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Virginia “Gina” C. Drosos

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Virginia C. Drosos (“Gina Drosos”) is Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry. She leads an organization of nearly 30,000 team members who have transformed Signet into the Connected Commerce leader of the jewelry industry as well as a purpose-oriented company. Signet banners include KAY Jewelers, Zales, Jared, Banter by Piercing Pagoda, Diamonds Direct, Blue Nile, James Allen, Rocksbox, Peoples Jewellers, H. Samuel, and Ernest Jones. Gina also serves on the Board of Directors of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), a specialty athletic retailer.

“I’ve always loved to help transform businesses and make them future-worthy,” Gina says. “I believe the way to do that is to put customers first, do the right thing for employees, surround yourself with a diverse team that sees differently than you do, and then define clear strategies based on a vision that inspires a winning culture and unlocks the full potential of an organization.” These beliefs have been cornerstones of Gina’s career.

She was appointed Signet CEO in July 2017 and has served as a director of Signet’s Board since 2012. Under her leadership, the Company’s market capitalization has quadrupled, from less than $1 billion at the start of the pandemic to $3.9 billion today. Employee engagement and pride have earned Signet distinctions as a four-time Certified™ Great Place to Work®, included for five consecutive years on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and the number 12 company on the Fortune and Great Place to Work® 2022 Best Workplaces in Retail™. The company’s Board of Directors and Signet Leadership Team are the most diverse in its history. And Signet’s Purpose – Inspiring Love – has not only driven performance and growth but has also strengthened the Company’s reputation as a progressive, influential business committed to be the change it wants to see in its industry and in the world.

Gina has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in the consumer goods, beauty and healthcare industries, as well as retail. She served as President & CEO of Assurex Health, where she delivered significant revenue growth and executed the strategic sale of the company to Myriad Genetics. Prior to her role at Assurex, she spent 25 years at Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), where she established herself as a transformative leader who led game-changing innovation, built multi-billion-dollar brands, and reinvented global categories. As P&G Group President, Global Beauty, she led a $12+ billion business unit with a portfolio of more than 20 brands.

Gina joined the Akron Children’s Hospital Board in April 2019. She has long supported purpose-driven organizations, including her role on the Board of Back2Back Ministries, an international non-profit organization that cares for orphans and vulnerable children. Gina was also on the Board of Directors of Cosmetic Executive Women, the beauty industry's leading non-profit organization, and served as Chair of the Foundation board where she helped substantially increase the organization’s Cancer and Careers program reach and funding.

She has been recognized by WWD x FN x Beauty Inc 50 Women in Power (2023), as one of the Top 50 Women CEOs by Women We Admire (2022), EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year (2017), Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce's Woman of the Year (2017), Ohio Venture Exit of the Year (2016), Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business (2010, 2011), the YWCA Career's Woman of Achievement (2008), and the Cosmetic Executive Women Achiever (2007).

Gina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Terry School, University of Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Itay Berger

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Itay is President of Diamonds Direct. He is focused on delivering a world class retail experience that revolutionizes the way consumers buy their engagement rings, diamonds and jewelry. Itay has over 20 years of executive leadership experience, leading Diamonds Direct's growth since 2003.

Bill Brace

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Bill Brace is President, KAY Jewelers, and joined Signet in September of 2018. He has overall P&L responsibility for KAY, including merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, planning and allocation.

Prior to Signet, Bill served nearly 30 years at Procter & Gamble, Co., where he held a wide range of executive leadership responsibilities and created enduring growth successes on billion-dollar brands and consumer-centric strategies and successful execution. Bill holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University.

Kecia Caffie

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Kecia Caffie is President, Zales. She is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of the Zales business from Merchandising to Marketing to the Field Team. Previously, Kecia led the Piercing Pagoda banner after joining in March 2013 as VP of Merchandise Planning.

Prior to joining Signet, Kecia was the VP of Business Intelligence and Reporting at Gap, Inc. in San Francisco. Kecia’s career at Gap Inc. included roles in merchandise planning at Gap.com, BananaRepublic.com and Old Navy, as well as leadership positions in IT. Kecia began her career in the Federated Stores’ Executive Trainee Program, followed by roles of increasing responsibilities within well-known retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue and Ann Taylor. Kecia received her B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.

Claudia Cividino

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Claudia Cividino joined Signet in November of 2022, officially becoming President of Jared, the accessible luxury jeweler, in January 2023. She has overall P&L responsibility for Jared, including merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, planning and allocation.

With over 20 years of experience in luxury retail, Claudia has grown some of the world’s most recognizable retail brands. She most recently was CEO of the North America region for Loro Piana, the high-end luxury Italian-made clothing and accessories company. Prior to this, Claudia spent time with luxury brands, Bally where she was CEO of the Americas, and senior level roles with Prada Group, Coach, Adam Lippes and Saint Laurent.

Oded Edelman

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Oded Edelman is the Chief Digital Innovation Officer of Signet, is also the Founder and CEO of R2Net, the parent company of leading online diamond and bridal jewelry retailer, James Allen.

