the Technology Advisor to the Indigo Board of Directors.

Jonathan Deitcher

Mr. Jonathan Deitcher is an Independent Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Mr. Deitcher is an investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. (“RBC”) where he has been employed since 1974. He served as a Director at RBC from November 2000 to September 2003. Mr. Deitcher has been a Vice-President at RBC since August 2004.

Mitchell Goldhar

Mr. Mitchell Goldhar is an Independent Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Mr. Goldhar is the owner of SmartCentres, a private real estate development company. SmartCentres has developed over 220 shopping centres across Canada in the last 17 years. Mr. Goldhar holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from York University and for ten years has been an adjunct professor with the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust and is a Director Emeritus with the Sick Kids Foundation.

James Hall

Mr. James W. Hall is an Independent Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. Mr. Hall, a Chartered Accountant, is President and CEO of James Hall Advisors Inc., a financial and management advisory firm. Mr. Hall is a director of Immunovaccine Inc. and was, until March 2009, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company. Mr. Hall is Chair of Indigo’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Hall holds an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Anne O'Donovan

Ms. Anne Marie O'Donovan, FCA, is an Independent Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. She is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, Global Banking and Markets for Scotiabank. She is responsible for technology, operations, strategy, governance and regulatory initiatives for the wholesale and capital markets businesses of Scotiabank. Ms. O’Donovan was previously a partner with Ernst & Young LLP. She holds an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

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