James M. Myers(5)(6)
Mr. Myers has been a director of the Company since December 2010.
Mr. Myers has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., a holding company for PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, a large specialty pet supplies retailer in the United States, since 2004.
Prior to his appointment to President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Myers served as Chief Financial Officer for PETCO from 1998 to 2004.
He began his career at PETCO as Vice President and Controller in 1990.
Previously, Mr. Myers was a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG LLP.
Mr. Myers serves on the boards of John Carroll University and the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
Mr. Myers served on the board of Provide Commerce, an e-commerce retailer and public company, from 2004-2006, when Provide Commerce was acquired.
Mr. Myers served on the audit committee at Provide Commerce.
Qualifications: Mr. Myers’ qualifications to serve on our Board include more than 25 years of financial and retail operations experience, including 10 years as a CPA and public company auditor with KPMG LLP and 17 years with PETCO, a national specialty retail chain with more than 1,000 stores in 50 states.
brings to the Board his
experience on a public company board and audit committee, as well as experience with marketing and consumer brands, human resources and compensation, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial reporting, financial oversight, and the financial and strategic issues facing public and private companies.
Goebel, Murphy, Myers
, Tehle, and Wyatt, and Ms. Kleiner and Ms. Webb, are independent directors under the NASDAQ Marketplace Rules, as well as the additional Director Independence Guidelines adopted by the Board, and that these directors have no material relationships with the Company.