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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.OQ)

BBBY.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Harriet Edelman

64 2020 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Tritton

56 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gustavo Arnal

50 2020 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

John Hartmann

56 2020 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, President - buybuy BABY, Inc

Arlene Hong

51 2020 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

Cindy Davis

61 2020 Executive Vice President, Chief Brand Officer, President - Decorist

Joe Hartsig

56 2020 Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, President - Harmon Stores Inc

Rafeh Masood

41 2020 Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

Gregg Melnick

50 2020 Executive Vice President, Chief Stores Officer

Robyn D Elia

47 2020 Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer

John Fleming

61 2019 Independent Director

Sue Gove

61 2019 Independent Director

Jeffrey Kirwan

53 2019 Independent Director

Johnathan Osborne

39 2018 Independent Director

Harsha Ramalingam

61 2019 Independent Director

Virginia Ruesterholz

59 2017 Independent Director

Joshua Schechter

47 2019 Independent Director

Andrea Weiss

65 2019 Independent Director

Mary Winston

58 2019 Independent Director

Ann Yerger

58 2019 Independent Director

Janet Barth

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Harriet Edelman

Ms. Harriet Edelman serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Harriet Edelman, Experience. Special Advisor to the Chairman, Emigrant Bank (2019 – present). Vice Chairman, Emigrant Bank (2010 – 2019). Special Advisor to the Chairman, Emigrant Bank (2008 – 2010). Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Head of Business Transformation; Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain; various senior leadership positions in Sales, Marketing and New Product Development, Avon Products, Inc. (1979 – 2008). She holds Bachelor of Music, Bucknell University and MBA, Fordham Gabelli School of Business

Mark Tritton

Mr. Mark J. Tritton serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Effective November 04, 2019. Mr. Tritton has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry, including most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer at Target Corporation, where he was instrumental in transforming the omni-channel shopping experience. He has end-to-end retail industry experience in merchandising, design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution at some of the world's leading iconic retailers and brands. In addition to Target, this includes Nordstrom, Inc., Timberland LLC and Nike, Inc. he holds ?Bachelor of Education in English and History, University of Sydney, Australia

Gustavo Arnal

Mr. Gustavo Arnal serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Gustavo Arnal joined the Company as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in May 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Arnal served as Group CFO of Avon from 2019 to 2020, and as CFO, International Divisions and Global Functions of Walgreens Boots Alliance from 2017 to 2018. Prior to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Mr. Arnal worked at Procter & Gamble for over twenty years, with senior positions including CFO India, Middle East and Africa, and CFO Global Fabric & Home Care.

John Hartmann

Mr. John R. Hartmann serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, President - buybuy BABY, Inc of the Company. John Hartmann joined the Company as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company and President of buybuy BABY, Inc. in May 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hartmann served as President and Chief Executive Officer of True Value Company from 2013 to 2020.

Arlene Hong

Ms. Arlene S. Hong serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hong served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of FULLBEAUTY Brands from 2018 to 2020. Prior to that, she served in two separate roles at Amazon from 2014 to 2018, first as General Counsel of Quidsi, Amazon’s largest retail subsidiary, and subsequently as Senior Corporate Counsel for Amazon’s NA Softlines business.

Cindy Davis

Ms. Cindy Davis serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Brand Officer, President - Decorist of the Company. Cindy Davis joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Company and President of Decorist, LLC in May 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Davis served as EVP and Chief Digital Marketing Officer of L Brands from 2018 to 2020 and as EVP, Consumer Experience of Disney ABC Television Group at The Walt Disney Company from 2015 to 2018.

Joe Hartsig

Mr. Joe Hartsig serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, President - Harmon Stores Inc of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hartsig served as Chief Merchandising Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance from 2016 to 2020, as Head of Marketing and Digital Commerce at Walgreens Boots Alliance from 2015 to 2016 and as Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer at Essendant from 2013 to 2015.

Rafeh Masood

Mr. Rafeh Masood serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Masood served as Chief Digital Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club from 2017 to 2020 and as Vice President, Customer Innovation Technology at Dick’s Sporting Goods from 2013 to 2017.

Gregg Melnick

Mr. Gregg A. Melnick serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Stores Officer of the Company. Mr. Melnick served as interim Chief Digital Officer of the Company from December 2019 to May 2020 and as Chief Operations Officer, Digital from 2018 to 2019. Prior to joining the Company in 2018, Mr. Melnick was President of Party City Holdings from 2014 to 2018.

Robyn D Elia

Ms. Robyn M. D Elia serves as Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Ms. D’Elia served as Vice President—Finance from 2015 to 2018, 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. Ms. D’Elia joined the Company in 1996.

John Fleming

Mr. John E. Fleming serves as 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 serves as Independent Director 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 .

Jeffrey Kirwan

Mr. Jeffrey A. Kirwan serves as 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 serves as 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 serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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 at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Virginia Ruesterholz

Ms. Virginia P. Ruesterholz serves as 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 serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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 serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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 University and a Masters of Administrative Science from TheJohns Hopkins University. She also completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Business Schooland The Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Mary Winston

Ms. Mary A. Winston CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. she is no longer as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the company. Effective November 04, 20109. 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.

Ann Yerger

Ms. Ann Yerger serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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