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Tuesday Morning Corp (TUES.OQ)

TUES.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terry Burman

72 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Steven Becker

50 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stacie Shirley

48 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer

Phillip Hixon

63 2015 Executive Vice President - Store operation

Trent Taylor

60 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Inventory Management Officer

Belinda Byrd-Rohleder

54 2017 Senior Vice President - General Merchandising Manager

James Corcoran

34 2017 Independent Director

Barry Gluck

65 2017 Independent Director

Frank Hamlin

49 2014 Independent Director

William Montalto

70 2013 Independent Director

Sherry Smith

56 2014 Independent Director

Richard Willis

55 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Terry Burman

Mr. Terry Lee Burman is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Burman has also served since September 2015 as a member and Vice Chairman of the Office of the Chairman, as described under "Corporate Governance—Company Leadership Structure" below. Mr. Burman was the Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet"), a specialty jewelry retailer, from March 2001 to January 2011. Mr. Burman joined Signet in 1995 as the Chairman and CEO of Sterling Jewelers, Inc., a U.S. division of Signet. Before joining Signet, Mr. Burman held various senior executive positions of increasing responsibility with Barry's Jewelers, Inc. from 1980 to 1995, including President and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1995. Prior to that, Mr. Burman was a partner with Roberts Department Stores, a regional department store chain specializing in apparel. Mr. Burman has served on the board of directors of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a clothing retailer, since January 2014 and Learning Care Group, the second largest provider of early childhood care and education services in the U.S. since July 2014. Mr. Burman also served on the board of directors of Signet until January 2011. Mr. Burman served on the board of directors of YCC Holdings LLC, a retailer of candles, fragrances and other products, from October 2007 until it was acquired in October 2013, and served as chairman of the board and a director of Zale Corporation, a jewelry retailer, from May 2013 until it was acquired in May 2014. In nominating Mr. Burman to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his extensive executive, financial and management expertise and experience, his experience as a chief executive officer in the retail industry, his significant international management experience, and his general business and financial acumen.

Steven Becker

Mr. Steven R. Becker is an President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Executive Chairman of the Board, Interim Principal Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was an Independent Chairman of the Board of Tuesday Morning Corp., effective from November 7, 2012. Mr. Becker is a partner and co-founder of Becker Drapkin Management, L.P., a Dallas-based value investment fund focused on constructive activism in the small cap market ("Becker Drapkin"). Mr. Becker has served as a member of the board of directors of EMCORE Corporation, a supplier of semiconductor-based products since December 2013 and as a member of the board of directors of Strategic Diagnostics Inc., a life science diagnostics provider, since March 2008. Mr. Becker also previously served on the board of directors of Plato Learning, Inc., a provider of learning technologies, until it was acquired in May 2010, on the board of directors of Hot Topic, Inc., an apparel retailer, from 2010 until it was acquired in June 2013, on the board of directors of Pixelworks, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer, from February 2012 until March 2014 and on the board of directors of Ruby Tuesday, Inc., a national restaurant company, from June 2011 until October 2012. Before starting Becker Drapkin in December 2009, Mr. Becker was a founding partner in Greenway Capital, a fund focused on small cap, U.S. companies, that he started in 2005. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Becker was a partner at Special Situations Funds, a New York City-based asset manager. Prior to joining Special Situations Funds, Mr. Becker was a part of the distressed debt and leveraged equities research team at Bankers Trust Securities. Mr. Becker began his career at Manley Fuller Asset Management in New York as a small cap analyst. In nominating Mr. Becker to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors.

