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These excerpts taken from the CWTR 10-K filed Apr 2, 2008.

Item 4.    SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

        None.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT

        The table below sets forth the name, current age and current position of our executive officers as of March 28, 2008:

Name

  Age
  Positions Held
Daniel Griesemer   48   President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Georgia Shonk-Simmons   56   President, Chief Merchandising Officer and Director
Timothy O. Martin   39   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dan Moen   36   Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Gerard El Chaar   47   Senior Vice President of Operations
Brett K. Avner, Ph.D.    58   Senior Vice President of Human Resources

        Daniel Griesemer has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since October 30, 2007. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Griesemer served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2007. From January 2005 to March 2007, Mr. Griesemer served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. From April 2004 to January 2005, Mr. Griesemer served as our Executive Vice President of Retail. From October 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Griesemer served as our Senior Vice President of Retail. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, from 1989 to 2000, Mr. Griesemer held a number of progressively responsible positions with, and ultimately served as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Gap Inc. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Griesemer worked in a variety of positions at Macy's, Inc.

        Georgia Shonk-Simmons has served as a Director since January 1, 2001. Since September 26, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons has served as our President and Chief Merchandising Officer. From January 1, 2001 to September 25, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as our President and Chief Executive Officer. From April 1999 to December 2000, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as President of our Catalog & Retail Sales Division. Ms. Shonk-Simmons joined us as Chief Merchant and Vice President of Merchandising in June 1998. From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Shonk-Simmons was Executive Vice President of the Newport News Catalog Division of Spiegel, Inc., a publicly-held, international retailer. Prior to that, from 1981 to 1994, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held a number of other positions of increasing responsibility with Spiegel, including Vice President of Merchandising for Spiegel Catalog beginning in 1991. Prior to joining Spiegel, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held various buyer positions with Lytton's, Carson Pirie Scott and Hahne's.

        Timothy O. Martin has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 1, 2007. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Martin served as our Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since February 2007. From August 2006 to January 2007, Mr. Martin served as our Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Martin served as Vice President of Finance/Global Commercial Operations for Amgen Inc., a multi-billion dollar

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pharmaceutical company from August 2003 to May 2006. Prior to that, he held management-level finance positions at Gap Inc. from April 2001 to August 2003.

        Dan Moen has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 20, 2004. From June 2004 to September 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer. From July 2003 to May 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Vice President of Marketing and Business Intelligence. From October 2002 to June 2003, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Business Intelligence. From August 2001 to September 2002, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Marketing. From August 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Moen was the Data Warehouse Manager for InfoSpace, Inc.. From June 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Moen was our Director of Database Marketing for Network Commerce. From May 1995 to May 1999, Mr. Moen was employed by Coldwater Creek in various capacities in our Marketing Department.

        Gerard El Chaar has served as our Senior Vice President of Operations since January 1, 2005. From March 2002 to December 2004, Mr. El Chaar served as our Vice President of Distribution. From January 2001 to February 2002, Mr. El Chaar served as our Divisional Vice President of Distribution. From October 2000 to December 2000, Mr. El Chaar served as our Director of Distribution. From January 1999 to October 2000, Mr. El Chaar was Senior Director of International Operations with eToys Inc. where he was responsible for Customer Service and Distribution in the United Kingdom and Belgium. From January 1998 to December 1998, Mr. El Chaar was the Director of Engineering for Amazon.com.

        Brett K. Avner, Ph.D.    has served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources since November 2006. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Avner was employed by Chico's FAS, Inc. from May 2005 until September 2006, most recently as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. From April 1993 until May 2005, Mr. Avner served as Vice President of Human Resources at Victoria's Secret in the Stores Division of Limited Brands, Inc.

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PART II



Item 4.    SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS



        None.



EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT



        The table below sets forth the name, current age and current position of our executive officers as of March 28, 2008:






















































Name

 Age
 Positions Held
Daniel Griesemer 48 President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Georgia Shonk-Simmons 56 President, Chief Merchandising Officer and Director
Timothy O. Martin 39 Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dan Moen 36 Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Gerard El Chaar 47 Senior Vice President of Operations
Brett K. Avner, Ph.D.  58 Senior Vice President of Human Resources




        SIZE=2>Daniel Griesemer has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since October 30, 2007. Prior to that appointment,
Mr. Griesemer served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2007. From January 2005 to March 2007, Mr. Griesemer served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and
Marketing. From April 2004 to January 2005, Mr. Griesemer served as our Executive Vice President of Retail. From October 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Griesemer served as our Senior Vice
President of Retail. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, from 1989 to 2000, Mr. Griesemer held a number of progressively responsible positions with, and ultimately served as Divisional
Merchandise Manager for Gap Inc. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Griesemer worked in a variety of positions at Macy's, Inc.



        SIZE=2>Georgia Shonk-Simmons has served as a Director since January 1, 2001. Since September 26, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons has
served as our President and Chief Merchandising Officer. From January 1, 2001 to September 25, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as our President and Chief Executive Officer. From
April 1999 to December 2000, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as President of our Catalog & Retail Sales Division. Ms. Shonk-Simmons joined us as Chief Merchant and Vice President of
Merchandising in June 1998. From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Shonk-Simmons was Executive Vice President of the Newport News Catalog Division of Spiegel, Inc., a publicly-held,
international retailer. Prior to that, from 1981 to 1994, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held a number of other positions of increasing responsibility with Spiegel, including Vice President of Merchandising
for Spiegel Catalog beginning in 1991. Prior to joining Spiegel, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held various buyer positions with Lytton's, Carson Pirie Scott and Hahne's.



        SIZE=2>Timothy O. Martin has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 1, 2007. Prior to that
appointment, Mr. Martin served as our Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since February 2007. From August 2006 to January 2007, Mr. Martin served as our Vice
President of Finance. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Martin served as Vice President of Finance/Global Commercial Operations for Amgen Inc., a multi-billion dollar



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pharmaceutical
company from August 2003 to May 2006. Prior to that, he held management-level finance positions at Gap Inc. from April 2001 to August 2003.



        SIZE=2>Dan Moen has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 20, 2004. From June 2004 to
September 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer. From July 2003 to May 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Vice President of Marketing and Business
Intelligence. From October 2002 to June 2003, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Business Intelligence. From August 2001 to September 2002, Mr. Moen served as our
Divisional Vice President of Marketing. From August 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Moen was the Data Warehouse Manager for InfoSpace, Inc.. From June 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Moen was our
Director of Database Marketing for Network Commerce. From May 1995 to May 1999, Mr. Moen was employed by Coldwater Creek in various capacities in our Marketing Department.




        SIZE=2>Gerard El Chaar has served as our Senior Vice President of Operations since January 1, 2005. From March 2002 to December 2004,
Mr. El Chaar served as our Vice President of Distribution. From January 2001 to February 2002, Mr. El Chaar served as our Divisional Vice President of Distribution. From October 2000 to
December 2000, Mr. El Chaar served as our Director of Distribution. From January 1999 to October 2000, Mr. El Chaar was Senior Director of International Operations with eToys Inc.
where he was responsible for Customer Service and Distribution in the United Kingdom and Belgium. From January 1998 to December 1998, Mr. El Chaar was the Director of Engineering for
Amazon.com.



        Brett K. Avner, Ph.D.    has served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources since November 2006. Prior to joining Coldwater
Creek, Mr. Avner was employed by Chico's FAS, Inc. from May 2005 until September 2006, most recently as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. From April 1993 until May 2005,
Mr. Avner served as Vice President of Human Resources at Victoria's Secret in the Stores Division of Limited Brands, Inc.



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This excerpt taken from the CWTR 10-K filed Apr 4, 2007.

