Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Stuart Haselden is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at lululemon athletica Inc. Mr. Haselden manages all operations related to finance, supply chain, legal and technology. He also oversees lululemon’s strategic planning and People & Culture functions. Mr. Haselden’s career spans 18 years of executive leadership at global apparel retailers, including J. Crew Group, Inc. and Saks Incorporated. In addition to his extensive financial management experience, he drives strategy, international growth and shareholder value. Prior to joining lululemon in February 2015, Mr. Haselden served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of J. Crew, and also served as its Principal Accounting Officer. Before joining J. Crew, Mr. Haselden served as the Vice President of Strategic Planning for Saks Incorporated, where he held a variety of positions from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Haselden also serves on the advisory board of the Harbert School of Business at Auburn University. He received his MBA from Tulane University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University. In his spare time, he is an avid skier and cyclist and enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and three children.
Celeste Burgoyne is the Executive Vice President, Americas at lululemon athletica Inc., where she manages all channel and customer-facing aspects of the North American business, including stores and e-commerce. In addition, she oversees the company’s international regions as well as brand marketing. Ms. Burgoyne joined lululemon in 2006 to lead the U.S. expansion and has since held a series of roles of expanding responsibility, including SVP North America Retail where she was responsible for overseeing all Canadian and U.S. retail. She started her career with Abercrombie & Fitch, where she held key leadership roles during her 10 years with the company. Ms. Burgoyne holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Diego. An avid runner, road rider and yogi, Ms. Burgoyne and her two young boys are delighted to call Vancouver home with frequent visits to Whistler for all their snowy pursuits.
Sun Choe is the Senior Vice President of Merchandising at lululemon athletica Inc. where she oversees Women’s, Men’s, Accessories and Visual Merchandising. She also manages product design, innovation and development. She joined the company in 2016 as Chief Global Product Merchant and is instrumental in elevating merchandising capabilities, partnering with design leadership and innovation to deliver the lululemon vision to guests through best in class product assortments. Prior to joining lululemon, Ms. Choe served as Chief Global Product Merchant at Marc Jacobs and worked in multi-channel merchandising at brands including West Elm, Madewell, Urban Outfitters, Levi’s and the Gap and has a proven track record of combining art and science to deliver results and develop great teams. Ms. Choe received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park.
Executive Chairman of the Company, Chairman of the Board
Glenn Murphy has taken an active role in the strategic direction of the company since joining the Board in 2017. He has more than 30 years of success leading retail organizations to grow and succeed. He is the founder and CEO of FIS Holdings, a consumer-focused investment firm deploying a combination of operating guidance and capital flexibility. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Murphy served as Chairman and CEO at Gap Inc. during a period of global growth and improved financial performance. Previously, Mr. Murphy served as Chairman and CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation and held senior leadership roles at Loblaw Companies.
Robert Bensoussan has been a member of our Board since January 2013. Since 2008, Mr. Bensoussan has been a Director and the majority owner of Sirius Equity LLP, a UK company that invests in retail and brands based in the UK and Europe. From 2008 to April of 2017, Mr. Bensoussan served on the Board of LK Bennett, a UK fashion retailer, as Chairman (both executive and non-executive), twice as interim CEO, and most recently as a Non-Executive Director. He has also acted as the Non-Executive Chairman of Jeckerson Spa (Italy) since May 2008 and of feelunique.com (UK) since December 2012. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Bensoussan was CEO of Jimmy Choo Ltd , a privately held UK luxury shoe wholesaler and retailer and was also a member of the Board of Jimmy Choo Ltd from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Bensoussan is a Board member of Interparfums Inc. (Nasdaq: IPAR). He is also a member of three private Boards, including Men’s retailer Celio International (Belgium), Zen Cars (Belgium), an electric car rental company, and Eaglemoss (UK) a part-works publisher.
Michael Casey has been a member of our Board since October 2007. He retired from Starbucks Corporation in October, 2007, where he had served as Senior Vice President and CFO from August 1995 to September 1997, Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer from September 1997 to October 2007. Subsequent to retirement he served as a Senior Advisor to Starbucks Corporation from October 2007 to May 2008 and from November 2008 to January of 2015. Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Casey was Executive Vice President and CFO for Family Restaurant, Inc. and President and CEO of EI Torito Restaurants, Inc. He was also a member of the board of directors of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc from January 2001 to May 2012. Mr. Casey graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. degree in Economics and Harvard Business School with an MBA degree.
