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GameStop Corp (GME.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel DeMatteo

70 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

George Sherman

2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Bell

51 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Frank Hamlin

50 2019 Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

Chris Homeister

50 2019 Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer

Troy Crawford

50 2010 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Daniel Kaufman

58 2019 Chief Transformation Officer

Lawrence Zilavy

67 2015 Lead Independent Director

Jerome Davis

63 2005 Independent Director

Lizabeth Dunn

45 2019 Independent Director

Raul Fernandez

52 2019 Independent Director

Thomas Kelly

71 2012 Independent Director

Steven Koonin

60 2007 Independent Director

Gerald Szczepanski

69 2002 Independent Director

Carrie Teffner

52 2018 Independent Director

Kathy Vrabeck

55 2012 Independent Director

Mike Loftus

2018 Vice President, Global Controller and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel DeMatteo

Mr. Daniel A. DeMatteo is a Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from August 2008 to June 2010. He served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from March 2005 to August 2008. Prior to March 2005, Mr. DeMatteo served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company or our predecessor companies since November 1996.

George Sherman

Mr. George Sherman is appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective April 15, 2019. In addition to being chief executive officer at Victra, Mr. Sherman also served as president and interim chief executive officer for Advance Auto Parts where he was responsible for more than 4,000 stores, merchandising, marketing, information technology, supply chain and commercial sales. As president of Best Buy Services, he led consumer services, small- and medium-business capabilities, channel partnerships and Best Buy for Business. Prior to Best Buy, Sherman ran the operations and home services divisions of Home Depot and spent 14 years with the Target Corporation in various leadership positions. Sherman received his Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University and served as an Air Force officer for nearly seven years. He is an active community volunteer with veteran’s causes.

James Bell

Mr. James A. Bell is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Between October 2016 and March 2019, Mr. Bell served as chief financial officer of Wok Holdings, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona that owned and operated over 500 P.F. Chang’s, Pei Wei and True Food Kitchen restaurants worldwide. Between October 2014 and April 2016, Mr. Bell served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Red Lion Hotels Corporation, a NYSE-listed hospitality and leisure company. Mr. Bell joined Red Lion from Coldwater Creek, Inc., formerly a multi-channel specialty retailer of women's apparel, jewelry and accessories headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, where he served as interim chief executive officer in March 2014, and where he also served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer from January 2012 to June 2014, senior vice president and chief financial officer from March 2010 to January 2012 and vice president of finance from September 2009 to March 2010. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Bell held various executive finance positions within the retail industry and served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy between 1989 and 1998.

Frank Hamlin

Mr. Frank M. Hamlin is Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of the Company. Frank has more than 25 years of experience in retail marketing, strategy, customer loyalty and e-commerce, and previously served as GameStop's Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to GameStop, he served as CMO of Tailored Brands, the parent company of Men's Wearhouse, JoS. A. Bank and Joseph Abboud and held various marketing and operations leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Guitar Center; E-Miles LLC; H.E. Butt Grocery; and Brierley & Partners. In this newly created role, Frank will have responsibility for defining and driving the company's overall customer-centric initiatives as it relates to marketing, customer loyalty, the omnichannel business, strategy and innovation.

Chris Homeister

Mr. Chris R. Homeister is appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company, effective June 10, 2019. Chris most recently served as President, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of The Tile Shop, a publicly traded specialty retailer, where he grew the company in terms of product assortment, online and mobile capabilities, store count, employees, revenue and EBITDA. Earlier in his career, he held a number of senior roles at Best Buy, including SVP, Digital Merchandising & Strategic Planning and General Manager and SVP, Entertainment Business Group, where he oversaw the product categories including video games, movies, music, and eReaders and launched Best Buy's video game trade-in business. In the newly created CMO role at GameStop, Chris will be responsible for the company's overall merchandise operations and strategy and all product and merchandising functions across all channels, including buying, planning, supply chain and logistics, and inventory allocation efforts.

