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Charles & Colvard Ltd (CTHR.OQ)

CTHR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Neal Goldman

71 2015 Independent Executive Chairman of the Board

Suzanne Miglucci

54 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Clint Pete

55 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Don O'Connell

51 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President - Supply Chain

Benedetta Casamento

50 2017 Director

Jaqui Lividini

53 2015 Director

Anne Butler

66 2012 Independent Director

Ollin Sykes

64 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Neal Goldman

Mr. Neal I. Goldman is Independent Executive Chairman of the Board of Charles & Colvard, LTD. Neal Goldman became a director with Charles & Colvard in May 2014. Mr. Goldman has served as President of Goldman Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm, since he founded the firm in 1985. Prior to that, Mr. Goldman was an analyst and portfolio manager at Shearson/American Express Inc. Mr. Goldman served on the Board of Directors of Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH), a multi-channel company focused on the direct-to-consumer market, and includes in its portfolio two direct sales companies, PartyLite Gifts and ViSalus. Since August 2012, Mr. Goldman has served on the Board of Imageware Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leading company in the emerging market for biometrically enabled software-based identity management solutions.

Suzanne Miglucci

Ms. Suzanne T. Miglucci is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Charles & Colvard, Ltd., effective December 1, 2015. Ms. Miglucci has an extensive marketing background working with public and private technology companies, particularly with global footprints. She has served as Chief Marketing Officer of ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a software and services solution provider, since June 2012. Prior to joining ChannelAdvisor, she served as Senior Director, Global Procurement Solution Marketing, at SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software. Prior to her time at SAP, Ms. Miglucci served as a Strategic Marketing Consultant for Miglucci on Marketing, LLC, a marketing consultant company. She has also held executive marketing positions at SciQuest, Inc., MicroMass Communications and Arsenal Digital Solutions.

Clint Pete

Mr. Clint J. Pete is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the company. He was appointed as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer effective as of December 2, 2016 and has served as Corporate Controller of the Company since June 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pete mostly recently served as Director of Business Planning for Oracle Corporation, a cloud application company, from June 2013 to May 2016. Prior to his employment with Oracle Corporation, Mr. Pete served as Business Unit Controller, Global Signaling Solutions of Tekelec, a telecommunications company, from May 2011 to May 2013. At Tekelec, Mr. Pete also previously served as Global Revenue Controller. Prior to his employment with Tekelec, Mr. Pete served as Vice President of Finance and Controllers at Qualex Inc., a Kodak company. Before joining Qualex Inc., Mr. Pete held various management positions at Ernst & Young, LLP, an international public accounting firm. Mr. Pete holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Don O'Connell

Mr. Don O'Connell is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President - Supply Chain of the company. He has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Distribution since March 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. O’Connell served as Executive Vice President Operations & Global Jewelry Business Solutions at OFT Investment & Management Group, a fine jewelry solutions and services group from February 2012 to March 2016. Prior to his employment with OFT Investment Management Group, Mr. O’Connell spent seven years with the Richline Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, as Vice President, Operations & Procurement, both Foreign & Domestic. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Operations at Aurafin’s gem group division in Taramac, FL and La Paz, Bolivia as well as Vice President, Manufacturing & Contracting with OCON Enterprise.

Benedetta Casamento

Ms. Benedetta I. Casamento is Director of the Company. She is currently Chairman and President of Allyke, Inc., an artificial intelligence company creating digital imagery insights for retail and other industries. From December 2014 to April 2016, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Calypso St. Barth, a luxury boutique retailer of women’s apparel and accessories. Prior to her role at Calypso St. Barth, Ms. Casamento served as Executive Vice President, Finance & Operations of The Talbots, Inc. (“Talbots”), a specialty retailer and direct marketer of women’s apparel, accessories, and shoes, from March 2009 to July 2012. Prior to joining Talbots, Ms. Casamento served in various leadership roles within Liz Claiborne Inc. from February 1999 to November 2011, culminating in her position as President of Liz Claiborne Brands. Ms. Casamento started her career at Saks Fifth Avenue where she held roles of increasing responsibility in accounting and finance.

Jaqui Lividini

Ms. Jaqui Lividini is Director of Charles & Colvard, Ltd. Ms. Lividini brings years of brand marketing experience in the fashion, retail and luxury industries to the Company. Since May 2005, she has served as Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Lividini & Co., a brand strategy company that specializes in brand development and marketplace positioning, engagement marketing, and retail strategy. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President Fashion Merchandising & Communications at Saks Fifth Avenue. She also serves as Chairman of the Board of Women In Need, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides housing, programs and critical services to New York City’s homeless mothers and their children, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fashion Institute of Technology, an internationally recognized college for fashion, design, art, communications, and business.

Anne Butler

Ms. Anne B. Butler is Independent Director of Charles & Colvard, Ltd. Ms. Butler has successfully run global businesses for Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”), Aloette Cosmetics, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. (“Mary Kay”), and PartyLite Gifts, Inc. (“PartyLite”). Ms. Butler started her career with Avon, where she held a variety of progressive assignments across marketing, sales, new market expansion, and new business development while serving as Director of Marketing in Spain, Vice President of Avon Fashions in Brazil, and as General Manager, Avon Fashions for Continental Europe. At Mary Kay, Ms. Butler served as President of the Western and Central Europe business and subsequently successfully expanded the European business at PartyLite where she advanced to President, PartyLite International. Ms. Butler was appointed Worldwide President of PartyLite in May 2007, a position she held until January 2012. Since then, Ms. Butler has served as CEO of Butler Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in strategic and operational advising to private equity, venture capital, and institutional investors on direct selling acquisitions and management, while also serving as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Blyth, Inc. (“Blyth”). She also served on the Board of ViSalus Sciences, the weight loss and fitness direct sales subsidiary of Blyth. Ms. Butler served on the Board of the Direct Selling Education Foundation until 2014, and in June 2012 concluded two years of service as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Direct Selling Association. Our Board has determined that Ms. Butler’s leadership in several public direct sales companies, as well as her background in marketing and global operations, qualifies her to serve on the Board of Directors.

Ollin Sykes

Mr. Ollin B. Sykes is Independent Director of Charles & Colvard, LTD. Since 1984, he has served as the President of Sykes & Company, P.A., a regional accounting firm specializing in accounting, tax, and financial advisory services. Mr. Sykes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Mars Hill College and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Certified Management Accountant. Mr. Sykes served as a director of Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMPR), a financial holding company operating in North Carolina, Maryland eastern shore, and Virginia, from December 2008 until December 31, 2010. He currently serves as a director of Bank of Hampton Roads, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. Our Board has determined that Mr. Sykes’s background in accounting and finance and his accounting certifications qualify him to serve on the Board of Directors.