Board of Directors

Christopher J. Baldwin, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Christopher J. Baldwin is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Baldwin joined BJ’s in September 2015 as President and Chief Operating Officer and Director and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in February 2016 and Chairman in 2018. Prior to joining BJ’s, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hess Retail Corporation, a spin-off of Hess Corporation (“Hess Retail”) from 2010. Under Mr. Baldwin’s leadership, Hess Retail operated more than 1,300 convenience stores and served over a million customers daily. Before joining Hess Retail, he held executive roles at Kraft Foods from 2007 to 2010, and The Hershey Company from 2004 to 2007. Earlier in his career, Mr. Baldwin also held various roles at Nabisco and Procter and Gamble. Mr. Baldwin is the Chairman of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association. He also serves as a non-executive director at Petco Stores, one of the largest pet retailers in the United States. Mr. Baldwin is also active in the community, serving as an executive board member at Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership, a school-based nonprofit that provides educational intervention, leadership training and lacrosse for at-risk youth. Mr. Baldwin graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, New York with a B.S. in Economics. Mr. Baldwin has unique familiarity with our business and significant experience in the retail industry which qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Cameron Breitner

Cameron Breitner has been a director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Breitner is a Partner at CVC. He is the head of CVC’s San Francisco office and leads CVC’s U.S. Business Services, Consumer and Retail investing activities. Prior to joining CVC in 2007, Mr. Breitner worked at Centre Partners where he was Managing Director and had worked since 1998. Prior to Centre Partners, Mr. Breitner worked in M&A at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University. His experience in the retail industry qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Nishad Chande

Nishad Chande has been a director of the Company since 2018. Mr. Chande is a Senior Managing Director at CVC, which he joined in 2016 as a member of the Consumer/Retail team. Prior to joining CVC, Mr. Chande worked at Centre Partners from 2005 to 2016, Bain & Company from 2003 to 2005, Raymond James Capital from 1999 to 2001 and Schroders from 1997 to 1999. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Dartmouth College. His experience in the retail industry qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

J. Kristofer Galashan

J. Kristofer Galashan has been a director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Galashan is a Partner at Leonard Green, which he joined as an associate in 2002. Prior to joining Leonard Green, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston (formerly DLJ) in their Los Angeles office. Mr. Galashan presently serves on the board of directors of The Container Store. Mr. Galashan earned a B.A. in Business Administration, with honors, from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. His experience in the retail industry qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Lars Haegg

Lars Haegg has been a director of the Company since 2012. Mr. Haegg is a Partner at CVC since 2012, where he is a member of the CVC Operations team, and based in New York. Prior to joining CVC, Mr. Haegg spent over 14 years with Investcorp where he was Head of Post-Acquisition activities in North America. Before Investcorp, he worked at McKinsey & Company where he served retail, media and technology clients. Mr. Haegg holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Business Administration from The University of Texas, Austin. His experience in the retail industry qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Ken Parent

Ken Parent has been a director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Parent is president of Pilot Flying J, the largest travel center operator in North America. In this role, he oversees all company functions, including human resources, technology, finance, real estate and construction. Mr. Parent also leads strategic initiatives on behalf of Pilot. Named Chief Operating Officer of Pilot in 2014, Mr. Parent also managed store and restaurant operations, marketing, sales, transportation and supply and distribution. Prior to that, Mr. Parent served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Marketing and Human Resources from 2001 to 2014. Mr. Parent holds an MBA and a B.S. in marketing from San Diego State University. Mr. Parent has experience in the retail industry which qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Christopher Peterson

Christopher H. Peterson has been a Director of the Company since 2018. Mr. Peterson is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Newell Brands. Prior to joining Newell Brands, Peterson was Chief Operating Officer, Operations at Revlon, Inc. Earlier in his career he was President, Global Brands at Ralph Lauren. Prior to that, Peterson spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble in various roles of increasing responsibility. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University in operations research and industrial engineering.

Jonathan A. Seiffer

Jonathan A. Seiffer has been a director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Seiffer is a Senior Partner at Leonard Green, which he joined in 1994. Mr. Seiffer is a board observer for Signet Jewelers. He previously served on the board of Whole Foods from 2008 to 2017. Mr. Seiffer earned a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Systems Engineering and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. His experience in the retail industry qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Robert Steele

Robert Steele has been a director of the Company since 2016. Mr. Steele is on an advisory board for CVC. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Steele served as Vice Chairman of Global Health and Well-being at Procter & Gamble (“P&G”), retiring in 2011. Mr. Steele spent 35 years with P&G, where he served as group president of global household care, group president of North America, VP North America home care and in a range of brand management and sales positions. Mr. Steele formerly served on the board of Kellogg Co. from 2007 to 2012; the board of Beam Co. from 2012 to 2014; the board of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. from 2013 to 2016; and as trustee of The St. Joseph Home for Handicapped Children from 1995 to 2012. He is currently on the board of directors of Berry Global and the board of directors of LSI Industries, Inc., which he joined in 2016. Mr. Steele holds an MBA from Cleveland State University and a B.A. in Economics from the College of Wooster. Mr. Steele has experience serving on the boards of a number of large corporations across various industries, which qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Judy Werthauser

Judy Werthauser has been a Director of the Company since 2018. Ms. Werthauser is Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer at Domino’s Pizza, Inc. Prior to joining Domino’s, Inc., Werthauser was a Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Target Corporation. Earlier in her career, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis and held senior HR positions at Marshall Field’s department stores. She holds a master’s degree in Organization Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Minnesota.