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At Home Group Inc (HOME.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lewis Bird

53 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Knudson

44 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Peter Corsa

49 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Ashley Sheetz

43 2017 Chief Marketing Officer

Mary Broussard

58 2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Alissa Ahlman

46 2015 Chief Merchandising Officer

Norman McLeod

55 2013 Chief Development Officer

Larry Stone

66 2018 Lead Independent Director

Martin Eltrich

45 2017 Director

Steve Barbarick

51 2018 Independent Director

Wendy Beck

54 2014 Independent Director

Paula Bennett

68 2018 Independent Director

Elisabeth Charles

54 2016 Independent Director

Joanne Crevoiserat

55 2019 Independent Director

Philip Francis

71 2015 Independent Director

Allen Questrom

78 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lewis Bird

Mr. Lewis L. Bird III, is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Before joining the Company, Mr. Bird held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as Managing Director of The Gores Group from 2011 to 2012, a global private equity firm that specializes in acquiring and partnering with mature and growing businesses. Prior to this, Mr. Bird served as President of Nike Affiliates for Nike Inc. from 2006 to 2009, Chief Operating Officer of Gap from 2003 to 2006 and Chief Financial Officer of Old Navy from 2001 to 2003. In addition, he was Vice President of Finance & Operations for Gateway, Inc. from 1999 to 2001; Senior Director of Corporate Finance for AlliedSignal, Inc. from 1998 to 1999, and Director of Finance & Business Management at AlliedSignal Engines from 1996 to 1998. He has also held various senior financial and strategic positions for Ford Motor Company, and served as Assistant Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer for BayBanks, Inc. Mr. Bird received his MBA from Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. Mr. Bird was selected to our Board because of the perspective, experience, and operational expertise in our business that he has developed as our Chief Executive Officer.

Jeffrey Knudson

Mr. Jeffrey R. Knudson is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company effective January 25, 2019. Mr. Knudson most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Retail Controller for CVS Health Corporation from January 2012 to September 2018. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting at CVS Caremark from July 2008 to December 2011, Director, Treasury/Mergers and Acquisitions at Limited Brands, Inc. from October 2006 to June 2008, and held various positions, including Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, at Express Scripts, Inc. from March 2001 to September 2006. Mr. Knudson began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and holds a B.S.B.A. in Accountancy from the University of San Diego.

Peter Corsa

Mr. Peter S. G. Corsa is a Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In this role, Mr. Corsa oversees store operations, loss prevention, distribution and logistics in addition to inventory planning and allocation. He joined the Company as Chief Stores Officer in March 2013 and was promoted to his current position in December 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Corsa served as Vice President of KSL Resorts from 2011 to 2013, which operates luxury resorts throughout the United States. Before this, he served as Executive Vice President of Retail for Stuart Weitzman from 2006 to 2011. In addition, he served as Senior Director of Store Operations for Gap from 2004 to 2006, Senior Director of Loss Prevention for Old Navy from 2002 to 2003, and Director of Store Operations for Old Navy from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Corsa received his MBA from St. Mary's College of California and his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ashley Sheetz

Ms. Ashley F. Sheetz is a Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Sheetz served as Chief Marketing Officer, Group Vice President at Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. from March 2014 to January 2017. Prior to joining Sally Beauty in 2014, Ms. Sheetz held various marketing leadership positions from 2008 through 2014 with GameStop, most recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President. In this role, she focused on long-term growth, introducing new businesses and store concepts. Prior to GameStop, Ms. Sheetz held leadership roles with various advertising agencies working on national brand accounts. Ms. Sheetz was with DDB Dallas/Tracy Locke from 2000 to 2008, TM Advertising from 1997 to 2000 and Publicis Dallas from 1996 to 1997. Ms. Sheetz received her bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and a Graduate Finance Certificate from the SMU Cox School of Business.

Mary Broussard

Ms. Mary Jane Broussard is a General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to that role, she served as our Vice President, Legal Counsel since June 2013. Prior to joining us, Ms. Broussard was a partner with Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. (a regional law firm based in Dallas, TX) from 1993 to 2013, and an associate with the same firm from 1987 to 1993. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Broussard was a Certified Public Accountant with a national accounting firm from 1982 to 1984. Ms. Broussard received both her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Alissa Ahlman

Ms. Alissa M. Ahlman is a Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company. Ms. Ahlman joined the Company in March 2008 as Director of Merchandise Planning; she was promoted to Divisional Merchandising Manager in April 2009; then to Vice President and Divisional Merchandising Manager in April 2010; and then to Vice President and Co- General Merchandising Manager in June 2013 before assuming her current role. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Ahlman was with 99¢ Only Stores from 2005 to 2008, most recently serving as Vice President of Planning & Allocation, but held the positions of Divisional Merchandise Manager, Director of Re-orderables, Consumer Insights & Category Management, as well as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to this, Ms. Ahlman served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Factory 2-U Stores from 2000 to 2004. Ms. Ahlman received her bachelor’s degree in Finance from San Diego State University.

