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Purple Innovation Inc (PRPL.OQ)

PRPL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terry Pearce

69 2018 Chairman of the Board

Joseph Megibow

49 2018 Chief Executive Officer

Gary DiCamillo

67 Vice Chairman of the Board

Mark Watkins

43 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Charles Smith

49 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Alexander McArthur

41 2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Daniel Hill

38 2015 Chief Retail Officer

Casey McGarvey

58 2010 Chief Legal Officer

Wayne Moorehead

43 2017 Chief Brand Officer

Claudia Hollingsworth

54 Director

Tony Pearce

62 2010 Director

Russ Whatcott

41 2017 Director

Pano Anthos

59 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Terry Pearce

Mr. Terry V. Pearce is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is a co-founder of Purple and has served as Chief Executive Officer since March 13, 2018 and as Co-Director of Research and Development and a director since the Closing. Prior to the Closing, Mr. Pearce served as a Manager of Purple since its inception in 2010 as WonderGel, LLC. Prior to founding Purple, Mr. Pearce was a manager of various technology companies owned by Mr. Pearce and his brother Tony Pearce, including EdiZONE, LLC, focused on developing advanced cushioning technology. Mr. Pearce holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah. As a co-founder of Purple, Mr. Pearce brings to the Board his extensive knowledge of Purple and its products. On March 13, 2018, Mr. Pearce was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Joseph Megibow

Mr. Joseph B. Megibow has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. During his career, Megibow served as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. where he oversaw the transformation and growth of American Eagle's $550+ million direct-to-consumer business between 2012 and 2015. In this role, he built out a global omni-channel strategy and infrastructure, and led all digital marketing, customer operations, engineering and product management efforts. Prior to that, Megibow held several senior roles with Expedia, Inc., including VP and General Manager of Expedia.com, the $10B+ US online travel business. Megibow most recently served as an independent consultant to Advent International, the$41 billion global private equity firm, helping its portfolio companies develop world-class digital capabilities.? He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Gary DiCamillo

Mr. Gary T. DiCamillo is a Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as our vice chairman of our board of directors since our initial public offering. Mr. DiCamillo has since January, 2010 been the managing partner of Eaglepoint Advisors, LLC, a privately held advisor to boards and chief executive officers in matters of strategy, organization and the management of business transition issues. Prior to that he was the former president and chief executive officer of Advantage Resourcing (formerly known as RADIA International), a group of privately held technical, professional and commercial staffing companies based in Dedham, Massachusetts, from 2002 until August 2009. Previously, he was chairman and chief executive officer at the Polaroid Corporation from 1996 to 2002. He also has served as president of Worldwide Power Tools and Accessories at Black & Decker Corporation from 1986 to 1996 and before that as vice president/general manager for Culligan U.S.A., a division of Beatrice Corporation. He began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble Co., followed by several years as a manager at McKinsey & Company. Mr. DiCamillo was elected as a director of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) in 1997. He has been chairman of its audit committee since April 2013. He is also is a board member of The Sheridan Group, Inc., a digital and analog printing company, where since 2009 he has chaired the audit committee; a board member of Pella Corp., a window and door manufacturer, from 1993 until 2007, then again from May 2010 until the present, where he has chaired the compensation committee since May 2015; a board member of Berkshire Manufactured Products Corp., a manufacturer of aircraft engine parts, from February 2011 to July 2015, where he chaired the audit committee since May 2012; a board member of Universal Trailer Corp., a manufacturer of horse, livestock and cargo trailers for farm, recreational, and commercial markets, since March 2011 and a board member of Select Staffing Corp.

Mark Watkins

Mr. Mark Watkins is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Purple, Mr. Watkins served as the Chief Financial Officer at Traeger Grills, a post he held from March 2015 through October 2017. From 2002 through March 2015, he held various positions at Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS), including Vice President of Sales Operations and Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Nu Skin, Mr. Watkins worked at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he performed financial statement audits. Mr. Watkins holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Charles Smith

Mr. Charles A. Smith is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Smith has over 25 years of experience in operations and engineering. Prior to joining Purple, Mr. Smith served as the Managing Partner of Milestone Management Partners from 2015 to 2017 and as Vice President of Global Operations at Morinda from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Management from Utah Valley University, a Master’s of Business Administration from Brigham Young University, and a Master’s of Business Operational Excellence from The Ohio State University.

Alexander McArthur

Mr. Alexander W. McArthur is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company since 2016. Prior to serving as the Chief Marketing Officer, he was a consultant to Purple from 2015 to 2016 and assisted in developing Purple’s marketing strategy. He has over 10 years of experience in managing internet and traditional marketing. Prior to joining Purple, Mr. McArthur served in marketing management positions for several startups in the e-commerce industry, including as Vice President of Digital Marketing at Modere from 2014 to 2015, an independent marketing consultant from 2012 to 2014, Vice President of Digital Marketing at Purch from 2011 to 2012, Vice President at SEO.com from 2009 to 2010 and Vice President of Internet Marketing at OrangeSoda from 2006 to 2009. Mr. McArthur studied Communications at Brigham Young University.

