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Emerald Expositions Events Inc (EEX.N)

EEX.N on New York Stock Exchange

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23 May 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Konstantin Gilis

43 2013 Chairman of the Board

David Loechner

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Philip Evans

55 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Darrell Denny

56 2014 Executive Vice President

Eric Lisman

58 2017 Executive Vice President

Christopher McCabe

51 2014 Executive Vice President

Joseph Randall

59 2014 Executive Vice President

Karalynn Sprouse

47 2014 Executive Vice President

David Gosling

41 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Joanne Wheatley

53 2015 Senior Vice President - Marketing Services

Lori Jenks

58 2014 Senior Vice President - Operations

John McGeary

53 2015 Senior Vice President

Teresa Reilly

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Digital

William Charles

46 2014 Chief Information Officer

Eileen Deady

42 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Amir Motamedi

36 2013 Director

Michael Alicea

50 2015 Independent Director

Todd Hyatt

57 2015 Independent Director

Lisa Klinger

2018 Independent Director

Jeffrey Naylor

59 2013 Independent Director

Emmanuelle Skala

2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Konstantin Gilis

Mr. Konstantin (Kosty) Gilis serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Gilis has been a member of the Board since June 2013, its Chairman since June 2013 and has served on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Gilis is a Managing Director at Onex, focusing on the industrial products and business services sectors. Mr. Gilis currently also serves on the board of directors of Clarivate Analytics and WireCo Worldgroup. Prior to joining Onex in 2004, Mr. Gilis worked at Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, and was a management consultant at Bain & Company in the firm’s Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg, South Africa offices. Mr. Gilis holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

David Loechner

Mr. David Loechner serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Loechner has served as Emerald’s Chief Executive Officer and President since August 2013 and as President since June 2010, and has been a member of the Board since June 2013. As Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Loechner oversees our portfolio of trade shows and conferences as well as leading industry publications and digital products. Between 2006 and June 2010, Mr. Loechner served as our Senior Vice President. Mr. Loechner has over 33 years of industry experience and holds a B.A. from Principia College. Mr. Loechner was selected to serve on our board of directors due to his business experience and current service as our Chief Executive Officer.

Philip Evans

Mr. Philip Evans serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Evans joined Emerald as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in October 2013. Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Evans was Chief Financial Officer at ProQuest LLC from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Evans oversees all of our financial aspects including budgeting, forecasting, accounting, debt raising and cash flow management, tax planning, M&A activities, investor relations and regulatory and financial reporting. Mr. Evans is an experienced CFO driving performance improvements and strengthening the business with metrics, process and controls. Mr. Evans has over 30 years of experience in financial roles and holds a B.A. Honors from Lancaster University, UK. Mr. Evans is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Darrell Denny

Mr. Darrell C. Denny serves as Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Denny has served as Executive Vice President since April 2014. From June 2010 to March 2014 Mr. Denny served as our Senior Vice President—Sports & Business Development. From September 2000 to December 2009, Mr. Denny served as Executive Vice President of Penton Media. Mr. Denny has over 31 years of industry experience and holds a B.A. from Texas State University—San Marcos.

Eric Lisman

Mr. Eric I. Lisman serves as Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Lisman joined us as an Executive Vice President in March 2017. Mr. Lisman is an experienced transaction professional with a 30-year media industry career. From September 2013 through March 2017, Mr. Lisman founded and operated Media Front Inc., a strategic and transaction consulting firm serving the trade show and media industries. Mr. Lisman previously served from December 2012 through September 2013 as Chief Executive Officer of ENK International. From September 1997 through December 2012, he served as Executive Vice President — Corporate Development of Advanstar Communications and, prior to that, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Reed Publishing USA. Mr. Lisman holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Christopher McCabe

Mr. Christopher McCabe serves as Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. McCabe has served as Executive Vice President since April 2014. From October 2010 to March 2014 Mr. McCabe served as our Senior Vice President—Photography & Jewelry. From February 2008 to October 2010, Mr. McCabe served as our Vice President—Merchandise. Mr. McCabe sits on the board of directors of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. Mr. McCabe has over 27 years of industry experience and holds an M.B.A. from Iona College and a B.A. from College of the Holy Cross.

Joseph Randall

Mr. Joseph Randall serves as Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Randall has served as an Executive Vice President since April 2014. From 2006 to March 2014 Mr. Randall served as our Senior Vice President—Building, Design, Healthcare, Military & Apparel. Mr. Randall has over 34 years of industry experience and holds an A.B. from the University of Georgia.

Karalynn Sprouse

Ms. Karalynn Sprouse serves as Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Sprouse has served as an Executive Vice President since June 2014. Ms. Sprouse joined Emerald Expositions in August 2013, serving as Senior Vice President of the General Merchandise and International Sourcing Group. From 2007-2013, Ms. Sprouse served as Vice President for UBM Advanstar’s Fashion Group, MAGIC International. Prior to that, Ms. Sprouse spent 15 years in publishing, most recently she was Vice President of Advertising for the Los Angeles News Group, a division of Media News Group. Ms. Sprouse sits on the board of directors of Fashion Business Inc. Ms. Sprouse has over 22 years of experience in publications, events and trade shows.

David Gosling

Mr. David R Gosling serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Gosling serves as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; he joined us shortly following our acquisition by Onex in July 2013. Mr. Gosling oversees all aspects of the business of a legal or corporate nature, including merger & acquisition transactions, commercial contracts, corporate governance and Board matters, equity plans and agreements, debt agreements, financial reporting obligations and litigation. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gosling had over ten years’ experience, having worked as an attorney in private practice from 2012 to July 2013 and from 2005 through 2011 as Corporate Counsel and Business Development Manager for Oakley, Inc., prior to which he was employed by the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Gosling is a graduate of Stanford Law School in Stanford, California.

