Joseph J. DeAngelo has been President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2005, a director since August 30, 2007 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since March 12, 2015. Mr. DeAngelo served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Home Depot from January 2007 through August 2007. From August 2005 to December 2006, he served as Senior Vice President—HD Supply. From January 2005 to August 2005, Mr. DeAngelo served as Senior Vice President—Home Depot Supply, Pro Business and Tool Rental and from April 2004 through January 2005, he served as Senior Vice President—Pro Business and Tool Rental. Mr. DeAngelo previously served as Executive Vice President of The Stanley Works, a tool manufacturing company, from March 2003 through April 2004. From 1986 until March 2003, Mr. DeAngelo held various positions with GE. His final position with GE was as President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric TIP/Modular Space, a division of General Electric Capital. Mr. DeAngelo holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.
Kathleen J. Affeldt has served as a director since September 2014. Ms. Affeldt retired in February 2003, from Lexmark International, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing and imaging solutions for offices and homes, where she had been Vice President of Human Resources since July 1996. Ms. Affeldt has served as a director of SIRVA, Inc. and as chairperson of the Compensation Committee. She also served as a director of Sally Beauty Holdings, and as the chairperson of the Compensation Committee. She currently serves as a director of BTE, Inc. and NCI Building Systems, Inc., where she serves as chair of NCI’s Compensation Committee. Ms. Affeldt attended the State University of New York and Hunter College majoring in Business Administration.
Betsy S. Atkins has served as Chief Executive Officer of Baja Ventures, an independent venture capital firm focused on the technology, renewable energy and life sciences industry, since 1994. In 2009, Ms. Atkins served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Clear Standards, Inc., which developed SaaS enterprise level software monitoring carbon emissions, prior to its sale to SAP AG. She previously served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of NCI, Inc., a food manufacturer creating Nutraceutical and Functional Food products, from 1991 through 1993. Ms. Atkins co-founded Ascend Communications, a manufacturer of communications equipment, in 1989, where she was also a member of the Board of Directors until its acquisition by Lucent Technologies in 1999. Ms. Atkins currently serves on the Board of Directors of Polycom, Inc. and Schneider Electric, SA. Ms. Atkins has extensive public board experience, including most recently, SunPower Corporation from 2005 to 2012; Reynolds American, Inc. from 2004 to 2010; Chico’s FAS, Inc. from 2004 to 2010; and Towers Watson & Co. in 2010. Ms. Atkins has significant entrepreneurial and operational experience with companies in a high growth phase, and she also brings to the Board extensive knowledge in the areas of executive compensation and corporate governance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts.
Peter A. Dorsman retired from NCR Corporation, a global technology company, in April 2014. As executive vice president, global services since July 2012, Mr. Dorsman led NCR Services, a leading global provider of outsourced and managed service offerings. He was also responsible for customer experience, continuous improvement, and quality throughout NCR, serving as chief quality officer during this period. He served as NCR’s executive vice president, industry solutions group and global operations from November 2011 to July 2012, and, before then, senior vice president, global operations. Prior to rejoining NCR, Dorsman was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Standard Register, a provider of information solutions, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Before his role at Standard Register, Mr. Dorsman previously served for nearly 20 years at NCR in various global marketing and sales leadership roles including vice president of worldwide industry marketing. Mr. Dorsman currently serves on the board of directors for Applied Industrial Technologies, a global industrial distributor. During his tenure as a director since July 2002, he has been lead independent director, served on the audit committee, chairman of the corporate governance committee and currently is chairman of the executive organization and compensation committee. Mr. Dorsman is also currently a member of the board of directors for IDEAL Industries, a diversified manufacturer, and infrastructure (a Zones subsidiary), a global information technology solutions provider. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University in 1977.
