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Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc (FRSH.OQ)

FRSH.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jean Birch

58 2017 Chairman of the Board

Weldon Spangler

52 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Nik Rupp

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Hutchens

50 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Victoria Blackwell

48 2012 Senior Vice President of Talent and Chief Legal Officer

Dan Harmon

50 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations

Laura Szeliga

2018 Chief Marketing Officer

Noah Elbogen

34 2017 Director

Benjamin Hochberg

44 2010 Director

Alexander Matina

40 2017 Director

Jin Kim Yoo

46 2010 Director

L. David Mounts

52 2014 Independent Director

Katherine Scherping

56 2017 Independent Director

John Shafer

72 2006 Independent Director

Robert Weisberg

44 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jean Birch

Ms. Jean M. Birch is a Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Birch is no longer President, Interim Chief Executive Officer effective July 17, 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Birch served as President of IHOP Restaurants, Inc., a division of DineEquity, Inc., where she repositioned and focused IHOP’s brand and launched a new marketing campaign and innovative culinary strategy to include health and wellness. From 2007 to June 2009, Ms. Birch was an independent restaurant and hospitality consultant at Birch Company. Prior to that, Ms. Birch served as President of Romano’s Macaroni Grill from January 2005 to August 2007 and President of Corner Bakery Café from August 2003 to December 2004, both divisions of Brinker International, Inc. From 1991 to 2003, Ms. Birch held various roles with YUM! Brands, Inc., a global quick service restaurant company, including VP, Operations for Taco Bell, Inc. and Senior Director, Concept Development for Pizza Hut, Inc. She began her career in manufacturing management, working for Frito-Lay, Inc., Rogers Corporation and Medtronic, Inc. Ms. Birch currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cosi, Inc., a position she has held since November 2013, and Darden Restaurants, Inc., a position she has held since October 2014. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2013. Ms. Birch brings more than 20 years of experience leading restaurant brands to our Board.

Weldon Spangler

Mr. Weldon W. Spangler has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective July 17, 2017. Mr. Spangler joins Papa Murphy’s after spending seven years with Dunkin’ Brands Group, having most recently served as Senior Vice President, Baskin-Robbins U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, where he had complete oversight of the brand. Prior to this role, Mr. Spangler spent five years working on the Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada business, first as a Regional Vice President and then as Vice President of Operations. During his time at Dunkin Brands, Mr. Spangler worked closely with franchisee leaders and played an integral part in the launch of several successful Company initiatives. Prior to Dunkin Brands, Weldon held significant leadership roles at Starbucks Corporation and YUM Brands.

Nik Rupp

Mr. Nik Rupp is Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective April 9, 2018. Mr. Rupp brings more than 20 years of senior level finance and planning experience to Papa Murphy's, with a diverse skill set that includes corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, revenue management and compliance. He joins Papa Murphy's from Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. where he served as the Chief Financial Officer from March 2016 to February 2018, and as global controller from January 2015 to March 2016. Prior to Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., Mr. Rupp held several positions at Nike, Inc., including Global Controller of Nike Golf, and at Converse, Inc. in the Netherlands. Mr. Rupp began his career at Scott-Moncrieff Charted Accountants in Glasgow, Scotland. He holds a degree in Accountancy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mark Hutchens

Mr. Mark Edward Hutchens is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective April 9, 2018. He served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2014. Previously, Mr. Hutchens served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer – International, for Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., a public company, from October 2012 to January 2014, where his responsibilities included finance, business development and supply chain management activities for Outback Steakhouse International. Prior to that, Mr. Hutchens served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Office Depot, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from September 2008 to March 2012 and Senior Vice President Finance, International Division from November 2006 to September 2008. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Hutchens worked with YUM! Brands, Inc., where his most recent title was Assistant Treasurer – Corporate Finance. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Hutchens worked at Ford Motor Company.

Victoria Blackwell

Ms. Victoria Blackwell is Senior Vice President of Talent and Chief Legal Officer of the Company. She has been with Papa Murphy’s for 14 years and has served as our Senior Vice President of Talent and Chief Legal Officer since November 2012. Ms. Blackwell previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from February 2007 to November 2012.

Dan Harmon

Mr. Dan Harmon is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. He previously served as our Vice President, East Division from September 2012 to August 2013. Before joining Papa Murphy’s, Mr. Harmon held various roles at Potbelly Sandwich Works, LLC, including West Zone Director from September 2008 to September 2012 and Regional Director, Texas from October 2007 to September 2008. Prior to Potbelly Sandwich Works, LLC, Mr. Harmon held various roles at Blockbuster, Inc. including Regional Director of Operations for Western Canada, Director of Operations & Collections and District Manager, and at McDonald’s Corporation as an Operations Manager.

Laura Szeliga

Ms. Laura Szeliga is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to ProFlowers, Szeliga was Vice President and General Manager of Provide Commerce's Shari's Berries brand, where she launched new, integrated brand marketing strategies and customer experience programs that drove measurable increases in new customer acquisition and retention. Her tenure at Provide Commerce is preceded by leadership roles at TIMEX, Dean Foods, Kraft Foods, and Kraft Foods International, as well as The Gillette Company.