Norman McLeod

Mr. Norman E. McLeod is a Chief Development Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McLeod most recently served as Vice President of Development and Real Estate for FedEx Office, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, from 2004 to 2013. In this role he was responsible for 1,900 U.S. and international stores, including lease administration, renewals, remodels, relocations, and repair/maintenance. Prior to this, Mr. McLeod was with YUM! Brands, Inc. from 1992 to 2004, most recently serving as Director of Development. In addition to this role, he also served as National Director of Construction, Franchise Development Director, Market Planning, Director of Special Projects and Equipment, and Development Manager. Prior to these roles, Mr. McLeod served as Director of Construction for Turnkey Construction Company from 1991 to 1992, and as a Staff Engineer and Project Manager for Mobil Oil Corporation from 1986 to 1991. Mr. McLeod received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Larry Stone

Mr. Larry D. Stone is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stone has served as a member of our Board since December 2014. Mr. Stone served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lowe's Companies Inc. from December 2006 until his retirement in June 2011, and before that as Senior Executive Vice President, Merchandising/Marketing of Lowe's Companies, Inc. since 2005. Mr. Stone served as Senior Executive Vice President, Store Operations for Lowe's Companies from 2003 to 2005, and as Executive Vice President, Store Operations from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Stone has served on the Board for Novant Health System, Inc., a not-for-profit integrated system of healthcare, since 2011 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Stone has also served on the Board of Directors for Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. since 2007 and he is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Stone is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development. Mr. Stone was selected to our Board because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in strategic planning and leadership of other major corporations.

Martin Eltrich

Mr. Martin C. Eltrich, III, is a Director of the Company. Mr. Eltrich is a Partner with AEA, which he joined in June 2001, and leads the consumer/retail investment practice. He currently serves on the board of directors of At Home, 1-800 Contacts, Brand Networks, Melissa & Doug, Traeger Grills, ThreeSixty and 24 Hr Fitness. Prior to AEA’s exit from the investment, Mr. Eltrich also sat on the boards of Acosta, Inc., Burt’s Bees, Inc., Cogent HMG, Henry Company, Intermedia Advertising Group, Shoes for Crews and Tampico Beverages. Before joining AEA, Mr. Eltrich was an investment banker covering the consumer products industry at Greenhill & Co. in New York, joining that firm at its inception in 1996. Prior to Greenhill & Co., Mr. Eltrich was an investment banker in the Consumer Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Eltrich received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Eltrich was selected to our Board because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in corporate finance, strategic planning, and investments.

Steve Barbarick

Mr. Steve K. Barbarick is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barbarick has been President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Tractor Supply Company since May 2016. Prior to his promotion to President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Tractor Supply Company, Mr. Barbarick served as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer from March 2015 to May 2016; Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing from September 2012 to March 2015; Senior Vice President, Merchandising from February 2011 to September 2012; Vice President, Merchandising from June 2009 to February 2011; and Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager from 2003 to June 2009. Mr. Barbarick served on the Board of Trustees of National 4-H Council from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Barbarick received a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mr. Barbarick was appointed to our Board because he brings expertise in branding, marketing, e-commerce, customer engagement and inventory and supply chain management in the retail industry

Wendy Beck

Ms. Wendy A. Beck is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Beck also joined the board of Bloomin' Brands in February 2018 as a director as well as on the compensation committee. Ms. Beck served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. from September 2010 through March 2018, and will remain a consultant to the company through December 2019. Previously, Ms. Beck served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Domino's Pizza, Inc. from May 2008 to September 2010. Prior to that she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Whataburger Restaurants, LP from May 2004 through April 2008 and served as their Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from August 2001 through April 2004. Ms. Beck was also employed at Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. from 1993 through July 2001, serving as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2000 through July 2001. Ms. Beck previously sat on the board of directors and audit committee for Spartan Stores, Inc. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Beck was selected to our Board because she possesses particular knowledge and experience in accounting, finance, strategic planning, and leadership of other major corporations.

