People: Respect Your Universe Inc (RYUN.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marcello Leone

2014 President, Director

Craig Brod

64 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Nowodworski

54 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Aaron Loreth

37 2013 Secretary

Martino Ciambrelli

2014 Director

Maria Leone

2014 Director

Peter Pan

2014 Director

Michelle Sibley

42 2014 Director

Bill Marcus

52 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marcello Leone

Mr. Marcello Leone is President, Director of the Company. Marcello Leone is highly regarded as a visionary in the fashion industry. Mr. Leone's entrepreneurial spirit is led by his strategic vision, strong leadership and organization, and supported by his ability to raise capital. Mr. Leone is passionate about consumer brands and global distribution and reach. Mr. Leone has been involved with RYU since mid-2011, as an investor. Over the past three years, Mr. Leone founded Naturo Group Investments Inc. Naturo is the owner of Trace Blackwater, a private water beverage company with distribution in over 2,000 locations and growing rapidly. Through 2009, Mr. Leone was instrumental for over 16 years operating one of Canada's largest and most successful independent specialty stores known as LEONE (www.leone.ca). LEONE, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, represents over 30,000 square feet of luxury brands. LEONE'S contemporary division known as L2 represents contemporary designers. Mr. Leone was responsible for the development of new product lines, guiding the buying team, and daily operational duties for LEONE and L2. Led by Mr. Leone and its management team, LEONE has been recognized as one of North America's leading retailers as quoted in Vogue Italy. Mr. Leone is active in charity work, having raised over $1 million for various charities.

Craig Brod

Dr. Craig Brod, Ph.D., has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Respect Your Universe, Inc., effective April 30, 2013. Dr. Brod is a principal at Just Cause Investors, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in strategic development and securing investments for social impact businesses. Prior to this, Dr. Brod was Executive Vice-President for WPI-Koll real estate where he was responsible for store mix, merchandising concepts and brand development for 3 million square feet of retail in Japan with projects valued at $3 billion. Additionally, Dr. Brod was the founder of Imaginarium Toy Centers, Inc., a national chain of educational toy stores that was sold to Toys R Us, and had peak sales of $650 million. Dr. Brod received his PhD. from Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, California in Clinical and Organizational Psychology.

James Nowodworski

Mr. James R. Nowodworski has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Respect Your Universe Inc., with effective July 23, 2013. Mr. Nowodworski has served as Chief Financial Officer at Depaul Insustries since June 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Nowodworski was Chief Financial Officer of Lucy Activewear, Inc. from July 2006 to August 2010, a company that was acquired by VF Corporation. Mr. Nowodworski supported Lucy’s growth from 28 locations to 75 locations with over 700 employees in approximately 20 states. Mr. Nowodworski is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Portland State University in 1982.

Aaron Loreth

Mr. Aaron Loreth is Secretary of Respect Your Universe, Inc. since June 2013. He resigned from the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He served as Vice President of Finance of the Company.

Martino Ciambrelli

Mr. Martino Ciambrelli is a Director of the Company. Mr. Ciambrelli has over 25 years experience in sales development and management of consumer brands with a focus on the food and beverage industry. Since March, 2013, he has been president of Naturo Group Investments Inc., a nutritional beverage and food company. From July, 2011, to February, 2013, he was director of business development, Pacific, at AirSprint Inc., a company that specializes in private aviation solutions. From March, 2001, to July, 2011, he was regional manager, Western Canada, at Johnvince Foods, which owns the rights to the Mr. Peanut brand in Canada.

Maria Leone

Mrs. Maria Leone is Director of the Company. Maria Leone is well recognized and respected in the Vancouver business community for her social involvement and her business success. In the early 1970s, in partnership with her husband, Mrs. Leone played an integral part in opening a chain of successful boutiques in Vancouver's most prestigious shopping malls. In 1987, they consolidated all the individual boutiques to open "LEONE", a 30,000 square foot high-end fashion retail store in downtown Vancouver at the historic Sinclair Centre. As Vice President of LEONE, she has been instrumental in the fashion, operation and growth of the well-known retailer for the past 27 years. Mrs. Leone travels extensively to Milan, Paris and New York attending fashion shows, purchasing new product lines and researching new designers. LEONE is recognized as one of North America's premiere fashion destinations offering world class designer labels. Mrs. Leone has contributed to the betterment of her community through her work and support with non-profit organizations and charities.

Peter Pan

Mr. Peter Pan is Director of the Company. He has 25 years experience in apparel and retail, dating back to 1990 when he founded Union Rich in Hong Kong. Mr. Pan founded China Rich Garments in Beijing in 2001. Spanning both companies, he had two joint venture factories in Beijing and Hangzhou. Through 2010, China Rich Garments was involved in retail in China with its A-Wear label. China Rich Garments has been well recognized for its strong, experienced and professionally trained quality control team in China, having received letters in appreciation by high-level management from J- Crew for its excellent products and its consistency of quality control. China Rich Garments is very experienced in dealing with international customers and has strong ties and connections with the manufactures in China. China Rich Garments clients include a number of North American fashion labels.

Michelle Sibley

Ms. Michelle Sibley is Director of the Company. Michelle Sibley is the Chief Financial Officer at Sachs Capital Group LP. Over the past ten years, her responsibilities at Sachs Capital Group LP have covered all financial aspects of the business, including financial modeling of investment opportunities, cash management, accounting oversight, coordination of financial transactions, tax research and analysis, review of legal documents and structuring of deals terms. While at Sachs Capital Group, Ms. Sibley also served as the Chief Financial Officer for SCG Financial Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. While in this role, her responsibilities included cash management, filing required documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission, performing due diligence on potential acquisition candidates and oversight of all accounting, audit and tax functions. Prior to joining Sachs Capital Group LP, Ms. Sibley was a senior tax manager in Deloitte & Touche's tax practice. She has over 10 years of experience in public accounting, working in Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche's hedge fund and alternative investment practices. During her public accounting career, she was responsible for tax planning, structuring of derivative transactions, tax compliance, and managerial oversight of over 20 staff. Ms. Sibley received a B.S. in accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bill Marcus

Mr. Bill Marcus is Independent Director of Respect Your Universe, Inc., since December 19, 2012. Mr. Marcus has been Senior Managing Director of Hedgeharbor, Inc., and President of its affiliate Evolution Trading Partner, LLC. Prior to this, Mr. Marcus was Executive Vice-President, Head of Sales North America for Newedge Group since 2001.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Marcello Leone

--

Craig Brod

267,315

James Nowodworski

66,721

Aaron Loreth

145,872

Martino Ciambrelli

--

Maria Leone

--

Peter Pan

--

Michelle Sibley

--

Bill Marcus

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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