The Board

Experience: Yes.

It’s important to see different sides of every scenario. That’s why we put together a board with experience in industries beyond footwear and apparel. It’s those experiences, those different perspectives, that help us envision our future.

 

View our Executive Management Team

Angel R. Martinez


Current
Chairman of the Board
Director, Tupperware Brands Corporation
Director, AHA!
Experience
Mr. Martinez retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 31, 2016. He had been Chief Executive Officer of our Company since April 2005. Beginning in May 2008, Mr. Martinez served as Chairman of our Board of Directors and continues to serve as our non-executive Chair. Subject to his re-election as a director at the Annual Meeting, Mr. Martinez will remain Chairman of our Board of Directors. He is also acting as a consultant to the Company until May 31, 2017. Mr. Martinez has also served as a director of Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) since 1998.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• Industry Experience - Extensive experience in the footwear industry, including serving as Chief Executive Officer of our Company, and Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair of Keen, LLC, an outdoor footwear manufacturer. Also served in a variety of positions at Reebok International Ltd. and as Chief Executive Officer and President of The Rockport Company, a subsidiary of Reebok.
• Entrepreneurial - During his tenure at Keen, LLC, successfully established this incipient brand for future growth.
• Sales and Marketing Experience - Served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Reebok International Ltd., a global athletic brand that sells and markets sports and lifestyle products.
• International Experience - Held key management roles at Reebok International Ltd., Keen LLC and the Company during periods of international expansion.
• Luxury/Premium Branding Experience - 11 years of experience with the UGG brand, a premier brand in luxurious comfort footwear, handbags, apparel, and cold weather accessories. Participated in the acquisition of the Ralph Lauren Footwear brand, which was managed as a subsidiary of The Rockport Company.
• Retail Experience and Distribution/Logistics Experience - Owned and operated his own retail stores. While President of The Rockport Company, oversaw retail evolution for the brand, including opening over 50 brand stores. Involved in management of supply chain and distribution channels during his many years of industry experience.
• Public Company Management Experience - Served as Chief Executive Officer of our Company for 11 years.
• Risk Oversight Experience - 18 years of experience as a corporate director with risk oversight responsibilities.

John M. Gibbons

Current
Lead Director, Deckers Brands
Chairman, NTS Audit Committee
Experience
Mr. Gibbons is an independent consultant. He is a director of The Learning Network, Inc. He also served as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of National Technical Systems, Corp., a provider of integrated testing, certification, quality registration and systems evaluation services, from September 2003 until its acquisition in November 2013.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• High Level of Financial Literacy and Experience - Currently serves as a member of The Learning Network, Inc.'s Compensation Committee. He previously served as a member and as Chairman of our Audit Committee. In addition to the positions listed above, from June 2000 to April 2004, Mr. Gibbons was Vice Chair of TMC Communications, Inc., a long distance, data and internet services provider, and was its Chief Executive Officer from June 2001 to April 2003. Mr. Gibbons was also Vice Chair of Assisted Living Corporation, a national provider of assisted living services, from March 2000 to December 2001.
• Risk Oversight Experience - Extensive experience in risk oversight as a former member and the former Chairman of our Audit Committee and former Chair of the Audit Committee of National Technical Systems, Corp.
• Industry Experience - 16-year directorship at our Company.
• Public Company Management Experience - On the board, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of The Learning Network, Inc. Previously employed by The Sports Club Company, which was previously listed on the American Stock Exchange, where he was Chief Executive Officer and a director from July 1999 to February 2000 and was President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1995 to July 1999.
• Entrepreneurial - Has served in a variety of leadership positions for several companies during periods of expansion.
• Luxury/Premium Branding Experience - Involved in several different capacities at The Sports Club Company, a company which markets clubs to affluent, health conscious individuals.

Karyn O. Barsa

Current
Director, Deckers Brands
Director, Performance Sports Group, Ltd.
Experience
Ms. Barsa served as Chief Executive Officer of Coyuchi, Inc., a maker of organic cotton bedding, bath and baby products, from April 2009 to May 2013. From February 2008 to April 2009, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors' Circle, a network of individual and institutional investors focused on sustainable business practices. She serves on the boards of The Directors' Organization Ltd. and Performance Sports Group, Ltd. (NYSE: PSG), and the advisory boards of Embark Stores, Inc., the Winter Sports School and Newpark Capital.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• High Level of Financial Literacy and Experience - In addition to the Chief Executive Officer and director positions discussed above, served as Chief Financial Officer of Patagonia, Inc., a specialty outdoor apparel and equipment manufacturer. Also holds a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
• Risk Oversight Experience - Serves as a member of the Audit Committee and serves on the board of The Directors' Organization Ltd. and Performance Sports Group, Ltd.
• Luxury/Premium Branding Experience - In addition to serving as Chief Executive Officer of Coyuchi, Inc., served as Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Hawken, Ltd., a specialty gardening retailer between 1999 and 2001.
• Industry Experience - Served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Patagonia, Inc. when footwear was introduced as a product of the company.
• Distribution/Logistics Experience - As Chief Executive Officer of Coyuchi, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Hawken, Ltd, and Chief Operating Officer of Patagonia, Inc. gained extensive experience in management of supply chain and distribution issues.
• Sales and Marketing Expertise - Sales teams reported directly to Ms. Barsa in her roles at Patagonia Inc., Smith & Hawken, Ltd and Coyuchi, Inc. Direct sales and marketing experience as Chief Executive Officer of Investors' Circle and founder of HeadStart Custom Helmets.
• Retail Experience - Executive experience at Patagonia, Inc., Smith & Hawken, Ltd. and Coyuchi, Inc., all companies with an important retail component.
• Entrepreneurial - Has served in a variety of leadership positions for several companies during periods of expansion, including serving as Chief Executive Officer of Embark Stores, Inc., a start-up pet supplies retailer between May 2007 and February 2008.

Nelson Chan

Current
Director, Deckers Brands
Chairman, Outerwall
Lead Independent Director, Synaptics
Director, Adesto Technologies
Experience
In December of 2014, Mr. Chan became a director of our Company. Mr. Chan is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTR). He is also Lead Independent Director of Synaptics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA) and the Lead Independent Director of Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ: IOTS). Mr. Chan is also a director of several privately held companies. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Chan served as Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Corporation and from 1992 to 2006, he served in various management positions with SanDisk Corporation. Mr. Chan held sales, marketing and engineering positions at several technology-based companies from 1983 to 1992.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• Entrepreneurial - Expertise in building technology companies.
• High Level of Financial Literacy and Experience - Has held numerous senior management positions with other leading companies, including Chief Executive Officer at Magellan Corporation.
• Public Company Management Experience - Extensive experience with several leading public and private companies, both as an executive and as a board member.
• Sales/Marketing Experience - Held key sales, marketing and engineering positions at SanDisk Corporation, Chips and Technologies, Signetics and Delco Electronics.
• International Experience - Was the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Business, while at SanDisk Corporation, a global multi-billion dollar company.
• Risk Oversight Experience - Currently serves as a member of our Audit Committee and has over 9 years of experience as a corporate director with risk oversight responsibilities.
• Technology (Consumer, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Social) - Extensive experience in technology-based companies including sales, marketing, engineering and directorships.

