People: Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX.N)

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23 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Reid-Anderson

54 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

John Duffey

53 2010 Chief Financial Officer

Brett Petit

50 2010 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Walter Hawrylak

66 2002 Senior Vice President - Administration

Leonard Russ

40 2010 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Lance Balk

56 2010 General Counsel

Jonathan Luther

2010 Lead Independent Director

Kurt Cellar

44 2010 Independent Director

Charles Koppelman

74 2010 Independent Director

Usman Nabi

38 2010 Independent Director

Stephen Owens

43 2010 Independent Director

Richard Roedel

65 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Reid-Anderson

Mr. James W. P. Reid-Anderson is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., since August 12, 2010. Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Reid-Anderson was an adviser to Apollo Management L.P., a private equity investment firm, commencing January 2010, and from December 2008 to March 2010 was an adviser to the managing board of Siemens AG, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of electronics and electrical engineering in the industrial, energy and healthcare sectors. From May through November 2008, Mr. Reid-Anderson was a member of Siemens AG's managing board and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens' Healthcare Sector, and from November 2007 through April 2008 he was the Chief Executive Officer of Siemens' Healthcare Diagnostics unit. Prior to the sale of the company to Siemens, Mr. Reid-Anderson served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dade Behring Holdings, Inc., a company that manufactured testing equipment and supplies for the medical diagnostics industry, which he joined in August 1996. Mr. Reid-Anderson previously held roles of increasing importance at PepsiCo, Grand Metropolitan (now Diageo) and Mobil. Mr. Reid-Anderson is a fellow of the U.K. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honor) degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K.

John Duffey

Mr. John M. Duffey is Chief Financial Officer of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. Mr. Duffey previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from November 2007 to January 2010, and was responsible for leading the integration of Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics and Dade Behring. Prior to Dade Behring's acquisition by Siemens AG, from 2001 to November 2007, Mr. Duffey served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dade Behring Inc., where he negotiated and led the company through a debt restructuring and entry into the public equity market. Prior to joining Dade Behring, Mr. Duffey was with Price Waterhouse in the Chicago and Detroit practice offices as well as the Washington D.C. National Office. Mr. Duffey holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

Brett Petit

Mr. Brett Petit is Senior Vice President - Marketing of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Mr. Petit has 30 years in the theme and water park industry, managing marketing strategy for more than 65 different theme parks, water parks and family entertainment centers across the country. In his role, he oversees all aspects of marketing strategy, advertising, promotions, group sales and online marketing. Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Petit served from March 2007 to June 2010 as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Palace Entertainment, an operator of theme parks and attractions with 38 locations hosting 14 million visitors. Before that, he worked 12 years as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Paramount Parks with over 12 million visitors and spent 13 years with Busch Entertainment Theme Parks as Marketing Vice President and Director of Sales. Mr. Petit holds a B.A. from University of South Florida.

Walter Hawrylak

Mr. Walter S. Hawrylak CPA, is Senior Vice President - Administration of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. He is responsible for Human Resources, Benefits, Training, Risk Management, Safety and Insurance. He joined Six Flags in 1999 bringing a rich background in the theme park industry. He previously worked for Sea World, Universal Studios and Wet N Wild where he has held a variety of positions ranging from Director of Finance to General Manager to CFO. Mr. Hawrylak holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Hawrylak is a CPA and started his career in public accounting.

Leonard Russ

Mr. Leonard A. Russ is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. He is responsible for overseeing the Company's accounting function and the finance functions of the West Coast parks. Mr. Russ began his career at Six Flags in 1989 as a seasonal employee and became a full-time employee in 1995. He held a number of management positions within the Company before being named Director of Internal Audit in 2004. In 2005, Mr. Russ was promoted to Controller, a position he held until being promoted to Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Russ holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Lance Balk

Mr. Lance C. Balk J.D., is General Counsel of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. Mr. Balk previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from November 2007 to January 2010. Prior to Dade Behring's acquisition by Siemens AG, he served in the same capacity at Dade Behring Inc. from May 2006 to November 2007. In these roles Mr. Balk was responsible for global legal matters. Before joining Dade Behring, Mr. Balk was a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he co-founded the firm's New York corporate and securities practices. Mr. Balk holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Northwestern University.

Jonathan Luther

Mr. Jon L. Luther is Lead Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Mr. Luther retired as the Non-Executive Chairman of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., a quick-service restaurant franchisor whose brands include Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, in May 2013, having transitioned out of the role of Executive Chairman, a position he held from January 2009 to July 2010. Mr. Luther was Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. from January 2003 to December 2009 and held the additional role of Chairman from March 2006 to December 2009. Mr. Luther is on the Board of Directors of The Culinary Institute of America and also serves as Vice Chairman and a member of its Executive Committee. He is also currently serving as a director and member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Brinker International, Inc. as well as the Chairman of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., a privately held quick-service sandwich chain.

