Jerry D. Guess is a principal shareholder, director and chairman of the Board of Directors of Guess & Co. Corporation. Mr. Guess has over 15 years of business and professional experience. A serial entrepreneur, he started his first business when he was 13 years old. He launched a public relations and marketing firm at the age of 15 years old. When he was 16 years old, he started a holding company that grew rapidly within a few months. Mr. Guess began acquiring companies when he was 17 years of age. Despite personal setbacks, Mr. Guess decided to launch a mission-driven company when he founded Guess & Co. Corporation in 2017. Determined to positively impact society, Mr. Guess assembled a Board of Directors and management team while initially serving in a non-executive capacity as a principal. Mr. Guess completed business coursework at Adams State University. He was appointed chairman of Guess & Co. Corporation in January of 2019. Mr. Guess is president of Guess & Co. Corporation. As chairman, Mr. Guess oversees the Board of Directors of Guess & Co. Corporation. He is a member of the executive committee.
James R. Jackson is a shareholder, director and senior deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of Guess & Co. Corporation. Mr. Jackson is an experienced financial professional. He retired from Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) after over 37 years of service. He began his financial career as a fiduciary tax associate for the financial institution. Mr. Jackson became a charitable trust officer for the bank and was responsible for managing over 500 accounts for the bank's wealth management clients. Following his retirement, Mr. Jackson became a partner in a private security service. In that role, he facilitated training and handled administration and business development. Mr. Jackson joined Guess & Co. Corporation initially as special adviser and worked closely with the board of directors and senior management on important matters. As a director and senior deputy chairman, Mr. Jackson is responsible for overseeing the governance of the company along with the chairman. Mr. Jackson served as vice-chairman prior to his current position. He was appointed deputy chairman in October 2021 and senior deputy chairman in April of 2022. He is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors. Mr. Jackson is chairman of the nominating and governance committee of the board of directors, and a member of the audit committee of the board of directors.
D. Michelle Stewart is a principal shareholder, director and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of Guess & Co. Corporation. Ms. Stewart is an experienced corporate director. Prior to an early retirement from Guess & Co. Corporation, she served as deputy chairman of the Board of Directors. She has served as vice-chairman of a general contractor, vice-chairman of an asset management firm, vice-chairman of a private holding company and vice-chairman of a for-profit social enterprise. She currently serves as chairman of Stewart Intercontinental an advisory and holding company. Ms. Stewart has over 20 years of business experience and has served in many executive roles including her current role as chief executive officer of Guess & Co. Corporation. As a director and deputy chairman, Ms. Stewart is responsible for overseeing the governance of the company along with the chairman and senior deputy chairman. Ms. Stewart was appointed deputy chairman in April of 2022. She is a member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors.
Angela M. Ates is an experienced corporate professional. She has been a valuable member of sales, management and recruitment teams for several large corporations in the U.S, including Sprint, Manpower and Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Guess & Co., Ms. Ates served as vice-president, secretary and treasurer of private holding companies in which she was responsible maintaining the business and asset portfolios of those companies along with the maintenance of corporate records. She joined Guess & Co. in 2021 as an officer. She was appointed to the Board of Directors in May of 2023 and named vice-chairman. She is a member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors.
Mandy L. Hall is a seasoned corporate professional. She has years of experience in executive and board roles. Prior to joining Guess & Co., Ms. Hall was a director and chief executive officer of a social enterprise company committed to second chance employment opportunities whose businesses include construction, hospitality, retail, and logistics. She joined Guess & Co. in 2021 and returned to the company in January of 2024. She was appointed to the Board of Directors in February of 2024 and named vice-chairman. She is a member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors.
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