Stacie Shirley

Ms. Stacie R. Shirley is an Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. effective January 18, 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Shirley served as an executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC, a luxury fashion retailer, serving as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from September 2010 until December 2015 and Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from December 2001 until September 2010. In her most recent position with Neiman Marcus Group, Ms. Shirley’s areas of responsibility included finance, capital markets and treasury operations, capital planning and forecasting, credit operations, investor relations, risk management and internal audit. Prior to joining Neiman Marcus Group, Ms. Shirley served in various capacities at CompUSA Inc. from 1993 to 2001, including serving as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Shirley began her career as an accountant with Ernst & Young in 1990 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Phillip Hixon

Mr. Phillip D. Hixon is the Executive Vice President - Store operation of the Company, Mr. Hixon served as the Company's Senior Vice President, Store Operations, and from September 2013 to June 2014, Mr. Hixon served as the Company's Vice President, Store Planning. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hixon served as Vice President of Business Development of Merchco Services, Inc., a provider of retail store development and support services, from June 2012 until August 2013. From 2011 until 2012 and 2005 until 2006, Mr. Hixon owned and served as principal of Diversified Resources LLC, where he developed and implemented programs for clients in the areas of strategic planning, effective business practices, process enhancement and organizational effectiveness. From 2009 until 2011, Mr. Hixon served in the Department of Strategy and Innovation of Petco Animal Supplies Inc., a specialty retailer of pet supplies. From 2006 until 2009, Mr. Hixon held various executive positions with Duckwall-Alco Stores Inc., a retail chain, including Senior Vice President, Store Operations, Real Estate, Store Development and Senior Vice President, Merchandising. Mr. Hixon served as Vice President, Store Development for Michaels Stores, Inc., a national arts and crafts specialty retailer, from 1987 until 2005.

Trent Taylor

Mr. Trent E. Taylor is Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Inventory Management Officer of the Company since June 2017. From January 2017 to June 2017, Mr. Taylor served as the Company's Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Supply Chain Officer, and from April 2016 to January 2017, Mr. Taylor served as the Company's Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Taylor served as Chief Information Officer of hhgregg, a retailer of consumer electronics and home appliances from September 2011 until March 2016. From November 1992 until 2009, Mr. Taylor served in various roles for the Walgreen Company including Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of e-commerce.

Belinda Byrd-Rohleder

Ms. Belinda Byrd-Rohleder is Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of the Company since January 2017 and served as Vice President, Division Merchandising Manager from June 2015 until January 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Byrd-Rohleder served as the Senior Vice President of Arden Companies from August 2012 until May 2014. From February 2010 until January 2012, Ms. Byrd-Rohleder served as the Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Home and Hardlines at Shopko, a regional mass merchant. Prior to joining Shopko, Ms. Byrd-Rohleder was the Senior Vice President at HSN for Home and Apparel/Accessories from August 2006 to July 2008. Prior to joining HSN, Ms. Byrd-Rohleder held the role of VP/GMM of Soft Home for Sears Holdings (both Kmart and Sears companies) from May 2004 to August 2006. Prior to Sears Holdings Ms. Byrd-Rohleder served in various roles with Kmart Corporation from 1994 to 2004, including Divisional Vice President of Soft Home and Senior Buyer of numerous home businesses, including Home Textiles, Housewares and Furniture.

James Corcoran

Mr. James T. Corcoran is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purple Mountain Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm, since 2017. Prior to founding Purple Mountain Capital Partners, LLC, he served as a Principal at Highfields Capital Management, a value-oriented investment management firm inBoston, from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Corcoran worked as an investment banking analyst for Credit Suisse (USA), Inc. in its leveraged finance and restructuring group, from 2006 to 2008, in addition to working in its hedge funds investment group, from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Corcoran received his MBA from theHarvard Business Schooland his AB with honors in Economics and Political Science from the University of Chicago and is a CFA charter holder. Mr. Corcoran is being nominated by the Board pursuant to the terms of the Cooperation Agreement.

