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EZCORP Inc (EZPW.OQ)

EZPW.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Phillip Cohen

72 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board

Jason Kulas

49 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Jugmans

44 2020 Interim Chief Financial Officer

William Eric Fosse

56 2018 President - U.S. Pawn

Fransisco Kuthy Saenger

54 2019 President, Latin America Pawn

Scott Alomes

60 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer & New Ventures

Daniel Chism

51 2020 Principal Accounting Officer

Fred Herman

64 2020 Chief Accounting Officer

Mark DeBenedictus

58 2017 Chief Customer Experience Officer

Lachlan Given

42 2019 Chief M&A and Strategic Funding Officer

Jacob Wedin

48 2017 Chief Business Development Officer

Thomas Welch

64 2017 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Matthew Appel

63 2019 Lead Independent Director

Hugo Dooner

50 2020 Director

Zena Arnold

41 2019 Independent Director

Shelaghmichael Brown

70 2019 Independent Director

Pablo Lagos Espinosa

64 2010 Independent Director

Kent Stone

62 2019 Independent Director

Gary Tillett

60 2019 Independent Director

Robert Webb

63 2019 Independent Director

Rosa Zeegers

59 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Phillip Cohen

Mr. Phillip E. Cohen serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Cohen has been a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Chairman since September 2019. He has been an owner of, and advisor to, the Company for 30 years. He acquired the Company in 1989 and took it public in 1991 with an initial public offering of Class A Non-Voting Common Stock. Mr. Cohen has over 40 years of investment banking and financial advisory experience with a variety of firms, including Kuhn Loeb & Co. Incorporated (1973-1977), Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Incorporated (1977-1979), The First Boston Corporation (1980), Oppenheimer & Co, Inc. (1980-1984), Morgan Schiff & Co., Inc. (1984-Present) and Madison Park LLC (2004 to Present). Mr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University. Mr. Cohen is the sole stockholder of M S Pawn Corporation, which is the general partner of M S Pawn Limited Partnership, the owner of 100% of the outstanding shares of our Class B Voting Common Stock.

Jason Kulas

Mr. Jason A. Kulas serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Kulas joined the Company as President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2020. Prior to joining EZCORP, he held a variety of executive-level finance and operations positions, most recently with Santander Consumer USA Inc., a NYSE listed full-service consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance and third-party servicing, where he served in a series of roles, including Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors from 2007 to 2017.

Timothy Jugmans

Mr. Timothy K. Jugmans serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has been serving as the Company’s Vice President, Treasury and M&A since December 2016, having served as a consultant to the Company performing similar duties since March 2015. From January 2015 to December 2016, Mr. Jugmans was a principal of Selene Partners Inc., a financial consulting firm providing strategic advice and other business services to a variety of clients, including the Company and Morgan Schiff & Co., Inc. Morgan Schiff & Co., Inc. is a boutique investment banking services company wholly owned by Phillip E. Cohen, the beneficial owner of all of the Company’s Class B Voting Common Stock. Mr. Jugmans served as the Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Schiff & Co., Inc. from April 2013 to December 2014, and was Chief Financial Officer of ShippingEasy, Inc. from July 2011 to April 2013. From April 2005 to June 2012, Mr. Jugmans was a Corporate Advisor at Lexicon Partners Pty Limited, an independent corporate advisory and consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia. He served in various analyst and senior analyst positions at boutique investment banks for seven years prior to that. Mr. Jugmans currently has no affiliation or relationship with Mr. Cohen (other than through his Company role) or any of Mr. Cohen’s non-EZCORP companies.

