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Lands End Inc (LE.OQ)

LE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Elizabeth Leykum

38 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jerome Griffith

59 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Gooch

49 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Joseph Boitano

66 2017 Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Design officer

Dorian Williams

57 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel,Corporate Secretary

Kelly Ritchie

53 2003 Senior Vice President - Employee and Customer Services

Jonah Staw

41 2014 Director

Robert Bowman

61 2017 Independent Director

Robert Galvin

57 2014 Independent Director

Josephine Linden

65 2016 Independent Director

John McClain

56 2014 Independent Director

Jignesh Patel

46 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Elizabeth Leykum

Ms. Elizabeth Darst Leykum serves as a Independent Chairman of the Board of Lands End Inc. she has served as a founding principal of HEG Capital LLC, a CT-registered investment advisory firm that provides research and advisory services to ESL Investments, Inc. Prior to HEG Capital, Ms. Leykum was, from June 2012 to September 2013, a Vice President at Rand Group, an investment management services firm that provided services to ESL Investments, Inc. Until June 2012, she was a Vice President of ESL Investments, Inc., which she joined in July 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Leykum worked in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She served as a director of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. from October 2012 to May 2014 and is currently a trustee of Greenwich Academy, a college preparatory school, where she is a member of its Finance and Investment committees. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard College and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Jerome Griffith

Mr. Jerome Squire Griffith servres as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective March 6, 2017. Mr. Griffith served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors of Tumi Holdings, Inc. from April 2009 until its sale in August 2016 to Samsonite International S.A., where he now serves as a non-executive director. From 2002 to February 2009, he was employed at Esprit Holdings Limited, a global fashion brand, where he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and appointed to the board in 2004, then promoted to President of Esprit North and South America in 2006. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as an executive vice president at Tommy Hilfiger. From 1998 to 1999, he worked as the president of retail at the J. Peterman Company, a catalog-based apparel and retail company. From 1989 through 1998, he worked in various positions of increasing responsibility at Gap, Inc. Mr. Griffith is a member of the board of VINCE, Tom Tailor SE, Samsonite and Parsons School of Design, which is part of the New School. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

James Gooch

Mr. James F. Gooch serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the LANDS' END, INC. . He is no longer Co-Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective March 6, 2017. Mr. Gooch brings extensive leadership experience in operational and financial management. He most recently served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Demoulas Supermarkets until December 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Gooch was an independent consultant, advising a number of apparel and retail companies on operational and financial management. Mr. Gooch previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and prior to that Chief Financial Officer, of RadioShack Corporation from 2006 to 2012. During his tenure as CEO, he successfully negotiated and launched Verizon Wireless in all stores nationwide and expanded the business into international markets. Mr. Gooch is currently a member of the board of directors of Sears Hometown and Outlet stores, and has served as the chair of the board's audit and compensation committees.

Joseph Boitano

Mr. Joseph M. Boitano serves as a Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Design Officer of the company . He also served as our Co-Interim Chief Executive Officer from September 2016 to March 2017. From 1999 until February 2014, he served in positions with increasing levels of responsibility with Saks Incorporated, a luxury retailer, most recently as Saks Fifth Avenue Group Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Women’s Ready to Wear and Children’s. Earlier in his career he was employed by Bergdorf Goodman and I. Magnin.

Dorian Williams

Mr. Dorian R. Williams serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company and since 2002, he served in positions with increasing levels of responsibility in the law department of Sears Holdings, most recently as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining Sears in 2002, he served as Senior Counsel at Galileo International, Inc. and he was a partner in the Chicago office of the law firm of Rudnick & Wolfe (now DLA Piper).

Kelly Ritchie

Ms. Kelly A. Ritchie serves as Senior Vice President - Employee and Customer Services of Lands End Inc., Ms. Kelly Ritchie joined Lands’ End in 1985 and has served as Senior Vice President, Employee and Customer Services since 2003, assuming responsibility for our distribution centers in 2005. She served as Senior Vice President, Employee Services from 1999 until 2003. She also served as Vice President of Employee Services from 1995 to 1999 and in various other Customer Service and Employee Services roles from 1985 to 1995.

