People: Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU.O)

LULU.O on Nasdaq

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23 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Casey

68 2014 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Laurent Potdevin

47 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Currie

58 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Delaney Schweitzer

42 2010 Executive Vice President, Retail Operations North America

Laura Klauberg

59 2013 Senior Vice President - Brand and Community

Tara Poseley

48 2013 Chief Product Officer

Dennis Wilson

58 2014 Director

Robert Bensoussan

55 2013 Independent Director

RoAnn Costin

61 2007 Independent Director

William Glenn

57 2012 Independent Director

Martha Morfitt

56 2008 Independent Director

Rhoda Pitcher

59 2005 Independent Director

Thomas Stemberg

65 2005 Independent Director

Emily White

35 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Casey

Mr. Michael Casey has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company., with effect from June 2014. He retired from Starbucks Corporation in October 2007, where he had served as Senior Vice President and CFO from August 1995 to September 1997, and Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer from September 1997 to October 2007. Subsequent to retirement he served as a Senior Advisor to Starbucks Corporation from October 2007 to May 2008 and from November 2008 to present. Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Casey was Executive Vice President and CFO for Family Restaurant, Inc. and President and CEO of El Torito Restaurants, Inc. He is also a member of the board of directors of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Mr. Casey graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. degree in Economics and Harvard Business School with an MBA degree.

Laurent Potdevin

Mr. Laurent Potdevin has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the lululemon athletica inc., with effect from January 20, 2014. Mr. Potdevin comes to lululemon having most recently served as President of TOMS Shoes, a giving company founded on the mission that it would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. While at TOMS, he built a world class management team, led global expansion, and broadened the company's strong cultural identity. Prior to TOMS, Mr. Potdevin held numerous positions at Burton Snowboards, the world's foremost snowboard company, for more than 15 years, including President and CEO from 2005-2010. The business grew significantly under his leadership, expanding across product categories and creating international scale by always focusing on providing the best consumer experience. His earlier roles at Burton included President and COO as well as Director of Operations. Mr. Potdevin began his career in 1991 at LVMH. He received his Masters Degree in Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and his MBA from École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales, Paris, France.

John Currie

Mr. John E. Currie is no longer Chief Financial Officer of lululemon athletica inc., effective February 2015. Prior to joining lululemon, he worked for Intrawest Corporation, a provider of destination resorts and leisure travel, from 1996 to 2006, including as CFO from 2004 to 2006, and Senior Vice President, Financing & Taxation, from 1997 to 2004. Prior to joining Intrawest, he held senior financial positions within the BCE Group, a telecommunications service provider, and was a specialist in international taxation with a accounting firm. Mr. Currie was a member of the board of directors of Hathor Exploration Limited from November 2006 to January 2012. He has been a member of the board of directors for the Vancouver Airport Authority since November 2012 and Clearly Contacts Inc. since April 2012. He is a chartered accountant, and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Delaney Schweitzer

Ms. Delaney Schweitzer is Executive Vice President, Retail Operations North America of lululemon athletica Inc., since March 2010. Ms. Schweitzer began her career at lululemon in 2002. As one of the company’s pioneers, Ms. Schweitzer helped grow the company from one store in Canada to 186 stores and 39 showrooms in North America. Since her days as a lululemon educator, then store manager, Ms. Schweitzer has served in various capacities within lululemon, including Director of Training and Culture, and Director of Original Intent. She currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Retail Operations North America, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s North American store operations including directing the area managers and regional managers, store design, overseeing strategic sales and managing the North America store operations team. Prior to joining lululemon, Ms. Schweitzer spent 10 years in the hospitality industry as a general manager. She is a graduate of the Executive Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Laura Klauberg

Ms. Laura Klauberg is Senior Vice President - Brand and Community of lululemon athletica inc., since April 2012. She is responsible for building the brand globally, leveraging its community relationships through social, grassroots and digital platforms. Formerly, Ms. Klauberg was Senior Vice President of Global Media, Unilever, based in London where she was responsible for building innovative media campaigns for a portfolio of global brands via enhanced capabilities in content, digital, media planning and buying. Prior to her most recent media roles, she was Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing for Unilever Cosmetics International, the global prestige fragrance marketer of such well-known brands as Calvin Klein, Vera Wang and Cerruti, and prior to that she was Vice President Skin Care, North America. She held a variety of brand marketing roles throughout her career at Unilever. Prior to Unilever, Ms. Klauberg joined Cheseborough-Pond’s from Clairol, where she first began her career in brand management after receiving her MBA from New York University. She holds a BS from Cornell University. Ms.Klauberg is on the boards of directors of Seventh Generation, a privately held maker of sustainable home and personal care products, and CT Quest for Peace, a non-profit organization serving the poor of Nicaragua.

Tara Poseley

Ms. Tara Poseley has been appointed as Chief Product Officer of Lululemon Athletica Inc., effective December 31, 2013. Ms. Poseley's prior retail experience includes a short stint as CEO of Design Within Reach Inc., a San Francisco seller of modern furnishings and accessories that went public in 2004. She left in September 2006, 11 months after being promoted to CEO. At Kmart she is credited with working to refresh the struggling retailer's apparel operation, which she has led since 2010. This fall, the chain launched exclusive clothing lines designed by singers Adam Levine and Nicki Minaj.

