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This excerpt taken from the EBHI DEF 14A filed Apr 22, 2009.

Executive Officers

Our executive officers are appointed by and serve at the discretion of our Board of Directors. There are no family relationships between any director and any executive officer. The following persons serve as our executive officers:

 

Executive Officers

   Age   

Present Position

Neil Fiske

   47   

President and Chief Executive Officer and

Director

Kimberly Berg

   40   

Senior Vice President, General

Merchandising Manager

Freya Brier

   51   

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and

Corporate Secretary

Ronn Hall

   48   

Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply

Chain

R. Thomas Helton

   61   

Senior Vice President and Chief Human

Resources Officer

Pirkko Karhunen

   46   

Senior Vice President, Design

Ann Perinchief

   55   

Senior Vice President, Customer Experience

and Legendary Service

Marv Toland

   47   

Chief Financial Officer

Neil Fiske was named President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From February 2003 to June 2007, Mr. Fiske was chief executive officer of Bath and Body Works of Limited Brands, during which time Mr. Fiske led the turnaround and brand transformation of that retailer. He was recognized as “Marketer of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” in 2004 and 2005 by Women’s Wear Daily. Prior to Limited Brands, Mr. Fiske spent fourteen years at Boston Consulting Group focused on the Consumer Goods and Retail sector. He is the author of “Trading Up: The New American Luxury,” a Business Week

 

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bestseller and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Newberry award for best marketing book. Mr. Fiske is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Williams College.

Kimberly Berg was named Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Eddie Bauer in February 2008. Ms. Berg has been Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for the Company’s retail division since March 2006, Vice President Womens’ and Field and Gear Merchandising from February 2004 to March 2006, and Divisional Vice President Womens’ Merchandising since April 2002. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Berg spent seven years at Gap, Inc., most recently as Divisional Merchandise Manager. Ms. Berg studied Merchandising at the University of Arizona and Textile and Clothing at Arizona State University.

Freya Brier was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, from September 1996 through August 2007, Ms. Brier was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wild Oats Markets, Inc., and served as its Vice President, Legal, from 1997 through 2005, and its Senior Vice President, Legal and Real Estate, from 2005 until August 2007. Ms. Brier was formerly a partner with the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLC. Ms. Brier received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Business and Languages from Cornell College in 1980 and her J.D. degree from New York University in 1983.

Ronn Hall was named Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain in November 2007. Mr. Hall joined Eddie Bauer from Coldwater Creek, where he served as Vice President of Sourcing and Production since March 2004. Prior to Coldwater Creek, Mr. Hall was Vice President, Production and Sourcing for Limited Brands Inc. from July 1997 to February 2002. Prior to 1997, Mr. Hall held positions in manufacturing and sourcing with Pacific Alliance, J. Crew, Inc., and Kellwood Company. Mr. Hall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.

R. Thomas (Tom) Helton was named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Helton was Head, Organization Effectiveness and Human Resources at Sampoerna Strategic and from 2001 to 2005 Mr. Helton served in the same role for HM Sampoerna, an international consumer goods company based in Southeast Asia. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Helton was Executive Vice President, Organization Development and Human Resources at United Stationers in Chicago. Mr. Helton has also held various human resource and labor relations roles at Whirlpool Corporation and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. Mr. Helton has served as an officer in the United States Army and received a Bachelor of Arts in biology and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Pirkko Karhunen was named Senior Vice President, Design in August 2008. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Ms. Karhunen worked with the CEO and President of Aeropostale in the development of a new product concept. Prior to that, Ms. Karhunen was with Lilly Pulitzer, where she held several design roles between 2005 and 2007, including Senior Vice President of Design. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Karhunen was Senior Director of Design for Women’s and Children’s with Land’s End. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Karhunen served as Director of Design for Gymboree’s Zutopia business. Ms. Karhunen has also worked for Anne Klein in design roles. Ms. Karhunen graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York.

Ann Perinchief was named Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service of Eddie Bauer in June 2005. Ms. Perinchief became Senior Vice President, Retail of Eddie Bauer, Inc. in March 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Perinchief served as Vice President, Customer Satisfaction and Sales of Eddie Bauer. Ms. Perinchief received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Retail: Clothing and Textiles from Michigan State University in 1975.

