Board of Directors

Peter Cuneo

Peter Cuneo is a recognized leader in business turnarounds. Since 1983, he has completed seven turnarounds of distressed branded businesses in the global media and consumer products sectors.

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Peter Cuneo

Peter Cuneo has served as our Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2017 and from April 2016 until December 2016. Since August 2015, and while not serving as Executive Chairman, Mr. Cuneo has served as our Chairman of the Board. He also served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from August 2015 until April 2016. Mr. Cuneo has served on our Board of Directors since October 2006. From June 2004 through December 2009 Mr. Cuneo served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (“Marvel Entertainment”), a publicly traded entertainment company active in motion pictures, television, publishing, licensing and toys, and prior thereto, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marvel Entertainment from July 1999 to December 2002. Mr. Cuneo has also served as the Chairman of Cuneo & Co., L.L.C., a private investment firm, since July 1997 and previously served on the Board of Directors of WaterPik Technologies, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing health care products, swimming pool products and water-heating systems, prior to its sale in 2006. From October 2004 to December 2005, he served on the Board of Directors of Majesco Entertainment Company, a provider of video game products primarily for the family-oriented, mass-market consumer.

Mr. Cuneo received a Bachelor of Science degree from Alfred University in 1967 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Alfred University Board of Trustees. Mr. Cuneo received a Masters degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1973. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Cuneo’s extensive business and financial background and significant experience as an executive of Marvel Entertainment, an owner and licensor of iconic intellectual property, contributes important expertise to our Board of Directors.

Drew Cohen

Drew Cohen has served on our Board since April 2004. Since 2007 he has been the President of Music Theatre International, which represents the dramatic performing rights of classic properties, such as “West Side Story” and…

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Drew Cohen

Drew Cohen has served on our Board of Directors since April 2004. From August 2015 until April 2016, and since September 2016, Mr. Cohen has served as our Lead Director. Since 2007 he has been the President of Music Theatre International (“MTI”) and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. MTI represents the dramatic performing rights of classic properties, such as “West Side Story” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” and licenses over 50,000 performances a year around the world. Before joining MTI in September 2002, Mr. Cohen was, from July 2001, the Director of Investments for Big Wave NV, an investment management company, and, prior to that, General Manager for GlassNote Records, an independent record company. Mr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University in 1990, his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School in 1993, and a Masters degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 2001. The Board believes that Mr. Cohen’s legal and business background, and experience as an executive in an industry heavily involved in the licensing business, make him well suited to serve on our Board.

Mark Friedman

Mark Friedman has served on our Board since October 2006. Mr. Friedman has been the Managing Partner of The Retail Tracker, an investment and consulting firm, since May 2006. Previously, beginning in 1996, Mr. Friedman was with Merrill Lynch, serving in various capacities…

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Mark Friedman

has served on our Board of Directors since October 2006. Mr. Friedman has been a Managing Partner at The Retail Tracker, an investment advisory and consulting firm since May 2006. From 1996 to 2006 Mr. Friedman was with Merrill Lynch, serving in various capacities including group head of its U.S. equity research retail team where he specialized in analyzing and evaluating specialty retailers in the apparel, accessory and home goods segments. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he specialized in similar areas for Lehman Brothers Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Friedman has been ranked on the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team as one of the top-rated sector analysts. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 1986 and a Masters degree in business administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1990. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Friedman’s extensive business background and investment banking experience adds key experience and viewpoints to our Board of Directors.

James Marcum

James Marcum has served on our Board since October 2007. Since February 2010, he has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of Central Parking Corporation, a nationwide provider of professional parking management.

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James Marcum

James Marcum has served on our Board of Directors since October 2007. Since January 2016, Mr. Marcum has served as an Operating Partner and Consultant for an affiliate of Apollo Global Management Holdings, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Marcum served as an Operating Partner and Operating Executive of Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, LLC, a merchant banking firm, positions he held from December 2014 to January 2016. From August 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Marcum served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., the nation’s largest franchisee of Jiffy Lubes. From February 2010 through December 31, 2012, Mr. Marcum served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Central Parking Corporation, a nationwide provider of professional parking management. From September 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Marcum served as Vice Chairman, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Circuit City Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer of consumer electronics where Mr. Marcum had also served as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2008. Circuit City Stores, Inc. filed for bankruptcy in November 2008. Prior to Circuit City Stores Inc., Mr. Marcum served in several other notable board capacities and senior executive roles including roles as Lead Director, CEO, COO and CFO for a variety of nationwide specialty retailers both public and private.

