People: Quiksilver Inc (ZQK)

ZQK on New York Consolidated

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert McKnight

60 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Richard Shields

56 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Pierre Agnes

49 2013 President - Quiksilver Europe, Global Head - Apparel

Charles Exon

64 2014 Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

Andrew Mooney

58 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bernd Beetz

2014 Director

William Barnum

1991 Independent Director

Joseph Berardino

63 2011 Independent Director

Michael Clarke

49 2013 Independent Director

Elizabeth Dolan

56 2014 Independent Director

M. Steven Langman

52 2013 Independent Director

Andrew Sweet

42 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert McKnight

Mr. Robert B. McKnight, Jr., is no longer serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Quiksilver, Inc., effective October 31, 2014. Mr. McKnight served as Chairman of the Board from 1976 until January 2013 when the Executive Chairman position was created to add operational responsibilities to the Chairman’s role. Mr. McKnight served as Chief Executive Officer from August 1991 to January 2013. He also served as our President from 1979 through July 1991 and from February 2008 to January 2013. Mr. McKnight received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. McKnight also serves on the board of directors of Jones Trading Institutional Services, LLC, a private company. As co-founder of Quiksilver, Mr. McKnight is uniquely qualified to serve on our board. Mr. McKnight’s particular knowledge of the action sports industry and his long tenure of service to the Company provide an essential contribution to our board’s discussions regarding brand building opportunities and important growth strategies.

Richard Shields

Mr. Richard J. Shields is Chief Financial Officer of Quiksilver, Inc., since May 11, 2012. Prior to joining Quiksilver, Mr. Shields served as Chief Financial Officer of Oakley, Inc., a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of performance eyewear, as well as apparel, footwear and accessories, from 2005 to May 2012. Mr. Shields has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Southwest Water Company from 2002-2005, Day Software from 2001-2002, Winfire from 1999-2001, Frames N Lens Optical from 1996-1999, and in various financial capacities with AST Research and Taco Bell Corporation between 1985-1996. Mr. Shields was with Price Waterhouse from 1982-1985. He received a B.A. from Eastern Washington University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Pierre Agnes

Mr. Pierre Agnes is President - Quiksilver Europe, Global Head - Apparel of Quiksilver Inc. He is Global Head - Apparel since October 3, 2013. Prior to that he served as Managing Director of Quiksilver Europe since December 2003. Between 1992 and 2002, Mr. Agnes founded and operated Omareef Europe, a licensee of Quiksilver for wetsuits and eyewear that we purchased in November 2002. Mr. Agnes originally joined Quiksilver in 1988, first as team manager, and later in various capacities throughout our European marketing operations.

Charles Exon

Mr. Charles S. Exon is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Quiksilver Inc. Mr. Exon previously served as Chief Administrative Officer from February 2008 to January 2014, as General Counsel from August 2000 to January 2014 and as Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs from August 2000 to February 2008. Mr. Exon was a member of our board of directors from November 2005 to January 2013. Prior to joining Quiksilver, Mr. Exon practiced law, the last seven years as a partner with the firm of Hewitt & McGuire, LLP. Mr. Exon received a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri, a M.A. in Communications from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.

Andrew Mooney

Mr. Andrew P. Mooney is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Quiksilver, Inc., effective effective November 1, 2014. He was President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Quiksilver Inc. since January 11, 2013. Prior to joining Quiksilver, he served as Chairman (2003-2011) and as President (2000-2003) of the Disney Consumer Products division of The Walt Disney Company. From 1980 to 2000, Mr. Mooney held a variety of positions with Nike, Inc., including Chief Marketing Officer from 1998 to 2000, General Manager; Apparel from 1999 to 2000, and General Manager; Equipment from 1995 to 1998. He started with Nike in 1980 as the Chief Financial Officer of Nike UK. Prior to joining Nike, Mr. Mooney was a financial analyst for Perkins Diesel Engines from 1978 to 1980 and worked as an accountant for Cameron Iron Works from 1975 to 1978 and Uniroyal Tire and Rubber from 1974 to 1975. Mr. Mooney was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in 2008 by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement, we appointed Mr. Mooney to our board of directors and agreed to include him as a nominee for election as a director at the annual meeting. Mr. Mooney’s extensive executive experiences in the apparel, footwear and other consumer products markets provide our board with a unique perspective on our growth initiatives,, and his services as our Chief Executive Officer and President allow him to provide our board with a detailed and integral knowledge of our business and operations.

