Edition:
India

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (ETH.N)

ETH.N on New York Stock Exchange

13.60USD
25 Sep 2020
Change (% chg)

$-0.12 (-0.87%)
Prev Close
$13.72
Open
$13.60
Day's High
$13.83
Day's Low
$13.53
Volume
92,839
Avg. Vol
134,468
52-wk High
$20.76
52-wk Low
$8.39

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Farooq Kathwari

75 1988 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Corey Whitely

59 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer

Daniel Grow

73 2015 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Eric Koster

72 2013 Vice President - General Counsel, Secretary

Christopher Robertson

50 2016 Vice President - Logistics and Service

Clifford Thorn

67 2001 Vice President - Upholstery Manufacturing

Michael Worth

52 2016 Vice President - Case Goods Manufacturing

James Schmotter

71 2018 Lead Independent Director

James Carlson

64 2013 Independent Director

John Dooner

71 2018 Independent Director

Domenick Esposito

72 2015 Independent Director

Mary Garrett

61 2016 Independent Director

Tara Stacom

60 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Farooq Kathwari

Mr. Farooq Kathwari serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been president of the Company since 1985 and chairman and chief executive officer since 1988. He holds BAs in English Literature and Political Science from Kashmir University and an MBA in International Marketing from New York University. He is also the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees.

Corey Whitely

Mr. Corey Whitely serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Whitely served as Vice President Operations from 2003 until October 2007. He joined the Company in 1988 in the retail division and has held positions of increasing responsibilities including the areas of information technology, logistics and manufacturing. Mr. Whitely also serves on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Retail Merchants Association, a statewide group representing retailers in Connecticut, where he also serves as Treasurer, and is a member of the National Retail Federation's CIO Council which is the industry's committee of IT leaders.

Daniel Grow

Mr. Daniel M. Grow serves as Senior Vice President - Business Development of the Company. He is responsible for overseeing the Company's independent retail licensee network to include North America, China, Southeast Asia, and parts of the Middle East. Additional duties include the Company's Contract and Government business. Dan has more than 30 years' experience in the home furnishings industry. Before joining Ethan Allen he served for 10 years as President and CEO of Drexel Heritage Furnishings and for 10 years with Thomasville Furniture Industries in Executive positions. Prior to this Mr. Grow served in various sales and management roles both domestically and internationally with Armstrong World Industries. He is a graduate of Arizona State University earning a BS Degree in Business Administration.

Eric Koster

Mr. Eric D. Koster serves as Vice President - General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Koster practiced law in New York, most recently as a partner in Kurzman, Eisenberg, Corbin & Lever, LLP. He concentrated his practice in real estate, construction, and general corporate law, including related litigation. For a number of years prior to joining Ethan Allen, Mr. Koster served as the Company's outside counsel. In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Koster served as an arbitrator under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, having received appointments to the AAA's National Roster of Neutrals for the Commercial, Construction and Real Estate Panels.

Christopher Robertson

Mr. Christopher Robertson serves as Vice President - Logistics and Service of the Company. Director, Operations Support since May 2011.

Clifford Thorn

Mr. Clifford Thorn serves as Vice President - Upholstery Manufacturing of the Company.

Michael Worth

Mr. Michael Worth serves as Vice President - Case Goods Manufacturing of the Company. Regional Operations Manager, Case Goods since February 2004.

James Schmotter

Dr. James W. Schmotter serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Schmotter is President Emeritus of Western Connecticut State University from which he retired in June 2015. He previously served as Dean of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University, the Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, as well as Associate Dean and Director of International Studies at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. Schmotter has served as a managing director of the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, as chair of the board of directors of the United Way of Western Connecticut and Junior Achievement of Kalamazoo (Michigan), as a corporator of the Savings Bank of Danbury, as a director of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and as a director of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce and the Latino Scholarship Fund (Connecticut). He is currently a consultant with CBT University Consulting, as well as an officer on the boards of the Dunes of Naples II Condominium Association and the Naples Council on World Affairs (Florida). A recipient of the Walter F. Brady, Jr. Award for the Advancement of Higher Education in Connecticut, he has consulted for various multinational companies and universities on three continents and has, since 2011, chaired accreditation review teams for three New England universities. Dr. Schmotter's strong leadership, educational, and governmental background provides key insight and experience in strategic planning, international/global issues, and communicating with younger customers, which are assets in his service to the Company.

James Carlson

Mr. James B. Carlson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carlson, serves as an Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law, teaching Securities and Capital Markets Regulation since 1996. From 2009 through 2011, he also taught Derivatives and Changing Regulation at the New York University School of Law, and from 2010 through 2012, he taught Microfinance and Access to Finance for the Global Poor as an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business. Mr. Carlson brings extensive knowledge of corporate and financial strategies to the Board and is a highly regarded member of both the legal and business communities.

