Mr. King was appointed as a director of Gordmans in February 2013 to fill a vacancy on the Board. Mr. King was with Sun Capital Partners, Inc. from 2003 until his retirement in September 2014 and most recently served as a Senior Managing Director. Mr. King has over 30 years of experience in senior finance and operations management, including: Chief Executive Officer and President, Waterlink, Inc., a water treatment equipment retailer, from 1998 to 2002; and President of the Consumer Brands Division at The Sherwin Williams Company from 1977 to 1998.
Andrew T. Hall President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
Andy Hall is president and chief executive officer of Gordmans and a member of the company's board of directors. Hall has more than 20 years of retail leadership experience. He was president and chief executive officer of Stage Stores, Inc. from 2008 to 2012 and served as its president and chief operating officer from 2006 to 2008. Houston-based Stage Stores operates 849 apparel and accessories stores in 40 states in addition to eCommerce. Prior to his time at Stage Stores, Hall served in management roles of increasing responsibility with several former May Department Stores Company divisions (now part of Macy's) and in its St. Louis corporate office. Starting at May in 1993 as a corporate director of financial reporting, Hall eventually served as chairman of Foley's Department Store Division in Houston from 2003 to 2006.
Mr. Garff has been a director of Gordmans since April 2016. Mr. Garff, a Managing Director at Sun Capital Partners, Inc., has over a decade of experience analyzing and executing leveraged buyouts in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Sun Capital Partners in 2001, Mr. Garff worked for The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC, as well as with KSL Fairways specializing in acquiring golf courses.
Mr. Kasen has been a director of Gordmans since November 2010. Mr. Kasen has extensive experience in the retail industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of S&K Famous Brands, Inc., a chain of menswear retail stores, from 2002 through his retirement in 2007. Prior to joining S&K, he served as Chief Executive Officer of several retail organizations including Schwarzschilds, a fine jewelry chain, and Best Products Co., Inc., a catalog showroom. Prior to joining Best Products Co., Inc., Mr. Stewart served in various capacities in two divisions of Carter Hawley Hale Stores over a 24 year period, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Emporium-Capwell Co. from 1987 to 1989 and Thalhimers Bros. Co., Inc. from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Kasen currently serves on the Board of Directors of Retail Holdings NV, a Netherland Antilles public company that distributes consumer durable products in selected emerging markets in Asia, as well as Markel Corp., a financial holding company whose principal business in underwriting specialty insurance products. He has also served on a number of public boards including Lenox Group Inc., Elder-Beerman Stores Corp., O'Sullivan Industries Holdings Inc. and K2, Inc.
Mr. Lanza has been a director of Gordmans since April 2016. Mr. Lanza, a Vice President at Sun Capital Partners, Inc., has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions in the retail and industrial sectors, including corporate acquisitions and divestitures, strategic rollups, leveraged finance issuances, and public and private equity offerings. Prior to joining Sun Capital Partners in November 2008, Mr. Lanza served as an Analyst for Waste Services Inc.
Mr. Roach has been a director of Gordmans since 2008. Mr. Roach has been with Sun Capital Partners, Inc. since 2008 and currently serves as a Group Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Roach has over 29 years of experience in senior finance and operations management, including: Senior Vice President, Operations, The Bombay Company, a home décor retailer, from 2002 to 2008; Acting Chief Financial Officer of Guess? Inc. from 2001 to 2002; and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of FanShop.com, a start-up internet business, from 2000 to 2001.
Mr. Shea has been a director of Gordmans since November 2010. In October 2010, Mr. Shea retired from AutoZone, Inc., a national auto parts chain, where he held the position of Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain since 2005. Prior to joining AutoZone, Mr. Shea co-founded Portero, an Internet retailer of luxury goods. Between 1999 and 2003, he was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Party City, a specialty party good chain and Halloween specialty retailer. Mr. Shea has also held senior merchandising executive positions with various retail and consumer companies, including Lechters Housewares, May Company, Target Corporation and Eddie Bauer. Mr. Shea holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Tuchman has been a director of Gordmans since July 2010. Mr. Tuchman has been a Vice Chairman in the investment and corporate banking practice at BMO Capital Markets, a financial services provider, since 2010 and has over 30 years of experience in investment banking, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions in the retail and consumer industries. Prior to serving as a Vice Chairman at BMO, Mr. Tuchman was an independent business advisor to several privately held businesses, which included retail and non-retail companies, from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Tuchman served as a Vice Chairman in the investment and corporate banking practice at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a financial services provider, from 2007 to 2009 and as Vice Chairman of Wasserstein Perella & Co. (including its successor firms, Dresdner, Kleinwort Wasserstein and Dresdner Kleinwort), an investment banking and financial services provider, from 1997 to 2007.