Mr. Marcum received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University in accounting and economics in 1980. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Marcum’s contributions to the Board of Directors are well served by his extensive business background and his experience as a corporate executive of national retail establishments.

Sue Gove

Sue Gove joined our Board in October 2014. Ms. Gove is currently the President of Excelsior Advisors, LLC. Previously, beginning in 2008, Ms. Gove was with Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc., serving in various executive capacities including, most recently, as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Sue Gove

Sue Gove has served on our Board of Directors since October 2014. Ms. Gove has been the President of Excelsior Advisors, LLC since May 2014 and has also been retained as a Senior Advisor at Alvarez & Marsal. Ms. Gove had served as the President of Golf Smith International Holdings, Inc. from February 2012 through April 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer from October 2012 through April 2014. Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. from September 2008 through October 2012, Executive Vice President from September 2008 through February 2012 and Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 through July 2012. Ms. Gove previously had been a self-employed consultant from April 2006 until September 2008, serving clients in specialty retail and private equity. She was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Zale Corporation from 2002 to March 2006 and a director of Zale Corporation from 2004 to 2006. She was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Zale Corporation from 1998 to 2002 and remained in the position of Chief Financial Officer until 2003. Ms. Gove served as a director of AutoZone, Inc. from 2005 to 2017, and has served as a director of Logitech International since September 2015 and a director of Tailored Brands, Inc. since August 2017.

Ms. Gove received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. The Board believes that Ms. Gove’s financial background and extensive experience in executive management positions with leading retailers adds key insight and knowledge to our Board.

Sanjay Khosla

Sanjay Khosla has served on our Board since September 2016. Mr. Khosla is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of success in transforming international businesses, and has worked and lived in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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Sanjay Khosla

Sanjay Khosla has served on our Board of Directors since September 2016. Since June 2013, Mr. Khosla has served as a Senior Fellow at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Since April 2013, Mr. Khosla has served as a Senior Advisor to Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm advising on business strategy. Since April 2013, Mr. Khosla has been CEO of Bunnik LLC, a management consulting firm. From January 2007 to March 2013, Mr. Khosla was President of Developing Markets of Mondelez International, a global snacking and foods brand company formerly known as Kraft Foods, Inc. Previously, Mr. Khosla was Managing Director of Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd., a multi-national dairy company based in New Zealand, from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Khosla served in various senior executive capacities at Unilever, Inc., a global consumer products company from 1977 to 2004. Mr. Khosla has been a director of Zoetis Inc. since 2013 and was formerly a director of NIIT Ltd. prior to his resignation therefrom in October 2017. From 2008 until June 2015, Mr. Khosla served as a director of Best Buy Inc.

Mr. Khosla received a Bachelor of Technology degree, with honors, from the Indian Institute of Technology in electrical engineering in 1973. The Board believes that Mr. Khosla’s deep knowledge of branding and consumer marketing, as well as his extensive executive and director leadership experience, are a great benefit to our Board.

Kenneth Slutsky

Kenneth Slutsky joined our Board in November 2016. Mr. Slutsky has served as Managing Director and a partner at Saybrook Capital since June 2013, and has been an advisory board member there since 2002.

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Kenneth Slutsky

Kenneth Slutsky has served on our Board of Directors since November 2016. Since June 2013, Mr. Slutsky has served as Managing Director and a partner at Saybrook Capital and has been an advisory board member there since 2002. Previously, Mr. Slutsky served in various senior leadership positions include Vice Chairman of Candle Corporation, a provider of systems management software from 1990 to 2000 and senior leadership roles at Casey Company and Kern Oil and Refining Company from 1979 to 1991. Additionally, he has been a member of Wedgewood Corporation’s board of directors since January 2012 and was a member of Axia Holding Corp’s board from April 2015 until its sale in 2017.  Previously he served on Western Emulsions’ board from January 2012 until the Company was sold in December 2015. Previously, Mr. Slutsky served on an advisory board of Northwest Airlines, the boards of directors of AT Curd Builders and Red Cloud Capital and the board of trustees of The Rand Corporation Center for Middle Eastern Policy.

Mr. Slutsky graduated from Bowdoin College, Magna Cum Laude, in 1976 and received a Juris Doctor from Emory University in 1979. The Board believes that Mr. Slutsky’s high level of expertise in business and corporate finance matters will be extremely valuable to our Board.