At Edgewell, our collaborative, challenger spirit motivates every department in our organization—from our leadership team to every colleague around the world, we aspire to be one of the world’s most nimble and innovative consumer packaged goods companies because, regardless of position, we roll up our sleeves and dig in.
Rod R. Little
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Rod Little is President and Chief Executive Officer of Edgewell Personal Care.
As CEO, Rod is leading Edgewell’s journey of transformation as it becomes a more agile and modern consumer products company. Rod has focused on strengthening the value-proposition of the company’s core brands, investing in innovation and technology, reshaping the company’s management team, and refining the strategic direction of the company. In addition to reshaping the business, he unveiled a cultural transformation in 2020. This new culture effectively re-launched Edgewell as a purpose-led, people-first company that infuses joy in all its innovation and operations.
Before being named CEO in March 2019, Rod served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, he led the company’s finance organization, oversaw the IT organization, and collaborated with senior and functional leadership to analyze the business and develop focused strategic and operating plans that drove revenue, margin, and market share. Additionally, he was instrumental in the launch and implementation of Edgewell’s Project Fuel initiative to drive growth.
Rod has more than 20 years of global experience in consumer goods organizations, significant public company experience, and a strong track record of driving results. Prior to Edgewell, Rod served as CFO with HSN, Inc. where he accelerated growth and margin expansion of a highly profitable business. There, he was responsible for all financial functions, including strategy development and financial planning, and led all corporate, public company governance functions.
Earlier in his career, Rod was Executive Vice President and CFO of Elizabeth Arden. Before that, he spent 16 years at Procter & Gamble gaining a broad, global perspective and valuable consumer insights across a wide product portfolio. He held various leadership positions throughout his tenure including Division CFO Global Salon Professional, Associate Finance Director North America Salon Professional, and Associate Director Corporate Acquisitions & Divestitures, among other management positions.
Rod served in the United States Air Force for five years. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management from the United States Air Force Academy.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan Sullivan is the Chief Financial Officer at Edgewell Personal Care. In this capacity, he is responsible for for all aspects of Finance, including Financial Planning & Analysis, Strategy and Business Development, Investor Relations, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Internal Audit and IT. He collaborates with senior and functional leadership to analyze the business and develop strategic and operating plans that drive business performance and strengthen market positions. He interacts closely with analysts and shareholders to clearly articulate Edgewell’s unique value proposition.
He joined the Company in 2019. In his time as CFO, Dan has helped re-architect Edgewell’s strategy, including a new approach to M&A that is now being deployed and embedded in the Company’s go-forward business, which resulted in the acquisition of CREMO in August 2020. In addition, he deployed a new Governance model for how the Company develops strategic and operational plans and evaluates business performance. The model is a fact-based, analytical approach to business reviews, forecasting and planning to drive accountability and speed in decision making while improving the return on invested capital across the business.
Prior to Edgewell, Dan most recently served as CFO of Party City Holdco Inc., where he oversaw all aspects of Finance, inclusive of Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Development, Investor Relations, Accounting and Control and IT. Earlier in his career, he served as CFO and Executive Vice President of Finance and as a Member of the Executive Board of Ahold USA, Inc. Before that, Dan held various executive finance positions with Heineken over a 12-year tenure. He began his career with KPMG.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Duquesne University, an Executive Certificate from University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Growth & Innovation Officer
Anne-Sophie Gaget is Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at Edgewell Personal Care. In this capacity, she leads and supports global teams in driving innovative strategies, global brand building, R&D and new product development, sustainability, and growing Edgewell’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) platform and capabilities.
Since its start as a standalone company, Anne-Sophie has led Edgewell in various capacities. Under her leadership, the company has transformed itself, redefining the role of global marketing. She led the effort to adopt greater consumer-centricity by grounding business solutions in local consumer’s needs. She successfully simplified Edgewell’s portfolio of legacy brands and elevated them through purpose-led positioning. She also tackled a growth opportunity in the grooming category with the acquisitions and development of Bulldog, Jack Black, and Cremo. Anne Sophie is helping the company to embrace Sustainability as an overarching duty and managed a team through the development of a new sustainability strategy with bold goals to achieve through 2030.
