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Board of Directors

  • Robert E. Mellor

    Retired Chief Executive Officer, Building Materials Holding Corporation
    Chairman of the Board since 2017
    Director Since 2010


    Robert E. Mellor is Chairman of the Board. From March 1997 until January 2010, Mr. Mellor was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Building Materials Holding Corporation, a leading provider of building materials and construction services to professional home builders and contractors, and where he had served as a director since 1991. He was previously of counsel with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, from 1990 through February 1997. Mr. Mellor is chairman of the Monro Board of Directors’ Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a Member of the Audit, Compensation, and Executive Committees. He also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Coeur Mining, Inc. and Director of The Ryland Group, Inc. and Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc.

  • John L. Auerbach

    Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Art and Objects, Sotheby’s, Inc.
    Founder and Chairman, Eloquii Design, Inc.
    Partner, Auerbach Advisers
    Director since 2017


    John L. Auerbach is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Art and Objects for Sotheby’s, Inc. Mr. Auerbach is also Founder and Chairman of Eloquii Design, Inc., a digitally-native direct to consumer women’s fashion brand. In addition, he is a partner of Auerbach Advisers, a digital advisory firm focused on retail clients. Mr. Auerbach previously served as the Senior Vice President of Digital & Global eCommerce of Kate Spade & Company, International Managing Director of Digital & eCommerce Initiatives at Christie’s Inc., and founding team member of Gilt Groupe, where he was President of Gilt’s men’s business. He is a member of the Monro Board of Directors’ Compensation Committee.

  • Frederick M. Danziger

    Executive Chairman of the Board, Griffin Industrial Realty
    Director since 1984


    Frederick M. Danziger is executive chairman of the Board of Directors of Griffin Industrial Realty, a publicly traded real estate firm, where he formerly served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he was of counsel with Latham & Watkins LLP and, prior to that, a partner with Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon. He is also a director of Bloomingdale Properties, Inc. Mr. Danziger is Chairman of the Monro Board of Directors’ Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

  • Donald Glickman

    Limited Partner, J.F.L. Investment Funds
    Director since 1984


    Donald Glickman is a private investor and has been a general partner of J.F. Lehman & Company, a private equity investment firm that focuses on acquiring middle market companies in the defense and aerospace industries, since June 1992. He is Chairman of the Monro Board of Directors’ Finance Committee and a Member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Glickman was a trustee of Babson Corporate Investors and Babson Participation Investors until April 2013. He formerly served as Lead Director of MSC Software Corporation until September 2009.

  • Lindsay N. Hyde

    Venture Partner, Moderne Ventures
    Director since 2017


    Lindsay Hyde is a Venture Partner at Moderne Ventures. She works strategically with technology companies and members of the Moderne Network to source investments, build synergistic value between industry executives and the companies pushing new boundaries in our industries, and provides operating support to Moderne Portfolio companies.

    Before joining Moderne, Lindsay was the co-founder and CEO of Baroo, a multifamily services company that provide services as amenities to leading class A multifamily owners and operators. Earlier in her career, Lindsay founded and served as the Executive Director of the international not-for-profit organization, Strong Women, Strong Girls and worked to drive innovation at both BlackRock and the Downtown Project. Lindsay earned her BA, magna cum laude, and MBA from Harvard University

  • Stephen C. McCluski

    Retired Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Director Since 2013


    Stephen C. McCluski was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated until his retirement in 2007. Mr. McCluski joined Bausch & Lomb in 1988 as Director – Financial Planning and Analysis for the former Personal Products Division. He was named Vice President and Controller for the former Eyewear Division in 1989, and in 1992, he was named President of the company’s former Outlook Eyewear subsidiary. He was named a corporate Vice President and Controller in 1994. He was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1995. Prior to joining Bausch & Lomb, he held a variety of positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. McCluski is Chairman of the Monro Board of Directors’ Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation, Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. He also is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ImmunoGen, Inc. and previously served as a Director of Standard Microsytems Corporation.

  • Brett T. Ponton

    President, Chief Executive Officer
    Director since 2017


    Brett T. Ponton was named Chief Executive Officer of Monro, Inc. in October 2017. He was appointed to serve as President in August 2017, bringing over 25 years of auto industry and operational turnaround experience to the Company. Mr. Ponton spent over 15 years in executive leadership roles at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and 10 years leading organizations in private equity backed companies.

    Most recently Mr. Ponton served as CEO of private equity backed American Driveline Systems, the parent company of AAMCO, where he led a strategic turnaround at the company, leading to a successful sale of the company to private equity sponsor. Prior to A.D.S, Mr. Ponton was CEO of Heartland Automotive, the largest franchise operator of Jiffy Lube locations in North America. He was successful in growing Heartland Jiffy Lube from 390 locations to nearly 600 locations while leading Operational Excellence initiatives, during his tenure, resulting in a successful sale to a private equity buyer.

    Previously, Mr. Ponton served as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific of Veyance Technologies, a private equity backed industrial and automotive products manufacturing company, located in Shanghai, China and Melbourne, Australia. While at Goodyear, Mr. Ponton served as Vice President, of Marketing for Goodyear Tires in North America and was also the Vice President & General Manager for Goodyear’s Company-owned Retail Division.

  • Peter J. Solomon

    Chairman, Peter J. Solomon Company, L.P.
    Director since 1984


    Since May 1989, Peter J. Solomon has been Chairman of Peter J. Solomon Company, L.P., an investment banking firm and independently operated affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, a top 10 European and top 20 global bank. Mr. Solomon serves on the Monro Board of Directors’ Executive and Finance Committees. He also is a member of the board of directors of Babo Botanicals and a former member of the Boards of Directors of Associated Dry Good Corporation, Culbro Corporation, Edison Brothers Stores, Inc., Esquire, Inc., Handyman Corporation, Lawfin International Limited, LIN Broadcasting Corporation, Office Depot, Inc., Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, The Miller-Wohl Company, and Stop & Shop Companies.

Company Officers

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    Brett T. Ponton

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Brett T. Ponton was named Chief Executive Officer of Monro, Inc. in October 2017. He was appointed to serve as President in August 2017, bringing over 25 years of auto industry and operational turnaround experience to the Company. Mr. Ponton spent over 15 years in executive leadership roles at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and 10 years leading organizations in private equity backed companies.

    Most recently Mr. Ponton served as CEO of private equity backed American Driveline Systems, the parent company of AAMCO, where he led a strategic turnaround at the company, leading to a successful sale of the company to private equity sponsor. Prior to A.D.S, Mr. Ponton was CEO of Heartland Automotive, the largest franchise operator of Jiffy Lube locations in North America. He was successful in growing Heartland Jiffy Lube from 390 locations to nearly 600 locations while leading Operational Excellence initiatives, during his tenure, resulting in a successful sale to a private equity buyer.

    Previously, Mr. Ponton served as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific of Veyance Technologies, a private equity backed industrial and automotive products manufacturing company, located in Shanghai, China and Melbourne, Australia. While at Goodyear, Mr. Ponton served as Vice President, of Marketing for Goodyear Tires in North America and was also the Vice President & General Manager for Goodyear’s Company-owned Retail Division.

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    Brian J. D’Ambrosia

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Brian J. D’Ambrosia was promoted to Executive Vice President in August 2018. In January 2017, Mr. D’Ambrosia was promoted to Senior Vice President – Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and was appointed Assistant Secretary in May 2017. Mr. D’Ambrosia was Vice President – Finance from May 2016 to December 2016. From January 2013 to May 2016, he was Vice President – Controller and was named Chief Accounting Officer in December 2015. From August 2010 to January 2013, Mr. D’Ambrosia, a certified public accountant, was Regional Controller – Americas Process Solutions Group at Robbins & Myers, Inc., a publicly held manufacturer of engineered equipment and systems in the global energy and industrial markets. From August 2005 to July 2010, he held various accounting and finance positions with Birds Eye Foods, Inc., including Controller – Accounting, Reporting and Planning and Controller – Operations Accounting. From September 2003 to August 2005, Mr. D’Ambrosia was Chief Financial Officer at Rochester Sports Group, a company in the sports entertainment industry. Previously, he was an Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in Rochester, New York, from 1997 to 2003.

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    Matthew Evan Naylor

    Chief Operating Officer

    Matthew E. Naylor was appointed to serve as Chief Operating Officer in March 2018. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Naylor served as Vice President of Sales and Operations at Murphy USA, a national gas station and convenience store chain, from May 2017 to March 2018. He also held various operational leadership roles during a 10-year tenure at Target Corporation, including as Group Vice President from March 2014 to May 2017. Mr. Naylor served in various field and store support center roles at Home Depot from January 2004 to February 2007. Previously, he served in the U.S. Army for 13 years, including 12 months in Iraq.

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    Deborah R. Brundage

    Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer

    In October of 2018, Deborah R. Brundage was appointed to serve as Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer. From March 2018 till October 2018, she served as Senior Vice President – Marketing and Merchandising. Ms. Brundage joined the company after more than 16 years of global brand development, marketing and business leadership at Procter & Gamble. During her time with Procter & Gamble, Ms. Brundage led global, multi-channel brand building, marketing and product development programs across a diverse set of consumer products, including Iams® pet food, Gain® laundry detergent and Always Discreet® personal care. Prior to joining Procter & Gamble, from 1996 to 1999, Ms. Brundage worked in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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    Avi Dasgupta

    Senior Vice President – Chief Information Officer

    Avi Dasgupta joined Monro in July 2018 as Vice President – Information Technology Infrastructure and Data Architecture. In October of 2018, he was promoted to Senior Vice President – Chief Information Officer. Previously, Mr. Dasgupta served as Vice President – Application Delivery at Constellation Brands and earlier, Senior Director of Constellation’s Project Management office. Prior to that, he spent 16 years with Xerox Corporation in a variety of supervisory roles including project and program management, enterprise architecture, and IT delivery.

