Mr. Uzumeri is a Founding Partner of Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., and is jointly responsible for overseeing the firm’s activities with the two other Founding Partners. Prior to co-founding Searchlight in 2010, Mr. Uzumeri was the head of Private Equity for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Mr. Uzumeri is currently Chairman of the board of M&M Food Market and serves on the boards of Mitel Networks and the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation. Mr. Uzumeri graduated from the University of Toronto, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Industrial Engineering and received a Master of Science degree in Finance from the London Business School.

Mr. Bacal is a Managing Director of Searchlight Capital Partners. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2012, he worked at The Catalyst Capital Group in Toronto, Ontario, as an associate from 2010 to 2012 and in investment banking at Credit Suisse in London, UK, as an analyst from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Bacal currently serves as a member of the board of directors of B Communications Ltd. and TouchTunes Entertainment, a part of the Octave Group. Mr. Bacal received an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Bacal previously served on the Roots Board from December 2015 to October 2017.

Mary Ann Curran is the Chief Executive Officer of Busy Bees North America. Busy Bees is the world’s premier provider of early childhood education and care with centres in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. In Canada, Busy Bees operates as BrightPath Early Learning Inc., which Mary Ann has led since 2012. Between 1998 and 2010, Ms. Curran was with Jones Apparel Group Canada, where, after initially serving as its Vice President and Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Ms. Curran was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her role with Jones Apparel Group Canada, Ms. Curran served in various strategy and finance leadership roles with Abitibi-Price. Prior thereto, she held both planning and analysis and auditing positions with PepsiCola Canada Inc. and Price Waterhouse. Ms. Curran served as a director of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ms. Curran also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. David is the chief executive officer of GRI Capital Inc., a private investment management firm, and has been with the company and its affiliates since 2003. Mr. David provided financial and strategic advisory services to private and public companies from 2000 to 2003. Previously, he worked at Claridge Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and at McKinsey & Co. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. David also currently serves on the board of Dollarama Inc., a position he has held since 2004. Mr. David received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Common Law and a Bachelor of Civil law degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Dale H. Lastman, C.M., O.Ont.

Mr. Lastman is the chair and a partner at Goodmans LLP. He practices corporate, commercial and securities law and provides counsel in connection with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and business restructurings. He is a Director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, and is also Alternate Governor for the NHL and NBA and CFL. In 2019, Mr. Lastman was elected Chair of the Board of Governors of the CFL. He also serves as the Governor representing the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL. Mr. Lastman was appointed Chair of the Baycrest Board of Directors in 2018 and also serves as an honorary trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children. In 2020, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario and in 2017, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada. He has also been appointed by the Minister of National Defence as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy and awarded the rank of an Honorary Detective by the Toronto Police Service. Mr. Lastman previously served on our Board from December 2015 to March 2017.

Mr. Mavrinac is currently a corporate director. Mr. Mavrinac served as the Chief Financial Officer of George Weston Limited and Executive Vice President of Loblaw Companies Limited from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Mavrinac began his career with Loblaw Companies Limited in 1982 and held a variety of senior financial positions. In 1996, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Finance for George Weston Limited and Loblaw Companies Limited. Mr. Mavrinac is currently a member of the boards of TerrAscend Corp., Canopy Rivers Corporation and Gage Growth Corp. Mr. Mavrinac has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Dexter Peart is co-founder of leading sustainable design marketplace GOODEE, a B-Corp certified e-Commerce platform. His most recent endeavour, founded in May 2019 with his identical twin brother, Byron, GOODEE brings together the values of good design and good purpose across home, beauty and accessory brands. GOODEE was recently honoured as a finalist for Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas” 2020. Mr. Peart was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in 2015, and he received the Accessory Designer of the Year Award in 2014 and 2016 at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards. He has also been included regularly amongst Business of Fashion’s prestigious BoF 500 list. Mr. Peart began his career in fashion with the launch of WANT Agency in 2000, where he and his brother introduced many of-the-moment brands to the North American market. In 2007, they founded the critically-acclaimed accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels, which they followed with the multi-brand retail concept store WANT Apothecary in 2011. Mr. Peart is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of DESTA Black Youth Network.

Meghan Roach joined Roots in 2019 as Interim CFO before becoming CEO in 2020. Before joining Roots, she spent eight years with Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm with operations in North America and Europe. Prior to Searchlight, Meghan was a member of the private equity investment team at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, after beginning her career with KPMG. Meghan served on the Roots Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017 and rejoined in 2020. She also currently sits on the Board of M&M Food Market as well as the Board and Investment Committee of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Meghan holds an MBA with first class distinction from the University of Oxford, an Honours Bachelor of Commerce with first class distinction from Queen's University, and a CPA/CA designation.

Mr. Teitelbaum is currently the chairman and chief executive officer of iStore Inc., a retail and wholesale licensor of personal electronics and tech accessories, a position he has held since 2010. Mr. Teitelbaum was previously the president of La Senza International, now a subsidiary of L Brands Inc., from 1998 to 2010. In 1994, Mr. Teitelbaum launched the La Senza brand in the UK where he remained managing director until 1998. Earlier in his career, Mr. Teitelbaum held various senior management positions at Dylex Limited, including at their Club Monaco division. Mr. Teitelbaum received a degree in general studies from Marianopolis College in Montreal, Quebec. He also studied for a B.A. in Economics at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.