Edward C. Arditte has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fairway since December, 2012, and served as a consultant to us in October and November 2012. Mr. Arditte has over 25 years of finance and operating experience with large, multi-industry companies including Tyco International Ltd where he served from May 2003 to May 2010 as a Senior Vice President with responsibility for strategy, investor relations and communications. Prior to joining us, Mr. Arditte had a consulting firm specializing in finance, strategy and investor relations. Immediately prior to joining Tyco International, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of BancBoston Capital, the private equity division of Fleet National Bank, for 16 months. Mr. Arditte also spent 16 years at Textron Inc where he served in a variety of management roles including Vice President & Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer of a major operating division and Vice President of Investor Relations and Risk Management. He began his career as a corporate banker at Security Pacific National Bank. Mr. Arditte earned a B.A. degree from the University of California at Riverside and an M.B.A. degree from Boston University.
Nathalie Augustin has served as our Senior Vice President—General Counsel and Secretary since April 2012. Ms. Augustin joined us in June 2007 as Vice President—General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining us, Ms. Augustin served in various capacities at The Donna Karan Company LLC, an international fashion design house and a subsidiary of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, from June 1999 to May 2007, most recently as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Donna Karan, Ms. Augustin was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP for approximately 5 years. Ms. Augustin began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Sterling Johnson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree from Columbia College.
Kevin McDonnell has served as our Senior Vice President—Chief Operating Officer since April 2012, and served as our Chief Merchandising Officer from August 2007 to April 2012. Prior to joining us in August 2007, Mr. McDonnell served in various capacities at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company for over 27 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales and Merchandising.