Board of Directors

Bruce K. Anderson, Director

Bruce has served as a director since August 1996. He co-founded the investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, or WCAS, and has been a general partner of WCAS since March 1979. Prior to that, he served for nine years with Automatic Data Processing, Inc., or ADP, where, as executive vice president and a director of ADP and president of ADP International, he was active in corporate development and general management. Before joining ADP, Mr. Anderson spent four years in computer marketing with International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Anderson’s qualifications include executive and/or board-level experience in the data, financial and business services industries, information technology, marketing and global operations experience, service on public company boards, including as a member or chair of public company compensation and executive committees, financial and M&A expertise, demonstrated executive leadership at companies operating in industries relevant to our business and extensive, first-hand knowledge and understanding of our company gained from serving on our board since the company’s inception.

Roger H. Ballou, Director

Roger has served as a director since February 2001. Mr. Ballou served as the chief executive officer and a director of CDI Corporation, a public company engaged in providing staffing and outsourcing services, from October 2001 until January 2011. He was a self-employed consultant from October 2000 to October 2001. Before that time, Mr. Ballou had served as chairman and chief executive officer of Global Vacation Group, Inc. from April 1998 to September 2000. Prior to that, he was a senior advisor for Thayer Capital Partners from September 1997 to April 1998. From April 1995 to August 1997, he served as vice chairman and chief marketing officer, then as president and chief operating officer, of Alamo Rent-a-Car, Inc. Mr. Ballou served as a director of Fox Chase Bank from 2005 until 2016. Mr. Ballou is currently a director of RCM Technologies, Inc. and Univest Financial Corporation. Mr. Ballou holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Mr. Ballou’s qualifications include executive and/or board-level experience in the banking, financial services, business services, data and marketing industries and information technology, financial, global operations and M&A expertise and service on public company boards, including as a member or chair of public company audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees.

Kelly J. Barlow, Director

Kelly has served as a director since June 2017. Mr. Barlow has been a partner of ValueAct Capital, an investment partnership engaged in public and private equity investing, since August 2003. Prior to joining ValueAct Capital, Mr. Barlow worked at EGM Capital from 1997 to 2003, where he served primarily as portfolio manager of the firm’s long/short equity fund. Prior to EGM Capital, Mr. Barlow worked at Wells Capital Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, in the small capitalization equity department from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Barlow previously served as a director of Adobe Systems, Inc. from December 2012 to April 2016. Mr. Barlow holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico and is a CFA Charterholder. A seasoned investor with financial, M&A and risk management expertise and public company board experience, including as a member of public company compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees, Mr. Barlow brings to the board a major investor’s point of view.

Kenneth R. Jensen, Director

Kenneth has served as a director since February 2001. Mr. Jensen has served as a business consultant and strategic advisor for a number of companies since July 2006. Mr. Jensen served as the executive vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and assistant secretary of Fiserv, Inc., a public company engaged in data processing outsourcing, from July 1984 until June 2006. He was named senior executive vice president of Fiserv in 1986. Mr. Jensen was a director of Fiserv, Inc. from 1984 until 2007 and of Transfirst Group Holdings, Inc. from 2009 until 2014. Mr. Jensen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in Economics, an MBA from the University of Chicago in Accounting, Economics and Finance and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Accounting, Economics and Finance. Mr. Jensen possesses strong academic credentials and has extensive leadership experience both as a public company director and in multiple senior officer roles at a public company operating in the data industry. Mr. Jensen also has banking industry and information technology experience and significant expertise in audit, risk management, M&A, accounting and finance.

Melisa Miller , Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Melisa is accountable for the growth and financial performance of Alliance Data. She has more than 30 years of experience in the credit industry and a track record of delivering results while creating a culture of service excellence. Under Melisa’s leadership as President of Alliance Data’s Card Services business since 2011, Alliance Data has more than tripled in value.

Melisa joined Alliance Data in 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Client Officer, responsible for building and managing key brand partner relationships, winning strategies across all product lines, and for existing brand partners’ adoption of additional capabilities. She then served eight years as EVP and President of Alliance Data’s Card Services business before being promoted to President and CEO of the Card Services parent company, Alliance Data, in June of 2019. Melisa came to Alliance Data from Experian, where she held various leadership roles throughout her 22-year tenure.

