People: Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Elstrott

65 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Anthony Gallo

60 2010 President, Chief Operating Officer

John Mackey

60 2010 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director

Walter Robb

60 2010 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director

Glenda Flanagan

60 1988 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Lannon

48 2012 Executive Vice President - Operations

Kenneth Meyer

45 2012 Executive Vice Presidents - Operations

James Sud

61 2001 Executive Vice President - Growth and Business Development

Gabrielle Greene

53 2003 Independent Director

Shahid Hassan

65 2005 Independent Director

Stephanie Kugelman

66 2008 Independent Director

Jonathan Seiffer

42 2008 Independent Director

Morris Siegel

64 2003 Independent Director

Jonathan Sokoloff

56 2008 Independent Director

Ralph Sorenson

80 1994 Independent Director

William Tindell

60 2008 Independent Director

Cindy MCCANN

Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Elstrott

Dr. John B. Elstrott is Independent Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market, Inc. He has served as the Chairman of the Board since 2009 and has served as a director of the Company since 1995, serving as Lead Director from 2001 to 2009. Dr. Elstrott is an Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and the founding director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, which he started in 1991. Dr. Elstrott served as a director and member of the audit, compensation and nominating and governance committees of the board of directors of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. from April 2011 to December 2013; Dr. Elstrott served as Stewart’s lead independent director from January 2012 to December 2013. Dr. Elstrott has a PhD in Economics and significant business experience, including over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur and investor. Dr. Elstrott brings to our Board of Directors leadership, financial and risk assessment experience as well as his entrepreneurial experience and history with the Company.

Anthony Gallo

Mr. A. C. Gallo is President, Chief Operating Officer of Whole Foods Market, Inc., since May 2010. Prior to that, he was Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer since September 2004. Mr. Gallo also served as Chief Operating Officer from December 2003 to September 2004. Mr. Gallo has held various positions with the Company and with Bread & Circus, Inc., which was acquired by the Company in October 1992, including Vice President and President of the North Atlantic Region, and Executive Vice President of Operations.

John Mackey

Mr. John P. Mackey is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. He is co-founder of the Company, has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer since May 2010, was the Chief Executive Officer from 1978 to May 2010 and was President from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Mackey has served as a director of the Company since 1978 and served as Chairman of the Board from 1978 through December 2009. Mr. Mackey brings to our Board of Directors financial and risk assessment experience as well as his grocery retail, entrepreneurial and leadership experience and history with the Company.

Walter Robb

Mr. Walter Robb is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. Mr. Robb has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer since May 2010. Mr. Robb also served as the Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to May 2010, as Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2004. Since joining the Company in 1991, Mr. Robb has also served as Store Team Leader and President of the Northern Pacific Region. Mr. Robb has served as a director of the Company since May 2010. Mr. Robb also serves on the board of directors of The Container Store. Mr. Robb brings to our Board of Directors financial and risk assessment experience as well as his grocery retail, entrepreneurial and leadership experience and history with the Company.

Glenda Flanagan

Ms. Glenda J. Flanagan is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company since December 1988.

David Lannon

Mr. David Lannon is Executive Vice President - Operations of Whole Foods Market Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Lannon had served as President of the Northern California Region since December 2007 and President of the North Atlantic Region from March 2001 to December 2007. Mr. Lannon has held positions with the Company and with Bread & Circus, Inc., which was acquired by the Company in October 1992, including Store Team Leader, Director of Store Operations and Vice President of the North Atlantic Region.

Kenneth Meyer

Mr. Kenneth Meyer is Executive Vice Presidents - Operations of Whole Foods Market Inc. Mr. Meyer also served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Region from October 2004 to February 2012. Mr. Meyer has held positions with the Company and with Fresh Fields Market, which was acquired by the Company in August 1996, including Store Team Leader, Vice President of the Southwest Region, and President of the South Region.

James Sud

Mr. James P. Sud is Executive Vice President - Growth and Business Development of Whole Foods Market, Inc. Mr. Sud joined the Company in May 1997 and served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until February 2001. Mr. Sud served as a director of the Company from 1980 to 1997.

Gabrielle Greene

Ms. Gabrielle E. Greene is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market Inc. She has served as a director of the Company since 2003. Ms. Greene has served as a Principal of a diversified investment fund, Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, LP, since its inception in October 2005. In addition, Ms. Greene served as Chief Financial Officer of the Villanueva Companies, a private holding company with diverse investment interests, from 2002 through 2005. Ms. Greene also serves on the board of directors of Stage Stores, Inc. and previously served on the boards of directors of IndyMac Bank from January 2008 through July 2009 and Bright Horizons Family Solutions from September 2007 through May 2009. Ms. Greene has an MBA with a focus in finance from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School. Ms. Greene brings to our Board of Directors financial, leadership and risk assessment experience as well as her entrepreneurial experience and history with the Company.

Shahid Hassan

Mr. Shahid Hassan is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since 2005. Mr. Hassan has been a General Partner of Greenmont Capital, an investment firm, since 2006. Mr. Hassan was a co-founder, President and CEO of Alfalfa’s Market, President of Wild Oats Marketplace and founded Fresh & Wild, Ltd., an organic food retailer in the United Kingdom in 1999. Mr. Hassan served as President and Executive Chairman of Fresh & Wild from 1999 until 2004, when it was acquired by the Company. Mr. Hassan has over 35 years of experience in the retail grocery business in both public company and private company settings. Mr. Hassan brings to our Board of Directors financial and risk assessment experience as well as his grocery retail, entrepreneurial and leadership experience and history with the Company.

Stephanie Kugelman

Ms. Stephanie Kugelman is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. She has served as a director of the Company since November 2008. Ms. Kugelman is the Chairman of A.S.O., A Second Opinion, a strategy and branding consultancy she founded in 2006. She was previously Vice Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer of Young & Rubicam Brands, a worldwide marketing communications company, where she held positions of increasing responsibility commencing in 1971. Ms. Kugelman also serves on the board of directors of HSN, Inc. Ms. Kugelman brings to our Board of Directors entrepreneurial, leadership, financial and risk assessment experience as well as her marketing strategy and branding experience

Jonathan Seiffer

Mr. Jonathan A. Seiffer is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since December 2008. He has been a Partner of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. since 1999 and joined Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. in 1994. Mr. Seiffer has 19 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. Mr. Seiffer brings to our Board of Directors investment banking, financial, leadership and risk assessment experience.

Morris Siegel

Mr. Morris J. Siegel is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since 2003. Mr. Siegel is currently self-employed, having operated Capital Peaks Investments, an investment firm, since 2002. Mr. Siegel was the co-founder of Celestial Seasonings, Inc., serving as Chairman and CEO from 1970 until 2002. Celestial Seasonings merged with The Hain Food Group, forming The Hain Celestial Group of which Mr. Siegel served as Vice Chairman from 2000 until retiring in 2002. Mr. Siegel also served on the board of directors of Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. until September 2011. Mr. Siegel brings to our Board of Directors financial and risk assessment experience as well as his food products, entrepreneurial and leadership experience and history with the Company.

Jonathan Sokoloff

Mr. Jonathan D. Sokoloff is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since December 2008. He has been a Managing Partner of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. since 1994 and joined Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. in 1990. Mr. Sokoloff served on the board of directors of Rite Aid Corporation until May 2011 and currently serves on the board of directors of The Container Store. Mr. Sokoloff brings to our Board of Directors investment banking, financial, leadership and risk assessment experience.

Ralph Sorenson

Dr. Ralph Z. Sorenson is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. Dr. Sorenson has served as a director of the Company since 1994. Dr. Sorenson is the Managing Partner of the Sorenson Limited Partnership which focuses on venture capital investments in a diverse range of entrepreneurial start-ups. Dr. Sorenson is President Emeritus of Babson College (1974-1981); Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the University of Colorado Business School (1992-present); former Chairman and CEO of Barry Wright Corporation, a NYSE company (1981-1989); and a former faculty member at the Harvard Business School (1964-1974, 1989-1992). Dr. Sorenson is a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Life Trustee and former Chairman of the Board of the Boston Museum of Science, and a member of the President’s Council of Olin College of Engineering. Over the years he has served on the boards of directors of more than a dozen public companies. Dr. Sorenson brings to our Board of Directors leadership, financial and risk assessment experience as well as his entrepreneurial experience and expertise and history with the Company.

William Tindell

Mr. William A. Tindell, III, is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since November 2008. He co-founded The Container Store in 1978 and is Chairman and CEO. Mr. Tindell serves on the Executive Committee of the National Retail Federation Board of Directors and was inducted into the Retailing Hall of Fame in 2006. Mr. Tindell brings to our Board of Directors financial and risk assessment experience as well as his entrepreneurial and retail leadership experience.

Cindy MCCANN

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

John Elstrott

0 0

Anthony Gallo

81,556 5,018,460

John Mackey

100,750 6,237,542

Walter Robb

106,352 6,609,710

Glenda Flanagan

34,046 1,335,160

David Lannon

19,466 672,354

Kenneth Meyer

21,518 749,131

James Sud

92,914 5,571,040

Gabrielle Greene

0 0

Shahid Hassan

0 0

Stephanie Kugelman

0 0

Jonathan Seiffer

0 0

Morris Siegel

0 0

Jonathan Sokoloff

0 0

Ralph Sorenson

0 0

William Tindell

0 0

Cindy MCCANN

0 0
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