People: Tuesday Morning Corp (TUES.OQ)

TUES.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Becker

48 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

R. Michael Rouleau

76 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Boyer

56 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Melissa Phillips

38 2014 Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager

Meredith Bjorck

2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Susan Davidson

52 2014 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Phillip Hixon

60 2014 Senior Vice President - Store Operations

Terry Burman

68 2013 Independent Director

Frank Hamlin

46 2014 Independent Director

William Montalto

67 2013 Independent Director

Sherry Smith

53 2014 Independent Director

Jimmie Wade

60 2014 Independent Director

Richard Willis

54 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Becker

Mr. Steven R. Becker has been appointed as Independent Chairman of the Board of Tuesday Morning Corp., effective from November 7, 2012. Mr. Becker is a partner and co-founder of Becker Drapkin Management, L.P., a Dallas-based value investment fund focused on constructive activism in the small cap market ("Becker Drapkin"). Mr. Becker has served as a member of the board of directors of EMCORE Corporation, a supplier of semiconductor-based products since December 2013 and as a member of the board of directors of Strategic Diagnostics Inc., a life science diagnostics provider, since March 2008. Mr. Becker also previously served on the board of directors of Plato Learning, Inc., a provider of learning technologies, until it was acquired in May 2010, on the board of directors of Hot Topic, Inc., an apparel retailer, from 2010 until it was acquired in June 2013, on the board of directors of Pixelworks, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer, from February 2012 until March 2014 and on the board of directors of Ruby Tuesday, Inc., a national restaurant company, from June 2011 until October 2012. Before starting Becker Drapkin in December 2009, Mr. Becker was a founding partner in Greenway Capital, a fund focused on small cap, U.S. companies, that he started in 2005. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Becker was a partner at Special Situations Funds, a New York City-based asset manager. Prior to joining Special Situations Funds, Mr. Becker was a part of the distressed debt and leveraged equities research team at Bankers Trust Securities. Mr. Becker began his career at Manley Fuller Asset Management in New York as a small cap analyst. In nominating Mr. Becker to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his extensive financial experience, in both public and private companies, which provides the Board with valuable expertise in corporate finance, strategic planning, and corporate governance.

R. Michael Rouleau

Mr. R. Michael Rouleau is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Tuesday Morning Corp. Mr. Rouleau was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company in March 2013, and subsequently appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company in August 2013. Mr. Rouleau has numerous years of experience in the retail sector, most recently at Michaels Stores, Inc., a national arts and crafts specialty retailer, serving as its Chief Executive Officer from April 1996 to March 2006 and also as its President from April 1997 to June 1999 and again from March 2001 to March 2006. Mr. Rouleau previously served as Executive Vice President of Store Operations for Lowe's Companies, Inc., a home improvement retailer, from May 1992 until April 1996. Prior to joining Lowe's, Mr. Rouleau was a co-founder and President and Chief Executive Officer of Office Warehouse, a start up office products retailer, which subsequently was sold to Office Max. Mr. Rouleau also served with the Target Stores division of Dayton Hudson Corporation, a general merchandise retailer, for 20 years, from its inception in 1962, and held senior management positions during his tenure. In nominating Mr. Rouleau to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered the various senior executive-level positions he has held with retail service companies.

Jeffrey Boyer

Mr. Jeffrey N. Boyer has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Tuesday Morning Corporation, effective September 5, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Boyer, served as an executive officer of 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Holdings, Inc., one of the world's largest operators of fitness centers, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2012 until September 2013, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 2008 until June 2012. From January 2003 until April 2008, Mr. Boyer held various executive positions with Michaels Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer, including President, Co-President, and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Michaels Stores, Inc., Mr. Boyer served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kmart Corporation and held multiple positions with Sears, Roebuck & Company, advancing to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in Mr. Boyer's career, he served in senior capacities with the Pillsbury Company and Kraft General Foods. Mr. Boyer began his career as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1980. Mr. Boyer has served on the Board of Directors of Fossil Group, Inc., a designer and distributor of consumer fashion accessories, since December 2007.

