People: Office Depot Inc (ODP)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roland Smith

58 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Hare

60 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Steven Schmidt

58 2011 President - International

Robert Moore

56 2012 Executive Vice President - Marketing and Merchandising

Tim Rea

2013 Executive Vice President of Marketing

Michael Allison

55 2013 Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer

Steve Calkins

2013 Executive Vice President - Contract Sales

Elisa Garcia

55 2013 Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Juan Guerrero

2013 Interim Executive Vice President - Retail

Juliet Johansson

44 2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Mike Kirschner

2013 Interim Executive Vice President, E-Commerce

Ronald Lalla

54 2013 Executive Vice President - Merchandising

Kim Moehler

44 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Todd Hale

2013 Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer

Larry Hartley

47 2013 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain

Rob Koch

2013 Senior Vice President - Real Estate

Deborah O'Connor

50 2013 Senior Vice President - Integration

Matthew Broad

53 2013 Co-General Counsel

Nigel Travis

63 2013 Lead Director

Warren Bryant

67 2013 Director

Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga

58 2013 Director

Rakesh Gangwal

59 2013 Director

Cynthia Jamison

54 2013 Director

V. James Marino

62 2013 Director

Michael Massey

47 2013 Director

Jeffrey Smith

41 2013 Director

David Szymanski

56 2013 Director

Joseph Vassalluzzo

65 2013 Director

Michael Steele

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Roland Smith

Mr. Roland C. Smith is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Office Depot, Inc. Prior to joining Office Depot, Inc., Smith most recently was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Delhaize America. Previously, Smith was President and CEO of The Wendy's Company; President and CEO of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.; and CEO of Wendy's International, Inc. Smith also served as Chief Executive Officer of Triarc Companies, Inc.; Chief Executive Officer of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of American Golf Corporation and National Golf Properties; President and Chief Executive Officer of AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc.; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Arby's Inc., d/b/a Triarc Restaurant Group. He has held senior management positions at KFC International, Pepsi Cola International, Schering-Plough and Procter & Gamble. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Smith served in the U.S. Army for seven years in the Transportation and Aviation Corps as platoon leader, executive officer, deputy director of Army programs, aide-de-camp, aviation maintenance officer and pilot. Smith is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Carmike Cinemas, Inc., where he is also Chairman of the Compensation and Nominating Committee, and a Director for The Wendy's Company. He is a national trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and a member of the World Presidents' Organization International.

Stephen Hare

Mr. Stephen E. Hare is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. Hare comes to Office Depot, Inc. from The Wendy`s Company where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2011 until September 2013. Hare was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wendy`s/Arby`s Group, Inc. from 2008 through 2011. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Arby`s Restaurant Group, Inc. Prior to his senior management positions with The Wendy`s Company, Wendy`s/Arby`s Group, Inc., and Arby`s Restaurant Group, Inc., Hare was Executive Vice President of Cadmus Communications Corp. and the President of Publisher Services Group, a division of Cadmus, from 2003 to 2006. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cadmus from 2001 to 2003. From 1996 to 2001, Hare was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMF Bowling Worldwide, where he also was a member of the Board of Directors. From 1990 to 1996, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of James River Corp. Hare, 60 years old, serves on the Board of Directors of Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR). He graduated with a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and with an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Steven Schmidt

Mr. Steven M. Schmidt has been appointed as President - International of Office Depot, Inc., effective November 14, 2011. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and New Business Development since July 2011, and as President, North American Business Solutions since July 2007. Prior to joining Office Depot, Mr. Schmidt spent 11 years with the ACNielsen Corporation, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining ACNielsen, Mr. Schmidt spent eight years at the Pillsbury Food Company, serving as President of its Canadian and Southeast Asian operations. He has also held management positions at PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. He is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a BA in Industrial Administration. He is a member of the boards of the Purdue Research Foundation and Krannert School of Management.

