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Lighting Science Group Corp (LSCG.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Craig Cogut

61 2014 Chairman of the Board

Edward Bednarcik

58 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Gorton

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Wayne Nesbit

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Pete Rumsey

2015 Executive Vice President - Business Development

Fredric Maxik

55 2014 Chief Technology Officer, Director

Sanford Climan

59 2014 Director

Richard Davis

57 2014 Director

James Jones

71 2014 Director

Dennis McGill

66 2015 Director

Jonathan Rosenbaum

42 2014 Director

Donald Harkleroad

71 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Craig Cogut

Mr. Craig Cogut is Chairman of the Board of Lighting Science Group Corp. Mr. Cogut has spent a career building successful investment businesses. Mr. Cogut founded Pegasus Capital in 1996 and serves as its Chairman and President. In 1990, Mr. Cogut co-founded and was one of the original partners at Apollo Advisors L.P., a position he held for five years preceding the creation of Pegasus Capital. Mr. Cogut is an active philanthropist in the fields of improving education, building civil society and championing environmental and health issues. Mr. Cogut serves as Chairman of The Polyphony Foundation, an organization that he co-founded to provide equal opportunity music education for Arab and Jewish Israeli youth. In addition, Mr. Cogut serves as a Trustee of Brown University and board member for Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, for Human Rights First, for The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University and for the R-20 Regions of Climate Action. Mr. Cogut is a member of the Executive Council of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and serves as the Chairman of The Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University. Mr. Cogut is an alumnus of Brown University and Harvard Law School

Edward Bednarcik

Mr. Edward Bednarcik is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Bednarcik was appointed Chief Executive Officer effective as of September 8, 2014. He previously served as chief executive officer and president of VideoIQ, an enterprise software company, from 2011 to January 2014, when VideoIQ was sold to Avigilon Corp., a company that is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Bednarcik served as chief executive officer and president of Wright Line LLC, a supplier of innovative data center solutions for government and commercial customers. Mr. Bednarcik transitioned out of his position at Wright Line LLC after the company was sold to Eaton Corporation Plc, a company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, in August 2010. Mr. Bednarcik was vice president and general manager of A123 Systems, LLC, a company focused on high power lithium ion battery solutions for hybrid electric vehicle transportation, from 2005 to 2007. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Bednarcik was with American Power Conversion Corporation, a provider of integrated solutions to large- and small-scale data centers, where he served as general manager of the network solutions division from 1997 to 1999, vice president and general manager of the business network solutions group from 2000 to 2002 and vice president of global sales from 2003 to 2005. Since 2012, Mr. Bednarcik has served on the board of directors and audit and compensation committees of Raritan Inc., a privately held company providing power distribution solutions to enterprise clients globally. Mr. Bednarcik holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island

Mark Gorton

Mr. Mark D. Gorton is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Distron Corporation, an electronics contract manufacturer, from April 2013 to March 2016. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Gorton served as Vice President of Finance at Summer Infant, Inc., a publicly traded consumer products company (“Summer Infant”), where his duties and responsibilities included leading financial growth initiatives, directing due diligence and audit teams for several acquisitions, overseeing Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, implementing and executing bank financing transactions and managing the company’s program for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Prior to serving as Vice President of Finance, Mr. Gorton was the Controller at Summer Infant from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Gorton’s previous experience also includes service as Accounting Manager at Trammel Crow Company, a publicly traded property management and corporate services company, and as a Staff Accountant and then Controller at I-Automation, an automation manufacturer and distributor. Mr. Gorton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bryant University.

