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Ross Stores Inc (ROST.OQ)

ROST.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Balmuth

66 2014 Executive Chairman of the Board

Norman Ferber

68 2014 Chairman Emeritus

Michael O'Sullivan

53 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

James Fassio

62 2015 President, Chief Development Officer

Brian Morrow

57 2015 President and Chief Merchandising Officer, dd’s Discounts

Barbara Rentler

59 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Hartshorn

49 2015 Group Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Bernard Brautigan

52 2016 President - Merchandising, Ross Dress for Less

Lisa Panattoni

54 2014 President - Merchandising, Ross Dress for Less

John Call

58 2014 Executive Vice President - Finance and Legal, Corporate Secretary

Michael Bush

56 2016 Lead Independent Director

K. Gunnar Bjorklund

58 2003 Independent Director

Sharon Garrett

68 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Milligan

54 2015 Independent Director

George Orban

71 1982 Independent Director

Lawrence Peiros

62 2013 Independent Director

Gregory Quesnel

68 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Balmuth

Mr. Michael Balmuth is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2014. From 1996 to 2014, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. He also served as President from 2005 to 2009. Previously, Mr. Balmuth was Executive Vice President, Merchandising from 1993 to 1996 and Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager from 1989 to 1993. Before joining Ross, he was Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager at Bon Marché in Seattle from 1988 to 1989 and Executive Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for Karen Austin Petites from 1986 to 1988.

Norman Ferber

Mr. Norman A. Ferber is Chairman Emeritus of the Company. He is Chairman Emeritus since 2014; Consultant to the Company since 1996; Chairman of the Board from 1993 to 2014; Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1988 to 1996; President from 1993 to 1996; Chief Operating Officer from 1987 to 1988. Prior to 1987, Mr. Ferber was Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing, and Distribution of the Company.

Michael O'Sullivan

Mr. Michael B. O'Sullivan is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2009 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. From 2005 to 2009, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Marketing from 2003 to 2005. Before joining Ross, Mr. O’Sullivan was a partner with Bain & Company, providing consulting advice to retail, consumer goods, financial services and private equity clients since 1991.

James Fassio

Mr. James S. Fassio is President, Chief Development Officer of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Development Officer since 2009. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Property Development, Construction and Store Design from 2005 to 2009 and Senior Vice President, Property Development, Construction and Store Design from 1991 to 2005. He joined the Company in 1988 as Vice President of Real Estate. Prior to joining Ross, Mr. Fassio held various retail and real estate positions with Safeway Stores, Inc.

Brian Morrow

Mr. Brian R. Morrow is President and Chief Merchandising Officer, dd’s Discounts of the company. He has served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer, dd’s DISCOUNTS since December 2015. Prior to joining Ross, Mr. Morrow served as President, Chief Merchandising Officer of Stein Mart from 2014 to 2015 and Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer from 2010 to 2014. From 2008 to 2009, he served as Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager at Macy’s West. He also held roles as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager at Mervyn’s in 2008 and Macy’s North/Marshall Field’s from 2006 to 2008. For approximately 20 years prior to this, Mr. Morrow held various merchandising roles at The May Department Stores Company.

Barbara Rentler

Ms. Barbara Rentler is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. From 2009 to 2014, she was President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Ross Dress for Less and Executive Vice President, Merchandising, from 2006 to 2009. She also served at dd’s DISCOUNTS as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer from 2005 to 2006 and Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer from 2004 to 2005. Prior to that, she held various merchandising positions since joining the Company in 1986.

Michael Hartshorn

Mr. Michael J. Hartshorn is Group Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served as Group Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since March 2015. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2014 to March 2015, Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2014, Group Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 2011 to 2012, and Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 2006 to 2011. From 2002 to 2006, he held a number of management roles in the Ross IT and supply chain organizations. He initially joined the Company in 2000 as Director and Assistant Controller. For seven years prior to joining Ross, Mr. Hartshorn held various financial roles at The May Department Stores Company.

Bernard Brautigan

Mr. Bernard Brautigan is President - Merchandising, Ross Dress for Less of the Company. He has served as President, Merchandising, Ross Dress for Less since March 2016 with responsibility for the Ladies and Children’s apparel businesses, Shoes, and Accessories. Previously he was Group Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Ross Dress for Less from 2014 to 2016. He was also Executive Vice President of Merchandising at Ross from 2009 to 2014, Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, from 2006 to 2009, and Group Vice President of Shoes from 2003 to 2006. Prior to Ross, he spent 20 years in various merchandising positions at Macy’s East.

Lisa Panattoni

Ms. Lisa Panattoni is President - Merchandising, Ross Dress for Less of the Company. She has served as President, Merchandising, Ross Dress for Less since 2014 with responsibility for all of the Home businesses, Men’s, Lingerie, and Cosmetics. Previously, she was Group Executive Vice President, Merchandising at Ross from 2009 to 2014. She joined the Company in 2005 as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Home and was promoted to Executive Vice President later that same year. Prior to joining Ross, Ms. Panattoni was with The TJX Companies, where she served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing for HomeGoods from 1998 to 2004 and as Divisional Merchandise Manager of the Marmaxx Home Store from 1994 to 1998.

