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Destination Maternity Corp (DEST.OQ)

DEST.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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22 Jan 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barry Erdos

73 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Melissa Payner-Gregor

59 2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Stern

50 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ronald Masciantonio

40 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Peter Longo

2017 Director

Michael Blitzer

68 2013 Independent Director

Allison Malkin

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Barry Erdos

Mr. Barry Erdos is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Erdos is a consultant in the retail industry. Mr. Erdos served as Chief Executive Officer of F.A.O. Schwarz, Inc. from March 2009 until its acquisition by Toys “R” Us in May 2009. From 2005 until 2008, Mr. Erdos was a director of Bluefly, Inc. where he was also President and Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Prior to joining Bluefly, Inc., Mr. Erdos held senior management positions with prominent retailers, including President and Chief Operating Officer of Build A Bear Workshop, Chief Operating Officer of Ann Taylor, Inc., Chief Operating Officer of J. Crew Group, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Limited Inc.’s Limited Express division. Mr. Erdos also served as a director of Trio Merger Corp. Mr. Erdos qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” satisfying the rules of the SEC. Mr. Erdos’s qualification as an audit committee financial expert as well as his extensive management experience make him highly qualified to serve both as a director of the Company and a financial expert on the Audit Committee.

Melissa Payner-Gregor

Ms. Melissa Payner-Gregor is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She served as a director of the Destination Maternity Board since August 2009. Ms. Payner-Gregor is currently working as a consultant for several retail/e-commerce companies. She served as an advisor to Bluefly Inc. in 2015, having previously served as the company's Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2012. In 2003 she was Bluefly's President. Prior to joining Bluefly, Ms. Payner-Gregor held senior management positions with prominent retailers and consumer products companies, including Chief Executive Officer and President of Spiegel Catalog and President of Chico's FAS.

David Stern

Mr. David Stern is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the Company since August 2016. From 2012 to 2016 Mr. Stern served as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer of Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack. Prior to joining Pep Boys, Mr. Stern served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Stern held roles at Coldwater Creek, including Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Controller. From 2000 to 2007 Mr. Stern was the Chief Financial Officer of Petro Services. Mr. Stern began his career as an internal auditor and gained experience as a financial analyst, accounting manager and corporate controller at several companies, including Delhaize America, before joining Petro Services. Mr. Stern is a member of the Board of Directors of Beck Supplies, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Camp Ockanickon, a not-for-profit organization. Mr. Stern has earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University, and has earned a Certified Public Accountant designation.

Ronald Masciantonio

Mr. Ronald J. Masciantonio is an Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. From November 2012 to August 2013 Mr. Masciantonio also served as our General Counsel. From November 2011 until November 2012 Mr. Masciantonio served as our Executive Vice President & General Counsel, having previously served as our Senior Vice President & General Counsel from April 2010 to November 2011 and, prior to that, as our Vice President & General Counsel from August 2006. In August 2006 Mr. Masciantonio rejoined us, after having previously served as our Assistant General Counsel from February 2004 to May 2005. From May 2005 to August 2006 Mr. Masciantonio was Assistant General Counsel, North America for Taylor Nelson Sofres, N.A., a market research company with global headquarters in London, England. Prior to joining us originally in February 2004 Mr. Masciantonio was an Associate at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from September 2001 to February 2004. Mr. Masciantonio earned a Juris Doctorate legal degree from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Masciantonio is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern Jersey.

Peter Longo

Mr. Peter Longo is Director of the Company. Mr. Longo most recently served as President of Macy's Logistics/Operations, a position he held since 2000. In this role, he was pivotal in leading the business plan development and implementation for the logistics and technology infrastructure to support Macy's e-commerce efforts as well as the company's transition to omnichannel involving the analytics, operations, and systems for a flexible fulfillment network. Prior to this role, Mr. Longo functioned in a senior level capacity during the significant integrations of then Federated Department Stores with Macy's and the May Company, and the administrative and organizational restructuring of the company. Along with his work with Macy's, Mr. Longo has also served as Co-Chair of VICS (Voluntary Industry Collaboration & Solutions) and served on the Board of Governors for GS1-US and GS1-Global. In 2015 he received the Roger Milliken Award for outstanding contribution to industry collaboration and for his leadership in bringing RFID technology to the retail supply chain. Mr. Longo is a graduate of Villanova University with a BS in Economics and New York University with an MBA in Finance.

Michael Blitzer

Mr.Michael J. Blitzer is an Independent Director of the Company since January 2013. Mr. Blitzer has been a principal at Portsmouth Partners, LLC, an advisory firm that provides operational and strategic services to private equity groups that focus on retail, wholesale and consumer industries, since September 2005. He is also currently an advisory partner to Goode Partners, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in consumer industries, a position he has held since March 2006. Mr. Blitzer was an advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of The Kellwood Company, owned by Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies, from June 2012 to May 2013. From November 2002 to September 2005, Mr. Blitzer served as the Lead Independent Director and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of LeSportsac, Inc. Previously, Mr. Blitzer served as the Vice Chairman of Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel companies, from September 1997 until he retired in November 2002. Mr. Blitzer spent over 30 years combined at Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation and at Macy’s in various executive merchandising positions in Women’s and Menswear, Accessories, and Footwear. He has also worked as a consultant for a variety of companies in both apparel and accessories, including Neiman Marcus Group and Liz Claiborne, Inc. He currently serves on the board of One Stop Plus, a private direct marketing company specializing in the plus size business. In addition to LeSportsac, Inc., Mr. Blitzer has, in the past, served on the boards of directors of Kate Spade, LLC, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., Charming Shoppes, Inc., All Saints Retail Limited, Charlotte Russe Holdings, Inc., Modell’s Sporting Goods, and Intermix, LLC.

Allison Malkin

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