William Eric Fosse

Mr. William Eric Fosse serves as President - U.S. Pawn of the Company. Mr. Fosse rejoined EZCORP as Division Vice President of U.S. Pawn in November 2016, was promoted to Senior Vice President of Stores in June 2017 and was promoted to President, U.S. Pawn in July 2018. Mr. Fosse served in various role in two previous periods with EZCORP (September 2004 to December 2012, and September 2014 to May 2015), including Vice President, EZMoney Operations; President, EZMoney; President, Pawn Americas; President, North American Operations; President, U.S. Financial and Online Services; and President Pawn and Cash Converters Americas. From June 2015 to September 2016, Mr. Fosse was CEO of Interstate Automotive Group, a chain of Buy Here/Pay Here auto sales and finance stores operating across 15 states. From December 2012 to September 2014, he was a private investor and consultant concentrating on pawn and financial services businesses. Prior to originally joining EZCORP in 2004, Mr. Fosse spent thirteen years with G&K Services, Inc., a public company providing uniform and facility services to businesses. Mr. Fosse received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University., and September 2014 to May 2015), including Vice President, EZMoney Operations; President, EZMoney; President, Pawn Americas; President, North American Operations; President, U.S. Financial and Online Services; and President Pawn and Cash Converters Americas. From June 2015 to September 2016, Mr. Fosse was CEO of Interstate Automotive Group, a chain of Buy Here/Pay Here auto sales and finance stores operating across 15 states. From December 2012 to September 2014, he was a private investor and consultant concentrating on pawn and financial services businesses. Prior to originally joining EZCORP in 2004, Mr. Fosse spent thirteen years with G&K Services, Inc., a public company providing uniform and facility services to businesses.

Fransisco Kuthy Saenger

Mr. Fransisco J. Kuthy Saenger serves as President, Latin America Pawn of the Company. Mr. Kuthy joined EZCORP in November 2013 as Senior Vice President of Operations for our Mexico Pawn operations, Empeño Fácil, and was promoted to General Manager of that business in May 2014. Prior to joining EZCORP, Mr. Kuthy spent over three years (May 2010 to November 2013) as General Manager of Farmacias Dermatologicas, S.A. de C.V., Mexico’s leading retailer of dermatology and derma-cosmetic consumer products; and six years with Comercial Mexicana, a large retail chain in Mexico, serving as Chief Operating Officer Bodega Comercial Mexicana (2006 to 2010) and District Manager Comercial Mexicana Bajio (May 2004 to 2006). Mr. Kuthy held previous positions in business development, sales administration, operations and field management with Bachoco, S.A. de C.V. (1997 to 2004), Sabritas, S.A. de C.V. (1997) and Wal-Mart’s Mexican subsidiary (1989 to 1997).

Scott Alomes

Mr. Scott Alomes is Chief Human Resource Officer & New Ventures of the Company. Mr. Alomes joined EZCORP as Chief Human Resources Officer in March 2015. In October 2016, Mr. Alomes was assigned management oversight responsibility for the Company’s CASHMAX business in Canada, as well as all new ventures, and his title was changed to Chief Human Resources Officer and New Ventures. His title of Chief Human Resources Officer was reinstated in November 2019. He has more than 30 years of experience and has spent his entire career in Human Resources for the financial services industry. He joined EZCORP from Crowe Horwath Australia, where he was HR Leader in the Southern Region for this large provider of accounting, audit, tax business and financial advice to individuals and businesses in Australia. Mr. Alomes has also held HR leadership roles at ClearView Wealth Limited (investments and life insurance products in Australia), Suncorp (banking and wealth management in Australia and New Zealand), Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank.

Daniel Chism

Mr. Daniel M. Chism has been appointed as Principal Accounting Officer of the Company effective 2/28/2020. He has over 20 years of accounting, finance and business experience in the pawn industry, with over half of those years at EZCORP. He served as EZCORP’s Controller from August 1999 to October 2009, when he was promoted to Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. He served in that position for two years until he left the company in October 2011. Mr. Chism further previously served as interim Chief Financial Officer from May 2010 to November 2010. After leaving the company, Mr. Chism co-founded, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of, Cash Solutions Centers, LLC, a privately-held owner and operator of pawnshops and financial services stores. From May 2015 to July 2016, Mr. Chism also served as Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer of Gatsby Investments, LLC, a privately-held holding company, as well as Chief Financial Officer to two consumer products companies in the Gatsby Investments portfolio. Mr. Chism began his professional career at Ernst & Young, where he served as Audit Manager on EZCORP’s account. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Fred Herman

Mr. Fred E. Herman serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He has been an accounting consultant to the Company since December 2019. From 2003 to 2019, Mr. Herman held a number of senior management positions with Rent-A-Center, Inc., a $2.6 billion public company with over 3,500 locations in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. Those positions included Executive Vice President – Chief Information Officer (2018-2019), Executive Vice President – Accounting, Global Controller (2014-2017) and other executive roles in internal audit, risk and compliance, and shared services. Prior to joining Rent-A-Center, Inc., Mr. Herman held finance and internal audit roles at other public companies, and he began his professional career in public accounting with Deloitte. Mr. Herman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Missouri. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor

Mark DeBenedictus

Mr. Mark DeBenedictus is Chief Customer Experience Officer of the Company. Mr. DeBenedictus joined EZCORP as Chief Customer Experience Officer in May 2017, after having served as a strategic IT consultant for three months. Mr. DeBenedictus is responsible for executive oversight of the Company’s strategic and operational information technology function and for overseeing the Company’s developing and evolving businesses. Prior to joining EZCORP, Mr. DeBenedictus was founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Repatriate Advisory Solutions LLC, an IT transformation specialist that assists companies in the evaluation and modification of IT and business process outsourcing arrangements. Prior to forming Repatriate Advisory Solutions in 2016, Mr. DeBenedictus spent five years with American International Group (AIG) as Senior Vice President, Global Infrastructure Services, and over twenty years in a variety of capacities with Electronic Data Services (EDS) and related companies, including Vice President, Global Financial Services; Vice President, U.S. Financial Services; Global Vice President, Service Delivery - Australia and New Zealand; Managing Director - Credit Services; and Client Delivery Executive. Mr. DeBenedictus received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York.

Lachlan Given

Mr. Lachlan P. Given serves as Chief M&A and Strategic Funding Officer of the Company. Mr. Given was appointed to the Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chairman in July 2014, became Executive Vice Chairman in August 2014, Executive Chairman in February 2015. Mr. Given serves on the Compensation Committee. He is the sole beneficial owner of LPG Limited (HK), a business and financial advisory firm, and prior to assuming the role of Executive Vice Chairman of EZCORP, provided international financial and advisory services to a number of companies, including EZCORP from October 2012 to June 2014. Since 2004, Mr. Given has also served as a consultant and advisor to Madison Park LLC, which has, in the past, provided certain advisory services to the Company. Madison Park is wholly owned by Phillip E. Cohen, who is the beneficial owner of all of our Class B Voting Common Stock. Mr. Given is also a director of The Farm Journal Corporation, a 134-year old pre-eminent U.S. agricultural media company; Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX: SEN), a developer and manufacturer of certified, defense-grade encryption solutions; CANSTAR Pty Ltd, an Australian financial services ratings and research firm; and TAB Products Co. LLC, a leading North American records management company. Mr. Given began his career working in the investment banking and equity capital markets divisions of Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia, where he specialized in the origination and execution of a variety of M&A, equity, equity-linked and fixed income transactions. Mr. Given also serves on the board of directors of Cash Converters International Limited.

Jacob Wedin

Mr. Jacob Gustaf Lennart Wedin serves as Chief Business Development Officer of the Company. Mr. Wedin joined EZCORP in May 2015 as Chief Product and Process Officer and has served as Chief Business Development Officer since November 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wedin was the CEO of the Mexico Division at Bayport Financial Services, a provider of consumer financial services, including short, medium and long-term loans, where he led Bayport’s expansion into Mexico. Prior to that, he was Bayport’s Business Development Executive in Latin America. Prior to joining Bayport, he served as a representative of the Swedish Trade Commission for several countries in Latin American and the Caribbean, based in Brazil. He is a native of Sweden and received his MBA from the American International University in London.

Thomas Welch

Mr. Thomas H. Welch, Jr. is Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company. He joined Dell Inc.’s legal department in 1995, and served as Vice President, Legal and General Corporate Counsel from April 1999 to April 2008. Mr. Welch was principally responsible for legal support of Dell’s corporate securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial services, executive compensation and benefits, facilities, corporate governance and general corporate matters. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Welch was Vice President - Corporate Development of Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company (predecessor to Pioneer Natural Resources Company), and previously was a shareholder with the law firm of Johnson & Gibbs, P.C., Dallas, Texas. Mr. Welch received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Purdue University and a J.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Matthew Appel

