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These excerpts taken from the COH DEF 14A filed Sep 25, 2009.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The following table sets forth information regarding each of Coach’s executive officers as of August 31, 2009:

   
Name:   Age:   Position(1):
Lew Frankfort(2)   63   Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jerry Stritzke   49   President, Chief Operating Officer
Reed Krakoff   45   President, Executive Creative Director
Michael Tucci   48   President, North America Retail
Michael F. Devine, III   51   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and
Chief Accounting Officer
Sarah Dunn   49   Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Todd Kahn   45   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

(1) Coach’s Executive Officers serve indefinite terms and may be appointed and removed by Coach’s Board of Directors at any time.
(2) Information regarding Mr. Frankfort is listed under Proposal 1: Election of Directors

Jerry Stritzke joined Coach as an Executive Officer in March 2008 and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2008. From 1999 through August 2007, Mr. Stritzke held several senior executive positions within the Limited Brands, Inc. organization. During that time, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Co-Leader of Victoria’s Secret, which included Victoria Secret Stores, Victoria’s Secret Direct, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Pink. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of MAST Industries. He joined Limited Brands in 1999 as Senior Vice President, Operations. From 1993 until 1999, Mr. Stritzke was a consultant with the retail consulting firm of Webb and Shirley. In 1992, he practiced law at Stritzke Law Office, and until then, he was a partner at Best, Sharp, Sheridan & Stritzke after joining them as an associate in 1985. Mr. Stritzke received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma.

Reed Krakoff was appointed President, Executive Creative Director in September 1999 after joining Coach as Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director in December 1996. Prior to joining Coach, Mr. Krakoff served as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Design & Communications from January 1993 until December 1996, and as Head Designer, Sportswear from April 1992 until January 1993 at Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc. From July 1988 through April 1992, Mr. Krakoff served as a Senior Designer in Design and Merchandising for Polo/Ralph Lauren. Mr. Krakoff holds an A.A.S. degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Art History from Tufts University.

Michael Tucci joined Coach as President, North American Retail, in January 2003. Mr. Tucci joined Coach from Gap, Inc., where he held the position of Executive Vice President, Gap, Inc. Direct from May 2002 until January 2003. He held the position of Executive Vice President of Gap Body from May 2000 until May 2002. From April 1999 to May 2000, Mr. Tucci served as Executive Vice President, Customer Store Experience, Gap Brand. Between May 1996 and April 1999, Mr. Tucci served as Executive Vice President for GAP Kids and Baby Gap. He joined Gap in December 1994 as Vice President of Merchandising for Old Navy. Prior to joining Gap, he served as President of Aeropostale, a specialty store division of Macy’s, which culminated his twelve-year career with the company that included senior buying and merchandising roles. He joined Macy’s Executive Training Program from Trinity College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Mike Devine was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coach in December 2001 and Executive Vice President in August 2007. Prior to Joining Coach, Mr. Devine served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President — Finance of Mothers Work, Inc. (now known as Destination Maternity Corporation (Nasdaq: DEST)) from February 2000 until November 2001. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Devine was Chief Financial Officer of Strategic Distribution, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed industrial store operator. Previously, Mr. Devine was Chief Financial Officer at Industrial System Associates, Inc. from 1995 to 1997, and for the prior six years he was the Director of Finance and Distribution for McMaster-Carr Supply Co. He also serves

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as a member of the Board of Directors of NutriSystem, Inc. Mr. Devine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from Boston College and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sarah Dunn joined Coach as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in July 2008. Prior to joining Coach, Ms. Dunn held several executive positions at Reuters and Thomson Financial. When joining Thomson Financial in 2003, Ms. Dunn was Chief Content Officer, until she was appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development in April 2005. She was a member of the TF Executive Committee and also served on the Human Resources Council of the Thomson Corporation. Ms. Dunn is also a Consulting Advisory Board member of Youth, I.N.C. Ms. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences from University College, London, U.K., and a Masters degree in Information Science from City University, London.

Todd Kahn joined Coach as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in January 2008. Prior to joining Coach, from July to September 2007, Mr. Kahn served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Calypso Christian Celle. From January 2004 until July 2007, Mr. Kahn served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sean John, a private lifestyle apparel company. From August 2001 until December 2003, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Accessory Network, a private accessory company. Before joining Accessory Network, Mr. Kahn served as President and Chief Operating Officer of InternetCash Corporation, an Internet payment technology company. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Salant Corporation, a public apparel company, after joining the company as Vice President and General Counsel in 1993. From 1988 until 1993, Mr. Kahn was a corporate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson in New York. Mr. Kahn received a Bachelor of Science degree from Touro College and a Juris Doctor from Boston University Law School.

