Board Members

Andrew Miller Director iRobot

Andrew Miller

Chairman

Andrew Miller has served as chairman of the Board since January 2024 and previously served as lead independent director. He was appointed to the iRobot board in September 2016 and brings critical financial leadership as well as software, cloud infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) experience to iRobot. Andrew most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of PTC, a provider of software technology platforms and solutions, from early 2015 until May 2019. At PTC, he was responsible for global finance, tax and treasury, investor relations, information technology, pricing, corporate real estate, and customer administration. From 2008 to 2015, Andrew served as chief financial officer of Cepheid, a high-growth molecular diagnostics company, where he built world-class finance and information technology teams and a nationally recognized investor relations program. Andrew has also served in financial leadership roles at Autodesk, MarketFirst Software, Cadence Design Systems, and Silicon Graphics. In addition to his service on the iRobot Board of Directors, Andrew serves as a director on the boards of Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT), a global software and cloud provider of Actionable Intelligence solutions, and Vontier Corporation (NYSE: VNT), a global industrial technology company focused on smarter transportation and mobility. He is a former director of United Online. Andrew holds a B.S. in Commerce with an emphasis in Accounting from Santa Clara University and was a CPA.


Board Experience
Director, Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT), Vontier Corporation (NYSE: VNT); Former director of United Online


Senior Leadership Experience
Former EVP and CFO of PTC; EVP and CFO of Cepheid; VP Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Autodesk; SVP and CFO of MarketFirst Software; VP Finance of Cadence Design; VP Finance and Corporate Controller of Adaptive Broadband.

Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

Director

Gary Cohen is chief executive officer at iRobot and has served as a director since May 2024. With more than 25 years of executive leadership and turnaround experience, Gary has successfully driven enterprise-wide transformation and brand growth at Fortune 500 and privately held companies in both consumer and B2B segments. He has a history of leading successful turnarounds, most recently at Qualitor Automotive. There, he led a successful transformation as CEO and board director from 2015 – 2022, increasing sales and profits by approximately 100% through the design of proprietary wiper technologies, improved supply chain operations, and the implementation of an omnichannel strategy that allowed the business to scale distribution globally. Prior to Qualitor Automotive, Gary served as CEO at Timex from 2011 – 2013, where he led an $800 million multi-brand business and global team of 5,000 employees, increasing sales through the development of a advertising platform as well as a blueprint for product innovation and restructuring of its product portfolio. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at Energizer from 2007 – 2010, Playtex from 2006 – 2007 and Gillette from 1988 – 2006, where he acquired extensive experience in the areas of sales and marketing, product development and design, brand building, global omnichannel strategies, retail, manufacturing, supply chain and M&A. At Playtex. Mr. Cohen was part of a turnaround team that led the sale of Playtex to Energizer for $1.16 billion in 2007. At Gillette, Mr. Cohen played an integral role in new product innovation and advertising, growing Oral-B global sales from $1 billion to $1.8 billion and launching the Mach3, one of the company’s largest global razor introductions.


Board Experience
Director of FIXE; former director of Qualitor Automotive; former director of Timex.


Senior Leadership Experience
At Qualitor Automotive, Gary was CEO from 2015 until 2022. At Timex, Gary was CEO from 2011 until 2013. At Energizer, Gary was General Manager and VP of the Playtex Business Unit. At Playtex, Gary was SVP & Executive Officer. At Procter & Gamble, where he was employed from 1988 until 2006, Gary held various VP, General Manager and global management roles.

 

 

Karen Golz Board of Directors iRobot

Karen M. Golz

Chair of the Audit Committee

Karen was appointed to iRobot’s board of directors in November 2021. She is also a board and audit committee member of Analog Devices, Inc., Aspen Technology, Inc. and Osteon Holdings/Exactech. She is also senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group’s Audit and Risk Committee. Karen is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and was recognized by Women Inc. magazine as a 2019 Most Influential Corporate Director. Prior to her board service, Karen was a senior leader of Ernst & Young (EY) where she led the global professional practice and independence groups. She is an ethical and solutions-oriented leader with extensive international experience. Karen has worked with large global organizations and high-growth companies on complex issues in accounting, auditing, financial and corporate reporting, internal control, regulatory, risk, securities registrations, initial public offerings and ethics matters. Karen serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Illinois Foundation including on the Audit Committee and as Chair of the Investment Policy Committee. She was named Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Illinois, Gies College of Business in 2017. Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with Highest Honors.


Board Experience
Director and audit committee member of Analog Devices, Inc., Aspen Technology, Inc. and Osteon Holdings/Exactech. She is also senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group’s Audit and Risk Committee, and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. In addition to these roles, she also serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Illinois Foundation as Chair of the Investment Policy Committee.


Senior Leadership Experience
Former senior leader of Ernst & Young (EY) where she led the global professional practice and independence groups. Regarded as an ethical and solutions-oriented leader with extensive international experience.