Robert A. Minicucci, Chairman

Robert, chair of the board, has served as a director since August 1996. Mr. Minicucci joined private equity firm SARORAS in 2018 and serves as its chairman. Before co-founding SARORAS, Mr. Minicucci served in various capacities at private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, or WCAS, including as a as a general partner, co-managing partner and member of the management committee. Prior to joining WCAS in August 1993, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of First Data Corporation from December 1991 to August 1993. Prior to joining First Data Corporation, Mr. Minicucci was treasurer and senior vice president of American Express Company and spent 12 years at Lehman Brothers, where he was a Managing Director. Mr. Minicucci was a director of Paycom Software, Inc. from 2007 until 2016, serving as its chairman from 2013 until 2016, and of Retalix Ltd. from 2009 until 2013. Mr. Minicucci is currently the chairman of the board of directors of Amdocs Limited. Mr. Minicucci holds a Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Minicucci’s qualifications include executive and board-level experience in the data, credit card, financial and business services industries, information technology and global operations experience, service on public company boards, including as a member or chair of public company audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees, financial expertise and demonstrated executive leadership at companies operating in industries relevant to our business. In addition, Mr. Minicucci has extensive, first-hand knowledge and understanding of our company gained from serving as a founding member of our board.

Timothy J. Theriault, Director

Timothy has served as a director since October 2016. Mr. Theriault served as an advisor to the chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. from June 2015 until November 2016. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and global chief information officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. from July 2014 to June 2015. He served in senior leadership positions with increasing responsibility at Walgreen Co. from October 2009 to July 2014, including as senior vice president and chief information, innovation and improvement officer. Prior to that, Mr. Theriault was employed by Northern Trust Corporation, where he served in various executive and management positions with increasing responsibility in the area of information technology from May 1991 to October 2009 and July 1982 to October 1989. Mr. Theriault served as director of end user computing and advanced technologies for S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., from October 1989 to May 1991. He currently serves as a director of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and previously served as a director of the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation and Surescripts, LLC. Mr. Theriault holds a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and completed the Harvard Business School advanced management program. Mr. Theriault brings significant expertise in information technology and cyber-security to our board. Together with his financial sophistication, banking, global operations, risk management and compensation experience gained as a senior executive in the financial services, health care and retail industries and service on public company boards, including as a member of public company audit and compensation committees, Mr. Theriault’s expertise and experience broaden the board’s skill set and enhance its ability to understand and oversee risk, including those associated with information technology, cyber-security and bank regulatory matters.

Laurie A. Tucker, Director

Laurie has served as a director since June 2015. Ms. Tucker has served as the founder and chief strategy officer for marketing consultancy firm, Calade Partners LLC since January 2014. Ms. Tucker served as the senior vice president-corporate marketing of FedEx Services, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, a public company engaged in transportation, e-commerce and business services, from 2000 to 2013 and was employed by FedEx in various capacities of increasing experience and responsibilities since 1978. Ms. Tucker was a director of Iron Mountain Incorporated from 2007 until 2014. Ms. Tucker holds a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Memphis. Ms. Tucker’s qualifications include financial and compensation expertise, global operations experience and strong leadership skills developed as a public company board member, including as a member of public company compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees, and as a senior executive serving in various roles at a large multinational public company.

Sharen J. Turney, Director

Sharen has served as a director since June 2019. Ms. Turney has served as the chief executive officer of Russia-based jeans brand Gloria Jeans since November 2018 and as a director of Sweden-based designer sock and underwear brand Happy Socks AB since January 2018. She served as president and chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret, a division of publicly-traded national retailer L Brands, Inc., from July 2006 until February 2016, and as president and chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret Direct, the brand’s catalogue and e-commerce arm, from May 2000 until July 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Turney served for 10 years in various executive roles including president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Direct, the direct marketing division of luxury brand retailer Neiman Marcus Group. Ms. Turney served as a director of M/I Homes, Inc. from January 2011 until February 2018, a director of FULLBEAUTY Brands from July 2016 to September 2018 and a director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc., including as chairman of the board of its Research Institute, from 2012 to 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and serves on the Baker Retailing Center Industry Advisory Board at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Turney has also served as an advisor to several retailers and technology companies. Ms. Turney’s qualifications include executive and/or board-level experience in the retail industry, including as an executive officer of a Fortune 500 fashion retailer, loyalty, marketing and digital/e-commerce expertise, global operations experience, service on public company boards, including as a member of public company compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees, financial expertise and executive leadership at companies operating in industries relevant to our business.