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Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gabrielle Greene-Sulzberger

56 2017 Chairman of the Board

Anthony Gallo

63 2010 President, Chief Operating Officer

John Mackey

63 2010 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director

Keith Manbeck

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jason Buechel

38 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

David Lannon

50 2012 Executive Vice President - Operations

Kenneth Meyer

48 2012 Executive Vice Presidents - Operations

James Sud

64 2001 Executive Vice President - Growth and Business Development

Mary Coe

49 2016 Independent Director

Shahid Hassan

68 2005 Independent Director

Ken Hicks

2017 Independent Director

Stephanie Kugelman

69 2008 Independent Director

Joseph Mansueto

60 2017 Independent Director

Sharon McCollam

54 2017 Independent Director

Scott Powers

57 2017 Independent Director

Jonathan Seiffer

45 2008 Independent Director

Ronald Shaich

63 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gabrielle Greene-Sulzberger

Ms. Gabrielle E. Greene-Sulzberger is Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market, Inc. Ms. Sulzberger has served as a Principal of a diversified investment fund, Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, LP, since its inception in October 2005. In addition, Ms. Sulzberger served as Chief Financial Officer of the Villanueva Companies, a private holding company with diverse investment interests, from 2002 through 2005. Ms. Sulzberger also serves on the boards of directors of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Brixmor Property Group Inc. Ms. Sulzberger served on the board of directors of Stage Stores, Inc. until June 2015.

Anthony Gallo

Mr. Anthony C. Gallo is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company, since May 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Gallo 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, Co-Founder, Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. He was Co-Chief Executive Officer from May 2010 to December 2016, was 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.

Keith Manbeck

Mr. Keith Manbeck is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective on May 17, 2017. He brings to Whole Foods Market more than 20 years of financial and operational experience at leading companies, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Digital Finance, Strategy Management and Business Transformation at Kohl’s Corporation since 2014. During his tenure at Kohl’s, Mr. Manbeck helped lead key transformation initiatives, including the company’s development of its digital commerce business. This resulted in three years of double-digit comp growth that outperformed industry peers, along with more than 20% annual sales growth, and over 25% annual profitability growth. Prior to joining Kohl’s, Mr. Manbeck served as Global Vice President and CFO for Nike’s Direct to Consumer business, which under his stewardship delivered significant gross margin expansion. Under Mr. Manbeck’s leadership, which began in 2008, Nike’s Direct to Consumer business grew to over $5 billion in sales with double-digit comp growth each year and profits increasing by more than 30% each year.

Jason Buechel

Mr. Jason J. Buechel is a Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Buechel joined the Company in 2013 and served as Global Vice President and Chief Information Officer until July 2015. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Accenture, where he served as Managing Director and Partner in the company’s retail operations practice, including leading the retail channels practice for North America.

David Lannon

Mr. David Lannon is Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company. 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. He has held various 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 President - Operations of Whole Foods Market, Inc., Mr. Meyer also served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Region from October 2004 to February 2012. He has held various 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 the Company. Mr. Sud joined the Company in May 1997 and served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until February 2001. He served as a director of the Company from 1980 to 1997.

Mary Coe

Ms. Mary Ellen Coe is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Coe has served as Vice President of Sales and Product Operations at Google since November 2012.

Shahid Hassan

Mr. Shahid Muzaffar Hassan is an Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. 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 and President of Wild Oats Marketplace. In 1999, Mr. Hassan founded Fresh & Wild, Ltd., an organic food retailer in the United Kingdom. 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.

Ken Hicks

Mr. Ken C. Hicks is Independent Director of the company. He is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker and has served in leadership positions at several major retail companies, including J.C. Penney, Payless ShoeSource, Home Shopping Network and May Department Stores. -- Mr. Hicks brings to the Board over 29 years of senior marketing and operational experience in the retail industry. -- At Foot Locker, he is credited with developing and executing a highly successful strategic plan that drove superior financial results and impressive shareholder returns. -- Mr. Hicks joined Foot Locker after three consecutive years of annual same store sales declines. Under his successful turnaround plan, the company trimmed store count and consolidated management. -- During his tenure at Foot Locker, the company delivered total shareholder return of 573% compared to 117% total return for the S&P 500 over the same time period.

Stephanie Kugelman

Ms. Stephanie Kugelman is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. Ms. Kugelman serves as a principal of A.S.O., A Second Opinion, a strategy and branding consultancy she founded in 2007, and since January 2015 as Vice Chairman at Solera Capital, a private equity firm. 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 HSNi.

Joseph Mansueto

Mr. Joseph D. (Joe) Mansueto is Independent Director of the company. He founded Morningstar in 1984 and became Executive Chairman in 2017. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the duration of his tenure, and as Chief Executive Officer from 1984 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2016. He received the Distinguished Entrepreneurial Alumnus Award from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2000. Before founding Morningstar, Mr. Mansueto was a securities analyst at Harris Associates. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He previously served as a Director of TransUnion Corp.

Sharon McCollam

Ms. Sharon L. McCollam is Independent Director of the company. She is most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Best Buy, from 2012 to 2017. In this role, Ms. McCollam has been broadly recognized as the co-pilot of the company's Renew Blue transformation. Ms. McCollam previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and in 2010 was appointed to the Board of Directors. She retired from the company in 2012. Prior to her time at Williams-Sonoma, Ms. McCollam served as Chief Financial Officer of Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. from 1996 to 2000. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hallmark Cards, Inc. Stitch Fix, Art.com, and Sutter Health. Ms. McCollam previously served on the Boards of Directors for Williams-Sonoma, Del Monte Foods and OfficeMax Incorporated. Ms. McCollam received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Scott Powers

Mr. Scott F. Powers is Independent Director of the company. He has held leadership positions at State Street Corporation from 2008 to 2015, most recently as Executive Vice President of State Street Corp. and President and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual USA and Old Mutual Asset Management from 2001 to 2008. He also held executive roles at Mellon Financial Corporation and Boston Company Asset Management. Mr. Powers is a member of the Board of Directors of Sun Life Financial, Inc., where he serves on the Governance, Nomination & Investment Committee and the Management Resources Committee. Mr. Powers is also a member of the Board of Directors of The PulteGroup, where he serves as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation and Management Development Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Harvard College.

Jonathan Seiffer

Mr. Jonathan A. Seiffer is Independent Director of Whole Foods Market, Inc. He is a Senior Partner of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and joined Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. in 1994. Mr. Seiffer has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and private equity.

Ronald Shaich

Mr. Ronald M. Shaich is Independent Director of the company. He is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Panera Bread Company, which established the high-growth fast-casual restaurant segment, as well as the Founder of Au Bon Pain, which established the bakery-cafe segment. He serves as President of the Panera Bread Foundation and spearheaded the Panera Cares initiative, through which the Foundation creates nonprofit community cafes aimed at addressing issues related to food insecurity. Mr. Shaich received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Clark University.