Executives and directors

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Ravi Saligram
Ravi Saligram - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and director of the board

Ravi Saligram was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a director of Ritchie Bros. in July 2014. Prior to joining Ritchie Bros., Mr. Saligram was CEO, President and a member of the board of directors of OfficeMax Incorporated, (2010 – 2013), an omnichannel provider of workplace products, services and solutions. From 2003 through November 2010, Mr. Saligram served in executive management positions with ARAMARK Corporation, a global food services company, including President of ARAMARK International and Chief Globalization Officer and Executive Vice President of ARAMARK Corporation. From 1994 through 2002, Mr. Saligram served in various capacities for the InterContinental Hotels Group, a global hospitality company, including: President of Brands and Franchise for North America; Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director, Global Strategy; President, International; and, President, Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, Mr. Saligram held various general and brand management roles at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in the United States and overseas. Mr. Saligram earned an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an electrical engineering degree from Bangalore University, India. Mr. Saligram serves on the board of Church & Dwight Co., Inc., and sits on its Governance Committee.

Jim Barr
Jim Barr – Group President, Emerging Businesses, Brand Innovation and Technology Services

Jim Barr was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at OfficeMax, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's e-commerce business and for driving its multi-channel digital strategy. Mr. Barr has successfully developed and executed strategies to drive profitable growth in several senior level e-commerce positions. He has served as President of Sears Holdings Corporations' online division where he held full P&L accountability for multi-channel strategy and online sites such as sears.com and kmart.com, significantly growing these businesses. Prior to joining Sears, Mr. Barr held positions of increasing responsibility at Microsoft for 12 years, most recently serving as General Manager, Commerce & Marketplaces, where he launched and led several marketplace businesses, including comparison shopping, auctions, online classifieds listings and the Windows Marketplace; and General Manager, Business Development, MSN.

Mr. Barr is a graduate of Miami University and received a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Sharon Driscoll
Sharon Driscoll – Chief Financial Officer

Sharon Driscoll joined Ritchie Bros. in July 2015 as Chief Financial Officer, following 17 years of senior executive experience at companies such as Rexall Pharmacies Canada (Katz Group Canada), Sears Canada Inc. and Loblaw Companies Limited.  Most recently, Sharon was Executive Vice President and CFO at Katz Group Canada Ltd., where she was responsible for all financial operations, including capital allocation, financing strategies, treasury operations, regulatory compliance, risk management and financial talent development.  Prior to Katz Group, Ms. Driscoll was Senior Vice President and CFO of Sears Canada Inc., one of Canada's largest retailers.

Ms. Driscoll is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen's University.

Rob McLeod
Rob McLeod – Chief Business Development Officer

Rob McLeod began his career with Ritchie Bros. in 1993 as U.S. Controller and held various other positions in the Vancouver head office, including corporate controller. In 1999, Rob relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska to establish the Ritchie Bros. U.S. head office and in 2002, Rob relocated again, to Ritchie Bros.' office in the Netherlands, where he was Sr. Manager of Operations for Europe. Returning to the head office in Vancouver in 2005, Rob undertook various strategic projects before being appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2008. In July 2015, Rob was appointed Chief Business Development Officer, and now oversees all aspects of the Company's M&A strategy and sector-specific growth initiatives.

Mr. McLeod has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and received his Chartered Accountancy designation while working for KPMG.

Karl Werner
Karl Werner – Chief Operational Support & Development Officer, Interim Managing Director, Middle East

Karl Werner joined Ritchie Bros. in 1996 as Territory Manager for the Olympic Peninsula and Alaska. In 1999 he was appointed to Regional Manager for the Northwest US and in 2004 transferred to the company's corporate head office as Senior Manager, Strategic Projects. In 2005 he was appointed to Divisional Manager, Auction Operations. In 2008 he was appointed to VP of Auction Operations and most recently held the position of Chief Auction Operations Officer.

Mr. Werner came to Ritchie Bros. after 10 years of operating a heavy-haul transport company. He has a strong background in real estate development and operations management. Karl sits on advisory boards for various strategic partners.

Todd Wohler
Todd Wohler - Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Wohler joined Ritchie Bros. in January 2015, and brings over 20 years of experience across multiple geographies and industries. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech, Todd began his career at Schlumberger, a global oil and gas technology company, where he worked in many different branches of the company in the US, Paris, and London during his 20 year tenure. Todd has also served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Quintiles Transnational, as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at ARAMARK for ARAMARK's international business, and as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at United Water. Over the course of his career Todd has been instrumental in building global teams and organizations that have excellent track records of success. He has developed and implemented transformational HR strategies and recruited hundreds of executives and leaders for organizations across the globe in multiple industries.

Terry Dolan
Terry Dolan – President, U.S. and Latin America

Terry Dolan joined Ritchie Bros. as President, U.S. and Latin America in May 2015.  Prior to Ritchie Bros., Terry spent 15 years in executive leadership roles at industrial and machinery companies, including leading national sales, operations and marketing teams.  His experience has provided him with a strong background in the construction, agriculture and mining sectors.  Most recently, Terry was Executive Vice President, Global Commercial and Industrial and Mobile Products, at Generac – a leading manufacturer of industrial and residential generators and power products.  During his career at Generac, he also held the roles of Senior Vice President, Sales, where he led the sales efforts for the entire company; and Director, Sales and Business Development, Power Systems.

Mr. Dolan has also held executive positions at Boart Longyear, a drilling equipment manufacturer and service company to the mining sector, and Ingersoll Rand.  At Boart Longyear, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, where he led M&A.  At Ingersoll Rand he held several roles, including Vice President, Company Owned Stores and Remarketing, Construction Technologies, where he oversaw more than 800 employees and had direct responsibility over two businesses. Terry spent the first decade of his career at Case Corporation, where he excelled in numerous sales and operations roles and started the company's used equipment business. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Management and Communications, from Concordia University.

Randy Wall
Randy Wall – President, Canada

Randy Wall has been with Ritchie Bros. since 1988 and has held numerous head office and field management positions with the Company, including Manager of Auction Site Development, Manager of Training, Territory Manager, Managing Director of European and Middle Eastern Operations, and Senior Vice President responsible for the Company's operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Eastern half of North America. In 2002, Mr. Wall was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Randy served as President of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from 2005 to 2008, then enjoyed a brief semi-retirement (during which he continued his involvement with the company in sales training and Board advisory capacities) before re-joining the Company full time in 2013 as Chief Productivity Officer.

Mr. Wall is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Ritchie Bros. he worked several years with predecessor firms of KPMG as a Senior Tax Manager.

Jeroen Rijk
Jeroen Rijk – SVP, Managing Director, Europe

Jeroen Rijk has held progressively more senior roles at Ritchie Bros. since he began at company in 1995.  Most recently Mr. Rijk was Group Senior Vice President, Sales – Europe, and oversaw all sales and operations activities for Ritchie Bros. in 15 countries across Europe.  He was instrumental in building Ritchie Bros.' business in Southern Europe and developing a team of strong sales leaders in the region.  His past roles at the Company span many functions, including sales management, sales, yard operations and accounting.

Mr. Rijk has a Master's of Science degree in International Transport from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, as well as Bachelor degrees specializing in management. He speaks Dutch, English and Spanish fluently, and also understands German.

Kieran Holm
Kieran Holm – VP, Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Kieran Holm has over a decade of experience with Ritchie Bros., beginning his career at the company in 2004 in marketing department.  Mr. Holm has held progressively more senior positions, including Area Manager in Texas; Regional Manager in Chicago; and most recently, Vice President of Sales, North Central U.S.   Kieran has developed and executed strong sales growth strategies, managed high-performing sales teams and spearheaded Ritchie Bros.' expansion into auctioning real-estate assets.

Mr. Holm holds an MBA, specializing in finance, from McGill University, earned at the University's Tokyo, Japan, campus; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria (Canada). He speaks English, Japanese and French.