People: Kirkland's Inc (KIRK.O)

KIRK.O on Nasdaq

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31 Jul 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

R. Wilson Orr

52 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

W. Michael Madden

45 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Adam Holland

36 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Michelle Graul

49 2014 Executive Vice President - Stores and Merchandising

Robert Alderson

68 2015 Director

Steven Collins

46 2004 Independent Director

Carl Kirkland

74 2006 Independent Director

Miles Kirkland

43 2008 Independent Director

Jeffery Owen

45 2015 Independent Director

Ralph Parks

69 2004 Independent Director

Murray Spain

71 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

R. Wilson Orr

Mr. R. Wilson Orr, III, is Independent Chairman of the Board of Kirkland's Inc., since March 2006. Since 1993, Mr. Orr has been Chairman of our Board of Directors since March 2006. Since 1993, Mr. Orr has been a Managing Partner of SSM Partners, a private equity investment firm. He joined SSM Partners in 1988 as a Vice President. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Orr worked in corporate lending at Chemical Bank. Mr. Orr received a B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University.

W. Michael Madden

Mr. W. Michael Madden is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective February 2015. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Madden has served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Madden served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2008 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2006. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Madden served as Vice President of Finance from May 2005 to April 2006. From July 2000 to May 2005, he served as Director of Finance. Prior to joining Kirkland’s, Mr. Madden served as Assistant Controller with Trammell Crow Company and was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, he served in positions of increasing responsibility over six years culminating as Manager-Assurance and Business Advisory Services where he worked with various clients, public and private, in the retail and consumer products industries.

Adam Holland

Mr. Adam C. Holland is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company since February 2015. Mr. Holland has been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2015. Prior to his appointment as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Holland served as Chief Accounting Officer from August 2014 to January 2015 and Vice President of Finance from August 2008 to July 2014. He also served as Director of Finance from June 2006 to July 2008 and Manager of Financial Reporting from May 2005 to June 2006. Prior to joining Kirkland’s, Mr. Holland served as Manager of Corporate Accounting with Walter Industries, Inc. and prior to that was a senior auditor with Ernst & Young LLP.

Michelle Graul

Mrs. Michelle R. Graul is Executive Vice President - Stores and Merchandising of Kirkland's Inc., since August 21, 2014. Ms. Graul has been Executive Vice President of Stores and Merchandising since August 2014. Prior to her appointment as Executive Vice President of Stores and Merchandising, Ms. Graul served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Stores since January 2010, Senior Vice President of Human Resources from August 2008 to December 2009, and Vice President of Human Resources from March 2005 to July 2008. Prior to joining Kirkland’s, Mrs. Graul was employed with Pier 1 Imports and served in various positions of increasing responsibility over 13 years culminating as Zone Human Resources Director. Prior to joining Pier 1 Imports, Mrs. Graul had positions with four other retailers serving in various store operational roles and as a buyer.

Robert Alderson

Mr. Robert E. Alderson is Director of the Company. He has been a Director of Kirkland’s since September 1986 and served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from February 2006 to February 2015. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Kirkland’s from March 2001 to May 2005. He served as President of Kirkland’s from April 2008 to February 2015, from February 2006 to March 2006 and from November 1997 to May 2005. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Kirkland’s from November 1997 through March 2001 and as Vice President or Senior Vice President of Kirkland’s since joining in 1986 through November 1997. He also served as Chief Administrative Officer of Kirkland’s from 1986 to 1997. Prior to joining Kirkland’s, Mr. Alderson was a senior partner at the law firm of Menzies, Rainey, Kizer & Alderson.

Steven Collins

Mr. Steven J. Collins is Independent director of Kirkland’s, Inc. since November 2004. Mr. Collins is a Managing Director of Advent International. Mr. Collins joined Advent in 1995 and rejoined after graduate school in 2000. Mr. Collins served as Kirkland’s Chief Financial Officer from January 1997 to February 1998 and its Treasurer from January 1998 to December 1998. Before joining Kirkland’s, Mr. Collins was an Associate at Advent International from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Collins also serves on the Board of Directors of Bojangles’, Charlotte Russe, lululemon athletica, and Party City Holdings and served on the board of Five Below through March 2015. Mr. Collins received a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Carl Kirkland

Mr. Carl T. Kirkland is an Independent Director of Kirkland's Inc. Mr. Kirkland has served as a director of the Company since he co-founded Kirkland’s in 1966 and he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1966 through March 2001 and President from 1966 through November 1997. Mr. Kirkland also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from June 1996 to November 2004. He has over 45 years of experience in the retail industry. Mr. Kirkland also serves on the Board of Directors of Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.

Miles Kirkland

Mr. Miles T. Kirkland is an Independent Director of Kirkland's Inc. From 2010 until April 2013, Mr. Kirkland is Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Truxton Trust, a private bank and wealth management services company based in Nashville, TN. From 2010 until April 2013, Mr. Kirkland was a Principal with Mastrapasqua Asset Management, a private asset management firm, where he previously served as a Senior Research Analyst and Associate Portfolio Manager from 2007 to 2010. He joined Mastrapasqua Asset Management in 2000 as a Research Analyst. Before joining Mastrapasqua, he spent three years working with Kirkland’s in store operations. He received a B.A. in English from The University of the South in 1994 and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management in 2000. Mr. Kirkland is also a CFA Charterholder.

Jeffery Owen

Mr. Jeffery C. Owen is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Owen worked over 20 years for Dollar General, the nation’s largest small box retailer of discount consumable basic merchandise. Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President, Operations from 2011 to 2014. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President, Operations, Mr. Owen served as the Vice President, Operations for Dollar General from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Owen received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Ralph Parks

Mr. Ralph T. Parks is an Independent Director of Kirkland's Inc. Mr. Parks served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Heelys, Inc. from February 2008 until May 2008, but has otherwise been retired since 1999 after a 34-year career in the retail industry, including eight years as Chief Executive Officer of Footaction, USA, an athletic footwear and apparel retailer. Since 2002, he has served as President of RT Parks, Inc., a retailer of New Balance® footwear and apparel. Mr. Parks also serves on the board of directors of Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.

Murray Spain

Mr. Murray M. Spain is an Independent Director of Kirkland's Inc. Mr. Spain was the co-founder of Dollar Express, Inc. and acted as its President and Chief Operating Officer from its inception in 1961 until May 2000, when Dollar Express merged with Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. At that time, Dollar Express was a chain of 126 retail stores in five states. Mr. Spain graduated from Temple University with a BA in accounting in 1965.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

R. Wilson Orr

--

W. Michael Madden

1,068,330

Adam Holland

418,896

Michelle Graul

825,120

Robert Alderson

1,573,910

Steven Collins

--

Carl Kirkland

169,203

Miles Kirkland

--

Jeffery Owen

--

Ralph Parks

--

Murray Spain

--
As Of  30 Jan 2015

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

R. Wilson Orr

0 0

W. Michael Madden

5,000 8,150

Adam Holland

0 0

Michelle Graul

15,000 175,650

Robert Alderson

320,757 2,378,785

Steven Collins

0 0

Carl Kirkland

217,182 2,403,780

Miles Kirkland

0 0

Jeffery Owen

0 0

Ralph Parks

0 0

Murray Spain

0 0
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