People: Respect Your Universe Inc (RYUN.PK)

RYUN.PK on OTC Markets Group

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marcello Leone

47 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jameel Vaghela

2014 Acting Chief Financial Officer

Manfred Vollmer

2014 Acting Chief Operating Officer

Martino Ciambrelli

51 2014 Independent Director

Maria Leone

68 2014 Independent Director

Bill Marcus

54 2012 Independent Director

Peter Pan

55 2014 Independent Director

Michelle Sibley

43 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marcello Leone

Mr. Marcello Leone is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Respect Your Universe, Inc. Mr. 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. 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.

Jameel Vaghela

Manfred Vollmer

Mr. Manfred Vollmer is Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Vollmer’s was previously President of Institute B Management from October 2010 to June 2014. From June 2007 to April 2010, Mr. Vollmer was Manager Retail Ops for VANOC. From July 2004 to September 2006 he was Director Store Development at Lululemon Athletica Inc. Mr. Vahghela was previously Finance Manager – Aviation at G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd. from March 2012 to the present. He was previously Senior Associate at PwC LLP from January 2011 to January 2012 and a staff accountant from January 2008 to April 2010 at KPMG.

Martino Ciambrelli

Mr. Martino Ciambrelli is Independent Director of Respect Your Universe, Inc., since February 5, 2014. 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 right to the “Mr. Peanut” brand in Canada.

Maria Leone

Mrs. Maria Leone is Independent Director of Respect Your Universe, Inc., since May 23, 2014. She 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.

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.

Peter Pan

Mr. Peter Ying Pan is Independent Director of Respect Your Universe, Inc., since May 23, 2014. 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 Independent Director of Respect Your Universe, Inc., March 17, 2014. Ms. 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. Prior to joining Sachs Capital Group LP., Ms. Sibley was a senior tax manager in Deloitte & Touche’s tax practice.

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