Kent Kleeberger: "Jon is a great Board member. He understands the critical facets of what makes a retailer function and helps bring that perspective to the Board room. He constantly challenges the executives to focus on what’s right for the shareholder.”
History: Chairman Christopher & Banks Corp.; Lead Director Shoe Carnival Inc. Former: Board Member of Aeropostale Inc.; Board Member of Too Inc.; EVP/COO Chico's FAS Inc.; SVP/CFO Dollar Tree Stores Inc.; EVP/COO Too Inc. and Controller Ltd Inc.
Laura A Weil: "Jon’s in depth knowledge of retail enables him to challenge the executives with penetrating questions. He is an important agent of change and brings the shareholder perspective to the CBK board room."
History: Board Member Christopher & Banks Cor.; Board Member Carnival Corp.; Board Member Ultra Stores Inc. Former: EVP/COO New York & Co. Inc.; CEO Ashley Stewart LLC; CEO Urban Brands Inc.; SVP/CEO Ann Taylor Stores Corp.; EVP/CFO American Eagle Outfitters Inc.; RH Macy & Co.
Seth Johnson: "Jon is a student of the retail industry. His ability to assess the landscape and bring that knowledge to the board room is a valuable resource for the company.”
History: Board Member Christopher & Banks Corp.; Board Member Bebe Stores Inc.; Board Member Tilly's Inc. Former: Lead Director True Religion Apparel Inc.; Board Member and CEO Pacific Sunwear of California; Board Member and COO Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Joel N Waller: "I have worked with Jon for many years at many different retailers. He has an extensive understanding of the retail operations and industry dynamics. His insights and analytical approach have been integral to developing the turnaround strategy at CBK.”
History: Board Member and Interim CEO Christopher & Banks Corp. Former: Chairman/President/CEO Wet Seal Inc.; Chairman Wilsons Leather Experts; President G-III Apparel Group Ltd.
William F Sharpe III: "The changes made to the Board as a results of the settlement with Jon’s fund, Macellum, were very positive. Jon’s deep understanding of retail and the fresh perspective and caliber the new Board members brought were essential to repositioning and fixing CBK."
History: Board Member Christopher & Banks Corp. Board Member Abe Technologies; Co-Founder Pathfiner Cos LLC; Founder William F Sharpe Assoc. Former: Board Member Financial Engines Inc.; Economist Rand Corp.; President American Finance Assn.; Manager Datacard Corp.