ATLANTA, Sept. 13,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aaron's Company, Inc.
(NYSE: AAN), a leading, technology-enabled, omnichannel
provider of lease-to-own and retail purchase solutions, today
announced the appointment of Wangdali (Wali) Bacdayan and Kristine (Kris) K. Malkoski to its Board of
Directors effective on October 1,
"On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I would like to
welcome Wali and Kris as the newest members of the Aaron's
board," said John Robinson, chair of
The Aaron's Company Board of Directors. "We believe their strong
backgrounds and independence make them excellent additions to the
board as it carries out its oversight responsibilities, and we look
forward to their guidance as we continue to move Aaron's forward
and deliver on our mission of enhancing people's lives by providing
easy access to high-quality products through affordable lease and
retail purchase options."
Mr. Bacdayan is a private investor and entrepreneur. He also
currently serves as a Venture Partner for Delta-v Capital, a
technology-focused growth capital investment firm. In addition, he
is the principal investor and co-founder of Millie's Homemade Ice
Cream and Southern Steer Franchising. Previously, Mr. Bacdayan was
a co-founding managing principal of Incline Equity Partners. Before
that, he was a partner at PNC Equity Partners and a financial
analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Dean Witter
Mr. Bacdayan has served as a board director and investor for
numerous privately held companies, serving currently as a director
of Diamond Kinetics, Envirovac Holdings LLC, and WBX Commerce. He
is currently a Trustee of Washington and Lee
University and also serves as a board member of several
non-profit and charitable organizations. Mr. Bacdayan holds a
bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from Washington and Lee University, as well as an MBA
from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Bacdayan will join the Compensation Committee and the
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Kristine (Kris) K. Malkoski
Ms. Malkoski currently serves as Segment CEO, Learning
& Development at Newell Brands, where she manages global brands
including Graco, Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Nuk, and Elmer's. Ms.
Malkoski also oversees Newell's go-to-market actions in EMEA and
Asian emerging markets and serves as a member of the Newell
Executive Committee. Previously, Ms. Malkoski served as CEO,
Americas for Arc International, a privately held company active in
the food service, retail, and business-to-business industry
segments. Prior to that, she was President and Chief Commercial
Officer for World Kitchen, a private equity-owned company that made
and distributed kitchenware products. Before that, she held senior
positions at Sears Holdings Corporation, Ubiquity Brands, and
Pharmaceutical Corporation of America. Ms. Malkoski began her
career at Procter & Gamble, where she held a
number of management and leadership roles.
Ms. Malkoski previously served on the boards of
Fluidmaster, Trustmark Mutual Insurance Company, and Banfi
Vineyards. She has also been active in non-profit organizations,
previously serving as President of the Hinsdale Center for the Arts
and President of the University of
Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and as a board
member for the Cincinnati Ballet and CARE Women's Advisory
Committee. She currently serves on the board of the University of Nebraska Foundation. Ms. Malkoski
holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska.
Ms. Malkoski will join the Audit Committee and the Compensation
About The Aaron's Company, Inc.
Atlanta, The Aaron's Company, Inc.
(NYSE: AAN) is a leading, technology-enabled, omnichannel provider
of lease-to-own and retail purchase solutions of appliances,
electronics, furniture, and other home goods across its brands:
Aaron's, BrandsMart U.S.A.,
BrandsMart Leasing, and Woodhaven. Aaron's offers a
direct-to-consumer lease-to-own solution through its approximately
1,260 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states and
Canada, as well as its e-commerce
platform. BrandsMart U.S.A. is one
of the leading appliance retailers in the country with ten retail
stores in Florida and Georgia, as well as its e-commerce platform.
BrandsMart Leasing offers lease-to-own solutions to customers of
BrandsMart U.S.A. Woodhaven is the
Company's furniture manufacturing division. For more information,
visit investor.aarons.com, aarons.com, and brandsmartusa.com.
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