People: Kate Spade & Co (LIZ.F)
25 May 2017
Mr. Lawrence S. Benjamin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board and selected to be board chairman of Diversified Foodservice Supply, Inc., a restaurant equipment distributor. Since January 2012, Mr. Benjamin has served as a Senior Advisor for New Mountain Capital, a private equity firm, and, since February 2011, as a Managing Director of Capwell Partners LLC, a private equity firm. In September 2011, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of IRI, a market research company. In February 2012, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of Sun Products Corporation, a consumer products company, and served on that company's board until its dissolution in September 2016. In November 2012, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of ABB Optical Group, LLC, an optical distributor and manufacturer. In October 2016, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of Strategic Partners, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of medical apparel. From 2006 until his retirement in February 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Ahold USA, a subsidiary of Koninklijke Ahold NV, an international food retailing group based in the Netherlands. Mr. Benjamin was Ahold's highest ranking executive in the U.S., responsible for the Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle superstores and supermarkets, as well as all operations in the country. In 2009, he was also appointed global Executive Vice President and appointed to Ahold's global Corporate Executive Board. Mr. Benjamin joined Ahold in October of 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Foodservice. Prior to joining Ahold, Mr. Benjamin worked with several private equity firms, where he held several operating positions, including serving as Chief Executive Officer at NutraSweet Company, Specialty Foods Corporation and Stella Foods. Previously, he held management-level positions in the retail and ingredient divisions of Kraft Foods.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||83,005|
|Restricted Stock Awards, USD||99,995|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||1,977|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||184,977|