William D. Pearce

William D. Pearce has served on our Board of Directors since March 2013, and as our Lead Non-Management Director since June 2017. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of RichRelevance, Inc., a personalized shopping experience firm, a director of SpendGo, Inc., a marketing solutions company for restaurants and retailers, and Marketing Faculty at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Pearce was Partner and Marketing Practice Director at The Partnering Group, a global consumer products and retail management consulting firm. From 2008 to 2011, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Del Monte Foods, Inc., a food production and distribution company. Mr. Pearce previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Foresight Medical Technology LLC, medical devices company, from 2007 to 2008; Chief Marketing Officer at Taco Bell Corp., a fast food restaurant company and subsidiary of the firm Yum! Brands, Inc., from 2004 to 2007; and Vice President Marketing at Campbell Soup Company, traded food manufacturer, from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Pearce holds a B.A. in Economics from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.

Our board of directors believes that Mr. Pearce is qualified to serve as a director based on his prior experience as an executive at several publicly-traded companies and his considerable experience as a board member of several privately-held companies.