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Vera Bradley Inc (VRA.OQ)

VRA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Hall

59 2010 Chairman of the Board

Robert Wallstrom

52 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Enwright

45 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Theresa Palermo

2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Anastacia Knapper

43 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Patricia Miller

79 2010 Co-Founder, National Spokesperson, Director

Beatrice Mac Cabe

39 2017 Chief Creative Officer

John Kyees

71 2011 Lead Independent Director

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard

79 2017 Director

P. Michael Miller

80 2010 Director

Richard Baum

71 2011 Independent Director

Mary Kelley

57 2015 Independent Director

Matthew McEvoy

56 2011 Independent Director

Frances Philip

60 2011 Independent Director

Edward Schmults

55 2010 Independent Director

Julia ..

Vice President - Investor Relations and Employee Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Hall

Mr. Robert J. Hall is Chairman of the Board of the Company., since September 2010. Mr. Hall has served as Chairman of the Board since September 2010. Mr. Hall is the President of Green Gables Partners, a private investment firm that he founded in 2010. Prior to founding Green Gables, Mr. Hall started Andesite Holdings, a private equity firm, where he served as principal from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Hall served as an Executive Director for UBS Financial Services from 2000 to 2007. Mr. Hall serves as a director of FlyLow Gear Co., a privately-held manufacturer of outerwear; New World Stoneworks LLC, a privately-held retailer of stone products; and Bill’s Khakis, a privately-held clothing retailer. Mr. Hall also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic region of Teach for America; is a member of the Board of the Philadelphia School Partnership; is a member of Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners; and serves as trustee of The Holderness School.

Robert Wallstrom

Mr. Robert T. Wallstrom has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective November 11, 2013. Mr. Wallstrom joined Vera Bradley as its President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Wallstrom served as President of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, the outlet chain operated by Saks Fifth Avenue. Previously, he was Group Senior Vice President and General Manager of Saks’ flagship New York store from 2002 to 2007. Prior to joining Saks, Mr. Wallstrom held a variety of roles at retailer Macy’s Inc. from 1987 to 1995. Mr. Wallstrom serves on the Board of Directors of the privately-held Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company.

John Enwright

Mr. John Enwright has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Enwright joined the Company in May 2014 as our Senior Director of Financial, Planning and Analysis and was soon promoted to Vice President, Financial, Planning and Analysis. Mr. Enwright was named Chief Financial Officer in April 2017. Prior to joining Vera Bradley, Mr. Enwright spent 15 years with Tiffany & Co. in various financial roles of increasing responsibility, including his most recent position of Director of Financial, Planning and Analysis.

Theresa Palermo

Ms. Theresa Palermo has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company., effective June 22, 2015. Since 2013 Palermo has served as Vice President, Global Marketing and Public Relations for Fossil Group, where she successfully created and executed innovative marketing strategies and campaigns for their extensive portfolio of luxury and fashion brands across North and Central America. Palermo joined Fossil in 2011 as Global Senior Director of Marketing. Prior to joining Fossil, she held key marketing roles of increasing responsibility with several well-known retailers including global footwear company Collective Brands, The Timberland Company and the J. Jill Group. In the Chief Marketing Officer role, Palermo will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives that will build Vera Bradley's brand awareness and drive revenue growth across all of the Company's channels.

Anastacia Knapper

Ms. Anastacia S. Knapper is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Knapper joined the Company in 2011 as the Vice President – General Counsel, Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Vera Bradley, Ms. Knapper served as the Vice President – General Counsel, Corporate Secretary for CTS Corporation from January 2011 to November 2011 and the Vice President – General Counsel, Corporate Secretary for Haynes International, Inc. from August 2006 to December 2010. Formerly, Ms. Knapper was with Ice Miller LLP from August 2000 to August 2006, where she departed as a Senior Associate.

Patricia Miller

Ms. Patricia R. Miller is a Co-Founder, National Spokesperson, Director of the Company. Ms. Miller co-founded Vera Bradley in 1982. From 1982 through June 2010, she served as Co-President. In June 2010, she was appointed National Spokesperson for the Company where she continued to promote our brand until her retirement in October 2012. Ms. Miller served as the first Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and the Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation from 2005 to 2006. Ms. Miller serves as a director for the Indiana University Foundation and for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. As Co-Founder of Vera Bradley, Ms. Miller brings to our Board of Directors a broad array of institutional knowledge and historical perspective. Ms. Miller also provides insight and perspective on general strategic and business matters, stemming from her extensive executive and finance experience. Until her retirement from the Company, Ms. Miller provided leadership and strategic direction to the business, guiding the development of our operations and supply chain infrastructure and the growth of our employee base, giving her a unique perspective as a Board member.

Beatrice Mac Cabe

Ms. Beatrice Mac Cabe is Chief Creative Officer of the Company. Ms. Mac Cabe joined the Company in January 2016 as our Vice President – Design and was promoted to her current post as Chief Creative Officer in September 2017. Prior to joining Vera Bradley, Ms. Mac Cabe served as Vice President, Chief Creative Director at Fossil since 2013 where she directed the design process from initial concept for lifestyle categories. From 2012 to 2013 she was Design and Merchandising Director, Private Brand Accessories for JC Penney and from 2011 to 2012 she was Creative Director, Handbags for Vince Camuto. Ms. Mac Cabe gained prior design and brand development experience at other fashion brands including Diane von Furstenberg, John Galliano in Paris, and Marni in Milan.