Prior to her current role, she was Vice President Global Strategy & Innovation and, earlier in her Edgewell career, she served as Vice President Global Commercial Strategy and Regional Vice President of France, South Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Before Edgewell, Anne-Sophie held leadership positions spanning 12 years with Energizer Holdings. This includes Regional Business Director, Southern Europe; General Manager, France; Sales Director, France; and Director, Consumer Marketing & Category Management France. Earlier in her career, she served in various Marketing roles with Pfizer and Cadbury.
Anne-Sophie earned a Master of Science, Management from Emlyon Business School in France, and an Advanced General Management Degree from HEC Paris Business School. She also holds a Board Member Certification from Sciences Po, Paris.
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Paul Hibbert is the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Edgewell Personal Care. In this capacity, he motivates and leads our global Supply Chain and Operations teams, while collaborating with business partners, suppliers, customers, and third-parties to drive value through improvements in productivity and service.
Paul has more than 25 years of in all aspects of manufacturing, distribution, transportation, customer service, procurement and sales and operations planning. Since joining Edgewell in 2018, Paul has spent his time successfully leading the Global Supply Chain through Project Fuel, focused on driving efficiency into the Organization while aligning operational capabilities with customer needs. This includes regionalizing operations, implementing low cost automation, network and sourcing optimization, and driving best practices. As an executive sponsor of Edgewell’s Sustainability program, he managed a team through the development of a new sustainability strategy with bold targets to achieve through 2030.
Prior to joining Edgewell, Paul served as the Executive Vice President of Supply Chain for Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., a division of Clean Harbors, in Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the strategy to successfully launch the new “Kleen Performance Products” CPG business unit.
Earlier in his career, he has held various roles of increasing responsibility such as Senior Vice President Supply Chain at Central Garden and Pet Company and Supply Chain Vice President – Home and Garden Division at Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Chief Human Resources Officer
John Hill is Chief Human Resources Officer at Edgewell Personal Care. In this role, he leads the HR function through a strategic agenda that supports the company’s global employees by driving growth, building and developing capabilities, leading through change, nurturing culture, and delivering innovative people solutions.
John brings more than 30 years of business, management, and cross-functional leadership experience to Edgewell. As CHRO, he developed a bold, modern people strategy that empowers Edgewell’s employees to deliver on the corporate strategic plan. In addition, he has streamlined the function to focus on the most value-added aspects of Human Resources such as business partnering, recruitment, onboarding, and career development. Under his leadership, the HR organization supported a world-class response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the safety and well-being of Edgewell’s people. He deployed proactive, people-first policies that increased employee engagement during one of the toughest times, organizationally, in history.
Prior to this, John served as Vice President of Edgewell’s North America Commercial organization following the separation from Energizer Holdings. As VP North America, he held a multi-category leadership role with functional responsibility for commercial activities, strategic planning, capability building, and process improvement.
He previously held numerous leadership positions of increasing responsibility with Energizer and Schick including Vice President North America, Vice President Global Business Management, Director Global Strategic Planning, and Vice President/General Manager Schick Canada. Earlier in his career, he served in leadership roles with Pfizer, Warner Lambert, and Kraft Foods.
John earned an Honors Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration and General Management from Queen’s University in Canada.
Chief Legal Officer
Marisa Iasenza is the Chief Legal Officer at Edgewell Personal Care. Marisa has gained more than 20 years of extensive experience in cross-border M&A transactions, SEC reporting obligations, company secretarial functions, corporate governance, corporate finance, and compliance.
