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DSW Inc (DSW.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jay Schottenstein

62 2009 Executive Chairman of the Board

Roger Rawlins

50 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Deborah Ferree

63 2006 Vice Chairman, Chief Merchandising Officer

Jared Poff

44 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michele Love

2017 Chief Operating Officer - Designer Shoe Warehouse, Executive Vice President

William Jordan

45 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Simon Nankervis

50 2016 Executive Vice President , Chief Commercial Officer

Joseph Schottenstein

37 2012 Director

Peter Cobb

59 2017 Independent Director

Elaine Eisenman

68 2008 Independent Director

Carolee Friedlander

75 2005 Independent Director

Joanna Lau

58 2008 Independent Director

Harvey Sonnenberg

75 2005 Independent Director

Allan Tanenbaum

70 2005 Independent Director

Joanne Zaiac

55 2016 Independent Director

Christina Cheng

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jay Schottenstein

Mr. Jay L. Schottenstein is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Schottenstein has served as our Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since March 2005. Mr. Schottenstein previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from March 2005 to April 2009. Mr. Schottenstein currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schottenstein Realty LLC. Mr. Schottenstein also currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. He has been Executive Chairman or Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schottenstein Stores Corporation (SSC) since March 1992. He also served in various capacities such as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, director and various executive capacities at SSC and Retail Ventures, Inc. since 1976. Mr. Schottenstein has been a director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) since 1992. Mr. Schottenstein also serves as the manager of Schottenstein RVI, LLC. Mr. Schottenstein has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons/Safeway) since 2006.

Roger Rawlins

Mr. Roger L. Rawlins is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Rawlins held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer since February 2015. From January 2014 to January 2015, he served as Executive Vice President, Omni Channel. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Rawlins served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of DSW.com. Mr. Rawlins joined DSW in 2006 as Vice President, Finance and Controller of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rawlins served as Chief Financial Officer of HER Real Living from April 2001 to April 2006. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Rawlins held several leadership roles within L. Brands Inc. (formerly known as Limited Brands), including Controller of Express, Inc. from 1998 to 2001. Prior to serving in that capacity, Mr. Rawlins was in the practice of public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Company. Mr. Rawlins is a certified public accountant.

Deborah Ferree

Ms. Deborah L. Ferree is Vice Chairman, Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company. Ms. Ferree joined us in November 1997. She served as our President and Chief Merchandising Officer from November 2004 until January 2006. From March 2002 until November 2004, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising beginning in September 2000, and Vice President of Merchandising beginning in October 1997. Prior to joining us, Ms. Ferrée worked in the retail industry for more than 30 years in various positions, including serving as Divisional Merchandising Manager of Shoes, Accessories and Intimate Apparel for Harris Department Store, women’s buyer for Ross Stores and Divisional Merchandise Manager of the May Company.

Jared Poff

Mr. Jared A. Poff is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He was our Senior Vice President, Finance, Treasurer, and Interim Chief Financial Officer. In January 2015, Mr. Poff joined us as Vice President of Finance, Business Development, and Treasurer. Prior to joining DSW, Mr. Poff served as Vice President, Treasurer at Big Lots, Inc. since February 2004.

Michele Love

Ms. Michele Love has been appointed as Designer Shoe Warehouse of the Company., effective May 1, 2017. Ms. Love joins DSW Inc. from Nordstrom, Inc., a leading fashion specialty retailer ("Nordstrom"), where she held the role of Vice President, Director of Rack Stores since 2012. From 2000 to 2012, Ms. Love served as Nordstrom's National Merchandise Director, Salon/Designer Shoes. Ms. Love served in several leadership capacities within store operations, merchandising, and customer service at Nordstrom over the last 32 years, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

William Jordan

Mr. William L. Jordan is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company. He was our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary. From March 2009 to January 2015, he was our Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer. From May 2008 to March 2009 he was our Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. In January 2006, Mr. Jordan joined us as our Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Mr. Jordan currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY). Prior to joining us he served as Corporate Counsel for Lancaster Colony Corporation since 2005, and was with the firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP in Columbus, Ohio, from 1997 to 2005 where he specialized in Corporate Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions law.

Simon Nankervis

Mr. Simon R. Nankervis is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Nankervis was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at American Eagle Outfitters from 2011 to 2015 and held various roles in executive management and the Company’s global development (including the U.S. Stores and operations business). Prior to American Eagle Outfitters, he was Managing Director at Busbrand Pty Ltd, an international brand management company from 2002 to 2011. From 1998 to 2002, he was Group General Manager at Palmer Corporation Ltd, based in Australia. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Wilmoth Field Warne Lawyers, a boutique commercial law firm in Melbourne, Australia.

