Investor Relations

Board of Directors

  • Cheryl A. Bachelder

    Ms. Bachelder is a restaurant industry executive who brings to the board over 40 years of retail brand building, guest experience, human capital, operations and financial perspective from her recent leadership of a global public company. She served as interim chief executive officer of Pier 1 from December 2018 to November 2019.

    Retail and Consumer Executive Experience
    Ms. Bachelder served as Chief Executive Officer of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., a quick service restaurant with more than 2,600 locations worldwide, from 2007 to 2017. From January 2001 to September 2003, she served as the President and Chief Concept Officer for KFC Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky, where she was directly responsible for the U.S. business. From June 1995 to December 2000, Ms. Bachelder served as Vice President, Marketing and Product Development for Domino's Pizza, Inc. Prior thereto, she held multiple executive positions with consumer industry companies including RJR Nabisco Inc., The Gillette Company and Procter & Gamble Co.

    Director Experience
    Ms. Bachelder currently serves as a director and nominating and corporate governance committee member of US Foods Holding Corp., a leading food service distributor, and as a director of Chick-fil-A, Inc., a family owned and privately held restaurant company based in Atlanta, Georgia. She previously served on the board of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. from November 2006 to March 2017 and on the board of True Value Company from July 2006 through February 2013.

    • Robert L. Bass

      Mr. Bass brings to the board a broad consumer and retail background including significant experience in big box operations and supply chain. He is currently head of global supply chain operations for Best Buy Co., Inc.

      Retail and Other Executive Experience
      Mr. Bass currently serves as Chief Supply Chain Officer for Best Buy Co., Inc., a retailer of technology products, services and solutions in the United States, Canada and Mexico, a position he has held since October 2017. In his current role, Mr. Bass is responsible for full supply chain strategy in Best Buy's day-to-day operations, including overseeing more than 20 distribution centers fulfilling over 1,000 stores. Mr. Bass joined Best Buy in August 2013 as Vice President, Supply Chain, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Supply Chain in December 2015 prior to serving in his current position.

      Other Relevant Experience
      From July 2002 to August 2013, Mr. Bass held store operations and supply chain positions at Target Corporation, a general merchandising retailer operating in the United States, including serving as a District Manager for stores, as a Director within store operations and as Senior Director, Supply Chain. Prior to that, Mr. Bass spent the first 10 years of his career as a commercial pilot serving in a captain's leadership role first with Midwest Airlines and later with Sun Country Airlines.

    • Hamish A. Dodds

      Mr. Dodds brings to the board over 30 years of executive experience in the shipping, retail, consumer goods and hospitality industries. He has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and the United States, gaining extensive international experience in finance, franchising, joint ventures and brand management.

      Entertainment and Consumer Goods Executive Experience
      Mr. Dodds most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hard Rock International from 2004 through 2017, where he oversaw the strategic development and operations of restaurants, hotels, casinos and live music venues in more than 70 countries, including hands-on involvement in global logistics and brand building. Mr. Dodds previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Central America Beverage Corporation (CABCORP) and as Division President for PepsiCo Beverages covering South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

      Director Experience
      Mr. Dodds currently serves as a director, audit committee member and finance committee member of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., an American restaurant and entertainment business, and as a director of Fogo de Chão, Inc., a restaurant holding company based in Texas. Previously Mr. Dodds served as a board member and compensation committee member for CABCORP.

      Other Relevant Experience
      Mr. Dodds is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and has served in a variety of general management and financial positions for PepsiCo, The Burton Group (now Arcadia Group) in the United Kingdom, and Overseas Containers, Ltd.

    • Brendan L. Hoffman

      Mr. Hoffman brings to the board a broad retail background including experience in direct marketing, fulfillment and e-Commerce operations.

      Retail Executive Experience
      Since October 2015, Mr. Hoffman has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Vince Holding Corp., a leading contemporary fashion brand with worldwide distribution, including over 2,500 distribution locations across more than 40 countries. From February 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Hoffman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., a department store chain with over 260 stores in more than 20 states, including nine furniture galleries and five clearance centers. From October 2008 to February 2012, Mr. Hoffman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lord & Taylor, a division of Hudson’s Bay Company. Prior to that, Mr. Hoffman served six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus Direct, where he oversaw the growth of and the launch and growth of and had direct responsibility for its international operations.

      Director Experience
      Mr. Hoffman currently serves as a director of Vince Holding Corp.

      Other Relevant Experience
      Mr. Hoffman held previous positions as Vice President of Last Call Clearance Division at Neiman Marcus Stores, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Bergdorf Goodman, Inc., a subsidiary of the Neiman Marcus Group, and Divisional Merchandise Manager of Lord & Taylor, where he began his retail career in the executive training program. Mr. Hoffman also serves on the advisory board of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Initiative at The Wharton School.

