Corporate Governance - Biography
Seth Johnson has served on our board since April 2011 and as Chairperson of our Audit Committee since August 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson served as a member of the advisory committee to our board from July 2008 through 2011. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Johnson was an instructor in business strategy at Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Johnson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Johnson was the Chief Operating Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a specialty retailer, and was its Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 1998. During that time period, Mr. Johnson led Abercrombie & Fitch’s initial public offering and participated in business growth from sales of $85 million to over $2 billion. Since July 2016, Mr. Johnson has served as a member of the board of directors of Christopher & Banks Corporation, a publicly traded apparel retailer. Since July 2014, Mr. Johnson has served as a member of the board of directors of bebe stores, inc., a publicly traded apparel retailer. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Johnson served as a member of the board of directors and as Lead Director of True Religion Apparel Inc., and from 2007 to 2009 as a director of DEI Holdings Inc. Both companies were previously publicly traded. Mr. Johnson is currently a director of the Pacific Symphony. Our board concluded Mr. Johnson should serve as a director based on his over 30 years of apparel retail experience, including significant executive experience, which enables him to contribute important operational, financial and strategic planning insights to our board.