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SENIOR LEADERSHIP

MARQUEE BRANDS

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Neil Fiske

Chief Executive Officer
Marthastewart

Martha Stewart

Founder,
Martha Stewart Living,
Omnimedia
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Heath Golden

Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer
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Mark Flaherty

Chief Financial Officer
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Nicole Mascera

Chief People Officer
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Kevin Sharkey

EVP, Executive Director of Design, Martha Stewart
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Thomas Joseph

EVP, Culinary, Home Division
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Jerry Haggerty

EVP, Brand Strategy, Home Division
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Christian Martin

President, 
Marquee Media
Timreid

Tim Reid

EVP,
Fashion & Lifestyle
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Megan Dineen-Kistner

EVP, GM Motherhood
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Peter Maule

EVP,
GM Outdoor Sports
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Colin Hagen

SVP Marquee Connect,
Business Development
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Kristen Dolzynski

SVP, Brand Creative and Design

NEUBERGER BERMAN

Samuelporat

Samuel Porat

Managing Director,
Co-Founder
Zacharysigel

Zachary Sigel

Managing Director,
Co-Founder
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Ramez Toubassy

Managing Director
Davidzolot

David Zolot

Principal
Jackiereshef

Jackie Reshef

Principal
Kevinchiu

Kevin Chiu

Principal
Ulyanabravo

Ulyana Urzua Bravo

Marketing Associate
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Timothy Friedo

Associate
Neilfiske

Neil Fiske

Chief Executive Officer

Neil Fiske’s career as a CEO has focused on building brands, transforming businesses, and adapting to a seamlessly omni channel consumer environment across multiple categories and sectors.  Most recently, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Gap brand which enjoyed global sales of approximately $5 billion.  Prior to running Gap, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Billabong International, where he restored the flagship Billabong brand to a position of market leadership and multi-year share growth by simplifying the business and implementing a “global brands on global platforms” strategy.  Mr. Fiske spent five years as president and Chief Executive Officer at Eddie Bauer, repositioning the company back to its roots as America’s Original Outdoor Outfitter, revamping the product line, marketing, and stores, while launching the highly acclaimed First Ascent line of expedition gear.  Mr. Fiske was also the Chief Executive Officer at Bath and Body Works, where he led a complete brand transformation creating renewed value and positive comp store sales.  He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), with a focus on consumer goods and retail.  At BCG, he led the effort to create the brand management system for Limited Brands and helped architect a growth strategy for Victoria’s Secret that led to over a decade of retail leading performance.   His experience includes private equity as a retail industry partner for Onex Corporation.   Mr. Fiske graduated from Harvard Business School with a Masters of Business Administration and received a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College.  He has been named “Marketer of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” by Women’s Wear Daily, as well as co-authoring the award-winning brand building book “Trading up:  The New American Luxury.
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Martha Stewart

Founder,
Martha Stewart Living,
Omnimedia

Martha Stewart is an entrepreneur, bestselling author (99 lifestyle books to date), Emmy award winning television show host, and Founder of the first multi-channel lifestyle company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Reaching more than 100 million devoted fans on a monthly basis through her magazines, television shows, books, and products for the home, sold at multiple retail and online outlets, Martha is the “go-to” source for the homemaker. She and her talented staff provide trusted , reliable, and useful information on all aspects of everyday living- cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, healthy living, holidays, weddings and pet care. Her branded products can be found in tens of millions of homes and in thousands of retail locations. Martha expects to continue expanding her brand into travel, online sales, international partnerships and additional television programming.
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Heath Golden

Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer

Prior to joining Marquee Brands, Heath L Golden served as EVP, Chief Financial & Strategy Officer of Randa Apparel & Accessories (RAA). During his tenure as the company's CFO, he successfully managed the business through the global pandemic. Before his CFO role, Mr. Golden served as EVP, Chief Strategy Officer of RAA, spearheading the acquisitions of the Haggar and Tribal brands and a significant ownership stake in Moss Bros. in the U.K. He was also President of Randa Digital Labs, where he led efforts to build digital-first direct-to-consumer businesses and supported the omnichannel growth of RAA's retail partners, paving the way for RAA's rapid growth.
 

Before Randa, Heath was President, Americas for Bendon Group, a leading intimates company based in Sydney, Australia. While at Bendon, he more than doubled the size of the U.S. business. His achievements include conceiving and launching Heidi Klum Intimates into Macy's, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales, and re-launching Frederick's of Hollywood as an online pureplay.  This followed eight years at Hampshire Group, Limited, where he joined as Vice President of Business Development and ultimately served over three-and-a-half years as President and Chief Executive Officer.  
 