Noah Elbogen

Mr. Noah A. Elbogen is Director of the company. He is currently serves as Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of Misada Capital Group LLC, a New Jersey-based investment manager. Previously, Mr. Elbogen served as an Investment Analyst at Luxor Capital Group, LP, a New York-based investment manager, where he focused primarily on the restaurant sector from July 2011 to July 2016. Prior to joining Luxor Capital Group, Mr. Elbogen served as a Research Analyst covering the consumer sector at S.A.C. Capital Management, LLC from August 2009 to June 2011, at Highbridge Capital Management, LLC from January 2007 to January 2009, and at Scout Capital Management LLC from August 2005 to January 2007. Mr. Elbogen began his investment career as an Equity Research Associate at Bear Stearns where he covered the Specialty Retail and Hardlines sectors. Mr. Elbogen has served as an Independent Director of BJ’s Restaurants Inc. since June 2014. Mr. Elbogen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Columbia University.

Benjamin Hochberg

Mr. Benjamin A. Hochberg is Director of the Company. He is a Partner at Lee Equity. Prior to joining Lee Equity in May 2006, Mr. Hochberg was a Principal at Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, a middle-market private equity investment firm. Prior to Odyssey, Mr. Hochberg worked at Bain Capital Partners, a global private equity investment firm. Mr. Hochberg also serves on the board of directors of Paragon Industries, Inc., Skopos Financial Group, LLC, Interluxe Holdings, LLC and Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC. Mr. Hochberg’s experience in private equity firms provides our Board with valuable insights related to capital markets and financial matters.

Alexander Matina

Mr. Alexander C. Matina is Director of the company. He is the Vice President, Investments at MFP Investors LLC, the family office of Michael F. Price, which focuses on long-term, value investment opportunities. Mr. Matina also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trinity Place Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TPHS), a publicly traded real estate company, focused on multi-family and retail investments. In addition, he serves on the board of S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW), a publicly traded agricultural company, with proprietary seeds targeting the alfalfa, sorghum, sunflower and stevia markets. Mr. Matina also serves on the board of XRO Energy LLC, a private energy company with assets in Wyoming. In addition, Mr. Matina has worked in various investment and financial analyst roles at Altus Capital Partners and Salomon Smith Barney, among others. Mr. Matina has a Bachelor of Science business degree from Fordham University, where he serves as an adjunct professor of Finance and as a member of the advisory board of the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Jin Kim Yoo

Mr. Yoo Jin Kim is Director of the Company. He is a Partner at Lee Equity Partners, LLC (“Lee Equity”). Prior to joining Lee Equity in 2005, Mr. Kim was with Bain Capital Partners, a global private equity investment firm, where he most recently held the position of Principal. Mr. Kim also serves on the board of directors of Paragon Industries, Inc., Cross MediaWorks, LLC, Eating Recovery Center LLC, Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC and Interluxe Holdings, LLC. Mr. Kim brings a combination of financial expertise and experience with multi-unit concepts to our Board.

L. David Mounts

Mr. L. David Mounts is Independent Director of the Company. He serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Inmar, a business services, analytics and consumer engagement company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Prior to joining Inmar in April 2010, he was Executive Vice President of Supply Chain for Domino’s Pizza, Inc. He also served as Domino’s Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2007. Prior to Domino’s, Mr. Mounts held several positions during a nearly 23 year tenure at UPS, including Chief Financial Officer, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, and Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. He is past Chairman of the Wharton Alumni Executive Board, serves on the Graduate Board of the Wharton School and the Board of Visitors for the Wake Forest University Schools of Business and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Winston Salem Alliance. Mr. Mounts’ years of experience with public companies and international operations and financial management provide operational and financial expertise to our Board.

Katherine Scherping

Ms. Katherine L. Scherping, CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. She brings more than 30 years of financial and accounting experience to Papa Murphy's Board of Directors. Ms. Scherping currently serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of National CineMedia. Previously, she served as CFO and interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiznos. Prior to Quiznos, she served as CFO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Ms. Scherping began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen and has held various accounting positions with companies in the oil and gas, security alarm monitoring, telecommunications, technology, and restaurant industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

John Shafer

Mr. John D. Shafer is Independent Director of the Company. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Allied Domecq Retailing USA, the former controlling shareholder of Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo’s Eateries, from 1999 until he retired in January 2003. Mr. Shafer also served on the Board of Directors of Mrs. Fields, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Shafer’s public company leadership experience and his experience with several other franchise concepts provides our Board with important perspective and guidance regarding our operations, growth strategies and corporate governance.

Robert Weisberg

Mr. Robert J. Weisberg is Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace. Mr. Weisberg joined Invaluable in October 2012 as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Weisberg served for three years as Chief Marketing Officer at Zipcar, Inc., where he contributed to the company’s membership growth and initial public offering. Before joining Zipcar, Mr. Weisberg served as Vice President of Multimedia Marketing at Domino’s Pizza for five years. Prior to his work for Domino’s Pizza, Mr. Weisberg worked in account services at several advertising and public relations firms. Through his consumer marketing expertise and experience leading growth companies, as well as his knowledge of the limited service restaurant industry, Mr. Weisberg provides our Board with insights and guidance regarding our marketing and growth strategies.