Jonah Staw

Mr. Jonah Staw serves as a Director of Lands End Inc., Mr. Staw has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Staw Entertainment Enterprises, LLC, an advisory group working with corporate clients including Sears Holdings, since August 2011. Mr. Staw is the co-founder of LittleMissMatched, a multi-channel international brand that includes retail, wholesale, licensing, catalog and internet businesses, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to July 2011 and as Chairman from July 2011 to July 2012. Mr. Staw previously served as a Director and Strategist at Frog Design, a product strategy and design firm, from 1999 to 2004 and as a member of the real estate development team of Skanska USA from 1997 to 1999.

Robert Bowman

Mr. Robert A. Bowman serves as independent Director of the Company. He served as President of Business and Media of Major League Baseball and Chief Executive Officer of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the Internet and interactive media unit of Major League Baseball. Prior to joining Major League Baseball in November 2000, Mr. Bowman held several senior management positions at ITT Corporation, including President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bowman served for eight years as Treasurer of the State of Michigan.

Robert Galvin

Mr. Robert C. Galvin serves as an Independent Director of the company . He is the principal of Galvin Consulting, which he founded in January 2014. Mr. Galvin served as the chief executive officer of Elie Tahari, a leading global designer lifestyle brand, from January to November 2013. Prior to that, he served as the president of Camuto Group, a leading global women’s fashion footwear company from April 2007 to January 2012. Mr. Galvin previously served as the chief operating officer of Sport Brands International, a global wholesale and retail athletic branded company from 2003 until April 2007. He previously held leadership roles at Kurt Salmon Associates, York International and Nine West Group Inc.

Josephine Linden

Ms. Josephine Linden serves as an Independent Director of Lands End Inc., Ms. Linden was appointed to our board of directors on March 20, 2014. She founded and has been the managing member and principal of Linden Global Strategies LLC, a New York-based SEC registered investment management firm working with sophisticated U.S. and international clients, since September 2011. From September 2010 to July 2011, she held an Adjunct Professor position in the Finance department of Columbia Business School. In November 2008, Mrs. Linden retired from Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a Partner and Managing Director after having been with the firm for more than 25 years, where she held a variety of roles, including Managing Director and Regional Manager of the New York office for Private Wealth Management, head of Global Equities Compliance, and an Advisor to GSJBWere, Australia.

John McClain

Mr. John T. McClain serves as an Independent Director of the company . Mr. McClain served as the chief financial officer of The Jones Group Inc., a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 25 brands, from July 2007 until the sale of the company to Sycamore Partners in April 2014. From April 2014 to August 2014, he continued to provide Senior Advisor services related to financial operations to The Jones Group Inc. Prior to that, Mr. McClain held a number of roles at Avis Budget Group, Inc. formerly Cendant Corporation. He joined Cendant Corporation in September 1999, serving as the Senior Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller until 2006. From July 2006 to 2007, Mr. McClain served as the chief accounting officer of Avis and chief operating officer of Cendant Finance Holdings. Mr. McClain previously held leadership roles at Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and ITT Corporation. Mr. McClain brings over 25 years of executive financial experience, serving at high-level capacities for the retail and consumer sectors. Mr. McClain has served on the board of Nine West Holdings since April 2014.

Jignesh Patel

Mr. Jignesh M. Patel serves as an Independent Director of the company. He is a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has served on the faculty since September 2008. He is the co-founder of Locomatix, which developed a platform to power mobile data-driven services and applications, and served as its Chief Technology Officer from May 2007 to May 2010 and Chairman of its board and Chief Executive Officer from May 2007 and June 2010, respectively, until August 2013 when the company became part of Twitter. Mr. Patel is currently the sole proprietor of JMP Consulting LLC, which provides consulting services on data analytics. He is also a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).