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Robert  Sulentic
Chairman, Staples, Inc. and President and Chief Executive Office, CBRE Group, Inc.

Mr. Sulentic has served as Chief Executive Officer of CBRE, Inc., a global commercial real estate services company, since 2012 and President since 2010. Mr. Sulentic also has been a member of the CBRE Board since 2012. He previously served as President of the Development Services business from 2006 to 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer and Group President, each from 2009 until 2010. In addition, Mr. Sulentic was a member of CBRE’s Board and Group President of Development Services, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2006 through 2009. During the period in which Mr. Sulentic has served as CEO and CFO of CBRE, the company completed a significant balance sheet restructuring and cost cutting/ operational restructuring, as well as engaged in M&A activity resulting in approximately 30 completed acquisitions. Mr. Sulentic also has overseen a significant upgrade to CBRE’s IT and other support systems. Over the first seven years he served as CFO and CEO, CBRE’s stock price increased approximately 10x and the market capitalization of the company grew from $1 billion to nearly $10 billion. CBRE has been voted the industry’s top brand for 14 consecutive years. Before CBRE, Mr. Sulentic served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Company from 2000 through 2006, and was also Chairman of the Board from 2002 through 2006. He previously served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 1998 to October 2000. During his six years at Trammell Crow, the stock price increased 240%.