Mr. Matthew W. Appel, CPA is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Appel joined EZCORP as a director in January 2015 and is Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Appel spent 37 years in finance, administration and operations roles with a variety of companies, most recently Zale Corporation, an NYSE listed jewelry retailer, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from May 2009 to May 2011 and Chief Administrative Officer from May 2011 to July 2014 and co-led the successful turnaround of the company. Prior to joining Zale, Mr. Appel was Chief Financial Officer of EXL Service Holdings, Inc., a NASDAQ listed business process solutions company (February 2007 to May 2009); spent four years (February 2003 to February 2007) at Electronic Data Systems Corporation, serving as Vice President, Finance and Administration BPO and Vice President, BPO Management; and held a variety of finance and operations roles from 1984 to 2003 at Tenneco Inc., Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Appel began his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Company, working there from 1977 to 1984. Mr. Appel received an MBA in Accounting from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Business in 1977 and a Business Administration degree from Rutgers College in 1976. Mr. Appel is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.

Hugo Dooner

Mr. Hugo R. Dooner serves as Director of the Company. He is the Chief Executive Officer of LoanMart, a privately-held company that is the largest online auto title loan lender in the U.S. Prior to joining LoanMart in 2014, Mr. Dooner was the Executive Vice President, Head of Personal Lending Division at Santander Consumer USA Inc., a NYSE-listed auto finance company, where he was responsible for multiple lines of business, including Consumer-Direct Refinance, Private label Credit Card and Consumer-Direct PULs. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Dooner held positions of increasing responsibility at HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, where he progressed to serve for two years as Vice President and Director, Head of Portfolio Marketing and Global Servicing Operations. He began his business career in investment banking, serving in the Business Development Group of Merrill Lynch from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Dooner received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Zena Arnold

Ms. Zena Srivatsa Arnold is Independent Director of the Company. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing, brand management, strategy development and business operations. She has spent almost six years with Google, currently serving as Global Head of Growth for Chromebooks. Her previous roles at Google have included General Manager, US Chromebooks (March 2018 to May 2019), Global Head of Marketing, Chromebooks and IoT (November 2016 to March 2018), Head of Americas Marketing, Google Play (April 2015 to October 2016) and Head of NA Marketing, Google Play (October 2013 to April 2015). Prior to joining Google, she spent over nine years in various brand management positions with Kellogg Company (August 2010 to October 2013) and Procter & Gamble (April 2004 to August 2010). Ms. Arnold began her professional career at General Electric Corporation, where she served as Product Manager, Server Solutions for GE Capital IT Solutions (April 2002 to April 2004). Ms. Arnold received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Business Marketing, from The Ohio State University. She was recognized in 2014 as one of Brand Innovators “40 Under 40,” and has received numerous other professional awards and recognitions.

Shelaghmichael Brown

Ms. Shelaghmichael C. Brown serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Brown joined EZCORP as a director in April 2019. She has more than 35 years of management experience in operations, brand and technology at a variety of financial services institutions and other companies. Ms. Brown retired from BBVA Compass in June 2011 as Senior Executive Vice President and Executive Officer Retail Banking, where she was responsible for a network of over 700 branches; online, mobile and other electronic banking platforms; traditional consumer and small business credit and deposit products; and marketing. Prior to joining BBVA Compass, Ms. Brown was President of RediClinic, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of TeleCheck International, Inc.; and Executive Vice President, Manager-Retail Banking for JP Morgan Chase. Since 2012, Ms. Brown has served on the Board of Trust Managers of Weingarten Realty Investors, an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust, where she has been a member of the Management Development Committee and the Compensation Committee and is currently Chair of the Governance Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors for BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc., where she is a member of the Risk Committee and the Audit Committee. Ms. Brown received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Wheaton College. She was recognized in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by U.S. Banker. She is engaged in a variety of professional, civic and philanthropic activities, and currently serves as on the Board of Directors, and as Foundation Chairman, of CanCare, Inc.

Pablo Lagos Espinosa

Mr. Pablo Lagos Espinosa is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lagos joined EZCORP as a director in October 2010. He is Chair of the Compensation Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Lagos served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi Bottling Group Mexico from 2006 to 2008 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2006. He previously held various executive management positions with Pepsi Bottling Group, PepsiCo Inc., Unilever Mexico and PepsiCola International, Inc., concentrating exclusively in Latin America. Since his retirement in December 2008, Mr. Lagos has been an investor and consultant in various private business ventures mainly in real estate development and senior living residential services, and has served as a keynote speaker on organizational leadership and management. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Executive President for the Mexican subsidiary of Areas, a Spanish global organization dedicated to restaurant and retailing operations in key public transportation hubs, and as Chairman of the board of Casa del Parque, a privately held enterprise focused on developing senior living residences in Mexico. He is also a member of the Mexican Advisory Board for Niagara Waters, a leading manufacturer of bottled water in the U.S. and Mexico.

