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Clarus Corp (CLAR.OQ)

CLAR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Warren Kanders

61 2002 Executive Chairman of the Board

John Walbrecht

51 2018 President

Aaron Kuehne

40 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Michael Henning

78 2010 Independent Director

Donald House

77 1997 Independent Director

Nicholas Sokolow

69 2002 Independent Director

Cody Slach

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Warren Kanders

Mr. Warren B. Kanders is Executive Chairman of the Board of the CLARUS CORPORATION. Since 1990, Mr. Kanders our Executive Chairman, has served as one of our directors since June 2002 and as Executive Chairman of our Board of Directors since December 2002. Since 1990, Mr. Kanders has served as the President of Kanders & Company, Inc., a private investment firm principally owned and controlled by Mr. Kanders, which makes investments in and provides consulting services to public and private entities. From January 1996 until its sale to BAE Systems plc (“BAE Systems”) on July 31, 2007, Mr. Kanders served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and from April 2003 as the Chief Executive Officer, of Armor Holdings, Inc. (“Armor Holdings”), formerly a New York Stock Exchange-listed company and a manufacturer and supplier of military vehicles, armored vehicles, and safety and survivability products and systems to the aerospace and defense, public safety, homeland security, and commercial markets. Mr. Kanders received an A.B. degree in Economics from Brown University. Based upon Mr. Kanders’ role as Executive Chairman of the Company, service as a chairman and a director of a wide range of other public companies, financial background and education, as well as his extensive investment,

John Walbrecht

Mr. John C. Walbrecht is President of the CLARUS CORPORATION. He has served as the President of the Company since October 2017, and President of BDEL since October 2016. Before joining the Company, Mr. Walbrecht served as the President of Mountain Hardwear from March 2016 to October 2016. Prior to Mountain Hardwear, Mr. Walbrecht served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fenix Outdoors NA from January 2012 until March 2016. Mr. Walbrecht has also served in various senior roles with Brandbase, Spyder, Dr. Martens/Airwair, and Timberland. Mr. Walbrecht holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brigham Young University, a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Maryland and understudies in International Trade and Finance at Cambridge University - Trinity College.

Aaron Kuehne

Mr. Aaron J. Kuehne, has served as our Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of the CLARUS CORPORATION, since May 16, 2016. Mr. Kuehne has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, since 2013 and as our Chief Administrative Officer since May 2016. Mr. Kuehne previously served as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer, in addition to serving as its Vice President of Finance, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. Before joining the Company in September 2010, Mr. Kuehne served as the Corporate Controller of Certiport from August 2009 to September 2010. From July 2004 to August 2009, Mr. Kuehne served in various capacities with KPMG LLP, most recently as Audit Manager. Mr. Kuehne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business in 2002 and with an M.B.A. degree from University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business in 2004. He has also been a Certified Public Accountant since 2005.

Michael Henning

Mr. Michael A. Henning is an Independent Director of the CLARUS CORPORATION. Mr. Henning has served as one of our directors since May 2010. Mr. Henning served as a director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Highlands Acquisition Corp. from May 2007 until September 2009. From 2000 to May 2015, Mr. Henning had served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee, and had previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee, of the Board of Directors of CTS Corporation, a NYSE-listed company that provides electronic components to auto, wireless and PC businesses. From December 2002 to May 2017, Mr. Henning served on the Board of Directors of Omnicom Group Inc., a NYSE-listed global communications company, where he also served on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. From 2007 to May 2017, Mr. Henning served on the Board of Directors of Landstar System, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed transportation and logistics services company, and served on committees such as the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Henning retired as Deputy Chairman from Ernst & Young in 2000 after forty years with the firm. Mr. Henning was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young International, serving from 1993 to 1999. From 1991 to 1993, he served as Vice Chairman of Tax Services at Ernst & Young. Mr. Henning was also the Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office, from 1985 to 1991, and the Partner in charge of International Tax Services, from 1978 to 1985. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Henning served as a Co-Chairman of the Foreign Investment Advisory Board of Russia, where he co-chaired a panel of 25 chief executive officers from the G-7 countries who advised the Russian government in adopting international accounting and tax standards. Mr. Henning graduated with a B.B.A. degree from St. Francis College and received a Certificate from the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.

Donald House

Mr. Donald L. House is an Independent Director of the CLARUS CORPORATION. Mr. House has served as one of our directors since January 1993. Mr. House served as Chairman of our Board of Directors from January 1994 until December 1997 and as our President from January 1993 until December 1993. Mr. House is currently a private investor, and in the past he has served on a number of Boards of Directors of public and private companies, including a position as a member of the Board of Directors of Carreker Corporation from May 1998 until March 2007, and as Chairman of Version One, Inc. from January 2003 until August 2017. Mr. House graduated with B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Based upon Mr. House’s role as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, prior experience as a chairman and an executive officer of companies in a variety of industries, financial expertise and extensive experience serving as a member of the boards of directors and committees of other public companies, the Company believes that Mr. House has the requisite set of skills to serve as a Board or Board committee member of the Company.

Nicholas Sokolow

Mr. Nicholas Sokolow is an Independent Director of the CLARUS CORPORATION. Mr. Sokolow has served as one of our directors since June 2002, and has been designated as the “lead independent director” of the Company’s Board of Directors since June 2016. From January 1996 until its sale to BAE Systems on July 31, 2007, Mr. Sokolow served as a member of the Board of Directors of Armor Holdings. Mr. Sokolow served as a member of the Board of Directors of Stamford Industrial Group, Inc. from October 2006 until September 2009. From 2007 until December 31, 2014, Mr. Sokolow practiced law at the firm of Lebow & Sokolow LLP. From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Sokolow was a partner at the law firm of Sokolow, Carreras & Partners. From June 1973 until October 1994, Mr. Sokolow was an associate and partner at the law firm of Coudert Brothers. Mr. Sokolow graduated with Economics and Finance degrees from the Institut D’Etudes Politiques, a Law degree from the Faculte de Droit and a Masters of Comparative Law degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Sokolow is also an honorary member of the French Bar. Based upon Mr. Sokolow’s role as the Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, education, legal background involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance expertise and extensive experience serving as a member of the boards of directors and committees of other public companies, the Company believes that Mr. Sokolow has the requisite set of skills to serve as a Board or Board committee member of the Company.

Cody Slach

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Warren Kanders

1,957,370

John Walbrecht

2,052,330

Aaron Kuehne

2,098,170

Michael Henning

--

Donald House

--

Nicholas Sokolow

--

Cody Slach

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As Of  31 Dec 2018