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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc (CHRW.OQ)

CHRW.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Wiehoff

57 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Biesterfeld

43 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Jeroen Eijsink

46 2015 President of C.H. Robinson Europe

Jordan Kass

46 2015 President - Managed Services

James Lemke

50 2015 President of Robinson Fresh

Mac Pinkerton

45 2019 President of NAST

Michael Short

48 2015 President of Global Freight Forwarding

Angela Freeman

51 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer

Michael Neill

48 2018 Chief Technology Officer

Christopher O'Brien

50 2015 Chief Commercial Officer

Ben Campbell

53 2015 Secretary,Chief Legal Officer

Scott Anderson

52 2012 Independent Director

Wayne Fortun

70 2001 Independent Director

Timothy Gokey

57 2017 Independent Director

Jodeen Kozlak

56 2013 Independent Director

Brian Short

69 2002 Independent Director

James Stake

66 2009 Independent Director

Mary Steele Guilfoile

65 2012 Independent Director

Paula Tolliver

54 2018 Independent Director

Robert Houghton

2018 Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasury

Biographies

Name Description

John Wiehoff

Mr. John Paul Wiehoff serve as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective May 9, 2019. He has been Chief Executive Officer of C.H. Robinson since May 2002, President of the Company since December 1999, a director since 2001, and became the chairman in January 2007. Previous positions with the company include senior vice president from October 1998, chief financial officer from July 1998 to December 1999, treasurer from August 1997 to June 1998, and corporate controller from 1992 to June 1998. Prior to that, John was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP. John also serves on the Boards of Directors of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) and Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University. Mr. Wiehoff has more than 23 years with the company, including as its chief financial officer and as chief executive officer since 2002. He has deep and direct knowledge of the company’s business and operations. He also has significant public company board experience with Polaris and Donaldson.

Robert Biesterfeld

Mr. Robert C. Biesterfeld, Jr. is appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective May 9, 2019. He was named president of North American Surface Transportation in January 2016. Prior to that, Bob served as Vice President of Truckload from January 2014 to December 2015, Vice President of Sourcing and Temperature Controlled Transportation from January 2013 to December 2014, and General Manager for the U.S. West Sourcing Region for the company’s sourcing division from 2003 to 2011. He began his career with C.H. Robinson in 1999 in the Corporate Procurement and Distribution Services office. Bob serves on several industry and non-profit boards and committees. Bob graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Biesterfeld has approximately 20 years of experience with C.H. Robinson, including investor relations and executive experience as chief operating officer and various other executive positions within the company. He has an extensive and thorough understanding of C.H. Robinson’s operations and the transportation industry in general

Jeroen Eijsink

Mr. Jeroen Eijsink is an President , Europe of the Company. He served as Chief Executive Officer of DHL Freight Germany, where he was responsible for the road and rail transport activities for DHL in Germany from March 2013 to August 2015. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of DHL Freight Belgium, Netherlands, and United Kingdom from January 2011 to February 2013 and managing director of DHL Freight United Kingdom and Ireland from May 2006 to December 2010.

Jordan Kass

Mr. Jordan T. Kass is President - Managed services of the Company. He previously served as Vice President of Management Services from January 2013 to January 2015. Previous positions with C.H. Robinson include director of TMC. Jordan began his career in 1994 at American Backhaulers and subsequently joined C.H. Robinson in 2000 following our acquisition of American Backhaulers. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University.

James Lemke

Mr. James P. Lemke is President of Robinson Fresh a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President from December 2007 to December 2014, having previously served as Vice President, Sourcing since 2003. Prior to that time, he served as the Vice President and Manager of C.H. Robinson’s Corporate Procurement and Distribution Services office. Jim joined the company in 1989. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Minnesota. Jim is also the chairman of the Foundation Board of the United Fresh Produce Association. He also serves as a director for Second Harvest Heartland.

Mac Pinkerton

Mr. Mac S. Pinkerton was President of NAST of the company. Prior executive positions with the company include Vice President, Service Lines from July 2017 to December 2018 and Vice President, Transportation from October 2010 to June 2017. Prior to his executive roles, Mac was General Manager in the Mobile, Alabama and Dallas, Texas offices. Mac began his career with C.H. Robinson in 1997 as a transportation representative. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University.

Michael Short

Mr. Michael J. Short is President of Global Freight Forwarding of the Company. He joined C.H. Robinson through the acquisition of Phoenix International in 2012 and is a 21-year veteran of the global forwarding industry. Prior to being named President, Mike served as Vice President, Global Forwarding North America. Mike held several roles at Phoenix, including Regional Manager, General Manager of the St. Louis office, and Sales Manager. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Angela Freeman

Ms. Angela K. Freeman is Chief Human Resources of the Company. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Human Resources from August 2012 to December 2014. Previous positions with C.H. Robinson include Vice President of Investor Relations and Public Affairs from January 2009 to August 2012 and Director of Investor Relations and Director of Marketing Communications. She also serves as the president of the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson in 1998, Angela was with McDermott/O’Neill & Associates, a Boston-based public affairs firm. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota, and a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics. Angela also serves on the Board of Directors of LeadersUp, a national non-profit organization.

