Paula A. Price, 53, has been a director since July 2014.
Ms. Price has served as a senior lecturer for Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management Unit since July 2014.
From May 2009 until January 2014, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Ahold USA, a retailer that operates more than 700 supermarkets and an online grocery delivery service, where she was responsible for finance and accounting, strategic planning, real estate and information technology.
From July 2006 until August 2008, Ms. Price was the senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer at CVS Caremark.
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2002 until September 2005, Ms. Price was the senior vice president and chief financial officer for the institutional trust services division of JPMorgan Chase.
Prior to that, she held several other senior management positions in the U.S. and the U.K. in the financial services and consumer products industries at Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Diageo and Kraft Foods.
Ms. Price is a certified public accountant.
Ms. Price currently serves on the corporate boards of directors of Dollar General Corporation and Accenture plc.
She is a board director of Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts, and on the board of overseers for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Ms. Price’s numerous years of experience as a certified public accountant, former chief financial officer and former chief accounting officer provide our Board of Directors with valuable experience and insight into accounting and finance matters, and that experience qualifies her as an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules.
also brings expertise and knowledge of the complexities of growing and managing a global business.
She has extensive experience overseeing and integrating merger and acquisition transactions at the executive level, which is experience highly valued by our Board of Directors.
We believe these experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills qualify her to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.
Cote or Price has any relationship that, in the opinion of our Board of Directors, would interfere with the director’s exercise of independent judgment in carrying out his or her responsibilities as a director, and that each of such directors qualifies as “independent” as defined by the listing standards of the NASDAQ Stock Market.