John Dooner

Mr. John J. Dooner Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He recently established The Dooner Group, a marketing communication consultancy, and serves as Chairman Emeritus of McCann Worldgroup ("McCann"), a company he formed in 1997, and of which he had been Chief Executive Officer from its founding until 2011. Mr. Dooner was Chief Executive Officer of McCann Erickson Worldwide, a post he assumed in 1992. Mr. Dooner serves on several not for profit organizations including as Chairman of St. Thomas University based in Miami, Florida. He is Past Chairman Board of Trustees and Past Brand Platform Chairman of United Way Worldwide based in Washington, DC. In April 2019 Mr. Dooner was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame. In May 2019 he received an Honorary Doctorate from St. Thomas University. Mr. Dooner brings extensive advertising and branding expertise to the Company.

Domenick Esposito

Mr. Domenick J. Esposito serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Esposito has been a practicing CPA since 1974. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of ESPOSITO CEO2CEO and a board member at three privately held companies. From 2002 to 2016, Mr. Esposito was a senior partner and member of the executive board at CohnReznick LLP. From 2001 through 2002, he was Vice Chairman of BDO, and from 1979 through 2001 he served as a member of Grant Thornton LLP, where he became partner in 1981, and the firm's Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Prior to 1979, Mr. Esposito served as a member of Price Waterhouse. He has been a member of the NASDAQ Listing and Qualifications Committee and recently served on the NASDAQ Listing and Qualifications Panel. He formerly served as the leader of the New York State Society of CPA's Committee for Large and Medium Sized Firms Practice Management, and was also an Adjunct Professor at C.W. Post / Long Island University. Mr. Esposito's extensive public accounting background strengthens the oversight of our financial controls and reporting.

Mary Garrett

Ms. Mary Garrett serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Garrett most recently was the CMO, Global Markets for IBM Corporation. She joined IBM as an electrical engineer and served in key positions including Vice President of Marketing Global Technology Services; and P&L owner for the $6B Small and Medium Business for Global Technology Services. She led teams across the software and services portfolios in 170 markets around the world. Ms. Garrett serves as a board member and a member of the audit committee of Hillrom Corporation, (NYSE: HRC), a global medical technology company. Recently, she joined the Danbury Hospital board and is a member of the strategic planning committee for the Nuvance Health Network. Ms. Garrett is the President of M. Power Coaching and Consulting, LLC focused on developing executive leaders and helping organizations align brand and culture, customer experience and employee engagement for positive impact on business vitality and growth. She is an active mentor in W.O.M.E.N. in America, a professional development group aimed at advancing promising professional women. Ms. Garrett has extensive experience in the technology industry, including digital transformation, big data and cognitive analytics, cybersecurity and cloud computing. She holds a patent for her work in speech recognition. Ms. Garrett's broad international background, including Europe and emerging markets in Asia and Africa, marketing expertise and business leadership experience, make her a valuable member of our Board.

Tara Stacom

Ms. Tara I. Stacom serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Stacom is an Executive Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, a worldwide commercial real estate firm with 43,000 employees. During her 35-year career, Ms. Stacom has been responsible for executing in excess of 40 million square feet and some of the largest and most complex leasing, sales, and corporate finance real estate transactions. Ms. Stacom served on the Board of Trustees of Lehigh University for over 15 years where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She is a founder of the real estate minor in the business college. In recognition of her commitment and many years of service to Lehigh University, as well as Greenwich Academy, Ms. Stacom has received prestigious Alumni Awards from both organizations. Ms. Stacom serves as a director of the Realty Foundation of New York, and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York having served on numerous committees including Ethics and the Commercial Brokerage Division. Ms. Stacom is a "Director's Circle Member" of Girls, Inc. and a board member of Right to Dream. She is the recipient of Crain's New York Business 100 Most Influential Women in New York City Business, and is a Realty Foundation of New York honoree. She was awarded "Woman of the Year" of the New York Executives in Real Estate (WX), and Real Estate New York and Real Estate Forum's Women of Influence. She received Northwood University's Distinguished Women's Award in recognition of the enormous contribution she has made to communities, businesses, volunteer agencies, and public and private sector services worldwide. She has also been honored by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the New York Police Athletic League. Ms. Stacom was honored with the Real Estate Board of New York's highest achievement, the 2011 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year (First Place Henry Hart Rice Award) for the leasing of One World Trade Center. Ms. Stacom brings extensive knowledge of commercial real estate and finance to the Board.

Basic Compensation