Melissa Phillips

Ms. Melissa Phillips is Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of the company. She has served as the Company's Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager since April 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Phillips served as the General Manager of Home Decorators Collection, a division of The Home Depot, Inc., from August 2009 until April 2014. From April 2007 until May 2009, Ms. Phillips held various executive positions with Smith & Hawken, a retailer of garden lifestyle products, including Senior Vice President, Business to Business and Senior Vice President, Merchandising. Prior to joining Smith & Hawken, Ms. Phillips served in various roles with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from August 1998 until April 2007, including Divisional Merchandise Manager, Outdoor Living and Senior Buyer, Home Textiles.

Meredith Bjorck

Susan Davidson

Ms. Susan H. Davidson is Senior Vice President - Marketing of the Company. She has served as the Company's Senior Vice President, Marketing since June 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Davidson served as an executive officer of Sally Beauty Supply, a national retailer of beauty supplies, serving as Group Vice President, Merchandising from 2009 until 2012 and as Vice President of Marketing from 2008 until 2009. From 2002 until 2006, Ms. Davidson served as Senior Vice President—Marketing, Merchandising and Direct Channel for Things Remembered, a retailer specializing in personalized gift items. From 1995 until 2002, Ms. Davidson held various executive positions with Zale Corporation, a jewelry retailer, including Senior Vice President (Corporate Database Marketing, Corporate Customer Service, Corporate Communications), and President of Gordon's Jewelers, a retail jewelry chain and subsidiary of Zale Corporation.

Phillip Hixon

Mr. Phillip D. Hixon is Senior Vice President - Store Operations of the Company, From September 2013 to June 2014, Mr. Hixon served as the Company's Vice President, Store Planning. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hixon served as Vice President of Business Development of Merchco Services, Inc., a provider of retail store development and support services, from June 2012 until August 2013. From 2011 until 2012 and 2005 until 2006, Mr. Hixon owned and served as principal of Diversified Resources LLC, where he developed and implemented programs for clients in the areas of strategic planning, effective business practices, process enhancement and organizational effectiveness. From 2009 until 2011, Mr. Hixon served in the Department of Strategy and Innovation of Petco Animal Supplies Inc., a specialty retailer of pet supplies. From 2006 until 2009, Mr. Hixon held various executive positions with Duckwall-Alco Stores Inc., a retail chain, including Senior Vice President, Store Operations, Real Estate, Store Development and Senior Vice President, Merchandising. Mr. Hixon served as Vice President, Store Development for Michaels Stores, Inc., a national arts and crafts specialty retailer, from 1987 until 2005.

Terry Burman

Mr. Terry Lee Burman is appointed an Independent Director of Tuesday Morning Corporation since February 4, 2013. Mr. Burman was the Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet"), a specialty jewelry retailer, until January 2011. Mr. Burman joined Signet in 1995 as the Chairman and CEO of Sterling Jewelers, Inc., a U.S. division of Signet. Before joining Signet, Mr. Burman held various senior executive positions of increasing responsibility with Barry's Jewelers, Inc. from 1980 to 1995, including President and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1995. Prior to that, Mr. Burman was a partner with Roberts Department Stores, a regional department store chain specializing in apparel. Mr. Burman has served on the board of directors of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a clothing retailer, since January 2014 and Learning Care Group, the second largest provider of early childhood care and education services in the U.S. since July 2014. Mr. Burman also served on the board of directors of Signet until January 2011. Mr. Burman served on the board of directors of YCC Holdings LLC, a retailer of candles, fragrances and other products, from October 2007 until it was acquired in October 2013, and served as chairman of the board and a director of Zale Corporation, a jewelry retailer, from May 2013 until it was acquired in May 2014.

Frank Hamlin

Mr. Frank M. Hamlin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hamlin currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of GameStop Corp., a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer, and has served in that position since June 2014. Mr. Hamlin previously served as Executive Vice President and GM, Marketing and E-Commerce of Guitar Center, Inc., a musical instruments retailer, from June 2010 until May 2014, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of E-Miles, LLC, an interactive marketing company, from February 2007 to June 2010. From July 2004 until February 2007, he was Director of Marketing, Central Market Division for H.E. Butt Grocery, a fresh, specialty and prepared foods retailer. Prior to that time, Mr. Hamlin held various positions with Brierley & Partners, E-Rewards, Inc., Arista Records and The Walt Disney Company. In nominating Mr. Hamlin to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered the various senior executive-level positions he has held with retail service companies, as well as his extensive experience in marketing, branding strategy and customer engagement.