Item 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

None.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT

The table below sets forth the name, current age and current position of our executive officers as of March 26, 2007:

 

Name

  

  Age  

  

Positions Held

Dennis C. Pence    57   

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Shonk-Simmons    55    President, Chief Merchandising Officer and Director
Daniel Griesemer    47    President and Chief Operating Officer
Melvin Dick    53    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dan Moen    35    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Gerard El Chaar    46    Senior Vice President of Operations
Brett K. Avner, Ph.D.    57    Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Timothy O. Martin    38    Vice President of Finance

Dennis C. Pence co-founded Coldwater Creek in 1984, and has served as a Director since our incorporation in 1988, serving as the Board’s Chairman since July 1999 and as our Vice-Chairman prior to that. Since September 26, 2002, as well as from 1984 through December 2000, Mr. Pence has served as our Chief Executive Officer. From June 4, 2002, to September 25, 2002, he provided his executive management services to us. From January 5, 2002, to June 3, 2002, Mr. Pence served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From January 1, 2001 to January 4, 2002, Mr. Pence was semi-retired. Mr. Pence has also served as Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee since its formation on May 20, 2000, and as Secretary since July 1998. From 1984 through 2000, Mr. Pence also served as our President. From April 1999 to December 2000, he was also the President of our Internet Commerce Division. Prior to co-founding Coldwater Creek, Mr. Pence was employed by Sony Corp. of America, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, a publicly held manufacturer of audio, video, communication, and information technology products, from 1975 to 1983, where his final position was National Marketing Manager—Consumer Video Products. Mr. Pence served as a Board member of Panhandle State Bank from March 2002 through December 2005.

Georgia Shonk-Simmons has served as a Director, as well as our President, since January 1, 2001. Since September 26, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons has served as our Chief Merchandising Officer. From January 1, 2001, to September 25, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as our Chief Executive Officer. From April 1999 to December 2000, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as President of our Catalog & Retail Sales Division. Ms. Shonk-Simmons joined us as Chief Merchant and Vice President of Merchandising in June 1998. From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Shonk-Simmons was Executive Vice President of the Newport News Catalog Division of Spiegel, Inc., a publicly held international retailer. Prior to that, from 1981 to 1994, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held a number of other positions of increasing responsibility with Spiegel, including Vice President of Merchandising for Spiegel Catalog beginning in 1991. Prior to joining Spiegel, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held various buyer positions with Lytton’s, Carson Pirie Scott and Hahne’s.

 

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Daniel Griesemer was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer on March 23, 2007. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Griesemer had served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing since January 2005. From April 2004 to December 2004, Mr. Griesemer served as our Executive Vice President of Retail. From October 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Griesemer served as our Senior Vice President of Retail. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, from 1989 to 2000, Mr. Griesemer held a number of progressively responsible positions with, and ultimately served as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Gap Inc. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Griesemer worked in a variety of positions at Federated Department Stores.

Melvin Dick has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2002. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Dick was employed by and was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1975 through May 2002. While at Arthur Andersen LLP, he held a number of progressively responsible positions including serving as the global managing partner of Andersen’s technology, media and communications practice and as a member of Andersen’s Worldwide Board of Partners.

Dan Moen has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 20, 2004. From June 2004 to September 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer. From July 2003 to May 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Vice President of Marketing and Business Intelligence. From October 2002 to June 2003, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Business Intelligence. From August 2001 to September 2002, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Marketing. From August 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Moen was the Data Warehouse Manager for InfoSpace. From June 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Moen was the Director of Database Marketing for Network Commerce. From May 1995 to May 1999, Mr. Moen was employed by Coldwater Creek in various capacities in its Marketing Department.

Gerard El Chaar has served as our Senior Vice President of Operations since January 1, 2005. From March 2002 to December 2004, Mr. El Chaar served as our Vice President of Distribution. From January 2001 to February 2002, Mr. El Chaar served as our Divisional Vice President of Distribution. From October 2000 to December 2000, Mr. El Chaar served as our Director of Distribution. From January 1999 to October 2000, Mr. El Chaar was Senior Director of International Operations with eToys Inc. where he was responsible for Customer Service and Distribution in the United Kingdom and Belgium. From January 1998 to December 1998, Mr. El Chaar was the Director of Engineering for Amazon.com.

