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Shake Shack Inc (SHAK.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Meyer

59 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Randall Garutti

42 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Tara Comonte

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Zach Koff

37 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Peggy Rubenzer

53 2013 Senior Vice President - People Resources

Jeffrey Flug

54 2010 Independent Director

Jenna Lyons

48 2014 Independent Director

Joshua Silverman

48 2016 Independent Director

Jonathan Sokoloff

59 2012 Independent Director

Robert Vivian

58 Independent Director

Shake Shack

2016 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Meyer

Mr. Daniel Meyer is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Meyer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of USHG, which owns and operates the following restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, The Modern, Maialino, Untitled, North End Grill, Marta and Daily Provisions; an event services business, Union Square Events; and a learning and consulting business, Hospitality Quotient. The restaurants have earned 28 James Beard Awards among them. Mr. Meyer co-authored the best-selling Union Square Cafe Cookbook and authored the New York Times bestseller Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business. Mr. Meyer is currently a member of the board of directors of The Container Store, Olo and Tender Greens as well as the following not-for-profit organizations: Share Our Strength, Madison Square Park Conservancy and the Irving Harris Foundation. Mr. Meyer previously served as a member of the board of directors of Sotheby’s from 2011 to 2015 and OpenTable from 2000 through 2014, as well as the following not-for-profit organizations: City Harvest, New Yorkers for Parks, Union Square Partnership and NYC & Co.

Randall Garutti

Mr. Randall J. Garutti is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Garutti served as Chief Operating Officer of SSE Holdings since January 2010. Prior to leading Shake Shack, Mr. Garutti was the Director of Operations for Union Square Hospitality Group, LLC (“USHG”), of which Mr. Meyer is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, overseeing the operations for all its restaurants. In addition, Mr. Garutti served as General Manager of Union Square Cafe and Tabla, both of which won numerous accolades in the hospitality industry. Mr. Garutti graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 1997. Mr. Garutti is currently a member of the board of directors of the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, a not-for-profit organization.

Tara Comonte

Ms. Tara Comonte has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective June 2017. Tara brings to Shake Shack more than 15 years of international finance and operations experience, including strategy development and execution, accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations, plus business intelligence and technology. From October 2016 until the present. She has served as Chief Financial & Business Affairs Officer and Executive Vice President at Getty Images, a global digital media company, where she is responsible for the company’s global finance, enterprise reporting & analytics and investor relations functions, together with real estate and facilities, as well as oversight of information systems & technology. Prior to that, Ms. Comonte served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President since April 2013, where she managed the overall leadership and strategic direction of all aspects of the company’s global finance function. Prior to that, Ms. Comonte served as the Chief Financial Officer at McCann Worldgroup, the world’s largest marketing communications business, since October 2010.

Zach Koff

Mr. Zach Koff is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Koff served as Senior Vice President, Operations since March 2015, Vice President, Operations since April 2012, and Director of Operations since February 2010. Prior to joining Shake Shack, Mr. Koff spent 8 years working in operations for Bravo Brio Restaurant Group. Mr. Koff graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Administration.

Peggy Rubenzer

Ms. Peggy Rubenzer is Senior Vice President - People Resources of the Company. Ms. Rubenzer served as Vice President, People Resources since February 2014, and Director of Training since December 2011. Ms. Rubenzer has over 24 years of human resources and training expertise. As Senior Vice President, People Resources, Ms. Rubenzer leads the company’s training, leadership development and human resources functions and supports the success of the teams through training, tools and resources. Prior to joining us in December 2011, Ms. Rubenzer spent 10 years at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in VP roles in both HR and Training. During her tenure at P.F. Chang’s, Ms. Rubenzer was instrumental in growing the full and quick service concepts unit count from 82 to 360, supporting a head count of 30,000 employees. Prior to that, Ms. Rubenzer spent 10 years at Southwest Airlines, during which time she oversaw the recruiting and human resources functions for the Midwest region supporting the operation in 15 cities, as well as the company’s growth and expansion to the North East.

