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Amplify Snack Brands Inc (BETR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Barber

44 2016 Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director

Thomas Ennis

50 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Andrew Friedman

48 2016 Founder and Director

Pamela Netzky

42 2014 Founder, Senior Advisor and Director

Gregory Christenson

49 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Craig Shiesley

48 2017 Chief Operating Officer, President - North America

Brian Goldberg

43 2017 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Chief Strategy Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Malcolm Burns

2017 Senior Vice President, Managing Director International

Ben Clarke

2017 Director

William Christ

37 2014 Non-Executive Director

Chris Elshaw

56 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Haley

66 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dawn Hudson Beach

59 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Barber

Mr. Jeffrey S. Barber is the Chairman of the Board and Lead Independent Director of the company. Mr. Barber has served as a member of our Board since July 2014, and chairman of the Board since April 2015. Mr. Barber joined TA Associates, a leading growth private equity firm, in 2001 and has served as a Managing Director since 2007. Currently, Mr. Barber co-heads TA Associates’ North American Consumer and Healthcare Group and serves or has served on the boards of several public and private companies including, Tectum Holdings, Inc., a vehicle products company, since 2014; Full Sail University, since 2011; the Los Angeles Film School, since 2011; Vatterott College, an educational services company, from 2009; Cath Kidston Ltd, a fashion company, from 2010 to 2015; Dymatize Enterprises LLC, a nutritional supplements company, from December 2010 to February 2014 and Tempur Sealy International, Inc., a publicly-traded mattress company, from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Barber also serves as a Trustee of The Johns Hopkins University, The Buckingham, Brown and Nichols School and the US Lacrosse Foundation. Mr. Barber holds a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia School of Business.

Thomas Ennis

Mr. Thomas C. Ennis is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Director of the company. From June 2009 to July 2014, Mr. Ennis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oberto Sausage Co., Inc., a company manufacturing meat snacks, doing business as Oberto Brands. From August 2007 to June 2009, Mr. Ennis served as the Vice President of Marketing at Oberto Brands. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Ennis served as the Vice President of Marketing at Maggiano’s, a Brinker International, Inc. national restaurant chain. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Ennis was Marketing Director at The Dial Corporation, a personal care and household cleaning product company. From July 1996 to August 1997 and from April 1998 to 2003, Mr. Ennis served in various brand management roles at Unilever United States, Inc. From August 1997 to April 1998, Mr. Ennis worked at Nestle S.A., a food and beverage company. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Ennis served as a member of the board of directors of Toosum Healthy Foods LLC, a private company manufacturing BFY, all-natural snack bars. Mr. Ennis holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and minor in English from Fordham University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrew Friedman

Mr. Andrew S. Friedman is the Founder and Director of the company. Mr. Friedman is our founder and has served on our Board since July 2014. From July 2014 to December 2015, Mr. Friedman also served as our Senior Advisor. From August 2010 to July 2014, Mr. Friedman served as the Chief Executive Officer of SkinnyPop Popcorn LLC, the predecessor to our Company, (“SkinnyPop”). From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Friedman co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Wells Street Popcorn, LLC, a retail popcorn company. Mr. Friedman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration with a major in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Pamela Netzky

Ms. Pamela L. Netzky is the Founder, Senior Advisor and Director of the company. Ms. Netzky is our founder and has served on our Board since July 2014. From July 2014 to December 2015, Ms. Netzky also served as our Senior Advisor. From August 2010 to July 2014, Ms. Netzky served as the President of SkinnyPop Popcorn LLC, our predecessor company, (“SkinnyPop”). From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Netzky co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Wells Street Popcorn, LLC, a retail popcorn company. Ms. Netzky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from DePaul University.

Gregory Christenson

Mr. Gregory S. Christenson is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Christenson, most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of The WhiteWave Foods Company (“WhiteWave Foods”), a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company (acquired by Danone in April 2017), a role he held from April 2016 to September 2017. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Americas Foods and Beverages of WhiteWave Foods from July 2013 to March 2016. Prior to joining WhiteWave Foods, Mr. Christenson served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Oberto Brands, a meat snacks company, from January 2011 to June 2013, and in various financial roles at Kraft Food, Inc., one of the largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, for 14 years. Mr. Christenson holds a B.S. in Accounting from Providence College and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.

Craig Shiesley

Mr. Craig F. Shiesley is Chief Operating Officer, President - North America of the Company. Mr. Shiesley, most recently served as President, Vega™ Performance and Nutrition Division at WhiteWave Foods, a role he held from January 2016 to September 2017. Prior to that, he served as President, Plant-Based Foods and Beverages, Yogurt, Canada of WhiteWave Foods from December 2012 to December 2015, and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Silk® and Canada of WhiteWave Foods from January 2008 to December 2012. Prior to joining WhiteWave Foods, he served for 17 years in various international, innovation and brand management roles at S.C. Johnson & Son, a family company that makes leading global household brands. Mr. Shiesley holds a B.S. in Business Management and Finance from Cornell University.