Edelman began his career as a diamond polisher for his family’s diamond business. He developed machines that automated the polishing process. This innovation increased efficiency for diamond manufacturers, and ultimately lowered the cost of finished diamonds for consumers. In his next role, Edelman traded diamonds throughout Belgium, Russia, South Africa and Israel, and later became a Rio Tinto Sight Holder. He leveraged these relationships to found a robust wholesale diamond network. With an efficient diamond supply chain in place, in 2007, Edelman founded James Allen. The innovative bridal retailer brings the offline jewelry shopping experience online, making it possible for consumers to purchase a high quality engagement ring at an exceptional value with complete confidence and transparency. Signet completed the acquisition of R2Net on September 12, 2017.

Mary Liz Finn

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Mary Liz Finn became the Company’s new Chief People Officer (CPO) in May 2018 and is responsible for Signet’s “People First” core value. She will lead the HR team in delivering world-class programs that support our business and engage our employees.

Mary Liz previously served as CHRO of Nielsen and provided HR leadership during two major successful transitions; the company’s IPO and the CEO succession. Prior to Nielsen, she spent 26 years at GE and has significant experience empowering employees during business transformation, developing leaders, providing effective training and development opportunities, and building diverse, inclusive, and successful teams throughout her career.

Anu Gupta

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Anu Gupta joined Signet in September of 2023 as Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer. She leads the development, evaluation and execution of strategic growth initiatives tied to Signet’s mid- and long-term goals. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of H&R Block, Inc., publicly traded global tax preparation, financial products, and small-business solutions company, since 2019.

With over 25 years of transformative business experience in strategy, business development and operations, Anu has driven profitable growth with P&L responsibilities across Fortune 50, private equity, and early-stage entrepreneurial ventures, shaping a compelling strategic direction, building capabilities, and driving impact. She has deep experience in various strategic roles within Target, Inc., Safeway, The Michael’s Companies, Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc., Hellman and Friedman LLC and HCL Technologies. Most recently, Anu served as Chief Revenue Officer of Better Home & Finance, a digital-first fintech homeownership company.

Joan Hilson

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Joan Hilson is the Chief Financial, Strategy and Services Officer of Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, and is based in Dallas, Texas. Joan joined Signet as CFO, effective April 4, 2019. She also serves on the board of Advance Auto Parts.

With more than 35 years in retail corporate finance leadership positions, Joan has extensive experience in business planning, merchandise planning, real estate, inventory and cost discipline. Importantly, she has a strong track record of building high performing finance teams and developing leaders. Before coming to Signet, Joan was Chief Financial and Operating Officer of David’s Bridal from March of 2014 through February of 2019. Prior to that, she was the CFO of American Eagle Outfitters and held several roles with increasing responsibility within L Brands, including CFO of the Victoria’s Secret stores division. Joan started her career at Coopers & Lybrand, followed by Sterling Jewelers and during that period Sterling grew from 100 stores to approximately 1,000 stores. Joan was a founding member of the board of Bright Pink, a breast cancer awareness organization and served as Board Chair during 2018. Joan also served on the board of KidsVoice, a multidisciplinary child advocacy organization protecting children’s rights.

Joan is a northeastern Ohio native and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Akron.

Stacee Johnson-Williams

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Stacee is President of Peoples Jewellers and Banter by Piercing Pagoda. In this role, she has overall P&L responsibility for Peoples, Canada’s largest jeweler, and Banter by Piercing Pagoda, the U.S. leader in ear and other jewelry piercings. Stacee oversees the merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, planning and allocation for both leading brands. Prior to this role, Stacee was Managing Director of Peoples Jewellers, and also led the inventory management and innovation of Signet’s Merchandise Planning and Inventory (MPI) platform for KAY. Stacee joined Signet in 2011 leading Merchandise Planning and Allocation for Zales and Peoples before becoming the leader of MPI for KAY, Zales and Peoples. Stacee has extensive experience in retail and merchandising planning, including varying leadership roles with Charlotte Russe; Macy’s, Inc and 15 years with Gap, Inc. in the Old Navy and Banana Republic brands.

Steve Lovejoy

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Steve Lovejoy joined Signet as the Company’s new Chief Supply Chain Officer in June 2018. Steve comes to Signet from Glanbia PLC, a nutritional foods company where as the Chief Operating Officer he led the end-to-end global supply chain including 12 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers. Prior to Glanbia, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Starbucks Coffee Company, focused on quality, service and the significant global growth agenda and as Vice President, International Supply Chain at The Clorox Company.

Bill Luth

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Bill Luth is the Executive Vice President of Global Store Operations. He leads a store team of more than 25,000 team members and field leaders, and is responsible for the store performance and in-store experiences of customers, including the four-wall performance productivity of all Signet Jewelers brands in the US, Canada and UK.

