Jan 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM ET
Board of Directors
Mr. Holtzman has been involved in the retail business for over 35 years. Since August 2014, Mr. Holtzman has served as our Executive Chairman of the Board. From April 2000 through August 2014, Mr. Holtzman was a director and Chairman of the Board. For many years, he has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewelcor, Incorporated, a former New York Stock Exchange listed company that operated a chain of retail stores. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Holtzman was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Gruen Marketing Corporation, an American Stock Exchange listed company involved in the nationwide distribution of watches. For at least the last five years, Mr. Holtzman has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jewelcor Management, Inc., a company primarily involved in investment and management services. Mr. Holtzman is owner and Chief Executive Officer of each of C.D. Peacock, Inc., a Chicago, Illinois retail jewelry establishment, and Homeclick, LLC, a privately held internet retailer specializing in luxury brands for the home. Mr. Holtzman is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience working with public companies and provides valuable insight to the Board with respect to strategic planning.
|Holdings: 4,206,064 shares|
Mr. Kyees has been a director since May 3, 2010 and was appointed Lead Independent Director on February 2, 2017 . From February 2, 2014 until May 31, 2014, Mr. Kyees served as Interim Financial Officer of the Company. From 2003 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Kyees was the Chief Financial Officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc. Mr. Kyees served as the Chief of Investor Relations for Urban Outfitters in 2010. Prior to that, from 2002 to 2003, Mr. Kyees was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of bebe Stores, Inc. Mr. Kyees is the lead independent director of the Board of Directors of Vera Bradley, Inc., a publicly-traded company, and and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Kyees was a member of the Board of Directors of Hot Topic, Inc., a publicly-traded company, and was a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Kyees is a member of the Board of Directors of Rackwise, Inc., a publicly-traded company, and is a member of the Audit Committee. In addition, Mr. Kyees is also a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the audit committee of Arhaus Furniture, a privately-held retailer.
Mr. Kyees brings to the Board extensive executive level retail experience having served as Chief Financial Officer for several prominent retailers. His insight with respect to merchandising, operational activities and finance is an asset to our Board. Institutional Investor magazine selected Mr. Kyees as a top specialty retail chief financial officer on five separate occasions, evidencing his strong skills in corporate finance, strategic and accounting matters.
|Holdings: 15,443 shares|
David Levin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2000. David has spent the past 30 years in the apparel industry with extensive experience with outlet stores. He was Executive Vice President of eOutlet.com and prior to that was President of both Coleman Company's outlet divisions, Camp Coleman and Revlon, Inc.'s Prestige Fragrance & Cosmetics. In addition, David was President of Parade of Shoes, a division of J. Baker, Inc. David is a member of the Company's Board of Directors. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology and History. In May 2017, he joined the board of directors of Lumber Liquidators as a director.
Mr. Levin brings to the Board valuable experience in merchandising and marketing initiatives. Since joining the Company, Mr. Levin has been instrumental in transforming the Company from a company which exclusively operated Levi Strauss & Co. branded apparel to the largest specialty retailer of big & tall men’s apparel.
|Holdings: 1,143,549 shares|
Mr. Boyle has been a director since August 3, 2017. Mr. Boyle is the president of merchandising for Fanatics, Inc., a market leader for officially licensed sports merchandise. Prior to that, from February 2005 to June 2012, Mr. Boyle was the executive vice president, general merchandise manager of women’s apparel, intimate, cosmetics and accessories for Kohl’s Corporation. From October 2003 to February 2005, he served as senior vice president, divisional merchandise manager of women’s apparel for Kohl’s Corporation, vice president of junior sportswear from July 2000 to October 2003 and vice president of planning/allocation for women's apparel from December 1999 to July 2000. From June 1990 to December 1999, Mr. Boyle held various merchandise positions, including divisional merchandise manager of women’s at May Company. Mr. Boyle brings to the board extensive experience in merchandising, brand management and omni-channel leadership
|Holdings: 5,216 shares|
Mr. Mesdag is the Managing Partner of
Prior to founding Red Mountain in 2005, Mesdag spent 21 years with Goldman Sachs. He became a general partner of the firm in 1990 and worked in
Mesdag serves on the boards of Encore Capital Group, Inc., a publicly-traded company, and Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a publicly-traded company. He previously served on the boards of 3i Group plc, Nature's Sunshine Products, Cost Plus, Inc. and
Having had an extensive career in international investment banking and finance, Mr. Mesdag brings to the Board significant knowledge and experience related to business and financial issues and corporate governance.
|Holdings: 7,847,469 shares|
Mr. Mooney has been a director since July 31, 2006. Mr. Mooney is a founding partner of Crystal Financial LLC and since March 2010 has been the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Mooney was the President of Bank of America Retail Finance Group and Chief Operating Officer of Back Bay Capital, both of which were formerly Bank of Boston businesses which Mr. Mooney founded.
Mr. Mooney provides the Board with valuable insight with respect to his extensive experience as a lender in the retail industry. The Board has determined that based on Mr. Mooney's extensive knowledge and experience in finance qualifies Mr. Mooney as an "audit committee financial expert."
|Holdings: 103,841 shares|
Mitchell S. Presser has been a director since May 1, 2007. In July 2014, Mr. Presser joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a partner and the head of U.S. M&A and private equity. From January 2014 until July 2014, Mr. Presser was a senior advisor to Paine & Partners, LLC, a private equity firm. From November 2006 to December 2013, Mr. Presser was a founding partner of Paine & Partners, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Presser was a partner with the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Presser serves as a director on the boards of several privately-held companies. Mr. Presser’s extensive experience in private equity and strategic planning provides valuable insight to the Board.
|Holdings: 264,156 shares|
Ms. Ross was elected a director of the Company on January 31, 2013. In May 2014, Ms. Ross joined Google X as head of Glass and is currently a vice president and head of Aura. From July 2011 until April 2014, Ms. Ross was the Chief Marketing Officer of Art.com from where she oversaw the company's marketing, branding, merchandising and user-experience functions. Prior to Art.com, from June 2008 to June 2011, Ms. Ross was EVP of Marketing for the Gap brand, and also acted as the Creative Catalyst for all brands within Gap, Inc. Ms. Ross also has held senior creative and product design positions at Disney Stores North America, Mattel, Calvin Klein, Coach, Liz Claiborne, Swatch Watch and Avon. Chosen by Fast Company and BusinessWeek as the new face of leadership, Ross was a contributing author to "The Change Champions Field Guide" and "Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organizational Change." She has also served on Proctor and Gamble's design board since its inception.
With her industry insight and marketing expertise, Ms. Ross provides a valuable perspective to the Board as we continue to build our Destination XL brand.
|Holdings: 53,086 shares|
Mr. Walsh has been a director since August 3, 2017. Mr. Walsh was the chief marketing officer of Aritzia, a company publicly-traded on TSX from June 2013 until April 2017. From May 2012 to September 2013, Mr. Walsh served as a member of the Board of Directors for Aritzia. Prior to that, from April 2009 to June 2013, Mr. Walsh was the co-founder and chief executive officer for Wednesday, an integrated creative agency. From September 2008 to September 2010, Mr. Walsh was the development director for Saturday Group, a marketing group that invests in and manages firms in the fields of fashion and entertainment marketing. Mr. Walsh brings significant marketing and e-Commerce expertise, brand development and digital experience to the Board.
|Holdings: 5,216 shares|
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