Mr. John W. Childs is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. He co- founded the firm in 1995. Mr. Childs is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at JWC Acquisition Corp. Prior to this, he served as a Senior Managing Director at the Thomas H. Lee Company (“THL”) from 1991 to June 1995 and a Managing Director from 1987 to 1990. At THL, Mr. Childs was responsible for originating, analyzing, negotiating, and managing leveraged buyout transactions its funds. He was employed at THL since 1987. Prior to joining THL for 17 years, Mr. Childs was with the Prudential Insurance Company of America where he held various executive positions in the investment area, ultimately serving as a Senior Managing Director in charge of the Capital Markets Group. In that position, from 1984 to 1987, Mr. Childs was responsible for Prudential’s approximately $77 billion fixed income portfolio, including all of the Capital Markets Group's investments in leveraged acquisitions. He has been a Director at American Safety Razor Co. since April 23, 1999 in connection with the Acquisition and Pinnacle Foods Group Inc. since March 19, 2004. Mr. Childs is a Director at Advantage Sales and Marketing, Quality Farm and Country, Inc., Chevys, Inc., Beltone Electronics Corporation, Sunny Delight, Desa Holdings Corporation, Pan Am International Flight Academy, Inc., Mattress Firm, CHG Healthcare Services, SIMCOM, Central Tractor Farm & Country, Inc., Cinnabon, Inc., Select Beverages, Inc., and the Edison Project. Mr. Childs serves as a Director at Edison Schools, Inc., Bass Pro Inc., DESA International Inc., The Hartz Mountain Corporation, The NutraSweet Company, and Esselte AB. Previously, he served as a Director at Big V Supermarkets, Inc. since December 1990 and Director of Quality Store, Inc. Mr. Childs received an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Yale University.