People: Kate Spade & Co (LIZ.BE)

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nancy Karch

66 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

George Carrara

45 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Craig Leavitt

53 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Vill

56 2012 Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Treasurer

Linda Yanussi

51 2013 Senior Vice President - Information Technology and Global Operations

Deborah Lloyd

49 2014 Chief Creative Officer, Director

Kenneth Kopelman

61 1996 Director

Bernard Aronson

66 1998 Independent Director

Lawrence Benjamin

58 2011 Independent Director

Raul Fernandez

46 2000 Independent Director

Kenneth Gilman

67 2008 Independent Director

Arthur Martinez

73 2001 Independent Director

Doreen Toben

63 2009 Independent Director

Kay Koplovitz

68 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nancy Karch

Ms. Nancy J. Karch is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), effective May 14, 2013. She was elected a Director of the Company since January 25, 2000. Ms. Karch was a Director (senior partner) of McKinsey & Co., an independent consulting firm, from 1988 until her retirement in 2000. She had served in various executive capacities at McKinsey since 1974. Ms. Karch is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Co., and serves as a director of Kimberly-Clark, a consumer products company; MasterCard Inc., a payment systems brand and processor; Genworth Financial, Inc., a company that provides various insurance and investment-related products and services in the United States and internationally; and CEB, a business research company. She also serves on the board of the Westchester Land Trust, and on the board of Northern Westchester Hospital, both not-for-profit organizations.

George Carrara

Mr. George M. Carrara, CPA, has been appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), effective February 26, 2014. He joined the Company in April 2012 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he had held numerous finance positions at Tommy Hilfiger over the prior 12 years, including Chief Financial Officer for the Jeans division from 1999 to 2003; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of wholesale operations from 2003 to 2004; Executive Vice President of US Operations — Wholesale and Retail from 2004 to 2005 and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2011.

Craig Leavitt

Mr. Craig Leavitt has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), effective as of February 26, 2014. Mr. Leavitt served as the Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Kate Spade LLC from April 7, 2008 through October 9, 2010 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kate Spade LLC since that date.

Robert Vill

Mr. Robert J. Vill has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Treasurer, Head - Investor Relations of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.). He joined the company as Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations in April 1999 and has held various financial positions since. From 2005 through 2007, he also had responsibility for divisional finance and in March 2012, served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. In his current position, Mr. Vill serves as Corporate Treasurer and head of Investor Relations and has joint responsibility for the Corporate FP&A, Accounting and Tax Departments. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vill was Vice President, Finance for Hanover Direct in 1998. Prior to that, he held numerous positions during his seven year tenure at Saks Fifth Avenue, up to his role as Vice President-Treasurer.

Linda Yanussi

Ms. Linda Yanussi serves as the Senior Vice President - Information Technology and Global Operations of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.). She joined the Company in April 2012 as Vice President of Information Technology and assumed her current position in January 2013. Prior to joining the Company, she held various positions at Tommy Hilfiger over a period of eleven years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations and Logistics, North America at Tommy Hilfiger for over four years and Vice President of Operations prior to that.

Deborah Lloyd

Ms. Deborah Lloyd has been appointed as Chief Creative Officer, Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), effective February 26, 2014. Ms. Lloyd has led Kate Spade LLC as its Chief Creative Officer since her hire on November 1, 2007.

Kenneth Kopelman

Mr. Kenneth P. Kopelman is Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since 1996. Since 1984, Mr. Kopelman has been a partner in the New York City law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, a firm which provides legal services to the Company. He is a Director and President of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a national not-for-profit membership organization serving the corporate governance needs of corporate boards and directors, and was recognized in 2011 as one of the most influential leaders in the corporate governance community by the NACD's national magazine, Directorship—who named him to its annual list, the "Directorship 100." Mr. Kopelman previously served as a director of Mobius Management Systems, Inc., a computer software company, through June 2007.

Bernard Aronson

Mr. Bernard W. Aronson is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since 1998. Mr. Aronson has been Managing Partner of ACON Investments LLC, a private investment vehicle, since 1996. He served as International Advisor to Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1993 to 1996 and as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Aronson also served as Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States, Executive Speechwriter to the President, and Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Vice President, from 1977 to 1981. Mr. Aronson is also a director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a hotel operator; Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., a global cruise company; Chroma Oil & Gas, LP, an oil and gas exploration and production company; Northern Tier Energy LLC, an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail, pipeline operations, and ACON Franchise Holdings, LLC, a franchise development company. Mr. Aronson also serves on a number of not-for-profit boards, including the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Nature Conservancy D.C./Maryland Chapter.

