Robert Bartlett is our Chief Executive Officer. He also has served as a member of the Board since February 2023. Mr. Bartlett retired in 2006 as Chairman of the Board of Advanced Marketing Services, a major distributor of books and media to warehouse clubs worldwide. Since 1995, he has been the founder and Managing Director of Combined Resources International, a manufacturer and distributor of picture frames, cork erase boards, and children’s furniture to warehouse clubs in the United States and Canada. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Vice President, Divisional Manager at Anderson Chamberlain, Inc., an in-house general merchandise and food broker for Costco’s warehouse clubs worldwide. From 1990 to 1993, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations, Merchandising, Traffic and Distribution with Source Club, Inc., a division of Meijer Stores. From 1989 to 1990, he served as Executive Vice President Merchandising, Operations, Traffic and Distribution with The Wholesale Club, Inc. until it was sold to Walmart in 1990. Prior to that, from 1981 to 1989, he was Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Traffic and Distribution at The Price Company, Inc., the first membership warehouse club in the United States, which later merged with Costco. He served in the United States Army after being drafted in 1965. He served as an artillery surveyor/training non-commissioned officer for an artillery battalion of the 7th Army in Europe, after which he was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant (E-5) in 1967. After discharge, he attended junior college under the GI Bill.