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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Gaston

60 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Eugene Castagna

52 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer

Mary Winston

57 2019 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robyn D Elia

46 2018 Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

Matthew Fiorilli

61 1999 Senior Vice President - Stores

Susan Lattmann

50 2018 Chief Administrative Officer

Stephanie Bell-Rose

60 2018 Independent Director

Harriet Edelman

63 2019 Independent Director

John Fleming

60 2019 Independent Director

Sue Gove

60 2019 Independent Director

Jeff Kirwan

2019 Independent Director

Johnathan Osborne

37 2018 Independent Director

Harsha Ramalingam

60 2019 Independent Director

Virginia Ruesterholz

57 2017 Independent Director

Joshua Schechter

2019 Independent Director

Andrea Weiss

64 2019 Independent Director

Ann Yerger

57 2019 Independent Director

Janet Barth

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Gaston

Mr. Patrick R. Gaston is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. he was Lead Independent Director of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. He is Chief Executive Officer of Gaston Consulting. His firm focuses on building public/private partnerships that address youth development, education and humanitarian response. He also serves as an adjunct professor of business management at the Community College of Denver. From January 2013 through February 2016, he was President of the Western Union Foundation, which supports economic development, workforce preparedness, education and disaster relief efforts throughout the world. From January to December 2012, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Gastal Networks, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in corporate social responsibility initiatives. From January to December 2011, he served a one-year term as Executive in Residence and Senior Advisor with the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to support the rebuilding efforts in Haiti. From 2003 and until January 2011, Mr. Gaston was President of the Verizon Foundation. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Gaston held a variety of management positions at Verizon Communications Inc. and its predecessors since 1984, including positions in operations, marketing, human resources, strategic planning and government relations. He has been a director of the Company since 2007. He currently volunteers as a board member for several non-profit organizations, including the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and America’s Charities.

Eugene Castagna

Mr. Eugene A. Castagna, CPA, is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Castagna served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2006 to 2014, as Assistant Treasurer from 2002 to 2006 and as Vice President—Finance from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Castagna joined the Company in 1994.

Mary Winston

Ms. Mary A. Winston CPA is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Ms. Winston is a seasoned executive with significant governance expertise across a broad range of industries, having served on large public company boards and audit committees for many years. She has a strong background in all aspects of finance and accounting, as well as experience in M&A, corporate strategy, cost restructuring programs, corporate governance/compliance, and investor relations/communications. Among other roles, she has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Family Dollar Stores Inc., Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Giant Eagle, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Scholastic Corporation, Vice President and Controller of Visteon Corporation and Vice President, Global Financial Operations at Pfizer Inc. in the Pharmaceuticals Group. Ms. Winston currently serves as President at WinsCo Enterprises Inc., a financial and board governance consulting firm. She has served on the boards of Plexus Corp and SuperValu Inc. and is currently a member of the boards of Acuity Brands, Inc., Domtar Corporation and Dover Corporation. Ms. Winston received a Bachelors degree of Accounting from theUniversity of Wisconsin, an MBA in Finance, Marketing and International Business fromNorthwestern University'sKellogg Graduate School, and is a CPA, as well as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

Robyn D Elia

Ms. Robyn M. D Elia is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. D'Elia has been with the Company since 1996, and was formerly Vice President - Finance, since 2015. Previously, she served as Vice President - Controller from 2006 to 2015, Vice President - Financial Planning & Control in 2006, and Assistant Controller from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. D'Elia was with the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen.

Matthew Fiorilli

Mr. Matthew F. Fiorilli is Senior Vice President - Stores of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. He served as Vice President - Stores of the Company. Mr. Fiorilli joined the Company in 1973.

Susan Lattmann

Ms. Susan E. Lattmann is Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Ms. Lattmann served as Vice President—Finance from 2006 to 2014, as Vice President—Controller from 2001 to 2006 and as Controller from 2000 to 2001. Ms. Lattmann is a certified public accountant and joined the Company in 1996.

