Board of Directors
E. J. Bird
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – Sears Canada
E. J. Bird is the Chief Financial Officer of Sears Canada and assumed this position on March 12, 2013. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Bird was a private investor.
Mr. Bird is also the President of Overflow Ministries, a not-for-profit organization, and has held this position since 2003. Mr. Bird served as an analyst for Levine Investments from 2002 to 2010 and as Chief Financial Officer of ESL Investments, Inc. from 1991 to 2002. Mr. Bird is a director of GWR Global Water Resources Corp and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc.W. C. Crowley
Chairman of the Board
William C. Crowley is currently the Managing Member of CRK Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm. From January 1999 through May 2012, Mr. Crowley served as President and Chief Operating Officer of ESL Investments, Inc., a private investment firm. He served as Executive Vice-President of Sears Holdings from March 2005 until January 2011 and as Chief Administrative Officer of Sears Holdings from September 2005 until January 2011. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sears Holdings from March 2005 until September 2006 and from January 2007 until October 2007. Mr. Crowley is the Chairman of the Board of Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation, a former subsidiary of Sears Holdings.William R. Harker
William R. Harker founded and has served as principal of The Harker Group LLC, a consulting firm, since August 2012. Mr. Harker currently provides consulting services to Sears Holdings. Mr. Harker served as an officer of Sears Holdings from September 2005 until August 2012. From February 2011 until June 2012, Mr. Harker was the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of ESL Investments, Inc. He joined Sears Holdings as Vice-President and Chief Counsel in September 2005 and became Vice-President, Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in January 2006. In April 2006, Mr. Harker was elected Senior Vice-President, Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He served as Sears Holdings’ General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from December 2006 to May 2010 and also served as its Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, from February 2008 to August 2009. Mr. Harker is a Trustee on the national Board of Trustees of the March of Dimes Foundation and serves as Chairman of the Board of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc.R. Raja Khanna
R. Raja Khanna is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ant Media Inc. and assumed this position in February 2008. Mr. Khanna co-founded QuickPlay Media Inc., a mobile video company, and served as its Chief Marketing Officer from 2004 until 2007. Previous to that position, Mr. Khanna founded Snap Media Corp., a dot com start-up company, and held the office of Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Khanna is a member of the board of directors of the National Screen Institute and Blue Ant Media Inc.James McBurney
James McBurney is the Chief Executive Officer of White Tiger Gold Ltd. and assumed this position in July 2012. From January 2011 to July 2012, Mr. McBurney was the Chief Executive Officer of HCF International Advisers Limited. Prior to holding this position, Mr. McBurney was a private investor who was focused on the metals and mining sector. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. McBurney was the Chief Executive Officer of JNR (UK) Limited. Mr. McBurney is currently a director of White Tiger Gold Ltd., Ruspetro PLC and Atlantic Sea Island Group LLC.Deborah E. Rosati
Deborah E. Rosati, FCA, ICD.D is a Corporate Director and Advisor focused on corporate governance and corporate strategy for emerging companies. From 2001 to March 2012, Ms. Rosati was the President of RosatiNet, Inc., a management consulting firm. Ms. Rosati has over 25 years experience in financial, operational and strategic management with senior finance roles in both public and private corporations, as well as a general partner with a national venture capital firm. Ms. Rosati is currently the chair of the Board of Karma Athletics Ltd. and a member of the board of directors of the National Ballet School of Canada.Don Ross
Don Ross is a partner at a prominent law firm in Toronto and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the New York State Bar Association, and the Canadian, American and International Bar Associations. Don advises senior management and boards of directors on corporate governance matters and on a range of other strategic legal issues. An educator, speaker and author, Don has taught at the Ontario Bar Admission Course, presented at various seminars and conferences in Canada, the United States and Europe and published a number of articles and papers within the corporate and securities law fields. Don has also co-authored several legal texts on business law and corporate finance.