Board of Directors
Mr. Goodwin joined our Board of Directors in December 2020 and currently serves on our Audit Committee. Mr. Goodwin retired from the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer of PetSmart Inc. in January 2023. Mr. Goodwin joined PetSmart in June 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Goodwin has more than 30 years of information technology experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Technology and Business Enablement at Hallmark. Mr. Goodwin began his career at Hallmark as information technology analyst in 1990 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Director of IT Service Delivery, IT Business Development Director of Creative Product Development and Supply Chain Operations, culminating with his promotion to SVP and CIO in 2006, responsible for global IT services. Prior to joining Hallmark, Mr. Goodwin served as an officer in the United States Army. Mr. Goodwin has more than 30 years of information technology experience in the retail industry. His expertise spans broad IT disciplines, including information systems, development and infrastructure, digital and mobile, omni-channel and data security.
Mr. Hitch joined our Board of Directors in April 2006 and currently serves as the Chair of our Compensation Committee and as a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Hitch was formerly a Managing Director at Bain Capital, a private investment firm, and left the firm after 18 years in 2015. Mr. Hitch served as a Senior Advisor to Bain Capital following his departure from the firm through the end of 2017. He is currently an active personal investor across a wide range of early stage growth companies and renewable infrastructure projects. Mr. Hitch is also a member of the board of directors of Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Hitch was a consultant at Bain & Company where he worked in the financial services, healthcare and utility industries. Mr. Hitch has substantial experience investing in retail companies and possesses valuable strategic and financial expertise, including significant experience with capital markets transactions and investments in both public and private companies.
Mr. McNamara joined our Board of Directors in September 2014 and currently serves on our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. McNamara has over 30 years of retail experience with two prominent department stores, Macy’s/Federated and The May Department Stores Company. Mr. McNamara began his career at Filene’s, a division of May Department Stores, rising through the ranks of the merchandising organization. In 1998, Mr. McNamara was promoted to President of The May Merchandising Company to lead all brand merchandising and product development. In 2000, he was promoted to Vice Chairman of May Department Stores Company where he had direct responsibility for all of its department store divisions. In 2005, upon completion of the merger between Federated and May, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Midwest division. In 2008, Mr. McNamara became President of Macy’s Reinvent Strategies and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2009. Mr. McNamara’s long career in retail has given him broad experience in large retail chain management, including merchandising and product development.
Ms. Sen joined our Board of Directors in June 2018 and currently serves on our Audit Committee. Ms. Sen is a member of the board of directors of NCR Corporation, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Massachusetts Port Authority. Ms. Sen previously served as a director of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., EMC Corporation, rue21, inc., Abington Savings Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Ms. Sen served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., a membership-only warehouse chain, from January 2016 through April 2018 and was its Chief Executive Officer from February 2009 through January 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Sen served as BJ’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2008 through February 2009. Ms. Sen also served as BJ’s Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Logistics from January 2007 through January 2008, and held the same position from 1997 to March 2003. From March 2003 to December 2006, Ms. Sen was the Principal of Sen Retail Consulting, advising companies in the retail sector in the areas of merchandising and logistics. Ms. Sen played key roles in growing BJ’s from an early stage business to a Fortune 500 company. With nearly 30 years of experience in the retail industry, Ms. Sen brings an exceptional leadership record, deep operating experience and financial expertise to the Board.
Mr. Sullivan joined our Board of Directors in November 2012 and is the Chair of our Audit Committee. Mr. Sullivan was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1983 until his retirement in July 2009. At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Board of Partners, the Chair of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Management Evaluation and Compensation, Admissions and Strategy Committees. Mr. Sullivan is a certified public accountant. Mr. Sullivan possesses valuable financial expertise, including substantial experience in corporate finance and accounting and extensive experience providing audit and financial reporting services to numerous organizations.