2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting

 

Date

June 12, 2017

 

Location

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe

100 Frank W. Burr Boulevard,

Teaneck, New Jersey

 

Time

4:00 p.m.,
Local Time

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© 2017 Staples Inc.

2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting

 

Date

June 12, 2017

 

Time

4:00 p.m.,
Local Time

Location

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Teaneck, New Jersey

Download calendar    Click for map

Director Biographies

Age: 69
Director Since: 2012
Current Staples Board Committees
- Nominating and Corporate Governance
Skills and Experience
- Corporate Governance
- Leadership and Management
- International Operations
- IT Management and Security
- Risk Oversight
- Strategy
Selected Other Positions
- Director, Harvard Management Company
- Director, Broad Institute
- Director, Ragon Institute
Education
- - M. A. and Ph.D., American Civilization,
University of Pennsylvania
- B.A., History, Bryn Mawr College, magna
cum laude with honors
Career Highlights

Dr. Faust is the 28th President of Harvard University. Leading up to her appointment as President in 2007, Dr. Faust served as the Founding Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study charged with integrating the former Radcliffe College into Harvard University following the merger in 1999. Before Harvard, Dr. Faust served as the Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the faculty for 25 years. As President of Harvard, Dr. Faust is responsible for all aspects of Harvard’s academic and administrative activities, which include operations and research and teaching activities across the globe. Dr. Faust also serves on the board of Harvard Management Company, which is responsible for investing Harvard’s endowment and related financial assets to produce long term results to support the education and research goals of the university.

Age: 59
Director Since: 2016
Current Staples Board Committees
- Audit and Finance, Executive
Skills and Experience
- Audit, Financial Expertise
- Business Sales
- IT Management and Security
- Leadership and Management
- Real Estate
- Strategy
Public Company Boards
Current
- CBRE Group, Inc.
Prior
- Trammell Crow Company (2000-2006)
Selected Other Positions
- Board Director, Stanford Federal
Credit Union
Education
- M.B.A., Harvard Business School
- B.S., mechanical engineering, Texas A&M
University, magna cum laude
Career Highlights

Mr. Feeny has been a Managing Director of Voyager Capital, a venture capital firm, since January 2000. Mr. Feeny has invested in enterprise software, data center systems, wireless infrastructure and Smart Grid technologies, and represents Voyager on the boards of several of its privately held portfolio companies. In 2001, Curtis was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Board of Directors of the Presidio Trust, where he served until 2006. From 1992 through 1999, Mr. Feeny served as Executive Vice President of Stanford Management Co., which manages the Stanford University endowment. He was responsible for investing and managing real estate and other asset classes including private equity and venture capital.

Age: 53
Director Since: 2015
Current Staples Board Committees
- Audit and Finance
Skills and Experience
- Consumer and Business Sales
- Ecommerce/Marketing
- International Operations
- IT Management and Security
-Strategy
Education
- École Nationale Supérieure des
Télécommunications (ENST)
- Lycée du Parc
Career Highlights

Mr. Ferrand has served as Vice President and Sector Lead, U.S. Services and Distribution Sector, of Google, Inc., a global provider of internet related services and products, since May 2014. In his role as the head of Google’s largest customer sector, Mr. Ferrand leads performance-based advertising sales and related analytics. Before joining Google, Mr. Ferrand was President, Dell North America, at Dell, Inc., a global technology company, from August 2012 to March 2014, where he was responsible for leading Dell’s business across all of North America, covering all segments (consumer and business). Mr. Ferrand previously held other positions at Dell, including Global Vice President & GM, Software and Peripherals from September 2011 to August 2012, President Dell Asia-Pacific-Japan from July 2010 to September 2011, Chief Marketing Officer, Dell Consumer, Small and Medium Business from January 2009 to September 2011, and President Dell APACs from March 2004 to December 2008. Before Dell, Mr. Ferrand served in various management positions at Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T.