Stephanie Bell-Rose

Ms. Stephanie Bell-Rose is Independent Director of the Company. She is Senior Managing Director at TIAA and Head of the TIAA Institute, which produces original research and insights on issues pertaining to financial security and organizational effectiveness in the educational, nonprofit and public sectors. Before joining TIAA in 2010, Ms. Bell-Rose served as a managing director at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and president of its foundation, and as counsel and program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is a Trustee of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Council on Foundations and the Public Welfare Foundation. Bell-Rose is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Leadership Council, the Economic Club of New York, and the Women’s Forum of New York, and she is Trustee Emerita of the Barnes Foundation and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History.

Harriet Edelman

Ms. Harriet Edelman has been appointed as Independent Director of the company, Effective May 01, 2019. Harriet Edelman, current Vice Chairman, Emigrant Bank and former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Business Transformation, and Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain of Avon Products Inc.

John Fleming

Mr. John E. Fleming is Independent Director of the company. he has served as a member of the Advisory Board of UNTUCKit LLC, a casual men's apparel company, since December 2017 , as a member of the Board of Directors of r21Holdings, Inc., a specialty retailer of young men and women's casual apparel and accessories, since August 2017 , and as a member of the Board of Directors of The Visual Comfort Group, a lighting company that serves both wholesale and direct to consumer channels, since May 2017 . Additionally, Mr. Fleming has served as an independent director and advisor since August 2016 . Previously, Mr. Fleming was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Global eCommerce of Uniqlo Co. Ltd., a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer, from October 2013 to August 2016 . Prior to that, he was at Walmart, Inc. ("Walmart"), a multinational retail corporation, from 2000 to 2010, where he held a number of executive positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (2005 to 2006) and Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer (2007 to 2010). From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Fleming was the Chief Executive Officer of Walmart.com, Walmart's e-commerce platform, and was the Chief Merchandising Officer in 2000. He began his career at Dayton Hudson, previously a department store chain, and rose through the ranks to become the Senior Vice President of Merchandising. He was at Dayton Hudson from 1981 to 2000. Since April 2005 , Mr. Fleming has served on the Board of Directors of USA Hockey Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Hockey. He previously served on the Board of Directors of each of Stitch Fix, an online subscription and personal styling service, from 2012 to 2014, Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, a supermarket portfolio, from 2012 to 2014 and Walmart de México y Centroamérica, the Mexican and Central American Walmart division, from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Fleming received his B.A. from Colorado College .

Sue Gove

Ms. Sue E. Gove is Independent Directorf of the company. she is President of Excelsior Advisors, LLC, a retail consulting and advisory firm, and serves as a Senior Advisor to Alvarez & Marsal, a corporate consulting firm. Prior to founding Excelsior Advisors in August 2014 , she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc., an American golf specialty retailer, from October 2012 to April 2014 and President, from February 2012 to April 2014 . Ms. Gove also served Golfsmith as Chief Operating Officer from September 2008 to October 2012 , as Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 to July 2012 and as Executive Vice President from September 2008 to February 2012 . In addition, Ms. Gove spent 25 years at Zale Corporation, a jewelry retailer, where she served in senior financial, operating and strategic roles, culminating in the EVP and Chief Operating Officer role. Ms. Gove currently serves on the boards of Tailored Brands, Inc., a retail holding company for various men's apparel stores since August 2017 and Iconix Brand Group, Inc., a brand management company. Previously, she was a director of each of Logitech International SA, a provider of personal computer and mobile peripherals, from September 2015 until September 2018 and AutoZone Inc., a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, from July 2005 until December 2017 . Ms. Gove received her BBA from the University of Texas at Austin .

