Board of Directors

Roland C. Smith
Warren Bryant
Rakesh Gangwal
Cynthia T. Jamison
Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga
V. James Marino
Michael J. Massey
David M. Szymanski
Nigel Travis
Joseph S. Vassalluzzo
Kristin A. Campbell


Director Biographies


Roland C.  Smith
Chairman and CEO

Roland C. Smith was named Chairman and CEO of Office Depot, Inc. in November 2013. An experienced senior executive, having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of both public and private companies and on numerous boards, Smith comes to Office Depot, Inc. with a strong track record in increasing operating profit, managing complex integrations, directing corporate turnarounds and transforming companies for future success. Prior to joining Office Depot, Inc., Smith most recently was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Delhaize America, LLC. Previously, Smith was President and CEO of The Wendy’s Company; President and CEO of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.; and CEO of Wendy's International, Inc. Smith also served as Chief Executive Officer of Triarc Companies, Inc.; Chief Executive Officer of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of American Golf Corporation and National Golf Properties; President and Chief Executive Officer of AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc.; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Arby's Inc., d/b/a Triarc Restaurant Group. He has held senior management positions at KFC International, Pepsi Cola International, Schering-Plough and Procter & Gamble. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Smith served in the U.S. Army for seven years in the Transportation and Aviation Corps as platoon leader, executive officer, deputy director of Army programs, aide-de-camp, aviation maintenance officer and pilot. Smith is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Carmike Cinemas, Inc., where he is also Chairman of the Compensation and Nominating Committee. He is a national trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and a member of the World Presidents' Organization International.

Warren Bryant

Mr. Bryant currently serves as Lead Director, Office Depot, Inc. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Bryant served as a Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, a retail drug store chain on the West Coast and in Hawaii. From 2003 to 2008 he served as the Chairman of the Board of Longs Drug Stores. Mr. Bryant served as Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a retail grocery chain, from 1999 to 2002. From 1996 to 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dillon Companies, Inc., a retail grocery chain and subsidiary of The Kroger Co. Mr. Bryant also served as a director of The National Association of Chain Drug Stores from 2003 to 2008 and as Chairman of the Association during 2008. Mr. Bryant previously served as a director of Longs Drug Stores Corporation (2002-2008) and Pathmark Stores, Inc., a retail grocery chain (2004-2005). Since 2009, Mr. Bryant has served as a director of Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, and, since 2010, Mr. Bryant has served as a director of George Weston Limited, a food processing and distribution company.

Rakesh Gangwal

Mr. Gangwal was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Worldspan Technologies, Inc., a provider of travel technology and information services to the travel and transportation industry. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways Group, Inc., the parent corporation for US Airways’ mainline jet and express divisions as well as several related companies, from 1998 until his resignation in 2001. Mr. Gangwal was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways, Inc., the main operating arm of US Airways Group, from 1998 until his resignation. He was the President and Chief Operating Officer of US Airways Group, Inc., and US Airways, Inc., from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Gangwal has been a director of CarMax, Inc., a retailer of used cars, since 2011. He previously served as a director of PetSmart, Inc., a specialty retailer of pet products and services (2005-2015).

Cynthia T. Jamison

Ms. Jamison serves on the board of directors of Tractor Supply Company, where she is currently Chairman and has served as Lead Director and Chair of several committees since joining the board in 2002. Additionally, she is a member of the board of directors of Darden Restaurants Inc. and serves on the Compensation Committee, and a director of Big Lots, Inc., where she serves on the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees. Previously, Ms. Jamison served as a director of B&G Foods, Inc. from 2004 to 2015. She also served on the board of directors of Cellu Tissue Holdings, Inc. and Horizon Organic Holding Corp. before both companies were sold at high premiums to their market prices. As part of her role as a partner with Tatum LLC (“Tatum”), an executive services firm, Ms. Jamison has been the Chief Financial Officer or Chief Operating Officer of several publicly and privately held companies, including AquaSpy, Inc., eMac, Inc, a joint venture between McDonald’s Corporation and KKR & Co. L.P., and Cosi, Inc. Prior to joining Tatum, Ms. Jamison served as Chief Financial Officer of Chart House Enterprises and held various positions at Allied Domecq Retailing USA, Kraft General Foods, and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga

From 1999 to 2000, Ms. Luzuriaga served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mattel Interactive, a business unit of Mattel, Inc., one of the major toy manufacturers in the world. Prior to holding this position, she served Mattel as its Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Planning and Resources, from 1997 to 1999 and as its Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1997. Since leaving Mattel in 2000, Ms. Luzuriaga has been working as an independent business development consultant. Since 2015. Ms. Luzuriaga has been a member of the board of directors of SuperValu Inc., a retail-grocery store chain. From 2002 until 2005, she was also a director of Providian Financial Corporation. Since January 2012, she has been a director of SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plan.

V. James Marino

From 2006 until his retirement in August 2011, Mr. Marino was President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberto-Culver Company, a personal care products company. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Marino served as President of Alberto-Culver Consumer Products Worldwide from 2004 to November 2006 and as President of Alberto Personal Care Worldwide, a division of Alberto-Culver Company, from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Marino has been a member of the board of directors of PVH Corp., a leading apparel company, since 2007. He was also a member of the board of directors of Alberto-Culver Company from 2006 to 2011.

Michael J. Massey

Mr. Massey is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of PetSmart, Inc. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Collective Brands, Inc. from June 2011 to October 2012, as Senior Vice President from March 2003 to June 2011 and as General Counsel and Secretary from March 2003 to October 2012. Since his separation from Collective Brands, Inc., Mr. Massey has been principally engaged with the organization of certain joint venture arrangements in Latin America. He previously served in various executive roles at Collective Brands in corporate development and legal from 1996 to 2003 and served as President of Payless ShoeSource’s international joint ventures. Prior to Collective Brands, Inc., he was at The May Department Stores Company from 1990 to 1996 and Paster West & Kraner, P.C., from 1989 to 1990.

David M. Szymanski

Dr. Szymanski became the Dean of the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business in 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Szymanski was a Professor of Marketing at Texas A&M University, where he had served since 1987. Dr. Szymanski served as the Director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University from 2000 to 2006. From 2004 until 2010, Dr. Szymanski was a director of Zale Corporation, a specialty retailer of fine jewelry.

Nigel Travis

Mr. Travis is currently the Chairman and CEO of Dunkin Brands, Inc. From 2005 through 2008, Mr. Travis served as President & CEO of Papa John’s, the pizza chain with annual system-wide sales of $2.1 billion and more than 3,300 restaurants throughout the U.S. and 29 international markets. Prior to Papa John’s, Mr. Travis was with Blockbuster, Inc. from 1994 to 2004, where he served in increasing roles of responsibility, including President & Chief Operating Officer. Before that, he was with Burger King, first as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and later as Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Joseph S. Vassalluzzo

Mr. Vassalluzzo currently serves as a director on a number of public company boards, including Federal Realty Investment Trust, where he is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, and Life Time Fitness, where he is Lead Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Vassalluzzo also operates a retail consulting business and served as a director and Chairman of the Nominating Committee of iParty Corp until its sale to Party City Holdings Inc., in May 2013. Previously, among other roles, he was employed by Staples, from 1989 until 2005, most recently as Vice Chairman, where he had world-wide responsibility for all of Staples' real estate activities. In addition, Mr. Vassalluzzo was responsible for the legal department's activities and negotiated the majority of Staples M&A transactions.

Kristin A. Campbell

Ms. Campbell has been the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a global hospitality company, since June 2011. Prior to Hilton Worldwide, Ms. Campbell served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Staples, Inc. Before joining Staples, Inc. in 1993, Ms. Campbell worked at law firms Goodwin Procter LLP and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster. Ms. Campbell is a Board Member and member of the Executive Committee of Vital Voices Global Partnership and an Advisory Board Member of New Perimeter. She previously served as a Board Member of The Trustees of Reservation, a non-profit land conservation organization, from 2009 to 2012 and as an Advisory Board Member of Bay Cove Human Services from 2003 to 2008. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Virginia bars.

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