MICHAEL A. PEEL
Mr. Peel brings to the board extensive human resources and broad business expertise and public company board experience.
Consumer Goods Executive Experience
Mr. Peel spent 17 years at General Mills, a global manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products, where he served as executive vice president, worldwide human resources from 1991 to 2007 and as executive vice president of human resources and global business services from 2007 to 2008. From 1977 to 1991, Mr. Peel served in various capacities for PepsiCo, including as senior vice president, human resources for PepsiCo Worldwide Foods from 1987 to 1991, and as senior vice president, human resources for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group from 1984 to 1987.
Mr. Peel has served on the board of directors of Sleep Number Corporation (formerly known as Select Comfort Corporation), a U.S.-based manufacturer of the Sleep Number and Comfortaire beds as well as foundations and bedding accessories, since 2003, previously serving as chair of its compensation and management development committee. He currently serves as chair of its corporate governance and nominating committee.
Other Relevant Experience
In January 2018, Mr. Peel joined ghSMART & Company, Inc. as senior advisor and founding member of the firm's chairman's counsel. Mr. Peel is also chair of the board of trustees of DeVry University and a member of the board of managers of HireRight Corporation. Through his company, Peel Global Advisory, LLC, he provides human capital consulting services for a wide range of businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Previously, Mr. Peel was a Yale University officer and served as vice president, human resources and administration from October 2008 until his retirement in July 2017.