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Party City Holdco Inc (PRTY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Harrison

66 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Sullivan

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Vero

47 2016 President - Retail

Michael Harrison

38 2017 Senior Vice President, General Manager, North American Consumer Products Group

Todd Abbrecht

49 2012 Director

Douglas Haber

35 2018 Director

Steven Collins

49 2018 Independent Director

William Creekmuir

62 2016 Independent Director

Lisa Klinger

51 2015 Independent Director

Norman Matthews

85 2013 Independent Director

Morry Weiss

78 2016 Independent Director

Farah Soi

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Harrison

Mr. James M. Harrison is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Party City Holdco Inc. Mr. Harrison served as our President from December 1997 until January 2015. From March 2002 to July 2012, Mr. Harrison served as our Chief Operating Officer. From February 1997 to March 2002, Mr. Harrison also served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From February 1997 to December 1997, Mr. Harrison served as our Secretary. Mr. Harrison holds a B.S. in accounting from Fordham University. Mr. Harrison’s extensive experience in the decorated party goods industry, his 20-year tenure and his role as our Chief Executive Officer of our Company led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Daniel Sullivan

Mr. Daniel J. Sullivan has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Party City Holdco Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sullivan held several senior finance positions with Ahold USA including, most recently, Executive Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer and was a member of their Executive Board. Prior to joining Ahold USA in 2010, Mr. Sullivan spent twelve years at Heineken in executive finance positions both in the United States and Europe, and served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President—Strategy for Heineken USA. In the late 1990s, Mr. Sullivan was a controller for Amscan Inc., the US wholesale division of the Company, and prior to that he was with KPMG.

Ryan Vero

Mr. Ryan T. Vero is President, Retail of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vero served as President, Grocery and Drugstore at Sears Holdings (“Sears”) from November 2012 to October 2016. Prior to joining Sears, Mr. Vero spent eighteen years at OfficeMax, Inc., most recently serving as its Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer.

Michael Harrison

Mr. Michael P. Harrison is Senior Vice President, General Manager, North American Consumer Products Group of the Company. He oversees the Company’s manufacturing, US wholesale, and Asian operations. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Harrison served as Vice President and General Manager of Amscan, where he oversaw the Company’s US wholesale and Asian operations. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Harrison served as Vice President of Operations of Amscan. Mr. Harrison joined the company in 2007 as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Amscan Division. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Harrison spent six years at FactSet Research Systems, which is a provider of financial information and analytical software to investment professionals. Mr. Harrison is a graduate of Hamilton College and holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Todd Abbrecht

Mr. Todd M. Abbrecht is an Director of Party City Holdco Inc. He has been a member of our Board since July 2012. Mr. Abbrecht is a Managing Director at THL. Prior to joining THL in 1992, Mr. Abbrecht was in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Abbrecht is currently a director of Aramark Holdings Corporation, CSafe Global, Curo Health Services, Inc., Fogo de Chão, Healthcare Staffing Services, Intermedix Corporation, inVentiv Health, Inc., PCI Pharma Services and ProPT. His prior directorships include Warner Chilcott plc and Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. Mr. Abbrecht holds a B.S.E. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Abbrecht’s experience serving as a director of various companies and his affiliation with THL, whose affiliated funds are entitled to elect a certain number of directors, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Douglas Haber

Mr. Douglas A. Haber is Director of the company. Mr. Haber is a Managing Director at THL, which he joined in 2006. Prior to joining THL, Mr. Haber worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Investment Banking Division’s Industrials and Natural Resources Group. Mr. Haber is currently a director of Art Van Furniture, Bargain Hunt, CTI Foods and Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp. His prior directorships include 1-800 Contacts and Fogo de Chão. Mr. Haber holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and History from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Haber’s experience serving as a director of various companies and his affiliation with THL, whose affiliated funds are entitled to elect a certain number of directors, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Steven Collins

Mr. Steven J. Collins is Independent Director of Party City Holdco Inc. Mr. Collins was a Managing Director at Advent International Corporation (“Advent”) from 2007 to 2017. Mr. Collins joined Advent in 1995 and rejoined after graduate school in 2000. Mr. Collins is a member of the board of directors of Bojangles’ and Kirkland’s. He was a member of the board of specialty retailers Five Below from 2010 to 2015 and lululemon athletica from 2014 to 2017. He holds a BA and BS from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Collins’ experience serving as a director of various companies and significant knowledge of the retail and consumer sectors, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of our Company.

