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Resources Connection Inc (RECN.OQ)

RECN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Murray

70 2015 Chairman of the Board

Kate Duchene

54 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer

Herbert Mueller

60 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Bower

56 2016 Chief Accounting Officer

A. Robert Pisano

74 2004 Lead Independent Director

Anthony Cherbak

63 2016 Director

Susan Crawford

70 2009 Independent Director

Neil Dimick

68 2003 Independent Director

Robert Kistinger

64 2006 Independent Director

Jolene Sarkis

67 2002 Independent Director

Anne Shih

70 2007 Independent Director

Michael Wargotz

59 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Murray

Mr. Donald B. Murray serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Murray founded Resources Connection in June 1996 and served as our Managing Director from inception until April 1999. From April 1999 through May 2008, Mr. Murray served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President and as one of our directors. On June 1, 2008, Mr. Murray resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer, but remained as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Murray reassumed the position of Chief Executive Officer on July 22, 2009. Effective May 28, 2013, Mr. Murray resigned from the position of Chief Executive Officer and continued to serve as the Company’s Executive Chairman of the Board. On July 16, 2015, the Company announced Mr. Murray’s retirement as an employee of the Company, effective August 31, 2015. At the request of the Board, Mr. Murray agreed to remain in service to the Company as a non-employee director and Chairman of the Board. Prior to founding Resources Connection, Mr. Murray was Partner in Charge of Accounting and Assurance Services for the Orange County, California office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm, from 1988 to 1996. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Murray was the Partner in Charge of the Woodland Hills office of Touche Ross & Co., a predecessor firm to Deloitte & Touche LLP, an office he founded in 1984. Mr. Murray currently serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations, the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the USC Center for Innovation.

Kate Duchene

Ms. Kate W. Duchene serves as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ms. Duchene is also our Secretary and Executive Vice President of Human Resources, positions she has held since August 2000. In 2012, Ms. Duchene also assumed leadership of RGP Legal, our legal and regulatory consulting practice. Prior to joining Resources Connection, Ms. Duchene practiced law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an international law firm, in Los Angeles, California, specializing in labor and employment matters. Ms. Duchene was with O’Melveny & Myers LLP from October 1990 through December 1999, most recently as a Special Counsel.

Herbert Mueller

Mr. Herbert M. Mueller serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to his hire as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Mueller served as the Company’s Managing Director in the Atlanta practice from November 2013 to August 2016 and as a Director of Client Service from January 2012 to November 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mueller served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TAA Partners, Inc. from January 2010 to April 2012.

John Bower

Mr. John D. Bower is Chief Accounting Officer of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Bower served as our Senior Vice President of Finance from 2005 to 2016 and controller from 1998 to 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bower spent nine years with Deloitte and served as the Director of SEC Reporting at FHP International for five years. . Mr. Bower served as Director of Financial Reporting and Controller from January 1998 to April 1999. Mr. Bower served as Vice President, Finance of Mossimo, Inc., an apparel company, from January 1997 to November 1997 and as Director, Finance for FHP International Corporation, a health maintenance organization, from June 1992 to January 1997. From 1982 through 1992, Mr. Bower worked in the Orange County, California office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm, most recently as a Senior Manager.

A. Robert Pisano

Mr. A. Robert Pisano serves as Lead Independent Director of Resources Connection, Inc. Mr. Pisano is a business consultant, an activity he began in September 2011, and served as a Strategic Advisor to IMAX Corporation, a leading entertainment technology company until December 2015. Mr. Pisano was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America from October 2005 until September 2011, and was the interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 until March 2011. He served as the National Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Screen Actors Guild from September 2001 to April 2005. From August 1993 to August 2001, he was Executive Vice President, then Vice Chairman and Consultant to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (“MGM”). Prior to joining MGM, Mr. Pisano was Executive Vice President of Paramount Pictures from May 1985 to June 1991, serving as General Counsel and a member of the Office of the Chairman. From 1969 to 1985, Mr. Pisano was an associate and then a partner with the law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Mr. Pisano was formerly a director of StateNet, a legislative and regulatory reporting service, and was until June 30, 2016, Chairman of the Board for the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Effective July 31, 2012, Mr. Pisano was elected to the Boards of FPA Paramount Fund and FPA Perennial Fund. He previously served on the Boards of the FPA Group of Funds, including Paramount, Perennial, New Income, Crescent and Capital, where he sat on the audit committees from 2002 to 2008, and as a director of Netflix, Inc. until October 2005. He was since elected to the Boards of FPA Capital, New Income and International Funds, as well as Source Capital and Crescent Funds, all FPA funds.