As CLO, she leads Edgewell’s legal matters, including overseeing the Company’s litigation and disputes, intellectual property, contracting, compliance program, and providing legal counsel relating to all regulatory, sales and marketing issues. Since joining the company in 2018, Marisa has successfully completed M&A transactions, including the divestiture of the Company’s Infant Care business and the acquisition of CREMO. She successfully raised capital through a bond issuance and her team will soon be launching a redesigned global compliance program to the organization.
Prior to Edgewell, Marisa served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Harman International Industries, Incorporated, and prior to that, as Associate General Counsel and Secretary with Harman, which offered her wide-ranging leadership experience within an automotive and consumer goods company. Earlier in her career, Marisa served as Assistant General Counsel for United Agri Products, Inc., and she also worked in private practice in Southern California.
Marisa earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from McGill University, a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Ottawa, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Miami School of Law.
President North America
Eric O’Toole is the President of Edgewell Personal Care’s North America business. Eric joined the Company in 2020 and brings nearly three decades of Traditional and Digital Marketing, Sales, and eCommerce experience to Edgewell and has extensive experience leading consumer companies.
In his role, he is responsible for Edgewell’s North America business—spanning numerous product categories—and his leadership plays a key role in the ongoing transformation of the business.
Prior to Edgewell, he most recently served as General Manager of Walmart’s Sporting Goods eCommerce division, where he reshaped that business model, expanding into premium brands, exploding assortment, redesigning the shopper experience, and achieving profitability. Eric had joined eCommerce startup Jet.com in early 2016 prior to Jet.com’s acquisition by Walmart.
Earlier in his career, he held several leadership positions at global food and beverage company, Groupe Danone, including President Danone Waters of America, SVP Sales and VP Business Development The Dannon Company, VP Marketing Danone Dairy Poland|Latvia|Lithuania|Estonia, and Senior Marketing Director Dannon. Prior to Danone, he served as a leader in both brand and sales management at Kraft/Nabisco.
Eric earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Relations from The College of William & Mary.
Nick Powell is the President of International at Edgewell Personal Care. In this role, Nick is responsible for Edgewell’s business outside North America with a turnover of more than $900m, spanning numerous product categories. He is a successful, proven leader, who supports his team by promoting new ways of thinking and working, removing obstacles to success, and allocating resources where they add the most value.
Nick was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of Bulldog Skincare and its subsequent new product innovations and geographic and channel expansions. His leadership opened doors to new market opportunities in Russia, introduced Edgewell’s sun care brands in Germany, and supported our French team through their successful reversal of an 8-year market decline, setting the business firmly back on a growth trajectory.
Nick has more than 30 years of experience with consumer goods organizations. He has held various incremental senior leadership positions with Edgewell since it’s split from Energizer Holdings in 2015. Prior to his current role, he served as VP Europe and Latin America; VP Europe, Middle East and Africa; and VP North Europe. Before this, he was also Area Business Director and Managing Director for Energizer Holdings and Schick Wilkinson Sword. Earlier in his career, Nick held various positions in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development at United Biscuits North America.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
John C. Hunter
Mr. Hunter is the non-Executive Chairman of Edgewell’s Board of Directors. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia, Inc. (chemical products) from 1999 to 2004; he is now retired.
Mr. Hunter does not currently serve on any other public company boards. In the past five years, Mr. Hunter was a director of KMG Chemicals, Inc. and Penford, Inc.
During his career with Solutia and its former parent company, Monsanto Company, he gained many years of experience in the specialty chemicals business and obtained an in-depth knowledge of environmental issues. As a result, he provides insightful risk management experience to our Board, and a practical perspective and understanding as we deal with environmental, regulatory and sustainability issues. Mr. Hunter’s extensive experience as a director also provides him with insight into effective compensation plan design and a thorough understanding of current issues, trends and concerns in executive compensation design that makes him an effective chairperson of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Hunter is also a member of our Finance Committee.
