Why Redesign Ethan Allen?


  • Shareholders of Ethan Allen have suffered years of underperformance versus the Company’s own selected proxy peers under the leadership of Chairman and CEO Farooq Kathwari and its Board of Directors
  • It is our belief that these underlying issues can be traced to one root cause: namely poor corporate governance
  • We believe Ethan Allen is a company rife with poor governance practices in the form of a stale and entrenched board led by what in our opinion is the prototypical “Imperial CEO”


We believe that Ethan Allen is in desperate need of a new and improved Board comprised of highly-qualified individuals capable of bringing fresh perspective and new ideas to the Company. We believe the following candidates possess the experience and acumen necessary to effect change in a manner that would create significant value for all shareholders.

Edward Glickman

Former President of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust

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Kathy Herbert
Former Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Albertson’s, Inc.

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Richard Mansouri
Managing Director at Sandell Asset Management Corp.

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Annelise Osborne

Senior Vice President at Moody’s Investor Service

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Ken Pilot

Former President of ABC Carpet & Home

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Alex Wolf

Former Partner/Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

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