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Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Markee

63 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Colin Watts

49 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brenda Galgano

46 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jason Reiser

48 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Jaffe

2015 Interim General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

John Bowlin

65 2016 Lead Independnt Director

B. Michael Becker

70 2008 Independent Director

Catherine Buggeln

55 2009 Independent Director

Deborah Derby

52 2012 Independent Director

David Edwab

60 2016 Independent Director

Guillermo Marmol

63 2016 Independent Director

Beth Pritchard

69 2008 Independent Director

Timothy Theriault

55 2016 Independent Director

Kathleen Heaney

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Markee

Mr. Richard L. Markee is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. He 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 our 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.

Colin Watts

Mr. Colin Watts is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Company., effective April 29, 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Watts was President of Weight Watchers Health Solutions from July 2013 to March 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Health Solutions and Global Innovation at Weight Watchers from 2012 through July 2013. Before joining Weight Watchers, Mr. Watts was the Chief Innovation Officer and a member of the executive team at Walgreens from December 2008 through December 2011. Prior to that, he was General Manager of US Soup at Campbell Soup Company from February 2007 to November 2008. Mr. Watts also previously served as Worldwide President of two Johnson & Johnson operating companies: McNeil Nutritionals from 2002 to 2005 and McNeil Consumer Healthcare from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Watts has a B.A. from Brown University, a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Jason Reiser

Mr. Jason Reiser is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Reiser joins the Company with over 30 years of retail management and merchandising experience, having most recently served for Dollar Tree, Inc. (successor to Family Dollar) as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer since October 2013, and Senior Vice President, Hardlines Merchandising since July 2013. Prior to his employment with Family Dollar, he held a series of executive positions at Sam’s Club (Vice President, Merchandising, Health & Family Care 2010-2013; Vice President, Operations & Compliance, Health & Wellness 2010; Senior Buyer Pharmacy/OTC 2006-2009), Walmart (Divisional Merchandise Manager, Wellness 2009-2010; Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs 2002-2006; Pharmacy District Manager 2000-2002; Pharmacy Manager 1995-2000), and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (Director, State Government Relations 2005). Mr. Reiser is a graduate of Northeastern University.

Michael Jaffe

John Bowlin

Mr. John D. Bowlin is a Lead Independent Director of the Company. From January 2008 through December 2011, Mr. Bowlin served as a consultant to CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC. From 1999 until 2003, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller Brewing Company. Prior to that, Mr. Bowlin was employed by Philip Morris Companies, Inc. in various leadership capacities, including President, Kraft International, Inc. (1996-1999), President and Chief Operating Officer, Kraft Foods North America (1994-1996), President and Chief Operating Officer, Miller Brewing Company (1993-1994), and President, Oscar Mayer Food Corporation (1991-1993). Since December 2006, Mr. Bowlin has served as a director of Generac Holdings, Inc. Previously, Mr. Bowlin served as a director of the Pliant Corporation, Schwan Food Company and Quiznos, as well as a director and the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Spectrum Brands.

B. Michael Becker

Mr. B. Michael Becker is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Mr. Becker also serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. 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 accounting and audit consulting services for two of its clients. 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. The Board selected Mr. Becker to serve as a director nominee based on his extensive experience in financial matters and in auditing and reporting on the financial statements and internal control over financial reporting of large publicly held companies, including retail companies.

Catherine Buggeln

Ms. Catherine E. Buggeln is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Ms. Buggeln served as a member of the Audit Committee from 2009 until March 2015 and as a member of the Compensation Committee during 2012 and until April 1, 2013. Ms. Buggeln currently is a senior advisor to Irving Place Capital Management, L.P., a private equity firm focused on making equity investments in middle-market companies, 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. Prior to Coach, Ms. Buggeln was an ecommerce entrepreneur and a management consultant focused on retail and consumer brands with Coopers & Lybrand, Melville Corporation and The LakeWest Group. She began her career at Bloomingdales Department Stores. Ms. Buggeln is a director of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., where she serves on the audit and compensation committees. She also serves as a director at Five Below and as Co-Chair of the Board of Bpeace. Ms. Buggeln previously served as a director of The Timberland Company.

Deborah Derby

Ms. Deborah M. Derby is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., since December 31, 2012. She has served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President of Toys “R” Us, a privately held global toy retailer, since March 2013, where she currently oversees Global Property Development, Procurement and Human Resources. 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.

David Edwab

Mr. David H. Edwab is an Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. 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, as President in 1997 and as Executive Vice Chairman. Mr. Edwab currently serves as non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Men’s Wearhouse. Mr. Edwab previously was a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Retail Group in the Investment Banking Department at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. 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 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. Mr. Edwab also currently serves as a director and member of the audit committee and is chairman of the nomination and governance committee of New York & Company, Inc.

Guillermo Marmol

Mr. Guillermo G. Marmol is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Marmol has served as President of Marmol & Associates, a consulting firm that provides advisory services and investment capital to early stage technology companies, since March 2007 and, prior to that, from October 2000 to 2003. He served as Division Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, a global technology services company, from 2003 to 2007, and as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Luminant Worldwide Corporation, an internet professional services company, from 1998 to 2000. He served as Vice President and Chair of the Operating Committee of Perot Systems Corporation, an information technology and business solutions company, from 1995 to 1998. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, rising to increasingly senior positions with the firm, including the positions of Director and Senior Partner from 1990 to 1995, and was a leader of the organization and business process redesign practices. Mr. Marmol is a director and chair of the audit committee of Foot Locker Inc., and a director of Principal Solar Inc. and KERA/KXT North Texas Public Broadcasting Inc., and he is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Center for a Free Cuba in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Marmol was a director of Information Services Group, Inc. to April 26, 2013.

Beth Pritchard

Ms. Beth M. Pritchard is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Ms. Pritchard has served as a principal and strategic advisor for Sunrise Beauty Studio, LLC since 2009. Sunrise Beauty Studio develops and manufactures third party personal care and fragrance products for major retailers. Ms. Pritchard also currently serves as a board member of Borderfree, Inc., a market leader in international cross-border e-commerce. She served as North American Advisor to M.H. Alshaya Co., a diverse franchisee group based in the Middle East, from 2009-2013. 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 and office 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. From 1991 to 2003, Ms. Pritchard held executive positions with Limited Brands, Inc., the parent company of specialty retailers, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bath & Body Works, Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Chief Executive Officer of The White Barn Candle Company.

Timothy Theriault

Mr. Timothy J. Theriault is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Theriault has been an Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. since June 2015. Prior to his current position, he served as executive vice president and global chief information officer of Walgreen Boots Alliance from 2014–2015. He served in leadership positions at Walgreen Company as senior vice president and chief information, innovation and improvement officer from 2012–2014 and as senior vice president and chief information officer from 2009–2012. Additionally, Mr. Theriault worked for Northern Trust Corporation from 1991 to 2009, as president of corporate and institutional services; he served as director of end user computing and advanced technologies for S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., from 1989 to 1991; and held various positions for Northern Trust Corporation from 1982–1989. He currently serves as a director of Wellmark, Inc. Previously, he served as a board member for the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation and SureScripts, LLC.

Kathleen Heaney