Tim Peterman rejoined the Company as CEO in May 2019, leaving his role as COO and CFO of Amerimark Interactive, an eCommerce company with over $750 million in annual revenues headquartered in Chicago. Tim originally joined the Company as its CFO in 2015 and was promoted to COO and CFO in 2017, which was the first year in ten years that the Company produced positive net income.
Tim is an Interactive Media executive with over 25 years of diversified operational, M&A and financial management experience for both public and private industry leaders in media, eCommerce and technology. He has held senior executive roles in a variety of companies including IAC, Scripps Interactive, Tribune, Sinclair and J. Peterman.
Tim began his career at KPMG in 1989, is a CPA and holds a BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky.
Michael Porter was appointed as our SVP, CFO in May 2019. Since 2016, Michael was our Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations and joined the Company as Director, Financing, Planning & Analysis in 2015. Prior to joining our Company, he served in multiple finance and accounting roles with Target Corp. from 2004 to 2015.
Michael holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BBA from the University of Iowa.
Jean-Guillaume Sabatier rejoined the Company as EVP, Chief Commerce Officer in May 2019. His role is focused on operating fundamentals in pricing, merchandising, programming and planning.
Most recently from March 2017 until rejoining the Company, Jean served as a planning and programming consultant in both Germany and Italy to HSE24, an omni-channel retailer. From 2008 to 2017, he served as the Company’s SVP, Sales & Product Planning, and from 2007 to 2008 he served as Director, Sales and Product Planning for QVC, Inc.
Prior to that time, Jean held various positions in QVC’s German business unit, including Director, Programming and Planning from 2003 to 2007. He began his QVC career as a sales and product planner in 1997.
Jean holds a BS and MBA from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
James Spolar joined the Company as SVP, General Counsel and Secretary in August 2019.
From 2010 to 2019, James held various positions with Life Time, Inc., a provider of multi-use fitness recreational facilities, where he most recently served as VP, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary. From 2006 to 2010, James served as Principal Legal Counsel and Assistant Secretary with Medtronic, Inc. He also held positions with IBM from 2003 to 2006 and with Dorsey & Whitney LLP from 1999 to 2003.
James holds a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law and a BA in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and is a CPA.
MyLinh Hong was appointed as our SVP, Operations in June 2019. Since 2017, MyLinh was our Vice President, Operations. Prior to joining our Company, she served in multiple finance, strategy, and operational leadership roles with Target, Chevron, Nestle and General Mills from 1997 to 2017.
MyLinh holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy and a BSB from the University of Minnesota.