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Summer Infant Inc (SUMR.OQ)

SUMR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Messner

51 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Francese

63 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Chris Witty

2015 Vice President, IR Contact Officer

Evelyn D'An

2016 Independent Director

Martin Fogelman

73 2007 Independent Director

Robin Marino

61 2015 Independent Director

Alan Mustacchi

56 2015 Independent Director

Derial Sanders

73 2009 Independent Director

Andrew Train

2017 Independent Director

Stephen Zelkowicz

43 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Messner

Mr. Mark Messner is appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective July 13, 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Messner spent 13 years with Artsana USA, Inc. (Chicco), a manufacturer of baby care products under the Chicco brand. Mr. Messner joined Artsana USA in 2003 as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development and served as Chief Operating Officer for three years before taking over as Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Mr. Messner began his career in 1991 at Graco Children’s Products, Inc. (now part of Newell Brands).

Paul Francese

Mr. Paul Francese is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. Inc. Prior to joining company in September 2012, Mr. Francese was Chief Financial Officer of OCI Enterprises Inc., a holding company with operations in mining, chemical, and renewable energy, a company which he originally joined in December 2004. Prior to joining OCI Enterprises Inc., Mr. Francese served in various financial positions of increasing responsibility in a broad range of companies including General Electric, United Technologies, Litton Industries, Pitney Bowes, and Cannondale Bicycle Corporation. His responsibilities included areas in finance, accounting, treasury, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, and financial reporting and analysis. Mr. Francese holds a B.A. from Rutgers University, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and is a graduate of the General Electric Financial Management Program (FMP).

Chris Witty

Evelyn D'An

Ms. Evelyn D'An has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company., effective November 2, 2016. Ms. D'An is currently president of D'An Financial Services, a Miami-based consulting firm specializing in accounting, finance, process improvement, and strategic planning. She was previously the chief financial officer of Brightstar ERV, a mobile phone recycling joint venture, and has held other senior roles at Brightstar Corporation. Ms. D'An was at Ernst & Young between 1986 and 2004, becoming the first Hispanic female partner in the Southeast region. She has also served on the boards of Hot Topic (2008-2013) and Alico (2005-2009). Ms. D'An is currently president of D'An Financial Services, a Miami-based consulting firm specializing in accounting, finance, process improvement, and strategic planning. She was previously the chief financial officer of Brightstar ERV, a mobile phone recycling joint venture, and has held other senior roles at Brightstar Corporation. Ms. D'An was at Ernst & Young between 1986 and 2004, becoming the first Hispanic female partner in the Southeast region. She has also served on the boards of Hot Topic (2008-2013) and Alico (2005-2009).

Martin Fogelman

Mr. Martin E. Fogelman is Independent Director of the company, Since March 2007, He is an independent consultant and private investor in the juvenile products industry. He was instrumental in the conception and development of the Babies R Us retail chain and served as senior vice president of both Toys R Us and Babies R Us, where he was employed from 1986 to May 2003. From May 2003 until March 2007, Mr. Fogelman was President of Baby Trend, Inc., a manufacturer of infant products. He is currently an advisory board member of Babyganics Products, pbc, a baby healthcare products Company.

Robin Marino

Ms. Robin L. Marino is Independent Director of the company, Since August 2015. She is currently an independent brand consultant. From June 2011 to November 2014, Ms. Marino served as Group President, Accessories and Home, of LFUSA/Global Brands Group (GBG), a branded apparel, footwear, fashion accessories and related lifestyle product company, where she oversaw five divisions. Prior to joining GBG, Ms. Marino was President and CEO of Merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which she originally joined in 2005. Ms. Marino was also President and COO of Kate Spade from 1999 to 2005. Prior to that, she served in a variety of management positions for fashion and retail companies such as Burberry Limited , Wathne LTD and Federated Department Stores, Inc. Ms. Marino currently serves as a director of Hampshire Group, Limited, a publicly-traded provider of fashion apparel across a broad range of product categories, channels of distribution and price points. Ms. Marino holds a B.B.A. from Stetson University. Ms. Marino brings to our Board over 35 years of sales and merchandising experience in consumer products

Alan Mustacchi

Mr. Alan J. Mustacchi is Independent Director of the company. He is currently Executive Vice President, Capital Markets of GreenSky, LLC, a technology-focused consumer finance platform, which he joined in November 2014. Prior to joining GreenSky, Mr. Mustacchi was Managing Director and Head of Consumer Products & Specialty Retail Investment Banking of Dresner Partners, a middle market investment bank specializing in merger & acquisition advisory, institutional private placements of debt and equity, financial restructuring and corporate turnaround, valuation and strategic consulting, from 2013 until 2014. From 2005 until 2013, Mr. Mustacchi was at Navigant Capital Advisors, LLC, where the last position he held was Managing Director, Investment Banking. He was also Managing Director, Merchant Banking Group, at BNP Paribas, where he spent 11 years, and Vice President of The Bank of New York in its commercial finance group. Early in his career, Mr. Mustacchi spent six years as a Certified Public Accountant. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business, and a B.S. in Accounting and Economics and from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Derial Sanders

Mr. Derial H. Sanders is Independent Director of the company. He is currently President of Precept Marketing Group Inc., a company which he founded in 2001. Prior to June 2001, Mr. Sanders was a long-time employee of Graco Children's Products, Inc., where he most recently held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. He was instrumental in the growth of Graco via strategic domestic sales initiatives, international expansion, and the addition of several key new product categories. Mr. Sanders also saw the company through several acquisitions, the last of which was by Rubbermaid, in 1996, and then Newell Rubbermaid in 1998. Mr. Sanders received a B.S. in marketing and commerce from Rider University

Andrew Train

Mr. Andrew (Drew) Michael Train is Independent Director of the company. He brings nearly 15 years of experience to Summer Infant working with corporate, non-profit, and public sector organizations. Earlier in his career, he worked extensively on such well-known global brands as HSBC, Verizon, UPS, Puma, and Lufthansa in North America and China while at agencies such as J. Walter Thompson, MRM Worldwide, and FCB. In addition, he has received several national and global awards for marketing and public relations through traditional, digital, social and mobile campaigns. Mr. Train holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond.

Stephen Zelkowicz

Mr. Stephen J. Zelkowicz is Independent Director of the company since 2014, Since 1999. He has served as an equity research analyst at Wynnefield Capital, Inc., an investment firm specializing in small, publicly-traded companies. Mr. Zelkowicz holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.