Barry Gluck

Mr. Barry S. Gluck is Independent Director of Tuesday Morning since January 2017. Mr. Gluck served in various Senior Management positions with Ross Stores Inc. ("Ross") from 1989 to 2007, most recently as Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and Store Planning and Allocation. Prior to joining Ross, Mr. Gluck was with Today's Man as Vice President, General Merchandise Manager and Chief Merchandising Officer and with Macy's Department Stores as Vice President Divisional Merchandising Manager. Since 2012, Mr. Gluck has served as the Founder and Managing Director of Gluck Consulting LLC, a management consultant group which focuses primarily on off-price/value channels. In nominating Mr. Gluck to serve as a director of the Company, the Board considered his 30-years of off-price and value channel experience, his extensive executive, marketing and management expertise having served as a chief merchandising officer in the retail industry, and his general business and financial acumen.

Frank Hamlin

Mr. Frank M. Hamlin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hamlin currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of GameStop Corp., a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer, and has served in that position since June 2014. Mr. Hamlin previously served as Executive Vice President and GM, Marketing and E-Commerce of Guitar Center, Inc., a musical instruments retailer, from June 2010 until May 2014, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of E-Miles, LLC, an interactive marketing company, from February 2007 to June 2010. From July 2004 until February 2007, Mr. Hamlin was Director of Marketing, Central Market Division for H.E. Butt Grocery, a fresh, specialty and prepared foods retailer. Prior to that time, Mr. Hamlin held various positions with Brierley & Partners, E-Rewards, Inc., Arista Records and The Walt Disney Company. In nominating Mr. Hamlin to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered the various senior executive-level positions he has held with retail service companies, as well as his extensive experience in marketing, branding strategy and customer engagement.

William Montalto

Mr. William Montalto is no longer Independent Director of the company effective on November 29, 2018. Mr. Montalto served in various positions with Sterling Jewelers, the U.S. division of Signet, a specialty jewelry retailer, from 1986 to 2012. Mr. Montalto served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Signet from 2006 until his retirement in June 2012, and he previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the division from 2002 until 2006 and in various other capacities with the division prior to 2002. Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Montalto served as a retail management consultant for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1980 to 1986, where he led significant systems planning and development consulting engagements for a variety of major retailers. In nominating Mr. Montalto to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his operational expertise and extensive knowledge in all aspects of retailing including information technology, real estate and marketing.

Sherry Smith

Ms. Sherry M. Smith is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Smith served in various positions with Supervalu Inc., a grocery retailer and food distributor, from 1987 to 2013. Ms. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Supervalu Inc. from December 2010 until August 2013, and she previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance from 2006 until 2010, Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 2002 until 2005, and in various other capacities with Supervalu Inc. prior to 2002. Prior to joining Supervalu Inc., Ms. Smith held various positions with McGladrey LLP, a public accounting firm. Ms. Smith has served on the board of directors of Deere & Company, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural, turf, construction and forestry equipment, since December 2011, and currently serves as a member of the audit committee and pension plan oversight committee. Ms. Smith has also served on the board of directors of Realogy Holdings Corporation since December 2014, and currently serves on its audit committee. Since January 2015, Ms. Smith has served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), a group.

Richard Willis

Mr. Richard S. Willis is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Willis has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Speed Commerce, Inc. (formerly Navarre Corporation), one of the nation's largest omni channel, pure play, end-to-end e-commerce solution providers. Since February 2011, Mr. Willis has also served as a director of Speed Commerce, Inc. Mr. Willis previously served as the Executive Chairman of Charlotte Russe, a mall-based specialty retailer of fashionable, value-priced apparel and accessories, from January 2011 to September 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Willis served as President of Shoes for Crews, a seller of slip resistant footwear. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Willis was President and Chief Executive Officer of Baker & Taylor Corporation, a global distributor of books, DVDs and music. Previously, Mr. Willis served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Troll Communications and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Sports. Mr. Willis also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Regents at Baylor University. In nominating Mr. Willis to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his considerable executive leadership experience across multiple industries, including distribution businesses that serve retailers and their suppliers, and his significant expertise in operating businesses and directing transformative plans, including executive level experiences of more than 20 years in retail and manufacturing industries.