Ms. Taylor was Chief Financial Officer of The Container Store Group, Inc., a publicly traded specialty retailer of storage and organization products. She also had served as Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining The Container Store Group, Inc., Ms. Taylor spent nine years as the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Harold’s Stores, Inc., a regional specialty retailer of high-end apparel. Prior to that role, she served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Baby Superstore, Inc., which merged with Toys “R” Us, Inc. under her leadership. Ms. Taylor also served as a director of Baby Superstore, Inc. from 1994 through 1997. Ms. Taylor, held a certified public accountant accreditation beginning in 1984, as she served in an accounting role at Deloitte, until 2021, when she retired from her role at The Container Store Group, Inc.
Skills and Qualifications
The Board concluded that Ms. Taylor should serve as a Director primarily due to her extensive experience in managing and overseeing the businesses of both public and private companies, and her long career in the consumer retail and packaged goods industries. Specifically, Ms. Taylor brings significant leadership, finance, operating, and governance skills through her positions with The Container Store, Inc., Harold’s Stores, Inc., and Baby Superstore, Inc. Ms. Taylor’s background enables her to provide valuable insights to the Board, particularly in strategy, compliance, risk management, and human resources, and in overseeing the Company’s finances and environmental, social, and governance areas.