Jeffrey Flug

Mr. Jeffrey Flug, CPA., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Flug has over 25 years of leadership and management experience primarily in the financial industry, as well as in the non-profit sector. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1984, with a B.B.A. in Accounting, summa cum laude, Mr. Flug began his career as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he attained his C.P.A. in 1986. Mr. Flug attended Columbia Business School, where he received his M.B.A. in Finance in 1988. In 1988, Mr. Flug joined Goldman, Sachs & Co., and ultimately served as a Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Financial Futures and Options Sales. In 2000, Mr. Flug became the Head of North America Fixed Income Institutional Sales for JPMorgan Chase & Co. In 2006, Mr. Flug served as CEO and Executive Director for Millennium Promise, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to end extreme poverty and malaria in Africa. Mr. Flug served as USHG’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from December 2009 until January 2011, and as USHG’s President from January 2011 until his retirement from the company in June 2015. Mr. Flug currently serves as a board member of Pennant Park Investment Corporation. Mr. Flug previously served as a member of the board of directors of Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores and the Mountain School of Milton Academy, both from 2012 until 2015.

Jenna Lyons

Ms. Jenna Lyons is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lyons served as the President, Executive Creative Director of J.Crew Group, Inc. from July 2010 until her resignation from the company in April 2017, and before that served as Executive Creative Director since April 2010. Prior to that, she was Creative Director since 2007 and, before that, was Senior Vice President of Women’s Design since 2005. Ms. Lyons joined J.Crew Group, Inc. in 1990 as an Assistant Designer and has held a variety of positions within J.Crew Group, Inc., including Designer from 1994 to 1995, Design Director from 1996 to 1998, Senior Design Director in 1999, and Vice President of Women’s Design from 1999 to 2005. Ms. Lyons is currently a member of the board of directors of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a not-for-profit organization.

Joshua Silverman

Mr. Joshua G. Silverman is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Silverman has served as Executive in Residence for Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm, since October 2015. He previously held this position from October 2010 through June 2011. From June 2011 to December 2015, Mr. Silverman served as President of Consumer Products and Services at American Express. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Silverman served as CEO of Skype from February 2008 until September 2010. From July 2006 until March 2008, Mr. Silverman served as CEO of Shopping.com, an eBay company, and, from December 2003 until June 2006, Mr. Silverman served as Managing Director of Markplaats.nl & eBay NL, a Dutch subsidiary of eBay. Mr. Silverman is the co-founder of Evite, Inc., and served as its CEO from December 1998 until its sale in May 2001. Mr. Silverman received his B.A. in Public Policy from Brown University in 1991 and his M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1997. Mr. Silverman currently serves on the board of directors of Etsy Inc., as well as the following not-for-profit organizations: ScriptEd.org, which equips students in under-resourced schools with both fundamental coding skills and professional experiences, Lincoln Center Theater, Clubbed Thumb Theater, and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also served on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Silverman was selected to our Board of Directors because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations.

Jonathan Sokoloff

Mr. Jonathan D. Sokoloff is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sokoloff is currently a Managing Partner with LGP, which he joined in 1990. Before joining LGP, he was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Drexel Burnham Lambert since 1985. Mr. Sokoloff serves as a member of the board of directors of the parent holding companies of Advantage Solutions, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Jetro Cash & Carry and serves as a member of the board of directors of The Container Store, USHG, Whole Foods, J.Crew, Jo-Ann Stores, Signet Jewelers Limited, The Pure Group and Top Shop/Top Man Limited. He is a trustee of his alma mater, Williams College, as well as a trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a director of the Melanoma Research Alliance.

Robert Vivian

Mr. Robert T. Vivian is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vivian served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro from January 2009 until his retirement from the company in December 2011. Prior to that time, he served as P.F. Chang’s President from December 2000 through January 2009 and as its Chief Financial Officer from 1996 through December 2000. Mr. Vivian is currently a member of the board of directors of Cheddar’s. Mr. Vivian previously served as a director of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro from January 2009 through April 2011. Before joining P.F. Chang’s, Mr. Vivian served in a variety of positions with Brinker International, Inc. Mr. Vivian brings to his service on our Board of Directors a breadth of financial and operational leadership experience in the hospitality business and board practices of other major corporations.

Shake Shack

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Daniel Meyer

58,962

Randall Garutti

1,220,570

Tara Comonte

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Zach Koff

--

Peggy Rubenzer

459,850

Jeffrey Flug

100,233

Jenna Lyons

88,434

Joshua Silverman

28,133

Jonathan Sokoloff

58,962

Robert Vivian

100,233

Shake Shack

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As Of  27 Dec 2016