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Senior Vice President Finance
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4151 East 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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Officers and Directors

Michael L. Smith
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Michael L. Smith became a Director in July 2005 and was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2012. Mr. Smith served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Accounting Officer of Anthem, Inc., a health benefits company, from April 1999 until his retirement in January 2005. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Smith served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of American Health Network, Inc., a former subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayflower Group, Inc., a transport company, from 1989 to 1995. He held various other management positions at Mayflower from 1974 to 1989. Mike serves on the Boards of Directors of Kite Realty Group Trust and Vectren Corporation.



Committee Chair
Chair of the Executive Committee

Dennis L. May
President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

Dennis May

Dennis L. May, our President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director, joined us in January 1999. He has been our Chief Executive Officer since August 2009. From 1999 to January 2003 he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2003. He became a Director in connection with our recapitalization in February 2005. Mr. May joined our company as part of the acquisition of certain store leases of Sun TV & Appliance, Inc. where he held the positions of Vice President of Marketing, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.



Gregory M. Bettinelli

Gregory M. Bettinelli became a Director in July 2013.  Mr. Bettinelli is a senior executive with over 15 years of experience in the Internet and eCommerce industries.  Currently, Mr. Bettinelli is a Venture Partner with Upfront Ventures , a venture capital firm, and a co-founder of MuckerLab, a leading technology focused start-up business accelerator.  From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Bettinelli was the Chief Marketing Officer for HauteLook, a leading online flash-sale retailer.  From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Bettinelli was Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Live Nation, a ticketing business.  From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Bettinelli held a number of leadership positions at eBay, including Senior Director of Business Development at StubHub and Director of Event Tickets and Media. 



Lawrence P. Castellani

Lawrence P. Castellani became a Director in July 2005. From June 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Castellani served as a Director of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a specialty retailer of auto parts, where he also served as the Chairman from February 2003 to May 2006 and as its Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until May 2005. Mr. Castellani served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Support Services in Latin America (a division of Royal Ahold, a supermarket company) from 1998 to 2000, as Executive Vice President of Ahold USA from 1997 through 1998, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tops Friendly Markets, a grocery store chain, from 1991 through 1997.

Member
Member of the Real Estate Committee

Benjamin D. Geiger

Benjamin D. Geiger became a Director in connection with our recapitalization in Febuary 2005. Mr. Geiger joined Freeman Spogli in 1998 and became a partner in July 2008. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Geiger was employed by Merrill Lynch & Co. in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Member
Member of the Executive Committee

Catherine A Langham

Catherine A Langham became a Director in February 2010. Ms. Langham is the President and owner of Langham Logistics, Inc., a global freight management company that she co-founded in 1988. Ms. Langham also serves on the Boards of Directors for The Finish Line, an athletic shoe retailer and Celadon Group, Inc., a trucking company.



John M. Roth

John M. Roth became a Director in connection with our recapitalization in February 2005. Mr. Roth joined Freeman Spogli & Co., a private equity investment firm, in 1988, became a general partner in 1993 and now serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Roth was employed by Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Roth serves as a Director on the Board of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., a restaurant chain.



Member
Member of the Executive Committee

Peter M. Starrett

Peter M. Starrett became a Director in connection with our recapitalization in February 2005 and served as Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors from February 2005 until April 2007. In 1998, Mr. Starrett founded Peter Starrett Associates, a retail advisory firm, and currently serves as its President. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Starrett served as the President of Warner Bros. Studio Stores Worldwide, a specialty retailer. Previously, Mr. Starrett served as Chairman & CEO of The Children’s Place and in senior management positions with Federated and May Department Stores.  Mr. Starrett serves on the Board of Pacific Sunwear, a clothing retailer, and is the non-Executive Chairman there.  Mr. Starrett also serves on the Board of Petco, a retailer of pet food and supplies.



Committee Chair
Chair of the Real Estate Committee

Kathleen C Tierney

Kathleen C. Tierney became a Director in February 2010. In April 2012, Ms. Tierney joined Parallel Investment Partners as an Operating Partner at The Fragrance Outlet. In March 2014, she was appointed Interim CEO of the company. In May 2011, she joined VOZ Partners as an Operating Partner and in 2013 joined the Board of Marbles: The Brain Company as an outside Director. She also serves on the Board of Taft Street Winery based in Sonoma County, CA.  Prior to this, Ms. Tierney served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sur La Table, a privately held retailer of kitchenware and tabletop accessories, from 2004 until 2008 and as Executive Vice Chairman from 2008 to 2010, and as a Director until May 2011. Prior to joining Sur La Table, Ms. Tierney was an independent management consultant for a variety of national clients. From 1993 to 1999, Ms. Tierney held the position of Chief Executive Officer and President of Smith & Hawken, the multi-channel gardening life-style company based in Mill Valley, California. From 2000 to 2004 she was a trustee at Dominican University of California, where she is now an adjunct professor in the Leadership Institute.