Prior to this appointment, he was formerly the Executive General Manager/Executive Vice President for Kay Jewelers, with full P&L responsibility, overseeing marketing, merchandising, planning, and allocations, e-commerce and store operations for Signet’s largest banner.

Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry and began working at Signet as a part-time sales associate while still in college. He has held a number of diverse roles including vice president of operations administration; senior vice president of store operations at Zales North America, including strategic integration; senior vice president–transformation leadership team; and executive vice president of sourcing, distribution and logistics, repair, and manufacturing.

He has been a member on the Diamond Council of America board since 2011 and served as board Chairman from 2015-2018. He also is a member the Board of Directors for Jewelers for Children and James Madison University’s Alumni Board of Directors. Bill holds a Bachelor of the Arts in History from James Madison University.

Howard Melnick

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Howard Melnick became Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2018, following his service in this position as interim CIO. He is accountable for developing and implementing global IT strategies that enable business value. Prior to Signet, Mr. Melnick was CIO at Ralph Lauren. Previous technology leadership positions were at Marriott International and Pepsi-Cola International. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Neil Old

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Neil Old became Managing Director, UK Division, in September 2019. He oversees the H. Samuel and Ernest Jones brands, the two largest specialty jewelry retailers in the UK.

Neil previously served as chief executive officer at Jessops Europe Limited, a British photographic specialty retailer. Prior to Jessops, Neil held a range of UK and international commercial roles in Dixons Stores Group International and the Kingfisher Group.

Stash Ptak

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Stash Ptak became SVP and General Counsel in June 2019 and oversees the company’s legal, governance, compliance, enterprise risk management and asset protection functions. He joined the Signet legal team in 2012, initially focusing on commercial and real estate matters. Ptak joined Signet in 2005, and prior to transitioning to the legal team, he served in a number of strategic and analytical roles related to the company’s optimization of merchandise sales and margins. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and International Business, and a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron.

Colleen Rooney

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Colleen Rooney joined Signet in September 2019 and serves as the Chief Communications and ESG Officer. Colleen oversees communications for internal and external stakeholders, expands positive relationships with opinion leaders and the media, and evolves corporate social responsibility strategies.

She brings more than 25 years of experience, including influential communication positions with highly respected global companies such as Qurate Retail Group, parent company of innovative retailers QVC, HSN and Zulily, where she served as their Chief Communications Officer. Colleen has also been a key leader in other important transformations at DuPont, GE, Comcast, and NBCUniversal.

Jamie Singleton

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Jamie Singleton is Signet’s Group President and Chief Consumer Officer. Ms. Singleton has held numerous leadership positions at Signet, most recently serving as President, KAY, Zales, Peoples and Chief Marketing Officer. From June 2017 to March 2019, she served as Executive Vice President of Zales and Peoples Jewelers. In her role as Senior Vice President, General Manager of Piercing Pagoda for Zale Corp. from April 2012 to June 2017, she achieved significant revenue and profit growth by stabilizing the banner.

Prior to joining Zale Corp. she was a Senior Vice President at CPI and David’s Bridal Group after having served in various senior merchandising, sourcing and product development positions at other retail companies.

Allison Vigil

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Allison (Ali) Vigil is President of Rocksbox, the innovative jewelry rental subscription service that invites monthly members to rent and enjoy fashion jewelry styles, using its intuitive online platform. Allison joined Rocksbox in 2016 and later joined Signet Jewelers in 2021 when Rocksbox became a part of the company. During her time at Rocksbox, Allison has held various leadership positions including leading the service’s Merchandising and Member Experience teams. Prior to Rocksbox, Allison was a member of the founding team of Fabkids, a subscription-based children’s apparel service. She also held leadership roles at Fabletics and 10 years at Gap, Inc. working across brands in a range of planning, inventory management and strategy roles.

Lisa Walker

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Lisa Walker joined Signet in January 2021 and became President of Jewelry Services in November of 2022. Lisa oversees this growing segment of Signet, which includes Extended Service Agreements, Repair, Personal Jewelry Insurance and Signet’s Vault Rewards Loyalty program, among other services. Lisa brings over 25 years of experience in the consumer goods industry, including retail and financial services. Prior to Signet, Lisa spent seven years with JP Morgan, building their rewards program, and over 16 years with Campbell Soup Company in an array of marketing and innovation roles.

Rebecca Wooters

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Rebecca Wooters became Signet’s Chief Digital Officer in April 2020. She has over 25 years of experience across digital strategy and transformation, customer experience, operations, market and product development. Prior to joining Signet, she spent over 12 years with Citi, most recently as Chief Customer Experience Officer and Head of Digital Experience for Citi’s Card division since November 2013 and the Global Consumer Bank since April 2018, where she was responsible for customer experience and the evolution of digital servicing, digital channels, and the emerging space of voice, bot and digital messaging.

Prior to Citi, Ms. Wooters served in innovation, strategic and marketing roles of increasing responsibility at Experian Decision Analytics, from 2005 to 2008, and MBNA, from 1994 to 2009.