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Potbelly Corp (PBPB.OQ)

PBPB.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Bassi

68 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Alan Johnson

58 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Coyne

54

Matthew Revord

54 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Maryann Byrdak

45 2018 Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Anne Ewing

53 2013 Senior Vice President - Development

Sherry Ostrowski

48 2016 Senior Vice President - Brand and Sales Development

Nancy Turk

53 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer and Corporate Communications

Julie Younglove-Webb

47 2015 Senior Vice President - Operations

Joseph Boehm

31 2017 Independent Director

Ann-Marie Campbell

52 2014 Independent Director

Susan Chapman-Hughes

49 2014 Independent Director

Daniel Ginsberg

65 2014 Independent Director

Marla Gottschalk

57 2009 Independent Director

Harvey Kanter

56 2016 Independent Director

Benjamin Rosenzweig

32 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Bassi

Mr. Peter A. Bassi is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Bassi has served as a member of the Board of Directors since January 2009, was its Lead Director prior to being appointed Chairman of the Board, and serves as the chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Bassi retired in 2005 as Chairman of Yum! Restaurants International (“YRI”), the international division of Yum! Brands, Inc., where he served as President beginning in July 1997 and was in charge of YRI’s Asian business prior to that. Yum! was created in 1997 in a spin-off from PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. Bassi joined PepsiCo in 1972 and served in various assignments at Pepsi Cola International, Pizza Hut (U.S. and International), Frito Lay and Taco Bell. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Bassi served on the board of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack; from 2008 to 2010, he served on the board of El Pollo Loco, Inc.; and from 2013 to 2015, he served on the board of AmRest Holdings SE. Mr. Bassi currently serves on the board of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.; Mekong Capital, a Vietnam private equity firm; and Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Alan Johnson

Mr. Alan Johnson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. During his more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Johnson has led retail and restaurant organizations through successful turnarounds and through periods of exceptional growth. Most recently, Mr. Johnson provided strategic and executional consulting services to organizations in transition. Prior to that, for more than six years Mr. Johnson served as Chief Executive Officer of BevMo!, a specialty retailer of alcoholic beverages and related products. Mr. Johnson has extensive experience in retail and restaurant operations, real estate site development, marketing, and finance. Mr. Johnson served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for PepsiCo's Eastern Europe restaurant division and as International Strategic Planning Director for Pizza Hut International. Mr. Johnson was also the Chief Operating Officer of Regal Theaters (formerly known as Hoyts Cinemas) and Senior Vice President and General Manager for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. . Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.

Michael Coyne

Mr. Michael Coyne is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company effective September 21, 2018. He joined the Company in May 2015 as the CFO. Mr. Coyne was previously employed at CNA Financial Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President, Small Business from 2009 through 2015, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CNA’s Property & Casualty Operations from 2005 through 2009. Prior to joining CNA, Mr. Coyne held various senior positions at Sears Holding Corporation, culminating as Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Coyne holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. from the University of Illinois.

Matthew Revord

Mr. Matthew Revord is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Potbelly Corporation. Mr. Revord joined Potbelly in January 2007 as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From January 2002 to January 2007, Mr. Revord served as Deputy General Counsel of Brunswick Corporation and General Counsel of Brunswick New Technologies.

Maryann Byrdak

Ms. Maryann Byrdak is the Senior Vice President, Information Technology of the company, since March 2018. Ms. Byrdak joined Potbelly in August 2015 as Vice President of Information Technology. Prior to joining Potbelly, from June 2006 through July 2015, Ms. Byrdak held various positions at Office Depot, Inc. (previously OfficeMax Incorporated), an office supply retailing company, culminating with Senior Director, IT.

Anne Ewing

Ms. Anne Ewing is Senior Vice President - Development of Potbelly Corporation. Ms. Ewing joined Potbelly in March 2007 and has held various leadership positions in Operations and Marketing. In November 2012, Ms. Ewing was promoted to VP, Development. Prior to joining Potbelly, Ms. Ewing spent 13 years with Starbucks in various leadership positions including Vice President of Operations for the Northeast and Vice President of New Store Development for the Midwest.

Sherry Ostrowski

Ms. Sherry Ostrowski is Senior Vice President - Brand and Sales Development of the Company. Ms. Ostrowski joined Potbelly in November 2012 as Vice President of Marketing. She is responsible for all marketing activities, including brand marketing, menu innovation, calendar development, digital & social media and consumer insights. Prior to joining Potbelly, Ms. Ostrowski was at Taco Bell from 2000 through 2012, where she held various roles culminating with her position as Sr. Director, Marketing (Brand Execution, Field Marketing & Non-Traditional Channels). She worked on the advertising agency-side of the business prior to 2000.

Nancy Turk

Ms. Nancy Turk is Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer and Corporate Communications of Potbelly Corporation. Ms. Turk joined Potbelly in July 2008 as our Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporation Communications. From 2005 to July 2008, Ms. Turk served as the Divisional Vice President of Corporate Communications at Sears Holdings, and held various human resources leadership roles at Sears Holdings since 1993, where she was involved in divestitures, mergers and acquisitions with Sears Credit, Lands’ End and KMart.

