People: Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Markee

61 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board

Colin Watts

49 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brenda Galgano

46 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Louis Weiss

46 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer

Jean Frydman

David Edwab

60 2011 Lead Independent Director

B. Michael Becker

70 2008 Independent Director

John Bowlin

64 2014 Independent Director

Catherine Buggeln

54 2009 Independent Director

Deborah Derby

51 2012 Independent Director

John Edmondson

70 2006 Independent Director

Richard Perkal

61 2011 Independent Director

Beth Pritchard

68 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 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.

Louis Weiss

Mr. Louis H. Weiss is Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and 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, and in 2014, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer. Prior to December 2006, Mr. Weiss served as President for Gaiam Direct, a subsidiary 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. He began his career at Sony Corporation of America in the Corporate Strategy/ Planning Group.

Jean Frydman

Ms. Jean W. Frydman, Esq., is no longer Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Vitamin Shoppe Inc., effective May 22, 2015 She also served as a Vice President Legal from June 2012 until her promotion to Senior Vice President for Legal in February 2013. 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 joining 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. 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.

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.

John Bowlin

Mr. John D. Bowlin is Independent Director of the Company effective October 1, 2014. 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.

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.

John Edmondson

Mr. John H. Edmondson is Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. 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 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. previously served as Lead Director until April 2011 and also previously served as a director of our subsidiaries, Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. and V.S. Direct Inc. 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.

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.

Katherine Savitt-Lennon

Ms. Katherine Savitt-Lennon is no longer as Independent Director of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. effective from june, 3 2015. 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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