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Director of the Company since 2002
Mr. Sadove currently serves as a principal of Steve Sadove & Associates and as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Hamilton College. He also sits on the Board of the National Retail Federation and was its prior Chairman. Mr. Sadove previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Saks Incorporated from 2006-2013, acting as Chairman of the Saks Incorporated Board from May 2007-2013. Before becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sadove served Saks Incorporated as Vice Chairman from January 2002 to March 2004 and served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from March 2004 to January 2006. Prior to his position with Saks Incorporated, Mr. Sadove served as Senior Vice President of Brisol-Myers Squibb Company (“Bristol-Myers”) and President of Bristol-Myers Worldwide Beauty Care and Nutritionals from 1996 to January 2002. Mr. Sadove holds a bachelors degree from Hamilton College and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cardwell has served as Director since 2012 and was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Cardwell was the President of Cardwell Hospitality Advisory. He previously served as the President of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (“P.F. Chang’s”) from March 2011 until the company was taken private in mid-2012. Prior to this he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Market from June 2009 to October 2010. He was the President of Cardwell Hospitality Advisory from June 1999 to June 2009, serving on several public and private boards during that time. He was on the board of P.F. Chang’s (NASDAQ: PFCB) from 1999 to 2009, and then again from 2010 to 2012. He served on the board of Famous Dave’s of America (NASDAQ: DAVE) from 2003 to 2009, and was interim President and CEO from December 2007 until April 2008. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eatzi’s Market and Bakery from 1996 to 1999. Prior to joining Eatzi’s, Mr. Cardwell was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and a member of the board of directors of Brinker International (NYSE: EAT). Mr. Cardwell also serves on the board of directors of a private family dining company.
Director of the Company Since 2014
Mr. Addicks formerly served as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for General Mills Inc., where he was responsible for global brand-building strategy, including advertising, promotions, public relations, design, packaging, online, licensing and multicultural initiatives. He also oversaw the company’s well-known Box Tops for Education program and the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Mr. Addicks joined General Mills in 1988 and held marketing positions in various divisions. He led highly successful new product development efforts and received numerous industry awards for his innovation and marketing expertise. Before joining General Mills, he led marketing communication programs for Anderson, Clayton & Company, a diversified foods company based in Houston. During the same period, he started and managed three entrepreneurial businesses in Houston. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and an MBA from Harvard University. In addition, he has been invited as a guest lecturer at some of the nation’s leading business programs, including Harvard, Tuck and the University of Chicago.
Director of the Company since 2006
Mr. Clayton has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Clayton Homes, Inc. (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) since 1999. Prior to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Clayton served as Chief Operating Officer of Clayton Homes, Inc. from 1997 to 1999 and as Vice President of Clayton Homes, Inc. and President of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. from 1995 until 1997.
Director of the Company Since 2014
Mr. Hess, who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Southwood Partners, a private investment company, has extensive experience in the retail industry. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Parisian, Inc. as well as a member of the board of directors of Proffitt’s Inc. and the Lead Director at Saks Inc. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Parisian, a department store chain with stores primarily in the southeast, Mr. Hess was instrumental in establishing and executing an expansion strategy leading to significant growth for the company. In addition to his executive leadership and strategic vision, Mr. Hess also oversaw the merchandising and marketing function for the company. Mr. Hess is also engaged in local and national educational and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Hess holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.
Director of the Company since 2001
Mr. Lanigan founded and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southeast Asset Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor and wealth management company, since 1991. Also, Mr. Lanigan founded and has served as Chairman of Lanigan & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, since 1974. Mr. Lanigan previously served on the board of directors of Texas Industries, Inc., and currently serves on the board of directors of Lykes Brothers, Inc., a private corporation, as well as non-public companies and endowments and private foundations.
Director of the Company since 2012
Mr. O’Neill currently serves as the President/CEO of the a2 Milk Company-USA, a division of the a2 Milk Company worldwide, headquartered in Sydney, Australia since April 2015. Prior to this, Mr. O’Neill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (“Einstein Noah”) from December 2008 through March 2014. In May 2005, Mr. O’Neill joined Priszm Income Fund in Toronto, Canada and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer until being named Chief Executive Officer in January 2008. Priszm Income Fund owned and operated 465 quick service and quick casual restaurants (KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut) across seven Canadian provinces. From 1999 until 2005, Mr. O’Neill served as President of Pepsi-Cola Canada. From March 1999 to January 2003 and from February 2003 through March 2005 he was Vice President of Sales for Quaker Foods USA.