Former CEO, francesca’s & Signet Jewelers
Michael W. Barnes, also known as Mike, served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation from December 4, 2014 to May 17, 2016. Mr. Barnes served as the Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited from January 30, 2011 until October 31, 2014. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Fossil Inc. from January 1, 2007 to November 23, 2010. He served as the President of International and Special Markets Division of Fossil Inc. from October 2000 to 2006 and Executive Vice President from 1995 to October 2000. He served various other executive capacities at Fossil since 1985. Mr. Barnes was part of the management team that took Fossil public in 1993 and contributed to the continuing financial success of the business. During his varied executive roles, Mr. Barnes developed diverse functional expertise. He has had substantial leadership experience, with responsibilities including overseeing state-of-the-art international sourcing and supply chain operations, leading strategic business development, human resource expertise, company acquisitions, organizational structuring and managing diverse business relationships. He served as Director of Signet Jewelers Limited from January 30, 2011 until October 31, 2014. He served as a Director of Darden Restaurants, Inc from June 19, 2012 until October 10, 2014. Mr. Barnes served as Director of Fossil, Inc. from February 1993 to November 23, 2010.