Management Team

Will has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry, including serving as CEO and President of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, and executive level and senior leadership roles at Sears Holdings, Things Remembered, and OfficeMax. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Richmond.

Jeff has over 24 years of Accounting, Audit, & FP&A experience working for various consumer product and retail organizations. Additional work experience includes McGraw-Hill publishing, Express, Inc., and American Signature Furniture.  Jeff began his career with PwC LLP’s audit practice in their Chicago office.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and is a licensed CPA.

Mike has over 25 years’ experience in the retail industry. Prior experience includes senior leadership and executive level roles at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, OfficeMax, PetSmart, and Things Remembered. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Akron.

Lauren started her career with American Freight 20 years ago as a sales associate and quickly moved to the merchandising organization, where she held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, culminating with her appointment as Head of Merchandising in 2010. She has a Business Administration degree from Ohio Valley College of Technology.

Lauri has over 12 years of experience in eCommerce and Information Technology. Prior experience includes leading IT, Marketing and eCommerce for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. She has a BA degree in Business Administration and an LLB degree in Law from The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. She has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John has over 30 years’ experience in media, technology, and retail. Prior experience includes head of marketing for Harbor Freight Tools and Managing Director with Patriarch Partners, a private equity firm. He has a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and MBA, both from The University of Alabama.

Philip has over 25 years’ experience in the Human Resources field. Prior experience includes Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group and Macy’s/Federated Stores. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Texas A&M University.

Tom has over 35 years’ experience in supply chain with emphasis in the retail sector.  Prior experience includes senior leadership and executive level roles at Office Depot, Walmart and Lovesac.   He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and a Masters of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.

Aaron has over 25 years of practice as a lawyer with prior experience at Williams Lea, DHL Supply Chain, and as a partner with the Ice Miller law firm. He has a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Amy has over 18 years of experience in the retail industry with prior experience at The Limited and L Brands. Amy began her career with PwC LLP’s audit practice. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University.

Sue has over 30 years of retail experience in merchandising, inventory, marketing, operations, and supply chain. Prior experience includes executive level roles at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Sears Holdings, and Frank’s Nursery & Crafts.  She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Jon has over 25 years of retail experience in franchise development, real estate, finance, and operations with Sears Hometown and Outlet stores, Sears Holdings and Johnson Oil Company.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and MBA in Finance, both from Indiana University.

Joe has over 38 years of experience in the retail industry. Prior experience includes executive leadership roles in store operations at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, and Sears Holdings.