Marv Toland was named Chief Financial Officer of Eddie Bauer in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Mr. Toland was with London Fog Group from 1999 through November 2007, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance, accounting, systems, legal and customer service functions. Prior to joining London Fog in 1999, Mr. Toland was Chief Financial Officer of Brooks Sports, Inc. and previously held a variety of finance-related positions with Exxon

 

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Corporation. Mr. Toland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Western Washington University, and a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Administration.

These excerpts taken from the EBHI 10-K filed Apr 2, 2009.

Executive Officers

The following persons serve as our executive officers:

 

Executive Officers

     Age     

Present Position

Neil Fiske

   47    President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

Kimberly Berg

   40    Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager

Freya Brier

   51    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ronn Hall

   48    Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain

R. Thomas Helton

   61    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Pirkko Karhunen

   46    Senior Vice President, Design

Ann Perinchief

   55    Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service

Marv Toland

   47    Chief Financial Officer

 

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Neil Fiske was named President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From February 2003 to June 2007, Mr. Fiske was chief executive officer of Bath and Body Works of Limited Brands, during which time Mr. Fiske led the turnaround and brand transformation of that retailer. He was recognized as “Marketer of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” in 2004 and 2005 by Women’s Wear Daily. Prior to Limited Brands, Mr. Fiske spent fourteen years at Boston Consulting Group focused on the Consumer Goods and Retail sector. He is the author of “Trading Up: The New American Luxury,” a Business Week bestseller and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Newberry award for best marketing book. Mr. Fiske is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Williams College.

Kimberly Berg was named Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Eddie Bauer in February 2008. Ms. Berg has been Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for the Company’s retail division since March 2006, Vice President Womens’ and Field and Gear Merchandising from February 2004 to March 2006, and Divisional Vice President Womens’ Merchandising since April 2002. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Berg spent seven years at Gap, Inc., most recently as Divisional Merchandise Manager. Ms. Berg studied Merchandising at the University of Arizona and Textile and Clothing at Arizona State University.

Freya Brier was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, from September 1996 through August 2007, Ms. Brier was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wild Oats Markets, Inc., and served as its Vice President, Legal, from 1997 through 2005, and its Senior Vice President, Legal and Real Estate, from 2005 until August 2007. Ms. Brier was formerly a partner with the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLC. Ms. Brier received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Business and Languages from Cornell College in 1980 and her J.D. degree from New York University in 1983.

Ronn Hall was named Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain in November 2007. Mr. Hall joined Eddie Bauer from Coldwater Creek, where he served as Vice President of Sourcing and Production since March 2004. Prior to Coldwater Creek, Mr. Hall was Vice President, Production and Sourcing for Limited Brands Inc. from July 1997 to February 2002. Prior to 1997, Mr. Hall held positions in manufacturing and sourcing with Pacific Alliance, J. Crew, Inc., and Kellwood Company. Mr. Hall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.

R. Thomas (Tom) Helton was named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Helton was Head, Organization Effectiveness and Human Resources at Sampoerna Strategic and from 2001 to 2005 Mr. Helton served in the same role for HM Sampoerna, an international consumer goods company based in Southeast Asia. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Helton was Executive Vice President, Organization Development and Human Resources at United Stationers in Chicago. Mr. Helton has also held various human resource and labor relations roles at Whirlpool Corporation and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. Mr. Helton has served as an officer in the United States Army and received a Bachelor of Arts in biology and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Pirkko Karhunen was named Senior Vice President, Design in August 2008. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Ms. Karhunen worked with the CEO and President of Aeropostale in the development of a new product concept. Prior to that, Ms. Karhunen was with Lilly Pulitzer, where she held several design roles between 2005 and 2007, including Senior Vice President of Design. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Karhunen was Senior Director of Design for Women’s and Children’s with Land’s End. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Karhunen served as Director of Design for Gymboree’s Zutopia business. Ms. Karhunen has also worked for Anne Klein in design roles. Ms. Karhunen graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York.

Ann Perinchief was named Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service of Eddie Bauer in June 2005. Ms. Perinchief became Senior Vice President, Retail of Eddie Bauer, Inc. in March 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Perinchief served as Vice President, Customer Satisfaction and Sales of Eddie Bauer.

 

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Ms. Perinchief received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Retail: Clothing and Textiles from Michigan State University in 1975.

Marv Toland was named Chief Financial Officer of Eddie Bauer in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Mr. Toland was with London Fog Group from 1999 through November 2007, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance, accounting, systems, legal and customer service functions. Prior to joining London Fog in 1999, Mr. Toland was Chief Financial Officer of Brooks Sports, Inc. and previously held a variety of finance-related positions with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Toland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Western Washington University, and a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Administration.

Executive Officers

The following persons serve as our executive officers:

 

Executive Officers

     Age     

Present Position

Neil Fiske

   47    President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

Kimberly Berg

   40    Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager

Freya Brier

   51    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ronn Hall

   48    Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain

R. Thomas Helton

   61    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Pirkko Karhunen

   46    Senior Vice President, Design

Ann Perinchief

   55    Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service

Marv Toland

   47    Chief Financial Officer

 

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Neil Fiske was named President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From February 2003 to June 2007, Mr. Fiske was chief executive officer of Bath and Body Works of Limited Brands, during which time Mr. Fiske led the turnaround and brand transformation of that retailer. He was recognized as “Marketer of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” in 2004 and 2005 by Women’s Wear Daily. Prior to Limited Brands, Mr. Fiske spent fourteen years at Boston Consulting Group focused on the Consumer Goods and Retail sector. He is the author of “Trading Up: The New American Luxury,” a Business Week bestseller and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Newberry award for best marketing book. Mr. Fiske is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Williams College.

Kimberly Berg was named Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Eddie Bauer in February 2008. Ms. Berg has been Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for the Company’s retail division since March 2006, Vice President Womens’ and Field and Gear Merchandising from February 2004 to March 2006, and Divisional Vice President Womens’ Merchandising since April 2002. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Berg spent seven years at Gap, Inc., most recently as Divisional Merchandise Manager. Ms. Berg studied Merchandising at the University of Arizona and Textile and Clothing at Arizona State University.

Freya Brier was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, from September 1996 through August 2007, Ms. Brier was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wild Oats Markets, Inc., and served as its Vice President, Legal, from 1997 through 2005, and its Senior Vice President, Legal and Real Estate, from 2005 until August 2007. Ms. Brier was formerly a partner with the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLC. Ms. Brier received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Business and Languages from Cornell College in 1980 and her J.D. degree from New York University in 1983.

Ronn Hall was named Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain in November 2007. Mr. Hall joined Eddie Bauer from Coldwater Creek, where he served as Vice President of Sourcing and Production since March 2004. Prior to Coldwater Creek, Mr. Hall was Vice President, Production and Sourcing for Limited Brands Inc. from July 1997 to February 2002. Prior to 1997, Mr. Hall held positions in manufacturing and sourcing with Pacific Alliance, J. Crew, Inc., and Kellwood Company. Mr. Hall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.

R. Thomas (Tom) Helton was named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Helton was Head, Organization Effectiveness and Human Resources at Sampoerna Strategic and from 2001 to 2005 Mr. Helton served in the same role for HM Sampoerna, an international consumer goods company based in Southeast Asia. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Helton was Executive Vice President, Organization Development and Human Resources at United Stationers in Chicago. Mr. Helton has also held various human resource and labor relations roles at Whirlpool Corporation and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. Mr. Helton has served as an officer in the United States Army and received a Bachelor of Arts in biology and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Pirkko Karhunen was named Senior Vice President, Design in August 2008. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Ms. Karhunen worked with the CEO and President of Aeropostale in the development of a new product concept. Prior to that, Ms. Karhunen was with Lilly Pulitzer, where she held several design roles between 2005 and 2007, including Senior Vice President of Design. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Karhunen was Senior Director of Design for Women’s and Children’s with Land’s End. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Karhunen served as Director of Design for Gymboree’s Zutopia business. Ms. Karhunen has also worked for Anne Klein in design roles. Ms. Karhunen graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York.

Ann Perinchief was named Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service of Eddie Bauer in June 2005. Ms. Perinchief became Senior Vice President, Retail of Eddie Bauer, Inc. in March 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Perinchief served as Vice President, Customer Satisfaction and Sales of Eddie Bauer.

 

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Ms. Perinchief received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Retail: Clothing and Textiles from Michigan State University in 1975.

