HOBOKEN, N.J., U.S. — Newell Brands Inc. announced yesterday that it intends to nominate David L. Atchison to the Board of Directors at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Mr. Atchison is the final independent nominee pursuant to the cooperation agreement Newell Brands entered into with Carl C. Icahn, Chairman of Icahn Enterprises LP (IEP), on March 19, 2018.
Mr. Atchison will bring to the Newell Brands Board more than 15 years of experience in e-commerce marketing analytics with leading brands including Zulily and RedEnvelope. He has spent most of his career developing marketing strategies that position businesses for growth and sustained value creation.
Mr. Atchison is an accomplished, profit-driven executive with a distinguished track record of directing multi-channel marketing programs. He has demonstrated expertise in e-commerce optimization through best-in-class analytical practices across multiple sectors of retail.
“I am pleased that Dave will be nominated to the Newell Brands Board of Directors,” said Patrick D. Campbell, Chairman of the Board. “Dave is a proven value creator as an e-commerce marketing and analytics expert with significant knowledge of brand development and retail. His perspective and expertise will serve us well as we continue to execute our strategic initiatives and work to improve financial and operational performance and deliver enhanced shareholder value.”
Mr. Campbell continued, “With this announcement, the Board has completed its slate of directors to stand for election at the 2018 Annual Meeting. We are confident that this Board will have the right mix of skills, expertise and experience to successfully support the management team as we execute our expanded transformation program.”
With the expected election of Mr. Atchison and Judith Sprieser at the 2018 Annual Meeting, Newell Brand’s Board will comprise 11 highly qualified and experienced directors, 10 of whom will be independent and all of whom will be seasoned leaders.
About David L. Atchison
Mr. David L. Atchison is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of New Engen, Inc. Prior to New Engen, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Analytics at Zulily, llc. from January 2010 to October 2015, where he helped grow the marketing department from one to more than 100 people and revenue from zero to $1.2 billion.
Mr. Atchison served as Director of Marketing and Analytics at RedEnvelope from 2008 to 2010 and as Director of Analytics at ProFlowers from 2005 to 2008.
Prior to that, Mr. Atchison served with several start-ups and strategic consulting firm The Parthenon Group. Mr. Atchison has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University.