Michael Neill

Mr. Michael W. Neill was Chief Technology Officer of the company in June 2018. Previous positions with the company include IT Director, Application Development from 2010 to 2018; IT Director, Infrastructure and Security from 2005 to 2010; and Software Development Manager from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson in 2002, Mike held IT management positions at ADC Telecommunications and Trans Consolidated Incorporated. Mike also serves as an industry advisory board member to the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Computer Science Department. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and a Master of Science from the University of Minnesota.

Christopher O'Brien

Mr. Christopher J. O'Brien is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Vice President from May 2012 to December 2014. He has served as a Vice President since May 2003. Additional positions with C.H. Robinson include President of the company’s European division and manager of the Raleigh, North Carolina, office. Christopher joined the company in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College in Michigan.

Ben Campbell

Mr. Ben G. Campbell is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Company. Previous positions with the company include Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2009 to December 2014 and Assistant General Counsel from February 2004 to December 2008. Ben joined C.H. Robinson in 2004. Before coming to C.H. Robinson, Ben was a partner at Rider Bennett, LLP, in Minneapolis, MN. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.

Scott Anderson

Mr. Scott P. Anderson is an Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. He has been a director of the company since 2012. He is a special advisor to Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO). He served as president and chief executive officer of Patterson Companies, Inc., from 2010 to 2017. In April 2013, he was elected to the additional responsibility of chairman of the board. Mr. Anderson has worked with Patterson Companies since 1993. Prior to June 2006, when he became president of Patterson Dental Supply, Inc., Mr. Anderson held senior management positions in the dental unit, including vice president, sales, and vice president, marketing. Mr. Anderson became one of the company’s directors in June 2010. Mr. Anderson is a past chairman of the Dental Trade Alliance. Mr. Anderson is a trustee of Gustavus Adolphus College. He serves on the board of directors of the Ordway Theater. Mr. Anderson earned his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. Mr. Anderson has significant public company senior management and executive experience through his service in several senior leadership positions at Patterson Companies. He also has public company board experience, having served as a member of Patterson’s board of directors since 2010. Mr. Anderson also brings substantial sales and marketing expertise to the company, having served as Patterson’s vice president, sales, and vice president, marketing. Mr. Anderson meets the definition of an “Audit Committee Financial Expert” as established by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Wayne Fortun

Mr. Wayne M. Fortun is an Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. He has been a director of C.H. Robinson since 2001. Mr. Fortun joined Hutchinson Technology Inc., a global technology manufacturer, in 1975 and until 1983, he held various positions in engineering, marketing, and operations. In 1983, he was elected director, president, and chief operating officer of Hutchinson Technology Inc., and in May 1996, he was appointed its chief executive officer. In October 2012, he was appointed chairman of the board and retired as chief executive officer. In October 2016, he retired as chairman of the board. Through Mr. Fortun’s long tenure with Hutchinson, including as chief executive officer and member of the board, he possesses significant leadership and strategic planning skills. Because of Hutchinson’s worldwide footprint, Mr. Fortun has broad international business experience relevant to the company’s operations. He also has public company board experience through his membership on the boards of Hutchinson and G&K Services, Inc.

Timothy Gokey

Mr. Timothy C. Gokey serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Gokey joined C.H. Robinson as a director in 2017. On September 12, 2018, Mr. Gokey was named Broadridge Financial Solutions’ (NYSE: BR) chief executive offer, effective January 2, 2019. At that time he was also appointed to the Broadridge board of directors. Prior to the appointment he served as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gokey joined Broadridge Financial Solutions in 2010 as chief corporate development officer. Mr. Gokey was promoted to corporate senior vice president and chief operating officer in 2012. He was appointed to president of Broadridge in September 2017. Prior to Broadridge, Mr. Gokey served as president, Retail Tax for H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) and as a partner at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Gokey earned a Doctorate in Finance and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Management Engineering. hrough his service as president and chief operating officer of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Mr. Gokey has developed exceptional leadership and execution skills and has broad public company knowledge and expertise. He is also deeply involved in Broadridge’s international operations and technology organization. In his prior roles with Broadridge, as well as H&R Block and McKinsey & Company, Mr. Gokey has demonstrated expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, and other growth-related activities. Mr. Gokey meets the definition of an “Audit Committee Financial Expert” as established by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Jodeen Kozlak

