Andrew R. Heyer

Chairman of the Board
Andrew R. Heyer is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Heyer is a finance professional with over 35 years of experience investing the consumer and consumer-related products and services industries. He has deployed in excess of $1 billion of capital over that time frame, and has guided several public and private companies as a member of their boards of directors. Mr. Heyer is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Mistral Equity Partners, a private equity fund manager founded in 2007 that invests in the consumer industry. Prior to founding Mistral, Mr. Heyer served as a Founding Managing Partner of Trimaran Capital Partners. Until 1995, Mr. Heyer was a vice chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp. and a co-head of the CIBC Argosy Merchant Banking Funds. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets Corp., Mr. Heyer was a founder and Managing Director of The Argosy Group L.P. Prior to joining Argosy, Mr. Heyer was a Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and, prior to that, he worked at Shearson/American Express. Mr. Heyer has served on the board of directors of Jamba, Inc. [NASDAQ: JMBA] since 2009. From 1993 to 2009 and from 2012 to present, he has served on the board of The Hain Celestial Group [NASDAQ: HAIN], a natural and organic food and products company. Since December 2016, Mr. Heyer has served as a director of FORM Holdings, Inc. [NASDAQ: FH], a diversified holding company. Mr. Heyer also serves on the boards of directors of several private companies, including Worldwise, a pet accessories business, from 2011 to present, and Insomnia Cookies, a retailer of indulgent desserts open primarily in the evening and nighttime, from 2008 to present. Mr. Heyer also served as a director of Las Vegas Sands Corp. [NYSE:LVS], a casino company, from 2006 to 2008, El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. [NASDAQ:LOCO], a casual Mexican Restaurant, from 2005 to 2008, and Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc. [OTC:RDDC] a manufacturer of packaged ice products., from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Heyer received his B.Sc. and M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude. We believe Mr. Heyer is qualified to serve on our board because of his extensive experience in private equity investing in the consumer goods industry and his experience on other private and public company boards.
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