Anthony Cherbak

Mr. Anthony C. Cherbak is Director of the Company. He was President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He previously held the positions of Executive Vice President of Operations from July 2005 to August 2009 and President of International Operations from November 2008 to August 2009. He joined the Company in July 2005 from Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm, where he spent the majority of his career as an audit partner in the Orange County, California office. While with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Mr. Cherbak led the firm’s consumer business practice for its Pacific Southwest region and most recently served as the Partner in Charge of the Orange County audit practice. Mr. Cherbak brings to the Board over 35 years of professional services, operations and financial management experience. This experience uniquely qualifies him to advise the Company in its growth strategy and containment of costs. Mr. Cherbak’s former service as an Executive Officer of the Company allows him to bring to the Board insight into the operations of the Company, its challenges and opportunities for growth.

Susan Crawford

Ms. Susan J. Crawford is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Crawford currently serves as a Senior Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, a position she has held since September 2006. A veteran lawyer of 30 years, Ms. Crawford served as a member of the court of appeals bench from 1991 to 2006 and also served as General Counsel of the Army, special counsel to the Secretary of Defense, and Inspector General of the Department of Defense. In February 2007, Ms. Crawford was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve a three-year term as the convening authority in charge of the Office of Military Commissions, during which time she oversaw the military process and procedures at Guantanamo Bay. After serving as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University from 2003 to 2009, Ms. Crawford currently serves on the Finance and Academic Affairs and Campus Life Committees, having served in prior years on the Trusteeship, Human Resources and Compensation Committees. Ms. Crawford is also a member of the New England Law School Board of Trustees.

Neil Dimick

Mr. Neil F. Dimick, CPA, serves as Independent Director of Resources Connection, Inc. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Dimick served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, a pharmaceutical services provider, from August 2001 to May 2002. He served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bergen Brunswig Corporation (“Bergen”), as well as a director and a member of the Bergen Board’s Finance, Investment and Retirement Committees, for more than five years prior to its merger with AmeriSource Health in 2001. Mr. Dimick began his professional career as a corporate auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm. He was a partner with the firm for eight years and served for two years as the National Director of the firm’s Real Estate Industry Division. Mr. Dimick currently serves on the Board of Directors of WebMD Health Corp. (“WebMD”), where he serves as a member of the Executive and Audit Committees and as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committees; Mylan, N.V., where he serves as Chairperson of the Audit and Finance Committees and member of the Executive Committee; and Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc., where he serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee and member of the Strategic Planning and Finance and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Dimick served on the Board of Directors for HLTH Corporation (merged with WebMD in 2009) from 2003 to 2009, chairing its Nominating and Governance Committee and sitting on the Executive and Audit Committees.

Robert Kistinger

Mr. Robert F. Kistinger serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kistinger was the Chief Operating Officer of Bonita Banana Company from 2009 to 2014 and now continues to serve as an Executive Advisor to the company. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of the Fresh Group of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (“Chiquita”). Mr. Kistinger was employed at Chiquita for more than 27 years and held numerous senior management positions in accounting, financial analysis and strategic planning roles. Prior to joining Chiquita, Mr. Kistinger was with the accounting firm of Arthur Young & Company for six years and is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jolene Sarkis

Ms. Jolene Sykes Sarkis serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sarkis has been a private marketing and advertising consultant since 2001. Ms. Sarkis held various positions of responsibility for Time Inc. from 1985 to 2001 in sales and marketing, primarily for Time Inc.’s leading publications which include Time, People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money. Ms. Sarkis served as Publisher of Fortune from 1996 to 2001 and, additionally, as President of Fortune from 1999 to 2001. She is currently Executive Vice President of CFS Restaurant Group, Inc., a position she has held since 2011.

Anne Shih

Ms. Anne Shih is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Shih is actively involved in many philanthropic endeavors, including her 25 years with the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, where she currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Governors, a position she has held since 2010. Ms. Shih is an honorary president of the Chinese Cultural Arts Association, a position she has held since 2003 and was also Deputy Secretary of the Chinese Women’s League Los Angeles Chapter. In 2008, Ms. Shih was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. Congress for her outstanding and invaluable service to the community. In 2010, Ms. Shih was made the first Official World Ambassador of Cultural Heritage for Shaanxi Province, China.

Michael Wargotz

Mr. Michael H. Wargotz is an Independent Director of Resources Connection Inc. Mr. Wargotz is currently the Chairman of Axcess Ventures, an affiliate of Axcess Worldwide, a global full-service agency, a position he has held since July 2011. Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of The Milestone Aviation Group, LLC from August 2010 through June 2011, Co-Chairman of Axcess Luxury and Lifestyle, from August 2009 through July 2010, and Chief Financial Advisor of NetJets, Inc., a leading provider of private aviation services from December 2006 through August 2009. From June 2004 until November 2006, he was a vice president of NetJets. Mr. Wargotz is a founding partner of Axcess Solutions, LLC, a strategic alliance, brand development and partnership marketing consulting firm which originated in 2001. Mr. Wargotz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as Chair of its Audit Committee and a member of its Executive Committee and of CST Brands, Inc., where he serves as chair of its Nominating and Governance Committee.

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