People: Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI)

VSI on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Markee

60 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board

Anthony Truesdale

51 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brenda Galgano

45 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Louis Weiss

45 2009 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Jean Frydman

55 2013 Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

David Edwab

59 2011 Lead Independent Director

John Bowlin

63 2014 Director

B. Michael Becker

69 2008 Independent Director

Catherine Buggeln

53 2009 Independent Director

Deborah Derby

50 2012 Independent Director

John Edmondson

70 2006 Independent Director

Richard Perkal

60 2011 Independent Director

Beth Pritchard

67 2008 Independent Director

Katherine Savitt-Lennon

50 2009 Independent Director

Kathleen Heaney

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Biographies

Name Description

Richard Markee

Mr. Richard L. Markee is Executive Chairman of the Board of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. He became the Company's Executive Chairman on April 4, 2011, served as a director since September 2006, and was non-executive Chairman of the Board and a Director from April 2007 to September 2009. From September 8, 2009 to April 4, 2011 he served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and as Chairman of the Board. He previously served as the President of Babies “R” Us from August 2004, and Vice Chairman of Toys “R” Us, Inc. from May 2003, through November 2007. Mr. Markee also served as interim chief executive officer of Toys “R” Us, Inc. and its subsidiaries from July 2005 to February 2006. Mr. Markee served as President of Toys “R” Us U.S. from May 2003 to August 2004. From January 2002 to May 2003, he was Executive Vice President—President—Specialty Businesses and International Operations of Toys “R” Us. From October 1999 to January 2002, he served as Executive Vice President—President of Babies “R” Us and the Chairman of Kids “R” Us.Mr. Markee was an Operating Partner of Irving Place Capital Management, L.P., a private equity firm focused on making equity investments in middle-market companies, from November 2008 to September 2009. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Markee was an Operating Partner of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, the predecessor to Irving Place Capital Management, L.P. Mr. Markee previously served as a director of Collective Brands, Inc., The Sports Authority, Inc. and Dorel Industries.

Anthony Truesdale

Mr. Anthony N. Truesdale is no longer Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc., effective June 27, 2015. He has served as a director and as the Company Chief Executive Officer since April 4, 2011, and was the Company's President and Chief Merchandising Officer from April 2006 to April 2011. Prior to the Company, he was Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Supply Chain Management at Petsmart, Inc., holding various positions of increasing responsibility since January 1999. Before joining PetSmart, Inc., Mr. Truesdale worked for two years at Sainsbury’s in the United Kingdom as the Senior Manager for produce and for 16 years with various operations and merchandising roles at Shaws Supermarkets in New England.

Brenda Galgano

Ms. Brenda M. Galgano, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. She previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. from November 2005 through March 2011, and from February 2010 was additionally appointed their Treasurer. Ms. Galgano served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, from November 2004 to November 2005, Vice President, Corporate Controller from February 2002 to November 2004, Assistant Corporate Controller from July 2000 to February 2002 and Director of Corporate Accounting from October 1999 to July 2000. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. filed for protection under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in December 2010. Prior to joining The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc., Ms. Galgano was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Senior Manager, Assurance and Business Advisory Services.

Louis Weiss

Mr. Louis H. Weiss is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. He has served as our Vice President, Internet and Catalog Business since December 2006 and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in fiscal 2009. Prior to December 2006, Mr. Weiss served as president for Gaiam Direct, the direct marketing unit of Gaiam Inc., in 2005 and 2006. In 2004 and 2005, he was Senior Vice President of Good Times Entertainment. In July 2005, Good Times Entertainment filed a petition under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and was acquired by Gaiam, Inc. later that year. In 2003 and 2004, Mr. Weiss served as a strategic consultant to various online direct marketing companies. From 2000 through 2003, Mr. Weiss was with Blue Dolphin, Inc. in various executive capacities, and was President at the time he left the company.

Jean Frydman

Ms. Jean W. Frydman, Esq., serves as Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Ms. Frydman joined the Vitamin Shoppe in 2012. In this capacity, she is responsible for Legal Affairs, the Corporate Secretary function, and Lease Administration. Prior to joining the Vitamin Shoppe, she was U.S. General Counsel, Corporate Secretary: Chief Compliance Officer at Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company in Parsippany, NJ. Prior to Ferring Pharmaceuticals, she served as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary with Novadel Pharma, Inc. and Associate General Counsel with Pfizer, Inc. Ms. Frydman has 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry which includes more than 20 years of legal counsel in both corporations and law firms. Ms. Frydman has her Juris Doctorate Degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, a Masters of Art from Central Michigan University and a BS from The Ohio State University College of Allied Medicine.

David Edwab

Mr. David H. Edwab is Lead Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. He has served as Lead Director since April 4, 2011, is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Edwab has served as an officer and director of Men’s Wearhouse, a publicly traded company, for over 20 years, starting as Vice President of Finance and Director in 1991, serving as Chief Operating Officer from 1993 to 1997, and serving as President in 1997. In November 2000, Mr. Edwab joined Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. as a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Retail Group in the Investment Banking Department. At that time, Mr. Edwab resigned as President of Men’s Wearhouse and was then named Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. In February 2002, Mr. Edwab re-joined Men’s Wearhouse and continues to serve as a director and as executive Vice Chairman of Men’s Wearhouse. Mr. Edwab previously served as a Senior Advisor to Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, LLC, an affiliate of Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. and the predecessor to Irving Place Capital Management, L.P., a private equity firm focused on making equity investments in middle-market companies, until April 2008. Mr. Edwab previously served as lead director and chairman of the audit committee and compensation committee of Aeropostale, Inc. and was a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.

