Management Team

Tim Baxter, Chief Executive Officer

Timothy (“Tim”) Baxter has served as our Chief Executive Officer since June 2019. Prior to joining Express, Mr. Baxter was Chief Executive Officer of Delta Galil Premium Brands, a group of specialty retail apparel brands including 7 For All Mankind and Splendid. Prior to that, he held numerous leadership positions at Macy’s from 2006 to 2017 including Chief Merchandising Officer from 2015 to 2017 and Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager from 2013 for 2015. Mr. Baxter started his career with Famous-Barr and May Department Stores, where he held positions of increasing responsibility from 1992 to 2006.

Matt Moellering, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Matthew C. (“Matt”) Moellering has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. He also served as Interim President and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Express from January 2019 to June 2019. Prior to his current role, he served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary from 2009 to 2011, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary from 2007 to 2009, and Vice President of Finance from 2006 to 2007. Before joining Express, he served in various roles with Limited Brands from 2003 to 2006, including Vice President of Financial Planning. Mr. Moellering also served in various roles with Procter & Gamble where he was employed from 1995 until 2003, and prior to that was an officer in the United States Army. Mr. Moellering serves on the board of directors of L.L.Bean, Inc. which is a privately held company.

Colin Campbell, Executive Vice President of Sourcing and Production

Colin Campbell has served as our Executive Vice President of Sourcing and Production since June 2005. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2005, Mr. Campbell held a number of leadership positions for various divisions of Limited Brands including Cacique and Limited Stores and was Executive Vice President of Western Hemisphere Operations at Mast from 2003 to 2005. From 1985 to 1997, Mr. Campbell was Vice President of Operations for the dress division of Liz Claiborne. He also worked in production leadership positions with Bentwood Brothers LTD in England and Daks-Simpson LTD in Scotland.

Perry Pericleous, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Periclis V. (“Perry”) Pericleous has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since July 2015. Immediately prior to that appointment, Mr. Pericleous served as Vice President of Finance at Express, a position he assumed in 2010. He has held a number of other leadership positions within the company including Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Director of Store Finance, and Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis. Between 2004 and 2005, Mr. Pericleous served as Manager of Store Finance for Limited Brands. Mr. Pericleous initially joined Express in 1999 and assumed increasing responsibility working in financial reporting and store finance until 2004. Mr. Pericleous began his accounting career in 1996, serving in various accounting roles at Drug Emporium and then Value City Department Stores. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Jack Rafferty, Executive Vice President of Planning and Allocation

John J. (“Jack”) Rafferty has served as our Executive Vice President of Planning and Allocation since 1999 after joining Express as Vice President of Planning and Allocation in 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Rafferty held a number of planning and allocation leadership roles with Limited Brands. These roles include Vice President of Planning and Allocation for Lerner from 1990 to 1998, Vice President of Lane Bryant from 1988 until 1990, and Director of Planning and Allocation for Sizes Unlimited from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Rafferty started his career in various planning and allocation roles with Korvettes, Casual Corner and Brooks Fashion.

Doug Tilson, Executive Vice President of Real Estate

Douglas H. (“Doug”) Tilson has served as our Executive Vice President of Real Estate since October 2009. Prior to that, he served as our Senior Vice President of Real Estate from 2007 to 2009. Before joining Express, he was with Steiner & Associates as Senior Vice President of Leasing from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Tilson was Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Tween Brands from 1999 to 2005 and served in a number of senior real estate positions with Limited Brands from 1987 to 1999. From 1984 to 1987, he was a labor attorney with the Columbus, Ohio-based law firm Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP.