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Staples

COMPANY

Office supply retailer, founded in 1986 by Tom Stemberg.

Official Website:
http://www.staples.com/

Industry:
Retail

Ticker:
NASDAQ:SPLS

Corporate headquarters:
Framingham, MA

Sales:
$16.1B (2006)

Employees:
36,000

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Basil L. Anderson
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of Staples, 2001-06
Shira D. Goodman
Business
c. 1961   EVP at Staples
Myra M. Hart
Business
c. 1940   Co-Founder of Staples
John J. Mahoney
Business
c. 1951   Vice Chairman and CFO of Staples
Michael A. Miles, Jr.
Business
c. 1961   President of Staples
Ronald L. Sargent
Business
1955   CEO of Staples
Tom Stemberg
Business
1949   Founder and CEO of Staples, Inc.

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Basil L. Anderson
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of Staples, 2001-06
Arthur Blank
Business
27-Sep-1942   Co-Founder of Home Depot
Drew Gilpin Faust
Educator
18-Sep-1947   President of Harvard University
Justin M. King
Business
c. 1961   CEO of J. Sainsbury
Carol M. Meyrowitz
Business
c. 1954   CEO of TJX
Rowland T. Moriarty
Business
c. 1947   CRA International
Robert C. Nakasone
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Toys R Us, 1998-99
Ronald L. Sargent
Business
1955   CEO of Staples
Elizabeth A. Smith
Business
c. 1964   CEO of OSI Restaurant Partners
Robert Sulentic
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Trammell Crow, 2002-06
Vijay Vishwanath
Business
c. 1960   Partner, Bain & Company
Paul F. Walsh
Business
c. 1950   CEO of eFunds

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brenda C. Barnes
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Sara Lee, 2005-10
Mary Elizabeth Burton
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Zale
Richard Currie
Business
1937   Loblaws, George Weston Ltd.
George J. Mitchell
Politician
20-Aug-1933   US Senator from Maine, 1980-95
Mitt Romney
Politician
12-Mar-1947   Governor of Massachusetts, 2003-07
Tom Stemberg
Business
1949   Founder and CEO of Staples, Inc.
Martin Trust
Business
c. 1934   CEO of MAST Industries, 1970-2001

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alice Cooper
Musician
4-Feb-1948   No More Mr. Nice Guy
Engelbert Humperdinck
Singer
2-May-1936   The Last Waltz
Joe Lo Truglio
Actor
2-Dec-1970   The State
Brian Posehn
Comic
6-Jul-1966   Mr. Show with Bob and David


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