Age: 56
Director Since: 2016
Current Staples Board Committees
- Executive
Skills and Experience
- Consumer and Business Sales
- Corporate Governance
- Ecommerce/Marketing
- Leadership and Management
- - Strategy
- Supply Chain/Logistics
Public Company Boards
Current
- CarMax Inc.
Prior
- The Stride Rite Corporation (2002-2007)
Education
- J.D., Harvard Law School
- S.M., Management Science,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- B.A., Economics and Near Eastern Studies,
Princeton University
Career Highlights

Ms. Goodman has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2016. Ms. Goodman served in roles with increasing responsibility at Staples since joining the company in 1992, including President and interim Chief Executive Officer from June 2016 to September 2016, President, North American Operations from January 2016 to June 2016, and President, North American Commercial since February 2014. Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President of Global Growth since February 2012, Executive Vice President of Human Resources since March 2009, Executive Vice President of Marketing since May 2001, and in various other management positions. Ms. Goodman has been a key architect of the Staples 20/20 strategy. Before Staples, Ms. Goodman worked at Bain & Company for six years in project design, client relationships and case team management.

Age: 55
Director Since: 2016
Current Staples Board Committees
- Compensation
Skills and Experience
- Audit, Financial Expertise
- Consumer and Business Sales
- E-Commerce/Marketing
- International Operations
- Leadership and Management
- Retail
- Risk Oversight
- - Strategy
- Supply Chain/Logistics
Public Company Boards
Current
- Corning Incorporated
- Meritage Homes Corporation
- NiSource, Inc.
Education
- M.A., Syracuse University
- B.A., St. Bonaventure University, summa cum laude
Career Highlights

Ms. Henretta currently serves as Senior Advisor to SSA & Company, an executive decision strategy consulting firm. Ms. Henretta also serves as Senior Advisor to General Assembly, a pioneer in innovative education and career transformation. Ms. Henretta has over 30 years of business leadership experience across both developed and developing markets, as well as expertise in brand building, marketing, philanthropic program development and government relations. She joined Procter & Gamble (“P&G”) in 1985. In 2005, she was appointed President of P&G’s business in ASEAN, Australia and India. She was appointed group president, P&G Asia in 2007, group president of P&G Global Beauty Sector in June 2013, and group president of P&G E-Business in February 2015. She retired from P&G in June 2015. Ms. Henretta also was a member of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2007 to 2013. In 2008, she received a U.S. State Department appointment to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Business Advisory Council. In 2011, she was appointed chair of this 21-economy council, becoming the first woman to hold the position.

Age: 44
Director Since: 2015
Current Staples Board Committees
- Audit and Finance
Skills & Experience
- Audit, Financial Expertise
- Consumer Sales
- Marketing
- M&A/Integration
- Leadership and Management
- Risk Oversight
Public Company Boards
Current
- Sears Holdings Corp
Education
- M.B.A., Columbia University
- B.A., Economics and Political Science,
Colgate University
Career Highlights

Mr. Kamlani is President of ESL Investments, Inc., a hedge fund sponsor, and has served in this position since March 2016. Prior to ESL, he was Chief Executive Officer of CASP Advisors, an independent advisory firm founded in 2015, which focuses on brand extension strategies, infrastructure development and mergers & acquisitions in the global cruise industry. Mr. Kamlani previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, from August 2011 until December 2014. Mr. Kamlani had previously served as Chief Financial Officer from August 2009 to March 2010 and was recruited back to Prestige Cruise Holdings in 2011. From March 2010 to May 2011, Mr. Kamlani served as head of the Global Investment Solutions division of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for the Wealth Management Platform including managed accounts, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, new issues, insurance, alternatives and structured investments. Mr. Kamlani also served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Citi Smith Barney from 2006 until 2009 and in various other capacities at Citigroup since 2001.

Age: 65
Director Since: 2016
Current Staples Board Committees
- Audit and Finance
Skills and Experience
- Audit, Financial Expertise
- Consumer and Business Sales
- International Operations
- Leadership and Management
- M&A/Integration
- Retail
- Strategy
- Supply Chain/Logistics
Public Company Boards
Current
- Callaway Golf Company
Prior
- Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (2004-2016)
Education
- M.B.A., Stanford University
- B.A., Dartmouth College
Career Highlights

