Board of Directors
Robert K. Shearer
Mr. Shearer retired in March 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VF Corporation, a global lifestyle apparel company, where he served in that capacity since May 2005. He also served VF Corporation in several other capacities since 1986, including Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from July 1998 to May 2005. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shearer held a senior audit position with Ernst & Young LLP.
Mr. Shearer currently serves on the board of directors of YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products to a wide-ranging customer base and Kontoor Brands, Inc. a global lifestyle apparel company. From May 2015 through April 2016, Mr. Shearer served as a member of the board of directors of The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty grocery retailer.
Mr. Shearer’s role as Chief Financial Officer of VF Corporation, coupled with his 12 years of experience in public accounting, enables him to provide our Board of Directors and the Audit Committee with important insights on a range of financial and internal control matters, as well as on matters relating to capital structure, information systems, risk management, public reporting and investor relations. In addition, his participation in VF Corporation expansion initiatives, including a number of acquisitions and growth in international markets, enables him to provide important insights on international operations, business combination opportunities, and strategic planning.