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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for steering KinderCare Learning Companies, Inc.™ towards its mission, helping to bring the organization’s vision to life through strategic decisions, policies, and initiatives.

Tom Wyatt

Tom Wyatt

Tom Wyatt is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KinderCare. Since becoming CEO in 2012, Tom has guided the company’s transformational turnaround. He was elected Chairman of the Board in September 2021. Tom’s career spans more than 30 years of leading successful consumer brands. Before joining KinderCare, Tom served as President of Gap Inc.’s Old Navy division from 2008 to 2012. Prior to working at Gap Inc., Tom held the position of President and CEO for Cutter & Buck, also serving on the Board of Directors for the publicly traded company. Before that, Tom spent more than 20 years with Vanity Fair Corporation, serving as President of Vanity Fair Intimates and Vanity Fair Intimates Coalition.

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Christine Deputy

Christine Deputy

Christine Deputy is Chief People Officer to Pinterest, Inc.’s more than 3,000 global employees. She has been in the role and a member of Pinterest’s executive team since May 2021. Christine brings two decades of human resources experience leading teams at iconic brands like Nordstrom, Barclays, and Starbucks. Previously at Nordstrom, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer, she supported more than 70,000 employees, helping the company reach many milestones such as achieving pay equity and pay parity and bringing diversity, inclusion and belonging into every part of the business. She was previously with Starbucks for 11 years at various senior levels, including Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific.

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Jean Desravines

Jean Desravines

Jean Desravines serves as the CEO of New Leaders, a national nonprofit organization that develops school and system leaders in more than 20 urban cities and 15 states. In his first year as CEO, Jean led New Leaders’ turnaround, enabling the organization to move from a budget deficit to an annual surplus that has been maintained over the past 10 years. During these same 10 years, the organization has dramatically scaled its impact by more than 400% and shifted its business model to allow for accelerated growth, revenue potential, and diverse partnership opportunities. Prior to New Leaders, Jean served as a senior counselor to NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein in the Bloomberg Administration and launched a $50 million program to hire 1,200+ staff to better engage parents and community members.

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Michael Gregg

Michael Gregg

Michael Gregg is a Managing Director at Partners Group and is a part of the Private Equity Services business unit of Partners Group, based in Denver. He is a member of the Private Equity Direct Leads Investment Committee and the Private Equity Direct Co-Investments in Services Investment Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the firm's portfolio companies KinderCare and Diversified Maintenance Services. He has been with Partners Group since 2019 and has 26 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at BlackRock, The Hartford, AXA Group and McKinsey & Company, as well as at multiple startup ventures.

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Mike Nuzzo

Mike Nuzzo

As Chief Operating Officer and President of Petco Services, Mike Nuzzo leads four major elements of Petco’s business: supply chain, real estate and construction, and the company’s veterinary, grooming and dog training services. Mike joined Petco in 2015 as EVP and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Petco, Mike served as Chief Administrative Officer at 4moms, a leading high-tech baby gear brand. Previously, Mike was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for General Nutrition Centers (GNC). He also served in various financial and operational leadership roles at Abercrombie & Fitch, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance.

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Ben Russell

Ben Russell

Ben Russell is a Senior Vice President at Partners Group and is part of the Private Equity Goods and Products business unit at Partners Group, based in Denver. He has 17 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at MBHE Holdings and Harris Williams.

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Joel Schwartz

Joel Schwartz

Joel Schwartz is Co-Head of the Private Equity Services business unit for Partners Group as well as a member of the Global Investment Committee, the Private Equity Direct Leads Investment Committee, and Co-Chairman of the Private Equity Direct Co-Investments in Services Investment Committee, based in New York. He serves on the Board of Directors of the firm's portfolio companies KinderCare Learning Centers, Form Technologies, Curvature and United States Infrastructure Corporation. He has been with Partners Group since 2013 and has 27 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and Angelo Gordon & Co., and a Partner at Apax Partners. Earlier in his career, Joel also worked at General Atlantic, McKinsey and Morgan Stanley.

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Alyssa Waxenberg

Alyssa Waxenberg

Alyssa Waxenberg is the Director of Digital Product, Consumer Marketing at Quest Diagnostics. She has led transformation and product teams to define the roadmaps and implementation of ecommerce and digital platforms from the ground up in the hospitality, retail, technology, and healthcare sectors. In addition, she has experience in both start-ups and global enterprise organizations (B2C and B2B), including Independent Pet Partners, IBM and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Prior to joining Starwood, Alyssa’s career included positions at advertising agencies, internet startups and media companies (e.g., OgilvyOne Worldwide, Williams Communications and Excite@Home) that focused on both traditional and online marketing, working with Fortune 500 brands.

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