Robert Moore

Mr. Robert J. Moore is the Executive Vice President - Marketing and Merchandising of Officer Depot Inc. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Office Depot in July 13, 2011 and assumed responsibility for the Merchandising Operations in August 2012. Mr. Moore joined the Company as Interim Head of Marketing in April 2011. Prior to joining Office Depot, he ran his own marketing consulting practice from January 2009 to April 2011, and before that served as President of the U.S. Vision Care business from July 2007 to July 2008 and various senior executive positions since 2002. Mr. Moore’s experience also includes Executive Vice President of Marketing for Staples from 1999 to 2001 and Global VP Marketing and Product Design for Ray Ban Sunglass Group from 1996 to 1999.

Tim Rea

Mr. Tim Rea is the Executive Vice President of Marketing of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Rea is responsible for driving the development and implementation of strategic marketing activities that build brand loyalty and increase market share across North America. Previously, Rea served as Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy for Office Depot where he was responsible for creating strong customer preference for the Office Depot Brand through Advertising, Quarterly Promotions, Category Initiatives and Own Brand Management. Rea joined Office Depot from Darden Restaurants, where he served as Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing for Olive Garden. He has also held leadership positions with Hershey Foods Corporation and Procter & Gamble. Rea earned his BA in Economics from Harvard University, as well as Masters Degrees in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Texas.

Michael Allison

Mr. Michael Allison is the Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Allison is responsible for all global Human Resources functions, including Compensation and Benefits, Talent Management, Associate Relations, Organizational Development & Training, and Diversity & Inclusion. Additionally, the Communications function reports to him. Previously, Allison served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Office Depot. He joined Office Depot in 2006 as Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to Office Depot, Allison served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Victoria's Secret Direct. Before joining Victoria's Secret, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Bank One and Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources for National City Bank, both in Dayton, Ohio. Allison began his career as a practicing attorney specializing in Labor and Employment Law. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated in 1979 from John Carroll University and received his law degree in 1982 from The Ohio State University College of Law.

Steve Calkins

Mr. Steve Calkins is the Executive Vice President - Contract Sales of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Calkins is responsible for managing the Company's North American field sales organization which services small, medium and large businesses, education and government customers, and Canadian operations. He is also responsible for setting strategic direction to grow profitable sales across customer segments and vertical markets, including by developing innovative solutions designed to expand the customer relationship. Previously, Calkins served as Senior Vice President, North American Business Solutions for Office Depot. Additionally, he served as the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel responsible for the North American legal department, as well as government relations. Calkins joined Office Depot in 2003 and has played a significant role in a number of dealings, including prior acquisitions, and helped to oversee Office Depot's construction of a new global headquarters. Calkins is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Elisa Garcia

Ms. Elisa D. Garcia is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Garcia is responsible for managing legal, regulatory, compliance and government affairs matters for the Company worldwide as well as the Loss Prevention function. Additionally, she serves as General Counsel and Secretary for the Company. Previously, Garcia served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Office Depot. Prior to joining Office Depot, she was Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Domino's Pizza, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Earlier in her career, she served as Latin American Regional Counsel for Philip Morris International and Corporate Counsel for GAF Corporation. Garcia began her legal career as a corporate associate with Willkie, Farr & Gallagher in New York. Garcia is a graduate of the St. John's University School of Law, and also received a joint BA/MS in Political Science and Management and Policy Sciences from W. Averell Harriman College, State University of New York at Stony Brook. She serves on the Boards of the America Arbitration Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and as an Advisory Board member for the Corporate Pro Bono Institute. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Juan Guerrero

Mr. Juan Guerrero was the Interim Executive Vice President - Retail of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Guerrero was responsible for managing the Company's stores organization, setting strategic direction to grow profitable sales while developing an omni-channel shopping experience aimed at increasing share of wallet. Previously, Guerrero served as Senior Vice President, North American Retail for Office Depot. He has nearly 20 years of leadership experience. Prior to Office Depot, Guerrero was Senior Vice President, Global Logistics and International Supply Chain, with Starbucks Coffee Company. Before joining Starbucks, he served as Director, Supply Chain Management with Yum! Restaurants International/Pepsi Restaurants International. Guerrero began his career as a Consultant at Mars Co. with strengths in target economics, customer demand and financial analysis. Guerrero joined Office Depot in 2010 as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain where he led efforts to dramatically improve customer service metrics, reduce capital costs and truly optimize the supply chain infrastructure to serve the needs of the business. Guerrero is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. At MIT, he had a concentration in Systems Dynamics and a minor in Economics.

