Compensation Committee, Pep Boys and Tim Hortons Inc.
Managing Director, Chetrum Capital LLC
Ms. Atkins is currently the audit committee chair at Spartan Stores. She was previously a professional corporate director and co-founder of Chetrum Capital LLC, a Chicago-area private investment firm where she presently serves as Managing Director. From 1996 to 2001, she was a senior executive at Sears, Roebuck, & Co., where she successfully led a $2.5 billion hardlines division, oversaw global product sourcing, and held a variety of other senior roles. Prior to Sears, Ms. Atkins was vice-president and partner at Bain & Company, where she was a leader in the retail and consumer practice. She began her career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse. Ms. Atkins presently serves as a director of Spartan Stores (NASD: SPTN), Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI), The Pep Boys – Manny Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY), and True Value Hardware. She is a former director of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation and Chapters (two leading Canadian retailers), and of Newgistics (a private, PE-backed logistics company). Ms. Atkins is the current compensation committee chair at Pep Boys and the audit chair at True Value, and she has also chaired or served on a variety of special-purpose committees, including CEO searches, detailed operations review, litigation defense, special investigations, and shareholder rights plans. She presently serves on the board of directors of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Atkins is an alumna of Harvard Business School and Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario.