People: Blue Nile Inc (NILE.O)
20 Dec 2013
Mr. Leslie Lane is Lead Independent Director of Blue Nile Inc. Mr. Lane has served as our lead independent director since February 2012. Mr. Lane has served as an operating partner at Altamont Capital Partners, a private equity company, since May 2011. He served as the vice president and managing director of the Nike Foundation at Nike, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories, from June 2010 to April 2011. From October 2006 to June 2010, he served as vice president and general manager of Global Running for Nike, Inc. From March 2004 to October 2006, he served as the director of Nike Global Footwear finance and strategic planning and, from March 2003 to March 2004, he served as the director of Nike subsidiaries. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Lane held various positions at Roll International Corporation, a private holding company, including serving as the chief operating officer of PomWonderful LLC, the chief financial officer of Paramount Citrus, and the vice president of strategy of Roll International Corporation. From 1990 to 1998, Lane was a consultant with Bain & Company, a management consulting firm. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a M.A. in Chemistry from Oxford University. Mr. Lane is a member of our compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Lane has a strong background in building a customer-centric brand. His experience provides the board of directors with valuable insights into strategic branding and marketing opportunities both domestically and internationally. Further, Mr. Lane's deep financial expertise and experience is valuable to the board of directors. Mr. Lane's tenure on the board of directors, his brand expertise, and his independence make him exceptionally qualified to serve as our lead independent director.
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