Marv Toland was named Chief Financial Officer of Eddie Bauer in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Mr. Toland was with London Fog Group from 1999 through November 2007, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance, accounting, systems, legal and customer service functions. Prior to joining London Fog in 1999, Mr. Toland was Chief Financial Officer of Brooks Sports, Inc. and previously held a variety of finance-related positions with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Toland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Western Washington University, and a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Administration.

Executive Officers

The following
persons serve as our executive officers:

 
































































Executive Officers

    Age    

Present Position

Neil Fiske

  47  President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

Kimberly Berg

  40  Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager

Freya Brier

  51  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ronn Hall

  48  Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain

R. Thomas Helton

  61  Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Pirkko Karhunen

  46  Senior Vice President, Design

Ann Perinchief

  55  Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service

Marv Toland

  47  Chief Financial Officer

 


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Neil Fiske was named President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Eddie Bauer in July
2007. From February 2003 to June 2007, Mr. Fiske was chief executive officer of Bath and Body Works of Limited Brands, during which time Mr. Fiske led the turnaround and brand transformation of that retailer. He was recognized as
“Marketer of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” in 2004 and 2005 by Women’s Wear Daily. Prior to Limited Brands, Mr. Fiske spent fourteen years at Boston Consulting Group focused on the Consumer Goods and Retail
sector. He is the author of “Trading Up: The New American Luxury,” a Business Week bestseller and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Newberry award for best marketing book. Mr. Fiske is a graduate of Harvard Business
School and Williams College.

Kimberly Berg was named Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Eddie Bauer in
February 2008. Ms. Berg has been Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for the Company’s retail division since March 2006, Vice President Womens’ and Field and Gear Merchandising from February 2004 to March 2006, and
Divisional Vice President Womens’ Merchandising since April 2002. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Berg spent seven years at Gap, Inc., most recently as Divisional Merchandise Manager. Ms. Berg studied Merchandising at the University
of Arizona and Textile and Clothing at Arizona State University.

Freya Brier was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, from September 1996 through August 2007, Ms. Brier was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wild Oats Markets, Inc., and served as its Vice President, Legal, from 1997
through 2005, and its Senior Vice President, Legal and Real Estate, from 2005 until August 2007. Ms. Brier was formerly a partner with the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLC. Ms. Brier received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Economics, Business and Languages from Cornell College in 1980 and her J.D. degree from New York University in 1983.

Ronn Hall was
named Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain in November 2007. Mr. Hall joined Eddie Bauer from Coldwater Creek, where he served as Vice President of Sourcing and Production since March 2004. Prior to Coldwater Creek, Mr. Hall
was Vice President, Production and Sourcing for Limited Brands Inc. from July 1997 to February 2002. Prior to 1997, Mr. Hall held positions in manufacturing and sourcing with Pacific Alliance, J. Crew, Inc., and Kellwood Company. Mr. Hall
received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.

R. Thomas (Tom) Helton was
named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Helton was Head, Organization Effectiveness and Human Resources at Sampoerna Strategic and from 2001 to 2005 Mr. Helton
served in the same role for HM Sampoerna, an international consumer goods company based in Southeast Asia. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Helton was Executive Vice President, Organization Development and Human Resources at United Stationers in Chicago.
Mr. Helton has also held various human resource and labor relations roles at Whirlpool Corporation and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. Mr. Helton has served as an officer in the United States Army and received a Bachelor of Arts
in biology and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Pirkko Karhunen was named Senior Vice President, Design in August
2008. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Ms. Karhunen worked with the CEO and President of Aeropostale in the development of a new product concept. Prior to that, Ms. Karhunen was with Lilly Pulitzer, where she held several design roles between
2005 and 2007, including Senior Vice President of Design. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Karhunen was Senior Director of Design for Women’s and Children’s with Land’s End. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Karhunen served as Director of Design
for Gymboree’s Zutopia business. Ms. Karhunen has also worked for Anne Klein in design roles. Ms. Karhunen graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Ann Perinchief was named Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service of Eddie Bauer in June 2005. Ms. Perinchief became
Senior Vice President, Retail of Eddie Bauer, Inc. in March 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Perinchief served as Vice President, Customer Satisfaction and Sales of Eddie Bauer.