Dennis Wilson

Mr. Dennis J. Wilson is Director of lululemon athletica inc. He founded the company in 1998 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since 1998. He served as Chief Innovation and Branding Officer from March 2010 to January 2012, and from December 2005 until March 2010, he served as Chief Product Designer. Mr. Wilson was Chief Executive Officer from 1998 until December 2005. In 1980, Mr. Wilson founded Westbeach Snowboard Ltd., a surf, skate and snowboard vertical retailer, and served as its CEO from 1980 until 1995, and as its Head of Design and Production from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Wilson received his BA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Robert Bensoussan

Mr. Robert Bensoussan has been appointed as Independent Director of lululemon athletica inc., effective January 2013. Since 2008, Mr. Bensoussan has been a Director and the majority owner of Sirius Equity LLP, a UK company that invests in retail and brands based in the UK and Europe. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Bensoussan served as Executive Chairman and CEO of LK Bennett, a UK fashion retailer, and has acted as non-Executive Chairman since 2012. He has also acted as the Non-Executive Chairman of Jeckerson Spa (Italy) since May 2008 and of feelunique.com (UK) since December 2012. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Bensoussan was CEO of Jimmy Choo Ltd, a privately held UK luxury shoe wholesaler and retailer and was also a member of the Board of Jimmy Choo Ltd from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Bensoussan is a Board member of Interparfums Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAR). He is also a member of three private Boards, including Men’s retailer Celio International (Belgium), Zen Cars (Belgium), an electric car rental company, and Aurenis (France) a part-works publisher.

RoAnn Costin

Ms. RoAnn Costin is Independent Director of lululemon athletica inc., since March 2007. Ms. Costin has served as the President of Wilderness Point Investments, a financial investment firm, since 2005. In 2011, she co-founded Paola Quadretti Worldwide, a women’s made-to-measure clothing company and is chairperson of its board of directors. From 1992 until 2005, Ms. Costin served as the President of Reservoir Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm. Ms. Costin also sits on the board of Olly Shoes, City Sports and Alvin Valley, all of which are non-public companies. Ms. Costin received a B.A. in Government from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

William Glenn

Mr. William H. Glenn is Independent Director of lululemon athletica inc., since December 4, 2012. Mr. Glenn is President of Global Commercial Services for American Express Company (NYSE: AXP). In his current role, he has responsibility for the businesses that serve American Express’ corporate clients – Global Corporate Payments and Global Business Travel. He has served in several leadership positions with American Express Company since joining the company in 2002 including President of Global Merchant Services and was named an Executive Officer in 2008. Mr. Glenn has also led the American Express Company’s efforts to expand Card acceptance in new categories such as business-to-business transactions and quick service restaurants. He founded American Express Business Insights, the analytical and consulting organization within the company. Before he joined American Express, Mr. Glenn served as President of Pepsi-Cola North America’s Food Service Division overseeing sales, marketing, operations, customer service and finance for the unit.

Martha Morfitt

Ms. Martha A. M. Morfitt is Independent Director of lululemon athletica inc., since December 2008. She has served as a principal of River Rock Partners, Inc., a business and cultural transformation consulting firm, since 2008. Ms. Morfitt served as the CEO of Airborne, Inc. from October 2009 to March 2012. She served as the President and CEO of CNS, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of consumer healthcare products, from 2001 through March 2007. From 1998 to 2001, she was Chief Operating Officer of CNS, Inc. Ms. Morfitt currently serves on the boards of directors of Graco, Inc., a fluid handling systems and components company, and Life Time Fitness, Inc., an operator of fitness and athletic centers. She received her HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Rhoda Pitcher

Ms. Rhoda M. Pitcher is Independent Director of lululemon athletica inc., since December 2005. Since 1996 she has served as Managing Partner of Rhoda M Pitcher Inc., a management consulting firm providing services in organizational strategy and the building of executive capability to Fortune 500 corporations, institutions, start-ups and non-profits. From 1978 to 1997, Ms. Pitcher co-founded, built and sold two international consulting firms. Ms. Pitcher holds a Master’s degree in Organization Development from University Associates.

Thomas Stemberg

Mr. Thomas G. Stemberg is Independent Director of lululemon athletica inc., since December 2005. Since March 2007, he has been the managing partner of Highland Consumer Fund, a venture capital firm. From February 2005 until March 2007, he was a venture partner with Highland Capital Partners. Mr. Stemberg co-founded Staples, Inc., an office supplies retailer, serving as the chairman of its board of directors from 1988 to 2005, and as its CEO from 1986 until 2002. He serves on the board of directors of CarMax, Inc., a retailer of used cars, PETsMART, Inc., a retailer of pet supplies and products, and Guitar Center, a retailer of musical instruments. He received an AB in Physical Science from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Emily White

Ms. Emily White has been appointed as Independent Director of lululemon athletica inc., since November 2011. Emily is the Director of Business Operations, Instagram at Facebook Inc., a social networking company, responsible for monetization, partnerships, user operations and all business-related functions. From September 2010 to March 2012 she was Senior Director of Local and then Mobile Partnerships at Facebook Inc. Prior to joining Facebook, she was at Google, Inc. running the North American Online Sales and Operations channel from 2001 to November 2007 and the Asia Pacific & Latin America business from November 2007 to October 2009. From October 2009 through September 2010, Ms. White ran the Local and Commerce monetization businesses of Google, Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors of the National Center for Women in IT, a non-profit coalition working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and IT. She received a BS in Art History from Vanderbilt University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Casey

--

Laurent Potdevin

3,867,350

John Currie

1,394,840

Delaney Schweitzer

1,372,020

Laura Klauberg

1,008,200

Tara Poseley

1,411,820

Dennis Wilson

620,955

Robert Bensoussan

--

RoAnn Costin

--

William Glenn

--

Martha Morfitt

--

Rhoda Pitcher

--

Thomas Stemberg

--

Emily White

--
As Of 1 Feb 2014
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