John Call

Mr. John G. Call is Executive Vice President - Finance and Legal, Corporate Secretary of the Company since 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Call was Group Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with additional oversight for Legal and the Corporate Secretary function. From 1997 to 2012, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and also served as Corporate Secretary from 1997 to 2009. Mr. Call was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Friedman’s from 1993 until 1997. For ten years prior to joining Friedman’s, Mr. Call held various positions with Ernst & Young LLP.

Michael Bush

Mr. Michael J. Bush is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is Managing Member, B IV Investments, LLC since 2007; Member of the Board of Directors, Home Franchise Concepts since 2016; Executive Chairman, Trumaker, Inc. since 2016; Member of the Board of Directors, Phoeben, Inc. dba Armenta since 2016; Member of the Board of Directors, NTN Buzztime, from 2009 to 2012, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2012; President and Chief Executive Officer, 3 Day Blinds, Inc., from 2007 to 2010, Member of the Board of Directors from March 2010 to September 2010; President and Chief Executive Officer, Anchor Blue Retail Group, from 2003 to 2007; President and Chief Executive Officer, Bally, North America, Inc. and member of the Board of Directors, Bally International AG from 2000 to 2002; Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Director, Movado, Inc. from 1995 to 2000; Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing of the Company from 1991 to 1995.

K. Gunnar Bjorklund

Mr. K. Gunnar Bjorklund is Independent Director of the Company. He is Executive Chairman, Rev360 LLC since 2014; Senior Advisor, Sverica International, since 2014, Managing Director from 1991 to 2014; Director, Corporate Strategic Planning, American Express Company, from 1987 to 1990; management consultant, McKinsey & Company from 1985 to 1987. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee has noted Mr. Bjorklund's executive and consulting experience.

Sharon Garrett

Ms. Sharon D. Garrett, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. She is Management consultant since 2013; Member of the Board of Directors, Scott's Liquid Gold-Inc. from 2014 to 2016 (also member of the Audit and Compensation committees); Executive Vice President, Revenue Cycle Optimization, American Medical Response, Inc. from 2012 to 2013, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement Services from 2007 to 2012; Chief Operating Officer, PT Holdings from 2006 to 2007; Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services, PacifiCare Health Systems from 2002 to 2005; provided interim executive services for various companies from 2000 to 2002, including Chief Executive Officer, Zyan Communications from April to November 2000; Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Walt Disney Company from 1989 to 2000.

Stephen Milligan

Mr. Stephen D. Milligan is Independent Director of the Company. He has Chief Executive Officer, Western Digital Corporation since 2013, President from 2012 to 2013; Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies from 2009 to 2012, Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2009; Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Western Digital from 2004 to 2007, Vice President of Finance from 2002 to 2003. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee has noted Mr. Milligan's executive and financial experience.

George Orban

Mr. George P. Orban is Independent Director of the Company. He is Managing partner, Orban Partners, a private investment company, since 1984; Chairman of the Board, Egghead.com, Inc. from 1997 to 2001, Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 1999. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee has noted Mr. Orban's executive retail experience and his longstanding familiarity with the Company.

Lawrence Peiros

Mr. Lawrence S. Peiros is Independent Director of the Company. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Clorox Company, from 2011 to 2013; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Clorox North America from 2007 to 2011; Member of the Board of Directors, Annie's, Inc., from March 2013 until it was acquired in October 2014 (also member of the Compensation Committee (Chair) and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees); Member of the Board of Directors, Potlatch Corporation since 2003 (also member of the Audit, Executive Compensation and Personnel Policies (Chair), and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees). The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee has noted Mr. Peiros' executive and consumer product and brand experience.

Gregory Quesnel

Mr. Gregory L. Quesnel is Independent Director of the Company. He is Member of the Board of Directors, SYNNEX Corporation, since 2005 (also member of the Compensation (Chair) and Executive committees); Member of the Board of Directors, Potlatch Corporation since 2000 (also member of the Audit, Compensation, Finance (Chair), and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees); Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Con-Way (CNF, Inc.), from 1997 to 2004, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 1997 (Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1994; prior executive and management positions from 1975 to 1991); prior finance roles with Evans Products Company and Chevron Corporation. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee has noted Mr. Quesnel's executive and financial experience.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Balmuth

7,420,770

Norman Ferber

2,059,880

Michael O'Sullivan

8,954,380

James Fassio

6,343,970

Brian Morrow

7,726,230

Barbara Rentler

11,117,100

Michael Hartshorn

2,653,130

Bernard Brautigan

4,817,640

Lisa Panattoni

5,772,530

John Call

2,574,230

Michael Bush

244,761

K. Gunnar Bjorklund

222,011

Sharon Garrett

232,261

Stephen Milligan

226,011

George Orban

247,011

Lawrence Peiros

222,011

Gregory Quesnel

270,011
As Of  28 Jan 2017

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Michael Balmuth

239,032 13,426,800

Norman Ferber

0 0

Michael O'Sullivan

126,131 7,319,600

James Fassio

40,000 2,231,600

Brian Morrow

0 0

Barbara Rentler

149,193 8,659,270

Michael Hartshorn

22,547 1,300,740

Bernard Brautigan

50,970 2,957,170

Lisa Panattoni

206,526 1,542,685

John Call

40,000 1,949,260

Michael Bush

0 0

K. Gunnar Bjorklund

0 0

Sharon Garrett

0 0

Stephen Milligan

0 0

George Orban

0 0

Lawrence Peiros

0 0

Gregory Quesnel

0 0