People: Panera Bread Co (PNRA.OQ)

PNRA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Shaich

60 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

William Moreton

54 2014 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer

Charles Chapman

51 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Simon

55 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Davis

50 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Concept and Innovation Officer

Blaine Hurst

57 2013 Executive Vice President - Technology and Transformation

Mark Wesley

59 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer

John Meister

45 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Scott Blair

56 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Borland

61 2002 Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Irene Cook

55 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Company and Joint Venture Operations Officer

Elizabeth Dunlap

52 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Thomas Kish

48 2013 Senior Vice President - eCommerce Customer Service Centers

William Simpson

51 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Franchise Officer

Bryan Timko

40 2014 Senior Vice President - Strategy

Daniel Wegiel

38 2014 Senior Vice President - Panera to You

Mark Wooldridge

39 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Accounting, Controller

Chris Hollander

2014 Interim Chief Marketing Officer

Domenic Colasacco

65 2008 Lead Independent Director

Fred Foulkes

72 2003 Independent Director

Larry Franklin

65 2001 Independent Director

Diane Hessan

59 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Lynch

66 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Shaich

Mr. Ronald M. Shaich serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Panera Bread Co., effective August 1, 2013. Mr. Shaich is the founder of company and has served as a member of Board since 1981. Mr. Shaich has led Board since 1988, serving as Chairman since May 1999 and Co-Chairman from 1988 until 1999. Mr. Shaich has served as Chief Executive Officer or Co-Chief Executive Officer since March 2012 and previously, from January 1988 until May 2010. Mr. Shaich also serves as a director of the non-profit Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the non-profit Massachusetts Financial Literary Trust Fund and The Alliance for Business Leadership. Mr. Shaich has over 30 years of leadership experience in the restaurant industry and has provided the strategic vision for company since its founding.

William Moreton

Mr. William W. Moreton is appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer of Panera Bread Co., effective August 6, 2014. He has served as Executive Vice Chairman since August 2013 and as a member of Board since May 2010. Mr. Moreton previously served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from March 2012 until August 2013, President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2010 until March 2012, Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Operating Officer from November 2008 until May 2010 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 1998 until March 2003. Prior to rejoining in 2008, Mr. Moreton served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Potbelly Sandwich Works LLC, a restaurant chain, from April 2005 until January 2007. From January 2004 until April 2005, Mr. Moreton served as Chief Executive Officer of Baja Fresh, a subsidiary of Wendy’s International, Inc. Prior to Baja Fresh, Mr. Moreton served as Executive Vice President, Subsidiary Brand Management for Wendy’s, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quality Dining, Inc., a leading national franchisee restaurant company.

Charles Chapman

Mr. Charles J. Chapman, III, is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Panera Bread Co. He served as Executive Vice President, Development, New Business, and IT from November 2011 to June 2012. Mr. Chapman served on Board from January 2008 until November 2011. From January 2001 until October 2011, Mr. Chapman served in several leadership positions at Dairy Queen, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, including most recently as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Chapman also previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Bruegger’s Bagels Inc. and as President and co-Owner of Beantown Bagels, a Bruegger’s franchise. Additionally, he has held various marketing and operations positions with Darden Restaurants and began his career with the consulting firm Bain & Company.

Michael Simon

Mr. Michael D. Simon is no longer Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Panera Bread Co., effective December 31, 2014. Prior to which he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer from October 2009 until March 2013. Prior to joining, Mr. Simon served in various positions at Campbell Soup Company and its subsidiaries from 1992 until October 2009, including Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Snacks Division at Pepperidge Farm, Inc., as well as senior marketing positions within Pepperidge Farm’s Bakery Division and Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

Scott Davis

Mr. Scott G. Davis is no longer Executive Vice President, Chief Concept and Innovation Officer of Panera Bread Co., effective December 31, 2014., since May 2010. Prior to which he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Concept Officer from May 1999 until May 2010. Mr. Davis joined in 1987, and from May 1996 until May 1999, he served as Director of Concept Services and Customer Experience.

Blaine Hurst

Mr. Blaine E. Hurst is Executive Vice President - Technology and Transformation of Panera Bread Co., since May 2013. Mr. Hurst served as Senior Vice President, Technology Business Strategies from January 2011 to May 2013. From October 2002 until January 2011, Mr. Hurst was an entrepreneur and independent consultant, assisting numerous restaurant, retail and distribution companies. From January 2001 until October 2002, Mr. Hurst served as President of eMac Digital, LLC — Restaurant Technology Solutions. He also served as Vice Chairman and President, Executive Vice President — Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President — Information Services, at Papa John’s International Inc., a chain restaurant operator, from February 1995 until December 2000.

Mark Wesley

Mr. Mark A. Wesley serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer of Panera Bread Co., since June 2013. Prior to joining, Mr. Wesley served in various positions for Starbucks Coffee Company from 1993 to 2013, including Senior Vice President from 2000 until 2013.

John Meister

Mr. John M. Meister serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Panera Bread Co., since June 2013. Prior to joining, Mr. Meister served as Group Head – Information Technology with MasterCard Worldwide from April 1998 to June 2013. While at MasterCard, Mr. Meister was responsible for all Global Transaction Processing Systems, including Authorization, Clearing and Debit systems. In addition, Mr. Meister was responsible for the Information and Analytics platforms. From June 1991 to April 1998, Mr. Meister served as a management consultant with Accenture, where he oversaw a number of major corporate accounts.

Scott Blair

Mr. Scott G. Blair is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Panera Bread Co., since January 29, 2008. From March 2003 until January 2008, Mr. Blair served as Special Counsel for Employee Relations and also maintained a sole proprietorship law firm concentrating on employment law. Prior to joining, Mr. Blair previously served as a partner in the Boston law firm Stoneman, Chandler & Miller, where he represented a range of clients before the National Labor Relations Board, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and numerous other state and federal agencies.

Mark Borland

Mr. Mark A. Borland is Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Panera Bread Co., since August 2002. Mr. Borland joined company in 1986 and held management positions with Au Bon Pain and Panera Bread until 2000, including Executive Vice President, Vice President of Retail Operations, Chief Operating Officer and President of Manufacturing Services. From March 2000 until March 2001, Mr. Borland served as Senior Vice President of Operations at RetailDNA, a provider of sales and marketing products.

Irene Cook

Ms. Irene E. Cook is Senior Vice President, Chief Company and Joint Venture Operations Officer of Panera Bread Co. Ms. Cook joined management team in 2004 as Vice President of Learning and Development, then served as Vice President, Operations from January 2006 until May 2012. Prior to joining Panera, Ms. Cook served as Vice President, Training and Recruiting, and Director of Training at Bertucci’s Corporation. She also previously served in training and management roles at Nutri-System, Inc. and Boston Chicken, Inc.

Elizabeth Dunlap

Ms. Elizabeth A. Dunlap is Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer of Panera Bread Company., since June 2011. Ms. Dunlap previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Christie’s International, a global art business, from March 2008 until May 2010. From March 1997 until March 2008, she held several positions at Campbell Soup Company, including Vice President of Human Resources for Campbell’s Away From Home division and Vice President for Godiva Chocolatier. She has also held human resources positions at Sizzler Restaurants, Disney Consumer Products, Taco Bell and Carnation/Nestle.

Thomas Kish

Mr. Thomas C. Kish is Senior Vice President - eCommerce Customer Service Centers of Panera Bread Co. Mr. Kish previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer from September 2012 until June 2013 and as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, from December 2004 until September 2012. From April 2001 until December 2004, Mr. Kish served as Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining, Mr. Kish served as Vice President, Information and Support Services for Papa John’s International, a chain restaurant operator, from 1995 until 2001.

William Simpson

Mr. William H. Simpson is Senior Vice President, Chief Franchise Officer of Panera Bread Co., since October 2012. Since 2002, Mr. Simpson has served in various positions with, including Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer and Chief Franchise Officer from May 2012 until October 2013, Senior Vice President, Chief Company and Joint Venture Operations Officer from April 2006 until May 2012 and Vice President, Retail Operations from February 2005 until April 2006. From June 1998 until November 2002, Mr. Simpson served as Vice President of Franchise Operations and Regional Vice President of Company Operations for Bennigan’s Restaurants, a chain restaurant operator.

Bryan Timko

Mr. Bryan C. Timko serves as Senior Vice President - Strategy of Panera Bread Co., since January 2014. Prior to joining, Mr. Timko served in various positions at Staples, Inc. from February 2006 to January 2014, including, Vice President, New Business Development from September 2013 to January 2014, Vice President, General Merchandise Manager – U.S. Stores and Online from August 2012 to September 2013 and Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager U.S. Stores, Merchandising, from December 2009 to August 2012 and Director, Portfolio Group from February 2006 to December 2009.

Daniel Wegiel

Mr. Daniel A. Wegiel serves as Senior Vice President - Panera to You of Panera Bread Co., since March 2014. He served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives from October 2013 to March 2014. Prior to joining, Mr. Wegiel served in various positions at Staples, Inc. from 2001 until October 2013, including as Senior Vice President of New Business Development from September 2012 to October 2013, Senior Vice President, Merchandising from March 2012 to September 2012, Vice President, Technology Merchandising from January 2010 to March 2012 and Vice President, Office Supplies Merchandising from January 2007 to January 2010.