Brett K. Avner, Ph.D. has served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources since November 2006. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Avner was employed by Chico’s FAS, Inc. from May 2005 until September 2006, most recently as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. From April 1993 until May 2005, Mr. Avner served as Vice President of Human Resources at Victoria’s Secret in the Stores Division of Limited Brands, Inc.

Timothy O. Martin, who has served as Vice President of Finance since August 2006, was moved to Principal Accounting Officer on February 3, 2007. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Martin served as Vice President of Finance/Global Commercial Operations for Amgen Inc., a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company from August 2003 to May 2006. Prior to that, he held executive-level finance positions at Gap Inc. from April 2001 to August 2003.

 

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PART II

This excerpt taken from the CWTR 10-K filed Jun 21, 2006.

Item 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

None.

 

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DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The table below sets forth the name, current age and current position of our directors and executive officers as of March 31, 2006:

 

Name

   Age   

Positions held

Dennis C. Pence(a)

   56    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Shonk-Simmons

   54    President, Chief Merchandising Officer and Director

Melvin Dick

   52    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dan Griesemer

   46    Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Dan Moen

   34    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Gerard El Chaar

   45    Senior Vice President of Operations

James R. Alexander (b)(c)(d)

   63    Director

Jerry Gramaglia (c)(d)

   50    Director

Curt Hecker (a)(b)(d)

   45    Director

Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz (c)(d)

   59    Director

Robert H. McCall (a)(b)(c)(d)

   60    Director

(a) Member of the Executive Committee
(b) Member of the Audit Committee
(c) Member of the Compensation Committee
(d) Member of the Nominating Committee

Dennis C. Pence co-founded Coldwater Creek in 1984, and has served as a Director since our incorporation in 1988, serving as the Board’s Chairman since July 1999 and as our Vice-Chairman prior to that. Since September 26, 2002, as well as from 1984 through December 2000, Mr. Pence has served as our Chief Executive Officer. From June 4, 2002, to September 25, 2002, he provided his executive management services to us. From January 5, 2002, to June 3, 2002, Mr. Pence served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From January 1, 2001 to January 4, 2002, Mr. Pence was semi-retired. Mr. Pence has also served as Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee since its formation on May 20, 2000, and, as Secretary since July 1998. From 1984 through 2000, Mr. Pence also served as our President. From April 1999 to December 2000, he was also the President of our Internet Commerce Division. Prior to co-founding Coldwater Creek, Mr. Pence was employed by Sony Corp. of America, a publicly held manufacturer of audio, video, communication, and information technology products, from 1975 to 1983, where his final position was National Marketing Manager — Consumer Video Products. Mr. Pence served as a Board member of Panhandle State Bank from March 2002 through December 2005.

Georgia Shonk-Simmons has served as a Director, as well as our President, since January 1, 2001. Since September 26, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons has served as our Chief Merchandising Officer. From January 1, 2001, to September 25, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as our Chief Executive Officer. From April 1999 to December 2000, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as President of our Catalog & Retail Sales Division. Ms. Shonk-Simmons joined us as Chief Merchant and Vice President of Merchandising in June 1998. From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Shonk-Simmons was Executive Vice President of the Newport News Catalog Division of Spiegel, Inc., a publicly held international retailer. Prior to that, from 1981 to 1994, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held a number of other positions of increasing responsibility with Spiegel, including Vice President of Merchandising for Spiegel Catalog beginning in 1991. Prior to joining Spiegel, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held various buyer positions with Lytton’s, Carson Pirie Scott and Hahne’s.

Melvin Dick has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2002. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Dick was employed by and was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1975 through May 2002. While at Arthur Andersen LLP he held a number of progressively responsible positions including serving as the global managing partner of Andersen’s technology, media and communications practice and as a member of Andersen’s Worldwide Board of Partners.

