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Cherokee Inc (CHKE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jess Ravich

59 2011 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Howard Siegel

60 2010 President, Chief Operating Officer

Henry Stupp

51 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jason Boling

44 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Conway

2017 Chief Brand and Revenue Officer

Carol Baiocchi

2017 Independent Director

Susan Engel

2017 Independent Director

Robert Galvin

54 2012 Independent Director

Keith Hull

63 1995 Independent Director

John McClain

56 2017 Independent Director

Frank Tworecke

67 2012 Independent Director

Patricia Nir

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jess Ravich

Mr. Jess M. Ravich is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Cherokee Inc., since January 2011. Mr. Ravich currently serves as Group Managing Director and Head of Alternative Products at Trust Company of the West, an international asset management firm, a position he assumed in December 2012. From November 2009 to December 2012, Mr. Ravich served as a Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey, an international investment banking firm. Prior to that, Mr. Ravich was CEO of Libra Securities Holdings, LLC. Prior to founding Libra Securities in 1991, Mr. Ravich was an Executive Vice President at Jefferies & Co., Inc. and a Senior Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Ravich also serves as the executive chairman of ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (OTC: ALJJ). In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Ravich in the past has served on the Undergraduate Executive Board of the Wharton School and the Board of Trustees of the Archer School for Girls. Mr. Ravich is a long-standing member of our Board and has a deep knowledge of Cherokee and the industry in which we compete.

Howard Siegel

Mr. Howard Siegel is President, Chief Operating Officer of Cherokee Inc. Prior to January 1996, Mr. Siegel had a long tenure in the apparel business industry working as a senior executive for Federated Department stores and Carter Hawley Hale Broadway stores.

Henry Stupp

Mr. Henry Stupp is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cherokee Inc., since August 2010. Prior to joining Cherokee, Mr. Stupp was a co-founder of Montreal-based Novel Teez Designs, later known as NTD Apparel USA LLC, a leading licensee of entertainment, character, sport and branded apparel, and a supplier to many major North American retailers, having most recently served as President of NTD Apparel USA LLC from 2005 until 2010. During his tenure with NTD Apparel USA, Mr. Stupp successfully identified, negotiated, and introduced many well-known licenses and brands to a broad retail audience. In addition, Mr. Stupp is currently serving a two year term as a Director of the International Licensing Industry Merchandiser's Association. In addition, Mr. Stupp attended Concordia University where he majored in Economics.

Jason Boling

Mr. Jason Boling is Chief Financial Officer of Cherokee Inc., since March 2013. Prior to joining Cherokee, he was Vice President of Finance and Accounting at DTS Inc., a leader in high-definition audio technologies and audio enhancement solutions, for over six years. Mr. Boling has broad domestic and international experience in mergers & acquisitions, acquisition integration, strategic planning, budgeting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and controls, investor relations, and tax planning. For four years prior to his tenure with DTS, he was the Vice President and Corporate Controller at Inamed Corporation, a global manufacturer of medical devices, and he spent many years in public accounting, including with accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Boling is a California CPA, and he earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California State University Northridge.

Mark Conway

Mr. Mark Conway is Chief Brand and Revenue Officer of the Company. Mr. Conway brings more than 20 years of retail experience to Cherokee Global Brands, most recently, as head of international, at Canadian Tire, where he led global expansion for the retailer's newly-created international division. Prior to Canadian Tire, he held numerous leadership positions within leading globalretail organizations including Primark, Sears and Walmart Canada where he led the apparel division and re-defined its strategy to focus on kids and basics. Mr. Conway has extensive intellectual property experience, securing rights to leading global fashion brands in international markets including Canada, UK, the Middle East, Asia and Mexico.

Carol Baiocchi

Ms. Carol Baiocchi is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Baiocchi currently serves as a director of Two Ten Footwear Foundation, a charitable foundation that offers assistance to the footwear industry community. She formerly served as chairman and vice-chair for the foundation. Ms. Baiocchi is also co-founder of the Women in Footwear Industry (WIFI) Community Initiative and currently serves as co-director. From 2009 to 2016, Ms. Baiocchi served as senior vice president, footwear for Kohl's Corporation. During her tenure, she led merchandising and creation for licensed brands, increasing the retailer's penetration in fashion footwear and expanding the athletic footprint. From 1994 to 2009, Ms. Baiocchi served as vice president/divisional merchandise manager, women's footwear at Macy's West, a division of Macy's Inc., where she planned and executed merchandising and product development throughout the company's multiple store group consolidations. Ms. Baiocchi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University.