 

Dr. Ruey Bin Kao Director iRobot

Dr. Ruey-bin Kao

Director

Dr. Ruey-Bin Kao has served as a director since June 2018. He has more than 30 years of expertise in technology, telecommunication, corporate governance, and consumer business. Dr. Kao has held senior leadership roles, driving revenue growth and profitability, at numerous global companies, including Telstra Corporation Ltd. (“Telstra”) (Chief Executive Officer, Greater China), Applied Materials China (President, China), China Hewlett-Packard Co. Ltd (China Managing Director / General Manager of Enterprise Business), Motorola, Inc. (China Chairman / President) and AT&T Bell Laboratories (Business and Product Marketing Manager). Most recently, from January 2014 to December 2017, Dr. Kao served as the Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, at Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, where his management responsibilities included building strategic partnerships to enhance the company’s brand, as well as developing and executing an effective growth strategy by identifying areas of potential in the rapidly evolving Greater China market. Dr. Kao was formerly a director of China Telecommunications Corporation, China National Travel Services Group Corporation Ltd. and Shenhua Group Corporation Ltd. (now known as China Energy Investment Corporation Ltd.). Dr. Kao holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Tamkang University, master’s degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Delaware and a doctorate degree of Business Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Board Experience
Former director of Want Want China Holdings Ltd. (HKEX: 151); China National Travel Services Group Corporation Ltd.; Autohome, Inc. (NYSE: ATHM) and Shenhua Group Corporation Ltd. (now known as China Energy Investment Corporation Ltd.).


Senior Leadership Experience
Former CEO, Greater China, of Telstra; China Country President of Applied Materials; China Managing Director / General Manager of the Enterprise Business at China Hewlett-Packard Co. Ltd; China Chairman / President of Motorola, Inc.; Business and Product Marketing Manager at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Eva Manolis

Eva Manolis

Director

Eva Manolis has served as a director since July 2019. She brings more than 30 years of product development and global ecommerce experience within the consumer technology space to the iRobot board. Eva served in a variety of executive roles at Amazon.com, Inc. from 2005 through 2016 where she was successful in developing and growing customer adoption of technologies, products, programs and services across a variety of categories including consumer electronics. Most recently, Eva served as vice president of consumer shopping at Amazon.com, Inc. from 2010 until 2016 with responsibility for worldwide innovative shopping experiences, including the development of features and services for the company’s mobile app and website on a global scale. Prior to that, Eva served as vice president of web and mobile retail applications from 2008 to 2010 and vice president of global retail applications from 2005 to 2008. Eva also founded Shutterfly, Inc. in 1999 and served as executive vice president of products, services and strategy until 2002. At Shutterfly, she was responsible for the vision, architecture, design and development of the company’s website from inception to profitability. In addition to her service on the iRobot board of directors, she also currently serves on the board of directors at Fair Isaac Corporation and previously served on the board of directors at Shutterfly, Inc.


Board Experience
Director of Fair Isaac Corporation; former director of Shutterfly.


Senior Leadership Experience
At Amazon.com, Eva was VP of consumer shopping at Amazon.com, Inc. from 2010 until 2016; VP of web and mobile retail applications from 2008 – 2010 and VP of global retail applications from 2005 – 2008. Eva also founded Shutterfly, Inc. in 1999 and served as EVP of products, services and strategy until 2002.

Julien Mininberg

Julien Mininberg

Director

Julien Mininberg has served as director since June 2024 and brings a wealth of global consumer product experience in areas including sales, marketing, retail, finance, mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructuring, strategic planning and corporate turnarounds. Mr. Mininberg has built and led domestic and international organizations in the consumer space for more than 30 years, consistently increasing profitability and positioning them for growth. He is seasoned in all aspects of the consumer goods industry and is known as a consumer-centric and people-first leader. Over the past ten years, Mr. Mininberg served as CEO at Helen of Troy, leading a successful transformation of the business and organization. He previously served as President and CEO of Kaz, which was later acquired by Helen of Troy. Prior to Kaz, he spent 15 years at Procter and Gamble, where he held various roles in general management and marketing. His public company board experience includes ten years on the board of directors at Helen of Troy and two years on the board of directors at SpartanNash. In addition, Mr. Mininberg is a senior advisor to the private equity firm L Catterton and serves on the board of advisors for Yale School of Management. He holds a BA and MBA from Yale University.


Board Experience
Director of SpartanNash; former director of Helen of Troy.


Senior Leadership Experience
At Helen of Troy, Julien was CEO from 2014 until 2024. At Kaz, Inc., he was CEO from 2010 until 2011; President from 2007 until 2010; EVP and General Manager from 2006 until 2007 and Chief Marketing Officer in 2006. Julien also held several leadership roles in general management and marketing at Procter & Gamble, where he was employed from 1990 until 2005.

 

 

Michelle V. Stacy Director iRobot

Michelle V. Stacy

Chair of the Compensation and Talent Committee

Michelle V. Stacy has served as a director since August 2014. During her five-year tenure as president at Keurig Inc., a division of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., from 2008 to 2013, the company’s revenue grew from $493 million in 2008 to $4.3 billion for 2013. Michelle is also a lead executive director of Coravin, Inc., and is currently a director of LCP Edge Holdco, LLC (HydraFacial) and Bellwether Coffee Co., and is a former director of Young Innovations Inc., and Tervis Inc. She is a recognized expert on identifying strategies to successfully build top line growth for global brands. She holds a B.S. from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Management from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management – Northwestern University, and is bilingual in French and English.


Board Experience
Lead Executive Director of Coravin, Inc., LCP Edge Holdco, LLC (HydraFacial) and Bellwether Coffee Co., former director of Flex Pharma, Inc., Young Innovations Inc., Tervis Tumbler Company and the French Cultural center (a non-profit).


Senior Leadership Experience
Formerly president of Keurig, Inc.; managing partner of ArchPoint Consulting from 2007 to 2008, and VP and GM with Gillette/Proctor & Gamble.