Ronald (Ron) Marshall
Owner, Wildridge Capital Management LLC
A retail veteran with a reputation for turning companies around, Marshall is the former CEO of Borders Group, a role he held from 2009 to 2010. He began his retail career with another bookseller, Barnes & Noble, before moving to Pathmark Stores in 1994, where he helped rein in expenses and revive the supermarket chain as CFO. He joined troubled food distributor and retailer Nash Finch in 1998 and returned the company to profitability in his eight years at the helm. Borders hoped Marshall could help it emerge from a prolonged slump; he joined the company at the behest of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, the retailer's largest shareholder. The company subsequently remade its board, and Marshall oversaw three rounds of layoffs while reducing debt and cutting expenses. In January 2010, he resigned from Borders to become CEO of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, which lasted only through the year. Currently he is the CEO and Founder of Wildridge Capital Management LLC.