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Emerald Expositions Events Inc (EEX.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Konstantin Gilis

44 2013 Chairman of the Board

Philip Evans

56 2018 Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Darrell Denny

57 2014 Executive Vice President

Eric Lisman

59 2017 Executive Vice President

Christopher McCabe

52 2014 Executive Vice President

Joseph Randall

60 2014 Executive Vice President

Karalynn Sprouse

48 2014 Executive Vice President

David Gosling

42 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Joanne Wheatley

54 2015 Senior Vice President - Marketing Services

Lori Jenks

59 2014 Senior Vice President - Operations

John McGeary

54 2015 Senior Vice President

William Charles

47 2014 Chief Information Officer

Eileen Deady

43 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Amir Motamedi

37 2013 Director

Michael Alicea

50 2015 Independent Director

Todd Hyatt

57 2015 Independent Director

Lisa Klinger

2018 Independent Director

Jeffrey Naylor

59 2013 Independent Director

Emmanuelle Skala

45 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Konstantin Gilis

Mr. Konstantin (Kosty) Gilis serves as Chairman of the Board of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Gilis has been a member of the Board since June 2013, its Chairman since June 2013 and has served on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Gilis is a Managing Director at Onex, focusing on the industrial products and business services sectors. Mr. Gilis currently also serves on the board of directors of Clarivate Analytics and WireCo Worldgroup. Prior to joining Onex in 2004, Mr. Gilis worked at Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, and was a management consultant at Bain & Company in the firm’s Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg, South Africa offices. Mr. Gilis holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Philip Evans

Mr. Philip Evans has been appointed as Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company., effective November 8, 2018. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Evans has served as Emerald's Chief Financial Officer since 2013 and has over 30 years of experience in financial and leadership roles. Additionally, Mr. Evans played a critical role in leading the Company through its successful initial public offering in April 2017. Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Evans served as CFO for several companies, most recently ProQuest, a leading provider of online information to researchers.

Darrell Denny

Mr. Darrell C. Denny serves as Executive Vice President of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Denny has served as Executive Vice President since April 2014. From June 2010 to March 2014 Mr. Denny served as our Senior Vice President—Sports & Business Development. From September 2000 to December 2009, Mr. Denny served as Executive Vice President of Penton Media. Mr. Denny has over 31 years of industry experience and holds a B.A. from Texas State University—San Marcos.

Eric Lisman

Mr. Eric I. Lisman serves as Executive Vice President of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Lisman joined us as an Executive Vice President in March 2017. Mr. Lisman is an experienced transaction professional with a 30-year media industry career. From September 2013 through March 2017, Mr. Lisman founded and operated Media Front Inc., a strategic and transaction consulting firm serving the trade show and media industries. Mr. Lisman previously served from December 2012 through September 2013 as Chief Executive Officer of ENK International. From September 1997 through December 2012, he served as Executive Vice President — Corporate Development of Advanstar Communications and, prior to that, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Reed Publishing USA. Mr. Lisman holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Christopher McCabe

Mr. Christopher McCabe serves as Executive Vice President of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. McCabe has served as Executive Vice President since April 2014. From October 2010 to March 2014 Mr. McCabe served as our Senior Vice President—Photography & Jewelry. From February 2008 to October 2010, Mr. McCabe served as our Vice President—Merchandise. Mr. McCabe sits on the board of directors of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. Mr. McCabe has over 27 years of industry experience and holds an M.B.A. from Iona College and a B.A. from College of the Holy Cross.

Joseph Randall

Mr. Joseph Randall serves as Executive Vice President of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Randall has served as an Executive Vice President since April 2014. From 2006 to March 2014 Mr. Randall served as our Senior Vice President—Building, Design, Healthcare, Military & Apparel. Mr. Randall has over 34 years of industry experience and holds an A.B. from the University of Georgia.

Karalynn Sprouse

Ms. Karalynn Sprouse serves as Executive Vice President of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Ms. Sprouse has served as an Executive Vice President since June 2014. Ms. Sprouse joined Emerald Expositions in August 2013, serving as Senior Vice President of the General Merchandise and International Sourcing Group. From 2007-2013, Ms. Sprouse served as Vice President for UBM Advanstar’s Fashion Group, MAGIC International. Prior to that, Ms. Sprouse spent 15 years in publishing, most recently she was Vice President of Advertising for the Los Angeles News Group, a division of Media News Group. Ms. Sprouse sits on the board of directors of Fashion Business Inc. Ms. Sprouse has over 22 years of experience in publications, events and trade shows.

David Gosling

Mr. David R Gosling serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Gosling serves as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; he joined us shortly following our acquisition by Onex in July 2013. Mr. Gosling oversees all aspects of the business of a legal or corporate nature, including merger & acquisition transactions, commercial contracts, corporate governance and Board matters, equity plans and agreements, debt agreements, financial reporting obligations and litigation. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gosling had over ten years’ experience, having worked as an attorney in private practice from 2012 to July 2013 and from 2005 through 2011 as Corporate Counsel and Business Development Manager for Oakley, Inc., prior to which he was employed by the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Gosling is a graduate of Stanford Law School in Stanford, California.