William Creekmuir

Mr. William S. Creekmuir is an Independent Director of Party City Holdco Inc. Mr. Creekmuir is the owner and President of Pinnacle Search Partners LLC (“Pinnacle”), an executive search firm, and has served in that capacity since December 2015. Mr. Creekmuir served as an Executive Search Consultant of Pinnacle from January 2015 to November 2015. Since October 2017, Mr. Creekmuir is also a director and partial owner of Iconics Décor, LLC, a lighting manufacturer. Since October 2011, Mr. Creekmuir has also served as an independent consultant, including with respect to Pinnacle and as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Sleep Innovations, Inc. from October 2013 until April 2014. Prior to his time as an independent consultant, Mr. Creekmuir served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Simmons Bedding Company from 2000 to 2011 and LADD Furniture, Inc. from 1992 to 2000. Prior to joining LADD Furniture, Inc., Mr. Creekmuir was a partner at KPMG LLP. He also serves on the boards of several for-profit and not-for-profit entities. He holds a BS in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and he is a certified public accountant. Mr. Creekmuir’s extensive experience in financial executive roles led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Lisa Klinger

Ms. Lisa Klinger is an Independent Director of Party City Holdco Inc. Ms. Klinger is the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Ideal Image Development Corporation. From June 2016 through December 2017, Ms. Klinger served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Peloton Interactive, Inc. Ms. Klinger also served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Vince Holding Corp. from December 2012 through June 2015 and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Kellwood Holding Corp. from December 2012 until November 2013, prior to the Vince Holding Corp. initial public offering and related restructuring transactions. Previously, Ms. Klinger served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty food retailer, from 2009 until 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Klinger served as interim Chief Financial Officer of Michael’s Stores during 2008 and Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer from 2005 to 2009. Ms. Klinger previously served as Assistant Treasurer at Limited Brands from 2000 to 2005. She holds a B.S.B.A. from Bowling Green State University. Ms. Klinger’s extensive experience in leadership and corporate finance led to the conclusion that she should serve as a director of our Company.

Norman Matthews

Mr. Norman S. Matthews is Independent Director of Party City Holdco Inc. He has been a member of our Board since May 2013. Mr. Matthews has worked as an independent consultant and venture capitalist since 1989. From 1978 to 1988, Mr. Matthews served in various senior management positions for Federated Department Stores, Inc., including President from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Matthews currently serves on the board of directors of Henry Schein, Inc., Spectrum Brands, Inc. (as Chairman of its nominating and governance committee) and as Chairman of the Board of The Children’s Place, Inc. Mr. Matthews is director emeritus of The Progressive Corporation, Sunoco, Inc., Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. and Federated Department Stores, Inc. and a trustee emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History. During the past five years, Mr. Matthews served on the board of directors of Finlay Enterprises, Inc. and The Progressive Corporation. In 2005, Mr. Matthews was named as one of eight outstanding directors by the Outstanding Directors Exchange (an annual award voted on by peer directors and awarded to an outstanding director for the key role he played during a crisis, business transformation or turnaround). Mr. Matthews’ extensive experience in strategic marketing and sales with over 30 years of experience as a senior business leader in marketing and merchandising at large public companies and his valuable expertise in compensation programs and strategy led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Morry Weiss

Mr. Morry J. Weiss is Independent Director of Party City Holdco Inc. He has been a member of our Board since June 2015. Mr. Weiss is the Chairman of the Board of American Greetings Corporation and has worked there for over 50 years, serving in positions that also include President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. He also serves on the board of directors of Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Weiss served as a director of National City Corporation (a publicly-held financial holding company) from 1991 until its sale in 2008. Mr. Weiss attended Wayne State University and earned a BA in Liberal Arts from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Weiss’ experience as an executive and his extensive experience in the retail industry led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Farah Soi

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Harrison

2,863,790

Daniel Sullivan

1,044,060

Ryan Vero

1,502,100

Michael Harrison

--

Todd Abbrecht

--

Douglas Haber

--

Steven Collins

2,034

William Creekmuir

109,770

Lisa Klinger

93,520

Norman Matthews

105,395

Morry Weiss

93,520

Farah Soi

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As Of  30 Dec 2017