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Gaia Inc (GAIA.OQ)

GAIA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jirka Rysavy

63 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Brad Warkins

49 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Paul Tarell

35 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Jaymi Bauer

46 2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Kristin Frank

51 2013 Independent Director

Chris Jaeb

57 2013 Independent Director

David Maisel

54 2016 Independent Director

Wendy Schoppert

50 2013 Independent Director

Paul Sutherland

62 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jirka Rysavy

Mr. Jirka Rysavy is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Gaiam, Inc. He has been Chairman since our inception and has also served as our full-time Chief Executive Officer, other than during the period from March 2009 to July 2016. Mr. Rysavy is the beneficial owner of approximately 38% of our outstanding shares. In 1986, Mr. Rysavy founded Corporate Express, Inc., which, under his leadership as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, grew to become a Fortune 500 company supplying office and computer products and services. Mr. Rysavy also founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Market, a health foods concept, which was sold in 1987 to become the concept and first Wild Oats Markets store. Mr. Rysavy was also Chairman of Real Goods Solar, Inc., an entity Gaia founded in 1999 and brought public in 2009. Mr. Rysavy resigned from the board of Real Goods Solar, Inc. in June 2013 after Gaia sold the majority of its investment in Real Goods Solar, Inc.

Brad Warkins

Mr. Brad Warkins is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gaia’s subscription segment since December 2013 and was promoted to serve as that subsidiary’s President in February 2015. Mr. Warkins previously held the position of Vice President of Gaia from 2007 to November 2013, responsible for Gaia’s subscription business. From 1999 until 2007 Mr. Warkins served as President of Conscious Media, Inc., a company majority-owned by Gaia, and purchased by Gaia in 2007.

Paul Tarell

Mr. Paul Tarell is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Gaia’s subscription segment since July 2014 and its Vice President of Finance from September 2013 to July 2014. Prior to that he served as Vice President – Finance at SET Media, Inc. (acquired by Conversant) from January 2012 until August 2013. He was Senior Director of Finance at Velti, Inc., a mobile advertising technology company, from October 2010 until December 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Tarell was a licensed certified public accountant in public practice with Armanino LLP.

Jaymi Bauer

Ms. Jaymi Bauer is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to this, Ms. Bauer was Chief Marketing Officer of Gaia’s subscription segment since June 2014. From October 2013 to June 2014, Ms. Bauer founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of the marketing firm, Nectarly Consulting. From 2002 until October 2013 she served as Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, in charge of launching Xbox for Microsoft Corporation and previously, she served as Director of Marketing of Microsoft Corporation, in charge of TV, Music and Video Business. From 1994 until 1999 she served in various capacities at Vivendi Universal Games, including Global Brand Manager.

Kristin Frank

Ms. Kristin Frank is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since October 2013. She has a long career at Viacom, a global entertainment company, currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of MTV where she combines her background as both a creative and business driver to lead MTV’s revenue growth, operations and long-term strategic planning initiatives. Previously, from 2013 to 2015, Ms. Frank served as Executive Vice President of Viacom Music and Entertainment’s Connected Content division, with general management responsibilities for MTV, VH1 and LOGO TV. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Frank served as General Manager for MTV and VH1 Digital where she was instrumental to MTV’s growth to 210 million fans on Facebook. From 2005 to 2009 she served as Chief Operating Officer at LOGO TV. From 1996 to 2005, she held multiple positions at Viacom Media Networks including serving as Senior Vice President, Multiplatform Distribution at LOGO TV as well as Regional Vice President, MTV Networks Content Distribution and Marketing Group overseeing distribution strategy for MTV, VH1, CMT, VH1 Classic, MTV 2 and Logo.

Chris Jaeb

Mr. Chris Jaeb is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since October 2013. Since 2007, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Common Ground Kauai, a sustainable resource center he founded. In 2006 he co-founded, and until 2010, served as the President of Malama Kauai, a Hawaii based nonprofit organization. In 1995, Mr. Jaeb co-founded AudioNet (previously Cameron Broadcasting Systems), an Internet-based aggregator of digital media, which changed its name to Broadcast.com prior to its initial public offering in 1998. In 1999, Broadcast.com was sold to Yahoo for $5.4 billion. In 1995, Mr. Jaeb founded eAds, the first fee per click advertising company on the Internet.

David Maisel

Mr. David Maisel is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Senior Advisor to Rovio, the owner of Angry Birds, since 2012 and is also the Executive Producer of the Angry Birds feature film. Since March 2007 he has served as Chairman of Marvel Studios. In late 2009, Mr. Maisel completed the sale of Marvel Entertainment to The Walt Disney Company for over $4 billion and left the company to become, in 2011, Executive Producer of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. From 2004 until 2011, Mr. Maisel was with Marvel Entertainment, Inc., where he was the Founding Chairman of Marvel Studios and architect of the strategy to make films and obtain its $500 million film facility. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Maisel headed up the Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Endeavor Talent Agency. He served as Managing Director of Chello Broadband in Europe from 1999 to 2001 and as President of Livent, Inc., a live theatrical production company, from 1998 to 1999. Before that, Mr. Maisel served as Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for The Walt Disney Company and held positions with Creative Artist Agency and The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Maisel serves on the board of Eros International.

Wendy Schoppert

Ms. Wendy Schoppert is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since October 2013. Since 2014, Ms. Schoppert has been focusing on her role as a director for the boards on which she serves. From April 2005 to February 2014, Ms. Schoppert served on the Senior Executive Team of Select Comfort, the manufacturer, marketer, retailer and servicer of the Sleep Number® line of beds, where she held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, interim Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of International and New Channel Development. Prior to joining Select Comfort, Ms. Schoppert led US Bank’s Private Asset Management team and served as Head of Product, Marketing & Corporate Development for the bank’s asset management division. She began her career in the airline industry, serving in various financial, strategic, and general management leadership positions at American Airlines, Northwest Airlines and America West Airlines. Ms. Schoppert serves on the board of Big Lots, Inc., a retailer, and Nina Hale Inc., a digital marketing agency, and she is also a member of Cornell University’s “President’s Council of Cornell Women.”

Paul Sutherland

Mr. Paul H. Sutherland is Independent Director of Gaiam, Inc., since June 2012. Mr. Sutherland has worked in the investment and financial advisory business since 1975. He is founder and President of Financial & Investment Management Group, Ltd. (“FIMgroup”), a registered investment adviser that manages investment portfolios on a discretionary basis for individuals, trusts, foundations and retirement plans that he founded in 1984. As the Chief Investment Officer for FIMgroup, he has been managing values-driven, sustainably oriented, global total return, growth and income investment portfolios for more than 25 years. Mr. Sutherland served on the board of directors of the Utopia Funds, a registered investment company, between December 2005 and March 2009. Mr. Sutherland is Chairman and a founding board member of the Utopia Foundation and is author of various books including Virtues of Wealth and the AMA guide to Financial Planning. Mr. Sutherland is also owner of Spirituality and Health Media LLC, the publisher of Spirituality Physician’s Health magazine, part owner of Smartwired LLC, owner of The Smart Parenting Revolution, which provides educational tools for parents, and educators, and Yen Yoga and Fitness LLC, the largest yoga, spinning and fitness studio in northern Michigan.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jirka Rysavy

2,569,000

Brad Warkins

1,305,400

Paul Tarell

1,083,480

Jaymi Bauer

1,229,880

Kristin Frank

--

Chris Jaeb

--

David Maisel

--

Wendy Schoppert

--

Paul Sutherland

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As Of  30 Dec 2016