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Board of Directors

Melissa Reiff , Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairwoman of the Board

Melissa Reiff has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2016 and as our Chairwoman of the Board and President since August 2019. Previously, Ms. Reiff served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2013 to July 2016, and as our President from 2006 to 2016. She has also served on our Board of Directors since August 2007 (and on the Board of Directors of The Container Store, Inc. since February 2006). Ms. Reiff joined The Container Store in 1995 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Stores and Marketing in 2003. She is a founding member of The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Advisory Council, which proactively addresses the critical need for inclusive leadership, and a member of the International Women’s Foundation and C200, which are invitation-only, women-led organizations dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in business worldwide. Ms. Reiff has served on the Board of Directors of Etsy since April 2015, where she is also a member of the compensation committee. She also serves on Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business Executive Board and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Dallas. Ms. Reiff was honored with the 2012-2013 SMU Cox School of Business Distinguished Alumna award, awarded the Texas Trailblazer Award by The Family Place in 2019, and in 2020 was inducted into The Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame. In addition, she has been recognized for her leadership acumen several times by D CEO Magazine and the National Retail Federation. Ms. Reiff was selected to our board of directors because she possesses particular knowledge and experience in retail and merchandising, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as our business.

Robert Jordan , Lead Director

Robert E. Jordan was appointed as a director to the Board of Directors in October 2013. Mr. Jordan is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Services of Southwest Airlines, a commercial airline company. Mr. Jordan joined Southwest Airlines in 1988 and has served in a number of roles including Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer and President of AirTran Airways, Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning, Executive Vice President Strategy & Technology, Senior Vice President Enterprise Spend Management, Vice President Technology, Vice President Purchasing, Controller, Director Revenue Accounting, and Manager Sales Accounting. Mr. Jordan has led a number of significant initiatives including the acquisition of AirTran Airways, the development of the new e-commerce platform and the all new loyalty program. Mr. Jordan was selected to our Board because he brings financial experience and possesses particular knowledge and experience in strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations.

Caryl Stern , Board Member

Caryl Stern was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2014. Ms. Stern was appointed Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation in December 2019. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, a child welfare organization, from June 2007 to December 2019. Ms. Stern has three decades of non-profit and education experience including serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Associate National Director of the Anti-Defamation League; the founding Director of ADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute; and the Dean of Students at Polytechnic University. She has served on numerous non-profit Boards including the United Nations International School, Mercy College, and the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation. Currently, she serves on the Board of the WE ARE FAMILY Foundation. Stern is the author of I BELIEVE IN ZERO: Learning from the World’s Children. Ms. Stern was selected to our Board because of her global business perspective and her organizational leadership, operational and financial expertise.

Jon Sokoloff , Board Member

Jonathan D. Sokoloff has served on our Board of Directors since August 2007. Mr. Sokoloff is currently a Managing Partner with LGP, a private equity firm and our majority shareholder, and joined in 1990. Before joining LGP, he was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Sokoloff also serves on the board of Shake Shack Inc., where he is also a member of the compensation committee, on the board of the private parent holding companies of Advantage Solutions, Inc., and Jetro Cash & Carry and on the board of private companies Union Square Hospitality Group, LLC, J.Crew Group, Inc., Jo Ann Stores, Inc., and Signet Jewelers Limited. Mr. Sokoloff previously served on the Board of Directors of Whole Foods Market, Inc., Top Shop/Top Man Limited, and BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. He co-chairs the Endowment Committee for Private Equity at his alma mater, Williams College. Mr. Sokoloff was selected to our Board of Directors because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in accounting, finance and capital structure, strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations, retail businesses and board practices of other major corporations.