Ms. Jodeen A. Kozlak is Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. She joined C.H. Robinson as a director in 2013. Ms. Kozlak is the founder and chief executive officer of Kozlak Capital Partners, LLC, a private consulting firm. Prior to this role, Ms. Kozlak served as the global senior vice president of human resources of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) from February 2016 to November 2017. Prior to joining Alibaba Group, Ms. Kozlak was the executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) from March 2007 until February 2016. Prior to joining Target in 2001, Kozlak was a partner in the litigation practice of Greene Espel, PLLP, a Minnesota law firm. She also previously served as a senior associate at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly and a senior auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co., both in Minneapolis. Ms. Kozlak serves as a board member of Aspen Dental, and MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG). She joined the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees in 2018, is past president of the board of directors of The Guthrie Theater, a fellow of the Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) at Stanford University and a member of the Stanford Advisory Board on Longevity. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the College of St. Thomas and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota. Through her human resources executive leadership at Target and Alibaba Group, Ms. Kozlak has developed significant knowledge and expertise in human capital strategy, global operations, and digital transformation. Her experience has also given her a deep understanding of executive compensation within a public company.

Brian Short

Mr. Brian P. Short is Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. He has been a director of the company since 2002. He is chief executive officer of Leamington Co., a holding company with interests in transportation, community banking, agricultural production, and real estate. Leamington operates AMMF, St. Paul Flight Center, Inc., First Farmers & Merchants Banks, and Benson Parking Services, Inc. Mr. Short also serves as a legal mediator and previously served as a United States Magistrate. His community service has included service on the board of directors of Catholic Charities, St. Joseph’s Home for Children, Saint Thomas Academy, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, and William Mitchell College of Law. He also serves on the board of directors of the St. Francis Mission Foundation, the Advisory Council to the Law School of the University of Notre Dame and the board of governors of the Law School of the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Short has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and is also a graduate of its law school. Mr. Short has significant executive experience and, in particular, has experience in the trucking industry through his leadership position at Admiral Merchants Motor Freight, a trucking and transportation services company. In addition, with Mr. Short’s legal background and experience, he provides valuable insight into the company’s enterprise risk management areas. Mr. Short meets the definition of an “Audit Committee Financial Expert” as established by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

James Stake

Mr. James B. Stake is an Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. He joined C.H. Robinson as a director in 2009. Mr. Stake retired from 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) in 2008, serving most recently as executive vice president of 3M’s Enterprise Services. He served in a variety of leadership positions at 3M Company, leading global health care, industrial, and commercial businesses ranging in size from $100 million to over $3 billion. During his career he served over 12 years of foreign assignments in Europe and South America. In addition to his career at 3M Company, Mr. Stake serves as a board member and chairs the compensation committee for Otter Tail Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR), is chairman of the board for Ativa Medical Corp., and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Mr. Stake holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mary Steele Guilfoile

Ms. Mary J. Steele Guilfoile is an Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Ms. Guilfoile joined C.H. Robinson as a director in 2012. Ms. Guilfoile is chairman of MG Advisors, Inc., a privately owned financial services merger and acquisition advisory and consulting services firm. Prior to joining MG Advisors in 2002, Ms. Guilfoile spent twelve years with JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and its predecessor companies, Chase Manhattan Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation, as executive vice president, corporate treasurer, and chief administrative officer for its investment bank, and various merger integration, executive management and strategic planning positions. Ms. Guilfoile currently serves on the boards of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG), where she is chairman of the audit committee; Hudson, Ltd (NYSE: HUD), where she serves as chairman of the audit committee; and Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI). Ms. Guilfoile earned her Master of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College.

Paula Tolliver

Ms. Paula C. Tolliver is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Tolliver currently serves as corporate vice president and chief information officer at Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC). Prior to joining Intel in 2016, Ms. Tolliver served as corporate vice president of Business Services and chief information officer at the Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DWDP) from 2012 to 2016. Ms. Tolliver also led a services business for Dow Chemical, in addition to holding a variety of other roles in her 20 plus years with the company. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems and Computer Science from Ohio University. Ms. Tolliver has significant experience and expertise in the areas of information technology and innovation. She also has demonstrated the ability to successfully lead a service business. Ms. Tolliver meets the definition of an “Audit Committee Financial Expert” as established by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Robert Houghton

Mr. Robert ("Bob") Houghton serves as Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasury of the Company. Houghton brings 20+ years of finance experience, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for Sherwin-Williams' General Industrial Division. He also held leadership roles in financial planning & analysis and synergy capture in the Sherwin-Williams / Valspar transaction. He spent 15 years at General Mills in various finance roles, including Director of Investor Relations. Bob earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management and a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis.