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Truett-Hurst Inc (THST.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Phillip Hurst

50 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Evan Meyer

54 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Virginia Lambrix

39 2008 Director - Winemaking

Spencer Grimes

2017 Director

Paul Weber

57 2015 Director

Daniel Carroll

55 2012 Independent Director

Paul Dolan

63 2012 Independent Director

Barrie Graham

65 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Phillip Hurst

Mr. Phillip L. Hurst is Independent Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Truett-Hurst, Inc. With a winemaking degree from University of California-Davis, Phil Hurst began his career in the wine industry in 1985 at Fetzer Vineyards when he was hired by Paul Dolan to help make premium wines and build the brand. Fetzer Vineyards was sold to the Brown-Forman Corporation in 1992, and Phil left in 1998 to run International Sales and Marketing for Golden State Vintners, Inc. which needed to bolster the senior management team for the launch of its initial public offering. During his time at Golden State Vintners, Inc. (1998-1999), Phil met his future partners in what was to become one of the world’s private label beer, wine and spirits companies, Winery Exchange Inc. As co-founder and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 1999 to 2007. Phil sold his stake in the company to partner with his longtime friend and mentor, Paul Dolan, to follow their dream of buying and building Super-premium wineries and vineyards in California’s premier appellations. Phil has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a managing member of the LLC since 2007 and as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Truett-Hurst, Inc. since 2012.

Evan Meyer

Mr. Evan B. Meyer has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, with effect from October 26, 2016. Prior to being appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Meyer served as the Chief Financial Officer of Avantel SAS, a mobile operator in Bogotá, Colombia from 2015 to 2016. Prior to Avantel, Mr. Meyer was the Chief Financial Officer of PaymentOne Corporation, a provider of global mobile payment and carrier billing solutions for digital merchants, from 2005 to 2015; and the Vice President of Finance and Administration at PaymentOne Corporation from 2000 to 2004. Prior to working at PaymentOne Corporation, Mr. Meyer served as Senior Manager and Principal Consultant of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an assurance, tax and advisory services firm, from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Meyer has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Washington’s M.G. Foster School of Business and a Bachelor’s of Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Mr. Meyer also holds a C.P.A. certificate (inactive) in the State of California.

Virginia Lambrix

Ms. Virginia Marie Lambrix is the Director - Winemaking of Truett-Hurst, Inc. While on vacation seven years ago in South Africa, Virginia Lambrix tasted her first “serious wine.” At that time, she was working for the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and realized it was time to learn about the art of viticulture. Within a year, Virginia was studying horticulture and agronomy in the master’s program at the University of California–Davis, with an emphasis on viticulture and enology. Before joining La Follette Winegrowing (2008), she worked for Hendry Ranch in Napa (2002-2003), for Concha y Toro S.A. in Chile (2004), and for Lynmar Winery (2004) and De Loach Vineyards (2005-2008), both in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. At De Loach Vineyards, she learned about biodynamic farming, and worked closely with her growers to move their estates to organic and biodynamic farming practices to improve quality and moderate farming costs. She is an equity partner in the business and manages all of the vineyard and winemaking activities for the fast growing company. Whether in New Zealand, Paso Robles, the Russian River Valley, Napa Valley, the Dry Creek Valley or Mendocino, Virginia makes premium wines that range in price from $10 to $50 per bottle. Virginia oversees production of nearly 3,000 tons of grapes with a special emphasis on 400 tons of Russian River and Dry Creek grapes processed at the state of the art facility VML Winery (Virginia Marie Lambrix), located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Virginia’s wines have achieved 90 points and above in The Wine Spectator and The Wine Enthusiast. She has served as Truett-Hurst’s Director of Winemaking since 2008.

Spencer Grimes

Paul Weber

Mr. Paul J. Weber has been appointed as Director of the Company, effective November 20, 2015. Mr. Weber served as a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Inc. from 2002 to 2011. Prior to FTI Consulting, Inc. He was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked from 1981 until 2002. Mr. Weber’s professional experience includes providing expert witness, accounting, auditing and other consulting services to a wide variety of large and small business entities in diverse industries.

Daniel Carroll

Mr. Daniel A. Carroll is a Independent Director of Truett-Hurst, Inc. He served as a partner/managing director of TPG Capital L.P. from 1995 to 2010. He has served on the board of directors of Shenzhen Development Bank (China) (2005-2010), Myer Department Stores, Ltd (Australia) (2006-2009), Bank Thai, Ltd (Thailand) (2007-2009) and Healthscope Australia (2010-2011). He received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 1982 and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1986. Dan has served as a managing member of the LLC and a Director of Truett-Hurst, Inc. since 2012.

Paul Dolan

Mr. Paul E. Dolan, III is a Independent Director of Truett-Hurst, Inc. He has been involved in the wine business since 1975 and is considered the founding father of organics and biodynamics in the California wine industry. He started his winemaking career with what was then a small winery in Mendocino, Fetzer Vineyards, in 1977 and then helped the Fetzer family grow to one of the premier California wineries, selling over three million cases. Paul managed the company as President for the new owners, the Brown-Forman Corporation, from 1992 to 2002. He has served as Chairman of the Wine Institute (1990-2012) and became the first Chairman of the Sustainable Winegrowers Alliance (2002-2003). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Santa Clara and a Master of Science in Enology from the University of California-Fresno. He is also author of True to Your Roots: Fermenting a Business Revolution. Paul has served as a managing member of the LLC since 2010 and a Director of Truett-Hurst, Inc. since 2012.

Barrie Graham

Mr. Barrie Graham is a Independent Director of Truett-Hurst, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in commercial banking, having served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Exchange Bank (1995-2008), and as a Senior Manager at Wells Fargo (1985-1995). At Wells Fargo, Barrie was the Senior Vice President responsible for Business Development for the Commercial Banking Group. Barrie is a former Director and past-Chairman of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington-Seattle (1998-2011, Chairman 2009-2010) and a former Director of the California Bankers Association (2004-2008). Prior to joining WR Hambrecht + Co (2011-Present), Barrie was President and Chief Executive Officer of hybridCore Homes (2009-2011). Barrie is a Director of Empire Law School (2004-Present) and numerous non-profits. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Golden Gate University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Harvard and the Pacific Coast Banking School. Barrie is a former Marine Infantry Officer and has served as a managing member of the LLC since 2011 and a Director of Truett-Hurst, Inc. since 2012.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Phillip Hurst

245,000

Evan Meyer

--

Virginia Lambrix

121,633

Spencer Grimes

--

Paul Weber

--

Daniel Carroll

--

Paul Dolan

--

Barrie Graham

--
As Of  30 Jun 2013