Paula Bennett

Ms. Paula Bennett is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bennett served as President from January 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer of J.Jill, Inc. from July 2009 until her retirement in April 2018. Ms. Bennett also served as a member of the J.Jill board of directors from February 2017 to April 2018 and, prior to that, served on the board of directors of former J.Jill parent companies since July 2009. Prior to joining J.Jill, Ms. Bennett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of a number of portfolio companies of Orchard Brands Corporation from October 2006 to January 2008. From 2000 through 2005, Ms. Bennett was Chief Operating Officer of Eileen Fisher, Inc. and prior to that was Vice President, Retail from 1997 to 2000. From 1995 to 1996, she was Vice President of Retail Sales for Calvin Klein Collection at Calvin Klein Inc. From 1987 through 1995, Ms. Bennett held significant leadership positions at Tiffany & Co., including Vice President of Jewelry Sales, Vice President of Customer Service, Vice President and General Manager of the Fifth Avenue Flagship store, Vice President of Retail Administration and Vice President of the Trade Division. Ms. Bennett received her Bachelor of Science in Business (formerly Administrative Science) with a major in Marketing from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Ms. Bennett was appointed to our Board because of her expertise in merchandising, buying, marketing and brand building across both retail and direct marketing channels.

Elisabeth Charles

Ms. Elisabeth B. Charles is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Charles has been Chief Marketing Officer for Rodan + Fields since November 2017. Prior to this time she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Old Navy Outlet from November 2016 to August 2017. She also served as Old Navy’s Interim Chief Marketing Officer from May to October 2016. Prior to joining Old Navy, Ms. Charles was Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing and Customer Engagement of Athleta from March 2015 through May 2016. From February 2009 through August 2014, Ms. Charles was Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Committee Member of Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President of Marketing of Victoria Secret Stores from February 2005 through October 2008 and served as its Vice President of Marketing from July 2004 through January 2005. Prior to 2005, Ms. Charles held a variety of marketing positions with Herbalife International of America, Inc., Ideaforest.com and Tricon Restaurants International. Ms. Charles is currently a member of the advisory board of Origami Logic, which she joined in 2015. Ms. Charles received her MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and her Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Charles was selected to our board of directors because she brings particular knowledge and experience in operating and leading retail companies.

Joanne Crevoiserat

Ms. Joanne C. Crevoiserat is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Crevoiserat has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (“A&F”) since February 2017 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of A&F from May 2014 to October 2017. In addition, Ms. Crevoiserat served as Interim Principal Executive Officer of A&F from June 2016 to February 2017 and was a member of the Office of the Chairman of A&F from October 2015 to February 2017. Prior to joining A&F, Ms. Crevoiserat served in a number of senior management roles at Kohl’s Inc.. From June 2012 to April 2014, Ms. Crevoiserat was the Executive Vice President of Finance of Kohl’s and from November 2008 to June 2012, she served as the Executive Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Allocation of Kohl’s. Prior to her time with Kohl’s, Ms. Crevoiserat held senior finance positions with Wal-Mart Stores and May Department Stores, including Chief Financial Officer of the Filene’s, Foley’s and Famous-Barr brands. Ms. Crevoiserat graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Connecticut. Ms. Crevoiserat was appointed to our Board because of her professional experience, including her financial expertise and operations experience across multiple retail brands.

Philip Francis

Mr. Philip L. Francis is an Independent Director of the Company. He most recently served as Chairman of PetSmart, Inc. from 2009 to 2012 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Francis currently serves on the board of Supervalu, Inc. He also served on the boards of PetSmart, Inc. from 1989 to 2013, Cardinal Health, Inc. from 2006 to 2009, and CareFusion Inc. from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Francis received his M.B.A. from Indiana University in Marketing and Management and his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Francis was selected to our Board because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in strategic planning and leadership of other major corporations.

Allen Questrom

Mr. Allen I. Questrom is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Questrom was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus, Inc. from 1988 to 1990. He was Chairman and CEO of Federated Department Stores, Inc. (now Macy’s) from February 1990 to May 1997. He served on the board of Barneys New York, Inc. beginning in January 1999 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 1999 until September 2000 and as Chairman of the Board from May 1999 until January 2001. From 2000 through December 2004, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Mr. Questrom is a Trustee of Boston University. He has been a Senior Advisor for Lee Equity Partners since 2006 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Glazer’s Family of Companies, Tailored Brands, Inc. and InterlLuxe, and on the Board of Advisors of the Robin Report, providing insight into consumer product industries. Until June 2014, Mr. Questrom was a member of the board of directors of Sotheby’s; until 2013, a member of the board of directors of Foot Locker, Inc. Mr. Questrom graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing. Mr. Questrom was selected to our Board because he brings particular knowledge and experience in operating and leading retail companies.