Joseph Schottenstein

Mr. Joseph A. Schottenstein is Director of the Company. Mr. Schottenstein is a Director, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Leasing at Schottenstein Property Group (SPG) and Schottenstein Realty, LLC. Mr. Schottenstein has held various positions with the Schottenstein family of companies and currently holds a position on the board of directors and as an Executive Vice President in Schottenstein Stores Corporation. In addition, he holds a position on the board of directors of American Signature, Inc. Mr. Schottenstein assisted with special acquisitions for SPG from 2003 to 2006, served in the property management group of SPG from 2006 to 2008 and served as the Vice President of Leasing at SPG from 2008 through 2010. From June 2004 until joining SPG in 2006, Mr. Schottenstein served as the Co-Manager of Indigo Nation, LLC, a specialty denim retailer.

Peter Cobb

Mr. Peter Cobb serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cobb brings over 33 years of digital operations, marketing, business development, and merchandising experience. In 1998, he co-founded eBags, the largest online retailer of luggage, handbags, backpacks, and travel products. Prior to co-founding eBags, Mr. Cobb served as Director of Marketing at Samsonite for over 6 years. Before joining Samsonite, Mr. Cobb spent 6 years with Ben Hogan Golf, serving as Director of Marketing. Mr. Cobb currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, and has formerly served as Chairman of the Board of both Shop.org (a division of the National Retail Federation) and the Travel Goods Association. In 2003, Mr. Cobb also founded 6pm.com, a full-scale e-commerce platform selling footwear and accessories, which Zappos.com acquired in 2007.

Elaine Eisenman

Dr. Elaine J. Eisenman, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. she served as Dean, Executive and Enterprise Education at Babson College and previously served on the Board and as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Prior to that, Dr. Eisenman served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration of The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. since September 2003. Dr. Eisenman has also held senior executive positions at American Express, Enhance Financial Services Co. and private companies such as PDI International, a global consulting firm.

Carolee Friedlander

Ms. Carolee Lee Friedlander is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lee serves as a founder and CEO of AccessCircles, a by-invitation global community of women providing connectivity, knowledge and information in the areas of health and wellness, financial expertise and life balance. Ms. Lee has held that position since August 2004. From July 2001 to August 2004, Ms. Lee served as Senior Vice President of Retail Brand Alliance, Inc., and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolee Designs, Inc., a subsidiary of Retail Brand Alliance. Prior to that, Ms. Lee served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolee Designs, a fashion accessory company she founded in 1973 and sold to Retail Brand Alliance in July 2001.

Joanna Lau

Ms. Joanna T. Lau is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lau currently serves as CEO of Lau Technologies, an executive consulting and investment company focused on providing debt and equity financing and consulting to mid-range companies. Ms. Lau founded Lau Technologies in 1990 and has been responsible for managing all aspects of the company from financing growth to the quality of the performance of the products previously sold by the company. Ms. Lau held leadership positions with Digital Equipment Corporation and General Electric before founding Lau Technologies. From 2003 to 2016, Ms. Lau was a member of the Board of Directors of ITT Education Services (NYSE: ESI) and served on its Audit Committee. Ms. Lau also served as a director of TD Banknorth, Inc. until July 2007.

Harvey Sonnenberg

Mr. Harvey L. Sonnenberg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sonnenberg was a partner in the certified public accounting firm Weiser, LLP from 1994 to 2009 and currently serves as an advisor to that firm. Mr. Sonnenberg has been active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where he served as a member of Council, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he served as Vice President and as Chairman of numerous committees including the Retail Accounting Committee, and has long been involved in rendering audit, accounting, and consulting services to the retail, apparel, and consumer products industries. Mr. Sonnenberg is a certified public accountant and was the partner-in-charge of his firm’s Sarbanes-Oxley and Corporate Governance practice. Mr. Sonnenberg was a director of Retail Ventures from 2001 until May 2011.

Allan Tanenbaum

Mr. Allan J. Tanenbaum is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tanenbaum has been Of Counsel to Taylor English Duma, LLC, an Atlanta-based law firm, since September 2014 and General Counsel and Managing Partner of Equicorp Partners, LLC, an Atlanta-based private investment and advisory firm, since January 2006. From February 2001 to December 2005, Mr. Tanenbaum served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for AFC Enterprises, Inc., a franchisor and operator of quick-service restaurants. From June 1996 to February 2001, Mr. Tanenbaum was a shareholder in Cohen Pollock Merlin Axelrod & Tanenbaum, P.C., an Atlanta, Georgia law firm, where he represented corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions.

Joanne Zaiac

Ms. Joanne Zaiac is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Zaiac currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of DigitasLBi North America, a leading global digital advertising agency. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer at DigitasLBi North America, Ms. Zaiac served as President of DigitasLBi’ s New York region from 1999 to 2016. From 1985 to 1999, Ms. Zaiac was Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President at Wunderman Worldwide/Young & Rubicam.

Christina Cheng

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