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Veritiv Corp (VRTV.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mary Laschinger

56 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Smith

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Elizabeth Patrick

49 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Mark Hianik

56 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Charles Henry

52 2016 Senior Vice President - Corporate Services

Thomas Lazzaro

53 2014 Senior Vice President - Field Sales and Operations

Barry Nelson

52 2015 Senior Vice President - Facility Solutions

Tracy Pearson

46 2016 Senior Vice President - Packaging

Adam Taylor

38 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Daniel Watkoske

48 2016 Senior Vice President - Print and Veritiv Services

David Flitman

53 2017 Director

Daniel Henry

67 2014 Independent Director

Liza Landsman

47 2017 Independent Director

Tracy Leinbach

57 2014 Independent Director

William Mitchell

73 2014 Independent Director

Michael Muldowney

53 2014 Independent Director

Charles Ward

64 2014 Independent Director

John Zillmer

61 2014 Independent Director

Tom Morabito

2015 IR Contact

Biographies

Name Description

Mary Laschinger

Ms. Mary A. Laschinger serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Veritiv Corporation. since July 2014. Ms. Laschinger also served as Senior Vice President of International Paper Company, a global packaging and paper manufacturing company, from 2007 to July 2014 and as President of its xpedx distribution business from January 2010 to July 2014. She previously served as President of International Paper's Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia business, Vice President and General Manager of International Paper's Wood Products and Pulp businesses and in other senior management roles at International Paper in sales, marketing, manufacturing and supply chain. Ms. Laschinger joined International Paper in 1992. Prior to joining International Paper, Ms. Laschinger held various positions in product management and distribution at James River Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Ms. Laschinger has significant knowledge and executive management experience running domestic and international manufacturing and distribution businesses as well as a deep understanding of xpedx and the industry in which it operates. Ms. Laschinger also serves as a director of Kellogg Company.

Stephen Smith

Mr. Stephen J. Smith serves as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Veritiv Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since March 2014. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Greetings Corporation, a global greeting card company, from November 2006 to March 2014. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer of American Greetings from April 2003 to November 2006. Prior to American Greetings, Mr. Smith served as Vice President and Treasurer of General Cable Corporation, a global wire and cable manufacturer and distributer, and Vice President, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of Insilco Holding Company, a telecommunications and electrical component products manufacturer. During Mr. Smith’s tenure as a public company chief financial officer, he helped lead several strategic acquisitions and was responsible for the design and execution of the capital structure for a management buyout.

Elizabeth Patrick

Ms. Elizabeth Patrick serves as Chief Human Resource Officer and Senior Vice President of Veritiv Corporation. She has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company since July 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Patrick served as Vice President, Human Resources of xpedx from March 2013 until July 2014 and was a member of International Paper Company’s Human Resources & Communications Lead Team and the xpedx Senior Lead Team. Prior to that, she served as Director, Human Resources-Field Operations of xpedx from October 2012 to March 2013. Ms. Patrick served as Vice President of Human Resources of TE Connectivity, a global electronics manufacturing and distribution company, from April 2008 to October 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Patrick served as Vice President Human Resources of Guilford Mills, Inc., an automotive and specialty markets fabrics manufacturer, and in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility with General Motors Company and GM spin-off, Delphi Corporation, a global automotive parts manufacturer. Ms. Patrick has significant human resources and finance management and leadership experience.

Mark Hianik

Mr. Mark W. Hianik serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Veritiv Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company since January 2014. Previously, Mr. Hianik served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for Dex One Corporation, an advertising and marketing services company, from March 2012 to May 2013. Prior to that Mr. Hianik served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dex One (and its predecessor, R.H. Donnelley Corporation) from April 2008 to March 2012. R.H. Donnelley filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May 2009 emerging with a confirmed plan as Dex One in January 2010 and Dex One filed a pre-packaged bankruptcy petition under Chapter 11 in March 2013 to effect a merger consummated in April 2013. Mr. Hianik previously served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Tribune Company, a diversified media company, and as a corporate and securities partner in private practice. Mr. Hianik has significant experience as a public company general counsel and leader of corporate administrative functions as well as significant mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and corporate governance experience.

Charles Henry

Mr. Charles B. Henry is Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of Veritiv Corporation. Previously, Mr. Henry served as Senior Vice President Commercial Excellence and Enterprise Initiatives of the Company from January 2016 to March 2016. Previously, Mr. Henry served as Senior Vice President Integration and Change Management of the Company from July 2014 to December 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Henry served as Vice President, Strategy Management and Integration of xpedx from March 2013 to July 2014 and was a member of the xpedx Senior Lead Team. Prior to that, he served as Director of the xpedx Strategy Management Office from February 2011 to March 2013. Prior to that, he served as a Director in International Paper’s Supply Chain Project Management Office. Mr. Henry joined International Paper in 1986 and served in a variety of supply chain, sales and general management roles within International Paper’s Program Management Office, Printing and Communications Papers business and Global Supply Chain operations. Mr. Henry has significant strategy and project management experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries.

Thomas Lazzaro

Mr. Thomas S. Lazzaro serves as Senior Vice President - Field Sales and Operations of Veritiv Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President Field Sales and Operations of the Company since July 2014. Previously, Mr. Lazzaro served as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain of xpedx from March 2013 to July 2014 and was a member of the xpedx Senior Lead Team. Mr. Lazzaro joined xpedx in January 2011 as Executive Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, responsible for all aspects of the purchasing organization. From October 2007 to May 2010, Mr. Lazzaro held several positions with HD Supply, a construction supply company, including President of White Cap Construction Supply and President of Creative Touch Interiors. Previously, Mr. Lazzaro was a senior executive with Home Depot and General Electric. Mr. Lazzaro has significant experience in general management, supply chain, operations and finance in the manufacturing and distribution industries.

Barry Nelson

Mr. Barry R. Nelson is Senior Vice President - Facility Solutions of Veritiv Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President Publishing and Print Management of the Company since July 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Nelson served as Group Vice President, Sales-Publishing for xpedx from December 2012 to July 2014. From August 2002 to December 2012, Mr. Nelson served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NewPage Corporation, a paper manufacturing company. NewPage filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in September 2011 and emerged with a confirmed plan in December 2012. Previously, Mr. Nelson served as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Client Delivery at ForestExpress, a technology joint venture of leading forest product companies. Mr. Nelson has significant sales and sales leadership experience in the paper manufacturing and distribution industries.

Tracy Pearson

Ms. Tracy L. Pearson is Senior Vice President - Packaging of the company. Prior to that, Ms. Pearson served as Vice President and General Manager, South Area, for the Container the Americas business of International Paper Company, a global paper and packaging manufacturing company, from May 2016 to October 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Pearson served as Vice President and General Manager for the Foodservice packaging business of International Paper from August 2011 to May 2016. Ms. Pearson joined International Paper in 1994 and served in a variety of sales, supply chain, marketing, process engineering, product development, and sales and general management roles within International Paper’s packaging and print businesses. Ms. Pearson has significant experience in general management, sales and sales management, and supply chain in the packaging and paper manufacturing and distribution industries.

Adam Taylor

Mr. Adam Taylor is Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer of Veritiv Corporation. Previously, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Development for Office Depot, a global office supply company, from July 2014 to September 2015. From June 2008 to July 2014, Mr. Taylor held several strategy and business development roles with AT&T, a multinational telecommunications company, including Director - Strategy and Corporate Development M&A, Director - Innovation Portfolio and Associate Director - Leadership Development Program. Previously, Mr. Taylor co-founded and operated two separate medical communications software companies and served in strategy and M&A advisory roles with operating companies and private equity firms. Mr. Taylor has significant strategy, innovation, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions experience with global businesses.

Daniel Watkoske

Mr. Daniel J. Watkoske is Senior Vice President - Print and Veritiv Services of Veritiv Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President Print of the Company since July 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Watkoske served as Executive Vice President Sales for xpedx from January 2011 and was a member of the xpedx Senior Lead Team. Prior to that, Mr. Watkoske served as Group Vice President for the xpedx Metro New York Group from January 2008 to January 2011. Previously, Mr. Watkoske served as Vice President National Accounts for xpedx. Mr. Watkoske joined International Paper in 1989 as a sales trainee for Nationwide Papers, which later became part of xpedx. Mr. Watkoske has significant sales, sales management and operations experience in the paper and packaging distribution industries.

David Flitman

Mr. David E. Flitman is Director of the company. Mr. Flitman currently serves as Executive Vice President of Performance Food Group Company (PFG) and President and CEO of Performance Foodservice, PFG’s broadline business segment. Prior to this role, he was Chief Operating Officer at Univar, a leading global distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals. Mr. Flitman had previously served Univar as Executive Vice President, President of Univar USA and Chief Supply Chain Officer. Before that, he was Executive Vice President and President of Water and Process Services at Ecolab after several years in executive leadership roles at Nalco. Earlier in his career, Mr. Flitman was President of Allegheny Power, following nearly 20 years at DuPont in operational, commercial and global business leadership positions.

Daniel Henry

Mr. Daniel T. Henry is an Independent Director of Veritiv Corporation. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of American Express Company, a global financial services company, from October 2007 until his retirement in August 2013 and as its Executive Vice President from February 2007 until his August 2013 retirement. While at American Express, Mr. Henry was responsible for leading the company's finance organization and representing American Express to investors, lenders and rating agencies. Mr. Henry joined American Express in 1990 and served in a variety of senior finance roles including Comptroller. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Henry was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Henry brings to the Board of Directors substantial experience and expertise with respect to complex financial systems, public company financial management and reporting, and financial and strategic planning. Mr. Henry also serves as a director of Groupon, Inc. and The Hanover Insurance Group.

Liza Landsman

Ms. Liza K. Landsman is an Independent Director of the company. Ms. Landsman was recently named President and Chief Customer Officer of Jet.com, an online retailer recently acquired by Wal-Mart. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Jet.com, overseeing marketing, advertising and all aspects of the company's customer experience. Ms. Landsman has more than 20 years of extensive digital strategy and data analytics experience across many sectors. She was previously Chief Marketing Officer for E*TRADE, Managing Director and Global Head of Digital for BlackRock, Operating Partner and Acting Chief Marketing Officer for Bravas Partners, and held a variety of senior leadership roles at Citi and IBM. She is currently a director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of GO Project, aNew York City-based education non-profit.

Tracy Leinbach

Ms. Tracy A. Leinbach is an Independent Director of Veritiv Corporation. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder System, Inc., a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, from March 2003 until her retirement in February 2006. Ms. Leinbach served as Executive Vice President of Ryder's Fleet Management Solutions from March 2001 to March 2003, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing from September 2000 to March 2001, and Senior Vice President, Field Management from July 2000 to September 2000. Since beginning her career at Ryder in 1985, Ms. Leinbach served in various finance, operations and sales positions of increasing responsibility, including serving Ryder Transportation Services as Managing Director—Europe, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Business Services and Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Asset Management. Prior to her career with Ryder, Ms. Leinbach, a former licensed CPA, worked in public accounting for Price Waterhouse. Ms. Leinbach possesses particular knowledge, expertise and perspectives in corporate finance; operations, sales and logistics; strategic planning and risk management; issues regarding the management of a multinational corporation; and financial reporting and accounting issues for large public companies. Ms. Leinbach also serves as a director of Hasbro, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation.

William Mitchell

Mr. William E. Mitchell is an Independent Director of Veritiv Corporation. He is the managing partner of Sequel Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm that he founded in 2010. Mr. Mitchell served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arrow Electronics, Inc. from May 2006 to December 2009, and also served as Arrow's Chief Executive Officer from February 2003 to May 2009 and as Arrow's President from February 2003 to February 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Mitchell was President of Solectron Global Services, Inc. from 1999 to 2003 and was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sequel, Inc. from 1995 to 1999 until its acquisition by Solectron. Mr. Mitchell brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience as president and chief executive officer of a global distribution company, extensive knowledge of international business operations and significant experience in the governance of large publicly-traded corporations. Mr. Mitchell currently serves as a director of Humana, Inc., Rogers Corporation and Spansion, Inc. In addition to serving as Chairman of Arrow Electronics, Inc., Mr. Mitchell previously served as a director of Brown-Forman Corporation and National Semiconductor Corporation.

Michael Muldowney

Mr. Michael P. Muldowney is an Independent Director of Veritiv Corporation. He is the Chief Financial Officer of Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, a position he assumed in May 2014. From 2012 to May 2014, Mr. Muldowney served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foxford Capital, LLC, a strategic financial advisory and investment management firm. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Muldowney served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, a global educational publishing company. From March 2011 to September 2011, Mr. Muldowney also served as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's Interim Chief Executive Officer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May 2012 and emerged with a confirmed plan in June 2012. Previously, Mr. Muldowney served in various capacities, including as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President and Director, at Nextera Enterprises, Inc., a consulting firm. Early in his career, Mr. Muldowney held various management positions with Marsh & McLennan Companies, including Corporate Controller and Principal of the Mercer Management Consulting subsidiary. Mr. Muldowney, a former licensed Certified Public Accountant, brings to the Board of Directors a broad-based business background, significant financial expertise and leadership skills and experience leading an initial public offering.

Charles Ward

Mr. Charles G. Ward, III, is an Independent Director of Veritiv Corporation. He has been a partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, a global, independent advisory and asset management firm, since March 2012. From October 2010 to December 2011, Mr. Ward served as Chief Investment Officer for Arcapita Inc., a private equity firm. Arcapita filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in March 2012 and emerged with a confirmed plan in September 2013. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Ward was President of Lazard Ltd., a leading financial advisory and investment management firm. Prior to that, Mr. Ward served as Global Head of Investment Banking and Private Equity for Credit Suisse First Boston and as a Co-Founder and member of the board of directors of Wasserstein Perella Group, a U.S. investment bank. Mr. Ward brings to the Board of Directors extensive investment banking, capital markets and private equity experience.

John Zillmer

Mr. John J. Zillmer is an Independent Director of Veritiv Corporation. He is the retired Executive Chairman of Univar Inc., a leading global distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related services, which position he held from May 2012 to December 2012. Mr. Zillmer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Inc. from October 2009 to May 2012. Prior to joining Univar Inc., Mr. Zillmer was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Waste Industries, Inc., the nation's second-largest waste management company, from May 2005 until December 2008, when Allied Waste Industries, Inc. merged with Republic Services, Inc. Previously, Mr. Zillmer spent 18 years at Aramark Corporation, a leading foodservice, facilities and uniforms provider, in roles of increasing responsibility, the last of which was President, Food and Support Services. Mr. Zillmer brings to the Board of Directors strong leadership skills, broad experience with public and private boards of directors, and extensive knowledge in the areas of strategy development and execution, operational efficiencies, management of global operations, capital investments and executive compensation. Mr. Zillmer also serves as a director of Ecolab Inc. and Reynolds American, Inc.

Tom Morabito