Juliet Johansson

Ms. Juliet Johansson is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Johansson’s background includes a decade of strategic advisory experience with premier firms McKinsey & Company and The Blackstone Group. During her eight year tenure with McKinsey, Johansson advised C-level executives in the retail, consumer products, fast food and high technology sectors as Associate Principal and co-leader of the Sales and Marketing Practice. From McKinsey, she joined Ryder System, where she spent five years in senior roles responsible for strategy, national sales and marketing. Most recently Johansson served as Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Business for dental implant manufacturer Biomet 3i, a company she advised during her time with Blackstone. She earned a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Mike Kirschner

Mr. Mike Kirschner is the Interim Executive Vice President, E-Commerce of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Kirschner is responsible for managing all North America websites for the Company's direct-to-consumer and online business customers, setting strategic direction to grow profitable sales while developing an omni-channel shopping experience aimed at increasing share of wallet. Previously, Kirschner served as Senior Vice President, E-Commerce for Office Depot. Kirschner is a tech-savvy business leader who understands the tremendous opportunity that Office Depot has to grow its online business. He has been part of Office Depot's Information Technology department for more than 14 years and has been involved with Office Depot's online platforms since 1996. During this timeframe, he has held positions of increased scope and responsibility, including: Director, Systems Development; Vice President, Corporate Systems Development; Vice President, IT Applications & CAA; Vice President, Information Technology; and Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. His professional experience prior to Office Depot includes service with Deloitte and Touche LLP, Salomon Brothers, and IBM. Kirschner holds a BS in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from the University of South Florida.

Ronald Lalla

Mr. Ronald Lalla is the Executive Vice President - Merchandising of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Lalla is responsible for defining the overall Merchandising category and assortment strategy, and strengthening market position and brand recognition through innovative product development and strategic vendor relationships. Previously, Lalla served as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for OfficeMax. Lalla brings extensive retail merchandising and business-to-business experience to this position. Prior to OfficeMax, Lalla held positions as Chief Merchandising Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Katz Group. Before joining Katz Group, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Merchandising at Corporate Express, where he was integral in implementing a global sourcing strategy and best-in-class programs for category and vendor management. Lalla previously spent more than 10 years at Kmart Corporation, where he held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility in merchandising, store operations and finance, including Director of Finance, International Operations and Senior Vice President, Global Operations. In addition to his professional experience, Lalla is a past board member of Wellspring in Canada, a network of community-based centers that offer support, coping skills and education to cancer patients and their families. Lalla holds a Bachelor's Degree from University of Manitoba and an MBA from Duke University.

Kim Moehler

Ms. Kim Moehler has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Office Depot, Inc. Ms. Moehler previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance- North American Retail and North America Financial Planning & Analysis since February 2012, and as Senior Vice President, Finance North American Retail from September 2006 until February 2012. From May 2000 through September 2006, Ms. Moehler served in director and vice president finance positions at the Company. Ms. Moehler joined the Company in February 1999 as Senior Manager, Budget & Finance Reporting. Before Office Depot, Ms. Moehler was with Advantica Corporation (owner of Denny’s restaurants), leaving as the Director of Field Finance. She is a licensed CPA and graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Todd Hale

Mr. Todd Hale is the Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Hale is responsible for defining the Company's IT architecture, managing and overseeing IT projects and portfolio decisions, planning and developing applications supporting business operations, and ensuring the security of IT systems and processes. Previously, Hale served as Senior Vice President, North American Chief Information Officer for Office Depot. During Hale's time with Office Depot, he has led a number of transformational initiatives including the deployment of Global Merchandising, Supply Chain and e-Commerce solutions. Hale joined Office Depot in 2004 where he held several positions of increasing responsibility such as Director, IT Supply Chain Systems; Senior Director, Merchandising, Marketing & Inventory Management Systems; and Vice President, North American Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Applications Development. Prior to joining Office Depot, Hale held various IT leadership positions with the Eckerd Corporation. He began his career in retail consulting for Procter & Gamble and Walmart. Hale holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a BS in Micro Biology from the University of Arkansas.

Larry Hartley

Mr. Larry A. Hartley is the Senior Vice President - Supply Chain of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Hartley is responsible for delivering best-in-class supply chain support, driving continuous improvement and process standardization across the Company's distribution network to optimize transportation services and inventory levels, while ensuring timely and affordable fulfillment. Previously, Hartley served as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain for OfficeMax. During his time at OfficeMax, he successfully introduced and implemented a new philosophy into the company's supply chain operating culture and led the integration of Canadian operations into a North American supply chain organization. Prior to joining OfficeMax, Hartley held several supply chain positions at McMaster-Carr Supply Co. He is on Werner's Customer Advisory Council and on the advisory board for the University of Tennessee's Global Supply Chain Institute. Hartley holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University.

Rob Koch

Mr. Rob Koch is the Senior Vice President - Real Estate of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Koch is responsible for leading the development of the Company's real estate strategy and managing the implementation to include lease management, construction and architecture of all new, relocated, reformatted or closing stores. Previously, Koch served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising for Office Depot. In his 19 years with Office Depot, Koch has held various key leadership positions in both Finance and Operations, including Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Construction and Strategy; Vice President, North American Finance; and Vice President of Financial Planning and Corporate Development. Notable areas of focus have included the administration of the annual operating and strategic planning processes, the development and execution of the North American Real Estate plan and various targeted cost and price optimization initiatives. Koch joined Office Depot in 1994 from Blockbuster Entertainment where he held various positions in the corporate finance division.

Deborah O'Connor

Ms. Deborah O'Connor is Senior Vice President - Integration of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, O'Connor will oversee the successful integration of legacy Office Depot and legacy OfficeMax to ensure the achievement of synergies in an effective and efficient manner. Previously, O'Connor served as interim Chief Financial Officer for OfficeMax. O'Connor brings more than 25 years of senior financial management experience to this position. Prior to serving as interim CFO, she was Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Before joining OfficeMax, O'Connor served as Senior Vice President and Controller of the ServiceMaster Company for more than 15 years. Prior to her time at ServiceMaster, O'Connor worked for the public accounting firm Arthur Andersen for seven years. O'Connor is a graduate of Arizona State University.

Matthew Broad

Mr. Matthew R. Broad Co-General Counsel of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of OfficeMax since October 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Broad served as associate general counsel for Boise Cascade Corporation.

Nigel Travis

Mr. Nigel Travis Lead Director of Office Depot, Inc. He has been Chairman of the board of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. since May 2013 and an Executive Officer since January 2009. Mr. Travis has also served as President of Dunkin’ Donuts since October 2009. From 2005 through 2008, Mr. Travis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International, Inc. From 1994 to 2005, he had executive roles in Europe, International and Retail divisions of Blockbuster, Inc., culminating with the role of President and Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Travis also held human resources and international roles for Burger King Holdings, Inc. from 1989 to 1994, prior to which he worked for Grand Metropolitan PLC since 1985. Mr. Travis’ previous board service includes Lorillard, Inc. from 2008 to 2012, Papa John’s International, Inc. from 2005 to 2008, Bombay Company from 2000 to 2007, and Limelight Group from 1996 to 2000.

