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Michael P. Huseby,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Michael P. Huseby serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Education. Prior to joining the Company, he was a member of the board of directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from January 2014 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble until August 2, 2015. Mr. Huseby was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NOOK Media LLC and President of Barnes & Noble in July 2013, and Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble in March 2012. Before joining Barnes & Noble, Mr. Huseby held several senior level positions at Cablevision Systems and AT&T Broadband. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, LLP and Andersen Worldwide, S.C. Mr. Huseby currently serves on the board of CommerceHub, Inc., a cloud-based e-commerce fulfillment and marketing software platform company listed on Nasdaq.
Patrick Maloney is president and currently oversees operations at all bookstores nationwide, including bookstore e-commerce, store design & construction, internal operations, learning and development, and book and general merchandising departments. He began his career at Barnes & Noble College as a student and assistant manager at SUNY Stony Brook University and was appointed to his current position in 2002.
Executive Vice President
Bill Maloney is executive vice president and is responsible for strategic planning and corporate marketing activities. He also oversees campus relations and is actively involved in building relationships with campus partners. Bill’s vast experience in college bookstore management includes positions at C.W. Post College and Columbia University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Barry is executive vice president and chief financial officer and is responsible for all financial functions including accounting, inventory control, accounts payable, financial reporting, planning and analysis, and internal audit and actively participates on the leadership team. Barry joined Barnes & Noble College in 1986 and has held various financial executive positions with increasing responsibility. He was promoted to his current position in 2006. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble College, Barry worked for the international accounting firm of KPMG supervising audits for clients in various industries including retail, banking and cable TV. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and earned his B.B.A from Hofstra University New York.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Stephen Culver is senior vice president and chief information officer and is responsible for overseeing the company’s IT operations and strategic development. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble College in 2005, Stephen held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. He owned and presided over an IT consulting company, which specialized in the retail and wholesale industries. As CIO of Giorgio Armani Corporation, he lead the IT operations during the development and expansion of their North American operations.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
JoAnn directs the development, implementation and coordination of all human resource management functions, including employee relations, recruiting, benefits and compensation for our campus bookstores, field and home office personnel. She joined Barnes & Noble College in 2003 after serving as the Vice President of Human Resources for AT&T Broadband Media Services.
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Lisa Malat serves as Chief Operating Officer. Lisa provides strategic direction and executive oversight to Barnes & Noble College’s campus stores in the areas of consumer and corporate marketing, talent management and in-store and eCommerce strategy and operational efficiencies. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble College in 1996, Lisa held several senior-level management positions at Macy’s, including roles in Store Operations, Process Re-Engineering, Distribution, Customer Service, and Learning and Development. Lisa is also an Officer of our parent company, Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer
Joel Friedman is Vice President of General Merchandising and Store Construction/Design at Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. He is responsible for the development and implementation of merchandising strategy for the company as well as its store design and construction group. Joel has an extensive background in retail merchandising, product development and sourcing, as well as store management. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble in 1998, he was Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Sourcing for Capital Mercury, Senior Vice President Of Men’s Wear and Children’s Wear at Frederick Atkins, and for nineteen years worked for Federated Department Stores, holding senior management positions in merchandising and store operations at Jordan Marsh and Filene’s. Joel’s responsibilities include the stewardship of the company’s Code of Conduct program to secure a sweatshop-free assortment of all logo products for schools served by Barnes & Noble. Joel sits on the University Advisory Council of the Fair Labor Association, of which Barnes & Noble is a member.