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Centric Brands Inc (CTRC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Sweedler

53 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jason Rabin

50 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Anurup Pruthi

2019 Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Berg

2019 President of Robert Graham and SWIMS

Suzy Biszantz

2019 President of BCBG, Hervé Léger, and Joe’s Jeans

Maria Borromeo

2018 President of Hudson Jeans

Janice Brown

2018 President of Entertainment Licensing Group

Joe Favuzza

2018 Chief Strategy Officer and President of Business Development

Jarrod Kahn

2018 Group President of Accessories

Steve Pinkow

2018 Group President of Kids

Cory Silverstein

2019 Chief Revenue Officer and President of Global Brand Licensing

Laura Ritchey

2020 Chief Operating Officer

Karen Coe

2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

Roger Czuchra

2019 Chief Information Officer

Patrick Bartels

2020 Director

Marjorie Bowen

2020 Director

Sherman Edmiston

2020 Director

Matthew Eby

48 2016 Independent Director

Glenn Krevlin

60 2018 Independent Director

Walter McLallen

54 2016 Independent Director

Kent Savage

58 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Sweedler

Mr. William Sweedler serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is currently serves as Co-Founder and General Partner of Tengram Capital Partners, a consumer private equity firm formed to invest in the consumer and retail sectors. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Sequential Brands Group (SQBG), as well as a Director at several privately held companies such as Tommie Copper, Luciano Barbera and Zanella. Previously, Mr. Sweedler was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Windsong Brands, a diversified brand development and investment company that specialized in the acquisition, growth, licensing, and comprehensive management of consumer branded intellectual property and businesses. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joe Boxer, a wholly owned division of the Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON) of which he was also an Executive Vice President and Director. Mr. Sweedler holds a B.S. in Finance and Investments from Babson College.

Jason Rabin

Mr. Jason Andrew Rabin serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Centric Brands Inc. and as a member of the board of directors since October 2018. Mr. Rabin is responsible for building and leading the senior executive team and setting the strategy and direction of the Company including driving the Company’s culture, values, and behavior. Most recently, Mr. Rabin was President, North America of Global Brands Group since November 2015, and served as Chief Merchandising Officer from 2014 to 2017 overseeing Global Brand Group’s merchandising strategy and global brand portfolio. Previously, Mr. Rabin was President of Li & Fung Group Asia Limited, where he managed the Company’s fashion and home distribution business in Asia. Prior to that, he was President of Kids Headquarters, a children’s and young men’s apparel manufacturer from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Rabin holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Mr. Rabin has received several awards for his leadership accomplishments at Kids Headquarters, including the Supplier Performance Award by Retail Category, the Ernie Awards and the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) Licensing Excellence Award, in addition to the Business Visionary Award at the 21st Annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards ceremony in 2017.

Anurup Pruthi

Mr. Anurup Pruthi serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Centric Brands Inc. since November 2018. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic and scenario planning, as well as overall financial management of the Company. Previously, Mr. Pruthi served as Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Retail Ltd., a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, from June 2013 through October 2014. Mr. Pruthi holds a B.A. and Masters in Finance from Bentley College.

Andrew Berg

Mr. Andrew Berg serves as President of Robert Graham and SWIMS of the Company since April 2016 and SWIMS since April 2019. In this role, he leads the direction and development of the contemporary menswear brand. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Menswear at Theory from September 2012 to April 2016. Before that, Mr. Berg was GMM of RUGBY Ralph Lauren from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Berg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.

Suzy Biszantz

Ms. Suzy Biszantz serves as President of BCBG, Hervé Léger, and Joe’s Jeans of the Company since March 2019. In this role, she drives strategic direction, operational efficiencies and customer experience for these brands. Most recently, Ms. Biszantz was the President of Joe’s Jeans Inc. from December 2015 through March 2019. Ms. Biszantz was the Chief Executive Officer at La Perla North America from 2008 through 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Biszantz was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greg Norman Collection, a division of Reebok, from 2001-2008. Ms. Biszantz holds a B.A. in Media Arts with a minor in Communications and Political Science from the University of Arizona.

Maria Borromeo

Ms. Maria Borromeo serves as President of Hudson Jeans of the Company since May 2018. In this role, Ms. Borromeo develops and executes the strategic vision for the brand. Most recently, Ms. Borromeo was the Chief Merchandising Officer at Thakoon from May 2015 through June 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Borromeo was the Chief Executive Officer and founding member of Thakoon from 2004 to 2017. Ms. Borromeo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from Ithaca College.