Lawrence Benjamin

Mr. Lawrence S. Benjamin is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since January 27, 2011. Since January 2012, Mr. Benjamin has served as a Senior Advisor for New Mountain Capital, a private equity firm, and since February 2011, as a Managing Director of Capwell Partners LLC, a private equity firm. In September 2011, Mr. Benjamin commenced serving as chairman on the board of SymphonyIRI Group, a market research company. In February 2012, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of Sun Products Corporation, a consumer products company. In November 2012, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of ABB Concise Optical Group LLC, a U.S. based contact lens distributor. From 2006 until his retirement in February 2011, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ahold USA, a subsidiary of Koninklijke Ahold NV, an international food retailing group based in the Netherlands. Mr. Benjamin was Ahold's highest ranking executive in the US, responsible for the Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle superstores and supermarkets, as well as all operations in the country. In 2009, he was also appointed to Ahold's global Corporate Executive Board. Mr. Benjamin joined Ahold in October of 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer of US Foodservice. Prior to joining Ahold, Mr. Benjamin worked with several private equity firms, where he held several operating positions including serving as CEO at NutraSweet Company, Specialty Foods Corporation and Stella Foods. Previously, he held management-level positions in the retail and ingredient divisions of Kraft Foods. Mr. Benjamin also serves as a board member of the not-for-profit organization Lake Forest Academy.

Raul Fernandez

Mr. Raul J. Fernandez is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since March 9, 2000. Mr. Fernandez is Chairman of ObjectVideo, Inc. From 2000 to 2002, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Dimension Data North America, an information systems integrator company, and as a director of its parent company, Dimension Data Holdings Plc, since 2001. He previously served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Proxicom, Inc., a publicly traded Internet development and e-business consulting company he founded in 1991. Mr. Fernandez serves as director of EXP, Inc., a Canadian based engineering and consulting company and FHC, Health Systems, Inc., a health care management services provider. Mr. Fernandez is also Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a private partnership which owns the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and the Verizon Center. He is also the co-founder of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic Washington, D.C.-based investment organization that helps leaders building not-for-profit institutions, as well as a board member of the charitable organizations DC College Access Program, DC Public Education Fund, Fight for Children, America's Promise Alliance and the National Foundation of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Kenneth Gilman

Mr. Kenneth B. Gilman is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since February 25, 2008. Mr. Gilman served as the Chief Executive Officer of Asbury Automotive Group, an automotive retailing and services company, from 2001 to May 2007. Previously, from 1976 to 2001, Mr. Gilman was employed in a variety of capacities with Limited Brands, a specialty apparel retailer, where his most recent assignment was Chief Executive Officer of Lane Bryant. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Gilman served as Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of Limited Brands, with responsibility for finance, information technology, supply chain management, production, real estate, legal and internal audit. From 1987 to 1993, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Limited Brands. He joined Limited Brands' executive committee in 1987 and was elected to its board of directors in 1990. Mr. Gilman serves as a director of Zale Corporation, a retailer of fine jewelry. Mr. Gilman also serves as Trustee at several not-for-profit organizations including the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Arthur Martinez

Mr. Arthur C. Martinez is no longer Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), effective May 2014. Mr. Martinez retired in 2000 as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sears, Roebuck and Company ("Sears"), positions he held from 1995. From 1992 to 1995, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the former Sears Merchandise Group. Prior to his tenure at Sears, Mr. Martinez served in various capacities at Saks Fifth Avenue ("Saks"), an apparel and related products retailer, and Saks' parent company through 1990, BATUS, Inc., including as Vice Chairman and as Senior Vice President of Saks. Mr. Martinez is a director of IAC InterActive Corp., a multi-brand interactive company; and American International Group, Inc. (AIG), an international insurance and financial services company. Mr. Martinez is Chairman of the Board of HSN, Inc., a multi-channel interactive retailer; and is Lead Director of International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., a creator and manufacturer of flavor and fragrance products. Mr. Martinez also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ABN-AMRO Holdings, N.V., a Netherlands-based financial institution. Mr. Martinez serves on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations, including Northwestern University, Greenwich Hospital, Maine Coast Heritage trust and the Chicago Symphony.

Doreen Toben

Ms. Doreen A. Toben is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since October 7, 2009. Most recently, Ms. Toben served as executive vice president of Verizon Communications, Inc., a position from which she retired in June 2009. From April 2002 to February 2009, she served as Verizon's Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for its finance and strategic planning efforts. Prior to April 2002, Ms. Toben was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for finance and strategic planning for Verizon's Telecom Group. A 30-year telecommunications veteran, she began her career at AT&T Corp. and over the years held various positions of increasing responsibility primarily in treasury, strategic planning and finance both there, and beginning in 1984, at Bell Atlantic Inc. Ms. Toben serves as a director of the New York Times Company and as a director of Virgin Media.

Kay Koplovitz

Ms. Kay Koplovitz is Non-Executive Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.). She is no longer Non - Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the company effective May 14, 2013. She was elected a Director of the Company in 1992. Effective January 1, 2007, Ms. Koplovitz became Chairman of the Board. She is currently a principal of Koplovitz & Co. LLC., a media investment firm. Ms. Koplovitz is the founder of USA Network, an international cable television programming company, which included Sci-Fi Channel and USA Networks International, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1977 to 1998. In 2001, Ms. Koplovitz established Boldcap Ventures, a venture capital fund of which she is a governing board member. Ms. Koplovitz serves on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations, including the Paley Center for Media, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Springboard Enterprises, and the University of Wisconsin, where she is a Trustee for The College of Letters and Sciences. Ms. Koplovitz also serves on the board of CA, Inc., an information technology management software company, and is a board member of ION Media Networks, Inc., a national television broadcast company.
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