Lewis S. Klessel

Former Interim Chief Operating Officer at Michaels Stores, Inc.

Lewis S. Klessel

Lewis S. Klessel

Former Interim Chief Operating Officer at Michaels Stores, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Michaels Stores, Inc.

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8531

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

1968

Age

52

Number of Awards

1

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Co-Chairman at Bain Capital LP

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Senior Advisor, Private Equity at Bain Capital LP

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Senior Advisor at Bain Capital Private Equity LP

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Partner at Accenture Plc

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Secretary, Director, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Michaels Stores, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Bain Capital Private Equity LP

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Former Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Staples, Inc.

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President, Chief Financial Officer & Director at Aaron Bros., Inc.

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at HD Supply Holdings, Inc.

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Managing Director at Bain Capital LP

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Lewis S. Klessel
Former Interim Chief Operating Officer at Michaels Stores, Inc.
Education
MBA, Baker Scholar

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BS

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Career History
Managing Director
2017 - Current

New Mountain Capital seeks to generate exceptional returns through investor value-added and growth rather than debt. The firm's private efforts focus on intensive fundamental research, the proactive creation of proprietary investment advantages in carefully selected sectors and assisting managements in improving their businesses. New Mountain is a generalist firm but they tend to focus on investments in defensive growth industries. They target sectors that should succeed in both good and bad economies and are large enough and growing rapidly enough to achieve very high valuations and returns at exit. The firm has particular expertise in the following sectors: education, healthcare, logistics, business services, federal information technology services, media, software, insurance, consumer products, financial services, technology, infrastructure and energy.New Mountain looks for companies that are market leaders in sustainable growth niches and have high barriers to competitive entry as demonstrated by high operating margins and strong downside protection in all reasonable worst-case scenarios. They also look for companies that offer the opportunity for extraordinary value creation due to rapid growth or other special factors that exist at the time of the investment. Investments typically range from $100 million to $500 million per transaction.

Interim Chief Operating Officer
Current

Michaels Stores, Inc. owns and operates a chain of specialty retail stores. It provides arts, crafts, framing, floral, home décor and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator. The firm's crafting classes, in-store events, project sheets and displays, mobile applications and on-line videos; they offer a shopping experience that can inspire creativity and confidence in their customers' artistic abilities. The company was founded by Michael J. Dupey in 1983 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

Head, Strategic Business Development Group
1997 - 2005

Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer, which engages in the sale of building materials and home improvement products. Its products include building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and decor products. It offers home improvement installation services and tool and equipment rental. The company was founded by Bernard Marcus, Arthur M. Blank, Kenneth Gerald Langone and Pat Farrah on June 29, 1978 and is headquartered at Atlanta, GA.

Boards & Committees
Director
2007 - 2013

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. engages as an industrial distributors in North America. It operates through the following segments: Facilities Maintenance, Construction & Industrial and Corporate & Elimination. The Facilities Maintenance segment distributes MRO products, provides value-added services and fabricates custom products. The Construction & Industrial segment specializes in the distribution of hardware, tools, engineered materials and safety products to non-residential and residential contractors. The Corporate & Elimination segment includes costs related to centralized support functions, which are comprised of finance, information technology, human resources, legal, supply chain and other support services, and removes inter-segment transactions. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Director
Prior

Guitar Center, Inc. distributes musical instruments. It offers musical lessons, repairs, and rentals. The company was founded by Wayne Mitchell in 1959 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, CA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2018

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$10K - $25K
2017

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$10K - $25K
2016

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Political Donations
$5,000
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$2,500
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$100
2010

Governor at Massachusetts Office of the Governor, Charles Baker

Transactions
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Michaels Cos., Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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BC XI Private Investors LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Bain Capital Asia Fund II LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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