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Our executive leadership team sets the company's overall direction and oversees all major strategic, financial and operational decisions.

ChipBerghPresident & Chief Executive OfficerSantiagoCucciChief Executive Officer of Dockers® BrandSethEllisonExecutive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer; Interim Levi's® Brand PresidentKarynHillmanSenior Vice President & Chief Product Officer SethJaffeExecutive Vice President & General CounselTracyLayneySenior Vice President & Chief Human Resources OfficerHeidiManesSenior Vice President & Chief Transformation OfficerKellyMcGinnisSenior Vice President & Chief Communications OfficerLizO'NeillExecutive Vice President & Chief Operations OfficerHarmitSinghExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerMichelleWahlerCEO & Co-Founder of Beyond YogaKatiaWalshSenior Vice President & Chief Strategy and Artificial Intelligence Officer
Board of Directors

Chip Bergh

Chip Bergh, a director since he joined the company in September 2011, is our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bergh held a progression of leadership roles during his 28-year career at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Bergh is also the non-executive Chairman of HP Inc. He previously served on the board of directors for VF Corporation, the Singapore Economic Development Board and was a member of the US-ASEAN Business Council, Singapore. Mr. Bergh’s position as our President and Chief Executive Officer and his past experience as a leader of large, global consumer brands make him well-suited to be a member of our board of directors.

Troy Alstead

Troy Alstead, a director since 2012, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Table 47 and Ocean5, a restaurant and social concept, and founder of the Ocean5 Foundation focused on raising awareness and funding for sustainability of the world’s oceans and seas. In February 2016, he retired from Starbucks Corporation after 24 years with the company, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Alstead previously held the positions of Group President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Starbucks. He joined Starbucks in 1992, and over the years served in a number of operational, general management and finance roles. Mr. Alstead spent a decade in Starbucks international business, including roles as Senior Leader of Starbucks International, President of Europe, Middle East and Africa headquartered in Amsterdam and Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks Greater China headquartered in Shanghai. Mr. Alstead currently serves as a director of Topgolf International, Inc. and Harley-Davidson, Inc. Mr. Alstead brings to our board of directors his broad financial and business perspective developed over many years in the global consumer goods industry.

Jill Beraud

Jill Beraud, a director since 2013, most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Ippolita, a privately-held luxury jewelry company with distribution in high-end department stores, flagship and eCommerce, from October 2015 until September 2018. Prior to Ippolita, Ms. Beraud was Executive Vice President for Tiffany & Co., with responsibility for its Global Retail Operations and oversight of strategic store development and real estate from October 2014 until June 2015. Prior to Tiffany & Co., Ms. Beraud was with Living Proof, Inc., a privately-held company that uses advanced medical and materials technologies to create hair care and skin care products for women, where she was Chief Executive Officer from December 2011 to October 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Beraud served as President of Starbucks/Lipton Joint Ventures and Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo Americas Beverages from July 2009 to June 2011, and PepsiCo’s Global Chief Marketing Officer from December 2008 to July 2009. Before PepsiCo, Ms. Beraud spent 13 years at Limited Brands in various roles, including Chief Marketing Officer of Victoria’s Secret and Executive Vice President of Marketing for its broader portfolio of specialty brands, including Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, Express, Henri Bendel and Limited Stores. Ms. Beraud was selected to join our board of directors due to her extensive marketing, social media and consumer branding experience, as well as her extensive managerial and operational knowledge in the apparel and other consumer goods industries.

Robert A. Eckert

Robert A. Eckert, a director since 2010, is Operating Partner of FFL Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, since September 2014. Mr. Eckert is also Chairman Emeritus of Mattel, Inc., a role he has held since January 2013. He was Mattel’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from May 2000 until December 2011, and he continued to serve as its Chairman until December 2012. He previously worked for Kraft Foods, Inc. for 23 years, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 1997 until May 2000. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Eckert was Group Vice President of Kraft Foods, and from 1993 to 1995, Mr. Eckert was President of the Oscar Mayer foods division of Kraft Foods. Mr. Eckert is currently a director of McDonald’s Corporation, Amgen, Inc., Eyemart Express Holdings, LLC, Enjoy Beer Holdings, LLC and Quinn Company. Mr. Eckert was selected to join our board of directors due to his experience as a senior executive engaged with the dynamics of building global consumer brands through high performance expectations, integrity and decisiveness in driving businesses to successful results.

Spencer Fleischer

Spencer C. Fleischer, a director since 2013, is Managing Partner of FFL Partners, LLC, a private equity firm. Before co-founding FFL Partners, LLC in 1997, Mr. Fleischer spent 19 years at Morgan Stanley & Company as an investment banker and senior leader. During his time there, he led business units in Asia, Europe and the United States. Mr. Fleischer currently serves as a director of The Clorox Company and Eyemart Express Holdings, LLC. He was a director of American West Bank until October 2015 when it was acquired by Banner Corporation, and was thereafter a director of Banner Corporation until December 2016. Mr. Fleischer was selected to join our board of directors due to his broad financial and international business perspective developed over many years in the private equity and investment banking industries.