Patrick R. McNamee is executive advisor to Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, a Chicago-based private equity management firm. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. from November 2015 through December 2016 and as President from June 2015 through December 2016. Prior to joining Health Insurance Innovations, Mr. McNamee served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Express Scripts Holding Company, a pharmacy benefit management company until March 2014. He joined Express Scripts in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, expanding his role to Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Prior to joining Express Scripts, Mr. McNamee worked for Misys Healthcare Systems, a healthcare technology company, as President And Chief Executive Officer, Physician Systems, from September 2003 to February 2005. Mr. McNamee was employed by various subsidiaries of General Electric Corporation from July 1989 to September 2003, including as President And Chief Executive Officer, GE Surgery, GE Medical Systems, from July 2002 to September 2003; Chief Information Officer And Chief Quality Officer, NBC, from March 2001 to July 2002; and Chief Information Officer And General Manager of e‑Business, GE Transportation Systems, from March 1999 to March 2001; Chief Information Officer, GE Power Plants, from March 1997 to March 1999; and Global Product Manager, Radiology Information Systems, GE Medical, from 1993 through 1997. He is a member of the board of directors of Valitàs Health Services, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University. Mr. McNamee brings to the board strategic and operational expertise with a unique combination of business savvy, service and product development, information technology leadership, and distribution experience across a variety of industries.
Lionel L. Nowell, III, age 62, served as senior vice president, treasurer of Pepsico, Inc. from August 2001 to May 2009, where he was responsible for Pepsico’s worldwide corporate treasury function. He joined PepsiCo, Inc. as senior ... vice president, controller in July 1999, and served as executive vice president, chief financial officer of Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from June 2000 to August 2001. Prior to PepsiCo, he served as senior vice president of strategy and business development for RJR Nabisco, Inc. from January 1998 to July 1999. Prior to RJR Nabisco, Mr. Nowell held senior financial roles at the Pillsbury division of Diageo plc, including chief financial officer of its Pillsbury North American, Pillsbury Foodservice and Haagen-Dazs divisions. He also served as controller of the Pillsbury Company and was vice president of internal audit. Before Pillsbury, he spent eight years as a finance executive at Pizza Hut, which at the time was a division of PepsiCo. Mr. Nowell has served on the board of directors of American Electric Power Company, Inc. since July 2004 (audit committee chair); Reynolds American Inc. since September 2007 (lead independent director); and Bank of America Corporation since January 2013 (audit committee member). He served on the board of directors of Darden Restaurants, Inc. from October 2014 to September 2016; PepsiAmericas, Inc. from April 2002 to April 2005; Church & Dwight Co. Inc. from December 2003 to July 2007; and Northwestern Corporation from August 2002 to November 2002. He also serves on the Fisher College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council at The Ohio State University. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Nowell’s extensive financial background in the consumer products industry, audit committee financial expertise, and experience as a senior executive at a Fortune 100 company and as a public company director will bring strong leadership skills and extensive knowledge to the Board in the areas of strategy development and execution; corporate finance, credit and treasury; financial reporting, accounting and controls; and risk oversight.
Charles W. Peffer became a director effective at the time of consummation of our initial public offering. Mr. Peffer retired as a partner of KPMG LLP in 2002 after 32 years with KPMG in its Kansas City office. He served as Partner in Charge of Audit from 1986 to 1993 and Managing Partner of the Kansas City office from 1993 to 2000. He currently serves as Audit Committee Chairman on the board of directors of Garmin Ltd, Sensata Technologies, NPC International and the Commerce Funds, a family of eight mutual funds. Mr. Peffer holds a B.A. from the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
James A. Rubright, is a principal and senior advisor at Privet Fund Management, LLC., a private investment fund management company, since October 2013. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rock-Tenn Co. from 1999 until his retirement in October 2013, and served as an executive officer of Sonat, Inc. from 1994 to 1999 in various capacities, including head of Sonat’s interstate natural gas pipeline group and energy marketing businesses. Prior to 1994, he was a partner in the law firm of King & Spalding LLP. Mr. Rubright currently serves as a member of the board of directors of AGL Resources, Inc. since 2001, and Forestar Group, Inc., a real estate and natural resources company, since 2007. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Avondale, Incorporated, the parent company of Avondale Mills, Inc., from 1995 to 2000, and as Chairman of Rock-Tenn’s board from 1999 until his retirement in October 2013. He has not served as a director of any other public company in the last five years. Mr. Rubright has significant experience in public company management and board leadership, and a deep understanding of operations, strategy and risk management that will provide valuable insight to our board. He received a B.A. degree from Yale College and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia Law School
Lauren Taylor Wolfe is a managing director and investing partner of Blue Harbour Group, an activist investment firm that engages collaboratively with management teams and boards to enhance stockholder value. Prior to joining Blue Harbour Group in 2007, she was a portfolio manager and analyst at SIAR Capital where she invested in small capitalization public and private companies. From 2000 to 2003, Lauren worked at Diamond Technology Partners, a strategic technology consulting firm. She received a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University in 2000.