Molly F. Ashby has been a member of our Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board since 2004 and was a member of the Board of Directors of Annie’s Homegrown from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Ashby has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and the sole owner of Solera Capital, LLC, since she formed it in 1999. She also serves as Chairman of Calypso Christiane Celle Holdings, LLC and The HealthCaring Company, LLC and Vice Chairman of Latina Media Ventures, LLC. Prior to founding Solera Capital, LLC, Ms. Ashby spent 16 years at J.P. Morgan & Co., including leadership roles in the firm’s private equity business, J.P. Morgan Capital Corporation, as Vice Chair of the Investment Committee, Chief Operating Officer, Investment Strategist and member of the board of directors. Ms. Ashby graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA from the College of William and Mary and received an MS in Foreign Service, with distinction, from Georgetown University.
We believe that Ms. Ashby is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of her extensive experience in guiding and directing growth companies, including her service on the board of directors of other companies and her role guiding the development of Annie’s since 2002.