Robert W. Black
Mr. Black has served as an Executive Advisor Partner at Wind Point Partners since 2013 and as a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. since 2012. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Black served as Group President at Kimberly-Clark International, where he led the portfolio reconstruction, reinvigoration and reorganization of the company’s international businesses. Prior to becoming Group President, Mr. Black served as Kimberly Clark’s Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Innovation Officer. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Black served as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Sammons Enterprises, where he led the company’s growth and business transformation strategy. From 1994 to 2004, he served in a number of senior leadership positions at Steelcase International, including President—International, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Black led the transformation of the Steelcase business through acquisitions, rationalized branding, reconfiguration of the organization and the launch of new products.
Mr. Black does not currently serve on any other public company boards. In the past five years he served on the board of directors of Annie’s, Inc. before its acquisition by General Mills, Inc.
Mr. Black holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Harvard University’s Business School.
Mr. Black brings extensive international business, digital commerce, strategy, operations and innovation experience to our Board. He currently serves as a member of our Audit and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Black joined our Board in 2018 pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement with Legion Partners.
George R. Corbin
Mr. Corbin served as the Chief Digital Demand Officer of Mars, Inc. from 2017 to January 2019, where he was responsible for integrating and optimizing Mars’ e-commerce and digital businesses. From 2002 to 2017, Mr. Corbin was at Marriot International, most recently serving as Marriott’s Senior Vice President of Digital from 2013 to 2017, where he was responsible for a combined $13.4 billion in gross digital revenue, including $11.7 billion via Marriott.com and $1.7 billion via the Marriott mobile app. From 2006 to 2012, he served as Vice President of Digital Strategy, Global eMarketing, Global eCommerce Services & International eCommerce and led Marriott’s digital strategy and transformation development plan, with responsibility for digital customer acquisition, web and mobile commerce, mobile and digital customer experience, digital product management, and digital globalization. He also led the effort to digitally transform the on-property customer experience across Marriott’s 5,000 hotels in 100 countries, including the introduction of award-winning mobile services that are used by millions of customers every month. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Marriott’s Vice President of eCommerce Strategy.
Mr. Corbin does not currently serve on any other public company boards.
Mr. Corbin brings extensive experience in digital strategy and marketing to our Board. He currently serves as a member of our Finance Committee. Mr. Corbin joined our Board in 2018 pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement with Legion Partners.
Daniel J. Heinrich
Mr. Heinrich retired in November 2011 from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Clorox Company (consumer products) which he held since June 2009. From August 2003 to June 2009, he served as their Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and prior thereto he served as the Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.
Mr. Heinrich has extensive experience in financial management. Prior to his employment with The Clorox Company, he was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Transamerica Finance Corporation. Prior to that, he served in a number of senior leadership roles in the financial services group of the Ford Motor Company, including as Senior Vice President-Controller of its banking subsidiary, and as Senior Vice President-Treasurer and Controller of Granite Management Corporation. Mr. Heinrich began his career at Ernst & Young LLP where he spent over eight years in both audit and tax functions. Mr. Heinrich has been a director of Aramark since 2013, where he chairs its audit committee and serves on its finance committee. Mr. Heinrich was named a director of Ball Corporation in August 2016 and serves on its audit committee and human resources committee.
Mr. Heinrich’s extensive knowledge of the consumer-packaged goods industry, strategy, business development, operations, financial management, information technology, accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations provides valuable expertise to our Board. He currently serves as a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees.