    • Katherine M. A. ("Allie") Kline

      Ms. Kline brings to the board deep marketing, communications and transformation expertise. Most recently she served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Oath Inc., the Verizon Communications, Inc. subsidiary consisting of 20+ distinctive digital brands reaching 1 billion consumers including AOL, HuffPost, MAKERS, TechCrunch, Tumblr, and Yahoo.

      Executive Experience
      Ms. Kline most recently served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Oath, from Oath’s formation in 2017 following Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo to July 2018, where she was responsible for all consumer and B2B marketing, external and internal communications, brand strategy and creative, and corporate citizenship and cause marketing. She also served as the head of MAKERS, Oath’s prominent womens media brand. Ms. Kline held the position of Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for AOL from 2013 to 2017 prior to and following Verizon’s acquisition of AOL in 2015.

      Director Experience
      Ms. Kline currently serves as a director of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. She also serves as a director of National Forest Foundation, the non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service. She previously chaired the Oath Foundation board, was a member of the executive committee for the Internet Advertising Bureau board of directors and served on the board of The Female Quotient.

      Other Relevant Experience
      From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Kline held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for 33across, a leading data and analytics company in the digital advertising space. Prior to that from 2008 to 2011, Ms. Kline held the position of Vice President, Marketing for Brand Affinity Technologies, a digital sports and celebrity endorsement marketing platform. Earlier in her career she held digital media and marketing leadership positions with Launch Ideas, Unicast (acquired by Sizmek), InterVU (acquired by Akamai Technologies), and the Washington Wizards.

    • Terry E. London

      Mr. London serves as the non-executive chairman of the board. He provides the board with significant finance, accounting, media and public company board knowledge and experience.

      Entertainment Executive Experience
      Mr. London served as the Chairman of the London Broadcasting Company, Inc., a Texas-based company formed to acquire and operate Texas media properties, until July 2015. Earlier in his career, Mr. London served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Gaylord Entertainment Company, a hotel, resort, entertainment and media company.

      Director Experience
      Mr. London currently serves as a director of Johnson Outdoors, Inc., a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technology, and previously served as a director of Bass Pro Shops, Inc. In his role as a director on other boards, Mr. London has served as the chair of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee.

      Other Relevant Experience
      Mr. London served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Pier 1 Imports from January 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017, and Executive Chairman of the Board from May 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 when he reassumed his role as non-executive Chairman of the Board. He is a Certified Public Accountant and was voted the Broadcaster of the Year in 2011 by the Texas Association of Broadcasters.

    • 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.

      Director Experience
      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.

    • Robert J. Riesbeck

      Mr. Riesbeck became Chief Executive Officer on November 4, 2019 and continues to hold the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (and Principal Financial Officer) of the Company in July 2019. He brings to the board more than 25 years of leadership experience in retail and consumer goods with operating and financial expertise in both turnaround and growth situations.

      Retail and Other Executive Experience
      Prior to joining the Company, he served as Chief Financial Officer of FULLBEAUTY Brands from June 2018 to February 2019. Previously, he was with hhgregg, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer from September 2014 to February 2016, and then Chief Executive Officer and President from February 2016 to June 2017. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2014, Mr. Riesbeck served as an operating executive at Sun Capital Partners, where he was responsible for a diverse group of portfolio companies. He spent four years as Chief Financial Officer at Marsh Supermarkets, which was acquired by Sun Capital Partners in 2006.

      Director Experience
      Mr. Riesbeck served as a director of hhgregg, Inc. from 2016 to 2017.

      Other Relevant Experience
      Mr. Riesbeck is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career with Grant Thornton LLP. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Akron.

      • Ann M. Sardini

        Ms. Sardini’s 20-plus years serving in senior financial management positions for branded consumer products and media companies brings extensive, multi-faceted experience to the board.

        Retail and Other Executive Experience
        From 2002 until her retirement in 2012, Ms. Sardini served as the Chief Financial Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc., where she oversaw global operations and successfully negotiated the acquisition of and other targets. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Vitamin, Inc. from 1999 to 2001, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Children’s Television Workshop from 1995 to 1999. In addition, Ms. Sardini held finance positions ranging from Controller to Chief Financial Officer at QVC, Inc., Chris Craft Industries and the National Broadcasting Company.

        Director Experience
        Ms. Sardini currently serves on the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with more than 50 manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Italy, where she chairs the compensation committee, and where she previously served as lead independent director, audit committee chair and as a member of its nominating and governance committee. Since January of 2016, Ms. Sardini has served as a director of Ideal Protein, a privately-held company, where she has served as chair of the board since 2017 and currently serves as chair of the audit committee.

        Other Relevant Experience
        In 2013, Ms. Sardini founded her consulting and advisory practice providing strategic and operational guidance to early and mid-stage technology-based consumer companies and private equity firms. In addition to providing client consulting services, Ms. Sardini serves on the advisory boards of To The Market, PetTrax and Everplans. Previously, she served on the advisory board of and the board of Promise Project Fund for the City of New York.