Dennis Thatcher Gies

Mr. Gies is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2006, he worked at UBS Investment Bank, where he participated in the execution of a variety of transactions including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations and debt and equity financings. Mr. Gies serves on the Board of Directors of 99 Cents Only Stores and also serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of The Center for Early Education. Mr. Gies holds a B.S., magna cum laude, from Virginia Tech in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Electrical Engineering.

David B. Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan was appointed to our Supervisory Board in January 2021. Mr. Kaplan is a Co-Founder of Ares, a Director and Partner of Ares Management Corporation and Co-Chairman of the Ares Private Equity Group. He is a member of the Ares Executive Management Committee and the firm’s Management Committee. He additionally serves on the Ares Private Equity Group’s Corporate Opportunities, Asia Private Equity and Special Opportunities Investment Committees. Mr. Kaplan joined Ares in 2003 from Shelter Capital Partners, LLC, where he was a Senior Principal from June 2000 to April 2003. From 1991 through 2000, Mr. Kaplan was a Senior Partner of, Apollo Management, L.P. and its affiliates, during which time he completed multiple private equity investments from origination through exit. Prior to Apollo Management, L.P., Mr. Kaplan was a member of the Investment Banking Department at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. Mr. Kaplan currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Guitar Center Holdings, Inc. and the parent entity of Floor and Decor Outlets of America, Inc. Mr. Kaplan’s previous public company Board of Directors experience includes Maidenform Brands, Inc. where he served as the company’s Chairman, GNC Holdings, Inc., Dominick’s Supermarkets, Inc., Stream Global Services, Inc., Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation, Smart & Final, Inc. and Allied Waste Industries Inc. Mr. Kaplan also serves on the Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and serves on the President’s Advisory Group of the University of Michigan. Mr. Kaplan graduated with High Distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma, from the University of Michigan, School of Business Administration with a B.B.A. concentrating in Finance. Mr. Kaplan’s over 25 years of experience managing investments in, and serving on the boards of directors of companies in various industries led to the conclusion that he should serve as a member of our Supervisory Board.

Marjorie Lao

Ms. Lao was appointed to our Supervisory Board in November 2020. She previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the LEGO Group from February 2017 to March 2020, after serving as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance of the LEGO Group from January 2014 to January 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Lao served as Vice President, Projects at Seadrill Limited in 2013. She served as Senior Director, Strategy and Business Analytics at Cisco Systems from 2010 to 2012. Prior to that, she served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at TANDBERG from 2006 to 2010, and served as TANDBERG’s Vice President, Business Development and M&A in 2006. Ms. Lao worked at McKinsey & Company from 2002 to 2005 as the Senior Engagement Manager, Corporate Finance and Strategy. Prior to that, she served as a Finance Manager—Laundry, Baby Care, and Health Care at Proctor & Gamble from 1998 to 2000, and as the Regional Auditor, P&G Asia Internal Controls from 1996 to 1998. Ms. Lao has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Logitech SA, Technology since September 2018 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Modern Times Group, Esports and Gaming since May 2020. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BS from the University of the Philippines and a diploma from Le Cordon Bleu. Ms. Lao’s financial expertise, as well as her broad experience in strategy, business development, strategic transactions, and corporate responsibility and sustainability in multiple industries and geographies, led to the conclusion that she should serve as a member of our Supervisory Board.

Cesare J. Ruggiero

Mr. Ruggiero has served as a member of our Supervisory Board since September 2020. Mr. Ruggiero is a Senior Principal in the Portfolio Value Creation group at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”), where he supports management teams of individual investments to achieve full value potential. Mr. Ruggiero joined CPPIB in March 2014 from The Boston Consulting Group, where he served since September 2011 advising clients in the retail, consumer, durable goods and other industries on strategy, corporate development, operations improvement and transformations. Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group, he was with Capgemini Consulting (formerly Cap Gemini Ernst & Young), where he worked with global corporate clients in the United States, China and internationally on various value creation initiatives. At Capgemini, he held leadership roles in the Strategy & Transformation service line, the U.S. west region, the U.S. mergers and acquisitions practice, as well as co-led the global mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Ruggiero has also served as a member of the board of directors of NMG Parent since May 2018. Mr. Ruggiero holds an honorary B.A. with high distinction from the University of Toronto. Mr. Ruggiero’s financial and operational expertise, as well as experience delivering value creation initiatives with private equity portfolio companies across various industries, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a member of our Supervisory Board.