Ms. Hendra is the Global Chief Executive of Ogilvy Consulting Worldwide, the global strategy consulting and innovation arm of Ogilvy. She is also the worldwide Chief Digital Officer of The Ogilvy Group and leads the Ogilvy Health & Wellness Practice globally. Previously, Ms. Hendra served as the Global Chairman of OgilvyRED, the strategic consulting and innovation group of Ogilvy & Mather, an advertising, marketing and public relations firm. Ms. Hendra is Vice-Chairman of the Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Board and sits on the Ogilvy & Mather Executive Committee. From 2005 to 2010, she was Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America and Chairman of Ogilvy New York from 2007 to 2010. In 1998, she founded Ogilvy’s CRM and Data consulting group, led the development of digital media services at Neo (now part of WPP GroupM), and co-founded Ogilvy Entertainment in 2007. In 1996, she joined Ogilvy & Mather and was named President of OgilvyOne in 1998. Ms. Hendra led two acquisitions for Ogilvy: The Lacek Group loyalty specialists, and Leopard, a sales enablement group which is now part of Ogilvy USA. From 1992 to 1996, Ms. Hendra was Executive Vice President of Grey Direct, a division of Grey Advertising. From 1981 to 1992, she was employed by direct marketing agency Barry Blau & Partners, departing as General Manager of East Coast operations in 1992.
Since 2005, Ms. Hendra has been a member of the board of Caleres, Inc. (a global footwear company formerly known as Brown Shoe Company, Inc.). Ms. Hendra is an Advisory Board member of Reye Partners LLC, an investment management firm, as well as MYIA, a startup in cardio-health. She is a past advisor for education non-profits PENCIL and Schools That Can.
Ms. Hendra’s extensive experience in marketing, advertising and strategic consulting give her insights into commercial issues such as brand strategy, digital marketing, data and analytics, and long-term planning that provide valuable benefits to our Board. Ms. Hendra serves on our Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees.
R. David Hoover
Mr. Hoover served as Chairman of Ball Corporation (which supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government) from January 2011 to April 2013. He is now retired. Mr. Hoover served in a number of senior leadership positions at Ball Corporation, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 to January 2011; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2002 to January 2010; and President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2001 to April 2002.
Mr. Hoover previously served as a director of Ball Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company, Elanco Animal Health Inc., and Steelcase, Inc. Mr. Hoover served as an ex-officio member and chair, respectively, of the finance and nominating/corporate governance committees of Ball Corporation and served on the corporate governance committee of Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Hoover currently serves on the Board of Trustees of DePauw University.
Mr. Hoover’s broad and extensive experience provides our Board with valuable insight into complex business, operational and financial issues. His chairmanship of our Finance Committee has been significant, as that committee directly advises management on financial and economic issues and strategies. He also serves on our Compensation Committee.
James C. Johnson
Mr. Johnson served as General Counsel of Loop Capital Markets LLC (financial services) from November 2010 until his retirement in December 2013. From 1998 until 2009, Mr. Johnson served in a number of responsible positions at The Boeing Company, an aerospace and defense firm, including serving as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel from 2003 until 2007, and as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Airplanes from 2007 to his retirement in March 2009. Mr. Johnson is a director of Energizer Holdings, Inc., Ameren Corporation and HanesBrands Inc. Mr. Johnson also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Johnson has extensive executive management and leadership experience as the General Counsel of a financial services firm; and as the former Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel of aerospace and defense firms. Mr. Johnson has strong legal, compliance, risk management, corporate governance and compensation skills and experience, and holds a Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program. Mr. Johnson currently serves as Chairperson of our Corporate Governance Committee and also serves as a member of our Compensation Committee.
Rod R. Little
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. O’Leary retired in 2014 from his position as President and Chief Operating Officer of Petsmart, Inc. He joined Petsmart in 2006 as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and served in key leadership roles at various corporate and functional levels, including merchandising, marketing, supply chain and strategic planning until serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2014. From 2005 to 2006, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Human Touch, LLC, a private equity company producing massage chairs. In that role he created processes for sourcing product in Asia and improved the company’s domestic distribution center and transportation. Mr. O’Leary served as Vice President, International Logistics in London with Gap Inc. from 1999 to 2000. In this role he supported significant growth by establishing an international distribution center and transportation network with management teams in each country. Later, as Senior Vice President, Global Logistics, which he held from 2000 to 2003, he ensured operational efficiency and store product availability by creating a supply chain strategy to support growth of 400 store openings per year. As Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy and Global Logistics, which he served as from 2003 to 2005, he enhanced global sourcing processes.
