Catherine E. Buggeln

Director at Five Below

Ms. Buggeln has served as a director since March 2015. Ms. Buggeln has been a consultant to various retailers since 2004. Since 2012, Ms. Buggeln has exclusively provided consulting services to Irving Place Capital Management, L.P., a private equity firm focused on making equity investments in middle-market companies. Ms. Buggeln formerly served as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and New Business Development at Coach, Inc., a leading marketer of modern classic American accessories, from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Buggeln is a director of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., where she serves on the audit committee and as Chairwoman of the leadership and corporate governance committee. She serves as a director on the boards of two private equity owned companies, Noble Biomaterials, Inc. and cabi. She also previously served as a director of The Timberland Company in 2011 and the Vitamin Shoppe from 2009 to 2017. Ms. Buggeln’s extensive experience in the retail industry, in both managerial and director roles, led to the conclusion that she should serve as a director of Five Below.


  • Director

    Current role