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Wilhelmina International Inc (WHLM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Schwarz

56 2012 Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman

William Wackermann

48 2016 Chief Executive Officer

James McCarthy

68 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Clinton Coleman

39 2011 Director

James Dvorak

45 2011 Director

Horst-Dieter Esch

72 2010 Director

Jeffrey Utz

48 Director

Mark Pape

64 2011 Independent Director

James Roddey

80 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Schwarz

Mr. Mark E. Schwarz is Chairman of the Board since June 2004 and Executive Chairman since September 2012 of Wilhelmina International Inc. Mr. Schwarz was our Chief Executive Officer from April 2009 through September 2012. He previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer beginning in October 2007 and was formally appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer effective in July 2008. He is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager of Newcastle Capital Management, L.P. (“NCM”), a private investment management firm he founded in 1993, which is the General Partner of Newcastle Partners, L.P. (“Newcastle”), a private investment firm. Mr. Schwarz has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (“Hallmark”), a specialty property and casualty insurer, since August 2006. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Hallmark from 2003 to August 2006. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Bell Industries, Inc., a company primarily engaged in providing computer systems integration services (“Bell Industries”), and Pizza Inn, Inc., an operator and franchisor of pizza restaurants (“Pizza Inn”). He also serves on the board of directors of SL Industries, Inc., a power and data quality products manufacturer. He previously served on the boards of directors of Nashua Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty papers, labels and printing supplies (“Nashua”), from 2001 to September 2009, MedQuist Inc., a provider of clinical documentation workflow solutions in support of electronic health records, from December 2007 to August 2009, WebFinancial Corporation, a holding company with subsidiaries operating in niche banking markets, from July 2001 to December 2008, and Vesta Insurance Group, Inc., a holding company for a group of insurance companies.

William Wackermann

Mr. William Wackermann is Chief Executive Officer of Wilhelmina International, Inc. He served as Executive Vice President and Publishing Director of Conde Nast (“Conde Nast”), a division of Advance Publications, from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Wackermann also served as Chief Revenue Officer of Conde Nast in 2015. In his roles, Mr. Wackerman was responsible for revenue growth and marketing oversight of several Condé Nast brands, including Glamour, Condé Nast Traveler, W, Details, Bon Appétit and Brides. Mr. Wackermann previously served as Senior Vice President/Publishing Director at Conde Nast from 2008 to 2010 and Vice President/Publisher Glamour at Conde Nast from 2004 to 2008 (Senior Vice President commencing in 2006). Mr. Wackermann received his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University in 1989.

James McCarthy

Mr. James A. McCarthy is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Most recently, McCarthy has served as Controller of Orchard Media, Inc. (August 2009 to April 2016), a pioneering music, video, and film distribution company, where he led the company’s finance department during a period of rapid growth. In this position, he designed, developed, and implemented company-wide initiatives that helped drive revenue and profitability. During McCarthy’s tenure with Orchard Media, the company’s predecessor was publicly traded, later taken private by an investment group, and subsequently acquired by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked at Ernst & Young, LLP in New York, Sydney, and Moscow as Senior Manager, Assurance, serving SEC clients in the media, entertainment, and retail industries from 1999 to 2009. McCarthy is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Clinton Coleman

Mr. Clinton J. Coleman is Director of Wilhelmina International Inc., since January 2011. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bell Industries since January 2010, and has been a director since January 2007. Mr. Coleman has served as an investment professional with NCM since July 2005, including as Managing Director (June 2012 to present) and Vice President (July 2005 through May 2012). Mr. Coleman previously served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Pizza Inn from June 2012 to November 2012, the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Bell Industries from July 2007 to January 2010 and the Interim Chief Financial Officer of Pizza Inn from July 2006 to January 2007. Prior to joining NCM, Mr. Coleman served as a portfolio analyst with Lockhart Capital Management, L.P., an investment partnership, from October 2003 to June 2005. From March 2002 to October 2003, Mr. Coleman served as an associate with Hunt Investment Group, L.P., a private investment group. Previously, Mr. Coleman was an associate director with the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of UBS. Mr. Coleman is also a director of Pizza Inn and several privately held companies. During the past five years, Mr. Coleman also served as a director of Nashua.

