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Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII.OQ)

RCII.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Lentell

78 2017 Chairman of the Board

Mitchell Fadel

60 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Maureen Short

42 2016 Interim Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Korst

57 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Fred Herman

60 2014 Executive Vice President - Accounting and Global Controller

James York

48 2016 Executive Vice President - RTO Domestic

Michael Gade

65 2005 Independent Director

Rishi Garg

39 2016 Independent Director

Jeffery Jackson

61 2007 Independent Director

Leonard Roberts

68 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. Lentell

Mr. J. V. Lentell serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Lentell joined the Rent-A-Center Board in 1995. During his service on the Rent-A-Center Board, including as Lead Director from April 2009 until January 2014, Mr. Lentell has demonstrated clear and effective leadership to the Board and the Company’s management. Mr. Lentell’s service on the Board’s committees during his tenure provides him with a deep understanding of the Company and its growth, which the Company believes contributes a useful frame of reference in the context of Board deliberations. In addition to Mr. Lentell’s 50-plus years of experience in the banking industry, which has been useful to the Company when evaluating its capital needs, his experience as a board member of various private companies and civic and charitable organizations, including service on the audit, finance, compensation and governance committees of such organizations (in some cases as the chairman), provides the Board and its committees with significant insight into compensation, governance and risk management matters. Since July 1993, Mr. Lentell has served as a director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intrust Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Kansas State Bank & Trust Co. Mr. Lentell was employed by Kansas State Bank & Trust Co., in Wichita, Kansas from 1966 until July 1993, serving as Chairman of the Board from 1981 until July 1993.

Mitchell Fadel

Mr. Mitchell E. Fadel is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rent-A-Center, Inc. He was self-employed prior to joining the Company after most recently serving as President – U.S. Pawn for EZCORP, Inc., a leading provider of pawn loans in the United States and Mexico, from September 2015 to December 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Fadel served as President of the Company (beginning in July 2000) and Chief Operating Officer (beginning in December 2002) each until August 2015, and also as a director of the Company from December 2000 to November 2013. From 1992 until 2000, Mr. Fadel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s subsidiary Rent-A-Center Franchising International, Inc. f/k/a ColorTyme, Inc. Mr. Fadel’s professional experience with the Company also includes previously serving as a Regional Director and a District Manager.

Maureen Short

Ms. Maureen B. Short is Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She served as Senior Vice President – Finance, Investor Relations and Treasury since November 2014, as Senior Vice President – Finance, Analytics and Reporting from March 2013 until November 2014, and as Vice President – Finance, Analytics and Reporting from August 2010 until March 2013.

Christopher Korst

Mr. Christopher A. Korst is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel of Rent-A-Center Inc. Previously, Mr. Korst served as Executive Vice President – Domestic Operations from May 2012 to December 2013, as our Executive Vice President – Operations from January 2008 until April 2012, and as our Senior Vice President – General Counsel from May 2001 to January 2008. Mr. Korst also served as our Secretary from September 2004 until January 2008. From January 2000 until May 2001, Mr. Korst owned and operated AdvantEdge Quality Cars, which he acquired in a management buyout.

Fred Herman

Mr. Fred E. Herman is Executive Vice President – Accounting and Global Controller. Mr. Herman served as the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer from May 2011 until December 2013, as the Vice President of Internal Audit from January 2005 until May 2011 and as the Director of Internal Audit from April 2003 until January 2005. From 1980 to 2003, Mr. Herman worked in public accounting and in internal audit with several public companies.

James York

Mr. James E. York is Executive Vice President - RTO Domestic of the Company, effective July 14, 2016. Mr. York began his employment with us in 1994 as a customer account representative. Before being promoted to Divisional Vice President, Mr. York held the positions of Assistant Manager, Store Manager, District Manager and Regional Director.

Michael Gade

Mr. Michael J. Gade is Independent Director of the Company. Since 2004, Mr. Gade has been an Executive in Residence at the University of North Texas as a professor of marketing and retailing. Mr. Gade also serves as a strategic advisor to The Boston Consulting Group. A founding partner of Challance Group, LLP, Mr. Gade has over 30 years of marketing and management experience, most recently serving as senior executive for the southwest region of Home Depot, Inc. from 2003 to 2004. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Gade served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing and Business Development for 7-Eleven, Inc. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Gade was employed by Associates First Capital Corporation as Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Development. Prior to 2000, Mr. Gade was a Senior Partner and Chairman of the Retail Consumer Product Practice at Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Gade also serves on the Board of Directors of The Crane Group.

Rishi Garg

Mr. Rishi Garg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Garg is currently a Partner at the Mayfield Fund, a Silicon Valley based early stage venture capital firm. Prior to Mayfield, Mr. Garg served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Twitter, Inc. from May 2014 to July 2015. Earlier, Mr. Garg served as the Head of Corporate Development at Square, Inc. from 2012 to May 2014, and co-founder and Vice President, Business Development at FanSnap from 2007 to December 2011.

Jeffery Jackson

Mr. Jeffery M. Jackson is Independent Director of Rent-A-Center Inc., since March 2007. He served as the Executive Vice President – Corporate Business Development of Sabre Holdings, Inc., a travel technology company, from August 2009 to March 2012, and previously served as its Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to August 2009. Mr. Jackson served as a board member of Travelocity.com until March 2002, when it became a Sabre Holdings subsidiary. Prior to joining Sabre Holdings in 1998, Mr. Jackson served as both Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer, and Vice President and Controller of American Airlines, Inc. Mr. Jackson also serves as a director of tripBAM, Inc., ID90T, Inc., Booking Pal, Inc., Options Away, Inc. and Traxo, Inc.

Leonard Roberts

Mr. Leonard H. Roberts is Independent Director of Rent-A-Center Inc., since September 2006. Mr. Roberts served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of RadioShack Corporation from May 2005 until May 2006, and had previously served as a director since 1997, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2005, and President from 1993 to 1999. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Roberts was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shoney’s, Inc., and from 1985 to 1990 was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s, Inc. Mr. Roberts is currently a director of J.C. Penney, Inc. and Texas Health Resources.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

J. Lentell

175,500

Mitchell Fadel

2,166,300

Maureen Short

555,054

Christopher Korst

1,027,550

Fred Herman

687,963

James York

--

Michael Gade

175,500

Rishi Garg

--

Jeffery Jackson

184,500

Leonard Roberts

180,500
As Of  31 Dec 2016