Warren Bryant

Mr. Warren F. Bryant is Director of the Company. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Bryant served as a Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, a retail drug store chain on the West Coast and in Hawaii. From 2003 to 2008, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Longs Drug Stores. Mr. Bryant served as Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a retail grocery chain, from 1999 to 2002. From 1996 to 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dillon Companies, Inc., a retail grocery chain and subsidiary of The Kroger Co. Mr. Bryant also served as a director of The National Association of Chain Drug Stores from 2003 to 2008 and as Chairman of the Association during 2008. Mr. Bryant previously served as a director of Longs Drug Stores Corporation (2002-2008) and Pathmark Stores, Inc., a retail grocery chain (2004-2005). Since 2009, Mr. Bryant has served as a director of Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, and, since 2010, Mr. Bryant has served as a director of George Weston Limited, a food processing and distribution company.

Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga

Ms. Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga is Director of the Company. From 1999 to 2000, Ms. Luzuriaga served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mattel Interactive, a business unit of Mattel, Inc., one of the major toy manufacturers in the world. Prior to holding this position, she served Mattel as its Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Planning and Resources, from 1997 to 1999 and as its Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1997. Since leaving Mattel in 2000, Ms. Luzuriaga has been working as an independent business development consultant. From 2002 until 2005, she was also a director of Providian Financial Corporation. Since January 2012, she has been a director of SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plan.

Rakesh Gangwal

Mr. Rakesh Gangwal is Director of the Company. From June 2003 to August 2007, Mr. Gangwal was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Worldspan Technologies, Inc., a provider of travel technology and information services to the travel and transportation industry. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Gangwal was involved in various personal business endeavors, including private equity projects and consulting projects. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways Group, Inc., the parent corporation for US Airways’ mainline jet and express divisions as well as several related companies, from 1998 until his resignation in 2001. Mr. Gangwal was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways, Inc., the main operating arm of US Airways Group, from 1998 until his resignation. He was the President and Chief Operating Officer of US Airways Group, Inc., and US Airways, Inc., from 1996 to 1998. On August 11, 2002, US Airways Group, Inc., and its seven domestic subsidiaries, including its principal operating subsidiary, US Airways, Inc., filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. US Airways Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries emerged from bankruptcy protection under the First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization of US Airways Group, Inc., and Affiliated Debtors and Debtors-in-Possession, as Modified, which became effective on March 31, 2003. Mr. Gangwal has been a director of PetSmart, Inc., a specialty retailer of pet products and services, since 2005 and a director of CarMax, Inc., a retailer of used cars, since 2011.

Cynthia Jamison

V. James Marino

Mr. V. James Marino is Director of the Company. From 2006 until his retirement in August 2011, Mr. Marino was President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberto-Culver Company, a personal care products company. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Marino served as President of Alberto-Culver Consumer Products Worldwide from 2004 to November 2006 and as President of Alberto Personal Care Worldwide, a division of Alberto-Culver Company, from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Marino has been a member of the board of directors of PVH Corp., a leading apparel company, since 2007. He was also a member of the board of directors of Alberto-Culver Company from 2006 to 2011.

Michael Massey

Mr. Michael J. Massey is Director of Office Depot Inc. Mr. Massey served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Collective Brands, Inc. from June 2011 to October 2012, as Senior Vice President from March 2003 to June 2011 and as General Counsel and Secretary from March 2003 to October 2012. Since his separation from Collective Brands, Inc., Mr. Massey has been principally engaged with the organization of certain joint venture arrangements in Latin America. He previously served in various executive roles at Collective Brands in corporate development and legal from 1996 to 2003 and served as President of Payless ShoeSource’s international joint ventures. Prior to Collective Brands, Inc., he was at The May Department Stores Company from 1990 to 1996 and Paster West & Kraner, P.C., from 1989 to 1990.

Jeffrey Smith

David Szymanski

Dr. David M. Szymanski is Director of the Company. Dr. Szymanski became the Dean of the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business in 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Szymanski was a Professor of Marketing at Texas A&M University, where he had served since 1987. Dr. Szymanski served as the Director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University from 2000 to 2006. From 2004 until 2010, Dr. Szymanski was a director of Zale Corporation, a specialty retailer of fine jewelry.

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