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PetIQ Inc (PETQ.OQ)

PETQ.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

McCord Christensen

46 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Newland

54 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Mark First

53 2017 Lead Independent Director

Will Santana

45 2018 Director

Larry Bird

63 2018 Independent Director

James Clarke

45 2017 Independent Director

Ronald Kennedy

71 2017 Independent Director

Gary Michael

77 2017 Independent Director

Susan Sholtis

51 2018 Independent Director

Katie Turner

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

McCord Christensen

Mr. McCord Christensen serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the company since our inception and as Chairman of our Board since our IPO. In addition to his leadership responsibilities as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Christensen’s expertise in retail and consumer products has enabled PetIQ to deliver targeted and well-executed commercial programs and products across the retail industry. Prior to founding PetIQ, Mr. Christensen gained extensive retail and management experience working at Albertson’s and as an executive in consumer product companies selling to leading U.S. retailers. Mr. Christensen filed for personal bankruptcy in 2010 as the result of personal guarantees of real estate investments made prior to the 2008 recession and civil claims of $6.7 million made against him by the bankruptcy trustee for companies affiliated with Thomas Petters. Mr. Christensen worked for and invested in these companies before becoming aware of the fraudulent activities that resulted in Mr. Petters’ conviction. Mr. Christensen was discharged of all such claims in 2011. Mr. Christensen holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boise State University. We believe Mr. Christensen’s qualifications to serve as a director of our Company include his role of Chief Executive Officer of the Company, his experience in the consumer and retail industries, his expertise in corporate strategy and development and his demonstrated business acumen.

John Newland

Mr. John Newland serves as Chief Financial Officer since 2014 and as Corporate Secretary since 2015. Since joining PetIQ, Mr. Newland facilitated the move from a regional auditor to KPMG, implemented enhanced control systems and standards across the company and upgraded our finance and operations organizations. Prior to joining PetIQ, Mr. Newland gained extensive retail and consumer products experience working for Albertson’s, Inc. and SuperValu, Inc. in a range of finance roles. Mr. Newland is a retired fighter pilot and Commander in the Idaho Air National Guard, where he served from 1985 to 2013. Mr. Newland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate finance from the University of Idaho and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Air War College.

Mark First

Mr. Mark First serves as Lead Independent Director of the company. Mr. First is a Managing Director of Eos Management, L.P., an affiliate of Eos Capital Partners IV, L.P. and Eos Partners, L.P. (the “Eos Funds”), where he has been employed since March 1994. Mr. First was previously an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated from August 1991 until March 1994. Mr. First is a director of several privately owned companies and has been a director of Addus HomeCare, Inc. since 2009. Mr. First holds a Bachelor of Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. First’s qualifications to serve as a director of our Company include his experience in business, corporate strategy and investment matters.

Will Santana

Mr. Will Santana serves as Director of the company. Mr. Santana has served as a director since our acquisition of Community Veterinary Clinics, LLC, doing business as VIP Petcare (“VIP”) in January 2018 (the “VIP Acquisition” and the agreement pursuant to which the VIP Acquisition was completed, the “Purchase Agreement”). Mr. Santana was appointed to the Board pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement and currently serves as the Company’s Executive Vice President, with the principal responsibility of overseeing VIP. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Santana served as the Chief Executive Officer of VIP since founding the company in 1997. We believe Mr. Santana’s qualifications to serve as a director of our Company include his experience in business, particularly his extensive leadership experience at VIP.

Larry Bird

Mr. Larry Bird serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Bird served as Senior Audit Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP until his retirement on June 3, 2017. As a Deloitte Audit Partner since 1989, Mr. Bird was actively engaged as the Lead Audit Partner responsible for planning and supervising audits for larger private companies and PCAOB Integrated Audits for publicly held companies spanning a variety of industries. Mr. Bird earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Idaho State University College of Business. We believe that Mr. Bird’s qualifications to serve as a director of our Company include his extensive financial acumen and detailed experience as Lead Audit Partner in a variety of industries.

James Clarke

Mr. James Clarke serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Clarke served as a member of PetIQ Holdings, LLC’s board of managers from 2012 until July 2017, serving as the board of managers’ chairman from 2012 until 2015. From 2011 until the formation of PetIQ Holdings, LLC in 2012, Mr. Clarke served as the chairman of PetIQ, LLC. Mr. Clarke is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Clarke Capital Partners, a growth equity and alternatives-focused family office, where he has served since 2011. Mr. Clarke is a director of several privately owned companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Clarke is a Governor-appointed Trustee and Foundation Chair at Utah Valley University and also serves as the Chairman of the board of managers of Curza Global, LLC, a small-molecule drug development company focused on infectious diseases and oncology. Mr. Clarke is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and holds a Master of Management from the University of Oxford.

Ronald Kennedy

Mr. Ronald Kennedy serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Kennedy served as a member of PetIQ Holdings, LLC’s board of managers from May 2012 until July 2017. From 2010 until the formation of PetIQ Holdings, LLC in 2012, Mr. Kennedy served as a director of PetIQ, LLC. Mr. Kennedy is the owner of the investment firm Kennedy Ventures and a founder of Western Benefit Solutions, an employee benefits consulting firm, which he sold in 2010. He was a board member of Ameriben, Inc., a human resource consulting and benefits administration service company until 2014. Mr. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. We believe Mr. Kennedy’s qualifications to serve as a director of our Company include his experience in corporate strategy, investment matters and corporate leadership.

Gary Michael

Mr. Gary Michael serves as Independent Director of the company since 2017. Mr. Michael served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Albertson’s Inc. from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Michael served as the Chairman of The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 1997 to 2000 and as a Director from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Michael currently serves on the boards of Bodega Latina Corp., Northwest Bank, Western Capital Corp. and the JA and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. In addition, Mr. Michael currently serves as the Commissioner of the Idaho Lottery and the Idaho State Treasurer’s Investment Review Committee. Previously, Mr. Michael was on the boards of The Clorox Company, Questar, Inc., Boise Cascade Corp., Office Max, Inc., Caesars Entertainment, Graham Packaging, Inc., Idaho Power Company and Idacorp. He was also the President of the University of Idaho from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Idaho.

Susan Sholtis

Ms. Susan Sholtis serves as Independent Director of the company. Ms. Sholtis has served as Global Marketing Head in the Health Division at Reckitt Benckiser since 2017. From 2016 to 2017, Ms. Sholtis served as Head of North America Commercial Operations at Merial and was responsible for transitioning North America operations to Merial’s new owner, Boehringer Ingelheim. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2016, Ms. Sholtis served in a number of positions at Mead Johnson Nutrition, most recently as Head of Global Marketing. Ms. Sholtis earned a Bachelor’s degree from Butler University and a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University. We believe Ms. Sholtis’ qualifications to serve as a director of our Company include her experience in animal health, retail and branding.

Katie Turner

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

McCord Christensen

1,921,440

John Newland

2,488,240

Mark First

19,750

Will Santana

--

Larry Bird

--

James Clarke

19,750

Ronald Kennedy

17,250

Gary Michael

163,850

Susan Sholtis

--

Katie Turner

--
As Of  30 Dec 2017