Kurt Cellar

Mr. Kurt M. Cellar is Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., since May 11, 2010. Since January 2008, Mr. Cellar has been the President of Corner Pocket Investors, LLC. He has also been a consultant to companies in a variety of industries as well as a private investor. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Cellar worked for the hedge fund Bay Harbour Management, L.C. He was partner and portfolio manager from 2003 until his departure. Prior to Bay Harbour, Mr. Cellar was with the private equity firm Remy Investors. Before that, he was a strategy consultant at LEK/Alcar. He is currently a director of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Hawaiian Telecom Holdco, Inc., Horizon Lines, Inc. and U.S. Concrete Inc. Within the last five years, Mr. Cellar was also a member of the Board of Directors of Aventine Renewable Energy where he was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, The Penn Traffic Company where he was a member of the Compensation Committee, and RCN Corporation, where he was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

Charles Koppelman

Mr. Charles A. Koppelman is Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., since May 11, 2010. Mr. Koppelman currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CAK Entertainment Inc., a music and entertainment business, and is a director and serves on the Compensation Committee of Las Vegas Sands. Mr. Koppelman served as Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from September 2011 through May 2012 and as its Executive Chairman and principal executive officer from July 2008 until September 2011. Mr. Koppelman joined the board of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Inc. in July 2004 and became its Chairman in June 2005. From 1990 to 1994, he served first as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMI Music Publishing and then from 1994 to 1997 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMI Records Group, North America.

Usman Nabi

Mr. Usman Nabi is Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. Mr. Nabi is a Senior Partner at H Partners Management, an investment management firm. Prior to joining H Partners in 2006, Mr. Nabi was at Perry Capital, the Carlyle Group, and Lazard Freres. Mr. Nabi is a member of the board of directors of Global Glimpse, a nonprofit organization committed to creating global leadership opportunities for America's youth.

Stephen Owens

Mr. Stephen D. Owens is Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Mr. Owens is co-founder and Managing Director of Staple Street Capital, a private equity firm. Prior to founding Staple Street Capital in 1995, Mr. Owens was a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group in the firm's U.S. Buyout team. While at Carlyle, Mr. Owens co-founded the firm's Global Consumer & Retail Group, was a senior member of the firm's Global Communications & Media Group, and executed and oversaw investments in the business services and transportation sectors. Previously, Mr. Owens was a principal investor and investment banker with Lehman Brothers in their New York and Hong Kong offices.

Richard Roedel

Mr. Richard W. Roedel, CPA, is Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., since December 21, 2010. Mr. Roedel is a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Lorillard, Inc. as well as a director and member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Risk Committee of IHS, Inc. Mr. Roedel is the Non-Executive Chairman of Luna Innovations Incorporated and has been the chairman of several governance, compensation and special committees. Mr. Roedel served on the Board of Directors of Sealy Corporation in several capacities, including Chairman of its Audit Committee, until March 2013 when Sealy was acquired by Tempur-Pedic International Inc. Mr. Roedel served on the Board of Directors of BrightPoint, Inc. in several capacities until October 2012, when it was acquired by Ingram Micro Inc., including Chairman of its Audit Committee, Chairman of its Compensation Committee and member of its Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Roedel was a director of Broadview Holdings, Inc., a private company, and was Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Compensation Committees until 2012. Mr. Roedel was a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Dade Behring Holdings, Inc. from October 2002 until November 2007 when Dade was acquired by Siemens AG. From 1985 through 2000, Mr. Roedel was employed by the accounting firm BDO Seidman LLP, having been managing partner of its Chicago and New York Metropolitan area offices and later Chairman and CEO.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Reid-Anderson

5,599,970

John Duffey

1,451,640

Brett Petit

908,742

Walter Hawrylak

822,632

Leonard Russ

--

Lance Balk

1,248,060

Jonathan Luther

--

Kurt Cellar

--

Charles Koppelman

--

Usman Nabi

--

Stephen Owens

--

Richard Roedel

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

James Reid-Anderson

808,380 19,731,000

John Duffey

168,000 5,174,220

Brett Petit

149,250 3,609,940

Walter Hawrylak

91,250 1,937,720

Leonard Russ

0 0

Lance Balk

107,000 2,366,590

Jonathan Luther

0 0

Kurt Cellar

0 0

Charles Koppelman

0 0

Usman Nabi

0 0

Stephen Owens

0 0

Richard Roedel

0 0
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