Kent Stone

Mr. Kent V. Stone serves as Independent Director of the Company. Former Vice Chairman of Consumer Banking Sales and Support, U.S. Bancorp. Mr. Stone joined EZCORP as a director in April 2019. He has 37 years of experience in consumer and small business banking, all with U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the U.S. His roles included Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking Sales and Support (2013-2017); Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking Strategic support Services (2006-2013); Executive Vice President, Business Banking (2001-2006); and Executive Vice President, Branch Banking (2000-2001). From 1980 to 2000, he held various regional positions with U.S. Bancorp and its predecessor, First Bank System. Mr. Stone’s extensive banking experience includes retail branch management, digital channels, mortgage lending, private banking, product and segment management, and marketing. Mr. Stone received an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in 1985, and a Bachelor of Arts in General Science and Business from Gustavus Alolphus College in 1980. He has been, and continues to be, active in a variety of civic and philanthropic affairs.

Gary Tillett

Mr. Gary L. Tillett is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Tillett has been a director since April 2019. He has more than 35 years of experience in public accounting and business management. He spent 31 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he progressed from entry-level staff to senior partner serving a variety of businesses in the Insurance Practice, the Transaction Services Practice and the U.S. Financial Services Practice. From 2005 to 2010, he was the Transactions Services Leader of the firm’s U.S. Financial Services Practice, leading a newly assembled team of professionals providing service to clients pursuing transactions in the financial services sector. At the time of his retirement from PwC in 2014, he was the Transaction Services Leader of the firm’s New York Metro Practice, where he led teams advising clients on complex transactions, including structuring, due diligence, valuation and financial reporting. Mr. Tillett left PwC in 2014 to take the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walter Investment Management Corp. (now Ditech Holding Corporation), a publicly traded independent originator and servicer of residential mortgage loans. Ditech initiated Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in November 2017. Mr. Tillett retired from his position with Ditech in February 2018 after assisting with the development and execution of the company’s financial restructuring plan. Mr. Tillett received an MBA from the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Webb

Mr. Robert W. K. Webb is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Webb joined EZCORP as a director in April 2019. He has 40 years of experience as a human resources and business leader in complex global business environments, including Chief Human Resources Officer at Tenet Healthcare Corporation (2016-2017); Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Hyatt Hotels Corporation (2007-2016); a variety of human resources and business process management roles with Citigroup and predecessor companies (1999-2007); Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness at Avco Financial Services Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (1988-1999); and various human resources and organizational development roles with Westinghouse Canada (1979-1988). Mr. Webb received an MBA from the University of Nebraska in 2004 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada in 1977. He has participated in advanced management programs at Stanford University and Harvard University. Mr. Webb serves as a director on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, the Global Board of Operation Hope and the Advisory Board at Arena, and has served on the boards of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce and Business for Social Responsibility.

Rosa Zeegers

Ms. Rosa Zeegers serves as Independent Director of the Company. She most recently served as Executive Vice President of Consumer Products & Experiences with National Geographic Partners, a joint venture of 21st Century Fox and The National Geographic Society (2016-2018). Prior to joining National Geographic Partners, Ms. Zeegers was the Chief Marketing Officer of Tween Brands, Inc. (2015); held a variety of marketing, brand and business development roles at Mattel, Inc. (2001-2014), including most recently, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development; and held a variety of marketing and brand management positions with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (1995-2000). Ms. Zeegers began her career at Unilever PLC in The Netherlands, where she served in various marketing and sales positions of progressive responsibility. Ms. Zeegers holds a Masters Degree in Marketing from the Dutch Institute of Marketing and a Masters Degree in German Literature from Free University Amsterdam. She serves as a board member of The AHA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of women’s rights; a board member of the Full Story Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization; and a member of the advisory board of the Qiddiya Project, part of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030.” She is regularly invited by educational and business organizations to speak on “Doing Business in Foreign Cultures” and was the 2014 recipient of the Most Powerful & Influential Women Award from the National Diversity Council.