Michael F. Devine, III


Current
Director and Audit Committee Chairman, Deckers Brands
Director, Express, Inc.
Director, NutriSystem, Inc.
Experience
Mr. Devine retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coach, Inc. in 2011. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) and FIVE Below, Inc. (NYSE: FIVE). He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of two privately held companies, The Talbots Inc. and Sur La Table, Inc. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Devine served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Educate, a leading K-12 education service company with solutions such as Sylvan Learning Center. Mr. Devine also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and of the Audit Committee of NutriSystem, Inc.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• High Level of Financial Literacy and Experience - In addition to Mr. Devine's experiences at Coach, Inc. and as a director, prior to joining Coach, Inc. served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Finance of Mothers Work, Inc. from February 2000 until November 2001. From 1997 to 2000, was Chief Financial Officer of Strategic Distribution, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed industrial store operator. From 1995 to1997, was Chief Financial Officer at Industrial System Associates, Inc., and for the prior 6 years was the Director of Finance and Distribution for McMaster-Carr Supply Co. Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from Boston College and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
• Public Company Management Experience - Experience at Coach, Inc. involved managing a public company during a period of high growth.
• Risk Oversight Experience - 10 years of experience as a corporate director with risk oversight responsibilities.
• Luxury/Premium Branding Experience - Coach, Inc. is a leading marketer of modern classic American accessories.
• Industry Experience - In addition to experience at Coach, Inc., serves as a director of Express, Inc., a nationally recognized specialty apparel and accessory retailer offering both women's and men's merchandise.
• Distribution/Logistics Experience and Retail Experience - Involved in supply chain and wholesale and retail distribution channels while at Coach, Inc.
• International Experience - Involved in a global brand with worldwide operations while at Coach, Inc.

John G. Perenchio


Current
Director, Deckers Brands
Experience
Mr. Perenchio is a private investor. From 1999 until May of 2015, he held controlling interests and was a principal in various music industry companies, involved in the production and sale of recorded music, music publishing and merchandise. Since late 2009, Mr. Perenchio has been involved in Club Ride Apparel, LLC, a privately held start-up sports apparel company in which he owns a controlling interest.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• Entrepreneurial - Involved in the formation of a myriad of different successful business enterprises, from music to apparel. From 1990 to 2003, served as an executive with Chartwell Partners, LLC, a family owned boutique investment and holding company specializing in the entertainment, media and real estate industries.
• Industry Experience - Experience in apparel and has been a director of our Company for 11 years.
• Sales and Marketing Experience - Experience with designing and implementing marketing and sales plans in the music industry, internet retail, real estate industry and the sports apparel industry.
• Risk Oversight Experience - In addition to the director and management experiences discussed above, from 1984 to 1990, served as in-house counsel at Triad Artists, Inc., one of the then premier talent agencies in the world, and prior to that, from 1982 to 1984, he practiced law as an attorney in California.
• Public Company Management Experience - Member of our Board of Directors since 2005. From 1992 to 2007, Mr. Perenchio was a director of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States.

Dave Powers

Chief Executive Officer and President
Experience
Mr. Powers was appointed Chief Executive Officer of our Company in June 2016 and was also elected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Powers has served as President of Deckers Brands since May 2015. He joined the company in 2012 as President of Direct-to-Consumer. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Powers held several executive leadership roles at Converse Inc., The Timberland Company and Gap Inc.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience

• Industry Experience - Extensive experience in the footwear and apparel industry through a variety of positions at three different footwear companies and a global apparel retailer.
• Retail Experience and Distribution/Logistics Experience - At Converse Inc., was responsible for global owned and distributor Direct-to-Consumer operations as part of the Nike retail leadership team. During tenure at The Timberland Company and Gap Inc., had leadership roles with a variety of retail responsibilities from merchandising to store design.
• Sales and Marketing Experience - Graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Marketing. Throughout career has been responsible for the development of marketing strategy, with a focus on consumer engagement.
• International Experience - While filling leadership roles at The Timberland Company, Mr. Powers led worldwide retail merchandising, marketing, visual and store design, and oversaw European Retail Operations.
• Public Company Management Experience - Leadership roles have all been at public companies. During the last year, Mr. Powers served as the Company's President with global responsibilities and oversight.