Dan Griesemer has served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing since January 2005. From April 2004 to December 2004, Mr. Griesemer served as our Executive Vice President of Retail. From October 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Griesemer served as our Senior Vice President of Retail. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, from 1989 to 2000, Mr. Griesemer held a number of progressively responsible positions with, and ultimately served as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Gap Inc. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Griesemer worked in a variety of positions at Federated Department Stores.

 

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Dan Moen has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 20, 2004. From June 2004 to September 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer. From July 2003 to May 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Vice President of Marketing and Business Intelligence. From October 2002 to June 2003, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Business Intelligence. From August 2001 to September 2002, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Marketing. From August 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Moen was the Data Warehouse Manager for InfoSpace. From June 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Moen was the Director of Database Marketing for Network Commerce. From May 1995 to May 1999, Mr. Moen was employed by Coldwater Creek in various capacities in its Marketing Department.

Gerard El Chaar has served as our Senior Vice President of Operations since January 1, 2005. From March 2002 to December 2004, Mr. El Chaar served as our Vice President of Distribution. From January 2001 to February 2002, Mr. El Chaar served as our Divisional Vice President of Distribution. From October 2000 to December 2000, Mr. El Chaar served as our Director of Distribution. From January 2000 to October 2000, Mr. El Chaar was Senior Director of International Operations with eToys Inc. where he was responsible for Customer Service and Distribution in the United Kingdom and Belgium. From January 1998 to December 1999, Mr. El Chaar was the Director of Engineering for Amazon.com.

James R. Alexander has served as a Director since March 2000, as well as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee since July 2000, as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee since November 2002, and as its Chairman since June 2004. Mr. Alexander has also served as Chairman of the Board’s Nominating Committee from April 2004 to June 2004, and as a member of that committee since April 2004. From July 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Alexander also served as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Alexander had previously served as a Director, as well as Chairman of the Board’s Compensation Committee, from 1994 to 1998, before declining to stand for re-election due to other professional obligations. Mr. Alexander has been an independent catalog consultant for over 25 years, serving a variety of mail order retailers of apparel, gifts and home decor. Mr. Alexander is President of Alexander & Co., LLC, a direct marketing and retail consulting firm.

Jerry Gramaglia has served as a Director, as well as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee and as a member of the Board’s Nominating Committee since June 2004. In May 2002, Mr. Gramaglia joined Arrowpath Venture Capital where he now serves as a Venture Partner. From June 1998 to May 2002, Mr. Gramaglia served as Chief Marketing Officer and subsequently as President and Chief Operations Officer for E*TRADE Group Inc., a leading provider of electronic financial services. Mr. Gramaglia began his career at Procter & Gamble and subsequently held marketing and general management positions for Nestle, PepsiCo, Imasco and Sprint.

Curt Hecker has served as a Director, as well as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee, since August 1995, as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee since July 2001, as Chairman of the Board’s Nominating Committee since June 2004 and as a member of that committee since April 2004. Mr. Hecker also served as Chairman of the Board’s Compensation Committee from July 2001 to June 2004. Since October 1997, Mr. Hecker has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of publicly held Intermountain Community Bancorp as well as Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of Panhandle State Bank, Intermountain Community Bancorp’s wholly-owned subsidiary. From August 1995 to October 2001, Mr. Hecker also served as President of Panhandle State Bank. Prior to joining Panhandle State Bank, Mr. Hecker held various management positions with West One Bank.

Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz has served as a Director since February 2005 and as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee since June 2005. Mrs. Isaacson-Leibowitz served as Executive Vice President of Beauty Niches for Victoria’s Secret Stores from July 2003 to February 2006. From 1995 to 2003, Mrs. Isaacson-Leibowitz served as Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Victoria’s Secret Stores. From 1994 to 1995, Mrs. Isaacson-Leibowitz served as acting President and Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Banana Republic. Mrs. Isaacson-Leibowitz also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for City University of New York Honors College and is a Board member for World of Children.

