Quiksilver has appointed Joseph F. Berardino, a non-endemic executive with over three decades of leadership experience, to its Board of Directors effective immediately.
Berardino is currently a managing director with business consulting firm of Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm.
Here’s more from the release:
Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal in 2008, Mr. Berardino was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Profectus BioSciences, a biotechnology company, after having served as Vice-Chairman of Sciens Capital Management, a global diversified alternative investment management firm. Prior to his tenure at Sciens, Mr. Berardino served as Chief Executive Officer of Andersen Worldwide, a global accounting and consulting firm. Mr. Berardino serves on the Board of Trustees for Fairfield University and has served on the Board of Directors of Value Vision Media (ShopNBC) since 2008.
Mr. Berardino has lectured extensively on corporate governance, leadership and ethics before senior corporate executives and college campuses.
Robert B. McKnight, Jr., Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiksilver, Inc., commented, "We are very pleased to welcome Joe to our Board of Directors and we look forward to the important contributions he will make to the future success of Quiksilver. Joe's expertise and insight in the fields of accounting and finance and his strong commitment to corporate governance make him an excellent addition to Quiksilver’s Board of Directors."
Mr. Berardino remarked: “Quiksilver is the premier action sports lifestyle company in the world and I am excited to become part of this dynamic organization. I look forward to working with Bob and the Board to further improve shareholder value, particularly as the company embarks on its compelling 5-year plan to aggressively grow its global business and dramatically improve profitability."