Mr. O’Leary currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Francesca’s Holding Corporation, Petsmart, Inc. and Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Mothercare plc.
Mr. O’Leary holds a BA in Business from the University of Portsmouth in Portsmouth, England. He completed Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program in 2011 and Stanford University’s Directors’ Consortium in 2013.
Mr. Sachdev served as Chief Executive Officer of Element Solutions Inc. (formerly Platform Specialty Products Corporation) from January 2016 to February 2019. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation from 2010 until its acquisition by Merck KGaA in November 2015. He joined Sigma-Aldrich in 2008 as their Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Sigma-Aldrich, he served as Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific at ArvinMeritor, Inc. Previously, during his years of service at Cummins Engine Company, Mr. Sachdev held senior management positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Automotive Business Unit.
Mr. Sachdev serves on the board of directors of Element Solutions, Inc.,, Regal Beloit Corporation, and Aceto Corporation. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Sachdev brings experience as both a chief executive officer and chief financial officer to our Board, and his skills in both management and finance add valuable expertise to our Board. His knowledge of financial accounting, accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations, and his experience in evaluating financial results and generally overseeing the financial reporting processes of a large public company, provide substantial insights in his role as a member of our Finance Committee. He also serves on our Compensation Committee.
Ms. Sit is a consultant in digital, marketing and strategy, and an Independent Board Director of a pharmaceuticals company (NBY). Having spent the past decade in digital transformation, she held two key roles at Nike — the head of Global Digital Marketing during the Emmy-winning “Dream Crazy” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, and the VP of Digital Capabilities, Operations, Product, Supply Chain and Service for the $2B NA ecommerce business. She led digital at Revlon and Elizabeth Arden, and ran online strategy for the Esteé Lauder Companies, increasing its digital footprint to 400+ sites across 50 countries in 5 years.
From modernizing hundred-year-old brands and partnering with unexpected influencers like Chelsea Handler, Iris Apfel and Gigi Gorgeous, to launching augmented reality makeovers and driving double-digit growth, Ms. Sit has demonstrated both the left- and right-brain skills required for a marketer that drives revenue. She was selected as a Brand Innovators 40 under 40 and Marketing Woman to Watch, and took home both Best Social Campaign and Best in Show at the Glossy Awards.
Prior to beauty, Ms. Swan was a management consultant at Bain, owned an ad agency focused on emotional branding, was a product manager at Newell (she launched a factory in China during SARS) and created infamous marketing campaigns at Trilogy Software during the dotcom boom. She graduated with a BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Gary K. Waring
Mr. Waring retired in July 2017 from his position as Assurance Partner of Ernst & Young LLP after serving more than 35 years with the firm. While at Ernst & Young he served in various positions, including as an Assurance Partner coordinating audit and business advisory services for more than 200 clients in the consumer products, retail, distribution, manufacturing and technology industries. Mr. Waring has deep knowledge and practical working expertise with regulators and standard setters, including the SEC and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He has assisted dozens of companies plan and successfully navigate their IPO process and other public securities offerings and registration statements. Mr. Waring has been heavily involved in audits of internal controls over financial reporting, beginning with the adoption of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In 2011, he moved to Ernst &Young’s National Office Professional Practice Group where he was responsible for oversight and support of the Western Region Assurance practice in the areas of accounting and financial reporting, SEC reporting, audit and attestation standards, risk management, audit quality improvement, and internal inspection processes.
Mr. Waring earned his BA in Accounting from Wittenberg University in 1981. He is a Certified Public Accountant and was previously licensed in both Ohio and California and was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
As Chairman of our Audit Committee, Mr. Waring brings more than 35 years of financial accounting and reporting experience to our Board. He provides extensive knowledge in strategic consulting and advising with acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, internal controls and regulatory matters. He also serves as a member of our Corporate Governance Committee.