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Soupman Inc (SOUP.PK)

SOUP.PK on OTC Markets Group

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jamieson Karson

58 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Bertrand

61 2010 President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, IR Contact Officer

Daniel Rubano

55 2015 Senior Vice President - Franchise Development, Secretary

Randy Beller

57 2015 Independent Director

Ronald Crane

66 2013 Independent Director

Rocco Fiorentino

60 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jamieson Karson

Mr. Jamieson A. Karson is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Karson is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Steven Madden, LTD. (NASDAQ SYMBOL: “SHOO”) the global footwear, accessories and apparel company. After Steve Madden, Mr. Karson was a partner at Lightship Partners, which is a retail consulting firm. He also holds a law degree and was Senior Counsel at Dentons, the largest law firm in the world, where he specialized in corporate securities, corporate governance and crisis management.

Robert Bertrand

Mr. Robert Bertrand was President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and IR Contact Officer of Soupman Inc. He has held that position since inception of the Company. He has been the President and Chief Financial Officer of The Original Soupman, Inc. and Soup Kitchen International since November 2004. For the two years prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a startup manufacturer of healthy, indulgent chocolate products sold under the brand name of “SOBE.” From 2000 to 2002, he was a partner in Bullard Financial, Inc., a financial services company specializing in strategic financial planning for small businesses, their owners, and their officers. Mr. Bertrand spent 20 years with two publicly traded companies, Industrial Acoustics Company, Inc. (from 1990 to 2000) and Bairnco Corporation (from 1980 to 1990), starting as accounting manager and ultimately ending up as CFO and Senior Vice-President of Finance and Administration. In 1977, he started his professional career with Singer & Lusardi, a medium-sized CPA firm located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mr. Bertrand holds a BS in Accounting from Northeastern University and a Masters from Columbia University.

Daniel Rubano

Mr. Daniel A. Rubano is Senior Vice President - Franchise Development and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Rubano joined our management team as Senior Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations, Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors in January 2010. He has over 25 years of franchise and restaurant experience. He was a member of Soup Kitchen International Board of Directors from 2003 until 2006. For the four years before joining our company, he was President of Ranch*1, a grilled chicken franchise, and for the last two years before joining us, President of Johnny's NY Pizza, a full service restaurant franchise, and Rollerz Wraps, a quick service salad and wrap franchise, all owned by Kahala Corporation. Prior to that, he held various positions within Kahala Corporation which included; Vice President of Blimpie/Hess Account, Director of Operations, and Franchise Sales. Kahala Corporation is the franchisor of over 3,000 restaurants under the names of Cold Stone Creamery, Ranch*1, Blimpie, Surf City Squeeze, Taco Time, Johnny's NY Pizza, Samurai Sam’s, The Great Steak and Potato Co., N'rgize and Frulatti Café. He was previously the Director of Franchise Operations for Ranch*1 from November 1996 through August 2001.

Randy Beller

Mr. Randy Beller is an Independent Director of the Company. Randy Beller was a 30-year member of the New York Stock Exchange who was founder and CEO of Beller Securities Corporation and is a widely recognized expert in floor brokerage and broker dealer securities operation s clearing and settlement. He earned a bachelor’s degree at S.U.N.Y. Fredonia.

Ronald Crane

Mr. Ronald Crane is Independent Director of Soupman Inc. Ron Crane has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney in various areas of the law including real estate, contracts and talent agreement and licensing. As Senior Counsel and the practice head in the Advertising and Intellectual Property areas at Omnicom Group Inc., the world’s largest global strategic holding company in the areas of advertising, marketing and corporate communication.

Rocco Fiorentino

Mr. Rocco Fiorentino is Independent Director of Soupman Inc. He brings more than 25 years of franchise industry experience as President and CEO of The Benetrends Group and its subsidiaries. He also is an active member of the Board of Directors for Swiss Farm Stores and Saxbys Coffee, franchisors of drive thru grocery stores and coffee shops, respectively. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA) and is co-chairman of IFA’s Membership Committee. Mr. Fiorentino served as President and CEO of Freedom Rings, LLC, was an area developer and multi-unit franchisee for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and was Chairman of the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference from 2003 to 2005. As a veteran franchise expert, Mr. Fiorentino is a frequent speaker and moderator on franchise matters at the IFA Conference and the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference, and has authored a variety of articles on franchiser financing.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jamieson Karson

57,333

Robert Bertrand

189,739

Daniel Rubano

101,353

Randy Beller

--

Ronald Crane

--

Rocco Fiorentino

--
As Of  30 Aug 2015

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