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Board of Directors

Marc J. Leder , Chairman

Mr. Leder was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2014 and Chairman in June 2015. Mr. Leder serves as a Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sun Capital and has been engaged in leveraged buyouts, investment banking, and business operations for more than 30 years. Mr. Leder is a member of the board of directors of Sun Capital Advisors, Inc. Mr. Leder brings to the Board of Directors extensive leadership and financial experience.

Brendan L. Hoffman , Director

Mr. Hoffman has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2015. Since 2011, he has served on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports and currently serves on Pier 1 Imports’ audit committee. Prior to joining Vince, Mr. Hoffman most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Bon-Ton Stores Inc. from February 2012 to August 2014. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Lord & Taylor L.L.C. for more than three years where he was credited with revamping the brand. Prior to this, he served six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus Direct, a subsidiary of The Neiman Marcus Group Inc., where he oversaw the growth of and the launch and growth of Mr. Hoffman also served as Vice President of Last Call Clearance Division at Neiman Marcus from August 2000 to December 2002 and as a Divisional Merchandise Manager of Bergdorf Goodman Inc. from October 1998 to August 2000. Mr. Hoffman brings to the Board of Directors extensive industry and management experience in retail and fashion.

Eugenia Ulasewicz , Director

Ms. Ulasewicz has served on the Board of Directors since April 2014 and currently serves as a non-executive director of Signet Jewelers Limited Bunzl plc and Hudson Ltd and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Leadership Fellow. Prior to her retirement in March 2013, Ms. Ulasewicz was President of the Americas division of Burberry Group PLC (“Burberry”), responsible for the United States, Canada and Central and South America. Previously, Ms. Ulasewicz held positions of increasing responsibility with Bloomingdales, Galeries Lafayette and Saks, Inc. Ms. Ulasewicz brings to the Board of Directors experience as a global public company director and extensive retail operations experience.

Jerome Griffith , Director

Mr. Griffith has served as a director since November 2013. Mr. Griffith currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and director of Lands’ End, Inc. Prior to that he served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors of Tumi Holdings, Inc. from April 2009 to August 2016. From 2002 to February 2009, Mr. Griffith was employed at Esprit Holdings Limited, a global fashion brand, where he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and appointed to the board of directors in 2004, then promoted to President of Esprit North and South America in 2006. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Griffith worked as an Executive Vice President at Tommy Hilfiger. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Griffith worked as the President of Retail at the J. Peterman Company, a catalog-based apparel and retail company. From 1989 through 1998, Mr. Griffith worked in various positions at Gap, Inc. Mr. Griffith is currently a member of the board of directors of Lands’ End, Samsonite and Parsons, The New School of Design. Mr. Griffith brings to the Board of Directors experience as a public company director, experience as a senior executive of a major global consumer products company and a proven track record of innovation and driving international growth and expansion.

Jonathan H. Borell , Director

Mr. Borell was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2014. Mr. Borell currently serves as a Managing Director of Sun Capital. He joined Sun Capital in 2006.  At the firm, he focuses on various industries including, consumer products, apparel and retail sectors.  Prior to joining Sun Capital, Mr. Borell served in the Investment Banking division of  Raymond James & Associates where he evaluated and executed equity, convertible debt, and merger and acquisition transactions in the consumer products and industrial growth industries. Mr. Borell brings to our Board significant experience in finance and corporate strategy development.

Ryan J. Esko , Director

Mr. Esko was appointed to our Board of Directors in November 2016. Mr. Esko currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of Smokey Bones, a restaurant and bar company with over 3,500 employees and growing. He is also an advisor to the Board of Bar Louie. Previously, Mr. Esko spent nearly 9 years as the leader for the Performance Improvement Team at Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Mr. Esko has spent much of his career improving apparel and retail businesses. In recent years, he served as Interim CEO of Kellwood (at the time when VINCE was the largest brand owned by Kellwood). Additionally, Mr. Esko served as Interim CEO and project leader of a near billion-dollar intimate apparel business based in Europe. Mr. Esko also assisted other apparel brands improve their sales, profit and growth. Mr. Esko received a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois and has completed the Executive Scholar Program in General Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Esko brings to the Board of Directors experience with apparel, retail management and previous experience working with VINCE.

Michael Mardy , Director

Mr. Mardy has served on the Board of Directors since April 2018. Mr. Mardy previously served on the board of directors of David’s Tea. Mr. Mardy served as Executive Vice President and director of specialty retailer, Tumi Inc. from July 2003 to August 2016. Prior to joining Tumi, from 1996 to 2002, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Keystone Foods LLC, a processor and distributor, supplying the quick service restaurant industry. From 1982 to 1996, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and in various other finance positions at Nabisco Biscuit Company, a snack food and consumer products company. Mr. Mardy served on the board of directors of Keurig Green Mountain Inc. from 2007 until 2016 and ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. from 2003 until 2013 acting as audit committee chair and a member of their respective compensation committees. Mr. Mardy had also served on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) Advisory Board from 2014 until 2016 and is a trustee of the New Jersey chapter of the financial Executive Institute. Mr. Mardy holds an MBA from Rutgers University and undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He is a member of the American institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Mardy brings valuable management, retail, finance and accounting experience to the Board of Directors.

Jeff M. Feinberg , Director

Jeff Feinberg was appointed to the Board of Directors in August 2018. He joined Sun Capital in 2018 as a senior Operations Team member and Managing Director, bringing over 25 years of operating experience. Mr. Feinberg was most recently with Bridgewater Associates, where he served as its Chief Transformation Officer. Prior to Bridgewater, he was with Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm, where he served for over 16 years as a Managing Director and Partner, as well as a practice leader and co-head of the firm's Private Equity Performance Improvement Group. After beginning his A&M career as a Restructuring Officer within the firm’s Restructuring Group, he then served private equity clients as a consultant, advisor, and as an interim C-Suite Executive (CEO, CFO and COO), to portfolio companies around the world. Mr. Feinberg's industry experience includes Consumer Products, Hospitality, Retail, Wholesale, and Industrial Manufacturing. Prior to A&M, Mr. Feinberg was head of Special Situations for a venture fund, and before that, CFO/COO of Mannor Corporation, formerly one of the country's largest, privately held, apparel manufacturers, and a Vice President with a major Real Estate developer in New York City. Mr. Feinberg received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Lehigh University. Mr. Feinberg brings his significant industry experience with operations and corporate management to the Board.