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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

Robert Biesterfeld

44 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Zechmeister

53 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Michael Castagnetto

43 2020 President of Robinson Fresh

Jeroen Eijsink

47 2015 President of C.H. Robinson Europe

Jordan Kass

47 2015 President - Managed Services

Mac Pinkerton

46 2019 President of NAST

Michael Short

49 2015 President of Global Freight Forwarding

Angela Freeman

52 2019 Chief Human Resources and ESG Officer

Michael Neill

49 2018 Chief Technology Officer

Christopher O'Brien

51 2015 Chief Commercial Officer

Ben Campbell

54 2015 Secretary,Chief Legal Officer

Kermit Crawford

61 2020 Director

Scott Anderson

53 2012 Independent Director

Wayne Fortun

71 2001 Independent Director

Timothy Gokey

58 2017 Independent Director

Jodee Kozlak

57 2013 Independent Director

Brian Short

70 2002 Independent Director

James Stake

67 2009 Independent Director

Mary Steele Guilfoile

66 2012 Independent Director

Paula Tolliver

55 2018 Independent Director

Robert Houghton

2019 Vice President, Corporate Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Biesterfeld

Mr. Robert C. Biesterfeld Jr. serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has been the president and the chief executive officer of C.H. Robinson since May 2019. Prior to becoming chief executive officer in May 2019, he held the positions of chief operating officer from March 2018 to May 2019, president of North American Surface Transportation from January 2016 to December 2018, vice president of Truckload from January 2014 to December 2015, and vice president of Temperature Controlled Transportation and Sourcing Services from January 2013 to December 2013. He began his career with Robinson Fresh in 1999. Currently, Mr. Biesterfeld serves on the Board of Directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), and as a trustee of the Winona State University Foundation. He graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Arts.

Michael Zechmeister

Mr. Michael P. Zechmeister serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Before coming to C.H. Robinson, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer of United Natural Foods, Inc., a food wholesaler, from 2015 to August 2019. Prior to joining United Natural Foods, Inc., Mike spent 25 years at General Mills, Inc. holding a variety of leadership roles, including Vice President of Finance for the Pillsbury Division, Vice President of Finance for U.S. Retail Sales, and Treasurer. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and earned a MBA in Finance, Marketing, and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mike also serves on the Board of Overseers for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Michael Castagnetto

Mr. Michael Castagnetto serves as President of Robinson Fresh of the Company. Prior executive positions with the company include Vice President, General Manager, and Director of Sourcing from 2013 to 2019. Prior to his executive roles, Michael held various customer facing roles within the company. He began his career with C.H. Robinson through the acquisition of FoodSource, Inc. in 2005. He is a board member of the United Fresh Produce Association and the Pinky Swear Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Jeroen Eijsink

Mr. Jeroen Eijsink serves as President of C.H. Robinson Europe of the Company. Jeroen previously 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. Prior to joining Deutsche Post DHL, Jeroen held various management positions at Siemens in Germany.

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 the TMC division. 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.

Mac Pinkerton

Mr. Mac S. Pinkerton serves as 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 ("Phoenix") 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. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson, he held a number of roles at Phoenix, including Regional Manager, Sales Manager, and General Manager of the St. Louis office. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Angela Freeman

Ms. Angela K. Freeman serves as Chief Human Resources and ESG Officer of the Company. SHe was named Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2015, and in October 2019 also became ESG Officer. Prior to becoming CHRO, 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. In addition to her responsibilities at C.H. Robinson, Angie currently serves on the Board of Directors of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR) and on the Board of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson in 1998, Angela was with McDermott/O’Neill & Associates, a Boston-based public affairs firm. Angie 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.

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 and on the Board of Advisors of AbeTech. Mike holds 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 previous 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.

Kermit Crawford

Mr. Kermit R. Crawford serves as Director of the Company. He served as president and chief operating officer of Rite Aid Corporation from 2017 to 2019. Prior to Rite Aid, he was an operating partner and advisor with private equity firm Sycamore Partners from 2015 to 2017. He previously worked for Walgreens from 1983 to 2014 and he served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility, including executive vice president and president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness and executive vice president and senior vice president of Pharmacy Services. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Science from The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University.

Scott Anderson

Mr. Scott P. Anderson is an Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Mr. Anderson was a Senior Advisor to Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) from June 2017 to June 2019 when he retired. He served as president and chief executive officer of Patterson Companies from 2010 to 2017. In April 2013, he was elected to the additional responsibility of chairman of the board. 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 a director of Patterson in June 2010. Mr. Anderson is a past chairman of the Dental Trade Alliance. Mr. Anderson is a trustee of Gustavus Adolphus College, where he serves as chairman of the board. He serves on the board of directors of the Ordway Theater. Mr. Anderson earned his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Wayne Fortun

Mr. Wayne M. Fortun is an Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. 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 president and chief operating officer of Hutchinson, 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.

Timothy Gokey

Mr. Timothy C. Gokey serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Gokey currently serves as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR), a corporate services company. He joined Broadridge 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) from 2004 to 2009 and also 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 BA in Public Affairs and Management Engineering.

Jodee Kozlak

Ms. Jodeen A. Kozlak is Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Ms. Kozlak is the founder and CEO 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 privately held Aspen Dental and MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG). She joined the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees in 2018, is a past fellow of the Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) at Stanford University and serves as a member of the Stanford Advisory Board on Longevity from 2018 to 2019. She received a B.A. degree in Accounting from the College of St. Thomas and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota.

Brian Short

Mr. Brian P. Short is Independent Director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. 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, William Mitchell College of Law, and the St. Francis Mission Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, 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.

James Stake

Mr. James B. Stake serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stake retired from 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) in 2008, serving most recently as executive vice president of 3M's Enterprise Services, a shared services organization. He served in a variety of leadership positions at 3M, 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, Mr. Stake serves as a board member and chairs the compensation committee for Otter Tail Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR), is chairman of the board for privately held 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 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. (Nasdaq: HUD), where she is 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 her bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Paula Tolliver

Ms. Paula C. Tolliver is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Tolliver previously served as corporate vice president and chief information officer at Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC), a technology company, from August 2016 to September 2019. 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 (a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow, Inc. (NYSE: DOW)) 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.

Robert Houghton

Mr. Robert Houghton serves as Vice President, Corporate Finance 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.