OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Neale Attenborough
- Yuval Braverman
- Terry Burman
- David F. Dyer
- Kenneth B. Gilman
- Theo Killion
- John B. Lowe, Jr.
- Joshua Olshansky
- Beth M. Pritchard
Mr. Attenborough has served as a director of the company since December 2, 2011. Mr. Attenborough is an Operating Partner of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2011 and where he focuses on retail and consumer product sectors. Prior to joining Golden Gate, Mr. Attenborough was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orchard Brands. Mr. Attenborough serves on the boards of California Pizza Kitchen, Coldwater Creek, Eddie Bauer, Next Model Management, On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Pacific Sunwear, Questech Metals, Romano's Macaroni Grill and White Flower Farms. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from The University of Michigan.
Mr. Braverman has served as a director of the company since June 19, 2008. Since 1981, Mr. Braverman has been the president of J & J Zaidman Inc., a wholesaler of diamonds and other precious stones.
Mr. Burman has served as a director of the company and as Chairman of the Board since May 31, 2013. Mr. Burman served as Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited from 2000 to January 2011. He joined Signet in 1995 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Jewelers, Inc., a U.S. division of Signet. Before joining Signet, Mr. Burman held executive positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer, with Barry's Jewelers, Inc., which now does business as Samuels Jewelers. Mr. Burman serves on the boards of Yankee Candle Company, Inc. and Tuesday Morning Corporation. He also serves on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Board of Governors. Mr. Burman has received numerous jewelry industry awards, including the American Gem Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and is the former Chairman of Jewelers of America.
Mr. Dyer has served as a director of the company since February 22, 2011. Since March 2007, Mr. Dyer has served as a director of Chico’s FAS, Inc. and since January 2009, Mr. Dyer has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Chico’s FAS, Inc. Prior to joining Chico’s, Mr. Dyer served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation from August 2003 through May 2006, and as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lands’ End, Inc. from 1998 through 2003. Mr. Dyer also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Shopping Network.
Mr. Gilman has served as a director of the company since September 23, 2010. Mr. Gilman served as the Chief Executive Officer of Asbury Automotive Group, an automotive retailing and services company, from 2001 to May 2007. Previously, from 1976 to 2001, Mr. Gilman was employed in a variety of capacities with Limited Brands, a specialty apparel retailer, where his most recent assignment was Chief Executive Officer of Lane Bryant. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Gilman served as Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of Limited Brands, with responsibility for finance, information technology, supply chain management, production, real estate, legal and internal audit. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Gilman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Limited Brands. Mr. Gilman was elected to the board of directors of Limited Brands in 1990. Mr. Gilman serves as a director of Fifth & Pacific Companies and served as a director of Internet Brands from 2002 through 2010.
Mr. Killion has served as a director and as Chief Executive Officer of the company since September 23, 2010. Mr. Killion served as President of the company from August 5, 2008 to September 23, 2010, and was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer on January 13, 2010. From January 23, 2008 to August 5, 2008, Mr. Killion served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Strategy. From May 2006 to January 2008, Mr. Killion was employed with the executive recruiting firm Berglass+Associates, focusing on companies in the retail, consumer goods and fashion industries. From April 2004 through April 2006, Mr. Killion served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Tommy Hilfiger. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Killion served in various management positions with Limited Brands. Mr. Killion serves as a director of Express, Inc.
Mr. Lowe has served as a director of the company since March 5, 2004 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from August 29, 2007 through May 30, 2013. Mr. Lowe served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TDIndustries, a national mechanical/electrical/plumbing construction and facility service company from 1980 until January 1, 2005. He continues to serve as Chairman of TDIndustries. Mr. Lowe is a director of Drew Industries Incorporated and KDC Holdings, LLC, a private real estate development and investment firm.
Mr. Olshansky has served as a director of the company since December 2, 2011. Mr. Olshansky is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital which he joined in 2002 and where he focuses on retail, restaurant and consumer product sectors. Prior to joining Golden Gate, Mr. Olshansky held positions at Bain Capital, Bain & Company, Ventro Corporation and Rightorder Inc. Mr. Olshansky serves on the boards of California Pizza Kitchen, Pacific Sunwear, J.Jill, Eddie Bauer and On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. Mr. Olshansky served as a director of Express Inc. from April 2011 to May 2012. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Pritchard has served as a director of the company since March 9, 2012. Ms. Pritchard currently serves as the North American Advisor for M. H. Alshaya Company, a global franchise company representing over 65 premium brands throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa. Prior to that, Ms. Pritchard served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dean & Deluca and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Limited Brands' Bath & Body Works. Ms. Pritchard serves on the boards of The Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation and Cabela's, Inc.