Bernd Beetz

William Barnum

Mr. William M. Barnum, Jr., is Independent Director of Quiksilver Inc. Currently serves as a director of several private companies, and has been a Managing Member of Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles based venture capital and private equity investment firm since 1986. Prior to that, Mr. Barnum held several positions at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Barnum graduated from Stanford University in 1976 with a B.A. in Economics and from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School in 1981 with an M.B.A. and J.D.

Joseph Berardino

Mr. Joseph F. Berardino is Independent Director of Quiksilver Inc., since May 13, 2011. Mr. Berardino currently serves as a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm. Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal in October 2008, Mr. Berardino was Chairman of the Board of Profectus BioSciences, a biotechnology company, from 2004 until September 2008, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from October 2005 until January 2008. He previously served as Vice-Chairman of Sciens Capital Management, a New York-based alternative asset management firm from 2004 to September 2005 and prior to his tenure at Sciens, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Andersen Worldwide, a global accounting and consulting firm. Mr. Berardino graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Accounting and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1975 (inactive).

Michael Clarke

Mr. Michael A. Clarke has been appointed as Independent Director of Quiksilver, Inc., effective April 23, 2013. Mr. Clarke served as chief executive officer of Premier Foods Plc., a branded food company in the United Kingdom from August 2011 until February 2013. Prior to joining Premier Foods, Mr. Clarke was President of Kraft Foods Europe from January 2009 until August 2011 and held several positions with The Coca-Cola Company from 1996 to 2008, including President-Northwest Europe from 2005 to 2008, President-South Pacific & Korea from 2000 to 2005 and Senior Vice President-Minute Maid International from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Clarke also has held a variety of positions with Reebok International Ltd. (1991 to 1996), served in senior financial roles with Acer Consulting (Far East) Ltd., consulting engineers, and as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. Mr. Clarke graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce. Mr. Clarke also serves on the board of directors of Wolseley Plc., a distributor of plumbing and heating products.

Elizabeth Dolan

Ms. Elizabeth Dolan is Independent Director of the Company. She currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of FOX International Channels (FIC), which includes global television channel brands such as FOX, National Geographic Channel and FOX Sports, where she oversees all brand development, consumer communications, new programming launches and trade marketing for more than 350 television channels in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Ms. Dolan joined FIC in January 2011. Prior to joining FIC, Ms. Dolan served as Chief Marketing Officer for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network from January 2009 to June 2010. From November 2003 until September 2008, Ms. Dolan was President of Mudbath Productions, which produced radio shows for the ABC Radio Networks. From September 1997 until November 2003, she operated a marketing consulting practice. Prior to that, from August 1988 to September 1997, Ms. Dolan held various positions with NIKE, Inc., including serving as Corporate Vice President and VP of Global Marketing. Ms. Dolan earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1979.

M. Steven Langman

Mr. M. Steven Langman is Independent Director of Quiksilver Inc. He co-founded Rhône, a private equity firm, in 1996 and since that time has served as Managing Director. Prior to 1996, Mr. Langman was Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, working in both London and New York. Mr. Langman joined Lazard in 1987. Before joining Lazard, he worked in the mergers and acquisition group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Langman currently serves on the boards of certain companies in which Rhône or its controlled funds hold interests, including Coty, Inc., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Langman received a B.A. with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Andrew Sweet

Mr. Andrew W. Sweet is Independent Director of Quiksilver Inc. He is a Managing Director of Rhône, a private equity firm, which he joined in 1996. Prior to joining Rhône, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. Sweet currently serves on the boards of certain companies in which Rhône or its controlled funds hold interests. He graduated from Colgate University in 1993.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert McKnight

6,096,600

Richard Shields

531,600

Pierre Agnes

1,172,500

Charles Exon

558,600

Andrew Mooney

10,458,600

Bernd Beetz

--

William Barnum

--

Joseph Berardino

--

Michael Clarke

--

Elizabeth Dolan

--

M. Steven Langman

--

Andrew Sweet

--
As Of 30 Oct 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Robert McKnight

2,858,000 19,638,640

Richard Shields

0 0

Pierre Agnes

40,000 216,490

Charles Exon

653,000 3,125,694

Andrew Mooney

0 0

Bernd Beetz

0 0

William Barnum

0 0

Joseph Berardino

0 0

Michael Clarke

0 0

Elizabeth Dolan

0 0

M. Steven Langman

0 0

Andrew Sweet

0 0
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