Management Team

David G. Kornberg, President, CEO and Director

Mr. Kornberg has served as our President and CEO since January 30, 2015. He has also served as a member of the Board since becoming CEO. Mr. Kornberg first joined Express in 1999 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility, including as President since October 2012, Executive Vice President of Men's Merchandising and Design from December 2007 to October 2012, and General Merchandise Manager of the Express Men's business prior to that. From 2002-2003, Mr. Kornberg was Vice President of Business Development with Disney Stores. Mr. Kornberg spent the first ten years of his career with Marks & Spencer PLC in the United Kingdom.

Matthew C. Moellering, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Matthew C. Moellering has served as our Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. Prior to that, he served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary from October 2009 to September 2011, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary from July 2007 to October 2009 and our Vice President of Finance from September 2006 to July 2007. Prior to that, he served in various roles with Limited Brands from February 2003 to September 2006, including Vice President of Financial Planning. Prior to that, Mr. Moellering served in various roles with Procter and Gamble where he was employed from July 1995 until February 2003 and prior to that as 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 March 1997 to June 2005, Mr. Campbell held a number of leadership positions for various divisions of Limited Brands including Cacique and Limited Stores and was an Executive Vice President of Western Hemisphere Operations at Mast from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that, from 1985 to 1997, Mr. Campbell was Vice President of Operations for the dress division of Liz Claiborne. He has also worked in production leadership positions with Bentwood Brothers LTD in England and Daks-Simpson LTD in Scotland.

Jim Hilt, Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Experience Officer

Jim Hilt has served as our Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Experience Officer, with responsibility over marketing, stores, and e-commerce, since April 2018. Prior to that, he served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and eCommerce from March 2016 to April 2018 and our Senior Vice President of eCommerce from February 2014 to March 2016. Prior to joining Express, he was the Vice President of eBooks and Managing Director, International at Barnes & Noble. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hilt held several executive positions at Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart. Before Sears, Mr. Hilt held a number of executive and business development roles at both SAP and IBM.

Perry V. 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 December 2010. He has held a number of other leadership positions within the finance organization of Express, including Director of Financial Planning & Analysis from April 2010 to December 2010, Director of Store Finance from November 2007 to April 2010, and Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis from September 2005 to November 2007. Between July 2004 and September 2005, Mr. Pericleous served as the Manager of Store Finance for Limited Brands (now known as L Brands). Mr. Pericleous initially joined Express in August 1999 and assumed increasing responsibility working in Financial Reporting and then Store Finance until July 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.

John J. (“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 joining Express, 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 H. Tilson, Executive Vice President of Real Estate

Douglas H. 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 October 2007 to October 2009. Prior to that, he was with Steiner & Associates as Senior Vice President of Leasing from April 2005 until October 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Tilson was Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Tween Brands from July 1999 until April 2005 and served in a number of senior Real Estate positions with Limited Brands from January 1987 until July 1999. Prior to that, he was a labor attorney with the Columbus, Ohio-based law firm Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP from June 1984 until January 1987.