Mark Wooldridge

Mr. Mark D. Wooldridge is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Accounting, Controller of Panera Bread Co. Mr. Wooldridge has served as Chief Accounting Officer since April 2007, as Vice President of Accounting and Director, Associate Controller from January 2012 until October 2013, as Assistant Controller from March 2010 until January 2012, and as Director, External Reporting and Accounting from August 2006 until March 2010. Prior to joining, Mr. Wooldridge served as Director, Financial Reporting and Manager, Financial Reporting for Solutia, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and performance materials, from August 2003 until August 2006. Prior to Solutia, Inc., Mr. Wooldridge served in the Audit and Assurance Business Services practice with Ernst & Young from September 1997 until August 2003.

Chris Hollander

Domenic Colasacco

Mr. Domenic Colasacco is Lead Independent Director of Panera Bread Co. Mr. Colasacco has served as a member of Board since March 2000 and as Lead Independent Director since January 2008. Since 1992, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Trust & Investment Management, a banking and trust company. He also serves as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Colasacco joined Boston Trust in 1974 after beginning his career in the research division of Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Colasacco brings to Board over 20 years of business and executive experience and extensive knowledge of business and industry.

Fred Foulkes

Dr. Professor Fred K. Foulkes is an Independent Director of Panera Bread Co., since June 2003. Dr. Foulkes is a professor of organization behavior at the Boston University School of Management, a position he has held since 1980, and he founded its Human Resources Policy Institute in 1981. Dr. Foulkes served on the Board of Directors and was chairman of the Compensation Committee of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a provider of employer-sponsored child care and work/life consulting services, from July 1998 until its acquisition in May 2008. Dr. Foulkes has authored numerous publications on human resources management, including executive compensation. Dr. Foulkes brings to Board significant experience in business strategy and human resources management and substantial knowledge of the restaurant industry, which knowledge has in part been attained as a result of Dr. Foulkes’s tenure on Board.

Larry Franklin

Mr. Larry J. Franklin is an Independent Director of Panera Bread Co., since June 2001. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Sports, Inc., a branded sporting goods manufacturer and marketer, since 1986. Mr. Franklin joined Franklin Sports in 1970 and served as its Executive Vice President from 1981 until 1986. Mr. Franklin currently serves on the board of directors of Bradford Soap International, Inc., a private manufacturer of private label soaps. Since 2000 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association and served as its Chairman from 2009 to 2012. Currently, he is a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Franklin’s leadership experience, particularly as a chief executive officer for 28 years, and broad functional skill set give him a valuable perspective on the business practices that are critical to the success of a large, growing company such as ours. During his 13-year tenure on Board, Mr. Franklin has developed significant company and industry-specific experience.

Diane Hessan

Ms. Diane Hessan serves as Independent Director of Panera Bread Co., effective November 9, 2012. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Communispace, a market research company that she founded, since its inception in 1999 until February 2014. She currently serves as Chairman of its board of directors. Ms. Hessan currently serves on the Tufts University Board of Trustees and the board of directors of Advertising Research Foundation. She also served on the boards of directors of Horizons for Homeless Children, The Boston Philharmonic and the Alliance for Business Leadership. Through her work as a senior executive and service on numerous boards, Ms. Hessan brings to Board valuable leadership and oversight experience and a keen understanding of consumer research and marketing.

Thomas Lynch

Mr. Thomas E. Lynch is an Independent Director of Panera Bread Co., since March 5, 2010. He previously served as a member of Board from June 2003 until December 2006. Mr. Lynch has served as a Senior Managing Director of Mill Road Capital, a private equity firm, since January 2005. From 2000 until December 2004, Mr. Lynch served as a Senior Managing Director of Mill Road Associates, a financial advisory firm that he founded in 2000. Prior to founding Mill Road Associates, he served as the Managing Director of Lazard Capital Partners, a private equity firm that he founded, as a Managing Director at the Blackstone Group, an investment and advisory firm, and as a senior consultant at the Monitor Company, a strategic consulting firm. Mr. Lynch’s extensive experience as a director includes service on the board of directors of Rubio’s Restaurants Inc., a privately held restaurant company, since August 2010, Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc., a public cosmetics company, from April 2010 until December 2013, and Golub Capital BDC, Inc., a management investment company from March 2010 until May 2010. Mr. Lynch brings to Board more than 20 years of experience as an investor in and manager of publicly traded companies in the retail and restaurant industries.
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