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Executive Officers

Directors and Executive Officers

Executive Officers

Shira  GoodmanChief Executive Officer
Ms. Goodman was named CEO in September 2016 having served as Interim CEO since June 2016 and President, North America Operations since January 2016. Previously, she served as President, North American Contract since February 2014, Executive Vice President of Global Growth since February 2012, Executive Vice President of Human Resources from March 2009, and Executive Vice President of Marketing since May 2001. Prior to that, she served in various capacities since joining Staples in 1992, including Senior Vice President of Staples Direct, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing, and Vice President of Contract & Commercial.
Jeff HallVice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Hall joined Staples as Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in January 2017, overseeing Finance, Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Real Estate, Customer Service and High-Growth markets. He joined Staples from SunEdison Semiconductor, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Express Scripts. Previously he held senior leadership roles for KLA-Tencor, a semi-conductor company, and Sonoma Spa Resorts, as well as finance roles with Walt Disney World and AT&T.
Joseph G. DoodyVice Chairman
Mr. Doody has served as Vice Chairman since February 2014. Previously, Mr. Doody served as President, North American Commercial since January 2013 and as President, Staples North American Delivery since March 2002. Prior to that, he served as President, Staples Contract & Commercial since November 1998, when he first joined Staples.

Christine T.  KomolaExecutive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Komola has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2012. Prior to that, she served as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from July 2004 to January 2012. She also served as the Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for furniture from January 2002 to July 2004. She has also held other roles within Staples since joining in April 1997, including Assistant Controller, Vice President of Planning, Margin and Control and Chief Financial Officer of Staples.com.

Neil RingelPresident, North American Delivery
Mr. Ringel has served as President of North American Delivery, responsible for all of the company's delivery businesses, since January 2017. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Staples Business Advantage. He joined Staples in 1995 and helped launch the Staples Advantage business. Since then, he has held a number of positions in senior sales management. Prior to joining Staples, he held various sales leadership positions dating back to 1984.
Steve MatyasPresident, North American Retail
Mr. Matyas has served as President of North American Retail since July 2016. Prior to that he served as President of STAPLES®Canada™/Bureau en GrosMC, from 2000 to 2016. He joined The Business Depot Ltd. as their first employee in March 1991. During his 25 plus years with the company, Mr. Matyas served as Vice President, Operations, Human Resources and Store Planning, and Vice President, Sales and Operations before being appointed President of STAPLES Canada/Bureau en Gros in July 2000. Before joining The Business Depot Ltd., he worked for several subsidiaries of Koffler Associates, including Superpharm Ltd., and Shoppers Drug Mart Ltd., where he held a variety of senior executive positions.
Michael WilliamsChief Legal Officer, Secretary
Mr. Williams was named Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in January 2017 having served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since December 2014, and previously as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2012. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Williams served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sony Electronics, Inc., a consumer electronics company, from March 2004 to October 2012 with responsibility for legal operations of several professional and consumer electronics companies in the U.S., Central America and South America. Before joining Sony, Mr. Williams was a partner at the law firms of Heller Ehrmann LLP from April 1998 to March 2004 and Andrews Kurth LLP from February 1991 to April 1998. Mr. Williams also served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mark ConteSenior Vice President, Corporate Controller
Mr. Conte has served as Staples’ Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller since June 15, 2015. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Conte served as Chief Financial Officer of Hanson Building Products Limited, a multinational manufacturer of concrete pipe, pressure pipe and light building products, and also served as its Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Conte served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Lehigh Hanson North America - HeidelbergCement Group which had acquired Hanson. Mr. Conte joined Hanson North America - Hanson PLC in July 2000 as the Corporate Controller, and in 2007 he assumed responsibility of the Operations Controller for the Materials business. Prior to joining Hanson, he spent over eleven years in public accounting, including working for Ernst & Young LLP.