James G. Conroy , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Conroy has been a director and our President and Chief Executive Officer since 2012. Prior to joining Boot Barn, Mr. Conroy was with Claire's Stores, Inc. from 2007 to 2012 where Mr. Conroy served as Chief Operating Officer and Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer in 2012, President from 2009 to 2012 and Executive Vice President from 2007 to 2009. Before joining Claire's Stores, Inc., Mr. Conroy was also employed by Blockbuster Entertainment Group from 1996 to 1998, Kurt Salmon Associates from 2003 to 2005 and Deloitte Consulting in various key capacities. Mr. Conroy received a bachelor's degree in business management and marketing and a master's degree in business administration from Cornell University. We believe Mr. Conroy is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his expertise in the strategic and operational aspects of the retail industry, which he has gained during his 22 years working in the industry.

Peter Starrett , , , Chairman of the Board

Mr. Starrett has served as Chairman of the Board since 2012 and as a member of our board of directors since 2011. From May to November of 2012, Mr. Starrett served as our interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Starrett has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry. In 1998, Mr. Starrett founded Peter Starrett Associates, a retail advisory firm, and has served as its President since that time. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Starrett served as the President of Warner Bros. Studio Stores Worldwide, a specialty retailer. Previously, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The Children's Place, a specialty clothing retailer. Prior to that, he held senior executive positions at both Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores, each a department store retailer. Mr. Starrett also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Pacific Sunwear, Inc., a clothing retailer, and serves on the boards of directors of Floor & Decor, Inc., a retailer of hard surface flooring, hhgregg, Inc., a retailer of appliances and consumer electronics, and PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., a retailer of pet food and supplies. Mr. Starrett also has served on the board of directors of Guitar Center, a retailer of musical instruments. Mr. Starrett received a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver and received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University. We believe that Mr. Starrett is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience as an officer and director of both public and private companies in the retail industry.

Greg Bettinelli , , , Director

Mr. Bettinelli has served as a member of our board of directors since 2012. Mr. Bettinelli has over 15 years of experience in the Internet and e-commerce industries. Since January 2014, Mr. Bettinelli has been a Venture Partner with Upfront Ventures, a venture capital firm. 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. Mr. Bettinelli also serves on the board of directors of hhgregg, Inc., a retailer of appliances and consumer electronics. Mr. Bettinelli received a bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego and a master's degree in business administration from Pepperdine University. We believe that Mr. Bettinelli is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience in online retail marketing and e-commerce.

Brad J. Brutocao , , , Director

Mr. Brutocao has served as a member of our board of directors since 2011. In 1997, Mr. Brutocao joined Freeman Spogli & Co., a private equity investment firm and our controlling stockholder, and, in 2008, became a partner. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Brutocao was employed by Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Corporate Finance Department. Mr. Brutocao currently serves on the boards of directors of the parent entities of Arhaus LLC, a home furnishings retailer, Floor & Decor, Inc., a retailer of hard surface flooring, and Paradies Holdings LLC, an operator of retail stores and restaurants in airports. Mr. Brutocao received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. We believe that Mr. Brutocao is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his experience managing investments in, and serving on the boards of, companies operating in the retail and consumer industries.

Christian B. Johnson , , , Director

Mr. Johnson has served as a member of our board of directors since 2011. In 2006, Mr. Johnson joined Freeman Spogli & Co., a private equity investment firm and our controlling stockholder, and, in December 2011, became a principal. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Johnson was employed by Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Securities) in the Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the board of directors of the parent entity of First Watch Restaurants, Inc., a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant chain. Mr. Johnson received his bachelor's degree from Colgate University. We believe that Mr. Johnson is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his experience and insights into strategic expansion opportunities, transactional structuring and debt and equity financing.

Brenda I. Morris , , , Director

Ms. Morris was appointed to our board of directors in September 2014. Ms. Morris has over 30 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations roles, with over 20 years in the consumer products, retail and wholesale sectors. Since August 2014, Ms. Morris has worked as an independent consultant. From 2013 to August 2014, Ms. Morris served as Chief Financial Officer for 5.11 Tactical, a tactical gear and apparel wholesaler and retailer. From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Morris was the Chief Financial Officer for Love Culture, a young women's fashion retailer. From 2009 to 2011 Ms. Morris was the Chief Financial Officer for Icicle Seafoods, a premium seafood processor and distributor. Ms. Morris was also Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iFloor.com from 2007 to 2009, Chief Financial Officer at Zumiez Inc. from 2003 to 2007, Director of Finance and then Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at K2 Corporation from 1999 to 2003, Controller at Unionbay Sportswear from 1995 to 1999, Controller at Bowers Machine from 1992 to 1995 and held various senior accounting roles at UtilX Corporation from 1987 to 1992 and Wilcox Family Farms from 1984 to 1987. Ms. Morris is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting, and she earned her master's degree in business administration from Seattle University. Ms. Morris has served on the Pacific Lutheran University Board of Regents from May 2011 to present and is the current Vice-Chair of that board. Ms. Morris has served on several non-profit boards in various capacities, including Treasurer, and on an audit committee and a compensation committee. Ms. Morris is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Certified Management Accountant (inactive) and Certified Global Management Accountant. We believe that Ms. Morris is qualified to serve on our board of directors because her extensive experience in accounting and executive management provides her with the ability to share valuable insights into financial reporting, corporate finance, transactional knowledge and operations.

J. Frederick Simmons , , , Director

Mr. Simmons has served as a member of our board of directors since 2011. In 1986, Mr. Simmons joined Freeman Spogli & Co., a private equity investment firm and our controlling stockholder, and became a partner in 1991. Prior to joining Freeman Spogli & Co., Mr. Simmons was a Vice President at Bankers Trust Company, specializing in lending to leveraged buyouts. From 1978 to 1984, he held other key positions with Bankers Trust, including responsibility for middle-market lending in Southern California and serving in the Commercial Banking Group in New York City. Mr. Simmons also serves on the board of directors of the parent entities of PETCO Animal Supplies, a retailer of pet food and supplies, Smile Brands Group, a provider of support services to dental practices, and totes Isotoner Holdings Corp., a designer, marketer and distributor of high quality branded rain products, cold weather products, footwear and related accessories. Mr. Simmons received his bachelor's degree from Williams College and his master's degree in business administration from New York University. We believe that Mr. Simmons is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience as a board member of numerous retail and consumer businesses and his extensive experience and insight into strategic expansion opportunities, capital markets and capitalization strategies.
Mr. Starrett presides at all executive sessions of independent directors. Interested parties wishing to communicate with our board of directors or with an individual member of our board of directors may do so by writing to our board of directors or to the particular member of our board of directors, and mailing the correspondence to our Corporate Secretary at 15345 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618. All such communications will be forwarded to the appropriate member or members of our board of directors, or if none is specified, to the Chairman of our board of directors.

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