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Stein Mart Inc (SMRT.OQ)

SMRT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jay Stein

71 2016 Chairman of the Board

MaryAnne Morin

54 2017 President

D. Hunt Hawkins

58 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Williams

79 2003 Vice Chairman of the Board

Gregory Kleffner

62 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Pierce

60 2014 Executive Vice President, Director - Stores

Richard Sisisky

62 2012 Lead Independent Director

Mitchell Legler

74 1991 Director

Irwin Cohen

76 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Cole

68 2016 Independent Director

Timothy Cost

57 2016 Independent Director

Lisa Galanti

61 2016 Independent Director

Burton Tansky

79 2014 Independent Director

Linda Tasseff

2015 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jay Stein

Mr. Jay Stein is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is Chairman of the Board of Stein Mart since 1989; Chief Executive Officer from June 2013 to March 2016, interim Chief Executive Officer from September 2011 to June 2013 and Chief Executive Officer of Stein Mart from 1990 to September 2001. Mr. Stein brings extensive knowledge of the retail environment and outstanding merchandising skills to the Board, as well as extensive historical and operational knowledge based on many years of experience with Stein Mart.

MaryAnne Morin

Ms. MaryAnne Guarilia Morin is President of the Company. Prior to joining us, Ms. Morin was the Chief Merchant, Executive Vice President of Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay from 2015 to January 2017. Before that, she held several leadership positions within Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay from 2009 through 2015 including Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager. From 2007 through 2009 Ms. Morin was Merchandise Manager/Product Director for Macy’s Merchandising Group. From 2002 through 2006 she was Managing Director for Echo Design Group/Monsac.

D. Hunt Hawkins

Mr. D. Hunt Hawkins serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He joined us in February 1994 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations in September 2006, to Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer in October 2007, to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer in December 2011, to President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2014, to interim Chief Executive Officer in September 2016 and to Chief Executive Officer in January 2017.

John Williams

Mr. John H. Williams, Jr. is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board since February 2003 and director of Stein Mart; Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stein Mart from September 2001 to February 2003; President of Stein Mart from 1990 to September 2001. As a past Chief Executive Officer of Stein Mart, Mr. Williams brings extensive historical and operational knowledge to the Board based on many years of experience with Stein Mart.

Gregory Kleffner

Mr. Gregory W. Kleffner is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined us in August 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in February 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Kleffner spent six (6) years with Kellwood Company, an apparel manufacturer. While at Kellwood Company, he served as Vice President, Controller from 2002 to 2005, Vice President Finance and Controller from 2005 to 2006, Senior Vice President Finance and Controller from 2006 to 2007 and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2008.

Gary Pierce

Mr. Gary L. Pierce is Executive Vice President, Director - Stores of the Company. He joined us in May 2010 as Senior Vice President and Director of Stores. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Director of Stores in May 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Pierce served as Senior Vice President and Director of Stores for the Central and Northern divisions of Belk, Inc. from September 2001 to May 2010.

Richard Sisisky

Mr. Richard L. Sisisky is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is President of The Shircliff & Sisisky Company, a management consulting company, since 2003; President and Chief Operating Officer and director of ParkerVision, Inc. from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Sisisky’s material knowledge of the general business environment and management skills are invaluable to the Board’s strategic insight and analysis.

Mitchell Legler

Mr. Mitchell W. Legler, Esq. is Director of the Company. He is a majority shareholder of the law firm Kirschner & Legler, P.A. since April 2001; sole shareholder of the law firm Mitchell W. Legler, P.A. from August 1995 to April 2001; general counsel to the Company since 1991. Mr. Legler’s substantial experience with financial companies and his general legal knowledge is beneficial to the Board’s understanding of risks faced by the Company and assists in guiding the Board in understanding its responsibilities.

Irwin Cohen

Mr. Irwin S. Cohen is Independent Director of the Company. He served as Senior Advisor with the Peter J. Solomon Company, an investment banking firm, from June 2003 to October 2013; Global Managing Partner of the Retail and Consumer Products Practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1998 to May 2003; director of Supervalu, Inc. since June 2003. Mr. Cohen adds extensive financial and accounting experience and expertise in evaluating financial controls as well as extensive experience within the retail segment.

Thomas Cole

Mr. Thomas L. Cole is Independent Director of the Company. He is Partner in Kurt Salmon, a consulting firm, since February 2014; Chief Administrative Officer of Macy’s, Inc., from February 2009 to June 2013; Vice Chair of Federated Department Stores from February 2003 to February 2009; various executive positions with Federated Department Stores from 1980 to 2003; and various positions with divisions of the former Allied Stores, from 1972 to 1980. Mr. Cole serves as a Director of Beall’s Department Stores (since January 2015), and on the Fashion Advisory Board at Kent State University. Mr. Cole greatly broadens the Board’s retail and apparel experience and offers invaluable advice as to Stein Mart’s administrative policies and procedures including, but not limited to, logistics, supply chain management and information technology.

Timothy Cost

Mr. Timothy P. Cost is Independent Director of the Company. He is President of Jacksonville University since February 2013; Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, of PepsiCo, Inc. from December 2010 to January 2013; Chairman of Global Health Care of APCO Worldwide, a public affairs and communications firm, from June to November 2010; Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Wyeth, a healthcare company, from February 2008 until December 2009; Executive Vice President of ARAMARK from 2003 to early 2008; and, in prior years, service in investor relations and communications roles with Pharmacia Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Mr. Cost has served on the Board of Web.com since December 2014, as well as serving on various civic, cultural and educational boards in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Mr. Cost’s strong background in corporate affairs and communications will add invaluable expertise to Stein Mart’s shareholder engagement process.

Lisa Galanti

Ms. Lisa Galanti is Independent Director of the company. She was co-founder of Fitzgerald & Co. in 1983 and Managing Director from 1987 until her retirement in 2015. Fitzgerald & Co is a leading marketing communications and advertising agency and an Interpublic Group agency since 1998. Ms. Galanti brings invaluable expertise in marketing and communications to the Board.

Burton Tansky

Mr. Burton M. Tansky is Independent Director of the Company. He is Senior Advisor with Marvin Traub Associates, a global business development and strategy consulting firm focused on working with brands, retailers, developers and related businesses; Chief Executive Officer of the Neiman Marcus Group from 2001 to 2010; President and CEO of The Neiman Marcus Stores from 1994-2001; Director of the Howard Hughes Corporation and the Donald Pliner Company. Mr. Tansky brings extensive experience in retail management to the Board.

Linda Tasseff