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October 2017

Cybersecurity Breach Leads to a Change in Leadership

Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr.

Following the retirement of Richard Smith as chairman and CEO of Equifax Inc., Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. was named interim chief executive officer on September 26, 2017. Smith’s departure came in the wake of the company’s cybersecurity breach, which occurred between May and July of 2017, but was first publically disclosed in early September. Barros has worked at Equifax for the last seven years, serving most recently as president of the Asia Pacific business. Before joining Equifax, Barros was president of PB&C Global Investments, LLC from 2008 to 2010 and before that, he was president of global operations at AT&T from 2007 to 2008. In a company announcement, Mark Feidler, Equifax’s newly appointed chairman, said that Mr. Barros “is an experienced leader with deep knowledge of our company and the industry. The Board of Directors has absolute confidence in his ability to guide the company through this transition." View profile ↓

 

Starbucks Veteran Will Take the Helm of Kohl’s in 2018

Michelle D. Gass

Kohl’s Corporation announced the appointment of Michelle Gass, currently serving as chief merchandising and customer officer, as its next chief executive officer. Gass will begin her new role on May 16, 2018, and will succeed current chairman, president and CEO, Kevin Mansell, who is retiring after 35 years at the company. Sona Chawla, currently chief operating officer at Kohl’s, was named president and will also succeed Mansell in May 2018. Before joining Kohls as chief customer officer in 2013, Gass spent the majority of her career at Starbucks Corporation, serving most recently as president of Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa from 2011 to 2013. View profile ↓


 
 

 

 

Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

Equifax Inc.

P.O. Box 4081, Atlanta, GA 30302

Tel: (404) 885-8000

paulino.barros@equifax.com

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Leadership® People ID 2000751111

Positions

 

Chief Executive Officer (Interim), Equifax Inc.

Start Date: 2017

Location:

1550 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 
P.O. Box 4081, Atlanta, GA 30302 
Tel: (404) 885-8000
paulino.barros@equifax.com

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Washington U (MO) 1991 MBA

 

 

Career History

 

President, Asia Pacific, Equifax Inc. (2017)

 

President, U.S. Information Solutions, Equifax Inc. (2015-2017)

 

President, International, Equifax Inc. (2010-2015)

 

Director, Board of Directors, NII Holdings, Inc. (2012-2015)

 

Director, American Red Cross, Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter

 

President, PB&C Global Investments, LLC (2008-2010)

 

President, Global Operations, AT&T Inc. (2007-2008)

 

Chief Product Officer, U.S. Telecommunications Group, BellSouth Corporation (2005-2007)

 

Vice President, Product Development and Management, BellSouth Corporation (2005)

 

President, Latin American Operations, BellSouth Corporation (2004-2005)

 

Regional Vice President, Latin America, BellSouth Corporation

 

Chief Planning and Operations Officer, BellSouth International, BellSouth Corporation

 

Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Market Operations, Americas, Motorola, Inc.

 

Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Latin America Group, Motorola, Inc.

 

 

 



 

Michelle D. Gass

Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer

Kohl's Corporation

N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-5660

Tel: (262) 703-7000

michelle.gass@kohls.com

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Leadership® People ID 2005458324

Positions

 

Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer, Kohl's Corporation

Start Date: 2015

Reports to: Kevin B. Mansell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kohl's Corporation

Note: Until May 16, 2018.

Location:

N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-5660 
Tel: (262) 703-7000
michelle.gass@kohls.com

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer, Kohl's Corporation

Member of the Board

Start Date: 2018

Note: Effective May 16, 2018.

Location:

N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-5660 
Tel: (262) 703-7000
michelle.gass@kohls.com

 

 

 

Director [Inside], Board of Directors, Kohl's Corporation

Start Date: 2018

Note: Pending election at the May 16, 2018 annual meeting of shareholders.

Location:

N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-5660 
Tel: (262) 703-7000

 

 

Career History

 

Director, Board of Directors, Cigna Corporation (2014-2017)

 

Chief Customer Officer, Kohl's Corporation (2013-2015)

 

President, Starbucks Coffee EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa), Starbucks Corporation (2011-2013)

 

Director, Board of Directors, ANN INC. (2008-2013)

 

President, Seattle's Best Coffee, Starbucks Corporation (2009-2010)

 

Interim President, Global Consumer Products Division, Starbucks Corporation (2009-2010)

 

Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Category and Chief Global Strategist, Starbucks Corporation (2008-2009)

 

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Category, Starbucks Corporation (2008)

 

Senior Vice President, Global Strategy, Starbucks Corporation (2008)

 

Senior Vice President, Category Management, Starbucks Corporation (2004-2008)