Member
Member of the Real Estate Committee

Darell E. Zink

Darell E. Zink became a Director in August 2007. Since October 2004, Mr. Zink has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Capital Partners, LLC, a real estate investment management firm. Prior to that, Mr. Zink served as Vice Chairman of Duke Realty Corporation from January 2004 to October 2004 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 1993 to December 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Zink was a General Partner in the private company predecessor of Duke Realty Corporation from June 1982 to October 1993. Mr. Zink has served as Chief Executive Officer of HKZ Enterprises, a real estate development company, since September 2004.  He is past Chairman, Director and current member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman and current member of the Board of Directors for the Challenge Foundation Academy, on the Advisory Council for La Plaza and Past President of the Park Tudor School Board of Trust, the Park Tudor Foundation, the CICOA Foundation and the Pleasant Run Foundation. He also served as a Director at People's Bank, VEI, Duke Realty Corporation and Windrose Medical Properties Trust.



Member
Member of the Real Estate Committee


Management

Dennis L. May
President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

Dennis May

Dennis L. May, our President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director, joined us in January 1999. He has been our Chief Executive Officer since August 2009. From 1999 to January 2003 he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2003. He became a Director in connection with our recapitalization in February 2005. Mr. May joined our company as part of the acquisition of certain store leases of Sun TV & Appliance, Inc. where he held the positions of Vice President of Marketing, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.




Robert J. Riesbeck
Chief Financial Officer

Robert Riesbeck

Robert J. Riesbeck, our Chief Financial Officer, joined us in September 2014. Mr. Riesbeck has over 25 years of experience in financial and operations management. From September 2010 through September 2014, Mr. Riesbeck served as Operations Executive/Group Chief Financial Officer at Sun Capital Partners where he was responsible for financial and operations oversight of a diverse group of portfolio companies. From February 2007 through September 2010, Mr. Riesbeck was Chief Financial Officer of Marsh Supermarkets. Prior to this, Mr. Riesbeck was CFO of American Golf Corporation and also previously held business-unit CFO roles at Nike, Inc.




Julie C. Lyle
Chief Marketing Officer

Julie Lyle

Julie C. Lyle, our Chief Marketing Officer, joined us December 9, 2013.  Prior to joining h.h.gregg, Ms. Lyle  served in the role of Chief Marketing Officer for Prudential Corporation-Asia based in Hong Kong.  In this role, she was responsible for marketing, branding and reputation management for the fastest growing division of Prudential.  Ms. Lyle held the role of Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer for Pamida Holdings Corporation as well as Senior Vice President/Corporate Officer, Marketing, Advertising and Administration for Walmart Stores.  While at Walmart, Ms. Lyle  was responsible for all marketing strategy, private label development, channel integration, communications and in-store experience for 4,600 locations.  Her extensive experience prior to Walmart, includes Senior- and Executive-level roles with Raytheon Professional Services, Voyager Expanded Learning, and Ripley Marketing Group.




Troy H. Risch
Chief Operating Officer

Troy Risch

Troy H. Risch, our Chief Operating Officer, joined us in May 2014. Mr. Risch brings nearly 25 years of experience in general management, sales and marketing, real estate and operations within the retail industry.  Prior to joining us, Mr. Risch served as Executive Vice President at RadioShack Corporation, where he served as a member of the Executive Committee team and was responsible for 4,400 stores. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Risch also served as the Executive Vice President of Stores at Target Corporation where he served on the Executive Committee team and was responsible for the operations of over 1,750 stores.  Prior to 2006, he served in several roles managing the store operations of various regions for Target. 




Trent Taylor
Chief Information Officer

Trent Taylor

Trent E. Taylor, our Chief Information Officer, joined us in September 2011. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Taylor served as an executive for Walgreen Company, with his last position as an Executive Vice President. Mr. Taylor has over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, including systems architecture, data center infrastructure, networking, applications and e-commerce.




Charles B. Young
Chief Human Resources Officer

Charles Young

Charles B. Young, our Chief Human Resources Officer, joined us in January 2008. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Young served as Vice President of Human Resources Store Operations and Supply Chain for the Sears Holding Company, a retail company, from 2006 to December 2007. He also served in roles as the Vice President of Human Resources – for the Sears Retail Stores and the Director of Human Resources while working for Sears.
 





Stock Information

NYSE: HGG

$ 6.35 0.16 (2.46%)

Day High: 6.75
Day Low:  6.31
Volume:    131,500


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