JOHN J MAHONEY
John Mahoney joined our Board of Directors in December 2013 and currently serves as our Lead Independent Director. Mr. Mahoney is also the Chair of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Mahoney is a member of the board of directors of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., Chico’s FAS and The Michaels Companies, Inc. Previously, Mr. Mahoney served on the Boards of Directors of Advo, Inc. from 2001 to 2007, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2007 and Zipcar, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Mahoney was Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. from January 2006 until his retirement in July 2012. While at Staples, Mr. Mahoney was Chief Financial Officer from September 1996 to January 2012, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer from October 1997 to January 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 1996 to October 1997. Before joining Staples, Mr. Mahoney was a partner with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP where he worked for 20 years, including service in the firm’s National Office Accounting and Auditing group. Mr. Mahoney is a certified public accountant. Mr. Mahoney possesses valuable financial expertise, including substantial experience in corporate finance and accounting, and extensive experience providing audit and financial reporting services to numerous organizations.