Wayne Nesbit

Mr. Wayne Nesbit is Chief Operating Officer of the Company., effective September 23, 2014. Mr. Nesbit previously served as Vice President Operations of Cree Inc., a manufacturer and seller of LED lighting products and applications, from 2008 to 2013. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Nesbit served as Senior Vice President, Operations, of Mindspeed Technologies, a designer, developer and seller of semiconductor solutions for communications applications in wireless and wireline network infrastructure markets and as Vice President and in various other roles for Motorola, SPS, a leading producer of semiconductors, from 1984 to 2001. Mr. Nesbit has served as a Trustee of the University of Virginia from 1997 to 2007 and as Founding Member of the Board of Trustees, Engineering Foundation, of Virginia Commonwealth University since 1996. Mr. Nesbit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Pete Rumsey

Mr. Pete Rumsey is Executive Vice President - Business Development of Lighting Science Group Corporation. Mr. Rumsey joins Lighting Science from B2Q Technologies, where he served as a Co-Founder and Principal, in charge of global sales and marketing initiatives for the entire organization. With established and recognized success in corporate growth, expansion, start-ups and turn-around organizations, Mr. Rumsey's background includes many prominent senior management roles such as: Boston-Power as Chief Customer Officer & VP Global Sales, Marketing and Service; Wright Line/Eaton Corp. as VP of Sales and Marketing, where he was instrumental in its sale to Eaton Corp.; American Power Conversion (APC), with influential sales, marketing and global operational positions over his 14 year tenure as Executive Vice President of Global Sales, VP of Global Enterprise Solutions Group, General Manager and Vice President of Asia and Latin America, and Director of Global Strategic Partnerships; Equity National as Chief Operating Officer; and Whydata as VP of Customer Engagement. Mr. Rumsey also served as a Captain in the United States Air Force Intelligence Command's Electronic Warfare Center (AFEWC) during Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and was the recipient of both the Meritorious Service and Air Force Achievement Medals.

Fredric Maxik

Mr. Fredric (Fred) S. Maxik is Chief Technology Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Maxik has served as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2010 and from June 2004 to October 2007. Mr. Maxik served as our Chief Scientific Officer from October 2007 to January 2010 and as a director from August 2004 to October 2007. After graduating from Bard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and philosophy, Mr. Maxik began his career with Sansui Electric Co., Ltd., in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan where he became vice president of product development. In 1990, he served as vice president of product development for Onkyo Corporation in Osaka, Japan. In 1993, Mr. Maxik formed a product development consulting firm. In 2002, he formed an environmental products company, which developed the intellectual property that eventually became the principal asset of Lighting Science, Inc. that was acquired by us in June 2004. Mr. Maxik’s research and innovation has resulted in the issuance of 145 U.S. patents in the field of solid state lighting, which are held by Lighting Science Group and its subsidiaries. Mr. Maxik is also a member of the expert advisory committee for Pegasus Capital.

Sanford Climan

Mr. Sanford R. Climan is Director of the Company. Mr. Climan is president of Entertainment Media Ventures, Inc., a company active in media investment and strategic advisory work that he founded in 1999. Since 2013, Mr. Climan has also served as chief executive officer of Oz Media, LLC, which was formed in 2013 in partnership with Dr. Mehmet Oz and is dedicated to building companies committed to improving health and wellness across cultures and geographies. In addition, Mr. Climan has served as an operating advisor for Pegasus Capital since May 1, 2014. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Climan served as the first chief executive officer of 3ality Digital, LLC, a leading company in the development and commercialization of technologies that enable high quality digital 3D image capture, digital 3D broadcast and software that enables consumer applications of 3D entertainment. Mr. Climan also serves on several charitable boards, including The American Cinematheque, The Fulfillment Fund, and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Mr. Climan served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Climan also serves as an advisor on entertainment and media to the World Economic Forum and its Annual Gathering in Davos, Switzerland, as a member of the Reuters Editorial Advisory Board and as a member of the Advisory Board to the Yale CEO Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management. Mr. Climan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, a Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College.