John Bowlin

Mr. John D. Bowlin has been appointed as Director of the Company effective October 1, 2014. Mr. Bowlin currently serves as a director of Generac Power Systems, Inc. and the Schwann Food Company, as well as the Georgetown University Board of Regents and the Special Operations Fund. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bowlin most recently held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller Brewing Company. Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Bowlin has served in senior leadership roles at Philip Morris Companies, Inc., Kraft Foods Company, Oscar Mayer Food Corporation and General Foods, Corporation. Additionally, Mr. Bowlin previously served as a director of Spectrum Brands (non-executive chairman), Pliant Company, Quiznos, TLC Healthcare and Chupa Chups, S.A. He also served on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers.

B. Michael Becker

Mr. B. Michael Becker is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Mr. Becker is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Becker was an Audit Partner for Ernst & Young LLP before his retirement in 2006. Mr. Becker was a Senior Consultant on airline risks to Pay Pal, Inc., from August 2008 to November 2009 and from August 2006 to August 2008 had a consulting practice which had an arrangement with Ernst & Young LLP to provide consulting services for two of its clients in the capacity of accounting and audit. Mr. Becker served as an Audit Partner for Ernst & Young LLP since 1979, where he spent the entirety of his career before his retirement. Mr. Becker holds an MBA and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.

Catherine Buggeln

Ms. Catherine E. Buggeln is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Ms. Buggeln is a member of the Audit Committee and served during 2012 and until April 1, 2013 as a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Buggeln currently is a senior advisor to Irving Place Capital, a private equity firm, and has provided business strategy and brand management consulting services within the past five years. Ms. Buggeln was Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development for Coach, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Ms. Buggeln is a director of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., where she serves on the audit and compensation committees. She was previously a director of The Timberland Company. She also serves as Chair of the Board of Bpeace.

Deborah Derby

Ms. Deborah M. Derby is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., since December 31, 2012. She is a member of the Compensation Committee. She has served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President of Toys “R” Us, a privately held global toy retailer, since March 2013. Prior to her rejoining Toys “R” Us, she consulted for Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., a retailer of fashion footwear, handbags and apparel, beginning in September 2012. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer for Toys “R” Us, overseeing the retail and online businesses in Canada and Australia, global Property Development, New Business Development and U.S. Merchandise Presentation. Ms. Derby joined Toys “R” Us in 2000 as Vice President, Human Resources and held positions of increasing responsibility during her 11 years there, including Corporate Secretary, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Legal & Corporate Communications and President, Babies “R” Us, the juvenile and apparel business of Toys “R” Us. Prior to joining Toys “R” Us, she spent eight years at Whirlpool Corporation with her last position there as Corporate Director Compensation & Benefits. Ms. Derby also has experience as an attorney specializing in employment law and as a financial analyst.

John Edmondson

Mr. John H. Edmondson is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. He is a member of both the Audit and the Nomination and Governance Committees. Mr. Edmondson served as Chief Executive Officer and director of West Marine, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed retail company selling boating supplies and accessories in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, from December 1998 until January 2005. Mr. Edmondson has been pursuing his personal interests since January 2005. Mr. Edmondson serves on the board of Cabela’s Incorporated, a public company, and is a member of its audit, nominating and governance, and compensation committees.

Richard Perkal

Mr. Richard L. Perkal is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. He was Lead Director until April 2011 and has been a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee since October 2012. Mr. Perkal is currently a Senior Managing Director of Irving Place Capital Management, L.P., a private equity firm focused on making equity investments in middle-market companies. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Perkal was a Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and a Partner of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, an affiliate of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and predecessor to Irving Place Capital Management, L.P. Prior to joining Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in 2000, Mr. Perkal was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he headed the Washington D.C. corporate transactional practice, primarily focusing on leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations.Mr. Perkal currently serves as a director of New York & Company, Inc. and he previously served as a director of Aeropostale, Inc.

Beth Pritchard

Ms. Beth M. Pritchard is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. She is a member of both the Compensation and the Nomination and Governance Committees. Ms. Pritchard has served as a principal and strategic advisor for Sunrise Beauty Studio, LLC since 2009. Sunrise Beauty Studio develops and manufacturers third party personal care and fragrance products for major retailers. Ms. Pritchard also has served as North American Advisor to M.H. Alshaya Co., a diverse franchisee group based in the Middle East, since 2009. From 2006-2009, Ms. Pritchard was the President and Chief Executive Officer and subsequent Vice Chairman of Dean & DeLuca, Inc., a retailer of gourmet and specialty foods. Ms. Pritchard was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Organized Living Inc., a retailer of home andoffice storage and organization products, from 2004-2005, when it filed for a reorganization petition under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and was subsequently liquidated.

Katherine Savitt-Lennon

Ms. Katherine Savitt-Lennon is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Since 2009, Ms. Savitt-Lennon is a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee. She has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Yahoo! Inc. since September 2012. Before joining Yahoo!, Ms. Savitt served as Chief Executive Officer of Lockerz, LLC since 2009. From 2006 to 2009, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. From 2002 to 2006, Ms. Savitt served as Vice President, Strategic Communications, Content and Initiatives of Amazon.com. Ms. Savitt previously served on the board of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., the Advisory Board of Liberty Media and as a board member of the Carnegie Museum of Art. The Board selected Ms. Savitt as a director nominee due to her background in marketing. Additionally, Ms. Savitt has an exceptional background in e-commerce.

Kathleen Heaney

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