Ronald R. Beegle
Ronald R. Beegle, 51, has served as director since August 2003 and is a founder and operating partner of Goode Partners LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in small to middle market consumer product, retail, and restaurant companies.
Prior to forming Goode Partners, from 2004 through 2005, Mr. Beegle was the Chairman of Credit Suisse Group's Global Consumer/Retail Investors Unit.
Previously, Mr. Beegle had been employed by Gap, Inc. from 1996 until 2003 and had most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of the company's flagship Gap division.
While at Gap, Inc., he also served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance of Banana Republic and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gap, Inc.
He is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board.
Mr. Beegle's qualifications to serve on the Board include his demonstrated leadership and knowledge of financial, operational and strategic issues facing retail companies gained through his experience in private equity and as the Chief Operating Officer of a major retail company.
also provides a finance and strategic investment perspective and expertise to the Board.
has determined that each of Mr. Beegle
, Mr. Chavez, Ms. Dilsaver, Ms. Grove, Ms. Hirtler-Garvey, Mr. Haugh, Mr. Howard, Mr. Gilman and Mr. Vermylen have no material relationship with the Company other than in her or his capacity as a director of the Company and that each is "independent" in accordance with applicable NYSE standards.