Kris Galashan , Board Member

Kristofer Galashan has served on our Board of Directors since August 2007. Mr. Galashan is currently a Partner with LGP, a private equity firm and our majority shareholder, and joined the firm in 2002. Prior to joining LGP he had been in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”) in Los Angeles which he joined in 2000 following CSFB’s acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”). Mr. Galashan had been with DLJ since 1999. Mr. Galashan serves on the board of private companies Union Square Hospitality Group, LLC, Shade Store, Mister Car Wash, Life Time Fitness, Troon Golf, and Pure Gym. Mr. Galashan previously served on the Board of Directors of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. and Tourneau. Mr. Galashan was selected to our Board of Directors because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in accounting, finance and capital structure, strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations, retail businesses and board practices of other major corporations.

Tim Flynn , Board Member

Timothy J. Flynn has served on our Board of Directors since August 2007. Mr. Flynn is currently a Partner with LGP, a private equity firm and our majority shareholder, and joined the firm in 2003. Prior to joining LGP, he had been a Director in the Investment Banking Department of Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”) in Los Angeles, which he joined in 2000 following CSFB’s acquisition of DLJ. Mr. Flynn had been with DLJ since 1996 and had previously worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Paine Webber Inc. in New York. Mr. Flynn also serves on the Board of Directors of Advantage Solutions, Inc., Insight Global, Pye Barker, Veritext and The Wrench Group. Mr. Flynn previously served on the Board of Directors of CCC Information Services, Inc., United States Infrastructure, Inc., Del Taco, and Tank Holdings. Mr. Flynn was selected to our Board of Directors because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in accounting, finance and capital structure, strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations, retail businesses and board practices of other major corporations.

Raj Sisodia , Board Member

Rajendra (“Raj”) Sisodia was appointed to the Board of Directors in September 2013. Mr. Sisodia has been the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business at Babson College since September 2013. Previously, Mr. Sisodia taught marketing at Bentley University from September 1998 to August 2013. He has also taught marketing at George Mason University and Boston University. He has authored and co-authored seven books, including Firms of Endearment and Conscious Capitalism. Mr. Sisodia is Co-Chairman and Trustee of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a non-profit whose focus is fostering businesses that function in a different way than the norm by valuing the deeper purpose of the organization and creating value for all stakeholders. Mr. Sisodia was selected to our Board of Directors because of the teaching, researching and consulting he has done with businesses during his career as well as the role he has played in developing and refining the principles of Conscious Capitalism.

Walter Robb , Board Member

Walter Robb has served on our Board of Directors since September 2013. Mr. Robb joined Whole Foods Market, a national grocer specializing in natural and organic products, in 1991 operating the Mill Valley, CA store until he became President of the Northern Pacific Region in 1993 where he grew the region from two to 17 stores. He became Executive Vice President of Operations in 2000, Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and Co-President in 2004. He served as Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Robb also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aphria, Inc., where he is also a member of the compensation committee, and also serves on the Board of Directors of private companies Union Square Hospitality Group, LLC, Heat Genie, Apeel Sciences, New Barn Organics, and Food Maven. Mr. Robb previously served on the Board of Directors of Whole Foods Market, Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Planet and Whole Cities Foundation. Mr. Robb was selected to our Board because he brings financial and risk assessment experience as well as his retail, entrepreneurial and management experience.

Wendi Sturgis , Board Member

Wendi Sturgis has served on our Board of Directors since August 2019. Wendi Sturgis currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Yext, Europe at Yext, Inc., a New York based technology company operating in the area of on-line brand management, a position that she has held since April 2019. Ms. Sturgis joined Yext in 2011, and has held a variety of executive roles, including Executive Vice President of Sale and Services from August 2011 to December 2016 and Chief Client Officer from December 2016 to August 2019. Ms. Sturgis previously ran the North America Account Management team at Yahoo! Inc., where she was responsible for an 800 person organization and $1.4 billion in revenue. She has also previously held executive positions at Price Waterhouse, Oracle, Scient, Gartner and Right Media, and served as a director of Student Transportation of America, where she gained experience in cybersecurity leading the company’s annual cybersecurity risk review. Ms. Sturgis also serves on the board of directors of Georgia Tech Foundation and Kustomer, Inc. Ms. Sturgis was selected to our Board of Directors because of her leadership experience in the technology, digital transformation and marketing fields.