David A. Friedman

David A. Friedman, a director since July 2018, is a Senior Principal, Emeritus Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board, and past-President and Chief Executive Officer of Forell/Elsesser Engineers, with over 40 years of professional practice in structural and earthquake engineering. Mr. Friedman is the President and an active member of the board of directors for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, which disseminates lessons learned from earthquakes around the world, and served on its post-earthquake reconnaissance teams in Kobe, Japan in 1995 and Wenchuan, China in 2008. Mr. Friedman is also involved in many institutional, academic, philanthropic and not-for-profit boards, including the San Francisco Foundation, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, the University of California, Berkeley Foundation, the Jewish Home of San Francisco and Build Change. Mr. Friedman is a licensed structural engineer in California, Nevada and British Columbia. Mr. Friedman was selected to join our board of directors due to his broad professional experience, as well as his extensive background with our company arising from his familial connection to our founder.

Yael Garten

Yael Garten, elected to the Board on January 28, 2020, is Siri Director of Data Science and Engineering at Apple since 2017. From 2011 to 2017, she worked at LinkedIn where she was Director of Data Science. Before joining LinkedIn, she was a Research Scientist and Text Mining Lead at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Garten was selected to join our board of directors for her expertise in data science, machine learning, and converting data into actionable product and business strategy. She has applied this expertise across products and services with massive global user bases.

Christopher McCormick

Christopher McCormick, a director since April 2016, most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of L.L. Bean, Inc. from 2001 until 2016. Mr. McCormick joined L.L. Bean in 1983, previously serving in a number of senior and executive level positions in advertising and marketing. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of L.L. Bean, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2000 to 2001. Mr. McCormick is a director of Big Lots!, Inc. and a former director of Sun Life Financial, Inc. Mr. McCormick brings to our board of directors his deep channel knowledge and eCommerce and direct marketing experience.

Jenny Ming

Jenny Ming, a director since September 2014, was President and Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte Russe Inc., a fast-fashion specialty retailer of apparel and accessories catering to young women, a position she held from October 2009 to February 2019. In February 2019, Charlotte Russe Inc. filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. From March 1999 to October 2006, Ms. Ming served as President of Old Navy, a $7 billion brand in The Gap, Inc.’s portfolio, where she oversaw all aspects of Old Navy and its 900 retail clothing stores in the United States and Canada. Ms. Ming joined The Gap, Inc. in 1986, serving in various executive capacities at its San Francisco headquarters, and in 1994, she was a member of the executive team who launched Old Navy. Ms. Ming serves on the Boards of Directors of Paper Source and Tower Foundation. Ms. Ming was selected to join our board of directors due to her extensive operational and retail leadership experience in the apparel industry.

Patricia Salas Pineda

Patricia Salas Pineda, a director since 1991, retired in October 2016 as Group Vice President of Hispanic Business Strategy for Toyota Motor North America, Inc., an affiliate of one of the world’s largest automotive firms, a position she held since May 2013. Previously, Ms. Pineda served Toyota Motor North America as Group Vice President of National Philanthropy and the Toyota USA Foundation from 2004 to 2013. During this period, Ms. Pineda also served as General Counsel and Group Vice President of Administration from 2006 to 2008 and as Group Vice President of Corporate Communications and General Counsel from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Pineda was Vice President of Legal, Human Resources and Government Relations, and Corporate Secretary of New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. with which she had been associated since 1984. Ms. Pineda was selected as a member of our board of directors to bring her expertise in government relations and regulatory oversight, corporate governance and human resources matters. She is currently a Chairwoman and member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association, a director of Frontier Airlines and a member of the board of trustees of Earthjustice. Ms. Pineda also served as a member of the advisory board of the Latinos and Society Program at The Aspen Institute from September 2017 to October 2018. Her long tenure on our board of directors also provides valuable historical perspective.

Joshua E. Prime

Joshua E. Prime joined our board of directors in September 2019. Mr. Prime serves as Partner, Idea Generation and Research, at Indaba Capital Management, L.P., where he has served since its founding in 2010. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Prime was a manager of retail strategy for the Americas Region of Levi Strauss & Co. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Prime served as an analyst in merger arbitrage, special situations and credit at Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. Mr. Prime was selected to join our board of directors due to his broad professional experience, including with our company, and his additional insight arising from his familial connection to our founder.

Elliott Rodgers

Elliott Rodgers joined our board of directors in December 2020. Mr. Rodgers serves as Chief Information Officer of Ulta Beauty, a position he has held since September 2020. Mr. Rodgers joined Ulta Beauty in 2013 and, prior to his current position, he served in a number of senior positions where he led distribution, transportation, supplier operations, sales and operations planning, and supply chain strategy. During his years at Ulta Beauty, Mr. Rodgers has led the transformation of its supply chain in support of Ulta Beauty’s strategic imperatives. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Mr. Rodgers held operational leadership roles spanning retail, financial services, and logistics at Target, Citibank and the United States Army. As an Army Officer, Mr. Rodgers served in various assignments including leading logistics support operations for humanitarian service missions. Mr. Rodgers was selected to join our board of directors due to his broad professional experience and his extensive operational, technology and retail leadership experience.