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Centric Brands Inc (CTRC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Sweedler

52 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jason Rabin

48 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Anurup Pruthi

50 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Tarshis

53 2019 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Matthew Eby

47 2016 Independent Director

Randall Kessler

37 2018 Independent Director

Glenn Krevlin

58 2018 Independent Director

Walter McLallen

53 2016 Independent Director

Robert Petrini

43 2018 Independent Director

Kent Savage

57 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Sweedler

Mr. William Sweedler is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Sweedler has been a Co-Founder and General Partner of Tengram Capital Partners L.P. (“Tengram Capital Partners”), a consumer private equity firm formed to invest in the consumer and retail sectors, and has served General Partner of Tengram Capital Partners since its inception. Tengram Capital Partners is also currently our second largest stockholder, as discussed further in “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” below. Prior to his tenure at Tengram Capital Partners, 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. Mr. Sweedler is currently Chairman of the Board of Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQBG), as well as a director at the following privately held companies Tommie Copper, Luciano Barbera and Zanella. Prior to founding Windsong Brands, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Joe Boxer, a wholly owned division of the Iconix Brand Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) of which he was also an Executive Vice President and Director. Mr. Sweedler has a B.S. in Finance and Investments from Babson College. With over 25 years of experience in the consumer sector as an operator and strategic investor, Mr. Sweedler brings strategic vision and guidance to the Company as Chairman of our Board of Directors.

Jason Rabin

Mr. Jason Rabin is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Rabin was previously the President, North America of GBG from November 2015 until October 2018. Prior to that position, he was Chief Merchandising Officer of GBG from 2014 to 2017 overseeing GBG’s merchandising strategy and global brand portfolio. Mr. Rabin was formerly President of LF Asia Limited and managed its fashion and home distribution business in Asia, and was President of Kids Headquarters, a children's and young men's apparel manufacturer. Mr. Rabin joined the Li & Fung Group in 2009 when Kids Headquarters was acquired by the Li & Fung Group. Mr. Rabin graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor of business administration in 1992. Mr. Rabin received awards on behalf of Kids Headquarters from the children’s clothing industry, including the Supplier Performance Award by Retail Category, the Ernie Awards and the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) Licensing Excellence Award. In 2017, Mr. Rabin received the Business Visionary Award at the 21st Annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards ceremony.

Anurup Pruthi

Mr. Anurup Pruthi is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Pruthi most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at The Children's Place, the largest pure-play children's specialty retailer in North America with annual sales of nearly $2.0 billion and more than 1,000 stores across the globe. Prior to this role, Mr. Pruthi served as the Chief Financial Officer of the retail subsidiary of Reliance Industries, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Future Group business consulting and services company. He also held senior executive financial and operational positions at Burberry PLC, Mexx Europe Holding, a subsidiary of Liz Claiborne, Inc., and at Liz Claiborne, Inc. Mr. Pruthi holds a Master's Degree in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley College.

Andrew Tarshis

Mr. Andrew Tarshis is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Tarshis served as a Partner of Tengram Capital Partners (an affiliate of the Company), as well as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Tengram Capital Partners, Mr. Tarshis was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (“Iconix”), a brand management and licensing company, where he was involved in all aspects of Iconix’s strategic and legal affairs, including M&A, financing, licensing and intellectual property, governance, SEC and other regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to joining Iconix, Mr. Tarshis served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Windsong Allegiance Group, LLC, former owner of the Joe Boxer and Hathaway brands, and as a corporate attorney for Toys R Us, Inc., specializing in intellectual property. Mr. Tarshis received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Matthew Eby

Mr. Matthew Eby is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2016. Since January 2011, Mr. Eby has been a Co-Founder and General Partner of Tengram Capital Partners where he is responsible for originating, underwriting and monitoring of investments and co manages the daily activities of the firm. Mr. Eby serves as Chairman of Earth Treks and is a member of the board of directors of Algenist. Prior to founding Tengram, Mr. Eby was the founder and Chief Investment Officer of JAWS Estates Capital (“JAWS”), the private investment office of Barry Sternlicht and the Sternlicht family. In 2009, on behalf of Starwood Capital Group, he oversaw the initial public offering of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a mortgage REIT focused on commercial real estate properties that raised over $930 million. Prior to founding JAWS, Mr. Eby was an associate at Morgan Stanley where he helped to found a group designed to facilitate interaction between the Investment Banking Division and the High Net Worth and Retail Divisions. Before entering the investment industry, Mr. Eby served five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Eby holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc from the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Eby’s experience with the management of investments and operating activities of brands provides us with guidance as we manage the integration of the GBG Acquisition.

