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Executive Officers

Steven C. CooperSteven C. Cooper
CEO

Steven C. Cooper has served as a Director and the Company's Chief Executive Officer since 2006, and has served as President since 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Cooper served as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and from August 2000 to February 2001 as the Vice President of Finance; and from April 1999 to August 2000 as the Company's Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company in 1999, Mr. Cooper held various senior management positions with Deloitte & Touche LLP, providing professional services, and Albertsons, Inc., a NYSE-listed retail company.

Mr. Cooper has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations, finance, and accounting for the Company as well as in his prior career. Mr. Cooper is the only management member of the Board, thus his participation on the Board fulfills a critical communication and leadership role.


Patrick BeharellePatrick Beharelle
President & Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Beharelle is TrueBlue President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for leading sales and operations across the organization. Patrick had served as President and COO of TrueBlue’s Outsourcing Solutions group since June 2014 following TrueBlue’s acquisition of Seaton where Patrick was named CEO in 2009. While CEO at Seaton, the company experienced more than 95 percent customer retention and produced more than 20 percent annual organic revenue growth. Patrick has repeatedly been recognized as an industry leader, is a strong advocate of veterans-to-work programs and has participated in advisory meetings at the White House focused on reducing long-term unemployment. Prior to joining Seaton he held senior-level positions at Accenture and Spherion. Patrick received his MBA degree from The Wharton School.

Kimberly CannonKimberly A. Cannon
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Kimberly A. Cannon has served as the Company's Executive Vice President, Human Resources, since November 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Cannon served as Vice President, Human Resources, Talent Management and Reward Systems for T-Mobile USA from 2009 to 2010 and, between 2001 and 2009, held a variety of positions with Washington Mutual Bank including Senior Vice President of Talent, Organizational Development, Recruiting, and Total Rewards. Before this, Ms. Cannon was employed at Microsoft Corporation in numerous Human Resources roles from 1989 to 2000.


James DefebaughJames E. Defebaugh
Executive Vice President, General Counsel

James E. Defebaugh has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since 2006, after serving as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since joining the Company in 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Defebaugh held various positions with Kmart Holding Corporation, including Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer (2004-2005), Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer (2002-2004), Vice President and Corporate Secretary (2001-2002), and Vice President, Legal (2001). Mr. Defebaugh also served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Sears Holdings Corporation in 2005.


Derrek GaffordDerrek L. Gafford
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Derrek L. Gafford has served as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2006, after serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2005 and as the Company's Vice President of Finance and Accounting beginning in 2004. Mr. Gafford is a Certified Public Accountant and first joined the Company in 2002 serving as Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gafford served as Chief Financial Officer for Metropolitan Markets, a grocery retailer, from 2001 to 2002, and held a variety of finance positions with Albertsons and Deloitte & Touche.


Wayne LarkinWayne Larkin
President, Staffing Solutions

Wayne Larkin has served as Executive Vice President of Branch Operations since November 2011 while continuing his role as President of Labor Ready since May 2008. Prior to this position, he had been the Executive Vice President of Operations since 2007, and the Senior Vice President of Operations in 2006, after serving as a Regional Vice President of Operations since 2005. Mr. Larkin originally joined the Company as a District Manager in 1996 and was then promoted in 1998 to Area Director of Operations. Between 1999 and 2002, Mr. Larkin worked for Staffmark, serving first as a Business Development Manager and then as a General Manager. Mr. Larkin rejoined the Company in 2002. Prior to working for the Company, Mr. Larkin held various management positions with Avis Rent-A-Car.


Jesus UnzuetaJesus Unzueta
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jesus Unzueta joined TrueBlue, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in September 2014.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Unzueta was Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for Operating Platforms and Client Implementation at SIRVA, one of the world’s largest relocation and moving services companies.  In 2008, Mr. Unzueta founded and held the positions of Chief Information Officer and Chief Operations Officer for PlateTxt, Inc.  In 2006, Mr. Unzueta was Vice President of Operations and Information Technology for Convera, Inc., a vertical search services company.  Prior to his work at Convera, Mr. Unzueta was the Senior IT Director for Macromedia, Inc.  and a Director of IT Operations at Peregrine Systems, Inc. Mr. Unzueta was also the recipient of a 2014 InfoWorld “Technology Leadership Award” for technology creation and advancement.Mr.Unzueta is a former member of the United States Marine Corps and received his MBA from the University of Southern California.