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Terry Burman has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since February 2013 and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Burman served as Lead Independent Director and a member of the Office of the Chairman from September 2015 to December 2015. From March 2001 to January 2011, Mr. Burman was the Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet"), a specialty jewelry retailer. Mr. Burman joined Signet in 1995 as the Chairman and CEO of Sterling Jewelers, Inc., a U.S. division of Signet. Before joining Signet, Mr. Burman held various senior executive positions of increasing responsibility with Barry's Jewelers, Inc., a specialty jewelry retailer, from 1980 to 1995, including President and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1995. Prior to that, Mr. Burman was a partner with Roberts Department Stores, a regional department store chain specializing in apparel. Mr. Burman has served as the Lead Independent Director of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a clothing retailer, since May 2017 and on the board of directors of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., since January 2014 and Learning Care Group, the second largest provider of early childhood care and education services in the U.S., since July 2014. Mr. Burman also served on the board of directors of Signet until January 2011. Mr. Burman served on the board of directors of YCC Holdings LLC, a retailer of candles, fragrances and other products, from October 2007 until it was acquired in October 2013, and served as chairman of the board and a director of Zale Corporation, a jewelry retailer, from May 2013 until it was acquired in May 2014. In nominating Mr. Burman to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his extensive executive, financial and management expertise and experience, his experience as a chief executive officer in the retail industry, his significant international management experience, and his general business and financial acumen.
Steven R. Becker has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since July 2012 and was appointed its Chief Executive Officer in December 2015. Prior to becoming CEO of Tuesday Morning, Mr. Becker served as Chairman of the Board of the Company from July 2012 until September 2015 and as Executive Chairman and head of the Office of the Chairman from September 2015 until December 2015. Prior to becoming CEO of Tuesday Morning, Mr. Becker spent 20 years in the investment management industry with a focus on investing in middle market public companies. Mr. Becker has extensive public company board experience having previously served as a board member at a variety of public companies including, Hot Topic, Inc., an apparel retailer, Ruby Tuesday, a national restaurant company, Emcore, a semiconductor producer, Plato Learning, an educational software Company, Pixelworks, a semiconductor producer, Fuel Systems Solutions, a manufacturer of alternative energy systems, and Special Diversified Opportunities, a holding company that owns businesses in a variety of industries, among others. Prior to becoming CEO of Tuesday Morning, Mr. Becker was the co-managing partner at Becker Drapkin Asset Management, whose predecessor, Greenway Capital, he founded in 2005. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Becker was a partner at Special Situations Funds, a New York City-based asset manager. Prior to joining Special Situations Funds, Mr. Becker was a part of the distressed debt and leveraged equities research team at Bankers Trust Securities. Mr. Becker began his career at Manley Fuller Asset Management in New York as a small cap analyst. In nominating Mr. Becker to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered the insights Mr. Becker brings through his prior service as a director of our Company, his demonstrated leadership and experience as our Chief Executive Officer and his extensive financial experience, in both public and private companies, which provides the Board with valuable expertise in corporate finance, strategic planning, and corporate governance.
James T. Corcoran has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since November 2017. He has served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purple Mountain Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm, since June 2017. Prior to founding Purple Mountain Capital Partners LLC, he served as a Principal at Highfields Capital Management, a value-oriented investment management firm in Boston, from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Corcoran worked as an investment banking analyst for Credit Suisse (USA), Inc. in its leveraged finance and restructuring group, from 2006 to 2008, in addition to working in its hedge funds investment group, from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Corcoran received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his AB with honors in Economics and Political Science from the University of Chicago and is a CFA charterholder.
