People: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc (MSO)

MSO on New York Consolidated

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21 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Martha Stewart

72 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Daniel Dienst

48 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kenneth West

53 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Allison Hoffman

43 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Patricia Pollack

59 2011 Senior Executive Vice President - Merchandising

Allison Jacques

49 2011 Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller

Arlen Kantarian

61 2009 Lead Independent Director

Pierre De Villemejane

47 2013 Independent Director

William Roskin

71 2008 Independent Director

Margaret Smyth

50 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Martha Stewart

Ms. Martha Stewart has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., effective May 23, 2012.In addition, Ms. Stewart became the Company’s Chief Creative Officer in 2012, a role she previously held from 2003 to 2004. In 2010, the Board appointed Ms. Stewart Chief Editorial, Media and Content Officer. Ms. Stewart previously served as Ms. Stewart served as Chairman of the Board from the Company’s creation in 1996 until June 2003 when she resigned as a director. She also served as Chief Executive Officer from 1996 until 2003. In March 2004, she resigned and assumed the position of Founder, a non-officer position. In 2004, she was found guilty in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding and making false statements to federal investigators in connection with the personal sale of non-Company stock. In 2006, Ms. Stewart settled insider trading charges with the SEC related to that same sale and accepted penalties that included a five-year ban from serving as a director of a public company and a five-year limitation on her service as an officer or employee of a public company. Ms. Stewart is the author of numerous books on the domestic arts.

Daniel Dienst

Mr. Daniel W. Dienst is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. Mr. Dienst is a highly accomplished CEO who has successfully repositioned and grown publicly-held companies. Most recently, from March 2008 through June 2013, Mr. Dienst served as Chief Executive Officer of Sims Metal Management, Ltd., a role he assumed to shepherd that company through the aftermath of the global financial crisis after the sale of his predecessor company, Metal Management, Inc., to Sims for $1.7 billion in March 2008. He had served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metal Management from 2003-2008. From 2002, Mr. Dienst also served as Chairman and Acting Chief Executive of Metals USA, Inc. after its restructuring until 2005 when the Company was sold to an affiliate of Apollo Management, LP in a going private transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion.

Kenneth West

Mr. Kenneth P. West serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., since September 06, 2011. Mr. West previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marvel Entertainment LLC, a brand-driven licensing and media company from May 2002 to June 2010. From June 2010 to July 2011, he served as an independent consultant to media and entertainment companies. Prior to May 2002, Mr. West, a certified public accountant, was chief financial officer of two middle-market, privately held companies, and spent over 15 years with the Stamford, Connecticut office of Ernst & Young LLP, principally in the auditing division.

Allison Hoffman

Ms. Allison Hoffman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. since August 2013 and joined the Company in December 2012. From June 1999 to September 2012, Ms. Hoffman was employed by ALM Media, LLC, a leading provider of specialized news and information for the legal and commercial real estate sectors, as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary (January 2007 - September 2012), Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (August 2001 to December 2006) and Assistant General Counsel (June 1999 - July 2001). From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Hoffman was an associate in the corporate finance department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. Ms. Hoffman has served on the Board of Directors of Network-1 Technologies, Inc.

Patricia Pollack

Ms. Patricia Pollack serves as Senior Executive Vice President - Merchandising of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. Ms. Pollack joined the Company in August 2008 and served as Executive Vice President of Merchandising until her promotion to Senior Executive Vice President in June 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Pollack served as Chief Executive Officer of Donna Karan Home from 1999 to 2008 and, prior to that, she was President of Calvin Klein Home. Ms. Pollack previously served as Vice President of licensing and marketing for F. Schumacher & Co. and held managerial positions at global textile mill Fieldcrest Cannon.

Allison Jacques

Ms. Allison Jacques serves as Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., since December 2011. She had previously served as the Company’s interim principal financial and accounting officer from January 2009 to March 2009 and from February 2011 to September 2011. She served as the Assistant Controller from April 1997, when she joined the Company, to December 2002. From June 1991 until March 1997, Ms. Jacques served in various capacities in the finance department of General Media International, Inc. Prior to that, she worked at Grant Thornton LLP as a certified public accountant.

Arlen Kantarian

Mr. Arlen Kantarian serves as a Lead Independent Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., since February 2009. Mr. Kantarian served as the United States Tennis Association’s Chief Executive Officer of Professional Tennis from March 2000 to December 2008, where he oversaw all aspects of the USTA’s Professional Tennis operations, including the US Open. Prior to working at the USTA, Mr. Kantarian was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Radio City Entertainment and Radio City Music Hall, serving from 1988 to 1998. Mr. Kantarian also served as a Vice President, Marketing for the National Football League from 1981 to 1988.

Pierre De Villemejane

Mr. Pierre De Villemejane is an Independent Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., since August 2013. Mr. deVillemejane is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of WWRD Holdings Limited (“WWRD”), the leading provider of luxury home and lifestyle products sold worldwide under a number of well-recognized brands, including Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Minton and Johnson Brothers. Prior to joining WWRD in March 2009, Mr. deVillemejane was an Advisor at KPS Capital Partners, LP from February 2008. Prior to this, Mr. deVillemejane held several executive roles at Speedline Technologies, which he joined in 1992, including President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2007. Mr. deVillemejane previously held leadership roles at L’Oreal SA.

William Roskin

Mr. William A. Roskin serves as an Independent Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., since October 2008. Mr. Roskin founded Roskin Consulting, a consulting firm with a specialty in media-related human relations. Mr. Roskin was a Senior Advisor to Viacom, Inc., a media conglomerate, from 2006 until 2009, when he retired to form Roskin Consulting. Prior to that, Mr. Roskin worked at Viacom, Inc. as the senior executive in charge of the human resources and administration functions from 1988 to 2006, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President. Before joining Viacom, Inc., Mr. Roskin was Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Coleco Industries, Inc. from 1986 to 1988. Prior to joining Coleco Industries, Inc., Mr. Roskin worked for Warner Communications for 10 years. He served as General Counsel to the City of New York’s Department of Personnel and City Civil Service Commission from 1971 to 1976. Within the past five years, Mr. Roskin has also served on the boards of Ritz Interactive, Inc. (2005-2010), ION Media Networks, Inc. (2006-2009) and Media and Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (2006-2008).

Margaret Smyth

Ms. Margaret M. Smyth serves as an Independent Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. Ms. Smyth is a skilled global business executive who is the Vice President of Finance for Consolidated Edison, Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Smyth served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hamilton Sundstrand, which is part of United Technologies Corp., from October 2010 to June 2011. Prior to that, she served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of United Technologies Corp. from August 2007 to September 2010. Ms. Smyth served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of 3M Corporation from April 2005 to August 2007. Ms. Smyth has previously held financial leadership positions at Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen. In addition, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vonage Holdings Corporation, is a member of the board of Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international humanitarian organization dedicated to reducing suffering worldwide through the elimination of poverty, and was a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee, IASB in London. Ms. Smyth is also an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and Women Corporate Directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Martha Stewart

4,794,280

Daniel Dienst

2,374,350

Kenneth West

832,194

Allison Hoffman

--

Patricia Pollack

586,378

Allison Jacques

525,644

Arlen Kantarian

--

Pierre De Villemejane

--

William Roskin

--

Margaret Smyth

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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