Ted English joined our Board of Directors in November 2016 and currently serves on our Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. English has been the Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Bob’s Discount Furniture since March 2016 and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2006 until his appointment as Executive Chairman. Prior to joining Bob’s Discount Furniture, Mr. English was TJX’s Chief Executive Officer from 2000 (and President from 1999) to 2005. Mr. English was Chairman of The Marmaxx Group between 2000 and 2004, and held various other executive and merchandising positions with TJX from 1983 to 1999. In addition to Burlington Stores, Inc. and Bob’s Discount Furniture, Mr. English serves on the board of directors of Rue Gilt Groupe, an e-commerce destination connecting world-class brands with next generation shoppers. He previously was a director of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Mr. English also serves on the Board of Trustees of various funds within the multi-affiliate structure of Natixis Global Asset Management, a global asset management firm. Mr. English’s long career in retail, including off-price retail, has given him broad experience in large retail chain management. Mr. English also has significant leadership experience, including service as the chief executive of both a premier discount home furnishings company and a leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions.