Board of Directors

Michael Friedman , , , Director

Michael Friedman has been an owner and officer of Sterling Time, LLC, which is the exclusive distributor of Invicta Watch Company of America, Inc. watches and watch accessories for television home shopping and our long-time vendor, since 2005. Sterling Time, LLC has served as a vendor to the Company for over 20 years. We agreed pursuant to a common stock and warrant purchase agreement to appoint Mr. Friedman to the Board. Mr. Friedman also serves on the Board of Trustees of Beth Medrash Govoha which is the world’s foremost Rabbinical College. Mr. Friedman brings to the Board both financial and operational expertise.

Neal Grabell , , , Director

Neal S. Grabell is currently a Visiting Professor of Economics and Independent College Programs at Haverford College where he has taught since 2006. Mr. Grabell served as Of Counsel to the Saul Ewing, LLP law firm from 2008 to 2015 where he practiced corporate and commercial law for domestic and foreign retailing, licensing, and manufacturing clients. From 1987 to 2008, Mr. Grabell served as the General Counsel of QVC, Inc. where he was responsible for the company’s securities offerings and filings, commercial transactions, acquisitions, litigation, regulatory and ethical compliance, corporate structure, and government relations. Mr. Grabell also oversaw the Affiliate Sales and Marketing Department, and operations of other departments of the company, forming and managing the internal audit department and leading the facilities department operations in the company’s numerous sites. Mr. Grabell was a director of QVC (UK), a Managing Director of QVC Deutschland GmbH, and a Director of QVC Japan, Inc. from their respective formations until 2009. He was also a director of most of QVC’s domestic subsidiaries. Mr. Grabell received a B.A. degree from Haverford College in 1977 and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University in 1980. Mr. Grabell is the President of the foundations of Golden Slipper Club & Charities, a Governor of the Golden Slipper Club & Charities, and trustee of the Abramson Center. Mr. Grabell was recommended to serve on our Board by members of the Board of Directors. Mr. Grabell’s experience with QVC, and his legal and business background, provides him with a unique perspective with respect to television retailing and the legal/regulatory issues it faces.

Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Chairperson of the Audit Committee.

Landel Hobbs , , , Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Board

Landel C. Hobbs has served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board since August 2016 and prior to that time serviced as Vice Chair since 2015. He is the founder and has been Chief Executive Officer of LCH Enterprises LLC, a consulting and investment firm that operates in the broader telecommunications and media space, since 2010. Mr. Hobbs previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Cable (“TWC”) from 2005 until the end of 2010 and was Chief Financial Officer of TWC from 2001 until 2005. He served as Vice President of Financial Analysis and Operations Support for all divisions of AOL Time Warner from September 2000 until October 2001. Mr. Hobbs also served in various positions, including Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. from 1993 until 2000. Before joining Turner in 1993, he served as Senior Vice President and Audit Director of Banc One Illinois Corporation and as a Senior Manager with KPMG Peat Marwick. He is currently Chairman of the National 4H Council. He was previously the Chairman of The Dyslexia Resource Trust, Lead Director of Allconnect, Chair and a Director of CSPAN, a Trustee of Women in Cable Television (WICT), and a Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Member. Mr. Hobbs earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Angelo State University. Mr. Hobbs brings to the Board significant cable and broadcast television expertise which is invaluable to the Company and management when assessing and structuring both cable and satellite distribution and other carriage deals. Mr. Hobbs also has an extensive finance and operations background which benefits the Board with analyzing financial transactions, financial reporting as well as accounting oversight.

Member of the Audit Committee

Benoît Jamar , , , Director

Benoît Jamar has been an investor since 2000 and since December 2017, has served as a director of SunEdison, a formerly public alternative energy company that emerged from Chapter 11 as a privately held company. From April 2014 to January 2016, Mr. Jamar served as managing partner of investment bank Jacob Securities, and from September 2009 through April 2014 he served as managing partner of OBX Partners LLC, an investment banking firm. He was a partner at Vik Brothers International from March 2004 to September 2009, and from March 2001 to March 2004 served as managing director of Sheffield Merchant Banking Group, the investment banking arm of CRT Capital. From 1989 to 2001 Mr. Jamar served as managing director of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, from 1986 to 1989 he served as a vice president at Lehman Brothers, and from 1982 to 1986 he was an assistant vice president for Citibank. Mr. Jamar brings to the Board significant experience working with companies on financial restructurings and sophisticated financial transactions.