Brian Goldberg

Mr. Brian Goldberg is the Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Chief Strategy Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of the company. Mr. Goldberg has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since September 2014. From January 2013 to September 2014, Mr. Goldberg served as the Chief Financial Officer at Enersciences Holdings, LLC, a company focused on developing technology solutions for the energy industry, and Mr. Goldberg continue to serve on its board of directors since 2016. From January 2012 until December 2012, Mr. Goldberg served as the Chief Financial Officer at Badlands Power Fuels, LLC, an environmental services provider. From 2005 to December 2011, Mr. Goldberg served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Sweet Leaf Tea Company, a beverage company. After Sweet Leaf Tea Company was sold to Nestle S.A., Mr. Goldberg was retained by Nestle to manage the integration. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Goldberg served as Vice President of New Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Goldberg also serves, and has served on the boards of several private companies, including Rumble Drinks, a company manufacturing pre-packaged shakes, since September 2013; Runa LLC, a beverage company, from October 2012 to September 2014; and Freed Foods, Inc., an organic baby foods company doing business as NurtureMe since June 2011. Mr. Goldberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Management with a major in accounting from Tulane University, a Master of Accountancy with an emphasis in taxation from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration from The Darden School at The University of Virginia.

Malcolm Burns

Malcolm Burns is Senior Vice President and Managing Director International of the Company. Mr. Burns joined Amplify at the beginning of 2017 as Head of European Finance and has been leading the International business in the capacity of interim Managing Director since June. Mr. Burns has extensive experience in leading international consumer packaged goods businesses. He previously worked in a variety of senior strategy and finance director roles in the UK, Eastern Europe and Africa for Cadbury, Kraft Foods, Mondelez International and British Sugar. Mr. Burns began his career in accounting and audit roles at Ford Motor Company and Deloitte.

Ben Clarke

Mr. Ben Clarke has been appointed as Director of the Company, with effective from September 1, 2017. Ben has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of U.K.-based Burton's Biscuits and as an executive with Kraft Foods Inc. Most recently Ben had been serving as an International advisor to Amplify.

William Christ

Mr. William David Christ, II is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Christ joined TA Associates in 2003, where he now serves as a Director, and is primarily focused on investments in the consumer products, retail and restaurant industries. Mr. Christ currently serves or has served on the boards of several private companies including PepperJax Development, Inc. a restaurant chain, since 2016; Towne Park, LLC, a hospitality services company from December 2013 to December 2014; Dymatize Enterprises LLC, a nutritional supplements company, from December 2010 to February 2014; Vatterott College, an educational services company, from November 2009 to June 2014; and Microban International Ltd., a branded ingredient company, from October 2008 to December 2011. Mr. Christ holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Chris Elshaw

Mr. Chris Elshaw is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Mr. Elshaw has acted as a business advisor to private companies as well as assisting with due diligence for private equity firms since March 2014. Between July 2002 and February 2014, Mr. Elshaw held several roles at Revlon Inc. and its affiliates, a global cosmetics company, including serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2009 to February 2014; serving as Revlon’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Region, from October 2007 to April 2009; and holding other leadership roles within Revlon, including Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Canada, from July 2002 to September 2007. Mr. Elshaw served as a board member of the Personal Care Products Council, a cosmetic and personal care products industry association, from November 2007 to February 2014 and also served as its Vice Chairman from February 2012 to February 2014. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Elshaw held several senior general management positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Clairol Division), a global pharmaceuticals company with a consumer goods business, including serving as General Manager of the U.K. and Ireland division. Mr. Elshaw is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow.

John Haley

Mr. John K. (Jack) Haley is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Mr. Haley has served on our Board since April 2015. Mr. Haley currently serves as a member of the board of directors, a member of the compensation committee and chair of the audit committee at GGP, Inc., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, and a member of the board of directors at Truck Hero, Inc., a vehicle products company. Mr. Haley also acts as a consultant, assisting with financial due diligence for private equity firms. From October 2010 to February 2014, Mr. Haley served as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee at Body Central, Corp., a fashion apparel and accessories retailer. From November 2010 to September 2012, Mr. Haley served as a member of the board of directors at JW Childs Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company. From 1978 to 2009, Mr. Haley held various positions, including Partner, at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Haley has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Northeastern University.

Dawn Hudson Beach

Ms. Dawn E. Hudson is the Independent Director of the company. Since September 2014, Ms. Hudson has been the Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League, a professional sports league. From March 2009 to September 2014, Ms. Hudson was a Vice-Chairman at The Parthenon Group, a global boutique consulting firm, serving as head of its consumer practice. Between 2002 and 2007, Ms. Hudson held several roles at Pepsi-Cola North America, a multi-national beverage company and division of PepsiCo, Inc., including President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola North America and PepsiCo Food Service from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Hudson also served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Frito-Lay North America, Inc., an international snack food company, from 1996 to 1998. Ms. Hudson currently serves as a member of the board of directors, audit committee, and compensation committee of Nvidia Corp., a visual computing company; and as a member of the board of directors and compensation committee of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., a marketing solutions company. Ms. Hudson served on the board of directors of Lowes Companies, Inc., a retail home improvement company from 2001 to May 2015. Ms. Hudson served on the board of directors of Allergan Inc., a pharmaceutical company from May 2008 to March 2014; served on the board of directors of PF Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. a restaurant chain from 2010 to 2012; and served as Chairman of the board of directors of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, a professional golfing organization, from 2008 to 2010. Ms. Hudson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.