Walter D. McLallen
Walter D. McLallen is a director nominee nominated to join our board of directors at the Annual Meeting. Mr. McLallen is a finance professional with over 25 years of leveraged finance, private equity and operations experience. Mr. McLallen has been the Managing Member of Meritage Capital Advisors, an advisory boutique firm focused on debt and private equity transaction origination, structuring and consulting since 2004. Mr. McLallen has extensive board and organizational experience and has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards and committees, with a significant historical focus on consumer products-related companies. Mr. McLallen serves as a director of publicly traded Centric Brands Inc. (CTRC:NASDAQ), a lifestyle brands collective in the branded and licensed apparel and accessories sectors and OneSpaWorld Holdings (OSW:NASDAQ), a pre-eminent global provider of health and wellness services and products onboard cruise ships and in destination resorts around the world; as well as several consumer-focused private companies, including Timeless Wine Company, the producer of consumer luxury wine brands Silver Oak, Twomey and OVID; Worldwise, a consumer branded pet products company; adMarketplace, a search engine advertiser; and Classic Brands, an e-commerce marketer of mattresses and related products. Mr. McLallen is also a founder and Co-Chairman of Tomahawk Strategic Solutions, a law enforcement and corporate training and risk management company. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. McLallen was Vice Chairman of Remington Outdoor Company, an outdoor consumer platform he co-founded with a major investment firm. Mr. McLallen was formerly with CIBC World Markets from 1995 to 2004, during which time he was a Managing Director, head of Debt Capital Markets and head of High Yield Distribution. Mr. McLallen started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert and was a founding member of The Argosy Group L.P. Mr. McLallen received a B.A. with a double major in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. McLallen is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive consumer products, operational and board experience, as well as his background in finance.