Janice Brown

Ms. Janice Brown serves as President of Entertainment Licensing Group of the Company since October 2018. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the entertainment business including sleepwear and beauty. Most recently, Ms. Brown was the President of Licensed Character Sleepwear & Beauty at Global Brands Group from 2016 through October 2018. Prior to that, from 2001-2015 Ms. Brown held various senior leadership positions at Jones Apparel Group rising to President of the Juniors/Girls Division of the Jones Jeanswear Group. Ms. Brown holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany, SUNY.

Joe Favuzza

Mr. Joe Favuzza serves as Chief Strategy Officer and President of Business Development of the Company., since October 2018. In this role, he is responsible for business operations, corporate development / mergers & acquisitions, and executing the strategic development of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Favuzza was the Executive Vice President of Global Brands Group from December 2011 through October 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Favuzza was the Director of Transaction Services at PwC from 1995 through 2011. Mr. Favuzza holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College and received an M.B.A. in Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School.

Jarrod Kahn

Mr. Jarrod Kahn serves as Group President of Accessories of the Company. In this role, he leads the accessories business which includes an extensive portfolio of iconic brands across multiple product categories including bags, hosiery, scarves, jewelry, cold weather apparel and small leather goods. Most recently, Mr. Kahn was the President of Accessories, Socks & Home for Global Brands Group, a leading design, production and distribution company for men’s and women’s accessories in America, from July 2010 through October 2018. Mr. Kahn began his career at Cipriani Accessories and held various roles of increasing responsibility during his nineteen-year tenure there, eventually becoming CEO. Mr. Kahn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northeastern University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, receiving their Distinguished Leadership Award in 2016, a recipient of the Sally L Smith Founders Award from AIM Academy and an active member of the Young President’s Organization’s Metro Chapter.

Steve Pinkow

Mr. Steve Pinkow serves as Group President of Kids of the Company since October 2018. In this role, Mr. Pinkow oversees an extensive portfolio of licensed properties and distribution channels for Kids apparel. Most recently, Mr. Pinkow was the Group President of Kids for Global Brands Group. Prior to that, Mr. Pinkow was the Co-President of Men’s & Kid’s at GBG from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Pinkow holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services from Hofstra University.

Cory Silverstein

Mr. Cory Silverstein serves as Chief Revenue Officer and President of Global Brand Licensing of the Company. In this role, Mr. Silverstein seeks out and creates new opportunities for revenue and growth. Previously, Mr. Silverstein served as President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hybrid Apparel from October 2013 through April 2019. Prior to that, he served as President of Kids Headquarters from 1994 through 2013. Mr. Silverstein holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government from University of Denver.

Laura Ritchey

Ms. Laura Ritchey serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. She joined Centric Brands in February 2020 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she will be responsible for developing the global operating platform and have direct oversight for strategic sourcing, warehousing, logistics and information technology. Ms. Ritchey has more than 20 years of experience leading retail, manufacturing, distribution, and business operations. Most recently she worked at FullBeauty Brands as Chief Operating Officer where she oversaw all retail operations. Prior to that, at L Brands, where she served in senior leadership and executive Operations roles, Ms. Ritchey led strategic initiatives that resulted in business processes enhancements from product concept to store and improvements in end-to-end supply chain management. Ms. Ritchey began her career in accounting at Arthur Andersen where she worked for seven years before joining Cardinal Health in positions of increasing responsibility in the tax and treasury departments. Ms. Ritchey earned a BA, MBA and JD from The Ohio State University and formerly served as Board Chair for the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council Inc.

Karen Coe

Ms. Karen Coe serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company since October 2018. In this role, she implements plans to maximize corporate and employee performance and engagement both globally and domestically. Most recently, Ms. Coe was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Global Brands Group from 2007 through October 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Coe was the Vice President of Human Resources at Liz Claiborne from 2005 through 2007. Ms. Coe holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Allegheny College.

Roger Czuchra

Mr. Roger Czuchra serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company since May 2019. In this role, Mr. Czuchra will oversee the entire IT team, as well as the Company’s internal and external networks. Most recently, Mr. Czuchra was the Chief Information Officer of North & Central America for Legrand from June 2015 through April 2019. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer, Industrial for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Mr. Czuchra holds a B.S. in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Strategic Leadership focus from Quinnipiac University.

Patrick Bartels

Mr. Patrick J. Bartels Jr. serves as Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the board of directors since March 2020. He is a managing member at Redan Advisors LLC since December 2018. From 2002 to December 2018, Mr. Bartels served as a managing principal at Monarch Alternative Capital LP, a private investment firm. Prior to joining Monarch, Mr. Bartels was a high-yield investments analyst at Invesco Ltd. Mr. Bartels began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and holds a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Accounting with a concentration in Finance from Bucknell University.

