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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 neimanmarcus.com and the launch and growth of bergdorfgoodman.com. 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 has served as a director since April 2014. Mr. Borell currently serves as a Managing Director of Sun Capital. At Sun Capital, he focuses on the consumer products, restaurant and retail sectors. Prior to joining Sun Capital in 2006, Mr. Borell served in the Investment Banking division of Raymond James & Associates from 2004 to 2006 where he evaluated and executed equity, convertible debt, and merger and acquisition transactions in the consumer products and industrial growth industries. Mr. Borell currently serves on the board of Restaurants Unlimited. Mr. Borell brings to the Board of Directors significant experience in finance and corporate strategy development.

Donald V. Roach , Director

Mr. Roach was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2016. Mr. Roach has been with Sun Capital since 2008 as a Group Chief Operating Officer, and currently as Group Chief Operating Officer, other than a leave of absence from August 2014 to April 2015 where Mr. Roach served as interim Chief Executive Officer of V&D Group, a Netherlands based department store that was a Sun Capital portfolio company, from August 2014 to March 2015 and as interim Chief Operating Officer of V&D Group from March 2015 to April 2015. Mr. Roach has over 30 years of experience in senior finance and operations management, including: Senior Vice President, Operations, The Bombay Company, a home décor retailer, from 2002 to 2008; Acting Chief Financial Officer of Guess? Inc. from 2001 to 2002; and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of eFanShop.com, a start-up internet business, from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Roach brings to the Board of Directors knowledge and experience in retail merchandising and marketing; accounting, finance and capital structure; apparel and consumer goods; and strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations.

Ryan J. Esko , Director

Mr. Esko was appointed to the Board of Directors in November 2016. Mr. Esko currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Smokey Bones Bar and Grill, a Sun Capital portfolio restaurant and bar company with over 4,000 employees. He also serves on the board of directors of Bar Louie, also a Sun Capital portfolio bar company, and as an advisor to the board of directors of Restaurants Unlimited. Previously, Mr. Esko spent nearly nine 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 Chief Executive Officer of Kellwood (at the time when Vince was the largest brand owned by Kellwood). Additionally, Mr. Esko served as Interim Chief Executive Officer 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 prior experience working with Vince.

Michael Mardy , Director

Mr. Mardy has served as a Director since April 2018. Mr. Mardy has also served on the board of directors of David’s Tea since 2016. 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 June 2007 to March 2016, and on the board of directors of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. from 2003 to 2013, acting as audit committee chair and a member of their respective compensation committees. Mr. Mardy has also served on the New York Stock Exchange Advisory Board 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 and finance experience to the Board.