Laurence Tarica

Board Member

Mr. Tarica has been a member of our Board since January 2014. From March 1991 to December 2014, Mr. Tarica served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Jimlar Corporation (“Jimlar”), a member of the Li and Fung Group. Jimlar was privately held until it was acquired by the Li and Fung Group in 2010. Mr. Tarica joined Jimlar in 1971 and served in leadership roles in sourcing, design, development, sales and marketing. Jimlar is one of the oldest footwear import companies in America. Mr. Tarica also serves on the Board of Directors of D’Addario and Company, a manufacturer of musical instrument accessories and on the Advisory Board of the New York Mets. Mr. Tarica earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Mr. Tarica’s knowledge, skill, expertise and experience, specifically his experiences in a variety of business divisions, including sales and marketing, his development of Jimlar’s digital services and social media strategy and his over 20 years of operational and leadership experience as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Jimlar, led our Board to conclude that he should serve as a director.