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Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Lampert

53 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jason Hollar

43 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Alasdair James

45 2014 President and Chief Member Officer - Kmart

Girish Lakshman

51 2015 President, Fulfillment - Supply Chain and Sourcing

Joelle Maher

49 2015 President, Chief Member Officer - Sears

Kristin Coleman

47 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Leena Munjal

39 2012 Senior Vice President- Customer Experience and Integrated Retail

James Andrew

2016 Chief Administrative Officer

Robert Riecker

52 2012 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Kunal Kamlani

43 2016 Director

Cesar Alvarez

68 2013 Independent Director

Bruce Berkowitz

57 2016 Independent Director

Paul DePodesta

43 2012 Independent Director

William Kunkler

59 2009 Independent Director

Ann Reese

63 2005 Independent Director

Thomas Tisch

61 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Lampert

Mr. Edward S. Lampert is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESL Investments, Inc., which he founded in April 1988. Since July 2015, Mr. Lampert has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Seritage Growth Properties. Mr. Lampert has extensive experience in business and finance, and he has invested in many retail companies. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Kmart Holding Corporation, a company that emerged from bankruptcy in 2003 and was transformed into a profitable business prior to its merger with Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 2005.

Jason Hollar

Mr. Jason Hollar serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Hollar joined Sears Holdings in October 2014 as senior vice president, finance overseeing the financial planning & analysis function, the business finance relationship with centralized finance, and procurement. Prior to joining Sears Holdings, Mr. Hollar was at Delphi Automotive, where he served as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to Delphi, Jason spent the bulk of his career at Navistar International. He has over 20 years of finance experience including business finance, controllership, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, and serving as a business unit CFO. Mr. Hollar received a Master’s of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Indiana University.

Alasdair James

Mr. Alasdair James is President and Chief Member Officer - Kmart of Sears Holdings Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, he served in various roles at Tesco plc, a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, from June 2007 until August 2013, including Commercial Director Global Business Unit. From June 2001 to June 2007, he served in various roles at GSK plc, a pharmaceutical company, including Global Marketing Director. He previously served in senior positions for Visual Voyage Ltd. and PepsiCo Inc.

Girish Lakshman

Mr. Girish S. Lakshman is President, Fulfillment - Supply Chain and Sourcing of Sears Holdings Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, he served in a variety of roles with Amazon.com, Inc. since July 1999, most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Transportation Strategy, Technology and Customer Returns. Mr. Lakshman serves as a director of Grubhub, Inc.

Joelle Maher

Ms. Joelle Maher is President, Chief Member Officer - Sears of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, she served as chief operating officer at Gymboree Corporation since 2013. Prior to Gymboree Corporation, Ms. Maher held several positions with Levi, Strauss & Co. since 2007, most recently as Executive Vice President, Retail.

Kristin Coleman

Ms. Kristin M. Coleman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Sears Holdings Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Brunswick Corporation from 2009 to 2014.

Leena Munjal

Ms. Leena Munjal is the Senior Vice President- Customer Experience and Integrated Retail of Sears Holdings Corporation. She was appointed as Divisional Vice President, Integrated Retail and Member Experience, in July 2011 and was promoted to Vice President in June 2012. From October 2009 to June 2011, she served as Divisional Vice President, and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chairman, and served as Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO, from November 2007 to November 2009. Ms. Munjal joined Sears as Director, Information Technology, in March 2003.

James Andrew

Mr. James P. Andrew is Chief Administrative Officer of the company. He comes to Sears Holdings fromRoyal Philips N.V., where as an executive vice president and the chief strategy and innovation officer he played a central role in the multi-year transformation of Philips' performance, productivity and capability development. He was responsible for the company's business and market growth strategies and annual planning. Andrew also led the company's digital transformation and a major repositioning of Philips' portfolio, among many other accomplishments. Prior to Philips, Andrew spent 25 years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he most recently served as a senior partner and managing director. At BCG he consulted with Fortune 250 companies across a wide range of industries on business performance improvement, corporate strategy, portfolio composition and shareholder value creation and growth. Andrew also established BCG's Innovation Practice, and served as its global leader for many years, providing organizations with support on product development, speed, innovation strategy, portfolio management and resource allocation.

Robert Riecker

Mr. Robert A. Riecker is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Sears Holdings Corporation. He joined the Company as Assistant Controller in October 2005 and served as Vice President and Assistant Controller from May 2007 to October 2011. From October 2011 until his election as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, he served as the Company's Vice President, Internal Audit.

Kunal Kamlani

Mr. Kunal S. Kamlani is Director os Sears Holdings Corporation. He is President, ESL Investments, Inc., and has served in this position since March 2016. Mr. Kamlani previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, from August 2011 until December 2014, prior to which he served as its chief financial officer from August 2009 to March 2010. From March 2010 to May 2011 he served as head of the Global Investment Solutions division of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Mr. Kamlani also served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Smith Barney from October 2006 until June 2009. Mr. Kamlani has served on the board of directors of Staples Inc. since June 2015. Mr. Kamlani brings to the Board extensive experience in corporate finance, operational excellence and organizational leadership.

