Mr. Alden is currently a member of the Board, a position he has held since the Company's inception in 2003. Mr. Alden founded the Company in January 2003 and served as its CEO until March 2011. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Alden co-founded Device Manufacturing, a snowboard boot and binding company, in 1995 and later served as its chief operating officer until it was purchased by Atomic Ski Company in 1999. In 1986, Mr. Alden co-founded National Snowboard, a snowboarding events and marketing company, which was acquired by the American Ski Association in 1991. Mr. Alden holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado.
Doug Collier has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2011 and currently serves as our Chairman of the Board, Chairman of our Audit Committee and as a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Collier served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Volcom, an action sportswear company, from May 2008 to June 2011, and as its Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, from 1994 to May 2008. He also served as the Treasurer of Volcom from April 2005 to May 2008. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Collier served as the Controller at Mary Tyler Moore Studios and was a Senior Analyst Tax Specialist at KPMG from 1987 to 1990. He is a certified public accountant (inactive status) and holds a B.S. and an M.S. from San Diego State University. Our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Collier should serve on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of our Audit Committee based upon his significant executive experience at another action sports company and financial experience at other companies.
S. Hoby Darling joined us in March 2013 and serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining us he served as General Manager of Nike+ Digital Sport, Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). During his tenure with Nike he was a member of the Nike Affiliates Global Leadership team and served as the Head of Strategy and Planning for Nike Affiliates (Converse, Cole Haan, Hurley and Umbro). Prior to Nike, Mr. Darling served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and General Counsel, and other senior leadership positions, at Volcom from its initial public offering in 2005 until its sale to PPR (Kering) in early 2011. Mr. Darling received MBA degrees from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business and Columbia University in New York, a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University in Chicago, and a B.A. from Western Washington University. Mr. Darling serves on the Board of Directors of Again Faster, LLC, a leading Crossfit and functional training e-commerce business and Ragnar Relay Series, a national running relay race series. Our Board has concluded Mr. Darling should serve on the Board based on his depth of executive leadership experience in the retail and action sportswear industries.
Jeff Kearl has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2005 and currently serves as a member of our Compensation Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kearl is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stance, an action sports-inspired men's hosiery company. From April 2007 to April 2008, he was director of strategy and new ventures for Hewlett Packard. From June 2004, Mr. Kearl was Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Logoworks until it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in April 2007. He was previously an associate at vSpring Capital, an early stage venture capital fund. In addition, Mr. Kearl serves on the Board of Directors at Needle and Connect SDSI and holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University. Our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Kearl should serve on the Board of Directors and as a member of our Compensation Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee based upon his experience as an executive and board member of other companies and, in particular, his relevant action sports-inspired industry experience
Scott Olivet has served as a member of our Board since June 2011 and currently serves as a member of our Compensation Committee and Audit Committee. Mr. Olivet is an Operating Partner at Altamont Capital Partners and is the Chairman of the Board of the following Altamont portfolio companies: Dakine, Mervin Manufacturing, HUF, Brixton, Fox Head, Inc., Girl Skateboards and Hybrid Apparel. Mr. Olivet is the Chairman of RED Digital Camera, a manufacturer of digital cinematography cameras and accessories and Chief Executive Officer of Renegade Brands, a company that invests in apparel and other consumer product companies. Mr. Olivet has also served as a Director of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN) and as a member of its Audit Committee since 2013. From 2005 to July 2009, Mr. Olivet served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Oakley, a leading optics and sports performance product company, and from July 2009 to February 2011, served as its Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining Oakley, Mr. Olivet served as Vice President, Nike Subsidiaries and New Business Development; Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Store Design, and Construction with Gap; and as a Partner with Bain & Company. He has served as a Director of RED Digital Cinema since 2006, a Trustee of Pomona College since 2009 and Vice-Chair of its Audit Committee since 2011, and a Director of the Pacific Council on International Policy since July 2010. He was a Director of Collective Brands from 2006-2012 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Olivet holds a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Olivet should serve on the Board based upon his experience as a Board member and an executive of sport and lifestyle companies.
Heidi O’Neill has served as a member of our Board since August 2013 and currently serves as Chair of our Compensation Committee. Ms. O’Neill has served as Vice President of Nike Stores since August 2014, where she leads all aspects of Nike’s retail presence worldwide. Prior to that, she served as Vice President and General Manager of Women’s Training and Fitness at Nike since 2007, where she lead Nike’s Global Women’s business and was the cross-functional driving force of the number one fitness brand for women. As a seventeen-year veteran of Nike, Ms. O’Neill has held multiple general management positions across Nike’s core business segments. Ms. O’Neill is a founding board member and executive sponsor of the eight-year-old Nike School Innovation Fund (NSIF), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and President Obama. Ms. O’Neill is a recognized industry leader, honored by the Advertising Women of New York with the 2010, “Women Who Change the Game Award.” Prior to joining Nike in 1998, Ms. O’Neill held positions as the marketing director for the Dockers brand at Levi Strauss & Co and as Vice President at Foote Cone & Belding in San Francisco. Our Board has concluded that Ms. O’Neill should serve as a member of our board due to her executive experience in the sportswear industry.
Greg Warnock has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2006 and currently serves as Chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of our Compensation Committee and our Audit Committee. Mr. Warnock is a co-founder and managing director of Mercato Partners, a private equity firm. Prior to the founding of Mercato Partners, he co-founded vSpring Capital, an early stage venture capital fund. Mr. Warnock is also the founder of Junto Partners, an entrepreneurship education initiative that trains and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs. He holds a B.S., an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Our board of directors has concluded that Mr. Warnock should serve on the Board of Directors as Chairman of our nominating and Corporate Governance and as a member of our Compensation Committee and our Audit Committee based upon his experience as an executive and an investor in other companies.