Julie Younglove-Webb

Ms. Julie Younglove-Webb is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. Ms. Younglove-Webb joined Potbelly in 2008, first learning operations as a General Manager, then serving as a District Manager before assuming various operations roles before being promoted to Central Zone Vice President. Prior to joining Potbelly, Ms. Younglove-Webb was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sears Essentials at Sears Holding Corporation, a role she assumed in 2005 after Sears’ acquisition of KMart Holding Corporation. Prior to that acquisition, Ms. Younglove-Webb held various roles of increasing responsibility beginning when she joined KMart in 1999 as Manager, Information Technology and culminating with her role as Vice President, Marketing.

Joseph Boehm

Mr. Joseph Boehm is Independent Director of the company. He was also appointed to the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Strategic Review Committee. Mr. Boehm is currently the Director, Alternatives Portfolio Manager of Ancora Advisors LLC.

Ann-Marie Campbell

Ms. Ann-Marie Campbell is Director of the Company. Ms. Campbell has been Executive Vice President – U.S. Stores for The Home Depot since February 2016. Ms. Campbell has worked for The Home Depot since 1985, progressing from associate, to district manager to vice president, prior to assuming her current position. From 2015 to 2016, Ms. Campbell served on the board of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Ms. Campbell serves on the board of Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business and of Catalyst, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business. Our Board of Directors believes Ms. Campbell’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include her extensive experience in merchandising, sales and marketing.

Susan Chapman-Hughes

Ms. Susan Chapman-Hughes is Director of Potbelly Corporation. Since December 2014, Ms. Chapman-Hughes has been Senior Vice President, US Large Market, Global Corporate Payments for American Express Company. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Chapman-Hughes was Senior Vice President, US Account Development, Global Corporate Payments for American Express from November 2013 through December 2014; and she was the Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate & Workplace Enablement for American Express from July 2010 through November 2013. Before joining American Express Company, Ms. Chapman-Hughes was the Global CAO/Global Head of Operations and Strategy, Citi Realty Services for Citigroup, Inc. Ms. Chapman-Hughes serves on the board of trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the board of directors of A Better Chance, each of which is a national nonprofit organization. Our Board of Directors believes Ms. Chapman-Hughes’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include her real estate knowledge and her general management, innovation, financial and digital experience.

Daniel Ginsberg

Mr. Daniel Ginsberg is an Independent Director of Potbelly Corporation. Mr. Ginsberg was Chief Executive Officer of Dermalogica, a U.S.-based skincare brand, from January 2011 through August 2014 and has a comprehensive background in branding strategy, marketing, and advertising. Mr. Ginsberg’s previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of Red Bull, NA until 2007. Before his Red Bull service, Mr. Ginsberg had been an advertising and marketing executive who held executive positions at agencies such as NW Ayer and Cunningham & Walsh, and Chief Marketing Officer at Hardee’s. Our Board of Directors believes Mr. Ginsberg’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board includes his extensive executive officer experience as well as his marketing and branding expertise.

Marla Gottschalk

Ms. Marla C. Gottschalk is an Independent Director of Potbelly Corporation. Ms. Gottschalk was Chief Executive Officer of The Pampered Chef Ltd., a marketer of kitchen tools, food products and cookbooks for preparing food in the home, from May 2006 until December 2013 and its President and Chief Operating Officer from December 2003 until May 2006. Ms. Gottschalk joined Pampered Chef from Kraft Foods, Inc., where she worked for 14 years in various management positions, including Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Investor Relations for Kraft, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Post Cereal Division and Vice President of Marketing and Strategy of Kraft Cheese Division. Ms. Gottschalk is currently a member of the board of trustees of Underwriters Laboratories, a world leader in safety testing and certification, a strategic board advisor for Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., and sits on the board of directors for Big Lots, Inc. She has previously served as a director of GATX Corp. and as a director of Visteon Corp. Our Board of Directors believes Ms. Gottschalk’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include her extensive experience with global companies, her expertise in the food industry and her years of experience in operations and strategic management.

Harvey Kanter

Mr. Harvey S. Kanter is an Independent Director of the Company. Since January 2014, Mr. Kanter has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Blue Nile, Inc., an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. Mr. Kanter joined Blue Nile in March 2012 as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Prior to joining Blue Nile, from January 2009 through March 2012, Mr. Kanter was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Moosejaw Mountaineering and Backcountry Travel, Inc., a premium outdoor apparel and gear retailer. Mr. Kanter serves on the board of directors for Blue Nile, Inc. (and certain of its subsidiaries), for the non-profit organization Jewelers for Children, as a brand ambassador for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Institute, and as an advisory board member to the Seattle University Executive MBA Program. Our Board of Directors believes Mr. Kanter’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include his deep retail industry experience, brand expertise and leadership skills.

Benjamin Rosenzweig

Mr. Benjamin L. Rosenzweig is Independent Director of the company. He is a Partner at Privet Fund Management, LLC. Mr. Rosenzweig joined Privet Fund Management LLC in September 2008. He served as an Investment Banking Analyst in the corporate finance group at Alvarez & Marsal, LLC from June 2007 to May 2008, where he completed multiple distressed mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital formation transactions and similar financial advisory engagements across several industries. He has been an Independent Director of Cicero Inc., a provider of desktop activity intelligence, since February 23, 2017; Hardinge Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, since October 14, 2015; PFSweb, Inc., a global commerce service provider, since May 2013; and StarTek, Inc., a customer engagement business process outsourcer, since May 11, 2011. He served as a Director of RELM Wireless Corporation, a manufacturer of wireless communications equipment, from September 11, 2013 to September 27, 2015. Mr. Rosenzweig graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emory University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a second major in Economics.