Board of Directors
Cimpress' Board of Directors guides the direction of the company with years of experience and knowledge in their respective fields. Learn more about them here.
Robert S. Keane
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Robert founded what is today Cimpress in 1995 to provide small businesses with everything they need to market their business. Robert’s vision for the company emerged from his experience with the development of a retail kiosk design and printing system and from his in-depth knowledge of the small business desktop publishing software market.During his first 18 months at the company, Robert also served as an external consultant to Microsoft with the Microsoft Publisher desktop publishing product team for whom he researched and advised on the graphic design and printing needs of small businesses in Europe. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. and his M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Sophie A. Gasperment
Lead Non-Executive Director
Ms. Gasperment, has served as Group General Manager, Financial Communication and Strategic Prospective of L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, since January 2014. She has held multiple marketing and general management positions at L’Oréal since joining the company in September 1986, including Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of The Body Shop International, the iconic British retailer spanning 60 countries and ca. 20,000 people strong, from July 2008 to October 2013, as well as Managing Director, L’Oréal UK and Ireland, from January 2004 to January 2008. Since June 2010, Ms. Gasperment has also served on the board of AccorHotels, a publicly traded company and a world leader in hospitality, and is currently Chair of that board's Appointments and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Governance, Compliance and CSR Committee. Ms. Gasperment brings to the Board her leadership skills and perspective, international brand-building experience, expertise in managing a portfolio of branded go-to-market businesses, and acumen in both consumer goods and retail, as well as her broader business experience in multi-cultural environments.
John J. Gavin Jr.
Mr. Gavin serves on the boards of BroadSoft, Inc., a global provider of residential and business Voice over IP applications, and Varonis Systems, Inc., a provider of data governance solutions for unstructured data. Mr. Gavin previously served as Chief Financial Officer of BladeLogic, Inc., a provider of data center automation software, from January 2007 through June 2008, when it was acquired by BMC Software; as Chief Financial Officer of Navisite, Inc., a provider of information technology hosting, outsourcing and professional services, from April 2004 through December 2006; and as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cambridge Technology Partners, a consulting firm, from February 2000 through December 2001. Before his work at Cambridge Technology Partners, Mr. Gavin spent twelve years at Data General Corporation, a manufacturer of computing equipment that was acquired by EMC Corporation, including serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gavin also spent ten years at Price Waterhouse LLP, an accounting firm, in various accounting and audit positions including as Senior Manager in charge of multi-national audits. Mr. Gavin brings to the Board his extensive experience as chief financial officer of several growing companies, as well as ten years as an independent auditor. Mr. Gavin is a certified public accountant.
Zachary S. Sternberg
Mr. Sternberg is the co-founder and Managing Member of the General Partner of The Spruce House Partnership, a New York-based investment partnership. Spruce House invests in public and private companies globally and seeks to partner with management teams that are focused on growing the per share value of their companies over the long-term. Mr. Sternberg graduated from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in accounting. Spruce House holds 7.6% of Cimpress’ outstanding shares and has been a shareholder of Cimpress since 2011. Mr. Sternberg brings to the Board his perspective as a material and long-term shareholder of Cimpress with a deep understanding of the importance of long-term stewardship of capital informed by more than a decade of successful investment experience.
Mr. Vassalluzzo is a Managing Member of Prescott General Partners LLC ("PGP"), an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that holds approximately 13% of Cimpress' outstanding shares. PGP serves as the general partner of three private investment limited partnerships, including Prescott Associates L.P. (together, the "Prescott Partnerships"). Mr. Vassalluzzo joined the Prescott organization in 1998 as an equity analyst, became a general partner of the Prescott Partnerships in 2000, and transitioned to Managing Member of PGP following Prescott's reorganization in January 2012. Prior to 1998, Mr. Vassalluzzo worked in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). Mr. Vassalluzzo serves on the boards of directors of Credit Acceptance Corporation, a publicly traded auto finance company providing automobile loans and other related financial products, and World Acceptance Corporation, a publicly traded personal installment loan company. Mr. Vassalluzzo brings to the Board his advocacy for the priorities of long-termism and intrinsic value per share, his appreciation and understanding of the perspectives of our other long-term shareholders, and his experience on the boards and compensation committees of other publicly traded companies.