Heath began his career as an M&A and private equity lawyer at leading law firms and is a past member of the Boards of Directors of Baboon, Greats, Hampshire Group, Moss Bros., and Stantt. In addition, Heath is a longstanding member of the Board of Governors of Fashion Scholarship Fund, the leading fashion industry charity. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Heath holds a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Law Review.
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Mark Flaherty

Chief Financial Officer

Marquee Brands Chief Financial Officer Mark Flaherty has over 25 years of experience across finance, accounting, treasury, distribution and supply chain, tax, IT investor relations, loss prevention, global strategy, and real estate. He possesses extensive M&A, Private Equity, B2B, E-commerce, International, and Public Co. (Pre / Post IPO) expertise and has led multiple teams. 

Before joining Marquee Brands,  Mark Flaherty was Chief Financial Officer of RIDE Television Network. Mr. Flaherty also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sally Beauty Holdings. During his tenure, Mr. Flaherty served as the Acting Chief Financial Officer, preceded by his roles as their Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller. Prior to joining Sally Beauty Holdings, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tandy Brands Accessories as its Treasurer.  There he also held positions as Tandy Brands' Assistant Secretary and Corporate Controller.  

Mr. Flaherty maintained the position of Divisional Controller and Assistant Corporate Controller for various businesses in the real estate and staffing industries. Before 1991, Mr. Flaherty was employed in the audit practice at the accounting firm formerly known as Coopers & Lybrand.  He is a certified public accountant and holds a BBA in Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. 
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Nicole Mascera

Chief People Officer

Prior to Marquee Brands, Ms. Mascera was the Global Head of Human Resources at Carlson Capital. Before Carlson Capital, she was at Morgan Stanley where she was America’s Regional Head for Front Office Experienced Recruiting. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she worked at Vettery where she was a founding partner. The company was later acquired by Adecco. Ms. Mascera began her career with SAC Capital, where she started out as a trader and junior analyst on the Healthcare Equity team and later created and managed their Campus Recruiting Program amongst other Talent Acquisitions and Human Resources processes. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.
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Kevin Sharkey

EVP, Executive Director of Design, Martha Stewart

Kevin Sharkey is the Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director of Design for the Martha Stewart Brand. He leads the creative teams in the development of thousands of products for partners including Amazon, Macy’s, QVC and Staples, and he is responsible for overseeing all Martha Stewart publishing content. Kevin began working at Martha Stewart Living in 1996, after studying architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, and after working under Albert Hadley at the interior design firm of Parish Hadley. He hosted a weekly gardening and design radio show, Home Design on SIRIUS XM, and made regular appearances on The Martha Stewart Show. Kevin is passionate about horticulture, and flowers in particular, and co-author of Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering and Enjoying, published in 2018.

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Thomas Joseph

EVP, Culinary, Home Division

Thomas Joseph has over 15 years of experience effectively growing and developing culinary brands through food product development and culinary content generation. Prior to joining Marquee Brands, Mr. Joseph was Vice President, Culinary Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia where he was responsible for building upon decades of award-winning editorial content and growing the Martha Stewart brand within the Food & Beverage space. In 2017, Mr. Joseph received the distinguished James Beard Award for his instructional web series, Kitchen Conundrums. Prior to joining MSLO, Mr. Joseph held freelance positions with The Food Network, PBS, TODAY, and Real Simple. Mr. Joseph holds a Master of Arts in Food Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson and Wales University.
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Jerry Haggerty

EVP, Brand Strategy, Home Division

Prior to joining Marquee Brands, Jerry held the position of SVP of Sales, Product Development, and Design for several major home brands, including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Donna Karan.  He also served as Vice President – Brand Division of Sunham Home Fashions, where he launched the French brand Lacoste Home in North America.  Through his previous experience, he has garnered extensive knowledge of the global design, development, and sourcing process to bring products to market in both digital and brick-and-mortar formats.  Most recently, Jerry served as the Senior Vice President - Brand Management for Sequential Brands Group overseeing the expansion of the Martha Stewart brand across wholesale and retail partners.  Mr. Haggerty holds a B.S. in Management from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman  School of Business in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Christian Martin

