Warren B. Phelps III
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board
Warren B. Phelps III has been a director since September 2007 and Chairman of the Board since August 2017. Since January 2013, he has served as Executive Chairman of Empower RF Systems, a developer and manufacturer of high power RF amplifiers for the defense and commercial markets. Warren joined the Board of Empower in February 2007, and served as its Chairman and CEO from October 2009 to January 2013. Since May of 2017, Warren has also served on the Board of Luna Innovations, a developer and manufacturer of high-speed optical test products for the commercial and defense markets. From 2000 until his retirement in September 2006, Warren served in several executive positions for Spirent Communications plc, a leading communications technology company, most recently as President of the Performance Analysis-Broadband Division. From 1996 to 2000, Warren was at Netcom Systems, a provider of network test and measurement equipment, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Warren held executive positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at MICOM Communications, and various financial management roles at Burroughs/Unisys Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Lawrence University.
Warren holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
We believe that Warren is qualified to serve as both a Board member and as the financial expert of our Audit Committee due to his extensive experience as a President and Chief Executive Officer of a variety of companies in the technology industry, as well as his experience in financial management roles, including the creation and oversight of internal controls, preparation of financial statements, and coordination of the audits for public companies.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Lev Peker has been CarParts.com’s Chief Executive Officer and a Director since January 2019. As CEO, Lev’s focus has been on executing a complete turnaround of the company, building the business into a technology-driven ecommerce platform to keep drivers on the road.
Lev previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Adorama Camera, Inc., a leading online destination for photography, imaging, and consumer electronics, from August 2015 to December 2018. Prior to that time, he was the Senior Director and General Manager of eCommerce Strategy and Operations of Sears Holding Corporation, a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services, from August 2014 to July 2015. From April 2008 to July 2014, Lev served in various roles at US Auto Parts (former company name of CarParts.com, Inc.), including as Vice President and General Manager of Online Marketplaces from June 2013 to July 2014, as Director and General Manager of Online Marketplaces from March 2009 to June 2013, and as Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis from April 2008 to March 2009. As a Director, Lev has applied his invaluable ecommerce and leadership experience, as well as an intimate knowledge of CarParts.com’s financial and operational status gained through his various roles at the company, to guide the business in a new direction.
Lev holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Southern California and an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Certified Public Accountant for the State of California.
Lev is married to Inna Trosman, and they have three wonderful children. Lev met Inna when they were in high school, and they’ve been together ever since.
Henry Maier has been a director since April 2021. Since 2013, Henry has been President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Ground, a $16.6 billion subsidiary of FedEx Corp. As the leader of FedEx Ground, he has developed a deep and strong skill set relating to strategy development and execution. Prior to assuming this role in 2013, Henry held various other senior executive roles in the areas of marketing, communications and strategic planning.
Henry holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan. He also holds board positions with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and Kansas City Southern (KCS), a publicly traded transportation holding company with railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama.
We believe Henry is qualified to serve on the Board due to his extensive executive leadership skills, which will strengthen the Board’s ability to oversee the execution of our Company’s strategy and his extensive leadership experience within the logistics and transportation industry.
In addition to serving as CIO for USSOCOM – where she oversees a $1.2 billion budget and an IT system including cloud infrastructure, mobility, satellite and terrestrial communications, and DevSeCops agile software development supporting artificial intelligence and machine learning – Dr. Costa was a member of multiple Defense Science Boards, invented the first fully spherical immersive digital video system, and has advised Presidential Transition Teams on national security issues. She served on the board of Hire Our Heroes and has advised Fortune 500 companies, including Target, Hilton, Starbucks, Cheniere, and FedEx, on data analytics and cybersecurity. She is also an honoree of the James Schlesinger Award for Service to Our Nation.
Nanxi Liu is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Enplug, a leading digital display software company used by Fortune 500 companies, and was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 and Fortune's 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. Nanxi also serves on the Board of Advisors for Covington Capital, which manages $3 billion, and is a Partner at XFactor Ventures, where she invests in women-founded startups. In 2019, Nanxi was appointed as one of five voting members to the California Department of Motor Vehicles' New Motor Vehicle Board.
Jay K. Greyson was appointed Director on June 17, 2014. Jay currently serves as Co-Founder, Partner, Managing Director, and Principal of Supply Chain Equity Partners, a committed capital private equity fund dedicated exclusively to the distribution and supply chain industry. Jay also currently serves as Managing Director and Principal for Vetus Partners, an investment bank, and as Chief Compliance Officer of Vetus Securities, a registered broker dealer. Before co-founding Supply Chain Equity Partners, Jay established and led practice groups at Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, a regional investment banking firm. Over his career, Jay has held various operating company roles, including General Manager, National Sales Manager, Product Manager, and Marketing Manager, as well as having served on a number of boards.
Jay holds a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Jim Barnes currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of enVista, LLC, a supply chain and unified commerce consulting firm, where he has served since he co-founded enVista in 2002. Prior to founding enVista, he was the Executive Vice President and co-founder of Q4 Logistics. He has spent the last 25 years deploying supply chain and enterprise solutions and synchronizing material and information flow for Fortune 500 brands and retail companies.
Jim holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.