Joanne Wheatley

Ms. Joanne Wheatley serves as Senior Vice President - Marketing Services of the Company. Ms. Wheatley has served as our Senior Vice President—Marketing Services since November 2015. From June 2010 to October 2015, Ms. Wheatley served as our Vice President – Marketing Services, from July 2009 to May 2010, Ms. Wheatley served as our Vice President— Marketing and between January 2001 and June 2009, she served as our Vice President—Audience Marketing. Ms. Wheatley has over 27 years of industry experience and holds a B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Lori Jenks

Ms. Lori Jenks serves as Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company since April 2014. From June 2008 to March 2014 Ms. Jenks served as our Vice President—Operations. From September 2000 to May 2008, Ms. Jenks served as Group Operations Director of VNU. Ms. Jenks has over 24 years of trade show industry event/conference experience. Ms. Jenks is certified in Business Process Improvement and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

John McGeary

Mr. John McGeary serves as Senior Vice President of the Company. He joined Emerald Expositions in 2013 and has served as Senior Vice President since March 2015. Mr. McGeary is a 20-year veteran of the trade show, event and media industries. Mr. McGeary started his career in marketing and sales at Dun & Bradstreet before becoming a Sales Executive at Reed Exhibitions. Mr. McGeary was also part of the Business Development Team that produced three new events including New York Comic Con and the New York Anime Festival. Mr. McGeary also managed the Canadian office for Reed Exhibitions, which led to managing the PGA Merchandise Show in the United States and Canada. Mr. McGeary has a M.B.A. from the University of Bridgeport and his B.S. in Business Administration from Marist College.

Teresa Reilly

Ms. Teresa Reilly serves as Senior Vice President - Digital of the Company since April 2014. From January 2009 to March 2014 Ms. Reilly served as our Vice President—Digital. From 2007 to 2008, Ms. Reilly served as Vice President—Online Marketing & Operations of MediZine, LLC. Ms. Reilly has over 15 years of digital experience and holds an M.B.A. from Fordham University and a B.S. from Fairfield University.

William Charles

Mr. William Charles serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Charles has led our information technology (“IT”) operations since joining us in August 2013, and was promoted to our Chief Information Officer beginning in January 2014. Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Charles was a senior executive in IT at Pacific Sunwear from 2004 to 2013. Mr. Charles oversees all aspects of our IT infrastructure and systems. Mr. Charles has over 23 years of industry experience and has an M.B.A. from Babson College and an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut.

Eileen Deady

Ms. Eileen Deady serves as Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Deady has served for 10 years in positions of increasing seniority within Nielsen’s human resources department, most recently serving as our Vice President—Human Resources since September 2013. Ms. Deady oversees all aspects of the Company’s human resources and payroll functions and has over 14 years of industry experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

Amir Motamedi

Mr. Amir H. Motamedi is Director of the Company. Mr. Motamedi has been a member of the Board and has served on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee since June 2013. Mr. Motamedi is a Managing Director at Onex where he focuses on industrials and business services opportunities. Mr. Motamedi currently also serves on the board of directors of Clarivate Analytics and BBAM. Prior to joining Onex, Mr. Motamedi worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Motamedi holds a B.A. and a B. Comm. from McGill University.

Michael Alicea

Mr. Michael Alicea serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Alicea has been a member of the Board and the Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Alicea is presently the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources for The Nielsen Company. Mr. Alicea is responsible for all human resources activities across the Global Business Services (GBS), Entertainment and Business Development groups at The Nielsen Company, and, since 1995, has held a variety of leadership roles within The Nielsen Company in human resources, communications and operations. Overall, he possesses a strong background in a broad range of human resources, communications, operations and M&A disciplines. Mr. Alicea currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Emma Bowen Foundation, which is dedicated to preparing minority youth for careers in the media industry, and is Co-Chair of The Nielsen Company’s External Advisory Board. He holds a B.B.A. in Human Resources & Organizational Management from Baruch College. Mr. Alicea has developed a high degree of familiarity with our operations, risks, and opportunities through his experience at Emerald Expositions including the expansion and development of the exposition business within Nielsen before the Onex Acquisition.

Todd Hyatt

Mr. Todd Hyatt serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hyatt has been a member of the Board and the Audit Committee of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Hyatt is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for IHS Markit, Inc., a leading Information Services Company focused on capital intensive industries including energy, automotive and financial services. Mr. Hyatt has worked at IHS since 2005 and has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer for the Company’s engineering segment. Prior to joining IHS, Mr. Hyatt served as Vice President for Lone Tree Capital Management, a private equity firm. During his career, he has also worked for U S WEST / MediaOne where he was an Executive Director in the Multimedia Ventures organization and for AT&T. He started his career in public accounting, working at Arthur Young and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Hyatt holds a Masters in Management from Purdue University and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Wyoming.

Lisa Klinger

Jeffrey Naylor

Mr. Jeffrey G. Naylor serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Naylor has been a member of the Board and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board since August 2013, and has been a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board since December 2015. He has served as Managing Director of Topaz Consulting, LLC, a financial consulting firm, since he founded the company in April 2014. Prior to that, from 2004 through 2014, Mr. Naylor held multiple leadership positions with the TJX Companies, including Senior Corporate Advisor, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Business Development Officer, and Senior Executive Vice President. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Big Lots, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Naylor also serves on the Board of Directors of Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company as well as on the Board of Directors of Save-A-Lot, Ltd., a hard-discount grocery retailer. He earned an M.B.A. and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Emmanuelle Skala