Jeff Kirwan

Mr. Jeffrey A. Kirwan is Independent Director of the company. he will be appointed Executive Chairman of Maurices Incorporated ("maurices"), a specialty retailer focused on women's value apparel, upon the closing of the acquisition of a majority equity stake in maurices by OpCapita Consumer Opportunities Fund II LP, which is expected to close by early summer 2019. Previously, Mr. Kirwan served as the Global President and Chief Executive Officer, Gap ("Gap"), a division of The Gap, Inc., a worldwide clothing and accessories retailer, from December 2014 until March 2018 . Prior to that, he worked at Gap China as Executive Vice President and President, from February 2013 to December 2014 , and as Senior Vice President, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer from May 2011 to February 2013 . Previously, he worked as Senior Vice President, Stores and Operations, Old Navy, a division of The Gap, Inc., from August 2008 to May 2011 , and at Old Navy Canada as Senior Vice President and General Manager, from March 2008 to August 2008 , and as Vice President and General Manager, from April 2007 to March 2008 . Mr. Kirwan received his B.S. from Rhode Island College and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland University College . Joshua E. Schechter , 45, is a private investor.

Johnathan Osborne

Mr. Johnathan B. Osborne is Independent Director of the Company. He is the CEO of Red Antler, a branding company, which he co-founded in 2007. Leading a multi-disciplinary team of strategists, designers, marketers and engineers with his co-founders at Red Antler, Osborne has helped define a new generation of products and services that people love. Since 2007, he has worked with founders of top, fast-growing companies across categories including Casper, Allbirds, Brandless, Foursquare, and Birchbox, advising them on how to build category-defining experiences. In addition, Osborne oversees Red Antler’s operations and venture partnerships, and frequently speaks to venture portfolios, accelerators, and at conferences about the role of brand in building a category leading business. Prior to founding Red Antler, Osborne opened the New York office of Consortium, a boutique creative shop based in Auckland, New Zealand. He began his career at advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi working with global brands. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University with a degree in Business and is active with their Entrepreneurship program and Cornell Tech.

Harsha Ramalingam

Mr. Harsha Ramalingam has been appointed as Independent Director of the company, Effective May 01, 2019. Mr. Ramalingam, who currently serves as a senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group and who is the President and Owner of his own consulting firm, brings over 30 years of operational leadership experience and global expertise in areas including information technology and internet software. He has previously served in various leadership roles at Amazon.com, Inc., including as Global Vice President of the e-commerce Platform Group, which included ownership of the Chief Information Officer and CISO Functions, and also as a member of the Consumer Leadership Team responsible for the Company's consumer business. During his tenure of just under seven years as a senior executive at Amazon.com, Inc., the Company grew from less than$20 billionin revenue to over$100 billion. Mr. Ramalingam also spent six years at EMC Corporation, including as Vice President, Products and Operations of EMC's SaaS/Cloud business, where he was responsible for R&D, product and program management, financing, and technical and business operations from conception to launch. While at EMC, he successfully executed EMC's acquisition and integration of Mozy. He spent the earlier part of his career in various information management and technology roles. Mr. Ramalingam previously served on the board of Intralinks Inc. Mr. Ramalingam received a Bachelor of Technology from theIndian Institute of Technology, an MBA in General Management from the Indian Institute of Management and received an Executive Education atStanford UniversityGraduate School of Business.

Virginia Ruesterholz

Ms. Virginia P. Ruesterholz is Independent Director of the Company. She served as Executive Vice President—Strategic Initiatives of Verizon Communications Inc. from January 1, 2012 until her retirement in July 2012. From 2009 to 2011, she was President of Verizon Services Operations, a $10 billion global shared-services business group with over 25,000 employees that operated Verizon’s wireline network as well as the finance operations, real estate and supply chain services that supported all Verizon companies. Prior to 2009, Ms. Ruesterholz served as President of Verizon Telecom from 2006, where she oversaw the U.S. rollout of the high-speed fiber optic network known as Fios®. She joined New York Telephone (a predecessor to Verizon Communications) as a manager in 1984 and served in positions of increasing responsibility during her career there and in its successor companies, up to her retirement. She serves on the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Stevens Institute of Technology, where she has served as Chair for the past 5 years, up until May 22, 2018.