Troy Crawford

Mr. Troy W. Crawford is a Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He joined GameStop in 2006 as Vice President-Controller. From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Crawford held various financial management positions including Controller at CompUSA, a consumer electronics retailer. Prior to 1993 he held various finance and accounting positions with Cinemark USA, Inc., a motion picture exhibition company. Mr. Crawford is a CPA.

Daniel Kaufman

Mr. Daniel J. Kaufman is Chief Transformation Officer of the Company. He previously served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since 2016, and as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2005. Before joining GameStop, Mr. Kaufman was employed by Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. from January 2002, where he was serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at the time of its acquisition by GameStop. In addition to his responsibilities at GameStop, Mr. Kaufman serves on the Board of Directors of Five Below, Inc., a discount retailer, and of the National Liberty Museum, a non-profit organization. Mr. Kaufman previously served as a director of the Entertainment Merchants Association, a trade organization.

Lawrence Zilavy

Mr. Lawrence S. Zilavy is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is a director and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as well as our lead independent director. He has served as a director since October 2005. Since October 2009, Mr. Zilavy has been employed by a private family investment office. Mr. Zilavy was a Senior Vice President of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc., a college book retailer, from May 2006 to September 2009. He was Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning for Barnes & Noble, Inc., a bookseller and retailer of content, digital media and education products (“Barnes & Noble”), from May 2003 until November 2004 and was Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble from June 2002 through April 2003. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, Mr. Zilavy had a 25-year career in banking. Mr. Zilavy serves on the Board of Directors of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a natural and organic food and personal care products company, where he is chairperson of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Zilavy also served as a director of Barnes & Noble from 2006 to 2010.

Jerome Davis

Mr. Jerome L. Davis is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Davis has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in Washington, D.C., which manages and operates Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International Airports, since September 2014. He previously served as Corporate Vice President of Food and Retail for Waste Management, Inc., the leading provider of integrated environmental solutions in North America, from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Davis was Global Vice President, Service Excellence for Electronic Data Systems, a business and technology services company, from 2003 to 2005. From 2001 to 2003 at Electronic Data Systems he served as Chief Client Executive Officer and President, Americas for Business Process Management. From 1991 to 2001 he served as President of the Commercial Solutions Division of Maytag Corporation, and as Senior Vice President of Sales for Maytag’s Appliances Division, from 1998 to 1999. He also served in executive positions at Frito Lay and senior positions at Procter & Gamble.

Lizabeth Dunn

Ms. Lizabeth Dunn is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dunn is the Founder and CEO of Pro4ma Inc, an information technology services consulting firm that provides cloud-based data forecasting and predictive analytics tools to retailers. She also is the Founder and CEO of Talmage Advisers, a retail and branded consumer products consulting firm that provides a full range of services across brand strategy, pricing analysis, financial benchmarking and transactional due diligence. Prior to founding these firms, Ms. Dunn served in various consulting and financial analyst roles for leading financial firms and retail organizations, including Macquarie Group, FBR, Thomas Weisel, Prudential Equity Group, Bear Sterns, Gap Inc. and Liz Claiborne. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Spelman College.

Raul Fernandez

Mr. Raul J. Fernandez is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fernandez serves as Vice Chairman and Owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a private partnership that co-owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, Team Liquid eSports and Wizards District Gaming NBA 2K, as well as co-owns and operates Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. He also serves as Special Advisor and Limited Partner to General Atlantic Partners, a growth equity firm. Mr. Fernandez previously served in several leadership roles at various technology companies, including as Chairman and CEO for ObjectVideo, a leading developer of intelligent video surveillance software. Mr. Fernandez served as a director for Kate Spade & Co. from 2000 through 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland.