Richard Davis

Mr. Richard H. Davis, Jr., is Director of the company., effective September 8, 2014. Mr. Davis served as interim Chief Executive Officer from February 3, 2014 through September 7, 2014. Mr. Davis joined Pegasus Capital as an operating partner in 2005 and became partner and chief operating officer in 2010. Mr. Davis is a member of the Executive, Investment and Compliance Committees of Pegasus Capital. Previously, Mr. Davis served on President Ronald Reagan’s political team in three Reagan administration cabinet agencies including as White House Special Assistant to the President for the Domestic Policy Council. In his capacity in the White House, Mr. Davis managed all policy development related to climate, energy and environment. President George H.W. Bush appointed Mr. Davis Deputy Executive Director for the White House Conference on Science and Economic Research Related to Global Climate Change. In 2000 and 2008, Mr. Davis served as Senator John McCain’s national campaign manager leading all aspects of the campaign activity. While serving as Senator McCain’s chief strategist and political advisor, Mr. Davis was integral in the development of key legislative initiatives including ground breaking climate legislation and campaign finance reform.

James Jones

General James L. Jones is Director of the Company. General Jones served as National Security Advisor to President Obama in 2009 and 2010, the State Department’s Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security in 2008 and as the president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy in 2007. In addition, General Jones has served as a strategic advisor for Pegasus Capital since September 1, 2013. General Jones has an extensive military background and has served as the former commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, where he led military operations for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from 2003 to 2006. During his NATO assignment, General Jones advocated energy security and the defense of critical infrastructures as a core part of NATO’s future missions. He also worked to unite energy consumers and producers to increase the variety of the U.S. energy supply and associated infrastructures, to advance international cooperation on energy issues, to protect national energy security, and to promote better understanding of changes to the global climate and its effects on the environment.

Dennis McGill

Mr. Dennis A. McGill is Director of Lighting Science Group Corporation. Mr. McGill served as the Company’s Interim Chief Operating Officer from June 2014 to September 2014 and as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2014 to December 2014. Following his resignation, Mr. McGill joined Pegasus Capital as an operating advisor. Mr. McGill has also served on the board of directors of DGSE Companies, Inc. since June 2014. Mr. McGill was a senior director of Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement Group, LLC from March 2014 to June 2014. From February 2013 to October 2013, Mr. McGill served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., where he restructured the accounting department and actively participated with the senior management team to develop and roll-out a new business model. From September 2010 to February 2013, Mr. McGill served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Blockbuster LLC. Mr. McGill, who joined Blockbuster LLC in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, was responsible for directing the internal reorganization team and managing various aspects of the Chapter 11 process. From March 2005 to July 2010, Mr. McGill served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., during which time he structured, negotiated, and closed a $0.5 billion recapitalization and led the company’s merger and acquisition efforts. Mr. McGill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jonathan Rosenbaum

Mr. Jonathan Rosenbaum is Director of Lighting Science Group Corp. Mr. Rosenbaum serves as a managing director for Raycliff Investments and focuses in the areas of consumer, real estate, technology and energy, directing the firm’s investments in those categories. Prior to Raycliff Investments, Mr. Rosenbaum held various executive finance and corporate development roles with a number of companies in the technology and media industries. Most recently, he served in this capacity at PRN, the largest U.S. out of home television media network, until its sale to Thomson SA. Prior to PRN, Mr. Rosenbaum performed in similar capacities for GE/NBC’s online arm, NBC Internet, as well as with other technology startups. Mr. Rosenbaum began his career in business assurance services at Ernst & Young LLP, in the firm’s technology, communication and media practice. Mr. Rosenbaum is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Donald Harkleroad

Mr. Donald (Don) R. Harkleroad is Independent Director of Lighting Science Group Corp. He currently serves as president of The Bristol Company, an Atlanta-based private holding company with interests in the food service, technology services, real estate and merchant banking industries. From 2003 until 2011, Mr. Harkleroad served as a director for Easylink Services International Corp., a global provider of on-demand electronic messaging and transaction services. Since its inception in 1987 until its sale in 2006, he was also a founding director of Summit Bank Corporation, a commercial bank with offices in Georgia, Texas and California.