Eyal Lalo , , , Director, Vice Chairman

Eyal Lalo has been owner, Chief Executive officer and member of the board of directors of Invicta Watch Company of America, Inc. (“IWCA”), a designer and manufacturer of Invicta branded watches and watch accessories, since December 1996. Under Mr. Lalo’s leadership, IWCA has been recognized for its vast amount of design and product innovations targeted to all demographics and age groups, and a strong following from collectors worldwide. For over 20 years Mr. Lalo has worked very closely with the Company to develop fundamental strategies to drive sales growth benefiting Invicta and the Company. Through his service on the Board, his experience may now be applied to all product categories within our portfolio. Mr. Lalo has served as Vice Chair of the Company’s Board of Directors since May 2, 2019 and was appointed to the Board in accordance with the terms of a common stock and warrant purchase agreement. Mr. Lalo brings to the Board experience in consumer product design, sales, development and manufacturing, as well as operational expertise

Lisa Letizio , , , Director

Lisa A. Letizio serves as a strategic advisor for LivingHR, Inc., a culture first consulting and search group, and as an independent consultant for Allison James Estate & Homes, Inc., a real estate brokerage firm. She served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at HSN, Inc. from 1998 to 2014. In that role, Ms. Letizio oversaw the Human Resources teams for all of HSNi, a retail portfolio that encompassed HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer, and Cornerstone, a multichannel retailer of lifestyle brands including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, and Ballard Designs. Ms. Letizio’s responsibilities at HSNi included talent acquisition and assessment, leadership development, compensation, employee engagement, benefits/wellness, work life programs and community affairs. Prior to joining HSNi, Ms. Letizio was Vice President of Human Resources of The Timberland Company from 1992 to 1998. During her tenure at The Timberland Company, Ms. Letizio built the company’s global human resources function, establishing world-wide pay and benefits systems as well as recruiting top leadership talent across Europe, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Ms. Letizio is a board member and board secretary of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Ms. Letizio provides the Board with valuable talent acquisition and assessment, leadership development, and compensation experience obtained over her more than 20-year career in the consumer goods and home shopping industries. Her deep experience in these areas provides the Board with strategic and operational leadership and critical insights into human resources and executive compensation issues.

Chairperson of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Aaron P. Reitkopf , , , Director

Aaron P. Reitkopf has served as the Global Chairman of MullenLowe Profero, a global, experience-led transformation agency that is part of the MullenLowe Group. MullenLowe Group is an integrated marketing communications network consisting of specialized agencies in communications, media, CRM, public relations and experience-led transformation. Since 2018 Mr. Reitkopf has also served as one of eight members of the global executive committee responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the MullenLowe Group. Mr. Reitkopf has also served on the board of Amref, the largest healthcare NGO in Africa, since 2017. From 1996 to 2010, Mr. Reitkopf served as Chief Executive Officer and President of KBS+, a marketing communications company. Prior to that Mr. Reitkopf worked in various positions for different advertising agencies, as well as being a trader on Wall Street. Mr. Reitkopf brings to the Board deep contemporary integrated marketing communications expertise across all channels with deep expertise in multiple business-to-business and business-to-consumer industries.

Bob Rosenblatt , , , Director

Robert (Bob) J. Rosenblatt joined the Company in June 2014 as Chairman of the Board. In February 2016, he was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer and permanent Chief Executive Officer on August 18, 2016, a position he held until May 2019. Previously, Mr. Rosenblatt served as Chief Executive Officer of Rosenblatt Consulting, LLC, a private company he formed in 2006, which specializes in helping investment firms determine value in both public and private consumer companies as well as helping retail firms bring their product to market. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Rosenblatt served as the interim President of ideeli Inc., a members-only e-retailer that sells women's fashion and décor items during limited-time sales. From 2004 to 2006, he was Group President and Chief Operating Officer of Tommy Hilfiger Corp. (then a public company), a worldwide apparel and retail company. He co-managed the process that culminated in the successful sale of Tommy Hilfiger Corp. to Apax Partners in 2006. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Rosenblatt was an executive at HSN, Inc., a multi-channel retailer and television network specializing in home shopping. He served as Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 1999, Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2001 and President from 2001 to 2004. Previously, from 1983 to 1996, he was an executive at Bloomingdale's, an upscale chain of department stores owned by Macy's Inc., and served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Stores. He currently serves on the board of RetailNext, a provider of technology and analytics solutions to the retail industry. Mr. Rosenblatt also served on the Board of Directors of Newgistics, Inc., I.Predictus, debShops, PepBoys and the Electronic Retailing Association, and was an adjunct professor at Fashion Institute of Technology where he taught entrepreneurial studies. Mr. Rosenblatt holds a BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College. Mr. Rosenblatt provides the Board with substantial home shopping and retail perspectives from his time at HSN and Bloomingdales. In addition, his prior executive management and board experiences of publicly-held companies provides the Board with public company accounting and financial reporting expertise, operational expertise and a top-level perspective in organizational management.

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