Susan Engel

Ms. Susan E. Engel is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Engel currently serves as an independent director at Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). She possesses extensive corporate board experience, having previously served as a director for nine public and private companies. Ms. Engel formerly served as chief executive officer of Portero Luxury, a New York based e-commerce company, from 2009 to 2013, where she led a restructuring initiative and oversaw the successful sale of the company. From 1994 to 2007, Ms. Engel served as president, and later as chair and chief executive officer, of Lenox Corporation (formerly Department 56), a manufacturer, designer and distributor of collectables. At Lenox, Ms. Engel led a supply chain and line extension strategy, leading the company into new channels of distribution and strategic acquisitions. Prior to Lenox, Ms. Engel served as chief executive officer and president of Champion Athletic, a division of Sara Lee Corporation. Ms. Engel holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Robert Galvin

Mr. Robert G. Galvin is an Independent Director of Cherokee Inc., since June 2012. Mr. Galvin most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Elie Tahari, a luxury fashion label, from January 2013 to November 2013. Previously, Mr. Galvin served as President of the Camuto Group, a leading global women's fashion footwear company, from 2007 to 2012. Prior to his tenure with the Camuto Group, Mr. Galvin was the Chief Operating Officer of Sport Brands Limited from 2003 to 2007; Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Kurt Salmon Associates from 2000 to 2003; Vice President and CFO of York International Corporation from 1999 to 2000; Executive Vice President and CFO of the Nine West Group from 1995 to 1999; and a Partner at Deloitte & Touche, LLP from 1993 to 1995, having joined the company in 1981 and co-founding the Connecticut Retail and Distribution Practice.

Keith Hull

Mr. Keith M. Hull is an Independent Director of Cherokee Inc., since June 1995. Mr. Hull is currently a Consultant for Kaltex America, a global manufacturer of textiles. Prior to his joining Kaltex America, from 2008 to mid-2010 Mr. Hull served as the Group Chief Executive Officer of UCO Raymond Denim of Gent, Belgium, a global textile manufacturing operation with distribution and manufacturing facilities on three continents. Prior to joining UCO Raymond Denim in 2008, Mr. Hull was previously an Executive Vice President with Global Emergency Resources, LLC, a technology company offering its products to hospitals and public health organizations for critical resource tracking during emergencies. Prior to that, Mr. Hull was President of Avondale Fabrics and Corporate Vice President of its parent, Avondale Mills Inc. for eight years and, in 2004, Mr. Hull was named President and COO of Avondale Mills. Avondale Mills is a diversified manufacturer of textiles. In addition, Mr. Hull was a member of the board of directors of the Avondale Foundation from August 2000 to February 2007. From 2002 to June 2006, Mr. Hull was a member of the University of South Carolina—Aiken's Partnership board of directors.

John McClain

Mr. John T. McClain is Independent Director of the company. He has served as chief financial officer of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, from November 2015 to September 2016. Mr. McClain served as the chief financial officer of The Jones Group Inc., a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 25 brands, from July 2007 until the sale of the company to Sycamore Partners in April 2014. From April 2014 to August 2014, he continued to provide senior advisory services related to financial operations to The Jones Group Inc. Prior to that, Mr. McClain held a number of roles at Avis Budget Group, Inc. formerly Cendant Corporation, a global provider of travel and real estate services. He joined Cendant Corporation in September 1999, serving as the senior vice president, finance and corporate controller until 2006. From July 2006 to 2007, Mr. McClain served as the chief accounting officer of Avis Budget Group 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 (NYSE: SRG), a real estate investment trust, since June 2015, and on the board of directors of Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE), a casual clothing, accessories, footwear and home products retailer, since May 2014, and Nine West Holdings, a designer, marketer and wholesaler of apparel, footwear and accessories, from April 2014 until October 2015. Mr. McClain holds a B.S degree in accounting from Lehigh University.

Frank Tworecke

Mr. Frank Tworecke is an Independent Director of Cherokee Inc., since July 2012. Mr. Tworecke most recently served as a special advisor to Warnaco Group Inc. through December 31, 2012, which followed his service to Warnaco Group as Group President of Sportswear from May 2004 until his retirement effective July 1, 2012. During his tenure as Group President, Mr. Tworecke was responsible for Warnaco Group Inc.'s Calvin Klein ® Jeans, Calvin Klein ® Underwear and Chaps ® units. From November 1999 to April 2004, Mr. Tworecke served at Bon-Ton Stores, a department store operator. While at Bon-Ton Stores, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2000 to April 2004 and as Vice Chairman from November 1999 to June 2000. Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Jos. A. Bank. Mr. Tworecke has also held senior management positions with other specialty and department store retailers including MGR, Inc., Rich's Lazarus Goldsmith (now known as Macy's), and John Wanamaker. Since April 25, 2013 Mr. Tworecke is a member of the board of the Hampshire Group, Limited (OTC Markets: Hamp). In addition, Mr. Tworecke is a member of the board of advisors of Grafton-Fraser Inc., a private, Toronto-based men's apparel retailer, and a former member of the Business Advisory Council of the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1968 and an MBA from Syracuse University in 1972.

Patricia Nir

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