The Addition of Thompson Strengthens Turtle Beach's Retail Expertise as the Gaming Accessory Brand Begins the Next Phase of Global Expansion
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach (HEAR), a leading gaming accessory brand, announced the appointment of Kelly Thompson as the newest member of the Company's Board of Directors, effective August 12, 2019. Thompson will be a member of the Company's Compliance and Governance Committee.
Ms. Thompson most recently was Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Samsclub.com, the ecommerce division of the membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart Inc. During that time, she served as a member of Sam's Club Leadership Committee and was responsible for a multi-billion-dollar omni P&L as well as the "Digital" strategic workstream. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President, Global Category Development for Walmart eCommerce and Senior Vice President Merchandising, Planning, and Marketplace for Walmart.com. Additionally, Ms. Thompson held key merchandising leadership roles during her 10 years at Gap, Inc.
"Kelly's strong background in traditional and online retail is a perfect addition to our board and exactly what we were looking for," said Ron Doornink, Chairman of the Board, Turtle Beach Corporation. "Continuing to serve all of our retail partners well is a key focus for us, and Kelly's deep retail knowledge and experience will contribute in this area. We're very pleased to welcome Kelly to our team."
Added Ms. Thompson, "I'm delighted to join the experienced board at Turtle Beach, particularly in this exciting time of global expansion. I'm very impressed with the Company, its strong brand, and the focus on delivering great products to consumers in close collaboration with retail partners."
Throughout her career, Ms. Thompson has championed diversity in the workplace through her development of individuals and teams and was selected by the Walmart CEO to serve as chairperson of Walmart's global women's advisory group. Additionally, she currently serves on the Fund Development Committee for the Board of Glide Foundation, a San Francisco institution that seeks to change lives in vulnerable communities.
Ms. Thompson joins Mr. Doornink, Juergen Stark, William Keitel, Dr. Andrew Wolfe, PhD., and Greg Ballard on Turtle Beach's Board of Directors.
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About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach (www.turtlebeach.com) is a leading gaming accessory brand, offering a wide selection of cutting-edge, award-winning gaming headsets. Whether you're a professional esports athlete, hardcore gamer, casual player, or just starting out, Turtle Beach has the gaming headset to help you truly master your skills. Innovative and advanced technology, amazing high-quality gaming audio, crystal-clear communication, lightweight and comfortable designs, and ease-of-use are just a few features that make Turtle Beach a fan-favorite brand for gamers the world over. Designed for Xbox, PlayStation®, and Nintendo consoles as well as for PC, Mac®, and mobile/tablet devices, owning a Turtle Beach gaming headset gives you the competitive advantage. Hear Everything. Defeat Everyone®. In June 2019 Turtle Beach acquired ROCCAT, a leading PC accessories maker that combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products. Turtle Beach's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.
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