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Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc (FRSH.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jean Birch

58 2017 Chairman of the Board

Weldon Spangler

53 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Nik Rupp

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Hutchens

52 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Laura Szeliga

2018 Chief Marketing Officer

Noah Elbogen

35 2017 Director

Benjamin Hochberg

46 2010 Director

Alexander Matina

41 2017 Director

Jin Kim Yoo

48 2010 Director

L. David Mounts

54 2014 Independent Director

Katherine Scherping

59 2017 Independent Director

John Shafer

73 2006 Independent Director

Robert Weisberg

45 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jean Birch

Ms. Jean M. Birch is a Chairman of the Board of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. 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 Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc, effective July 17, 2017. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of the Company, Mr. Spangler served as Senior Vice President, Baskin-Robbins U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, a division of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., since September 2015 where he managed over 2,500 locations. Mr. Spangler joined Dunkin’ Brands in 2010, where he served as Vice President, Dunkin’ Donuts Operations U.S. and Canada until September 2015 and had operational and financial responsibility for more than 8,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and 1,200 Baskin-Robbins locations. Prior to joining Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Spangler held various leadership positions with Starbucks Corporation. Mr. Spangler’s experience operating under a franchise model provides the Board with strong leadership and operational insight.

Nik Rupp

Mr. Nik Rupp is Chief Financial Officer of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. 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 no longer Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc, effective December 3, 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.

Laura Szeliga

Ms. Laura Szeliga is Chief Marketing Officer of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. 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 Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Mr. Elbogen currently serves as Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of Misada Capital Group LLC, a New Jersey-based investment manager. In addition, Mr. Elbogen has served as an Independent Director of BJ’s Restaurants Inc., a publicly traded casual dining restaurant company, since June 2014. 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 & Co. Inc. where he covered the Specialty Retail and Hardlines sectors.

Benjamin Hochberg

Mr. Benjamin A. Hochberg is Director of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Mr. Hochberg 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, Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC, Westfall Technik Holdings, LLC, and K-Mac Holdings, Corp. Mr. Hochberg’s experience in private equity firms provides our Board with valuable insights related to capital markets and financial matters. Mr. Hochberg is a designee of Lee Equity pursuant to our stockholder’s agreement with Lee Equity.

Alexander Matina

Mr. Alexander C. Matina is Director of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Mr. Matina 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., 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, 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

Jin Kim Yoo

Mr. Yoo Jin Kim is Director of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Mr. Kim 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, Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC, Prelude Holding Company, LLC and Interluxe Holdings, LLC.

L. David Mounts

Mr. L. David Mounts is Independent Director of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Mr. Mounts also 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 and the Piedmont Triad Partnership. 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 Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Ms. Scherping currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of National CineMedia. Prior to joining National CineMedia in August 2016, Ms. Scherping served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of QCE LLC (Quiznos) from June 2016 through July 2016. She also served as Chief Financial Officer of Quiznos from December 2013 to June 2016. Quiznos filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on March 14, 2014 and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 30, 2014. Prior to Quiznos, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Red Robin International from June 2005 to July 2011. She has also held various accounting positions with companies in the oil and gas industry, security alarm monitoring, telecommunications, and technology industries.

John Shafer

Mr. John D. Shafer is Independent Director of the Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Mr. Shafer 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 Mr. 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 Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Mr. Weisberg 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, Inc. for five years. Prior to his work for Domino’s, 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.