William Montalto

Mr. William Montalto is Independent Director of Tuesday Morning Corporation since June 2013. Mr. Montalto served in various positions with Sterling Jewelers, the U.S. division of Signet, a specialty jewelry retailer, from 1986 to 2012. Mr. Montalto served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Signet from 2006 until his retirement in June 2012, and he previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the division from 2002 until 2006 and in various other capacities with the division prior to 2002. Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Montalto served as a retail management consultant for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1980 to 1986, where he led significant systems planning and development consulting engagements for a variety of major retailers. In nominating Mr. Montalto to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his operational expertise and extensive knowledge in all aspects of retailing including information technology, real estate and marketing.

Sherry Smith

Ms. Sherry M. Smith is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Smith served in various positions with Supervalu Inc., a grocery retailer and food distributor, from 1987 to 2013. Ms. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Supervalu Inc. from December 2010 until August 2013, and she previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance from 2006 until 2010, Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 2002 until 2005, and in various other capacities with Supervalu Inc. prior to 2002. Prior to joining Supervalu Inc., Ms. Smith served as a staff auditor and senior auditor with McGladrey LLP, a public accounting firm. Ms. Smith has served on the board of directors of Deere & Company, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural, turf, construction and forestry equipment, since December 2011, and currently serves as a member of the audit committee and pension plan oversight committee. In nominating Ms. Smith to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered her leadership qualities developed from her experience while serving as a senior executive and as Chief Financial Officer of Supervalu Inc., the breadth of her experiences in auditing, finance, accounting, compensation, strategic planning, and other areas of oversight, and `subject matter knowledge in the areas of finance and accounting.

Jimmie Wade

Mr. Jimmie L. Wade is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wade currently provides strategic leadership to Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an auto parts distributor ("Advance"), and serves on its board of directors and Finance Committee. Mr. Wade joined Advance in February 1994 and served as President from October 1999 through May 2005 and from January 2009 until December 2011. He also held several other key senior executive roles with Advance at various times including Executive Vice President, from May 2005 to December 2008, and Chief Financial Officer from March 2000 to August 2003. Before joining Advance, Mr. Wade worked for S.H. Heironimus, Inc., a regional department store, as Vice President, Finance and Operations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wade held positions with American Motor Inns, Inc. and KPMG LLP. Mr. Wade serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Lumber Liquidators, Inc., a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. He also serves on numerous non-profit boards. In nominating Mr. Wade to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his extensive experience as a senior executive and director of leading publicly-traded specialty retailers, and his subject matter knowledge in the areas of finance and accounting.

Richard Willis

Mr. Richard S. Willis has been appointed as Independent Director of Tuesday Morning Corp., effective July 1, 2012. Since September 2011, Mr. Willis has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Speed Commerce, Inc. (formerly Navarre Corporation), one of the nation's largest omni channel, pure play, end-to-end e-commerce solution providers. Since February 2011, Mr. Willis has also served as a director of Speed Commerce, Inc. Mr. Willis previously served as the Executive Chairman of Charlotte Russe, a mall-based specialty retailer of fashionable, value-priced apparel and accessories, from January 2011 to September 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Willis served as President of Shoes for Crews, a seller of slip resistant footwear. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Willis was President and Chief Executive Officer of Baker & Taylor Corporation, a global distributor of books, DVDs and music. Previously, Mr. Willis served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Troll Communications and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Sports. Mr. Willis also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Regents at Baylor University. In nominating Mr. Willis to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his considerable executive leadership experience across multiple industries, including distribution businesses that serve retailers and their suppliers, and his significant expertise in operating businesses and directing transformative plans, including executive level experiences of more than 20 years in retail and manufacturing industries.

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