Keynote Address: David Brandon

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David A. Brandon, Chairman & CEO, Toys"R"Us

David A. Brandon joined Toys“R”Us, Inc. in July 2015 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He leads the organization of 62,000 employees in leveraging the strength of the Toys“R”Us brand and positioning the global franchise of more than 1,800 stores in 38 countries for long-term profitable growth.

Brandon has deep experience in growing businesses, developing talent and building high-performance cultures that enable organizations to create and capture value. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Domino’s Pizza for 11 years, he led the company to unprecedented profit growth and the successful completion of the largest initial public offering in restaurant history, which subsequently doubled Domino’s enterprise value to $2.5 billion. Brandon has remained Chairman of the Board of Domino’s as the company has further grown its value to over $7 billion.

Prior to his tenure at Domino’s, Brandon served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Valassis Communications for nine years, a period during which he made significant improvements in its operational performance and led the company’s transition from a private family-owned business to a publicly-traded industry leader of media and marketing services. Earlier in his career, Brandon spent five years with Procter & Gamble Co., one of the leading providers of consumer packaged goods worldwide, in roles of increasing responsibility. He most recently served for nearly five years as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for his alma mater, the University of Michigan.

Brandon received a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Michigan, where he attended on a football scholarship and was the member of three Big Ten Championship tea In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of Domino’s, currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of DTE Energy Company and Herman Miller, Inc.