John “Jay” G. Grdina is the founder of our company and has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board since September 2018. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Grdina was a founder of AMMO, Inc. (OTCQB: POWW), a publicly traded ammunition company, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer from 2016 to 2019. From 2012 through 2015, Mr. Grdina served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of NOHO, Inc., a former publicly traded lifestyle beverage company. In 2008, Mr. Grdina helped to create and co-owns the celebrity blogs, and Mr. Grdina was the founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Club Jenna, Inc., which was sold to Playboy Enterprises in 2006. While at Playboy Enterprises from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Grdina was a Senior Vice President and the President of Production. We believe Mr. Grdina’s experience and extensive knowledge in a multitude of categories and the public sectors makes him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Thierry J. Chaunu has served as a director of our company since October 2021. In 2015, Mr. Chaunu founded BeauGeste Luxury Brands, the exclusive agent in North America for several watch and jewelry European luxury brands. In 2010, Mr. Chaunu founded Brands Consulting LLC, a luxury brands consulting company, and has served as its President since inception. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Chaunu served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Leviev Diamonds (KLG Jewelry Inc.). Prior to Leviev, Mr. Chaunu served as President North America of Chopard USA from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Chaunu served as President North America of Christofle Silver USA from 1991 to 1999. Mr. Chaunu started his career in 1985 with Cartier as Senior Product Manager in Paris before being promoted and transferred to New York as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Chaunu filed for bankruptcy in September 2014 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the case was closed in March 2016. Mr. Chaunu is a graduate of Sciences Po’ Paris (economics) and the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales Paris (Chinese studies) and holds a baccalaureate in sciences and mathematics. Mr. Chaunu currently serves on the board of directors of Maison Luxe, Inc. We believe Mr. Chaunu’s years of significant executive leadership experience in the jewelry industry make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

George C. Chien has served as a director of our company since October 2021. From January 2001 to September 2017, Mr. Chien served in various roles with Sony Pictures Entertainment, most recently serving as Executive Vice President. Prior to Sony, Mr. Chien served as Finance Director at The Walt Disney Company from May 1999 to January 2001. From October 1997 to November 1998, Mr. Chien served as Talent Agent Assistant at United Talent Agent. Mr. Chien also served as Senior Auditor for media and entertainment companies at Ernst & Young LLP from September 1994 to July 1997. Mr. Chien holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami. We believe Mr. Chien’s experience serving on various international joint venture boards as well as audit and compensation committees makes him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Alan B. Menkes has served as a director of our company since October 2021. Mr. Menkes currently serves as the Managing Partner of Empeiria Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm that he co-founded in 2003. Prior to founding Empeiria, from December 1998 through February 2002, Mr. Menkes was Co-Director of Private Equity and a member of the Executive Committee of Thomas Weisel Partners. Prior to joining Thomas Weisel Partners, Mr. Menkes was a Partner of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, where he was employed for almost seven years. Prior to Hicks Muse, Mr. Menkes was with The Carlyle Group from its founding in 1987 to 1992. Mr. Menkes currently serves on the board of directors of B&B Roadway Security Solutions and Ironwood Power Services LLC (transactions sponsored by Empeiria). Mr. Menkes also serves on the board of directors of PLH Group and Key Energy Services. Mr. Menkes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Menkes’ extensive experience in private equity makes him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Paul N. Vassilakos has served as a director of our company since October 2021. Mr. Vassilakos founded, and since July 2020 has been a partner of Forever 8 Fund, LLC, a privately held consumer products inventory capital provider. In July 2007, Mr. Vassilakos founded Petrina Advisors, Inc., a privately held advisory firm formed to provide investment banking services for public and privately held companies, and has served as its President since its formation. Mr. Vassilakos previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Long Island Iced Tea Corp., a former publicly traded company, from its inception in May 2015 until October 2017, and also served as its Chief Executive Officer from its inception until the consummation of its business combination with Cullen Agricultural Holding Corp. in May 2015. From November 2011 to February 2012, Mr. Vassilakos served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and director of Soton Holdings Group, Inc., a former publicly held company now known as Rio Bravo Oil, Inc. Mr. Vassilakos also previously served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Mountain Resources, Inc. from February 2011 to March 2011. Mr. Vassilakos also served on the Boards of Directors of Cross Border Resources, Inc. (since April 2012) and Red Mountain Resources, Inc. (since October 2011), both oil and natural gas exploration former public companies, until February 2016. Mr. Vassilakos has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cullen Agricultural Holding Corp., a former publicly traded company, or CAH, since November 2013 and as CAH’s Assistant Treasurer since October 2009. CAH is a development stage agricultural company which was formed in connection with the business combination between Triplecrown Acquisition Corp. and Cullen Agricultural Technologies, Inc., or Cullen Agritech, in October 2009. Mr. Vassilakos also founded and has served as the President of Petrina Properties Ltd., a privately held real estate holding company, since December 2006. In July 2007, Mr. Vassilakos was engaged as a consultant to assist Endeavor Acquisition Corp. with its business combination with American Apparel Inc., a California based retail apparel company, which was completed in December 2007. From February 2002 to June 2007, Mr. Vassilakos served as vice president of Elmsford Furniture Corp., a privately held furniture retailer. From July 2000 to January 2002, Mr. Vassilakos was an Associate within the Greek Coverage Group of Citigroup Inc.’s UK Investment Banking Division. From July 1998 to July 2000, Mr. Vassilakos was an Analyst within the Industrial Group of Salomon Smith Barney’s New York Investment Banking Division. From February 1996 through June 1998, Mr. Vassilakos was a Registered Securities Representative at Paine Webber CSC - DJS Securities Ltd, during which time he provided securities brokerage services to private clients. Mr. Vassilakos holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from the Leonard N. Stern Undergraduate School of Business and was a licensed Registered Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) from February 1996 to February 2002. We believe Mr. Vassilakos’ experience in corporate finance and the public markets makes him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.