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Iconix Brand Group Inc (ICON.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

F. Peter Cuneo

74 2018 Chairman of the Board

Robert Galvin

59 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John McClain

57 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Drew Cohen

50 2015 Lead Independent Director

Justin Barnes

53 2018 Independent Director

Mark Friedman

54 2006 Independent Director

Sue Gove

60 2014 Independent Director

James Marcum

59 2007 Independent Director

Jaime Sheinheit

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

F. Peter Cuneo

Mr. F. Peter Cuneo is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was executive chairman of the Board has served as our Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2017 and from April 2016 until December 2016. Since August 2015, and while not serving as Executive Chairman, Mr. Cuneo has served as our Chairman of the Board. He also served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from August 2015 until April 2016 and again since June 15, 2018. Mr. Cuneo has served on our Board of Directors since October 2006. From June 2004 through December 2009, Mr. Cuneo served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (“Marvel Entertainment”), a publicly traded entertainment company active in motion pictures, television, publishing, licensing and toys, and prior thereto, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marvel Entertainment from July 1999 to December 2002. Mr. Cuneo has also served as the Chairman of Cuneo & Co., L.L.C., a private investment firm, since July 1997 and previously served on the board of directors of WaterPik Technologies, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing health care products, swimming pool products and water-heating systems, prior to its sale in 2006. From October 2004 to December 2005, he served on the board of directors of Majesco Entertainment Company, a provider of video game products primarily for the family-oriented, mass-market consumer. Mr. Cuneo received a Bachelor of Science degree from Alfred University in 1967 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Alfred University Board of Trustees. Mr. Cuneo received a Masters degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1973. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Cuneo, with his extensive business and financial background and significant experience as an executive of Marvel Entertainment, an owner and licensor of iconic intellectual property, contributes important expertise to our Board of Directors.

Robert Galvin

Mr. Robert G. Galvin serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. He has been a director of Cherokee Inc. since June 2012 and has been its Chairman of the Board since June 2017. Mr. Galvin is also the founder and has been a Principal of Galvin Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic services to private equity firms since November 2013. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Elie Tahari, Ltd. from January 2013 to November 2013. Prior to that he served as Chief Operating Officer and President of Sports Brands International Ltd., and President of Camuto Group. In these roles Mr. Galvin has had extensive experience managing global brand licensing activities for these companies. In addition, Mr. Galvin was instrumental in the refinancing of material indebtedness and cost restructurings at Cherokee and SBI. Mr. Galvin served as Chief Operating Officer of Nine West Group Inc., has been an independent director of Bebe Stores and is currently an independent director of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp and Trans World Entertainment. He also currently serves as an independent director of Lands’ End, which he joined in 2014. Mr. Galvin is a graduate of Fairfield University and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.

John McClain

Mr. John T. McClain is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective February 11, 2019. He has served as the chief financial officer of The Jones Group Inc., formerly Jones Apparel Group, a $4 billion leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 25 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags, from July 2007 until the sale of Jones to Sycamore Partners in April 2014. From April 2014 to October 2015, he served as a Senior Advisor to Sycamore Partners. From November 2015 until September 2016, he served as chief financial officer of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences. Prior to that, Mr. McClain held a number of roles at Avis Budget Group, Inc. formerly Cendant Corporation. He joined Cendant Corporation in September 1999 serving as the Senior Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller until 2006. From July 2006 to 2007, Mr. McClain served as the chief accounting officer of Avis and chief operating officer of Cendant Finance Holdings. Mr. McClain previously held leadership roles at Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and ITT Corporation. Mr. McClain has served as a trustee of Seritage Growth Properties, a real estate investment trust, since June 2015, and on the board of Lands’ End since May 2014. He also previously served on the board of Nine West Holdings from April 2014 until October 2015. Mr. McClain is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. in accounting.

