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Apex Global Brands Inc (APEX.OQ)

APEX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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21 Oct 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jess Ravich

61 2011 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Howard Siegel

63 2010 President, Chief Operating Officer

Henry Stupp

54 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Brink

56 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Evan Hengel

2018 Director

Patti Johnson

2019 Director

Carol Baiocchi

67 2017 Independent Director

Keith Hull

65 1995 Independent Director

Dwight Mamanteo

49 2018 Independent Director

Patricia Nir

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jess Ravich

Mr. Jess Marshall Ravich is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Cherokee Inc., since January 2011. Mr. McClain served as chief financial officer of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, from November 2015 to September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. McClain served as the chief financial officer of The Jones Group Inc., a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 25 brands, from July 2007 until the sale of the company to Sycamore Partners in April 2014. From April 2014 to August 2014, he continued to provide senior advisory services related to financial operations to The Jones Group Inc. Prior to that, Mr. McClain held a number of roles at Avis Budget Group, Inc. formerly Cendant Corporation, a global provider of travel and real estate services. He joined Cendant Corporation in September 1999, serving as the senior vice president, finance and corporate controller until 2006. From July 2006 to 2007, Mr. McClain served as the chief accounting officer of Avis Budget Group and chief operating officer of Cendant Finance Holdings. Mr. McClain previously held leadership roles at Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and ITT Corporation. Mr. McClain has served as a trustee of Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG), a real estate investment trust, since June 2015, and on the board of directors of Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE), a casual clothing, accessories, footwear and home products retailer, since May 2014, and Nine West Holdings, a designer, marketer and wholesaler of apparel, footwear and accessories, from April 2014 until October 2015. Mr. McClain holds a B.S degree in accounting from Lehigh University.

Howard Siegel

Mr. Howard Siegel is President, Chief Operating Officer of Cherokee Inc. Mr. Siegel has been employed by us since January 1996, starting as Vice President of Operations and Administration, becoming President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2010. Prior to January 1996, Mr. Siegel had a long tenure in the apparel business industry working as a senior executive for Federated Department stores and Carter Hawley Hale Broadway stores. Mr. Siegel attended the University of Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.

Henry Stupp

Mr. Henry Stupp is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cherokee Inc., since August 2010. Prior to joining Cherokee, Mr. Stupp was a co-founder of Montreal-based Novel Teez Designs, later known as NTD Apparel USA LLC, a leading licensee of entertainment, character, sport and branded apparel, and a supplier to many major North American retailers, having most recently served as President of NTD Apparel USA LLC from 2005 until 2010. During his tenure with NTD Apparel USA, Mr. Stupp successfully identified, negotiated, and introduced many well-known licenses and brands to a broad retail audience. In addition, Mr. Stupp is currently serving a two year term as a Director of the International Licensing Industry Merchandiser's Association. In addition, Mr. Stupp attended Concordia University where he majored in Economics.

Steven Brink

Mr. Steven L. Brink has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 2, 2018. Most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Raj Manufacturing LLC, a fashion swimwear company, from January 2017 until December 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Brink served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of NYDJ Apparel, LLC, a women’s apparel company, from September 2008 until May 2016. Mr. Brink also previously served as Vice President of Finance for the first three months and later as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Quiksilver Inc., an international apparel company, from July 1996 until April 2007, and as Senior Manager in the TRADE Group of Deloitte & Touche, LLP from 1985 until June 1996. Mr. Brink is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from California State University at Los Angeles.

Evan Hengel

Mr. Evan Hengel is Director of the Company. Mr. Hengel is a managing director at Berkeley Research Group in the BRG Corporate Finance group where he has served since 2007. He has experience advising management, boards of directors, and other stakeholders through restructuring and mergers and acquisition processes as both an advisor and interim executive. His clients include companies operating in the apparel and consumer products industries, as well as healthcare, technology and entertainment. Mr. Hengel received a B.S. with Honors from the University of Kansas.

Patti Johnson

Ms. Patti Johnson is Director of the Company. Ms. Johnson brings to Cherokee's Board of Directors over thirty years of financial and accounting experience at both public and private companies within the retail sector. Most recently, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Charlotte Russe, a women's clothing company, from 2010 to 2018. Prior to that time, Ms. Johnson held senior financial positions at numerous companies including Senior Vice President of Finance at Petco from 2008 to 2010, Chief Financial Officer for Old Navy, a division of Gap, Inc., from 2003 to 2007 and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance for Kohl's Department Stores from 1998 to 2003. Ms. Johnson received her BA from California State University, Fullerton and holds a Certified Public Accounting license from the state of California.

Carol Baiocchi

Ms. Carol Baiocchi is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Baiocchi currently serves as a director of Two Ten Footwear Foundation, a charitable foundation that offers assistance to the footwear industry community. She formerly served as chairman and vice-chair for the foundation. Ms. Baiocchi is also co-founder of the Women in Footwear Industry (WIFI) Community Initiative and currently serves as co-director. From 2009 to 2016, Ms. Baiocchi served as senior vice president, footwear for Kohl’s Corporation. During her tenure, she led merchandising and creation for licensed brands, increasing the retailer’s penetration in fashion footwear and expanding the athletic footprint. From 1994 to 2009, Ms. Baiocchi served as vice president/divisional merchandise manager, women’s footwear at Macy’s West, a division of Macy’s Inc., where she planned and executed merchandising and product development throughout the company’s multiple store group consolidations. Ms. Baiocchi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University.

Keith Hull

Mr. Keith M. Hull is an Independent Director of Cherokee Inc., since June 1995. Mr. Hull is currently a Consultant for Kaltex America, a global manufacturer of textiles. Prior to his joining Kaltex America, from 2008 to mid-2010 Mr. Hull served as the Group Chief Executive Officer of UCO Raymond Denim of Gent, Belgium, a global textile manufacturing operation with distribution and manufacturing facilities on three continents. Prior to joining UCO Raymond Denim in 2008, Mr. Hull was previously an Executive Vice President with Global Emergency Resources, LLC, a technology company offering its products to hospitals and public health organizations for critical resource tracking during emergencies. Prior to that, Mr. Hull was President of Avondale Fabrics and Corporate Vice President of its parent, Avondale Mills Inc. for eight years and, in 2004, Mr. Hull was named President and COO of Avondale Mills. Avondale Mills is a diversified manufacturer of textiles. In addition, Mr. Hull was a member of the board of directors of the Avondale Foundation from August 2000 to February 2007. From 2002 to June 2006, Mr. Hull was a member of the University of South Carolina—Aiken's Partnership board of directors.

Dwight Mamanteo

Mr. Dwight B. Mamanteo is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mamanteo is a portfolio manager at Wynnefield Capital, a private investment management firm where he has served since 2004. Prior to joining Wynnefield Capital, Mr. Mamanteo worked in the field of technology for over 10 years in various positions for BEA Systems, VISA International, Ericsson, UNISYS, and as an independent consultant. He has served on a number of boards, including for GlyEco, Inc., a green chemistry company, and ARI Network Services, Inc., a provider of products and solutions serving the outdoor power, power sports, marine, RV and appliance markets. Mr. Mamanteo received an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a B. Eng. In Electrical Engineering from Concordia University (Montreal).

Patricia Nir

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