President, 
Marquee Media

Prior to joining Marquee Brands, Mr. Martin was a General Manager and Vice President of Video and Video Production at SiriusXM where he was responsible for news, talk, sports, music videos and podcasts. Prior to that, he was a Vice President of Digital Content, Strategy and Development at A+E Networks, where he was responsible for digital programming and digital development. He has also held senior positions at NBC News, including being Ann Curry’s lead producer.  Mr. Martin holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of Michigan.
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Tim Reid

EVP,
Fashion & Lifestyle

Prior to joining Marquee Brands, Mr. Reid was Head of Merchandising and Marketing at Itochu Prominent USA, where he led the brand building vision for the company's wholesale licensed brands including Vince Camuto, Psycho Bunny, Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, Haggar and Lands' End.  Mr. Reid led the team that launched Itochu's first Direct to Consumer brand, State of Matter apparel and had responsibility over all aspects of the business. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Macy's, Inc, holding various leadership roles of increasing responsibilities across Merchandising, Product Development, Design, Planning and Marketing.  Mr. Reid holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University (NYU) where he specialized in Strategy and Leadership.
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Megan Dineen-Kistner

EVP, GM Motherhood

Megan Dineen-Kistner has built a career focused on building brands, reinventing product portfolios, and developing a customer-centric approach to lead global specialty brands. Most recently, she served as the Head Merchandising, Design & Creative Officer, at LaSenza International. Prior to that, Ms. Dineen-Kistner was the EVP of Merchandising, Planning & Product Development for American Signature stores. While there, Ms. Kistner led transformational rebranding efforts across the assortment architecture, designer & brand partnerships, and real estate strategies. Previously, Ms. Dineen-Kistner spent over 17 years with LBrands, as SVP of Victoria’s Secret Digital Merchandising and at Victoria’s Secret & PINK, where she held a variety of Merchandising leadership roles in Intimate Apparel & Swimwear across the US and International footprints. Ms. Dineen- Kistner started her career with Macy’s East as a Buyer for Women’s Designer Footwear. Megan graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business.
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Peter Maule

EVP,
GM Outdoor Sports

Prior to Marquee Brands, Mr. Maule has held senior executive positions with several well recognized organizations including World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Corus Entertainment (Toronto), The Walt Disney Company, Nitro Circus and Hallmark Cards. There, Mr. Maule helped provide the strategic vision and commercial plans for consumer product brands including Lion King, Toy Story and Hot Wheels. He was a former recipient of Mattel’s Partner of the Year, received Corus Entertainment’s Presidents Award, and was a finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. Mr. Maule was also a semiprofessional hockey player with the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Organization and was recognized by the Province of Ontario for Outstanding Athletic Achievement. Peter received his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.
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Colin Hagen

SVP Marquee Connect,
Business Development

Colin Hagen has over 25 years of experience effectively growing and developing prominent brands through licensing, retail marketing, and partnerships. Mr. Hagen is responsible for leading the team to maximize the opportunities with the existing licensee base, developing new channels of distribution, identifying and targeting new partners for business development, and 3rd party strategic partnerships.  Prior to Marquee Brands, Mr. Hagen worked for two of the most recognizable brands in the world.  As the Vice President of Licensing at Major League Baseball, he was responsible for licensing and retail marketing for the Hard Goods category, where he secured the largest licensing deal in MLB hard goods history.  While with the NFL, he was responsible for the hard goods category, player licensing programs, and a member of the Board of Directors of the NFL Quarterback Club. He was voted the 2nd most influential person in the collectibles industry and was the third recipient of the John Stromman Innovator Award.  Additionally, he served as the President of the Sports Card Association (SCA). 
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Kristen Dolzynski

SVP, Brand Creative and Design

Kristen lives her life with heart, creativity, and desire to move the world forward. As an artist, a creator, and a change maker Ms Dolzynski loves to bring a soul to any facet she is working with and cultivates that creative impulse with the world around her. Prior to joining Marquee Brands Kristen spent nearly 15 years of her career growing the vision and brand platforms of Gap, Victoria’s Secret, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Her niche markets of kids, intimates, and women’s make her mind tick for “what is next?” A well-told story from start to finish is her specialty. A forever storyteller. As a change agent, she has written a university class, Concept-to-Consumer: Practicum in Fashion Concept Design & Marketing.
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Samuel Porat