Thomas Kelly

Mr. Thomas N. Kelly, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director since July 2012. Mr. Kelly served as Executive Vice President, Transition Integration of Sprint Nextel Corp., a global communications company ("Sprint Nextel"), from December 2005 until April 2006. He served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Sprint Nextel from August 2005 until December 2005. He served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Nextel Communications, Inc., a global communications company (“Nextel”), which became Sprint Nextel, from February 2003 until August 2005, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Nextel from 1996 until February 2003. Mr. Kelly currently serves on the Board of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (“Scotts Miracle-Gro") where he has served as Lead Independent Director and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Innovation and Technology Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Organization Committee.

Steven Koonin

Mr. Steven R. Koonin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Koonin is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Koonin is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks, a professional basketball team, a position he has held since April of 2014. He formerly served as the President of Turner Entertainment Networks, a media conglomerate, which includes Turner Network Television ("TNT"), Turner Broadcasting System ("TBS"), truTV and Turner Classic Movies ("Turner"). Mr. Koonin joined TBS in 2000 and was promoted to President of Turner in 2006. Mr. Koonin was responsible for the rebranding of TNT and TBS and for the development of some of the most successful programming in cable television history. He also led the rebrand of Court TV as truTV. Prior to joining Turner, Mr. Koonin spent 14 years with The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company (“Coca-Cola”), including serving as Vice President of Consumer Marketing. In addition to leading the Atlanta Hawks organization, Mr. Koonin is extremely active in the Atlanta community and serves on the boards of directors of the Georgia Aquarium, the Fox Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Emory Healthcare.

Gerald Szczepanski

Mr. Gerald R. Szczepanski is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Szczepanski is Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Szczepanski is currently retired. Mr. Szczepanski was the co-founder, and, from 1994 to 2005, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gadzooks, Inc., a publicly-traded specialty retailer of casual clothing and accessories for teenagers. Mr. Szczepanski served on the board of directors of Rush Enterprises, Inc. a publicly-traded full-service, integrated retailer of commercial vehicles and related services.

Carrie Teffner

Ms. Carrie W. Teffner is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Teffner brings with her 30 years of financial leadership and experience in the consumer products and retail industries. Ms. Teffner has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Crocs, Inc ("Crocs") since 2015. Before assuming her executive positions at Crocs, she served on the Crocs board of directors, which she joined in June 2015. Prior to joining Crocs, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at PetSmart, Inc. and, before that, at Weber-Stephen Products. Prior to those roles, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Timberland Company and spent 21 years in various leadership positions at Sara Lee Corporation. Ms. Teffner holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Vermont.

Kathy Vrabeck

Ms. Kathy P. Vrabeck is Independent Director of the Company. She has served as a director since June 2012. She is a Senior Client Partner in the Los Angeles office of Korn Ferry International, a global talent and organizational advisory firm, where she is a member of Korn Ferry's Digital Practice, working closely with consumer and technology clients. Prior to joining Korn Ferry in October 2015, she was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., an executive search firm ("Heidrick & Struggles"), where she served as both Global Sector Leader of their Media, Entertainment and Digital practice and partner-in-charge of the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in July 2011, Ms. Vrabeck was with Legendary Entertainment, a media company, from March 2009 to March 2011 where she served as President, Legendary Digital and was responsible for the creation, management and delivery of digital entertainment, with a focus on video games, across current and next-generation platforms. From May 2007 to November 2008, Ms. Vrabeck was with Electronic Arts, Inc., a developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games ("EA"), where she served as President, EA Casual Entertainment and led EA's efforts in the fastest growing segments of the video game market: mobile, online, social networking and global media sales. Prior to joining EA, Ms. Vrabeck was with Activision, Inc., a video game publisher ("Activision"), from August 1999 to April 2006 where she served as President, Activision Publishing, overseeing Activision's product development and global brand management and publishing operations. Earlier in her career, Ms. Vrabeck held various marketing, sales and finance positions with ConAgra, The Pillsbury Company, Quaker Oats and Eli Lilly and Company. Ms. Vrabeck currently serves on the DePauw University Board of Trustees.

Mike Loftus