Drew Cohen

Mr. Drew Cohen serves as a an Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our Board of Directors since April 2004. From August 2015 until April 2016, and since September 2016, Mr. Cohen has served as our Lead Director. Since 2007, he has been the President of Music Theatre International (“MTI”) and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. MTI represents the dramatic performing rights of classic properties, such as “West Side Story” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” and licenses over 50,000 performances a year around the world. Before joining MTI in September 2002, Mr. Cohen was, from July 2001, the director of investments for Big Wave NV, an investment management company, and, prior to that, General Manager for GlassNote Records, an independent record company. Mr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University in 1990, his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School in 1993, and a Master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 2001. The Board believes that Mr. Cohen’s legal and business background, and experience as an executive in an industry heavily involved in the licensing business, make him well suited to serve on our Board.

Justin Barnes

Mr. Justin Barnes is Independent Director of the company. Has served as Chairman of IBSL Consultancy Limited since 2012, previously served as Head of Brands at Sports Direct from 2006 to 2008, and previously worked with Sports Direct as a consultant for a number of years. Mr. Barnes is also a chartered trademark attorney and has significant experience in the field of intellectual property law. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Barnes, with his extensive background and significant experience in brand management, retail, wholesale distribution, licensing and intellectual property law, adds key experience and viewpoints to our Board of Directors.

Mark Friedman

Mr. Mark Friedman serves as Independent Director of company since October 2006. Mr. Friedman has been a Managing Partner at The Retail Tracker, an investment advisory and consulting firm since May 2006. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Friedman was with Merrill Lynch, serving in various capacities, including group head of its U.S. equity research retail team where he specialized in analyzing and evaluating specialty retailers in the apparel, accessory and home goods segments. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Friedman specialized in similar areas for Lehman Brothers Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Friedman has been ranked on the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team as one of the top-rated sector analysts. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 1986 and a Master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1990. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Friedman, with his extensive business background and investment banking experience, adds key experience and viewpoints to our Board of Directors.

Sue Gove

Ms. Sue E. Gove serves as an Independent Director of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. Ms. Gove has been the President of Excelsior Advisors, LLC since May 2014 and has also been retained as a Senior Advisor at Alvarez & Marsal. Ms. Gove had served as the President of Golf Smith International Holdings, Inc. from February 2012 through April 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer from October 2012 through April 2014. Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. from September 2008 through October 2012, Executive Vice President from September 2008 through February 2012 and Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 through July 2012. Ms. Gove previously had been a self-employed consultant from April 2006 until September 2008, serving clients in specialty retail and private equity. She was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Zale Corporation from 2002 to March 2006 and a director of Zale Corporation from 2004 to 2006. She was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Zale Corporation from 1998 to 2002 and remained in the position of Chief Financial Officer until 2003. Ms. Gove served as a director of AutoZone, Inc. from 2005 to 2017, and has served as a director of Logitech International since September 2015 and a director of Tailored Brands, Inc. since August 2017. Ms. Gove received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. The Board believes that Ms. Gove’s financial background and extensive experience in executive management positions with leading retailers adds key insight and knowledge to our Board.

James Marcum

Mr. James A. Marcum serves as an Independent Director of the company. Since October 2007. Since January 2016, Mr. Marcum has served as a Senior Operating Partner for an affiliate of Apollo Global Management Holdings, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Marcum served as an Operating Partner and Operating Executive of Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, LLC, a merchant banking firm, positions he held from December 2014 to January 2016. From August 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Marcum served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., the nation’s largest franchisee of Jiffy Lubes. From February 2010 through December 31, 2012, Mr. Marcum served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Central Parking Corporation, a nationwide provider of professional parking management. From September 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Marcum served as Vice Chairman, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Circuit City Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer of consumer electronics where Mr. Marcum had also served as a member of the board of directors since June 2008. Circuit City Stores, Inc. filed for bankruptcy in November 2008. Prior to Circuit City Stores Inc., Mr. Marcum served in several other notable board capacities and senior executive roles, including roles as Lead Director, CEO, COO and CFO for a variety of nationwide specialty retailers, both public and private. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University in accounting and economics in 1980. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Marcum’s contributions to the Board of Directors are well served by his extensive business background and his experience as a corporate executive of national retail establishments.

Jaime Sheinheit

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