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Acushnet Holdings Corp (GOLF.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yoon Soo Yoon

72 2016 Chairman of the Board

David Maher

50 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Burke

59 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Mary Bohn

57 2016 President - Titleist Golf Balls

John Duke

49 2014 President - Titleist Golf Gear

Christopher Lindner

48 2016 President - FootJoy

Steven Pelisek

57 2016 President - Titleist Golf Clubs

Dennis Doherty

60 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Brendan Gibbons

42 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Thomas Pacheco

49 2017 Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer

Walter Uihlein

68 2018 Director

Jonathan Epstein

63 2018 Independent Director

Jennifer Estabrook

57 2016 Independent Director

Gregory Hewett

49 2016 Independent Director

Sean Sullivan

51 2016 Independent Director

Steven Tishman

61 2016 Independent Director

Norman Wesley

68 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yoon Soo Yoon

Mr. Yoon Soo (Gene) Yoon serves as Chairman of the Board of the company. He has been the Chairman of Fila Korea since 1994 and was the Chief Executive Officer of Fila Korea from 1991 until March 2018. Fila Korea is a public company listed on the Korea Exchange. Mr. Yoon has served as the chairman of our board of directors since 2011. Mr. Yoon also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, from 2011 to October 2016 and served as the President of Acushnet Holdings Corp. from 2011 until May 2016. Mr. Yoon was selected to serve as a director because of his affiliation with Fila, his knowledge and experience in consumer products and his experience as the chairman of Acushnet Holdings Corp. since 2011 and as the chairman of Acushnet Company from 2011 to 2016.

David Maher

Mr. David Maher is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Maher was Chief Operating Officer from June 2016 to December 2017, Senior Vice President, Titleist Worldwide Sales and Global Operations from February 2016 to June 2016 and Vice President, Titleist U.S. Sales from 2001 to January 2016.

William Burke

Mr. William Burke is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the company effective January 1, 2019. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Controller of Acushnet Company. Before joining the company, Mr. Burke held various finance positions at predecessor parent companies Fortune Brands Inc. and American Brands Inc.

Mary Bohn

Ms. Mary Louise Bohn serves as President - Titleist Golf Balls of the company. Prior to that, Ms. Bohn was Executive Vice President, Titleist Golf Balls and Titleist Communications from February 2016 to June 2016, Vice President, Golf Ball Marketing and Titleist Communications from 2010 to January 2016 and Vice President, Advertising and Communications from 2000 to 2010.

John Duke

Mr. John (Jay) Duke, Jr. serves as President - Titleist Golf Gear of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Duke worked at Hasbro, Inc., a multinational toy and board game company, from 2012 to 2014 where he was Vice President and Global Franchise Leader for Transformers Global Brand. Prior to Hasbro, Mr. Duke was President of Karhu Holdings BV from 2008 to 2012 and prior to that he held senior general management and strategy positions with Karhu Holdings BV and Converse Inc. (a subsidiary of NIKE, Inc.). Mr. Duke also spent time earlier in his career working for Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division and in general management positions with Reebok International Ltd.

Christopher Lindner

Mr. Christopher Lindner serves as President - FootJoy, a subsidiary of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Lindner worked at Wolverine World Wide Inc., an American footwear manufacturer, from 2010 to August 2016 where he was President of Keds from 2014 to August 2016, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Sperry in 2014 and Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of North America Sales for Saucony from 2010 to 2014. Prior to 2010, Mr. Lindner held various positions with NIKE, including as Vice President of Global Marketing for Converse and Vice President of Global Marketing for Bauer Hockey (both NIKE subsidiaries), and leadership roles with 800.com, Electronic Arts and Rollerblade.

Steven Pelisek

Mr. Steven Pelisek serves as President - Titleist Golf Clubs of the company. From 2008 to March 2016, he was General Manager, Titleist Golf Clubs. Prior to that, Mr. Pelisek served as Vice President, Club Sales for both the Titleist and Cobra Club brands.

Dennis Doherty

Mr. Dennis D. Doherty serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the companyBefore joining Acushnet Company, Mr. Doherty held human resource positions at American Brands Inc. and Revlon Health Care Group.

Brendan Gibbons

Mr. Brendan M. Gibbons is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the company. Mr. Gibbons was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. from April 2014 to November 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Gibbons served as Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of Carter’s, Inc.

Thomas Pacheco

Mr. Thomas Pacheco is re designated as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective January 1, 2019. He is no longer Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of the company effective January 1, 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Pacheco was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Audit Executive of Dell Technologies from September 2016 to March 2017. Prior to September 2016, Mr. Pacheco served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at EMC until it was acquired by Dell Technologies. He joined EMC in 2005 and held several roles in Finance including Assistant Corporate Controller, CFO - Cloud Services Division and Senior Director of Corporate Accounting and Reporting.

