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Barbara Rambo

Board Chair

Ms. Rambo has served as a Director of West Marine since November 2009 and in May 2015, was appointed as West Marine’s Independent Board Chair. She previously served as Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee, member of the Audit and Finance Committee and Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and was the Lead Independent Director. Prior to becoming a Director, Ms. Rambo served as a consultant to the Board from September 2008 to November 2009.

Ms. Rambo is Chief Executive Officer of Taconic Management Services, a management consulting company, and has held that position since October 2009. She has held executive positions with companies in the financial services and technology sectors. Most recently, Ms. Rambo was chief executive officer of Nietech Corporation, a consumer payments services company for the retail and financial services industries. Prior to this position, Ms. Rambo was chief executive officer of OpenClose Technologies, a financial services technology company for the mortgage banking industry. Ms. Rambo assumed this position from Bank of America, where she was group executive vice president and head of National Commercial Banking. While heading the National Commercial Banking Group, she was also responsible for key affluent and mass marketing consumer segments, and served as a member of Bank of America’s senior management council, asset and liability committee and social policy committee. Previously, Ms. Rambo headed Bank of America’s California commercial/retail banking division, based in San Francisco, and the U.S. corporate and institutional group in the east, based in New York. Ms. Rambo began her career in the international banking division of Bank of America in New York.

In addition to serving on West Marine’s Board, Ms. Rambo currently serves as a director of PG&E Corporation and chairs the Finance Committee, and serves on the Compensation, Nominating/Governance and Executive Committees. Additionally, she is a director on the board of Union Bank of California/Mitsubishi Americas Holding Company, serves as a member of the Executive Compensation, Audit and Finance Committees, and chairs a strategic planning initiative of the board of directors.

Previously, Ms. Rambo served as a director of International Rectifier, Gymboree Corporation and BankAmerica Capital. In the non-profit sector, she has served as president of the College of William & Mary Board of Sponsors, president of the Women’s Forum West, vice chairman of the San Francisco Ballet Board of Trustees and chairman of the Operating Committee of the Roundabout Theatre, New York.

Her experience on other public company boards provides insight into the financial services and technology sectors, strategic business development, executive compensation, leadership development and corporate governance practices.

Ms. Rambo holds an M.B.A. in finance from New York University and a B.A. in International Affairs from the College of William and Mary. She is a sculler and sails in San Francisco and the Caribbean.

Independent Director
Chairman of the Board


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