Marjorie Bowen

Ms. Marjorie Bowen serves as Director of the Company since April 2020. She has extensive board experience having served on numerous public and private company boards including women’s apparel and accessory retailer The Talbots when it was a public company and Genesco (NYSE: GCO), the owner of Johnson and Murphy and Journeys shoe stores. Previously, Ms. Bowen was a Managing Director at the investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey. As the head of the firm’s fairness opinion practice, Ms. Bowen advised boards of directors on a wide variety of transactions across many industries. Ms. Bowen holds a BA Colgate University and received an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Sherman Edmiston

Mr. Sherman K. Edmiston III serves as Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the board of directors since April 2020. He is a senior restructuring executive with over 25 years of experience working with companies undergoing transformation. Since 2016, Mr. Edmiston has served as the Managing Member of HI CapM Advisors, Ltd., a consulting firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to private equity funds, hedge funds, asset managers and corporations. Mr. Edmiston was a Partner and Managing Director at Zolfo Cooper LLC from November 2009 until December 2015. Mr. Edmiston received his B.S. in mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and his MBA from the University of Michigan.

Matthew Eby

Mr. Matthew Eby serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the board of directors since January 2016. Mr. Eby currently serves as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tengram Capital Partners where he is responsible for originating, underwriting and monitoring investments and co-managing daily activities of the firm. Mr. Eby also currently serves as Chairman of El Cap, the holding company for the climbing gyms Earth Treks and Planet Granite, and is a member of the board of directors of Algenist and Lime Crime. Previously, Mr. Eby was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of JAWS Estates Capital, the private investment office of Barry Sternlicht and the Sternlicht family. In 2009, on behalf of Starwood Capital Group, he led the Initial Public Offering of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a mortgage REIT focused on commercial real estate properties that raised over $930 million. Mr. Eby holds a degree from the United States Naval Academy, serving as an officer of the U.S. Navy for five years, and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Glenn Krevlin

Mr. Glenn J. Krevlin serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the board of directors since October 2018. Mr. Krevlin currently serves as Founder, Managing Member and Portfolio Manager of Glenhill Capital Advisors LLC. Previously, he served as the President of Glenhill Capital Advisors LLC and on the board of directors for Design Within Reach Inc., which is owned by Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Krevlin also previously served on the board of trustees for the IDEAL School of Manhattan. Mr. Krevlin holds a B.A. in Economics and Government from Wesleyan University and received an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Walter McLallen

Mr. Walter Field McLallen serves as Independent Director of the Company since January 2016. Mr. McLallen is currently the Managing Member of Meritage Capital Advisors, an advisory boutique focused on debt and private equity transaction origination, structuring and consulting since 2004. He has extensive board and organizational experience and has served a Director of Differential Brands Group since February 2016, and Haymaker Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: HYAC), a blank check company that is under contract to purchase One Spa World, since November 2017. He has served on boards of several private companies, including Timeless Wine Company, Twomey and OVID, Worldwise, adMarketplace, Classic Brands, Champion One, and Dutchland Plastics. Previously, Mr. McLallen was the Founder and Co-Chairman of Tomahawk Strategic Solutions, a law enforcement, military and corporate training and security company. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. McLallen was the Executive Vice Chairman of Remington Outdoor Company, an outdoor consumer platform he co-founded with a major investment firm. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director for CIBC World Markets, as a head of Debt Capital Markets and head of High Yield Distribution from 1995 to 2004. Mr. McLallen holds a B.A. with a double major in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kent Savage

Mr. Kent A. Savage serves as Independent Director of the Company since June 2004, and also previously served on the board of Differential Brands and Joe's Jeans. Mr. Savage is currently General Partner of Savage Interests LP, a limited partnership for investments, and Co-Founder of Icon.me LLC, a new ventures partnership. Previously, he served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Famecast, Inc., a privately-held interactive entertainment company, and as the Chief Executive Officer of Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc., a publicly-traded personal computer company. He also previously served as Co-Founder, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for TippingPoint Technologies (NASDAQ: TPTI), a network security company which was acquired by 3Com. Prior to that, Mr. Savage served as Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President for Netpliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPLI), as General Manager, Broadband for Cisco Systems Inc. and Vice President, Sales and Marketing for NetSpeed, Inc., which was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO). Mr. Savage has been recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and is the recipient of Time Magazine's Best Innovations and Digital Hollywood's Top 20 consumer companies. Mr. Savage holds a B.S. in Business from Oklahoma State University, attended University of Virginia's Executive Leadership Program, and received an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.