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Mark Friedman
Mark has more then 20 years of experience working with leading and emerging consumer brands and retailers. During his tenure as a Senior Research Analyst at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs he was ranked on the Institutional Investor annual survey of best analysts in three different sectors- Advertising, Apparel/Footwear and Specialty Retail. In his last role at Merrill Lynch he was also Group Head managing a 17 person team of Retail Analysts.

Mark is on the Board of publicly traded Iconix and Canada-based Roots. Mark received an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Business School.

Jordan M. Copland
Jordan has close to 25 years of operating experience in a host of global consumer products businesses.  Most recently, he served as the CEO/CFO of Entertainment Distribution, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of recorded music.  Previously he served for seven years as EVP and CFO of GSI Commerce, Inc. an outsourced E-Commerce service provider for retailers, brands and sports leagues.  Jordan spent 9 years in a host of executive positions within the Consumer Products division of The Walt Disney Company.  Jordan also spent 5 years as a merchant banker with Security Pacific Bank.

Jordan serves on the boards of Vines of Mendoza, a portfolio company and Mark Ecko Enterprises. Jordan received his BA and his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Marni Shapiro 
Marni was previously a Director in equity research at Merrill Lynch. During her 11 years at Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers she covered Apparel, Footwear and the Specialty Retail sectors.
Marni also worked for five years in the apparel industry. As a Vice President of sales for 525...made in America, Marni developed and grew their Home Furnishings business. Marni was also a senior account executive at Fenn, Wright and Manson, a women’s and men’s clothing concern. Marni received an M.B.A from the New York University Stern School of Business and received a B.S. from the University of Michigan.

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