Mr. Lundgren retired in 2016 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., the successor entity following the merger of The Stanley Works and Black and Decker in March 2010. Prior to the merger, Mr. Lundgren served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Stanley Works, a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools and security solutions for professional, industrial and consumer use. Prior to joining The Stanley Works in 2004, Mr. Lundgren served as President — European Consumer Products, of Georgia Pacific Corporation and also held various positions in finance, manufacturing, corporate development and strategic planning with Georgia Pacific and its predecessor companies, namely James River Corporation from 1995 to 1997 and Fort James Corporation from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Lundgren began his business career in brand management at the Gillette Corporation. Mr. Lundgren is also a former member of the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Age: 60
Director Since: 2007
Current Staples Board Committees
- Executive, Nominating and
Corporate Governance
Skills and Experience
- Audit, Financial Expertise
- International Operations
- Leadership and Management
- M&A/Integration
- Real Estate
- Risk Oversight
- Strategy
Public Company Boards
Current
- CBRE Group, Inc.
Prior
- Trammell Crow Company (2002-2006)
Selected Other Positions
- British American Business Council
- Director, Baylor Healthcare System
Foundation
Education
- M.B.A., Harvard Business School
- B.S., Computer Science, Iowa
State University
Career Highlights

Mr. Sulentic has served as Chief Executive Officer of CBRE Group, Inc., a global commercial real estate services company, since 2012 and President since 2010. Mr. Sulentic also has been a member of the CBRE Board since 2012. He previously served as President of the Development Services business from 2006 to 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer and Group President, each from 2009 until 2010. In addition, Mr. Sulentic was a member of CBRE’s Board and Group President of Development Services, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2006 through 2009. Before CBRE, Mr. Sulentic served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Company from 2000 through 2006, and was also Chairman of the Board from 2002 through 2006. He previously served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 1998 to October 2000.

Age: 57
Director Since: 2007
Current Staples Board Committees
- Executive, Nominating and
Corporate Governance
Skills and Experience
- Consumer and Business Sales
- Corporate Governance
- E-commerce/Marketing
- International Operations
- M&A/Integration
- Strategy
Public Company Boards
Prior
- Yankee Candle Corporation (2005-2007)
Education
- M.B.A., Harvard Business School
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of
Texas, Austin
Career Highlights

Mr. Vishwanath has been a Partner at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, since 1993 and is a leader in Bain’s consumer products practice. Mr. Vishwanath first joined Bain in 1986, after working at Procter & Gamble. In his position at Bain, Mr. Vishwanath has counseled numerous Fortune 500 companies on consumer product and brand strategy, as well as marketing. Additionally, he advises CEOs and management teams of the leading global consumer companies on matters of strategy, organization, mergers and performance improvement, including growth, pricing, market spending and optimization, trade and channel management, and cost reduction across the entire value chain. Mr. Vishwanath also has valuable experience in corporate governance. Mr. Vishwanath has published several articles on a variety of consumer product issues, and has spoken to audiences around the world on the topic of growth and brand strategy.

Age: 67
Director Since: 1990
Current Staples Board Committees
- Compensation, Executive
Skills and Experience
- Audit, Financial Expertise
- - Consumer and Business Sales
- E-commerce/Marketing
- International Operations
- IT Management and Security
- Leadership and Management
- M&A/Integration
- Retail
- Risk Oversight
- Strategy
Public Company Boards
Prior
- eFunds Corporation (2002-2007)
- Incon, Inc. (1995-1998)
Selected Other Positions
Current
- Chairman, United Dental Partners
- Director, Transaction Services Group
Prior
- Chairman, Sterling Backcheck Inc. (2010-2015)
- Director, Competitor Group Inc. (2013-2015)
- Trustee, Thunderbird School of Management (2009-2013)
Education
- M.B.A., Boston University, with honors
- B.S., Engineering, Tufts University
Career Highlights

Mr. Walsh has served as a Senior Managing Director of Calera Capital, a private equity firm, since September 2015, and was an Operating Partner of, and outside resource to, Calera Capital since 2008. Mr. Walsh serves on the board of directors of Transaction Services Group, a Calera Capital portfolio company. Before Calera, Mr. Walsh was the Chairman and CEO of eFunds Corporation from 2002 to 2007, a leading provider of risk management, electronic funds transfer services, prepaid card processing, and global outsourcing solutions to more than 10,000 financial services companies in more than 80 countries. eFunds also provides point-of-sale fraud prevention solutions to retailers and electronic benefits processing services to government entities. Additionally, in 2002, Mr. Walsh founded Clareon, which built one of the premiere B2B payment solutions in the U.S., utilizing technology co-developed with the U.S. Treasury. Clareon was later acquired by Fleet/Bank of America.

OUR BOARD RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF EACH OF THE NOMINEES AS DIRECTORS.