James E. Quinn

Current
Director and Chairman of Corporate Governance Committee, Deckers Brands
Experience
Mr. Quinn retired as President of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) effective January 31, 2012. He was named to Tiffany & Co.'s Board of Directors in 1995 and served until 2008. Mr. Quinn also currently serves as a director of Mutual of America Capital Management, Inc., a privately owned company.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• Public Company Management Experience - As the former president of Tiffany & Co., oversaw retail sales in Tiffany stores in more than 50 countries, with responsibility for the company's global expansion strategy, including the significant Tiffany & Co. presence established throughout Asia. Joined Tiffany & Co. in 1986 and held a series of significant positions including Vice Chairman prior to his appointment as President in 2003.
• Luxury/Premium Branding Experience - Tiffany & Co. is a jeweler and specialty retailer whose principal merchandise offering is fine jewelry.
• Distribution/Logistics Experience and Retail Experience - At Tiffany & Co., involved in supply chain, retail and other distribution channels.
• International Experience - While at Tiffany & Co., involved in a global brand with worldwide operations.
• Risk Oversight Experience - 21 years of experience as a corporate director with risk oversight responsibilities.

Lauri M. Shanahan


Current
Director and Chairwoman, Compensation Committee, Deckers Brands
Director, Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc.
Director, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Experience
Ms. Shanahan is a seasoned retail executive with over 21 years of senior level experience across global, multi-channel, multi-brand enterprises and other specialty retail and consumer service companies. Ms. Shanahan is also Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Compensation and Management Development Committee of Charlotte Russe Holdings, Inc., a specialty retailer of apparel and accessories with over 500 stores, and is on the Board of Directors and the Nominating and Governance Committee of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership that owns and operates amusement parks and resorts in North America. In addition, Ms. Shanahan is a principal of Maroon Peak Advisors.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• Public Company Management Experience - Joined The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) in 1992 and served for 16 years in numerous leadership roles including Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Legal Officer and corporate secretary.
• Distribution/Logistics Experience and Retail Experience - Involved in retail and other distribution channels and supply chain while at The Gap Inc. and as a consultant.
• International Experience—Involved with global brands with worldwide operations while at The Gap Inc. and as a consultant.
• Industry Experience and Luxury/Premium Branding Experience - Gained experience in footwear, apparel and accessories at The Gap Inc., Charlotte Russe Holdings, Inc. and through consulting business. The Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, footwear, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Intermix, and Athleta brands.
• Risk Oversight Experience - In addition to her other leadership roles at The Gap Inc., Ms. Shanahan served as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Legal Officer where she oversaw the global corporate risk committee as well as the global governance and compliance organization.

Bonita Stewart

Current
Director, Deckers Brands
Vice President, Americas Partner Business Solutions, Google, Inc.
Experience
In September of 2014, Ms. Stewart became a director of our Company. Ms. Stewart is currently the Vice President, Global Partnerships, Americas at Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and has been with Google, Inc. since 2006. At Google, Inc. she leads strategy, business development and revenue growth plans for large partners using Google, Inc. products. From 2002 to 2006, Ms. Stewart worked for DaimlerChrysler AG where she was Director, Chrysler Group, Interactive Communications and prior to that, Director, Chrysler Brand Communications. Ms. Stewart began her career in 1979 at IBM Corporation where she served in various financial and marketing management positions. Ms. Stewart has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience
• Industry Experience - Over 25 years of experience in brand management, digital strategy and execution.
• Financial Literacy and Experience - Leads strategy, business development and revenue growth plans for large partners using Google, Inc. products.
• Entrepreneurial - Served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Founder of Nia Enterprises, a web-based company.
• Sales and Marketing Experience - Sales, marketing, global pricing and online advertising experience.
• International Experience - Currently the Vice President, Partner Business Solutions, Americas at Google, Inc. and has worked for Chrysler Group and IBM Corporation, which are multi-billion dollar global companies.
• Public Company Management Experience - Strategic planning, operational large scale (multi-billion). 10-year management career at IBM Corporation.
• Technology (Consumer, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Social) - Extensive experience in technology-based companies including sales, marketing, digital strategy and execution, online advertising and global pricing.
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