Scott Baxter

President, Chief Executive Officer & Chair of the Board

Scott Baxter is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Kontoor. He has served on the Board since the inception of Kontoor Brands in August 2019. Mr. Baxter was named CEO of Kontoor Brands in August 2018 and led the newly formed corporation through a spinoff from VF Corporation into an independent, publicly traded company. Mr. Baxter has more than 30 years of experience in retail, operations, marketing, merchandising, sales and manufacturing, including extensive executive leadership experience.

Prior to being named CEO of Kontoor, Mr. Baxter was Group President, Americas West, for VF. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing brands such as The North Face® and Vans®.

Mr. Baxter’s previous leadership roles at VF also included Group President, Outdoor & Action Sports, Americas and Vice President, VF Corporation & Group President, Jeanswear, Imagewear and South America. Mr. Baxter joined VF in 2007 as the President of the Licensed Sports Group. In 2008, he was named Coalition President for the Imagewear coalition, which comprised the Image and Licensed Sports Group divisions.

Prior to these leadership roles, Mr. Baxter served as Senior Vice President of The Home Depot Company, leading the Services Division. He also previously served as Executive Vice President of Edward Don & Company and held a series of leadership roles with Nestle and PepsiCo.

Mr. Baxter serves on the board of directors for Lowe's, one of the largest home improvement retailers in the world. An active member of the community, Mr. Baxter is on the Executive Committee of the board for the Piedmont Triad Partnership.

Mr. Baxter holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Robert Shearer

Lead Independent Director

Robert Shearer is Kontoor’s Lead Independent Director. He previously served as Chair of the Board from the Spin-Off until August 2021. Mr. Shearer brings extensive management expertise to the Board, including a range of leadership experience at VF Corporation. From 2005 to 2015, Mr. Shearer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VF, and from 1986 to 2005, served in various other roles of increasing responsibility at VF, including Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Controller. For two years, he was President of VF’s Outdoor Coalition, which was formed with the acquisition of The North Face® brand. Prior to joining VF, Mr. Shearer was a Senior Audit Manager for Ernst and Young.

Mr. Shearer has served on the board of directors of Yeti Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, since 2018 and was named Chair of the board of directors in 2021. Since 2008, Mr. Shearer has served on the board of directors of Church & Dwight Co, Inc., a household products manufacturer, where he currently chairs the audit committee. He previously served on the board of directors of The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty grocery chain.

Mr. Shearer holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Catawba College.

Board Committees Position
Audit Committee Chair

Ashley Goldsmith

Director

Ashley Goldsmith has served as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Workday, Inc., since 2013.

Prior to joining Workday, Goldsmith spent three years with Polycom, Inc., serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, leading the company through a high growth phase. Previously, she spent three years at Ventana Medical Systems, a division of the Roche Group, as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Environmental Health & Safety. From 1995 to 2007, she served in a number of leadership positions with increasing responsibility with The Home Depot, most recently serving as Vice President, Human Resources, Northern Division. Ms. Goldsmith began her career at Great-West Life & Annuity.

Goldsmith holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in human resources development from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University. 

Board Committees Position
Talent and Compensation Committee Chair
Nominating and Governance Committee Member

Robert Lynch

Director

Robert Lynch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International, Inc. He was appointed to this role in August 2019. Lynch has more than two decades of experience in the quick-service restaurant and consumer packaged goods industries, along with a strong track record of guiding organizations through strategic transformations.

Prior to joining Papa John’s, Lynch served as President of Arby’s Restaurant Group since 2017 and as Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2013 to 2017. Prior to Arby’s, he served as Vice President of Marketing at Taco Bell. Previous leadership experience includes senior roles at HJ Heinz Company and Procter Gamble.

Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and a M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Board Committees Position
Talent and Compensation Committee Member

Andrew E Page

Director

Andrew E. Page has served as Group CFO of Amer Sports and a member of its Executive Committee since April, 2023.

Prior to that, Page served for two years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Foot Locker, Inc., where he focused on enterprise optimization to enhance stakeholder and shareholder value. Prior to that, Page served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at Advance Auto Parts, Inc., where he oversaw all accounting, tax, internal controls, and external financial reporting. Previously, he spent eight years at Under Armour, Inc., most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, and prior to Under Armour, Inc., he held several other senior finance roles at FTI Consulting, Inc., AES Corporation, Inc., General Electric's Consumer and Industrial division, and Discovery Communications, Inc.

Page holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Board Committees Position
Audit Committee Member
Talent and Compensation Committee Member

Mark Schiller

Director

Mark Schiller is Interim CEO of Mid America Pet Food. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., where he served for over four years before retiring.

Before joining The Hain Celestial Group, Schiller spent eight years with Pinnacle Foods, Inc., serving most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, leading the grocery and frozen segments and key commercial functions. During his tenure with Pinnacle Foods, Schiller progressed through roles of increasing responsibility across the company’s Retail, Birds Eye Frozen and Duncan Hines Grocery divisions. Prior to joining Pinnacle Foods, he spent eight years at PepsiCo, Inc., in several leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Frito Lay New Ventures, President of Quaker Foods and Snacks North America, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Frito Lay Convenience Foods Division. He also held senior roles with Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc., Valley Recreation Products, Inc., and the Quaker Oats Company.

Schiller received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Board Committees Position
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Governance Committee Member

Shelley Stewart, Jr.

Director

Shelley Stewart was previously the Chief Procurement Officer and held responsibility for real estate and facility services at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining DuPont, Stewart held leadership positions in supply chain and procurement at Tyco International, Invensys PLC, Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. 

Stewart currently serves on the Board of Otis Worldwide where he is also on the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee. He is chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc., a top-level advocacy organization that promotes corporate supplier diversity. Stewart is on the Board of Trustees for Howard University as well as chairing the board of visitors for the school of business. Stewart is also on the board of governors for the University of New Haven. He previously served on the board of directors for Cleco Corporation. 

Stewart holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.

Board Committees Position
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Governance Committee Chair