Gary Kusin


Mr. Kusin is a private investor, business advisor and entrepreneur. He serves as Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board for Treehouse. Mr. Kusin advises an array of public companies, private companies and private equity firms, including TPG Capital, Leonard Green Partners and Hicks Holdings, on strategic, management and growth issues. He co-founded two companies, Babbage’s, operating now as GameStop (NYSE: GME), and Laura Mercier Cosmetics which today are well known global brands. Mr. Kusin served from 2001 to 2006 as president and chief executive officer of Kinko’s, today operating as FedEx Office. He was responsible for the turnaround, strategic growth and transformation of Kinko’s and oversaw the ultimate sale to FedEx. An Inc. magazine “Entrepreneur of Year” award winner, Mr. Kusin serves on the board of directors for Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), Savers, Inc., FleetPride and Taco Bueno. Mr. Kusin’s community activities include the St. Mark’s School of Texas Board of Trustees, Dallas Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) chairman, Dallas Citizen’s Council board of directors, the Southwestern Medical School Foundation and as chairman of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas McComb’s School of Business. A member of the University of Texas McComb’s School of Business Hall of Fame, Mr. Kusin earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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