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Skechers USA Inc (SKX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Greenberg

76 1993 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Greenberg

53 1993 President, Director

David Weinberg

65 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director

Philip Paccione

54 2000 Executive Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Mark Nason

54 2002 Executive Vice President - Product Development

Jeffrey Greenberg

48 2005 Senior Vice President - Active Electronic Media, Director

Morton Erlich

71 2006 Lead Independent Director

Geyer Kosinski

50 2001 Independent Director

Richard Rappaport

56 2010 Independent Director

Richard Siskind

70 1999 Independent Director

Thomas Walsh

74 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Greenberg

Mr. Robert Greenberg sevres as a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Skechers USA Inc. since October 1993. Mr. Greenberg is uniquely qualified to serve on and lead our Board of Directors with over 35 years of experience in the footwear industry, primarily in branding and product design, including 23 years as our founder, leader and one of our largest stockholders since our inception in 1992.

Michael Greenberg

Mr. Michael Greenberg serves as a President, Director of Skechers USA, Inc., since 1992. Mr. Greenberg’s qualifications to serve on our Board include over 30 years of experience in the footwear industry, specifically in sales, including his leadership as President of our company for more than 20 years.

David Weinberg

Mr. David Weinberg serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of Skechers USA, Inc. David Weinberg has served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2006, as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2009 and from October 1993 to January 2006, and as Executive Vice President and a member of our Board of Directors since July 1998. Mr. Weinberg’s qualifications to serve on our Board include over 25 years of experience in the footwear industry, specifically in finance and operations, including 18 years as our Chief Financial Officer and eight years as our Chief Operating Officer.

Philip Paccione

Mr. Philip Paccione serves as Executive Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Skechers USA, Inc., since February 2000. As a Corporate Secretary since July 1998 and as General Counsel since May 1998.

Mark Nason

Mr. Mark Nason serves as Executive Vice President, Product Development of Skechers USA, Inc., since March 2002. From January 1998 to March 2002, Mr. Nason served as our Vice President of Retail and Merchandising, and from December 1993 to January 1998, he served as our Director of Merchandising and Retail Development.

Jeffrey Greenberg

Mr. Jeffrey Greenberg serves as Senior Vice President - Active Electronic Media, Director of Skechers USA, Inc., since June 2005 and as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2000. From January 1998 to June 2005, Mr. Greenberg served as our Vice President of Active Electronic Media. Previously, Mr. Greenberg served as our Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and a member of our Board of Directors from June 1992 to July 1998, and as our Chief Executive Officer from June 1992 to October 1993. Mr. Greenberg’s qualifications to serve on our Board include over 25 years of experience in the footwear industry, specifically in marketing and operations, including his role on our management team during our early years of growth following our company’s inception in 1992.

Morton Erlich

Mr. Morton D. Erlich serves as an Lead Independent Director of Skechers USA Inc., since January 2006. Since October 2013, Mr. Erlich has served as a member of the board of directors of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD). Mr. Erlich worked for 34 years at KPMG LLP including 24 years as an audit partner until retiring in September 2004. His last position at KPMG LLP was office managing partner of the office in Woodland Hills, California. Mr. Erlich’s qualifications to serve on our Board include 34 years of accounting and finance experience at KPMG LLP and being licensed as a certified public accountant (currently inactive) in California since 1974. While a partner with KPMG LLP, Mr. Erlich served as lead audit partner for numerous companies in a variety of industries including companies in consumer markets, manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors. His accounting and finance experience includes expertise with various types of transactions such as bank lines of credit, debt financings, equity financings including public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Geyer Kosinski

Mr. Geyer Kosinski serves as an Independent Director of Skechers USA, Inc., since November 2001. Since July 2004, Mr. Kosinski has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Media Talent Group, a talent management and production company, and prior to that he was the Managing Partner of Industry Entertainment. Mr. Kosinski’s qualifications to serve on our Board include over 25 years of leadership and transactional experience, specifically managing the careers of over 100 actors, writers and directors, and developing and producing feature films and television series, such as Fargo for FX. In addition to running Media Talent Group, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner sits on the Boards and Executive Teams of several other private companies including Motion Theory/Mirada, Social Ink, and Top Fan and specializes in endorsement, branding, and licensing deals with celebrities and luxury brands.

Richard Rappaport

Mr. Richard Rappaport serves as an Independent Director of Skechers U.S.A., Inc. since September 2010. In 1999, Mr. Rappaport founded WestPark Capital, a full service investment banking and securities brokerage firm that serves the needs of both private and public companies worldwide, as well as individual and institutional investors, and he is its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rappaport received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. In August 2004, Mr. Rappaport entered into a settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) with the NASD (the “National Association of Securities Dealers”) to settle claims that Mr. Rappaport failed in his capacity as Chief Compliance Officer of WestPark Capital to properly supervise the preparation of the six research reports released by WestPark Capital between July 2001 and October 2002 regarding public companies with speculative securities which WestPark Capital and Mr. Rappaport knew or had reason to know were misleading in light of certain omissions and exaggerated, unwarranted and misleading statements. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, and without admitting or denying any liability, Mr. Rappaport voluntarily surrendered his Series 24 license to act as a general securities principal on behalf of WestPark Capital for a period of 30 days restricting Mr. Rappaport’s participation in principal activities (the “Temporary Principal Suspension”), was required to requalify his Series 24 license and paid a fine of $50,000. Despite his good faith efforts to comply with the terms of the Temporary Principal Suspension and his reliance on the advice of legal counsel regarding the scope of the restricted activities, the NASD determined that certain of the activities that Mr. Rappaport engaged in during the Temporary Principal Suspension were considered “principal activities".

Richard Siskind

Mr. Richard Lee Siskind serves as an Independent Director of Skechers USA, Inc., since June 1999. In 1991, Mr. Siskind founded R. Siskind & Company, a business that purchases brand name men’s and women’s apparel and accessories and redistributes those items to off-price retailers. R. Siskind & Company also controls other companies that have licenses and distribution agreements for various brands, and he is its Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors.

Thomas Walsh

Mr. Thomas Walsh serves as an Independednt Directors of Skechers USA, Inc., since September 2010. From May 1993 until retiring in November 2006, Mr. Walsh served as senior vice president and portfolio manager with Colbie Pacific Capital, which is a factoring and asset-based lender located in Southern California. Mr. Walsh’s qualifications to serve on our Board include over 40 years of experience in managing and providing guidance to companies, the majority of which were in the apparel business, regarding debt financing options including securitization and action plans for companies with respect to distressed customers. His qualifications also include a background in accounting and extensive experience in evaluating businesses and evaluating their financial information.

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