Peter Boneparth

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The Jones Group, Inc.

Peter Boneparth

Peter Boneparth

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The Jones Group, Inc.

Career Highlights

The Jones Group, Inc.
McNaughton Apparel Group, Inc.

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Vice President & Treasurer at Melr, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at JetBlue Airways Corporation

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Kohl's Corp.

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Former Director & Chief Executive Officer at Libbey, Inc.

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Partner at Tailwind Management LP

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at TPG Capital, LP

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Former Governor of Nebraska

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Former President at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The Jones Group, Inc.
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Vice President, Healthcare at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) focuses its investment activity in two target industries: technology and healthcare. Since its founding in 1979, WCAS has organized 16 limited partnerships with total capital of over $22 billion. WCAS has a current portfolio of approximately twenty companies. WCAS’s strategy is to partner with outstanding management teams and build value for its investors through a combination of operational improvements, internal growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions.

Class of 1984

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

BS, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1980

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a coeducational public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina has been consistently ranked among the highest ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2001 - 2007

The Jones Group, Inc. designs, markets and wholesales brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags. The company markets directly to consumers through its branded specialty retail and outlet stores and through its ecommerce sites. It operates through six segments: Domestic Wholesale Sportswear, Domestic Wholesale Jeanswear, Domestic Wholesale Footwear & Accessories, Domestic Retail, International Wholesale and International Retail. The Domestic Wholesale Sportswear segment's brands cover a broad array of categories for the women's markets which includes career and casual sportswear, jeanswear, dresses, suits, and a combination of all components termed lifestyle collection. The Domestic Wholesale Jeanswear segment's brands cover a broad array of categories for the women's, juniors and girls markets which includes jeanswear, casual sportswear and dresses, with a focus on fit, fabric and finish. The Domestic Wholesale Footwear & Accessories segment operations include the sale of both branded and private label footwear, handbags, small leather goods and costume, semi-precious, sterling silver, and marcasite jewelry. The Domestic Retail segment markets apparel, footwear and accessories directly to consumers through its specialty retail stores operating in malls and urban retail centers, its various value-based stores located in major retail locations, and on several e-commerce web sites that it operates. The International Wholesale segment's operations include the sale of brand-name footwear, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry and apparel to distributors and retailers outside the United States. The International Retail segment markets apparel, footwear and accessories directly to consumers through its specialty retail stores operating in malls and urban retail centers, through its various value-based stores located in major retail locations, through concessions located in department stores and a number of airports and through e-commerce websites accessible to international consumers. The company was founded by Sidney Kimmel in 1970 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Senior Advisor
2009 - 2014

Irving Place Capital Management LP focuses on equity investments in middle-market companies in the retail/restaurants, financial services, business services, consumer products, distribution, transportation, logistics, healthcare services, energy, packaging and industrial sectors. The firm invests in companies with enterprise value of $200 million to $1.5 billion and EBITDA greater than $7 million. They invest in companies in North America and Western Europe. Investments typically range from $50 million to $250 million, but the firm has the ability to make larger investments. Irving Place Capital makes control and substantial minority investments. Their capital is typically used for traditional MBOs, growth capital financings, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, recapitalizations and other ownership liquidity situations.

Chief Executive Officer & President
Boards & Committees
2008 - Current

Kohl's Corp. owns and operates family-oriented department stores. It offers exclusive brand apparel, shoes, accessories and home & beauty products through its department stores. Its stores offer apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows and house wares targeted to middle-income customers. Its stores generally carry a consistent merchandise assortment with some differences attributable to regional preferences. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Member, Board of Directors
2008 - Current

JetBlue Airways Corp. provides air transportation services. It carries more than 30 million customers a year to 86 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 850 daily flights. The company offers flights and tickets to more than 82 destinations, with accommodations such as free TV, free snacks, and most legroom. JetBlue Airways was founded by David Gary Neeleman in August 1998 and is headquartered in Long Island City, NY.


Johnnie-O, Inc. manufactures and sells apparel and accessories. It provides classic, casual, and formal attire for men and children. The company was founded by John O'Donnell in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Political Donations

Former Senator from South Carolina


Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

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