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Gaia Inc (GAIA.OQ)

GAIA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jirka Rysavy

61 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Brad Warkins

48 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Paul Tarell

34 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Michael Zimmerman

45 2014 Director

James Argyropoulos

70 2002 Independent Director

Kristen Frank

49 2013 Independent Director

Chris Jaeb

55 2013 Independent Director

Wendy Schoppert

50 2013 Independent Director

Paul Sutherland

59 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jirka Rysavy

Mr. Jirka Rysavy is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Gaiam, Inc. Mr. Rysavy is the beneficial owner of approximately 25% of our outstanding shares. In 1986, Mr. Rysavy founded Corporate Express, Inc., which, under his leadership, grew to become a Fortune 500 company supplying office and computer products and services. He was its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1998. Mr. Rysavy also founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Market, a health foods concept, which was sold in 1987 to become the concept and first Wild Oats Markets store. Mr. Rysavy was also Chairman of Real Goods Solar, Inc., an entity Gaiam founded in 1999. Mr. Rysavy resigned from the board of Real Goods Solar, Inc. in June 2013 after Gaiam sold the majority of its investment in Real Goods Solar, Inc.

Brad Warkins

Mr. Brad Warkins is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Warkins has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gaiam’s wholly-owned subsidiary Gaia, Inc. (“Gaia”) since December 2013 and was promoted to serve as Gaia’s President in February 2015. Mr. Warkins previously held the position of Vice President of Gaiam from 2007 to November 2013, responsible for Gaiam’s subscription business. From 1999 until 2007 Mr. Warkins served as President of Conscious Media, Inc., a company majority owned by Gaiam, and purchased by Gaiam in 2007.

Paul Tarell

Mr. Paul Tarell is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Tarell has served as Gaia’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2014. He previously served as Gaia’s Vice President of Finance since September 2013. From January 2012 until August 2013, Mr. Tarell was Vice President of Finance and Operations of SET Media, Inc. (acquired by Conversant, Inc.), an online video technology company. From October 2010 until March 2012, Mr. Tarell was Senior Director of Finance at Velti, Inc., a mobile advertising technology company. From 2005 until September 2010, Mr. Tarell was a licensed CPA in California, working in public practice at Armanino LLP.

Michael Zimmerman

Mr. Michael Zimmerman is a Director of Gaiam, Inc. Mr. Zimmerman founded Prentice Capital Management, LP, a New York-based private investment firm and our largest institutional shareholder, in May 2005 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and managing partner since its inception. From 2000 to 2005, he managed investments in the retail and consumer sector for S.A.C. Capital Management and prior to that he worked at Lazard Asset Management. Mr. Zimmerman is currently on the board of It’Sugar, one of the largest specialty candy and gift retailers in the world. Mr. Zimmerman previously served on the boards of publicly traded Delia’s Inc., a multi-channel retailer and The Wet Seal, Inc., a national specialty retailer of contemporary apparel and accessory items. In his roles as founder, Chief Executive Officer and managing partner of Prentice Capital Management, Mr. Zimmerman currently is the beneficial owner of approximately 13.5% of our outstanding Class A Common Stock, over which Mr. Zimmerman and Prentice Capital Management share voting and dispositive power.

James Argyropoulos

Mr. James Argyropoulos is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since May 2002. Mr. Argyropoulos has been primarily engaged as a private investor over the last fifteen years. In 1972, Mr. Argyropoulos founded, and thereafter served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of, The Cherokee Group Inc., a shoe manufacturing and apparel business.

Kristen Frank

Ms. Kristin Frank is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since October 2013. Ms. Frank has a long career at Viacom, a global entertainment company, where she currently serves as Executive Vice President of Viacom Music and Logo’s Connected Content division, with general management responsibilities for all non-linear brand properties for MTV, VH1, CMT and LOGO. Previously, from 2009 to 2012, Ms. Frank served as General Manager for MTV and VH1 Digital where she was instrumental to MTV’s growth to 140 million fans on Facebook. From 2005 to 2009 she served as Chief Operating Officer at LOGO TV. From 1996 to 2005 she has held multiple positions at Viacom Media Networks including serving as Senior Vice President, Multiplatform Distribution at LOGO TV as well as Regional Vice President, MTV Networks Content Distribution and Marketing Group overseeing distribution strategy for MTV, VH1, CMT, VH1 Classic, MTV 2 and Logo.

Chris Jaeb

Mr. Chris Jaeb is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since October 2013. Since 2007, Mr. Jaeb serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Common Ground Kauai, a sustainable resource center he founded. In 2006 he co-founded and till 2010 served as the President of Malama Kauai, a Hawaii based nonprofit organization. In 1995, Mr. Jaeb co-founded AudioNet (previously Cameron Broadcasting Systems), an Internet-based aggregator of digital media, which changed its name to Broadcast.com prior to its initial public offering in 1998. In 1999 Broadcast.com was sold to Yahoo for $5.4 billion. In 1995 Mr. Jaeb founded eAds, the first fee per click advertising company on the Internet.

Wendy Schoppert

Ms. Wendy Schoppert is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since October 2013. From April 2005 to February 2014, Ms. Schoppert served on the Senior Executive Team of Select Comfort, the manufacturer, marketer, retailer and servicer of the Sleep Number® line of beds, where she held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, interim Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of International and New Channel Development. Prior to joining Select Comfort, Ms. Schoppert led US Bank’s Private Asset Management team and served as Head of Product, Marketing & Corporate Development for the bank’s asset management division. She began her career in the airline industry, serving in various financial, strategic, and general management leadership positions at American Airlines, Northwest Airlines and America West Airlines. Ms. Schoppert serves on the Board of Nina Hale Inc., a digital marketing agency, and she is also a member of Cornell University’s “President’s Council of Cornell Women.”

Paul Sutherland

Mr. Paul H. Sutherland is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since June 2012. Mr. Sutherland has worked in the investment and financial advisory business since 1975. He is founder and President of Financial & Investment Management Group, Ltd. (“FIMgroup”), a registered investment adviser that manages investment portfolios on a discretionary basis for individuals, trusts, foundations and retirement plans that he founded in 1984. As the Chief Investment Officer for FIMgroup, he has been managing values driven, sustainably oriented, global total return, growth and income investment portfolios for more than 25 years. FIMgroup is the beneficial owner of approximately 9 % of our outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock. Mr. Sutherland served on the board of directors of the Utopia Funds, a registered investment company, between December 2005 and March 2009. Mr. Sutherland is Chairman and a founding board member of the Utopia Foundation and is author of various books including Virtues of Wealth and the AMA guide to Financial Planning. Mr. Sutherland is also owner of Spirituality and Health Media LLC, the publisher of Spirituality & Health magazine, part owner of Smartwired LLC, owner of Smart parenting revolution, which provides educational tools for parents, and educators, and Yen Yoga and Fitness LLC, the largest yoga, spinning and fitness studio in northern Michigan.

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