 


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Ms. Perinchief received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Retail: Clothing and Textiles from Michigan State University in 1975.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Marv Toland was named Chief Financial Officer of Eddie Bauer in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Mr. Toland was with London Fog
Group from 1999 through November 2007, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance, accounting, systems, legal and customer service functions. Prior to joining London Fog
in 1999, Mr. Toland was Chief Financial Officer of Brooks Sports, Inc. and previously held a variety of finance-related positions with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Toland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Western Washington
University, and a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Administration.

Executive Officers

The following
persons serve as our executive officers:

 
































































Executive Officers

    Age    

Present Position

Neil Fiske

  47  President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

Kimberly Berg

  40  Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager

Freya Brier

  51  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ronn Hall

  48  Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain

R. Thomas Helton

  61  Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Pirkko Karhunen

  46  Senior Vice President, Design

Ann Perinchief

  55  Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service

Marv Toland

  47  Chief Financial Officer

 


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Neil Fiske was named President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Eddie Bauer in July
2007. From February 2003 to June 2007, Mr. Fiske was chief executive officer of Bath and Body Works of Limited Brands, during which time Mr. Fiske led the turnaround and brand transformation of that retailer. He was recognized as
“Marketer of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” in 2004 and 2005 by Women’s Wear Daily. Prior to Limited Brands, Mr. Fiske spent fourteen years at Boston Consulting Group focused on the Consumer Goods and Retail
sector. He is the author of “Trading Up: The New American Luxury,” a Business Week bestseller and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Newberry award for best marketing book. Mr. Fiske is a graduate of Harvard Business
School and Williams College.

Kimberly Berg was named Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Eddie Bauer in
February 2008. Ms. Berg has been Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for the Company’s retail division since March 2006, Vice President Womens’ and Field and Gear Merchandising from February 2004 to March 2006, and
Divisional Vice President Womens’ Merchandising since April 2002. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Berg spent seven years at Gap, Inc., most recently as Divisional Merchandise Manager. Ms. Berg studied Merchandising at the University
of Arizona and Textile and Clothing at Arizona State University.

Freya Brier was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, from September 1996 through August 2007, Ms. Brier was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wild Oats Markets, Inc., and served as its Vice President, Legal, from 1997
through 2005, and its Senior Vice President, Legal and Real Estate, from 2005 until August 2007. Ms. Brier was formerly a partner with the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLC. Ms. Brier received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Economics, Business and Languages from Cornell College in 1980 and her J.D. degree from New York University in 1983.

Ronn Hall was
named Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply Chain in November 2007. Mr. Hall joined Eddie Bauer from Coldwater Creek, where he served as Vice President of Sourcing and Production since March 2004. Prior to Coldwater Creek, Mr. Hall
was Vice President, Production and Sourcing for Limited Brands Inc. from July 1997 to February 2002. Prior to 1997, Mr. Hall held positions in manufacturing and sourcing with Pacific Alliance, J. Crew, Inc., and Kellwood Company. Mr. Hall
received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.

R. Thomas (Tom) Helton was
named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Helton was Head, Organization Effectiveness and Human Resources at Sampoerna Strategic and from 2001 to 2005 Mr. Helton
served in the same role for HM Sampoerna, an international consumer goods company based in Southeast Asia. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Helton was Executive Vice President, Organization Development and Human Resources at United Stationers in Chicago.
Mr. Helton has also held various human resource and labor relations roles at Whirlpool Corporation and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. Mr. Helton has served as an officer in the United States Army and received a Bachelor of Arts
in biology and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Pirkko Karhunen was named Senior Vice President, Design in August
2008. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Ms. Karhunen worked with the CEO and President of Aeropostale in the development of a new product concept. Prior to that, Ms. Karhunen was with Lilly Pulitzer, where she held several design roles between
2005 and 2007, including Senior Vice President of Design. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Karhunen was Senior Director of Design for Women’s and Children’s with Land’s End. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Karhunen served as Director of Design
for Gymboree’s Zutopia business. Ms. Karhunen has also worked for Anne Klein in design roles. Ms. Karhunen graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Ann Perinchief was named Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Legendary Service of Eddie Bauer in June 2005. Ms. Perinchief became
Senior Vice President, Retail of Eddie Bauer, Inc. in March 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Perinchief served as Vice President, Customer Satisfaction and Sales of Eddie Bauer.

 


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Ms. Perinchief received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Retail: Clothing and Textiles from Michigan State University in 1975.

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Marv Toland was named Chief Financial Officer of Eddie Bauer in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Mr. Toland was with London Fog
Group from 1999 through November 2007, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance, accounting, systems, legal and customer service functions. Prior to joining London Fog
in 1999, Mr. Toland was Chief Financial Officer of Brooks Sports, Inc. and previously held a variety of finance-related positions with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Toland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Western Washington
University, and a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Administration.

This excerpt taken from the EBHI DEF 14A filed Mar 21, 2008.
Executive Officers
 
Our executive officers are appointed by and serve at the discretion of our Board of Directors. There are no family relationships between any director and any executive officer. The following persons serve as our executive officers:
 
         
Executive Officers
 
Age
 
Present Position
 
Neil Fiske
  46   President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
Kimberly Berg
  39   Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer
Freya Brier
  50   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ronn Hall
  47   Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply
R. Thomas Helton
  60   Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Ann Perinchief
  54   Senior Vice President of Retail
Marv Toland
  46   Chief Financial Officer
 
Neil Fiske was named President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From February 2003 to June 2007, Mr. Fiske was chief executive officer of Bath and Body Works of Limited Brands, during which time Mr. Fiske led the turnaround and brand transformation of that retailer. He was recognized as “Marketer of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” in 2004 and 2005 by Women’s Wear Daily. Prior to Limited Brands, Mr. Fiske spent fourteen years at Boston Consulting Group focused on the Consumer Goods and Retail sector. He is the author of “Trading Up: The New American Luxury,” a Business Week bestseller and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Newberry award for best marketing book. Mr. Fiske is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Williams College.
 
Kimberly Berg was named Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Eddie Bauer in February 2008, upon the resignation by Kathleen Boyer, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer in January 2008. Ms. Berg, 39, has been Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for the Company’s retail division since March 2006, Vice President Womens’ and Field and Gear Merchandising from February 2004 to March 2006, and Divisional Vice President Womens’ Merchandising since April 2002. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Berg spent seven years at Gap, Inc., most recently as Divisional Merchandise Manager. Ms. Berg studied Merchandising at the University of Arizona and Textile and Clothing at Arizona State University.
 
Freya Brier was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, from September 1996 through August 2007, Ms. Brier was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wild Oats Markets, Inc., and served as its Vice President, Legal, from 1997 through 2005, and its Senior Vice President, Legal and Real Estate, from 2005 until August 2007. Ms. Brier was formerly a partner with the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLC. Ms. Brier received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Business and Languages from Cornell College in 1980 and her J.D. degree from New York University in 1983.
 
Ronn Hall was named Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Supply in November 2007. Mr. Hall joined Eddie Bauer from Coldwater Creek, where he served as Vice President of Sourcing and Production since March 2004. Prior to Coldwater Creek, Mr. Hall was Vice President, Production and Sourcing for Limited Brands Inc. from July 1997 to February 2002. Prior to 1997, Mr. Hall held positions in manufacturing and sourcing with Pacific Alliance, J. Crew, Inc., and Kellwood Company. Mr. Hall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.
 
R. Thomas Helton was named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Eddie Bauer in July 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Helton was Head, Organization Effectiveness and Human Resources at Sampoerna Strategic and from 2001 to 2005 Mr. Helton served in the same role for HM Sampoerna, an international consumer goods company based in Southeast Asia. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Helton was


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Executive Vice President, Organization Development and Human Resources at United Stationers in Chicago. Mr. Helton has also held various human resource and labor relations roles at Whirlpool Corporation and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. Mr. Helton has served as an officer in the United States Army and received a Bachelor of Arts in biology and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.
 
Ann Perinchief was named Senior Vice President of Retail of Eddie Bauer in June 2005. Ms. Perinchief became Senior Vice President, Retail of Eddie Bauer, Inc. in March 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Perinchief served as Vice President, Customer Satisfaction and Sales of Eddie Bauer. Ms. Perinchief received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Retail: Clothing and Textiles from Michigan State University in 1975.
 
Marv Toland was named Chief Financial Officer of Eddie Bauer in November 2007. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Mr. Toland was with London Fog Group from 1999 through November 2007, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance, accounting, systems, legal and customer service functions. Prior to joining London Fog in 1999, Mr. Toland was Chief Financial Officer of Brooks Sports, Inc. and previously held a variety of finance-related positions with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Toland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Western Washington University, and a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Administration.
 
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