People: Ruby Tuesday Inc (RT)

RT on New York Consolidated

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Buettgen

54 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Todd Burrowes

51 2013 President - Ruby Tuesday Concept and Chief Operations Officer

Jill Golder

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

Brian Wanamaker

2014 Interim Chief Legal Officer, Assistant Secretary

Stephen Sadove

63 2013 Lead Independent Director

Mark Addicks

59 2014 Director

Donald Hess

65 2014 Director

F. Lane Cardwell

62 2012 Independent Director

Kevin Clayton

51 2006 Independent Director

Bernard Lanigan

66 2001 Independent Director

Jeffrey O'Neill

58 2012 Independent Director

Ramona Seale

2013 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Buettgen

Mr. James J. Buettgen has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ruby Tuesday Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Buettgen served as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (“Darden”) from June 2011 to November 2012 and as Senior Vice President, New Business Development of Darden from May 2007 to June 2011. Additionally, Mr. Buettgen served as President of Darden’s former Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill concept from November 2004 to May 2007. Prior to his tenure at Darden, among other positions, Mr. Buettgen served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development for Brinker International, Inc.; Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Disneyland Resorts, a division of the Walt Disney Company; Senior Vice President of Marketing for Hollywood Entertainment Group; and held various marketing positions with General Mills, Inc. Mr. Buettgen has a M.B.A. in Marketing Management from the University of California at Los Angeles and a B.S. in Finance from Miami University.

Todd Burrowes

Mr. Todd Burrowes has been appointed as President - Ruby Tuesday Concept and Chief Operations Officer of Ruby Tuesday, Inc., effective June 10, 2013. Mr. Burrowes joined the Company in June 2013 as President – Ruby Tuesday Concept and Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Burrowes served the last five years as Executive Vice President of Operations for Darden’s LongHorn Steakhouse concept. Prior to his most recent position at LongHorn Steakhouse, Mr. Burrowes served in the roles of Regional Vice President of Operations, Director of Management Training and Development, and Director of Operations for LongHorn Steakhouse. Prior to his tenure with LongHorn Steakhouse, Mr. Burrowes served as the Regional Director of Operations for Corner Bakery Café and Vice President of Operations for Saltgrass Steak House.

Jill Golder

Ms. Jill Golder is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of the Company. Ms. Golder, who has over 25 years of finance and restaurant industry experience, joined the Company in April 2013, as Senior Vice President, Finance. Since joining the Company, Ms. Golder has led the Financial Planning and Analysis, Marketing Analytics, Investor Relations and Information Technology groups. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Golder served as Chief Financial Officer for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. She also spent 23 years at Darden Restaurants, holding progressively responsible positions in finance. During her last 10 years with Darden, Ms. Golder held the position of Senior Vice President, Finance. Ms. Golder serves on the University of Tennessee Economics Advisory Council. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics at Kalamazoo College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Brian Wanamaker

Stephen Sadove

Mr. Stephen I. Sadove is Lead Independent Director of Ruby Tuesday Inc. Mr. Sadove has served as Chief Executive Officer of Saks Incorporated (“Saks”) since January 2006 and assumed the position of Chairman of the Saks Board in May 2007. Before becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sadove served Saks as Vice Chairman from January 2002 to March 2004 and served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from March 2004 to January 2006. Prior to his position with Saks, Mr. Sadove served as Senior Vice President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (“Bristol-Myers”) and President of Bristol-Myers Worldwide Beauty Care and Nutritionals from 1996 to January 2002. Mr. Sadove has an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.A. with honors from Hamilton College.

Mark Addicks

Mr. Mark W. Addicks is Director of the Company. As Chief Marketing Officer at General Mills, Mr. Addicks is responsible for global brand-building strategy, including advertising, promotions, public relations, and multicultural initiatives. He also oversees the company’s well-known Box Tops for Education program and the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Mr. Addicks joined General Mills in 1988, and has since held marketing positions in various divisions. He has led highly successful new product development efforts and has received numerous industry awards for his innovation and marketing expertise. Mr. Addicks was named Chief Marketing Officer in 2004 and assumed his current position in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and an MBA from Harvard University.

Donald Hess

Mr. Donald E. Hess is Director of the Company. Mr. Hess, who was President and CEO of Parisian, Inc. as well as a member on the board of directors of Proffitt’s and Saks Inc., has extensive experience in the retail industry. As President and CEO of Parisian, a department store chain with stores primarily in the southeast, Mr. Hess was instrumental in establishing and executing an expansion strategy leading to significant growth for the company. In addition to his executive leadership and strategic vision, Mr. Hess also oversaw the merchandising and marketing function for the company. When Parisian sold to Proffitt’s, which was later purchased by Saks, Mr. Hess served on the boards of each. Mr. Hess is also the CEO of Southwood Partners, a private investment company, and is engaged in regional, national, and international philanthropic organizations. Mr. Hess holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

F. Lane Cardwell

Mr. F. Lane Cardwell, Jr., is Independent Director of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. He previously served as the President of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (“P.F. Chang’s”) from March 2011 until the company was taken private in mid-2012. Prior to that, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Market from June 2009 to October 2010. Mr. Cardwell was the President of Cardwell Hospitality Advisory from June 1999 to June 2009, serving on several public and private boards during that time. Mr. Cardwell was on the board of P.F. Chang’s from 1999 to 2009, and then again from 2010 to 2012. He also served on the board of Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. and was interim President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2007 until April 2008. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eatzi’s Market and Bakery from 1996 to 1999. Prior to joining Eatzi’s, Mr. Cardwell was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and a member of the board of directors of Brinker International, Inc. Mr. Cardwell also serves on the board of directors of a private family dining company. Mr. Cardwell has an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Texas and a B.B.A. in Marketing from Southern Methodist University.

Kevin Clayton

Mr. Kevin T. Clayton is Independent Director of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. Mr. Clayton has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Clayton Homes, Inc. (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) since 1999. Prior to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Clayton served as Chief Operating Officer of Clayton Homes, Inc. from 1997 to 1999 and as Vice President of Clayton Homes, Inc. and President of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. from 1995 until 1997. Mr. Clayton has an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee and a B.S./B.A. from James Madison University.

Bernard Lanigan

Mr. Bernard Lanigan, Jr., is Independent Director of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. Mr. Lanigan founded and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southeast Asset Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor and wealth management company, since 1991. Also, Mr. Lanigan founded and has served as Chairman of Lanigan & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, since 1974. Mr. Lanigan also serves on the board of directors of several private companies and foundations and is Managing Director of Conifer Advisors, LLC which manages various entities that invest in private equity as well as public companies. Mr. Lanigan is a graduate of Furman University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jeffrey O'Neill

Mr. Jeffrey J. O'Neill is Independent Director of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. Mr. O’Neill has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (“Einstein Noah”) since December 2008. In May 2005, Mr. O’Neill joined Priszm Income Fund in Toronto, Canada and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer until being named Chief Executive Officer in January 2008. Priszm Income Fund owned and operated 465 quick service and quick casual restaurants (KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut) across seven Canadian provinces. From March 1999 until January 2003, Mr. O’Neill served as President of Pepsi-Cola Canada and from February 2003 through March 2005 he was Vice President of Sales for Quaker Foods USA. Mr. O’Neill holds an Honors Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa.

Ramona Seale

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