Robert H. McCall, a Certified Public Accountant, has served as a Director since 1994, as Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee since February 1995, as a member of the Board’s Nominating Committee since April 2004, and as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee since June 2005. Mr. McCall has also served as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee since its formation in May 2000. From February 1995 to July 2000, Mr. McCall also served as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee. Since 1981, Mr. McCall has been President of McCall & Landwehr, P.A., a certified public accounting firm.

 

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PART II

This excerpt taken from the CWTR 10-K filed Apr 13, 2006.

Item 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

None.

 

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DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The table below sets forth the name, current age and current position of our directors and executive officers as of March 31, 2006:

 

Name

     Age     

Positions held

Dennis C. Pence(a)

   56    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Shonk-Simmons

   54    President, Chief Merchandising Officer and Director

Melvin Dick

   52    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dan Griesemer

   46    Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Dan Moen

   34    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Gerard El Chaar

   45    Senior Vice President of Operations

James R. Alexander (b)(c)(d)

   63    Director

Jerry Gramaglia (c)(d)

   50    Director

Curt Hecker (a)(b)(d)

   45    Director

Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz (c)(d)

   59    Director

Robert H. McCall (a)(b)(c)(d)

   60    Director

(a) Member of the Executive Committee
(b) Member of the Audit Committee
(c) Member of the Compensation Committee
(d) Member of the Nominating Committee

Dennis C. Pence co-founded Coldwater Creek in 1984, and has served as a Director since our incorporation in 1988, serving as the Board’s Chairman since July 1999 and as our Vice-Chairman prior to that. Since September 26, 2002, as well as from 1984 through December 2000, Mr. Pence has served as our Chief Executive Officer. From June 4, 2002, to September 25, 2002, he provided his executive management services to us. From January 5, 2002, to June 3, 2002, Mr. Pence served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From January 1, 2001 to January 4, 2002, Mr. Pence was semi-retired. Mr. Pence has also served as Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee since its formation on May 20, 2000, and, as Secretary since July 1998. From 1984 through 2000, Mr. Pence also served as our President. From April 1999 to December 2000, he was also the President of our Internet Commerce Division. Prior to co-founding Coldwater Creek, Mr. Pence was employed by Sony Corp. of America, a publicly held manufacturer of audio, video, communication, and information technology products, from 1975 to 1983, where his final position was National Marketing Manager - Consumer Video Products. Mr. Pence served as a Board member of Panhandle State Bank from March 2002 through December 2005.

Georgia Shonk-Simmons has served as a Director, as well as our President, since January 1, 2001. Since September 26, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons has served as our Chief Merchandising Officer. From January 1, 2001, to September 25, 2002, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as our Chief Executive Officer. From April 1999 to December 2000, Ms. Shonk-Simmons served as President of our Catalog & Retail Sales Division. Ms. Shonk-Simmons joined us as Chief Merchant and Vice President of Merchandising in June 1998. From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Shonk-Simmons was Executive Vice President of the Newport News Catalog Division of Spiegel, Inc., a publicly held international retailer. Prior to that, from 1981 to 1994, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held a number of other positions of increasing responsibility with Spiegel, including Vice President of Merchandising for Spiegel Catalog beginning in 1991. Prior to joining Spiegel, Ms. Shonk-Simmons held various buyer positions with Lytton’s, Carson Pirie Scott and Hahne’s.

Melvin Dick has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2002. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, Mr. Dick was employed by and was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1975 through May 2002. While at Arthur Andersen LLP he held a number of progressively responsible positions including serving as the global managing partner of Andersen’s technology, media and communications practice and as a member of Andersen’s Worldwide Board of Partners.

Dan Griesemer has served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing since January 2005. From April 2004 to December 2004, Mr. Griesemer served as our Executive Vice President of Retail. From October 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Griesemer served as our Senior Vice President of Retail. Prior to joining Coldwater Creek, from 1989 to 2000, Mr. Griesemer held a number of progressively responsible positions with, and ultimately served as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Gap Inc. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Griesemer worked in a variety of positions at Federated Department Stores.

