Board of Directors

  • Lance A. Milken

    Lance A. Milken became a member of the Company’s board of directors in May 2007. Mr. Milken is a Partner at Apollo Management, where he has worked since 1998. In addition, Mr. Milken has served as a director of CKE since July 2010. Mr. Milken also serves as a member of the Milken Institute board of trustees.
    • Michael R. D'Appolonia

      Michael R. D'Appolonia became a member of the Company's board of directors in June 2016. From 2013 until his retirement in 2016, Mr. D’Appolonia served as a Principal at DeNovo Perspectives, LLC, a professional services firm providing advisory and executive management services to clients in a broad range of industries. Mr. D’Appolonia previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinetic Systems, Inc., a global provider of process and mechanical solutions to the electronics, solar and biopharmaceutical industries from 2006 until September 2010. From 2002 through 2006, Mr. D’Appolonia was President of Nightingale & Associates, LLC, a global management consulting firm. He has provided financial advisory and executive officer services to a number of companies, including Murray’s Discount Auto Stores, Inc., McCulloch Corporation, Halston Borghese, Inc., and Simmons Upholstered Furniture, Inc. Mr. D’Appolonia’s recent public company board of director experience includes Exide Technologies (2004-2015), Westmoreland Coal Company (2008 - 2013) and The Washington Group (2001-2007). In addition to his experience with public companies, Mr. D’Appolonia previously served as a member of the board of directors of private companies including Kinetic Systems, Inc., Moll Industries, Inc., SHC, Inc., and Mobile Technologies Inc.
      • Robert J. DiNicola

        Robert J. DiNicola became a member of the Company’s board of directors in May 2007 following the consummation of the Merger. Mr. DiNicola has also served as a director of CKE since July 2010 and serves as the Senior Retail Advisor for Apollo Management. Mr. DiNicola served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of LNT from February 2006 until May 2008. Mr. DiNicola served as Executive Chairman of General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (“GNC”) from December 2004 to March 2007, and as the interim CEO and Chairman of GNC from December 2004 to June 2005. Mr. DiNicola also held numerous positions with Zale Corporation, including Chief Executive Officer from April 1994 to 2002, and Chairman of the Board from April 1994 to 2004. Prior to joining Zale Corporation, Mr. DiNicola served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bon Marché, a division of Federated Department Stores. Beginning his retail career in 1972, Mr. DiNicola has also worked for Macy’s and The May Department Stores Company.
        • Rohit Manocha

          Rohit Manocha became a member of the Company’s board of directors in May 2007 following the consummation of the Merger. Mr. Manocha is a co-founding Partner of Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, LLC (“Tri-Artisan”). Mr. Manocha is also co-President of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Group, Inc., an affiliate of TriArtisan. Tri-Artisan is a New York and London based merchant banking firm, founded in 2002, that invests, on behalf of its investors, in private equity transactions and provides investment banking services. Prior to joining Tri-Artisan, Mr. Manocha was a senior banker at Thomas Weisel Partners, ING Barings and Lehman Brothers.
          • Ron Marshall

            Ron Marshall was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2016 and has served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since December 2007. Mr. Marshall has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, a supermarket store chain, from February 2010 through July 2010. From January 2009 until January 2010, Mr. Marshall was President and Chief Executive Officer, and director of Borders Group Inc., a national bookseller. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Marshall served as Chief Executive Officer of Nash Finch Company, a U.S. wholesale food distributor, and was a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to joining Nash Finch, Mr. Marshall served as Chief Financial Officer of Pathmark Stores, Inc., a supermarket store chain, Dart Group Corporation, owner of retail discount stores, Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Inc., NBI’s The Office Place, an office supplies retailer, and Jack Eckerd Corporation, a drug store chain. Mr. Marshall has also been a principal of Wildridge Capital Management, an investment and advisory firm, since 2006. Mr. Marshall is a certified public accountant.
            • Antoine G. Munfakh

              Mr. Munfakh, 33, is a Partner of Apollo Global Management, LLC, which he joined in 2008. Prior to his current role, Mr. Munfakh served as an Associate at the private equity firm Court Square Capital Partners, where he focused on investments in the Business & Industrial Services sectors. He also has served as an Analyst in the Financial Sponsor Investment Banking group at J.P. Morgan, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financing services in support of private equity transactions. Mr. Munfakh graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a B.S. in Economics, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Munfakh is also a member of the Board of Directors of McGraw-Hill Education and CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

              • Sally Pofcher

                Sally Pofcher became a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2016. Ms. Pofcher has been the Chairman of the Board of Paper Source, a curated stationery, gift and crafting retailer, since September 2015. From May 2007 until September 2015, Ms. Pofcher served as Chief Executive Officer of Paper Source. Prior to Paper Source, Ms. Pofcher served as Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Consumer Insights at Gap Inc. from May 2003 until October 2005, and was a partner at McKinsey & Company from August 1994 until May 2003, where she worked with major branded companies and retailers on growth strategies, format renewal and operational processes. Ms. Pofcher has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University / Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In light of our ownership structure and Ms. Pofcher’s knowledge of the retail industry and the competitive challenges and opportunities facing the Company gained through her executive leadership and management experience in the retail industry, the board believes it is appropriate for Ms. Pofcher to serve as a director of the Company.