James  A. Mitarotonda

James A. Mitarotonda

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P.

Director since 2016, Member of the Finance Committee

James A. Mitarotonda has served as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P. (“Barington Capital”), an investment firm that he co-founded, since 1991. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Companies Investors, LLC, the general partner of a value-added activist investment fund, since 1999.

James is currently a director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc. and The Eastern Company, where he is the Chairman of its Board of Directors. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Queens College.

James previously served as a director of A. Schulman until 2018, The Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack until 2016, Ebix, Inc. until 2015, and The Jones Group Inc. until 2014. He also served as a director of Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp. until January 2018, as its Chief Executive Officer until 2015, and as its Chairman until 2017.