Kathryn Henry joined our Board of Directors in January of 2016. Ms. Henry previously served as Chief Information Officer, Logistics & Distribution at lululemon athletica from 2010 to 2014 where she oversaw all global information and technology operations for the company. Since 2015, Ms. Henry has served as a strategic consultant for retail and technology companies, in addition to venture capital, investment and consulting firms seeking executive level guidance.
Prior to joining lululemon in 2010, Ms. Henry worked at Gap, Inc., where she served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of International IT and Gap North America and was responsible for the systems support of key international growth initiatives. Previously, she was Vice President of Dockers Business Divestiture and Vice President of Global IT Strategy & Development at Levi Strauss & Co.
Ms. Henry was selected as a Global CIO Top 25 Breakaway Leader in 2013, and was a member of the National Retail Federation CIO council during her tenure with lululemon. A Postural Alignment Therapist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Kathryn is also an amateur golfer and member of several golf organizations including the EWGA, NCGA and USGA. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jon McNeill has been a member of our board of directors since April 2016. Mr. McNeill has served as President, Global Sales, Delivery and Service of Tesla Motors, Inc., overseeing customer-facing operations, since September 2015. Prior to joining Tesla Motors, Inc., he was the CEO of Enservio, Inc., a software company, from 2006 until 2015, and founder of multiple technology and retail companies including TruMotion, Sterling, First Notice Systems, and Trek Bicycle Stores, Inc. Mr. McNeill began his career at Bain & Company. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Martha A.M. (Marti) Morfitt has been a member of our Board since December 2008. She has served as a principal of River Rock Partners, Inc., a business and cultural transformation consulting firm since 2008. Ms. Morfitt served as the CEO of Airborne, Inc. from October 2009 to March 2012. She served as the President and CEO of CNS, Inc. a manufacturer and marketer of consumer healthcare products, from 2001 through March 2007. From 1998 to 2001, she was Chief Operating Officer of CNS, Inc. Ms. Morfitt currently serves on the boards of directors of Graco, Inc., a fluid handling systems and components company. She served on the Board of Life Time Fitness, Inc., an operator of fitness and athletic centers from 2008 to 2015. She received her HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Mr. Mussafer has been a member of our board of directors since September 2014. Mr. Mussafer joined Advent International in 1990 and is the co-chairman of Advent’s Executive Committee and serves on its North American, European and Latin American Investment Advisory Committees. Prior to Advent, Mr. Mussafer worked at Chemical Bank and Adler & Shaykin in New York. Mr. Mussafer has led or co-led more than 20 buyout deals across a range of industries, with a particular focus on the financial services, healthcare services and specialty retail sectors. Mr. Mussafer’s current directorships also include Charlotte Russe, Holding Inc., and Serta Simmons Holdings LLC. Mr. Mussafer holds a BSM, cum laude, from Tulane University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tricia Patrick has been a member of our Board since August 2017. Ms. Patrick joined Advent in 2016 as a Managing Director focusing on buyouts and growth equity investments in the retail, consumer and leisure sector. Prior to Advent, Ms. Patrick spent 15 years investing across both Bain Capital Private Equity and the Private Equity Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. She has closed transactions across the retail, healthcare, business services, real estate and media sectors, as well as internationally. Her current directorships also include Burlington Stores (NYSE: BURL) and First Watch Restaurants. Ms. Patrick earned an AB in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College and an MBA, with high distinction, as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School.
Emily White has been a member of our Board since November 2011. She was the Chief Operating Officer at Snapchat, Inc., a photo messaging application from January 2014 to March 2015. Prior to joining Snapchat, Ms. White held several leadership roles at Facebook from 2010 to 2013, including Director of Local Business Operations, Director of Mobile Business Operations and Head of Business Operations at Instagram. From 2001 to 2010 Ms. White worked at Google, where she ran North America Online Sales and Operations, Asia Pacific & Latin America Online Sales & Operations and the Emerging Businesses channel. She serves on the board of the National Center for Women in I.T., a non-profit coalition working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and technology. She is also a board advisor to Hyperloop One, and advisor to VSCO, Inc. Ms. White received her B.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University.