Walter Uihlein

Mr. Walter R. Uihlein is Director of the company. He is no longer President, Chief Executive Officer of the company effective January 1, 2018. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Company in 1995 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Holdings Corp. in May 2016 until his retirement as of January 1, 2018. Mr. Uihlein served as a member of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, from 1984 to October, 2016, and has served on our board of directors since October 2016. In 2005, Mr. Uihlein received the PGA of America's Distinguished Service Award, the organization's highest honor. Mr. Uihlein was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience as an executive in the golf industry, as well as due to his experience as our former President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Acushnet Company.

Jonathan Epstein

Mr. Jonathan Epstein is Independent Director of the company. He has been the President of Fila USA, Inc. and Global Chief Commercial Officer of Fila since August 2007. In that role, he has restructured and reorganized Fila USA, improving top line revenues, returning the company to profitability and growth. Mr. Epstein has been a close advisor to Fila's Chairman and chief architect behind the brand’s global transformation since 2007. Under Mr. Epstein's leadership, the company expanded its global affiliates from 9 in 2007 to 35 in 2017 and he has been instrumental in managing and retaining those partnerships. Mr. Epstein currently serves as a director of Magnus Holdings and on a variety of boards within Fila's global enterprise. Prior to Fila, Mr. Epstein worked for Adidas America, where he spent 20 years in a variety of leadership roles, including National Sales Manager for the company. Mr. Epstein was selected to serve as a director because of his 37 years of experience in the sporting goods industry and his strong management and commercial background.

Jennifer Estabrook

Ms. Jennifer Estabrook serves as Independent Director of the company. She has been the Chief Operating Officer of Fila North America since December 2015 and was the Executive Vice President, Business Operations of Fila USA, Inc. from September 2010 until December 2015. Ms. Estabrook has also been the Head of Global Licensing for Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. since 2014 and a member of the Board of Managers of Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. since 2007 and has held several other positions at Fila USA, Inc. and its affiliates since 2005. Fila USA, Inc. and Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Fila Korea, a public company listed on the Korea Exchange. Ms. Estabrook also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. Ms. Estabrook served as a member of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, from 2011 to October 2016. Ms. Estabrook has served on our board of directors since October 2016. Ms. Estabrook was selected to serve as a director because of her affiliation with Fila, her multi-faceted background and experience, her knowledge and operational experience in consumer products and sporting goods and her experience as a director of Acushnet Company since 2011.

Gregory Hewett

Mr. Gregory Hewett serves as Independent Director of the company. He is the principal of GH Consulting LLC, a private consultancy for businesses and institutional investors that he founded in March 2015. Previously, Mr. Hewett served at The Blackstone Group L.P. from August 2005 through February 2015 in various capacities, including most recently as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Hewett served as a director in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston, which he joined in 2000 when it acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division. Prior to joining Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Mr. Hewett practiced law at Bryan Cave LLP. Mr. Hewett has served on our board of directors since October 2016. Mr. Hewett was selected to serve as a director because of his significant experience in finance.

Sean Sullivan

Mr. Sean S. Sullivan serves as Independent Director of the company. He is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMC Networks Inc., a position he has held since 2011. Prior to joining AMC Networks Inc., Mr. Sullivan served as Chief Corporate Officer of RMH from 2010 to 2011, Chief Financial Officer of HiT Entertainment from 2009 to 2010 and Chief Financial Officer and President of Commercial Print and Packaging division of Cenveo, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Sullivan has served on our board of directors since October 2016. Mr. Sullivan was selected to serve as a director because of his significant experience in finance and operations.

Steven Tishman

Mr. Steven H. Tishman serves as Independent Director of the company. He is a Managing Director and Global Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Houlihan Lokey, where he is also a member of the firm's Management Committee, Co-Head of the firm's M&A Commitment Committee and a member of the firm's Corporate Finance Board of Directors. Mr. Tishman joined Houlihan Lokey in January 2012. Previously, Mr. Tishman was a Managing Director at Rothschild Inc., where he served from 2002 to 2012. Prior to joining Rothschild, Mr. Tishman was a Managing Director of Robertson Stephens Inc. from 1999 to 2002, and was a Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Tishman is currently a trustee of GoodHaven Funds Trust and was previously a director of Cedar Fair L.P., Nautica Enterprises, Inc., Claire's Stores, Inc. and Odimo, Inc. Mr. Tishman has served on our board of directors since October 2016. Mr. Tishman was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in finance and management and serving on other public company boards.

Norman Wesley

Mr. Norman H. Wesley serves as Independent Director of the company. He is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Fortune Brands, Inc. Mr. Wesley joined Fortune Brands in 1984 and became President and Chief Operating Officer of Fortune Brands in September 1998, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune Brands in December 1999. He served as Chief Executive Officer through December 2007 and as Chairman until September 2008. Previously, Mr. Wesley held various management positions at Crown Zellerbach Corporation. Mr. Wesley currently serves as a director of Acuity Brands, Inc. and Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. Mr. Wesley was previously a director of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., ACCO Brands Corporation, Fortune Brands, Inc., Pactiv Corporation, and R.R. Donnelly & Sons. Mr. Wesley has served on our board of directors since October 2016. Mr. Wesley was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in the consumer products industry, his prior leadership experience and his experience serving on other public company boards.