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    Gerald G. Alessia

    Senior Vice President – Tire Merchandising

    Gerald G. Alessia was appointed to serve as Senior Vice President – Tire Merchandising in July 2018. Previously, Mr. Alessia was a senior manager at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, from 2006 to 2018, most recently as General Manager – Multi-category Retailers & Business Development, overseeing the company’s relationships with key accounts including Monro, Pep Boys, Canadian Tire, Costco, and Sears Holdings. He joined Goodyear as General Manager of their 140-store Just Tires chain. Mr. Alessia later moved to corporate roles at the company, including General Manager – Best Practices and Director of Store Support. He began his career as an auto center manager at Sears, Roebuck & Company, where from 1990 to 2006, he held positions including Manager – Merchandising Implementation, District Manager, Manager of Systems Development, and Director of Customer Care & Operations.

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    Maureen E. Mulholland

    Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary

    Maureen E. Mulholland has been Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary since August 2017. Ms. Mulholland joined the company as General Counsel in October 2003 and was appointed Vice President in May 2012. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Mulholland worked as an associate attorney at the Rochester, NY-based law firms of Underberg & Kessler LLP and Harris Beach, PLLC.

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    Samuel Senuk

    Divisional Vice President – Store Operations

    Samuel Senuk is Monro’s longest serving member of senior management. He has been Divisional Vice President – Store Operations since April 2017. From August 2016 through March 2017, Mr. Senuk was a Senior Zone Manager supervising several zones. Prior to that, he served as Divisional Vice President at TBC Corporation, from August 2013 through July 2016. Previously, Mr. Senuk was as a Zone Manager with Monro, from October 2000 through July 2013, and a Market Manager, from May 1996 through September 2000. He has served Monro in various other capacities since 1990.

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    Russell W. Welsh, Jr.

    Divisional Vice President – Store Operations

    Russell W. Welsh, Jr. has been Divisional Vice President – Store Operations since August 2018. From July 2016 to August 2018, Mr. Welsh was a Senior Zone Manager supervising several zones, and prior to that, a Zone and Senior Market Manager. Mr. Welsh joined Monro in September 2014. Previously, he served 25 years with Pep Boys, including as Assistant Vice President of Service and Tire Centers, from August 2009 to August 2014, Director of Training, from February 2008 to October 2009, and Area Director, from March 1998 to October 2007.

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    Paul Baratta

    Vice President – Real Estate

    Paul Baratta was appointed to service as Vice President – Real Estate in August 2017, after his tenure as Director of Real Estate from July 2014. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Baratta was Senior Director of Franchise Expansion and Real Estate Development for di’lishi frozen yogurt bar, Inc. He spent nine years previously in the auto service industry, including as Senior Director of Finance Operations – Vice President Econo Lube Operations and Director of Property Management for Driven Brands.

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    Jeffrey L. Campbell

    Vice President - Parts Merchandising, Distribution and Indirect Procurement

    Jeffrey L. Campbell joined Monro in May of 2015 as Vice President – Parts Merchandising and Logistics. In addition to Merchandising and Logistics responsibilities Mr. Campbell led the onboarding and strategic expansion of Monro’s recently acquired wholesale distribution brand, Tires Now. He currently serves as Vice President – Parts Merchandising, Distribution and Indirect Procurement. Mr. Campbell came to Monro after 20 years with Sears Automotive where he oversaw Merchandising for Tires, Parts and DieHard batteries. Prior to Merchandising he held various field management positions for Sears Automotive and store formats previously owned by Sears; NTB, NTW and Tire America.

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    Jack Heisman

    Vice President – Business Development and Real Estate

    Jack Heisman was appointed Vice President of Business Development and Real Estate in September 2018, with responsibility for leading greenfield projects and acquisition strategy. Mr. Heisman joined Monro as corporate counsel in June 2016. Prior to that, he was an associate with the law firms Underberg & Kessler LLP, May 2013 to June 2016, and White & Case, September 2009 to May 2013.

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    Shane L. Nickerson

    Vice President – Human Resources

    Shane L. Nickerson joined Monro in June 2015 and was appointed to serve as Vice President – Human Resources in December 2017. Previously, Mr. Nickerson was Monro’s Human Resources Director and Senior Director of Human Resources. Prior to that, he served in various human resources capacities at Exelis Inc. (later acquired by Harris Corporation), from 2011 to 2015, including compensation, benefits, human resources information systems, and senior human resources business partner. He began his career in 1999 at Aon Hewitt as a benefits analyst and progressed to become a senior manager. At Aon Hewitt he consulted with several Fortune 500 clients on their benefit administration and plan designs.


CODE OF ETHICS

Building and maintaining a reputation of trust and integrity in Monro’s stores and throughout the organization is vital to Company success and the achievement of our Vision. To do so, every stakeholder in the company must follow high standards of conduct and hold themselves and every teammate accountable to those high standards each day. Compliance with the law and adherence to Monro’s policies and practices are absolute requirements.

Monro considers our Company’s reputation to be one of our most valuable business assets. Together each day, we must strive not just to preserve, but to enhance the value of that reputation.

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