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Executive Officers

Ronald L. SargentChairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ronald L. Sargent
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Sargent has served as Chairman since March 2005, as Chief Executive Officer since February 2002 and as a Director since 1999. Prior to that, he served in various capacities since joining Staples in March 1989, including President from November 1998 to January 2006, Chief Operating Officer from November 1998 to February 2002, President—North American Operations from October 1997 to November 199... 
Christine T.  KomolaChief Financial Officer
Christine T.  Komola
Chief Financial Officer


Ms. Komola has served as Senior 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 Apri... 

Joseph G. DoodyVice Chairman
Joseph G. Doody
Vice 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.

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Demos ParnerosPresident, North American Stores & Online
Demos Parneros
President, North American Stores & Online


Mr. Parneros has served as President—North American Stores & Online since January 2013. Previously, Mr. Parneros served as President— U.S. Stores since April 2002. Prior to that, he served in various capacities since joining Staples in October 1987, including Senior Vice President of Operations from March 1999 to March 2002 and Vice President of Operations from October 1996 to February 1999.
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John WilsonPresident, Staples Europe
John Wilson
President, Staples Europe


Mr. Wilson has served as President – Staples Europe since September 2012. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Wilson served as President and General Partner of Hyannis Port Capital from 2001 to 2011. Before founding Hyannis Port Capital, he held several other executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Gap, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Executive V... 
Michael WilliamsGeneral Counsel and Secretary
Michael Williams
General Counsel and Secretary


Mr. Williams has served 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 i... 
Shira  GoodmanPresident, North American Commercial
Shira  Goodman
President, North American Commercial


Ms. Goodman has served as President, North American Commercial since February 2014. Previously, she served as 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 Pre... 

Directors

Basil L. AndersonChief Executive Officer, Anderson Investments
Basil L. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer, Anderson Investments


Served as an independent director of Staples since 1997 until we asked him to become our Vice Chairman from September 2001 until his retirement in March 2006. Mr. Anderson is also a director of Hasbro, Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company, and Moody's Corporation. He served as a director of CRA International, Inc. until January 2011. Among his many qualifications, Mr. Anderson has extensive exec... 
Drew G. FaustPresident, Harvard University
Drew G. Faust
President, Harvard University


President of Harvard University since 2007. As President, Dr. Faust is responsible for all aspects of Harvard's academic and administrative activities, which include operations and research and teaching activities across the globe. Dr. Faust also serves on the board of Harvard Management Company, which is responsible for investing Harvard's endowment and related financial assets to produce long term result... 
Justin KingChief Executive Officer, J Sainsbury plc
Justin King
Chief Executive Officer, J Sainsbury plc


Chief Executive Officer of J Sainsbury plc, a food and non-food retailer, since March 2004, where he is also Chairman of the Operating Board. Prior to joining J Sainsbury plc, he was an Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group plc from September 2002 to March 2004. Mr. King has significant retail experience having held a number of senior positions at ASDA/Wal-Mart in Trading, HR and Retail, as M... 
Carol MeyrowitzChief Executive Officer, The TJX Companies, Inc.
Carol Meyrowitz
Chief Executive Officer, The TJX Companies, Inc.


Chief Executive Officer of The TJX Companies, Inc., a retailer of apparel and home fashions, since 2007 and a director since 2006. Ms. Meyrowitz was President of TJX from October 2005 to January 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Meyrowitz was President of The Marmaxx Group, the largest division of TJX, from January 2001 to January 2005, and was employed in an advisory role for... 
Rowland T. MoriartyChairman of the Board, Charles River Associates
Rowland T. Moriarty
Chairman of the Board, Charles River Associates


Chairman of the Board of CRA International, Inc., a worldwide economic and business consulting firm, since May 2002. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Cubex Corporation, a privately-held consulting company, since 1992. From 1981 to 1992, Dr. Moriarty was a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School where he taught, among other subjects, marketing. Dr. Moria... 
Robert C. NakasoneChief Executive Officer, NAK Enterprises, and Independent Lead Director, Staples, Inc.
Robert C. Nakasone
Chief Executive Officer, NAK Enterprises, and Independent Lead Director, Staples, Inc.


Chief Executive Officer of NAK Enterprises, a family-owned investment and consulting company, since January 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Nakasone served as Chief Executive Officer of Toys "R" Us, Inc. from 1998 to 1999 and in other positions at that company from 1985 to 1998. While serving as Vice-Chairman, Worldwide Toy Stores and President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Nakasone led the company's i... 
Ronald L. SargentChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Staples, Inc.
Ronald L. Sargent
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Staples, Inc.


Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc. since February 2002 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Staples since March 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Sargent served in various positions at Staples since joining the company in 1989. Mr. Sargent is also a director of The Kroger Co. and Five Below. Previous directorships include Home Depot from 2011 to 2012, Yankee Candle Company from 1999 to 2007, Arama... 
Robert  SulenticPresident and Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Group, Inc.
Robert  Sulentic
President and Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Group, Inc.


Chief Executive Officer of CBRE, Inc., a global commercial real estate services company, since December 2012 and President since March 2010. Mr. Sulentic has been a member of the CBRE Board since December 2012. He previously served as President of the company's Development Services business from December 2006 to April 2011. Mr. Sulentic previously served as Chief Financial Officer of CBRE from Ma... 
Raul VazquezChief Executive Officer, Progress Financial Corporation
Raul Vazquez
Chief Executive Officer, Progress Financial Corporation


Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Progress Financial Corporation or Progreso Financiero, a financial services company serving the needs of the growing Hispanic market, since April 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Vazquez served as an Executive Vice President of Global e-Commerce at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from February 2011 to August 2011. He also served as Executive Vice President and Presiden... 
Vijay  VishwanathPartner, Bain & Company
Vijay  Vishwanath
Partner, Bain & Company


Partner at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, since 1993. Mr. Vishwanath first joined Bain in 1986 and leads its consumer products practice. Prior to joining Bain, Mr. Vishwanath worked at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Vishwanath previously served as a director of Yankee Candle Company from 2005 to 2007. Among many qualifications, Mr. Vishwanath brings to the Board expertise in consumer produc... 
Paul F. WalshFormer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, eFunds Corporation
Paul F. Walsh
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, eFunds Corporation


Served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eFunds Corporation, a transaction processing and risk management company, from September 2002 until eFunds was acquired by Fidelity National Information Services in September 2007. Mr. Walsh also has been the owner and Chief Executive Officer of PFW Management, LLC, a consulting company, since February 2008. PFW Management, LLC does business as Caler...