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John J. Mahoney

Former Chief Financial Officer and Retired Vice Chairman, Staples

John Mahoney joined the Bloomin’ Brands Board in May of 2012 and currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. 

Mr. Mahoney is an accomplished financial executive with large-cap public company experience. He gained substantial expertise in corporate finance, financial reporting and management, accounting and auditing, and risk management from a 15-year tenure at Staples, Inc., and a 20-year career at Ernst & Young LLP. He served as the Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. from January 2006 until his retirement in July 2012 and was the Company's Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2012. He also served as its Executive Vice President from 1996 to 2006 and Chief Administrative Officer from 1997 to 2006. Prior to Staples, Inc., Mr. Mahoney was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, where he held various roles in its National Office Accounting and Auditing groups from 1975 to 1996. 

Mr. Mahoney currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chico's FAS, Inc. a clothing retailer, where he chairs the Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits Committee and also serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Mahoney previously served as Chair of the Board of Burlington Stores, Inc., and as a board member of The Michael’s Companies, Inc. and Zipcar, Inc. 

Mr. Mahoney earned an undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Northeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Independent Director