Daniel Hill

Mr. Daniel G. Hill is Chief Retail Officer of the Company. Mr. Hill Hill has served as Purple’s Chief Retail Officer since 2015. Prior to serving as the Chief Retail Officer, he was the President of Purple from its inception in 2010 as WonderGel, LLC to 2015. He also served as the President of one of the various technology companies owned by Terry and Tony Pearce known as EquaPressure, LLC, until it was combined into Purple. From 2004 to 2015, Mr. Hill worked for various technology companies also owned by Terry and Tony Pearce, including EdiZONE, LLC, focused on developing advanced cushioning technology. Mr. Hill attended Brigham Young University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. Mr. Hill is the son-in-law of Tony Pearce.

Casey McGarvey

Mr. Casey K. McGarvey is Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. McGarvey has served as the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Purple since its inception in 2010 as WonderGel, LLC. He also has served as General Counsel of various technology companies owned by Terry and Tony Pearce, including EdiZONE, LLC, focused on developing advanced cushioning technology from 2008. Prior to joining Purple and other affiliated companies such as EdiZONE, Mr. McGarvey was a shareholder, partner or of counsel at several law firms. Mr. McGarvey has a Bachelor’s of Arts in political science, a Juris Doctor and an Executive Masters of Business Administration, each from the University of Utah.

Wayne Moorehead

Mr. Wayne Lee Moorehead of Chief Brand Officer of the Company. Mr. Moorehead has over 15 years of experience in marketing and brand development. Prior to joining Purple, Mr. Moorehead served as a strategic advisor at SUCCESS Magazine from 2015 to 2017, as Chief Strategist at Hint Creative from 2013 to 2017, as Chief Marketing Officer at Nature’s Sunshine Products from 2012-2013, as a brand strategist at Case Agency from 2010 to 2012, and as Chief Marketing Officer at MonaVie from 2005 to 2010, and in other marketing roles at other companies from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Moorehead holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing Communications and Advertising and a Master’s of Business Administration, with an emphasis in marketing, both from Brigham Young University.

Claudia Hollingsworth

Ms. Claudia Hollingsworth is Director of the Company. Ms. Hollingsworth has thirty years of experience in managing manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of consumer products. Since November 2016, she has served as Chief Executive Officer of i2CEO, a c-level consulting company. From July 2012 to October 2016 she served as Chief Executive Officer of Gump’s San Francisco, a luxury home furnishing apparel and jewelry multi-channel retailer. From May 2011 to June 2012, Ms. Hollingsworth served as Chief Executive Officer of i2CEO. Prior to that, she served as president of H.D. Buttercup from July 2007 to May 2011 and CEO and president of GBH, Inc. from March 2004 to July 2007. Earlier in her career she held various executive management positions with Michael Anthony Jewelers, M.Z. Berger and OroAmerica. We believe that Ms. Hollingsworth is well-qualified to serve on our board due to her extensive operational and management background with consumer product and retail companies.

Tony Pearce

Mr. Tony M. Pearce is Director of the Company. Mr. Pearce is a co-founder of Purple and has served as Co-Director of Research and Development and a Director since the Closing. Prior to the Closing, Mr. Pearce served as a Manager of Purple since its inception in 2010 as WonderGel, LLC. Prior to founding Purple, Mr. Pearce was a manager of various technology companies owned by Mr. Pearce and his brother Terry Pearce, including EdiZONE, LLC, focused on developing advanced cushioning technology. Mr. Pearce holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. As a co-founder of Purple, Mr. Pearce brings to the Board his extensive knowledge of Purple and its products.

Russ Whatcott

Mr. Russ Whatcott is Director of the Company. Prior to joining Purple, Mr. Whatcott served as the Chief Engineer of various technology companies owned by Terry and Tony Pearce, including EdiZONE, LLC, focused on developing advanced cushioning technology, from 2005. Mr. Whatcott obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems, both from Brigham Young University.

Pano Anthos

Mr. Pano Anthos is Independent Director of  Global Partner Acquisition Corp. Pano Anthos has served as one of our directors since our initial public offering. Since August 2015, Mr. Anthos has been the Managing Director of XRC Labs and XRC Fund, a retail and consumer goods technology accelerator based in New York City and co-sponsored by Parsons School of Design and Kurt Salmon. Since October 2011, Mr. Anthos has been a partner of Eaglepoint, running their digital transformation practice. He has over 25 years of technology Chief Executive Officer and founder experience, having built new businesses in B2B and B2C markets across Web, social, mobile and gaming platforms. Since November 2012, Mr. Anthos has also been a co-founder of GatherEducation, a virtual reality classroom platform that recreates the physical classroom online to enable great teachers to teach students on low bandwidth, 3G networks. From September 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Anthos founded and ran Guided Launch, an advisory firm that incubated startups in the media and advertising spaces. From 2007 to August 2010, Mr. Anthos founded Hangout Industries, the first virtual reality gaming platform on Facebook, leveraging real world fashion brands and partners such as Conde Nast, Steve Madden and Paige Denim to generate brand experiences for over its players. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Anthos founded Pantero, a semantic web integration platform that major telecom and insurance companies use to integrate multiple disparate systems. From 1984 to 2001, Mr. Anthos co-founded and built Clearcross, a global logistics platform to manage cross border shipments for global manufacturers and e-commerce companies in over 20 countries. Mr. Anthos also served on the board of directors of FCA International. Mr. Anthos holds an MIA from Columbia University, was an International Fellow and holds a BA from the University of Delaware. Mr. Anthos is a member of our sponsor.