 

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Dan Moen has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 20, 2004. From June 2004 to September 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer. From July 2003 to May 2004, Mr. Moen served as our Vice President of Marketing and Business Intelligence. From October 2002 to June 2003, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Business Intelligence. From August 2001 to September 2002, Mr. Moen served as our Divisional Vice President of Marketing. From August 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Moen was the Data Warehouse Manager for InfoSpace. From June 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Moen was the Director of Database Marketing for Network Commerce. From May 1995 to May 1999, Mr. Moen was employed by Coldwater Creek in various capacities in its Marketing Department.

Gerard El Chaar has served as our Senior Vice President of Operations since January 1, 2005. From March 2002 to December 2004, Mr. El Chaar served as our Vice President of Distribution. From January 2001 to February 2002, Mr. El Chaar served as our Divisional Vice President of Distribution. From October 2000 to December 2000, Mr. El Chaar served as our Director of Distribution. From January 2000 to October 2000, Mr. El Chaar was Senior Director of International Operations with eToys Inc. where he was responsible for Customer Service and Distribution in the United Kingdom and Belgium. From January 1998 to December 1999, Mr. El Chaar was the Director of Engineering for Amazon.com.

James R. Alexander has served as a Director since March 2000, as well as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee since July 2000, as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee since November 2002, and as its Chairman since June 2004. Mr. Alexander has also served as Chairman of the Board’s Nominating Committee from April 2004 to June 2004, and as a member of that committee since April 2004. From July 2000 to July 2001, Mr. Alexander also served as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Alexander had previously served as a Director, as well as Chairman of the Board’s Compensation Committee, from 1994 to 1998, before declining to stand for re-election due to other professional obligations. Mr. Alexander has been an independent catalog consultant for over 25 years, serving a variety of mail order retailers of apparel, gifts and home decor. Mr. Alexander is President of Alexander & Co., LLC, a direct marketing and retail consulting firm.

Jerry Gramaglia has served as a Director, as well as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee and as a member of the Board’s Nominating Committee since June 2004. In May 2002, Mr. Gramaglia joined Arrowpath Venture Capital where he now serves as a Venture Partner. From June 1998 to May 2002, Mr. Gramaglia served as Chief Marketing Officer and subsequently as President and Chief Operations Officer for E*TRADE Group Inc., a leading provider of electronic financial services. Mr. Gramaglia began his career at Procter & Gamble and subsequently held marketing and general management positions for Nestle, PepsiCo, Imasco and Sprint.

Curt Hecker has served as a Director, as well as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee, since August 1995, as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee since July 2001, as Chairman of the Board’s Nominating Committee since June 2004 and as a member of that committee since April 2004. Mr. Hecker also served as Chairman of the Board’s Compensation Committee from July 2001 to June 2004. Since October 1997, Mr. Hecker has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of publicly held Intermountain Community Bancorp as well as Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of Panhandle State Bank, Intermountain Community Bancorp’s wholly-owned subsidiary. From August 1995 to October 2001, Mr. Hecker also served as President of Panhandle State Bank. Prior to joining Panhandle State Bank, Mr. Hecker held various management positions with West One Bank.

Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz has served as a Director since February 2005 and as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee since June 2005. Mrs. Isaacson-Leibowitz served as Executive Vice President of Beauty Niches for Victoria’s Secret Stores from July 2003 to February 2006. From 1995 to 2003, Mrs. Isaacson-Leibowitz served as Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Victoria’s Secret Stores. From 1994 to 1995, Mrs. Isaacson-Leibowitz served as acting President and Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Banana Republic. Mrs. Isaacson-Leibowitz also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for City University of New York Honors College and is a Board member for World of Children.

Robert H. McCall, a Certified Public Accountant, has served as a Director since 1994, as Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee since February 1995, as a member of the Board’s Nominating Committee since April 2004, and as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee since June 2005. Mr. McCall has also served as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee since its formation in May 2000. From February 1995 to July 2000, Mr. McCall also served as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee. Since 1981, Mr. McCall has been President of McCall & Landwehr, P.A., a certified public accounting firm.

 

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