People: Kid Brands Inc (KID)
23 May 2013
Mr. Raphael Benaroya is Executive Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Kid Brands Inc. Mr. Benaroya was appointed by the Board as of September 12, 2011 to serve as interim Executive Chairman, acting as the chief executive of the Company during the pendency of the Board’s search for a new chief executive officer. He currently also serves as the Chairman of the Board and is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee, and has been a member of the Board since 1993. Since 2008, Mr. Benaroya has been Managing Director of Biltmore Capital, a privately-held financial company which invests in secured debt. Prior thereto, Mr. Benaroya was Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Retail Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, which operated a chain of retail specialty stores, from 1989 until its sale in October 2007, and continued as President and Chief Executive Officer thereafter until March 2008. Mr. Benaroya currently serves on the board of directors of Aveta Health Care, a privately-held healthcare management company. From April through October 2009, Mr. Benaroya had been retained by the Company to perform an expanded role as Chairman of the Board. From April 2008 until March 2010, Mr. Benaroya had been an advisor for D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., an affiliate and investment advisor of D. E. Shaw Laminar Portfolios, L.L.C. (“Laminar”), a private investment fund and former 20% stockholder of the Company, relating to certain of Laminar’s portfolio companies.
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