Cesar Alvarez

Mr. Cesar L. Alvarez is an Independent Director of Sears Holdings Corporation. Mr. Alvarez has served since January 2016 as Senior Chairman of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and previously served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1997 until his election as Executive Chairman in February 2010, its Executive Chairman from February 2010 until his election as Co-Chairman in February 2012, and Co-Chairman from February 2012 until his election as Senior Chairman. He joined Greenberg Traurig in 1973. Mr. Alvarez also serves on the board of directors of Fairholme Funds, Inc. and certain of its affiliates; Intrexon Corporation; Mednax, Inc.; and The St. Joe Company. Mr. Alvarez brings to the Board 20 years of management experience at one of the nation’s largest law firms (with over $1.3 billion in revenue with professionals providing services in 38 locations across the country and abroad), as well as his many years of corporate experience both advising clients on corporate and securities matters and serving on the boards of directors of publicly traded and private companies.

Bruce Berkowitz

Mr. Bruce R. Berkowitz is Independent Director of the Company. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Fairholme Capital Management, L.L.C., an investment adviser registered with the SEC since August 1997, and as President and a director of Fairholme Funds, Inc., a SEC-registered investment company providing investment management services to three mutual funds, a role he has held since December 1999. Mr. Berkowitz also is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fairholme Trust Company, L.L.C., a Florida-chartered non-depository trust company. He also is the Managing Member of the General Partner of The Fairholme Partnership, LP, the Chairman of Board of Directors of Fairholme Offshore Partners Fund, Ltd., and currently serves as a non-executive Chairman and director of The St. Joe Company. Mr. Berkowitz brings to the Board financial and business expertise from his position as an investment fund manager, as well as additional perspective as a longstanding significant stockholder in the Company.

Paul DePodesta

Mr. Paul G. DePodesta is an Independent Director of Sears Holdings Corporation since December 12, 2012. He is Chief Strategy Officer for the Cleveland Browns football team, and has served in that position since January 2016. From November 2010 until January, 2016, he served as Vice President, Player Development & Amateur Scouting for the New York Mets major league baseball club. From November 2008 until November 2010, he served as Executive Vice President for the San Diego Padres major league baseball club. From July 2006 until November 2008, he served as Special Assistant for Baseball Operations with the San Diego Padres. For nine years prior to joining the San Diego Padres, Mr. DePodesta worked in a variety of positions with other major league baseball clubs, including time as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers major league baseball club. Mr. DePodesta brings to the Board extensive experience as a leader and manager, including expertise in evaluating, procuring and developing talent and in creating and using processes and systems to evaluate individuals, teams and organizations.

William Kunkler

Mr. William C. Kunkler III is an Independent Director of Sears Holdings Corporation. He is the Vice President-Operations of CC Industries, Inc., an affiliate of Henry Crown and Company, and has served in that position, as well as other officer positions, since 1994. CC Industries, Inc. is a private equity firm focused on manufacturing companies and real estate investments. Mr. Kunkler has extensive manufacturing company experience and a thorough understanding of business operations, including finance and accounting principles and functions as well as operational methodologies, garnered from his experience as an executive officer and director of various companies. He also has strong ties to the Chicago area, the location of Sears Holdings Corporation’s corporate headquarters.

Ann Reese

Ms. Ann N. Reese is an Independent Director of Sears Holdings Corporation. She co-founded the Center for Adoption Policy in New York in 2001 and serves as its Executive Director. Prior to co-founding the Center, Ms. Reese served as a Principal with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private equity investment firm, in 1999 and 2000. From 1995 to 1998, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Corporation, a hotel and gaming company. Ms. Reese is a director of Xerox Corporation and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Ms. Reese served as a director of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. from July 2004 until its acquisition by Bank of America Corporation in January 2009. Ms. Reese also served as director of The Jones Group Inc. from July 2003 to May 2011. Ms. Reese has extensive executive experience in corporate finance, financial reporting and strategic planning through her position as a public company chief financial officer as well as corporate governance expertise gained from her experience on other public company boards. Ms. Reese also served as a director of Kmart Holding Corporation, a company that emerged from bankruptcy in 2003 and was transformed into a profitable business prior to its merger with Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 2005.

Thomas Tisch

Mr. Thomas J. Tisch is an Independent Director of Sears Holdings Corporation. He has served as the Managing Partner of Four Partners, a private investment firm, since 1992. He has served as the Chancellor of Brown University since July 2007, and he is also a trustee of New York University Medical Center. Mr. Tisch brings financial and general business expertise to the Sears Holdings Board from his position at a private investment firm. Mr. Tisch also served as a director of Kmart Holding Corporation, a company that emerged from bankruptcy in 2003 and was transformed into a profitable business prior to its merger with Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 2005.