Barry S. Gluck has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since January 2017. Mr. Gluck served in various Senior Management positions with Ross Stores Inc. ("Ross") from 1989 to 2007, most recently as Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and Store Planning and Allocation. Prior to joining Ross, Mr. Gluck was with Today's Man as Vice President, General Merchandise Manager and Chief Merchandising Officer and with Macy's Department Stores as Vice President Divisional Merchandising Manager. Since 2012, Mr. Gluck has served as the Founder and Managing Director of Gluck Consulting LLC, a management consultant group which focuses primarily on off-price/value channels. In nominating Mr. Gluck to serve as a director of the Company, the Board considered his 30-years of off-price and value channel experience, his extensive executive, marketing and management expertise having served as a chief merchandising officer in the retail industry, and his general business and financial acumen
Frank M. Hamlin has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since April 2014. Mr. Hamlin has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Tailored Brands, Inc. since September 6, 2017. From June 2014 to August 26, 2016 Mr. Hamlin served as Chief Marketing Officer of GameStop Corp., a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. Mr. Hamlin previously served as Executive Vice President and GM, Marketing and E-Commerce of Guitar Center, Inc., a musical instruments retailer, from June 2010 until May 2014, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of E-Miles, LLC, an interactive marketing company, from February 2007 to June 2010. From July 2004 until February 2007, he was Director of Marketing, Central Market Division for H.E. Butt Grocery, a fresh, specialty and prepared foods retailer. Prior to that time, Mr. Hamlin held various positions with Brierley & Partners, E-Rewards, Inc., Arista Records and The Walt Disney Company. In nominating Mr. Hamlin to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered the various senior executive-level positions he has held with retail service companies, as well as his extensive experience in marketing, branding strategy and customer engagement.
William Montalto has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since June 2013. Mr. Montalto served as a consultant to Tuesday Morning pursuant to a consulting agreement from July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016. Prior to that, from January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016, Mr. Montalto was an employee of Tuesday Morning in an interim position as Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer to assist in the search and hiring of the Chief Information Officer and Head of Supply Chain. From August 20, 2015 through December 31, 2015, Mr. Montalto served as a consultant to Tuesday Morning. Mr. Montalto served in various positions with Sterling Jewelers, the U.S. division of Signet, a specialty jewelry retailer, from 1986 to 2012. Mr. Montalto served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Jewelers from 2006 until his retirement in June 2012, and he previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the division from 2002 until 2006 and in various other capacities with the division prior to 2002. Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Montalto served as a retail management consultant for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1980 to 1986, where he led significant systems planning and development consulting engagements for a variety of major retailers. In nominating Mr. Montalto to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his operational expertise and extensive knowledge in all aspects of retailing including information technology, real estate and marketing.
Sherry M. Smith has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since April 2014. Ms. Smith served in various positions with Supervalu Inc., a grocery retailer and food distributor, from 1987 to 2013. Ms. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Supervalu Inc. from December 2010 until August 2013, and she previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance from 2006 until 2010, Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 2002 until 2005, and in various other capacities with Supervalu Inc. prior to 2002. Prior to joining Supervalu Inc., Ms. Smith held various positions with McGladrey LLP, a public accounting firm. Ms. Smith has served on the board of directors of Deere & Company, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural, turf, construction and forestry equipment, since December 2011, and currently serves as a member of the audit committee and finance committee. Ms. Smith has also served on the board of directors of Realogy Holdings Corporation since December 2014, and currently serves on its audit committee. Ms. Smith has served on the board of directors of Piper Jaffrey Corp since January 2016, and currently serves on its compensation committee and audit committee. Since January 2015, Ms. Smith has served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), a group that advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic issues, project priorities and other matters. In nominating Ms. Smith to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered her leadership qualities developed from her experience while serving as a senior executive and as Chief Financial Officer of Supervalu Inc., the breadth of her experiences in auditing, finance, accounting, compensation, strategic planning, and other areas of oversight, and her subject matter knowledge in the areas of finance and accounting and other board experience.
Richard S Willis has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since July 2012. Since January 2016, Mr. Willis has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies, an innovative retail pharmacy that combines traditional pharmacy services with natural health and beauty products and expert practitioners. From September 2011 through December 2015, Mr. Willis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Speed Commerce, Inc. (formerly Navarre Corporation), one of the nation's largest omni channel, pure play, end-to-end e-commerce solution providers. Mr. Willis previously served as the Executive Chairman of Charlotte Russe, a mall-based specialty retailer of fashionable, value-priced apparel and accessories, from January 2011 to September 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Willis served as President of Shoes for Crews, a seller of slip resistant footwear. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Willis was President and Chief Executive Officer of Baker & Taylor Corporation, a global distributor of books, DVDs and music. Previously, Mr. Willis served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Troll Communications and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Sports. Mr. Willis served four terms as Chairman of the Board of Regents at Baylor University. In nominating Mr. Willis to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his considerable executive leadership experience across multiple industries, including distribution businesses that serve retailers and their suppliers, and his significant expertise in operating businesses and directing transformative plans, including executive level experiences of more than 20 years in retail and manufacturing industries.