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Matthew E. Rubel

Matthew E. Rubel has served as a director since June of 2017. Mr. Rubel served as CEO, President, and Board Member of Varsity Brands. Previously, starting in 2015, Mr. Rubel served as a Senior Advisor at Roark Capital Group. From 2011 to 2015, he served as a Senior Advisor to both TPG Capital, L.P. and TPG Growth. Prior to his advisor roles, Mr. Rubel served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Collective Brands, Inc. from 2005 to 2011, including his time as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Payless Inc. which saw the acquisition of brands including Sperry Topsider, Saucony, Stride Rite and Keds. From February 1999 to July 2005, he served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cole Haan. Prior to joining Cole Haan, Mr. Rubel served as an Executive Vice President of J. Crew Group and Chief Executive Officer of Popular Club Plan from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Rubel has been a director of numerous multi-national retail companies and consumer brands. Currently, he is an Independent Director at Hudson’s Bay Company. In addition, Mr. Rubel currently serves on the Board of HSNi, the holding company of HSN and Cornerstone Brands. In 2010, Mr. Rubel became a Presidential Appointee to the House Advisory Council on Trade Policy Negotiation. Mr. Rubel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and an MBA from University of Miami in 1980.