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Edison Nation Inc (EDNT.OQ)

EDNT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christopher Ferguson

51 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Ferguson

59 2019 President, Treasurer

Brett Vroman

39 2019 Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Bruce Bennett

61 2017 Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer

Philip Anderson

52 2019 Chief Strategy Officer

Louis Foreman

51 2019 Director

Mary Halford

55 2020 Independent Director

Frank Jennings

48 2018 Independent Director

Kevin O'Donnell

44 2019 Independent Director

Aimee Carroll

Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Christopher Ferguson

Mr. Christopher B. Ferguson J.D. serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Ferguson served as Chief Executive Officer of SRM and Fergco. In 2010, Mr. Ferguson co-founded a company in the fiber network industry, FTE Networks. Inc. (FTNW:NYSEAMERICAN), and served as CEO of the company until June 2013. In August 2001, Mr. Ferguson co-founded Mercer Staffing, and acted as its president until December 2007. In June 1995, Mr. Ferguson founded The Florio Group, a private equity investment company, with former New Jersey governor James J. Florio. From June 1995 to October 2001, Mr. Ferguson served as Managing Director of The Florio Group. From May 1995 until August 1999, Mr. Ferguson also acted as Chief Financial Officer for Cabot Marsh Corporation, a healthcare consulting firm. Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law. Mr. Ferguson offers executive decision-making and risk assessment skills as a result of his previous experiences and services as Chief Executive Officer of a public company. Our nominating and corporate governance committee and board of directors considered Mr. Ferguson’s 12 years of experience as a founder and senior executive officer of public and private corporations, and his current services as our Chief Executive Officer and determined that his vast experience in the role as a leader and executive and his direct involvement and understanding of both SRM and Fergco’s ongoing operations should facilitate the board of directors in its evaluation of strategic initiatives and operational performance.

Kevin Ferguson

Mr. Kevin J. Ferguson serves as President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Ferguson acted as a member of the board of directors of Fergco from June 1995 until July 2017 and was employed as Fergco’s president from June 1999 to July 2017. Between June 1995 and May 1999, he worked as head of sales for Fergco. Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Villanova University.

Brett Vroman

Mr. Brett Earl James Vroman CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Vroman was Director of Financial Reporting at Avantor, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of high-quality products, services and solutions to customers and suppliers in the life science, advanced technology and applied materials industries. From March 2011 to October 2014, Mr. Vroman was employed as an Assurance Senior Manager at BDO USA, LLP, a public accounting, tax, consulting and business advisory firm and from December 2005 to February 2011, Mr. Vroman last held the position of Audit Manager at Smart and Associates, LLP, a business advisory and consulting firm. Mr. Vroman is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from York College of Pennsylvania.

Bruce Bennett

Mr. Bruce Randell Bennett serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer of the Company. Mr. Bennett was employed as president of SRM, where he focused largely on the company’s product sourcing between China and the company’s various entertainment industry customers, such as Disney, Universal Studios, Six Flags, SeaWorld and Madison Square Garden. Mr. Bennett started at SRM in 1984, as assistant to the president, and worked his way up to the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing prior to being named president of the company in January 1998.

Philip Anderson

Mr. Philip J. Anderson serves as Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. He has acted as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2017. From November 2016 to June 2017, Mr. Anderson served as a consultant and Chief Financial Officer of COPsync, Inc. (COYN: NASDAQ), an information technology company that is focused on providing data management and services to the law enforcement industry. From January 2015 to July 2016, Mr. Anderson served as Chief Financial Officer of Electronic Cigarettes International Group Ltd. (ECIG:OTC), an electronic cigarettes manufacturer. From October 2006 to December 2014, he was a managing member of Pinnacle Fund, a Dallas, Texas-based hedge fund and family office investing in small to micro-cap public companies. Prior to joining Pinnacle Fund, Mr. Anderson was the director of research at Siar Capital from January 1999 to August 2006, a family office specializing in micro- and small-cap public and private investments. Prior to his time spent with Siar Capital, Phil performed sell-side research at the investment banks C.E. Unterberg and Ladenburg Thalmann. Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College and a Masters of Business Administration from Hofstra University.

Louis Foreman

Mr. Louis Foreman serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Foreman has worked as the Creator and Executive Producer of the television show Everyday Edisons. In addition to his role as a founder of the Edison Nation brand, from November 2001 to the present, Mr. Foreman has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Enventys Partners, an integrated product development firm. From May 2012 to the present, Mr. Foreman has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal. From June 2010 to December 2017, Mr. Foreman served as President of the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to educational and charitable activities designed to promote the value of intellectual property rights. Mr. Foreman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His experience in prior leadership roles as well as his operational experience as founder of Edison Nation provide a significant benefit to our board of directors.

Mary Halford

Ms. Mary Ann Halford serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mary Ann Halford has served as a Senior Advisor with OC&C Strategy Consultants, supporting the growth and development of their media and entertainment practice in the U.S. In addition, from May 2017 to the present, Ms. Halford has been an Executive in Residence with Progress Partners, a media and tech financial advisory business, supporting the firm on advising clients as well as supporting the development their recent Progress Ventures raise. From March 2012 to April 2017, Ms. Halford served initially as a Managing Director and then a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting’s TMT Group where she significantly expanded the firm’s media and entertainment practice globally with a focus on broadcasters and content companies. Ms. Halford’s clients included RTL, CME, MediaWorks, Fox, Disney, Media General, TEGNA, Cox, Raycom, Townsquare, NBC/Universal, Gray Broadcasting, Pearl TV, as well as private equity firms investing in the industry. In addition, Ms. Halford has founded and developed two consulting firms, BizWorks360 and Global Media Strategies, working with clients such as Viacom, Scholastic Corporation, HIT Entertainment, National Public Media, Rainbow Media, Gaiam, The Weinstein Company, amongst others. On the operational side, Ms. Halford built out the digital operations for ITN Networks from 2008 – 2009 and from 1997 through 2002, Ms. Halford built and developed the platform for the Fox International Channels Group. In addition, from 2007 through 2014, Ms. Halford served on the Board of Directors of Triton Digital. Ms. Halford received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Economics from Georgetown University and her Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University.

Frank Jennings

Mr. Frank D. Jennings serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jennings has been employed as the Vice President of Sales, North America by Doctor on Demand, Inc., a telemedicine provider. From August 2011 to August 2014, he was employed as Assistant Vice President of New Business Development by Castlight Health, a technology company focused on employee health benefits solutions. Mr. Jennings holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University. Mr. Jenning’s service in both operational and leadership roles provides a significant benefit to our audit, nominating and corporate governance, and compensation committees, as well as to our board of directors.

Kevin O'Donnell

Mr. Kevin J. O'Donnell serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. O’Donnell brings close to 20 years of strategic corporate growth, financial structuring, and business development initiatives to emerging growth companies. From May 2007 to June 2010, Mr. O’Donnell served as the Founder/President of KOR Capital, LLC, a private equity and consulting firm specializing in turn around management of mid-market companies. From December 1999 to February 2007, Mr. O’Donnell was a Co-Founder and Principal of ALS, LLC, a human resources management organization. Mr. O’Donnell holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida. Mr. O’Donnell’s service in both operational and leadership roles provides a significant benefit to our audit, nominating and corporate governance, and compensation committees, as well as to our board of directors.

Aimee Carroll

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