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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS



The following table sets forth information regarding each of Coach’s executive officers as of August 31, 2009:





































































































































   
Name:   Age:   Position(1):
Lew Frankfort(2)   63   Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jerry Stritzke   49   President, Chief Operating Officer
Reed Krakoff   45   President, Executive Creative Director
Michael Tucci   48   President, North America Retail
Michael F. Devine, III   51   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and
Chief Accounting Officer
Sarah Dunn   49   Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Todd Kahn   45   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

















(1) Coach’s Executive Officers serve indefinite terms and may be appointed and removed by Coach’s Board of Directors at any time.














(2) Information regarding Mr. Frankfort is listed under Proposal 1: Election of Directors


Jerry Stritzke joined Coach as an Executive Officer in March 2008 and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2008. From 1999 through August 2007, Mr. Stritzke held several senior executive positions within the Limited Brands, Inc. organization. During that time, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Co-Leader of Victoria’s Secret, which included Victoria Secret Stores, Victoria’s Secret Direct, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Pink. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of MAST Industries. He joined Limited Brands in 1999 as Senior Vice President, Operations. From 1993 until 1999, Mr.
Stritzke was a consultant with the retail consulting firm of Webb and Shirley. In 1992, he practiced law at Stritzke Law Office, and until then, he was a partner at Best, Sharp, Sheridan & Stritzke after joining them as an associate in 1985. Mr. Stritzke received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma.



Reed Krakoff was appointed President, Executive Creative Director in September 1999 after joining Coach as Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director in December 1996. Prior to joining Coach, Mr. Krakoff served as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Design & Communications from January 1993 until December 1996, and as Head Designer, Sportswear from April 1992 until January 1993 at Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc. From July 1988 through April 1992, Mr. Krakoff served as a Senior Designer in Design and Merchandising for Polo/Ralph Lauren. Mr. Krakoff holds an A.A.S. degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Art History from Tufts University.



Michael Tucci joined Coach as President, North American Retail, in January 2003. Mr. Tucci joined Coach from Gap, Inc., where he held the position of Executive Vice President, Gap, Inc. Direct from May 2002 until January 2003. He held the position of Executive Vice President of Gap Body from May 2000 until May 2002. From April 1999 to May 2000, Mr. Tucci served as Executive Vice President, Customer Store Experience, Gap Brand. Between May 1996 and April 1999, Mr. Tucci served as Executive Vice President for GAP Kids and Baby Gap. He joined Gap in December 1994 as Vice President of Merchandising for Old Navy. Prior to joining Gap, he
served as President of Aeropostale, a specialty store division of Macy’s, which culminated his twelve-year career with the company that included senior buying and merchandising roles. He joined Macy’s Executive Training Program from Trinity College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.



Mike Devine was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coach in December 2001 and Executive Vice President in August 2007. Prior to Joining Coach, Mr. Devine served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President — Finance of Mothers Work, Inc. (now known as Destination Maternity Corporation (Nasdaq: DEST)) from February 2000 until November 2001. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Devine was Chief Financial Officer of Strategic Distribution, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed industrial store operator. Previously, Mr. Devine was Chief Financial Officer at Industrial System Associates, Inc. from 1995 to 1997, and for the
prior six years he was the Director of Finance and Distribution for McMaster-Carr Supply Co. He also serves





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as a member of the Board of Directors of NutriSystem, Inc. Mr. Devine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from Boston College and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



Sarah Dunn joined Coach as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in July 2008. Prior to joining Coach, Ms. Dunn held several executive positions at Reuters and Thomson Financial. When joining Thomson Financial in 2003, Ms. Dunn was Chief Content Officer, until she was appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development in April 2005. She was a member of the TF Executive Committee and also served on the Human Resources Council of the Thomson Corporation. Ms. Dunn is also a Consulting Advisory Board member of Youth, I.N.C. Ms. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences from University
College, London, U.K., and a Masters degree in Information Science from City University, London.



Todd Kahn joined Coach as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in January 2008. Prior to joining Coach, from July to September 2007, Mr. Kahn served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Calypso Christian Celle. From January 2004 until July 2007, Mr. Kahn served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sean John, a private lifestyle apparel company. From August 2001 until December 2003, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Accessory Network, a private accessory company. Before joining Accessory Network, Mr. Kahn served as President and Chief Operating Officer of InternetCash
Corporation, an Internet payment technology company. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Salant Corporation, a public apparel company, after joining the company as Vice President and General Counsel in 1993. From 1988 until 1993, Mr. Kahn was a corporate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson in New York. Mr. Kahn received a Bachelor of Science degree from Touro College and a Juris Doctor from Boston University Law School.





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DEF 14A (2 sections)
Sep 25, 2009
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