Randall Kessler

Mr. Randall Kessler is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2018, when he was appointed in connection with the closing the GBG Acquisition. Mr. Kessler is a Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”), a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, where he is involved in analyzing, evaluating, executing and monitoring middle market private equity and mezzanine investments across a diverse range of industries. Affiliates of GSO and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors L.L.C. (“BTO”) are collectively the largest stockholder of the Company, as discussed further in “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” below. He has been with the firm since 2007, prior to which he was an Associate at Silver Lake Partners where he focused on large-cap technology private equity investing. Mr. Kessler has served as a director on the board of multiple companies historically, including, Bear Tracker Energy LLC, Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., Blue Water Thermal Processing LLC, Dura-Line and Apache IS Holdings LLC. Mr. Kessler has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Legal Studies. Mr. Kessler’s broad business experience and insight are beneficial to the Company.

Glenn Krevlin

Mr. Glenn Krevlin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Krevlin is Founder, Principal & Portfolio Manager of Glenhill Capital, a fundamental equity investment manager founded in 2001. Prior to founding Glenhill Capital, he was Partner & Portfolio Manager at Cumberland Associates for 11 years and began his career at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Krevlin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Design Within Reach, Inc. and served as a member of the Board of Directors for Restoration Hardware Inc for over 15 years. Mr. Krevlin graduated from Wesleyan University in 1982, where he received his BA in Economics and Government; and from New York University Stern School of Business in 1988 with an MBA.

Walter McLallen

Mr. Walter Field McLallen is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McLallen has served as the Managing Director of Meritage Capital Advisors, an advisory boutique focused on debt and private equity transaction origination, structuring and consulting. Mr. McLallen has extensive board and organizational experience and has served as a director, Chairman or Vice Chairman on numerous corporate and non-profit boards and committees, with a significant historical focus on consumer products related companies, including private companies, such as Timeless Wine Company, the producer of consumer luxury wine brands Silver Oak, Twomey and OVID since August 2016; Worldwise, a consumer branded pet products company since April 2016; adMarketplace, a search engine advertiser since 2012; Dutchland Plastics, a roto-molding plastics manufacturer since January 2017; and Genus Oncology, an early-stage biotechnology company since 2015. Since October 2017, Mr. McLallen has also served as a director of Haymaker Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: HYAC), a $300 million blank check company that engages in share exchange, amalgamation, acquisition, share reconstruction, asset management, and other financial services. He is also a founder and Co-Chairman of Tomahawk Strategic Solutions, a law enforcement, military and corporate training and security company, since its founding in 2014. 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. Mr. McLallen was formerly with CIBC World Markets from 1995 to 2004, during which time he was a Managing Director, head of Debt Capital Markets and head of High Yield Distribution. In 1990, Mr. McLallen was a founding member of The Argosy Group L.P. Mr. McLallen started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. McLallen received a B.A. with a double major in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Robert Petrini

Mr. Robert Petrini is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2018, when he was appointed in connection with the closing the GBG Acquisition. Mr. Petrini is a Senior Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners LP, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group. He is co-head of Performing Credit, a portfolio manager of GSO’s Capital Opportunities Fund and sits on multiple investment committees at GSO. Mr. Petrini has been with GSO since its founding in 2005, prior to which he was a Principal in Credit Suisse First Boston’s Alternative Capital Division. Mr. Petrini has served as a director on the board of multiple companies historically. Mr. Petrini has a B.S. in Economics, Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Petrini’s broad business experience and insight are beneficial to the Company.

Kent Savage

Mr. Kent A. Savage is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Savage has served as the General Partner of Savage Interests LP, a limited partnership for investments. Since 2012, Mr. Savage has also served as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Icon.me, LLC. From June 2005 until 2010, Mr. Savage served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Famecast, Inc., a privately-held interactive entertainment company. From January 2004 until June 2005, Mr. Savage served as Chief Executive Officer for Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer and distributor of personal computers. Between February 2003 and January 2004, Mr. Savage served in various consulting capacities to start-up companies. From September 2002 until February 2003, Mr. Savage served as Co-Founder, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for TippingPoint Technologies (NASDAQ: TPTI), which was later acquired by 3Com. From February 1999 until August 2001, Mr. Savage served as co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and President for Netpliance, Inc., which completed an initial public offering (NASDAQ: NPLI). From April 1998 until February 1999, Mr. Savage served as General Manager, Broadband for Cisco Systems Inc.’s service provider line of business. From July 1996 until April 1998, Mr. Savage served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for NetSpeed, Inc., which was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO). Mr. Savage received his B.S. degree in Business from Oklahoma State University, attended University of Virginia’s Executive Leadership Program, and received his M.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University.