James Dvorak

Mr. James Dvorak is Director of Wilhelmina International Inc., since January 2011. He has served as an investment professional with NCM since January 2008, including as Managing Director (June 2012 to present) and Vice President (January 2008 through May 2012). Mr. Dvorak served as a consultant and subsequently a Senior Investment Analyst with Falcon Fund Management, a Dallas-based investment firm, from September 2006 to December 2007, and as a Vice President with Fagan Capital, an investment firm located in Irving, Texas, from 1999 to June 2006. Previously, Mr. Dvorak was with Koch Industries, a diversified energy, chemicals and materials provider, as Chief Financial Officer of a business unit and as a board member of a Koch affiliate. Mr. Dvorak has additional experience as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton in Chicago, Illinois.

Horst-Dieter Esch

Mr. Horst-Dieter Esch is Director of Wilhelmina International Inc., since February 4, 2010. He is a private investor and, since March 2012, has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Snell Real Estate, a leading real estate agency in Las Cabos, Mexico. Since 2008 and through 2011, he served as the Chairman of USA Team Handball, the national governing body for the Olympic sport of handball. From February 2009 through December 2009, Mr. Esch was a consultant to the Company. Mr. Esch was a principal owner and Chairman of Wilhelmina International, Ltd. (“Wilhelmina International”) and its affiliated companies prior to their sale to the Company in February 2009.

Jeffrey Utz

Mr. Jeffrey Utz is a Director of Wilhelmina International, Inc. Mr. Utz has been a principal and partner at Diversified Insurance Group, an insurance agency and provider of benefits and risk management consulting services based in Salt Lake City, since July 1998. Prior to Diversified Insurance Group, Mr. Utz worked at Great American Insurance Company, a specialty insurance company, and Fred A. Moreton & Company, an insurance brokerage firm. Mr. Utz recently completed a term as Chairman of the Board of USA Team Handball and sits on the Board for Workers’ Compensation Certification Institute.

Mark Pape

Mr. Mark E. Pape is Independent Director of Wilhelmina International Inc., since January 2011. He has served as the Chairman of the boards of directors of H2Options, Inc., a start-up water conservation design/installation firm, since September 2009, and U.S. Rain Group, Inc. a private equity company investing in water conservation opportunities since Auguest 2013. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Oryon Technologies, LLC, a privately-held technology company, from October 2010 until November 2014. Mr. Pape served as a partner at Tatum LLC, an executive services firm, from August 2008 through November 2009. From November 2005 to December 2007, Mr. Pape served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Affirmative Insurance Holdings, Inc., a publicly-traded property and casualty insurance company specializing in non-standard automobile insurance, and served on its board of directors and audit committee from July 2004 to November 2005. Mr. Pape served as the Chief Financial Officer of HomeVestors of America, Inc., a franchisor of home acquisition services, from September 2005 to November 2005, as President and Chief Executive Officer of R.E. Technologies, Inc., a provider of software tools to the housing industry, from April 2002 to May 2005, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LoanCity.com, a start-up e-commerce mortgage bank, from May 1999 to June 2001. Mr. Pape was a member of the board of directors of Specialty Underwriters’ Alliance, Inc., a publicly-traded specialty property and casualty insurance company, from July 2009 through November 2009.

James Roddey

Mr. James C. Roddey is Independent Director of Wilhelmina International Inc., since January 2011. He has served as Principal of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (including through its predecessors ParenteBeard, LLP and McCrory & McDowell LLC), a provider of financial, business and management consulting services, since September 2007. Mr. Roddey was a Partner at the Hawthorne Group, an investment and management company, from January 2004 to September 2007 (and previously from 1978 to 2000). Prior to the Hawthorne Group, from January 2000 to January 2004, Mr. Roddey served as the Chief Executive of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Roddey was a director of SEEC, Inc., a software provider for the insurance and financial services industry, from August 2005 to November 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Roddey served as President and a director of Turner Communications, Inc. and Rollins Communication, Inc. and, while associated with the Hawthorne Group, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Outdoor Advertising, Gateway Outdoor Advertising and International Sports Marketing, among other companies.

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