Kevin is the Global Head of Business Development at Pantheon Private Equity, an industry leading manager of equity investments for more than 300 institutional investors. Prior to joining Pantheon, he was Managing Director of Elevation partners, and prior to that, Managing Director and Global Head of the Equity Private Placement Group at Merrill Lynch. Kevin serves as an independent director on the board of Merrill Lynch Ventures, LLC and Kecalp, Inc. He has served on the International Advisory Board of Altamar Private Equity, and currently chairs the Board of Visitors of the Economics Department at UCLA. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the UCLA Foundation, is a trustee and chair of the audit committee of the Grand Canyon Trust, and a trustee of the Wetlands Amercia trust. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chief Executive Officer, President, Treasurer, Director Dover Saddlery Born 1946 Elected 1998
Stephen L. Day has been our President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer and a member of our Board of Directors since 1998. Mr. Day previously was the controlling member of EquiSearch.com LLC, a leading Internet equine content site. Prior to his acquisition of EquiSearch, he was the Chief Executive Officer of State Line Tack from 1991 until the acquisition of State Line by Petsmart. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University. As an avid equestrian, he has founded two riding schools and trained many young horses to become successful show horses.
Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer , Secretary, Director Dover Saddlery Born 1965 Elected 1998
Jonathan A.R. Grylls has been our Chief Strategy Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since 1998. Mr. Grylls currently serves as Vice President and Secretary. Prior to joining Dover, Mr. Grylls was Chief Operating Officer of Equestrian Products Corporation, a distributor of equestrian products, and held various other positions in MIS, sales, credit and operations at Eisers, the predecessor to Equestrian Products Corp. He previously was Vice President of Merchandising at State Line Tack from 1992 until 1996. Mr. Grylls graduated from the University of Manchester's Institute of Science and Technology with a BS with Joint Honors in Mathematics and Management Sciences.
David J. Powers has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1998. Mr. Powers co-founded Dover Saddlery in 1975 and held various positions there until 1998, including Vice President of Operations. He assumed responsibility for the development of Dover's catalog business in 1982. Mr. Powers is a former member of the United States Equestrian Team. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. David Powers is the brother of James Powers.
James F. Powers was a founder, and President of Dover Saddlery from 1975 until 1998. Mr. Powers has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1998. He is a former member of both the United States Equestrian Team and the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team. Mr. Powers is a current member of the USET Foundation Gold Medal Club and an active rider. He attended Babson College. James Powers is the brother of David Powers.
Director Bay Investment Advisors Born 1953 Elected 2004
Gregory F. Mulligan has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2004. Since 2002, Mr. Mulligan has been the President of Bay Investment Advisors, an investment banking firm. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Mulligan worked as Managing Director at Citizens Capital, Inc., a mezzanine and equity investing company.
Our Board of Directors currently consists of seven directors, five of whom our Board of Directors has determined satisfy the independence criteria set forth under the rules of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At least two of the Directors will be subject to election at each annual meeting of shareholders. The authorized number of Directors may be changed only by resolution of the Board of Directors or a vote of the shareholders.
Our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides for a classified Board of Directors consisting of three classes, with each class being as nearly equal in number as possible. The term of one class will expire, and their successors are elected for a term of three years, at each annual meeting of the shareholders Upon any vacancy, our Board of Directors appoints officers until the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors.
We have designated two Class I Directors, Gregory Mulligan and William Meagher; three Class II Directors, Jonathan Grylls, David Powers, and John Mitchell; and two Class III Directors, Stephen Day and James Powers. These Class I, Class II and Class III Directors will serve until the annual meetings of shareholders to be held in 2009, 2007 and 2008, respectively, and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified, or until their earlier resignation or removal.
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