John Kyees

Mr. John Edward Kyees is Lead Independent Director of the Company. From February 2014 through May 2014, Mr. Kyees served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Destination XL Group, Inc., the largest multi-channel specialty retailer of big and tall men’s apparel. In 2010, Mr. Kyees retired as the Chief Investor Relations Officer from Urban Outfitters, Inc., a retail chain headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after serving as Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Kyees formerly held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for bebe stores, Inc., a retail chain headquartered in San Francisco, California, from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Kyees is currently a director of Destination XL Group, Inc. In addition, Mr. Kyees is also a director of Arhaus Furniture, a privately-held retailer, and Applaud, LLC, a privately-held social networking site.

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard

Ms. Barbara Bradley Baekgaard is Director of the Company. Ms. Baekgaard co-founded Vera Bradley in 1982. From 1982 through June 2010, she served as Co-President. In May 2010, she was appointed Chief Creative Officer. In, 2017, Ms. Baekgaard became emeritus from the Chief Creative Officer role when Beatrice Mac Cabe assumed that role. She still serves as an active brand ambassador with the Company. She also currently serves as a board member of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Development Board and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. As Co-Founder of Vera Bradley, Ms. Baekgaard serves a key leadership role on our Board of Directors and provides the Board with a broad array of institutional knowledge and historical perspective. Since our founding, Ms. Baekgaard has provided leadership and strategic direction in our brand’s development by providing creative vision to areas such as marketing, product design, assortment planning and the design and visual merchandising of our stores.

P. Michael Miller

Mr. P. Michael Miller is Director of the Company., since 1990. In 2013, In 2013, Mr. Miller retired as a senior partner in the law firm of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP, where he served as a partner from 1997. From 1990 through June 2010, Mr. Miller served as our Secretary and Treasurer. Mr. Miller also serves on the Board of Directors of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Richard Baum

Mr. Richard Baum is an Independent Director of the Company., since October 2011. Mr. Baum is the managing partner of Consumer Growth Partners, a private equity firm with an exclusive investment focus on specialty retail and branded consumer products companies, which he helped to found in 2005. Prior to founding Consumer Growth Partners, Mr. Baum spent more than a decade serving in various equity research roles with investment banking, securities and investment management firms Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Sanford Bernstein. Mr. Baum serves on the Board of Directors of Harris Originals of NY, Inc., a privately-held jewelry retailer for military service personnel in the United States. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth New York, Inc.

Mary Kelley

Ms. Mary Lou Kelley is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kelley served as President, E-Commerce for Best Buy from April 2014 through March 2017. Prior to joining Best Buy, Ms. Kelley served as Senior Vice President, E-Commerce for Chico’s FAS Inc. from June 2010 to March 2014. Ms. Kelley formerly held the posts of Vice President of Retail Real Estate and Marketing and Vice President of E-Commerce for L.L. Bean. Ms. Kelley serves on the board of Finning International, a public company that is the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer with operations in Canada, South America, the United Kingdom and Ireland. She also is an advisor to the Board of Directors and senior leadership of Falabella Retail, the largest department store retailer in South America.

Matthew McEvoy

Mr. Matthew McEvoy is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McEvoy is the former Chief of Strategy and New Business Development at Burberry Group plc, a luxury apparel and accessories company based in London which he left in September 2017. Prior to joining Burberry in 2002, Mr. McEvoy worked for nearly 15 years at Goldman Sachs & Co., a global investment banking, securities and investment management firm, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of the Retail and Apparel Focus Group from 1993 to 2001. Mr. McEvoy brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience in retail operations and strategic planning, years of experience at an international retail public company and a proven track record of driving international growth and expansion.

Frances Philip

Ms. Frances P. Philip is an Independent Director of the Company. since May From 1994 to 2011, Ms. Philip held positions of increasing responsibility at L.L. Bean, Inc., a privately-held outdoor apparel and equipment retailer based in Freeport, Maine, including Chief Merchandising Officer from 2002 to 2011. Prior to working at L.L. Bean, Ms. Philip was one of three principals who launched the innovative fresh flower catalog, Calyx & Corolla, and she served in a variety of roles with other specialty retailers, including The Nature Company, Williams-Sonoma and The Gap. Ms. Philip also serves on the boards of Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., a publicly-traded specialty retailer of branded and proprietary casual apparel, accessories and footwear; Sea Bags, a privately-held manufacturer and retailer of handcrafted tote bags and accessories made from recycled sails; Totes-Isotoner Corporation, a privately-held international umbrella, footwear and cold-weather accessory supplier; and Regent Holdings, a privately-held designer, importer and wholesaler of home décor. She also serves on the advisory boards of the privately-held companies Kind Exchange and Lee Auto and on the Board of the Coastal Humane Society, a non-profit organization.

Edward Schmults

Mr. Edward M. Schmults is an Independent Director of the Company., since September 2010. From 2009 until 2018 Mr. Schmults served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Wild Things, LLC, a privately-held company that provides technical apparel, packs and bags to the U.S. military, federal and state law enforcement agencies and the consumer market. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Schmults served as the Chief Executive Officer of FAO Schwarz, a toy retailer. Prior to joining FAO Schwarz, he was employed at RedEnvelope, Inc., a catalog and internet retailer of affordable luxury goods, where he started as Senior Vice President of Operations in 2004 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2005. Mr. Schmults currently serves on the advisory board of First Insight, Inc., a privately-held data analytics company, and is a member of the advisory board of VStar Entertainment Group, a leading producer of family-friendly shows, events, experiential installations, mascots and costumes.

Julia ..

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