Governance at a Glance

Chair
Member
Board Members Audit Compensation Nominating and Corporate Governance

Christopher Dean

Audit
Nominating and Corporate Governance

Wesley Bryett

Matthew Hamilton

Audit
Compensation

Myles McCormick

Audit
Compensation

Jill Ramsey

Nominating and Corporate Governance

Kelly Thompson

Nominating and Corporate Governance
Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean serves as the Chairman of our Board and has served as a Managing Director at Summit since 2001, where he co-leads the Growth Products & Services team. Mr. Dean currently serves on the boards of Brooklinen, Champion Windows, EngageSmart, FORMA Brands, Quay Australia, Salient Partners, ShipMonk and Vestmark Financial. His prior directorships include Focus Financial Partners (NYSE: FOCS), Investor Management Services (acquired by RealPage, NASDAQ: RP), optionsXpress (NASDAQ: OXPS, acquired by Charles Schwab, NYSE: SCHW), Progressive Finance (acquired by Aaron’s, NYSE: AAN), PSC Info Group (acquired by Roark Capital), Senior Home Care (acquired by Oaktree Capital) and Sun Trading (acquired by Hudson Trading). Prior to his time at Summit, Mr. Dean worked for Morgan Stanley, J.H. Whitney & Co. and Sun Microsystems. Mr. Dean holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Wesley Bryett

Wesley Bryett

Wesley Bryett co-founded the Princess Polly online business in 2010 with Eirin Bryett. He has served as the company’s co-CEO since its founding. Prior to founding Princess Polly, Mr. Bryett founded a web consultancy firm, New Business Media, where he worked from 2004 until 2010. Mr. Bryett holds a Bachelor of Information Technology Degree from Griffith University Australia.

Matthew Hamilton

Matthew Hamilton

Matthew Hamilton has served as a Managing Director at Summit Partners since 2005, where he is focused on consumer-ecommerce, financial technology and services. His investment and board experience includes EngageSmart, Flow Traders (Euronext: FLOW), Focus Financial Partners (acquired by KKR and Stone Point Capital), FORMA Brands, Patriot Growth Insurance Services, Progressive Finance (acquired by Aaron’s), Quay Australia, Salient Partners, Snap Finance, Solo Stove, Telerik (acquired by Progress Software) and Vestmark Financial. Prior to his time at Summit, Mr. Hamilton worked for Senator Olympia Snowe in the United States Senate from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Hamilton holds a B.A. in Economics from Colby College.

Myles McCormick

Myles McCormick

Myles McCormick brings over a decade of experience in the fashion and beauty industry. Since August 2019, Mr. McCormick has served as CEO of FORMA Brands, an incubator, accelerator and curator of next-generation beauty brands. Prior to becoming the CEO of FORMA, Mr. McCormick co-founded Elevate BrandPartners with Summit Partners, and served as the company’s chairman and CEO from August 2016 to August 2019. In this capacity, Mr. McCormick led early investments in Morphe Cosmetics and Quay Australia. Prior to forming Elevate, he served as CFO, COO and CEO of Bare Escentuals between December 2004 and March 2012, where he was credited with leading the company through a $1.8 billion acquisition by Shiseido of Japan. Prior to joining Bare Escentuals, Mr. McCormick was the CFO of The Gymboree Corporation, a public children’s specialty retailer. Mr. McCormick also sits on the boards of FORMA Brands and Quay Australia. Mr. McCormick holds a B.S. in Economics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from Notre Dame de Namur University.

Jill Ramsey

Jill Ramsey

Jill Ramsey joined us in May 2020 as our CEO and currently serves as a director of a.k.a. Brands Holding Corp. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Ramsey served as Chief Product and Digital Revenue Officer at Macy’s, Inc. from December 2017 to April 2020, where she led macys.com and the Macy’s mobile app. During her tenure, she drove a transformational change toward a more digital, agile, data and customer centric culture. Prior to Macy’s, she served as a Vice President of Merchandising at eBay from November 2015 to December 2017, where she led all eBay vertical businesses (excluding automotive) and merchandising support functions. Ms. Ramsey also spent 15 years at Walmart in eCommerce, leading merchandising across various categories. Ms. Ramsey serves on the Board of Directors for Flexco, a global manufacturer of conveyor belt products. She also serves on their Governance and Compensation Committees. Ms. Ramsey holds an MBA in eCommerce and Strategy from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and received a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson currently serves on the Board of Directors for Turtle Beach Corporation, a leader in gaming accessories, and is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee, a position she has held since August 2019. She also serves on the Board of Directors for First Hawaiian, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, First Hawaiian Bank. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for Bolt Threads, a sustainable biomaterial solutions company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, Ms. Thompson served as SVP and COO at Samsclub.com, during which time she served as a member of the Sam’s Club Leadership Committee and was responsible for a multi-billion-dollar omnichannel P&L as well as the “Digital” strategic workstream. Prior to that, Ms. Thompson served as Senior Vice President, Global Category Development for Walmart eCommerce and Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Planning and Marketplace for Walmart.com for 8 years. Additionally, she spent 10 years in key merchandising leadership roles at Gap, Inc. Ms. Thompson holds a B.S. in Biology/Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.