Joshua Schechter

Mr. Joshua E. Schechter is Independent Director of the company. he is a private investor. Mr. Schechter has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SunWorks, Inc., a premier provider of high-performance solar power solutions, since May 2018 and as a director since April 2018 , as a director of Genesco Inc., a specialty retailer of footwear and accessories, since April 2018 through Genesco's 2019 annual meeting, Viad Corp, an S&P SmallCap 600 international experiential services company, since April 2015 , and a director of Support.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software and services, since June 2016 . He previously served as a director of Aderans Co., Ltd. ("Aderans"), a multi-national company engaged in hair-related business, and as the Executive Chairman of Aderans America Holdings, Inc., Aderans' holding company in the United States , from August 2008 to May 2015 . From 2001 to June 2013 , Mr. Schechter served as Managing Director of Steel Partners Ltd., a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, and from 2008 to June 2013 , Mr. Schechter served as co-President of Steel Partners Japan Asset Management, LP, a private company offering investment services. Mr. Schechter previously served on the board of directors of The Pantry, Inc., a leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country, from March 2014 until the completion of its sale in March 2015 , WHX Corporation (n/k/a Handy & Harman Ltd.), a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading market positions in many of the markets it serves, from 2005 until 2008; and Puroflow, Inc. (n/k/a Argan, Inc.), a provider of a full range of power industry and telecommunications infrastructure services, from 2001 until 2003. Mr. Schechter earned an MPA in Professional Accounting and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin .

Andrea Weiss

Ms. Andrea M. Weiss has been appointed as Independent Director of the company, Effective May 01, 2019. Ms. Weiss was an early innovator in multi-channel commerce and brings nearly 30 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience in the retail industry, currently serving as Founding Partner of The O Alliance, LLC and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Retail Consulting Inc. She is recognized as a pioneer in creating a seamless customer experience, and has been a key player in transforming retail into the digital space. She also has extensive experience developing high-level business strategy and tactical execution plans, including implementing turnaround initiatives for leading brands in the U.S. andEurope. She has held executive leadership roles at dELiA*s, Inc., The Limited Inc., GUESS, Inc.,Ann Taylor Stores, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. Ms. Weiss is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Governance Fellow and was named to the NACD Top 100 Best Public Directors in 2016. Ms. Weiss previously served on the boards of GSI Commerce, Pep Boys, Chico's FAS, Inc. and Nutrisystem, Inc. She currently serves as a director on the boards of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and RPT Realty. Ms. Weiss received a Bachelor of Fine Arts fromVirginia Commonwealth Universityand a Masters of Administrative Science from TheJohns Hopkins University. She also completed post-graduate studies atHarvard Business Schooland The Kellogg School atNorthwestern University.

Ann Yerger

Ms. Ann Yerger has been appointed as Independent Director of the company, Effective May 01, 2019. she spent nearly 20 years with the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), including ten years in leadership as CII's Executive Director. CII is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of asset owners, asset managers and other service providers representing assets under management of approximately$40 trillionfocused on effective corporate governance practices. Previously, Ms. Yerger was the Investor Responsibility Research Center's Deputy Director for Corporate Governance Service. Ms. Yerger's deep corporate governance and shareholder-oriented work also includes service as an advisor toSpencer Stuart'sNorth American Board Practice group, which helps companies strengthen their boards and improve their effectiveness, a member ofGrant Thornton'sAudit Quality Advisory Council, executive director of EY's Center for Board Matters, and as a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Investor Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board, the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council and the U.S. Treasury Department's Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. She has also testified before Congressional committees on important corporate governance and investor protection issues. ICGN, the International Corporate Governance Network, previously awarded Ms. Yerger with the "ICGN Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance," which is granted for exceptional achievements towards improving corporate governance, in recognition of her work in galvanizing investor collaborative initiatives resulting in significant advances in American corporate governance over 25 years. She is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow and an independent director of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company and chairs its Governance Committee and serves on the Compensation and Executive Organization

Janet Barth