Susan Gail Saideman

Ms. Saideman was appointed to our Supervisory Board in November 2020. Ms. Saideman is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Portage Bay Limited, LLC, which provides consulting and advisory services. Ms. Saideman founded Portage Bay Limited, LLC in September 2019 after serving as the General Manager for Amazon, Inc. (e-commerce) in Seattle from November 2013 to November 2016 and January 2019 to August 2019, and in London from November 2016 to December 2018. Prior to joining Amazon, Ms. Saideman held a series of General Management roles at Mars, Mikasa, Newell Rubbermaid and Campbell Soup. In these roles, she worked across channels that included retail stores, wholesale and ecommerce as well as geographies that included the United States, Canada, Europe, China, India, and the Middle East. Ms. Saideman started her career in finance at Chase Manhattan and as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company before joining PepsiCo where she was promoted through increasingly responsible positions at Pepsi-Cola North America and KFC. Ms. Saideman has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Church & Dwight since June 2019, of PrePack Manufacturing since October 2019, and of FIRST Washington since September 2019, and has served as a Trustee of Harvey Mudd College since September 2019. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of DevaCurl from October 2019 to res Private Equity. Ms. Saideman holds an MBA from Harvard business School and a BA from Dartmouth College. Ms. Saideman’s experience in leading Fortune 500 consumer goods and e-commerce companies and in building consumer brands across channels and geographies, as well has her insights in digital operations, global strategy, m operations, led to the conclusion that she should serve as a member of our Supervisory Board.

Michaela Tod

Ms. Tod was appointed to our Supervisory Board in January 2021. Ms. Tod previously served as the co-Chief Executive Officer of ProSiebenSat1 TVD GmbH from April 2019 to July 2020, prior to which she served as the President (Greater) China of Dyson Technology Ltd. from July 2015 to February 2019, where she was responsible for the operational leadership of the Greater China business. Ms. Tod has also served as the Chair of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Virtual Minds AG from April 2019 to April 2020, a member of the Supervisory Board of NUCOM Group SE from April 2019 to March 2020 and a member of the Supervisory Board of Join GmbH from September 2019 to June 2020. Ms. Tod holds an MA in Business and Economics from Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. Ms. Tod’s strategic and operational expertise, including her experience pivoting a business towards a digital platform and transforming a start-up to an established and profitable company, led to the conclusion that she should serve as a member of our Supervisory Board.

Sascha Zahnd

Mr. Zahnd was appointed to our Supervisory Board in December 2020. Mr. Zahnd is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Valora Holding AG, a leading small-scale retailer in the convenience and food service sector, and a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Zahnd served as Vice President EMEA of Tesla International from December 2019 to May 2020. In May 2016, Mr. Zahnd joined the senior management team of U.S. Tesla, Inc. in Palo Alto, California, as Vice President Global Supply Chain. Prior to his departure from Tesla in December 2020, he was actively involved in helping to develop future global topics such as mobility, energy, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0. Previously, Sascha Zahnd worked for six years at ETA SA/Swatch Group, where as a member of the Executive Board he was responsible for the global supply chain and the component production plants. In this role, he completely repositioned the entire purchasing and logistics organization and significantly increased production flexibility. Between 2001 and 2010, Mr. Zahnd worked for IKEA, initially in Switzerland and then in Sweden, Mexico, the United States and China. He started his career at the retail company as Regional Logistics Manager and went on to hold various roles including Sales Manager and Deputy to the General Manager of IKEA Retail in New York and finally Head Supply Division Asia Pacific in Shanghai. Mr. Zahnd’s strong track record in the fields of retail, production and supply chain at globally leading companies, along with his embodiment of the digital pioneer, innovation and transformation spirit that is synonymous with Silicon Valley, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a member of our Supervisory Board.