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Summer Infant Inc (SUMR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Messner

52 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Francese

63 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Evelyn D'An

56 2016 Independent Director

Martin Fogelman

74 2007 Independent Director

Robin Marino

63 2015 Independent Director

Alan Mustacchi

57 2015 Independent Director

Andrew Train

36 2017 Independent Director

Stephen Zelkowicz

45 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Messner

Mr. Mark Messner is a President, Chief Executive Officer of the Summer Infant Inc, He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in July 2016. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Messner was Chief Executive Officer of Artsana USA, Inc. (Chicco), a manufacturer of baby care products under the Chicco brand and subsidiary of Artsana S.p.A. In this role he oversaw all operations for the United States and Canada. Mr. Messner originally joined Artsana USA in 2003 as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development and served as Chief Operating Officer for three years before taking over as Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Mr. Messner began his career in 1991 at Graco Children’s Products, Inc. (now part of Newell Brands), where he held positions of increasing responsibility across marketing, product development and product design, including as Global Product Manager from 2001 until 2003. Our Board has nominated Mr. Messner to serve as a director because of his extensive knowledge of the industry and also because, as our Chief Executive Officer, he is knowledgeable about all aspects of the Company’s operations.

Paul Francese

Mr. Paul Francese is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. Inc. Prior to joining company in September 2012, Mr. Francese was Chief Financial Officer of OCI Enterprises Inc., a holding company with operations in mining, chemical, and renewable energy, a company which he originally joined in December 2004. Prior to joining OCI Enterprises Inc., Mr. Francese served in various financial positions of increasing responsibility in a broad range of companies including General Electric, United Technologies, Litton Industries, Pitney Bowes, and Cannondale Bicycle Corporation. His responsibilities included areas in finance, accounting, treasury, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, and financial reporting and analysis. Mr. Francese holds a B.A. from Rutgers University, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and is a graduate of the General Electric Financial Management Program (FMP).

Evelyn D'An

Ms. Evelyn D'An has been appointed as Independent Director of the Summer Infant Inc. She is a director since November 2016, is President of D’An Financial Services, a strategic consulting firm she established in 2004. She also worked in various positions of increasing responsibility at Brightstar Corporation from 2010-2014, prior to which she provided the company with consulting/advisory services. Her last position at Brightstar was CFO of the joint venture Brightstar ERV, managing all financial aspects of the organization, which handles the recycling of mobile devices. Ms. D’An was employed by Ernst & Young from 1986 until 2004 and became the first Hispanic female partner in the Southeast region. She graduated with a Masters of Accounting from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of Albany. Ms. D’An brings to our Board significant financial and accounting expertise.

Martin Fogelman

Mr. Martin E. Fogelman is Independent Director of the Summer Infant Inc. He is a director since March 2007, is an independent consultant and private investor in the juvenile products industry. He was instrumental in the conception and development of the Babies R Us retail chain and served as senior vice president of both Toys R Us and Babies R Us, where he was employed from 1986 to May 2003. From May 2003 until March 2007, Mr. Fogelman was President of Baby Trend, Inc., a manufacturer of infant products. He also served as an advisory board member of Babyganics Products, pbc, a baby healthcare products Company. Mr. Fogelman brings to our Board his extensive experience in our industry, including his experience in creating strategic growth at Toys R Us and Babies R Us, and his knowledge of our Company and business operations.

Robin Marino

Ms. Robin L. Marino is Independent Director of the Summer Infant Inc. She is a director since August 2015, is currently an independent brand consultant. From June 2011 to November 2014, Ms. Marino served as Group President, Accessories and Home, of LFUSA/Global Brands Group (GBG), a branded apparel, footwear, fashion accessories and related lifestyle product company, where she oversaw five divisions. Prior to joining GBG, Ms. Marino was President and CEO of Merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which she originally joined in 2005. Ms. Marino was also President and COO of Kate Spade from 1999 to 2005. Prior to that, she served in a variety of management positions for fashion and retail companies such as Burberry Limited, Wathne LTD and Federated Department Stores, Inc. Ms. Marino served as a director of Hampshire Group, Limited from February 2016 until September 2016. Ms. Marino holds a B.B.A. from Stetson University. Ms. Marino brings to our Board over 35 years of strategic business leadership, encompassing corporate vision, global brand strategy, licensing, product architecture and international sales development.

Alan Mustacchi

Mr. Alan J. Mustacchi is Independent Director of the company. He is is currently Executive Vice President, Capital Markets of GreenSky, LLC, a technology-focused consumer finance platform, which he joined in November 2014. Prior to joining GreenSky, Mr. Mustacchi was Managing Director and Head of Consumer Products & Specialty Retail Investment Banking of Dresner Partners, a middle market investment bank specializing in merger & acquisition advisory, institutional private placements of debt and equity, financial restructuring and corporate turnaround, valuation and strategic consulting, from 2013 until 2014. From 2005 until 2013, Mr. Mustacchi was at Navigant Capital Advisors, LLC, where he was Managing Director, Investment Banking. He was also Managing Director, Merchant Banking Group, at BNP Paribas, where he spent 11 years, and Vice President of The Bank of New York in its commercial finance group. Early in his career, Mr. Mustacchi spent six years as a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from New York University’s College of Business and Public Administration and a M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Mustacchi brings to our Board significant capital markets experience and financial acumen.

Andrew Train

Mr. Andrew (Drew) Michael Train is Independent Director of the Summer Infant Inc. He has been a director since August 2017. Since May 2014, Mr. Train has been President of OBERLAND, a purpose driven branding agency based in New York City which he co-founded. Prior to founding OBERLAND, Mr. Train was the Advertising Business Director at J. Walter Thompson New York, a branding, marketing and advertising agency, from May 2009 until May 2014. Earlier in his career, he worked on well-known global brands such as HSBC, Verizon, UPS, Puma, and Lufthansa in North America and China while at J. Walter Thompson and other advertising agencies. Mr. Train has been recognized by several national and global organizations for cause marketing and driving social change through traditional, digital, social and mobile campaigns. Mr. Train holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond. Mr. Train brings to our Board nearly 15 years of advertising, marketing and branding experience working with corporate, non-profit, and public sector organizations.

Stephen Zelkowicz

Mr. Stephen J. Zelkowicz is Independent Director of the Summer Infant Inc. He has been a director since August 2014. Since 1999, he has served as an equity research analyst at Wynnefield Capital, Inc., an investment firm specializing in small, publicly-traded companies. Mr. Zelkowicz holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Zelkowicz brings to our Board his knowledge of our Company and industry and his experience in the capital markets.

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