Managing Director,
Co-Founder

Samuel Porat is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Co-Founder of Marquee Brands and a member of the Board. Mr. Porat serves as Head of Royalty and Alternative Income Investments at Neuberger Berman with responsibilities for Marquee Brands as well as Athyrium Opportunities, which is a credit strategy focused on the healthcare sector. Mr. Porat also serves on the Athyrium Investment Committees and the Athyrium Investment Team. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2004, Mr. Porat worked in the Lehman Brothers Investment Banking Division in New York where he focused on corporate financings and strategic advisory across several industries. In addition, Mr. Porat was the Director of Strategic Planning at Alfy.com, a media startup from 1999-2001. Mr. Porat holds an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. with distinction from Yale University.
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Zachary Sigel

Managing Director,
Co-Founder

Zachary Sigel is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Co-Founder of Marquee Brands and a member of the Board. Mr. Sigel has responsibilities for Marquee Brands and specifically Brand Investments. Mr. Sigel has successfully completed numerous acquisitions in the consumer brand industry. Prior to forming Marquee Brands, Mr. Sigel focused on all aspects of consumer investing across the Neuberger Berman private equity platform. Before joining Neuberger Berman in 2007, Mr. Sigel worked as a Consumer Equity Research Analyst at Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for covering public equities in the Consumer Staples sector. Mr. Sigel graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in finance from The George Washington University.
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Ramez Toubassy

Managing Director

Ramez Toubassy is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is focused on launching new private equity investment platforms for Neuberger Berman Private Equity as well as acquisitions for Marquee Brands. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Mr. Toubassy ran a $500m investment vehicle backed by Sixth Street Partners while also serving as an independent director on two consumer-focused SPACs. Before that he spent years leading the Brands Division at Gordon Brothers. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers, Mr. Toubassy was the Founding Partner of Blast-Off Brands, a diversified brand management platform based in Los Angeles. Before forming Blast-Off Brands, Mr. Toubassy spent over a decade leading Brand Sense Partners, a top global branding and licensing agency, most of that time serving as its President & CEO. Earlier in his career, Mr. Toubassy held various Business Development & Licensing, Principal and Advisory roles at Indian Motorcycle Company, Evolution Global Partners, Deutsche Bank and PwC. Mr. Toubassy holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Pomona College.
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David Zolot

Principal

David Zolot is a Principal of Neuberger Berman. As a member of Neuberger Berman’s Private Equity Group, Mr. Zolot is focused on acquisitions for Marquee Brands. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Mr. Zolot was a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Saban Brands Lifestyle Group, where he oversaw new brand acquisitions and corporate finance initiatives. Previously, Mr. Zolot was Vice President of Strategic Development at brand management Company, Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON). From 2004 - 2011, Mr. Zolot was at Peter J. Solomon, a preeminent private investment banking firm focused on the apparel, retail, and consumer products industries. Mr. Zolot holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Undergraduate Business School.
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Jackie Reshef

Principal

Jackie Reshef is a Principal at Neuberger Berman. Ms. Reshef is focused on acquisitions for Marquee Brands. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity, Ms. Reshef worked for two years in Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking at Jefferies, where she advised clients on M&A transactions across various industry verticals. Ms. Reshef graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration with High Distinction.
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Kevin Chiu

Principal

Kevin Chiu is a Principal at Neuberger Berman focused on acquisitions for Marquee Brands. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity, Mr. Chiu worked for two years in Media & Telecom Investment Banking at Citi, where he advised clients on numerous M&A and financing transactions. Mr. Chiu graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics with Distinction.
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Ulyana Urzua Bravo

Marketing Associate

Ulyana Urzua Bravo is a Marketing Associate at Neuberger Berman. Ms. Bravo is responsible for Marquee Brands Investor Relations and Marketing. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity, Ms. Bravo worked at BTS, a Swedish consulting firm. Before that she worked as an Investor Relations Associate at Professional Traders Management (PTM), a hedge fund that focused on PIPE transactions. At PTM, she was responsible for all investor communications and supported the capital-raising process. Ms. Bravo has an M.S. in Investor Relations from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, and a B.A. in International Affairs and Economics with a minor in Latin American Studies from Baruch College.
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Timothy Friedo

Associate

Timothy Friedo is an Associate at Neuberger Berman focused on acquisitions for Marquee Brands. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity, Mr. Friedo worked in Consumer & Retail Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets, where he advised clients on numerous M&A and financing transactions. Mr. Friedo graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.