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
SOPHIE A. GASPERMENT has served as Senior Advisor to Boston Consulting Group since November 2019, where her primary focus is to support their Consumer and Digital Acceleration practices. Ms. Gasperment previously held multiple senior management positions at L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, from September 1986 to November 2018. This included 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. More recently, from January 2014 to November 2018, Ms. Gasperment was L’Oréal's Group General Manager leading Strategic Prospective and Financial Communication. Since June 2010, Ms. Gasperment has served on the board of Accor, a CAC40 publicly traded company and a world leader in hospitality, and is currently Chair of that board's Appointments, Compensation and CSR Committee and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee. Since May 2018, Ms. Gasperment has served on the supervisory board of D’Ieteren, a Euronext-listed global company, and is a member of the Appointments and Compensation Committee. Since December 2018, Ms. Gasperment has also served on the board of Kingfisher plc, a FTSE 100 Home Improvement international company, and is currently Chair of that board's Responsible Business Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee. Ms. Gasperment has been elected, effective September 2020, to the board of directors of Givaudan SA, the world leading flavour and fragrances company that is publicly traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Cimpress plc, Ms. Gasperment serves on the supervisory board of Vistaprint B.V., a wholly owned Dutch subsidiary of Cimpress. Ms. Gasperment brings to Cimpress' Board her leadership and strategy skills and perspective, her international brand-building expertise, her experience of digital transformation and acceleration, her acumen in both consumer goods and retail, as well as her experience on the boards of other public companies and her broader business experience in multi-cultural environments.
John J. Gavin Jr.
JOHN J. GAVIN, JR. serves on the board of 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, and as Chief Financial Officer of Navisite, Inc., a provider of information technology hosting, outsourcing and professional services, from April 2004 through December 2006. Prior to Navisite, Mr. Gavin served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cambridge Technology Partners and Data General Corporation. Mr. Gavin also spent ten years at Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), an accounting firm, in various accounting and audit positions including as Senior Manager in charge of multi-national audits. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Cimpress plc, Mr. Gavin also serves on the supervisory board of Vistaprint B.V., a wholly owned Dutch subsidiary of Cimpress. Mr. Gavin brings to Cimpress' Board his extensive experience as chief financial officer of several growing companies, his experience on the boards of other public companies, and ten years as an independent auditor. Mr. Gavin is a certified public accountant.
Zachary S. Sternberg
ZACHARY S. 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. Spruce House is a large investor in Cimpress, plc and has been a shareholder of Cimpress since 2011. Mr. Sternberg also serves on the boards of directors of Victoria PLC, an international manufacturer and distributor of innovative flooring products, and GTT Communications, Inc., the owner/operator of a global Tier 1 internet network and provider of a comprehensive suite of cloud networking services. Mr. Sternberg brings to Cimpress' 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.
SCOTT J. VASSALLUZZO is a Managing Member of Prescott General Partners LLC ("PGP"), an investment adviser registered with the SEC that is a large investor of Cimpress plc. 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) and was a certified public accountant. Mr. Vassalluzzo serves on the boards of directors of Credit Acceptance Corporation, an auto finance company providing automobile loans and other related financial products, and World Acceptance Corporation, a personal installment loan company. Mr. Vassalluzzo brings to Cimpress' 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 board committees of other publicly traded companies.