Erol Uzumeri has served as our Chairman since December 2015. 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. Mr. Uzumeri is also currently Chairman of the board of M&M Food Market. Prior to co-founding Searchlight in 2010, Mr. Uzumeri was the head of Private Equity for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Mr. Uzumeri serves on the board of 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.

Gregory 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. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. David provided financial and strategic advisory services to private and public companies. 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.

Jim Gabel has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2016, and as a member of the board since October 2017. Mr. Gabel has more than 25 years of experience in the footwear and apparel industry. Prior to joining Roots, Mr. Gabel served as the president of The Performance Group and an officer of Wolverine World Wide from 2014 to 2016, where he oversaw the brands of Saucony, Merrell and Chaco and had global responsibility for U.S. $1 billion in revenue. Prior to that, Mr. Gabel held a number of senior executive roles at adidas Group from 2008 to 2014, including president of adidas Group Canada and president of Reebok North America. Mr. Gabel currently sits on the boards of directors of Keg Restaurants Ltd. and the Terry Fox Foundation. Mr. Gabel received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dale 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 serves as an Alternate Governor for the NHL and NBA and a Governor of the Toronto Argonauts for the CFL. Mr. Lastman also sits on the boards of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and the CAMH Foundation. He has been awarded the rank of an Honorary Detective by the Toronto Police Service and was appointed by the Minister of National Defense as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy in 2014. Mr. Lastman previously served on our Board from December 2015 to March 2017.

Richard 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 board of TerrAscend Corp. Mr. Mavrinac has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a chartered professional accountant.

Joel 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. Prior to that, Mr. Teitelbaum was 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 has served on our Board since April 2017. 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.

Eric Zinterhofer 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. Mr. Zinterhofer has served on our Board since December 2015. Mr. Zinterhofer serves on the boards of One Sixty Over Ninety LLC, General Communications, Inc., Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., Liberty Cable Vision of Puerto Rico and TouchTunes Interactive Networks, Inc. In addition, Mr. Zinterhofer currently serves on the board of Charter Communications, Inc. as Lead Independent Director. Prior to co-founding Searchlight in 2010, Mr. Zinterhofer was a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P. in New York. Mr. Zinterhofer graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Honors Economics and European History and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.