Joanne Wheatley

Ms. Joanne Wheatley serves as Senior Vice President - Marketing Services of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Ms. Wheatley has served as our Senior Vice President—Marketing Services since November 2015. From June 2010 to October 2015, Ms. Wheatley served as our Vice President – Marketing Services, from July 2009 to May 2010, Ms. Wheatley served as our Vice President— Marketing and between January 2001 and June 2009, she served as our Vice President—Audience Marketing. Ms. Wheatley has over 27 years of industry experience and holds a B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Lori Jenks

Ms. Lori Jenks serves as Senior Vice President - Operations of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc since April 2014. From June 2008 to March 2014 Ms. Jenks served as our Vice President—Operations. From September 2000 to May 2008, Ms. Jenks served as Group Operations Director of VNU. Ms. Jenks has over 24 years of trade show industry event/conference experience. Ms. Jenks is certified in Business Process Improvement and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

John McGeary

Mr. John McGeary serves as Senior Vice President of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. He joined Emerald Expositions in 2013 and has served as Senior Vice President since March 2015. Mr. McGeary is a 20-year veteran of the trade show, event and media industries. Mr. McGeary started his career in marketing and sales at Dun & Bradstreet before becoming a Sales Executive at Reed Exhibitions. Mr. McGeary was also part of the Business Development Team that produced three new events including New York Comic Con and the New York Anime Festival. Mr. McGeary also managed the Canadian office for Reed Exhibitions, which led to managing the PGA Merchandise Show in the United States and Canada. Mr. McGeary has a M.B.A. from the University of Bridgeport and his B.S. in Business Administration from Marist College.

William Charles

Mr. William Charles serves as Chief Information Officer of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Charles has led our information technology (“IT”) operations since joining us in August 2013, and was promoted to our Chief Information Officer beginning in January 2014. Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Charles was a senior executive in IT at Pacific Sunwear from 2004 to 2013. Mr. Charles oversees all aspects of our IT infrastructure and systems. Mr. Charles has over 23 years of industry experience and has an M.B.A. from Babson College and an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut.

Eileen Deady

Ms. Eileen Deady serves as Vice President - Human Resources of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Ms. Deady has served for 10 years in positions of increasing seniority within Nielsen’s human resources department, most recently serving as our Vice President—Human Resources since September 2013. Ms. Deady oversees all aspects of the Company’s human resources and payroll functions and has over 14 years of industry experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

Amir Motamedi

Mr. Amir H. Motamedi is Director of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Motamedi has been a member of the Board and has served on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee since June 2013. Mr. Motamedi is a Managing Director at Onex where he focuses on industrials and business services opportunities. Mr. Motamedi currently also serves on the board of directors of Clarivate Analytics and BBAM. Prior to joining Onex, Mr. Motamedi worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Motamedi holds a B.A. and a B. Comm. from McGill University.

Michael Alicea

Mr. Michael Alicea serves as Independent Director of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Alicea is presently the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources for the Nielsen Company. Mr. Alicea is responsible for all human resources activities across the Global Business Services (GBS), Entertainment and Business Development groups at Nielsen, and, since 1995, has held a variety of leadership roles within Nielsen in human resources, communications and operations. Overall, he possesses a strong background in a broad range of human resources, communications, operations and M&A disciplines. Mr. Alicea currently serves on the board of directors for the Emma Bowen Foundation, which is dedicated to preparing minority youth for careers in the media industry, and is Co-Chair of Nielsen’s External Advisory Board. He holds a B.B.A. in Human Resources & Organizational Management and has completed graduate coursework in Business Policy at Baruch College.

Todd Hyatt

Mr. Todd Hyatt serves as Independent Director of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Hyatt is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for IHS Markit, Inc., a leading Information Services Company focused on capital intensive industries including energy, automotive and financial services. Mr. Hyatt has worked at IHS since 2005 and has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer for the Company’s engineering segment. Prior to joining IHS, Mr. Hyatt served as Vice President for Lone Tree Capital Management, a private equity firm. During his career, he has also worked for U S WEST / MediaOne where he was an Executive Director in the Multimedia Ventures organization and for AT&T. He started his career in public accounting, working at Arthur Young and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Hyatt holds a Masters in Management from Purdue University and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Wyoming.

Lisa Klinger

Ms. Lisa Klinger is an Independent Director of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc.

Jeffrey Naylor

Mr. Jeffrey G. Naylor serves as Independent Director of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. Mr. Naylor has been a member of the Board and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board since August 2013, and has been a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board since December 2015. He has served as Managing Director of Topaz Consulting, LLC, a financial consulting firm, since he founded the company in April 2014. Prior to that, from 2004 through 2014, Mr. Naylor held multiple leadership positions with the TJX Companies, including Senior Corporate Advisor, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Business Development Officer, and Senior Executive Vice President. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Big Lots, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Naylor also serves on the Board of Directors of Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company as well as on the Board of Directors of Save-A-Lot, Ltd., a hard-discount grocery retailer. He earned an M.B.A. and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Emmanuelle Skala

Ms. Emmanuelle Skala is Independent Director of the Emerald Expositions Events Inc. She is currently Vice President of Customer Service at Toast, a restaurant technology platform. At Toast, she manages all post-sales customer facing teams. From 2008 to 2013, Ms. Skala held positions of increasing seniority at Sophos Group PLC. From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Skala served as the Vice President of Sales for Influitive, and from 2016 to 2017, she served as the Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at DigitalOcean. Ms. Skala serves on the advisory boards of multiple software as a service (SaaS) startups, including Zensight since 2015, and Rekener, Bowery Capital and Nudge.ai since 2017. She is a frequent industry speaker and blogger on SaaS sales and customer success. Ms. Skala holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.