Board of Directors

Chris Elshaw, Chairman

Mr. Elshaw has served as Chair of our Board since September 2016. Mr. Elshaw has, since March 2014, acted as a business advisor and board member to private companies and assists with due diligence for private equity firms. He was also an Independent Director and member of the Audit and Compensation committees of Amplify Snack Brands between April 2015 and January 2018. Prior to this, between July 2002 and February 2014, Mr. Elshaw held several roles at Revlon Inc. and its affiliates, a global cosmetics company, including serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2009 to February 2014; serving as Revlon’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Region, from October 2007 to April 2009; and holding other leadership roles within Revlon, including Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Canada, from July 2002 to September 2007. Mr. Elshaw served as a board member of the Personal Care Products Council, a cosmetic and personal care products industry association, from November 2007 to February 2014 and also served as its Vice Chairman from February 2012 to February 2014. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Elshaw held several senior general management positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Clairol Division), a global pharmaceuticals company with a consumer goods business, including serving as General Manager of the U.K. and Ireland division. Mr. Elshaw is also a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and a certified member of the American College of Corporate Directors.

Jeffrey Barber, Director

Mr. Barber is a Managing Director and Co-Head of TA Associates Management L.P.’s North American Healthcare and Consumer Group and focuses on investments in consumer products, retail, education and healthcare companies. In addition to MAV Beauty Brands, he currently serves as a board member of Paula’s Choice, Petcurean, PetPeople and Thermacell. He formerly served on the boards of directors of Amplify Snack Brands, Cath Kidston, Dymatize, Florida Career College, Microban International, Tempur-Pedic International and Truck Hero. Prior to joining TA Associates in 2001, Mr. Barber was an Associate at Weiss, Peck & Greer and Vestar Capital Partners. He also was a Financial Analyst in the Global Power and Utilities Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Barber holds a BA degree, with all University and Departmental Honors, in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA degree, with Honors, from the Columbia Business School as a Beta Gamma Sigma Scholar. Mr. Barber also is a Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Member of the John Hopkins University Lacrosse Advisory Board, Chairman of the Private Equity Advisory Board for the Columbia University Business School, Trustee of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, a Board Member of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust and a Board Member of the US Lacrosse Foundation.

Thomas Ennis, Director

Mr. Ennis most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Amplify Snack Brands from July 2014 to March 2018. Prior to joining Amplify Snack Brands, Mr. Ennis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oberto Brands, a company manufacturing meat snacks, starting in June 2009. From August 2007 to June 2009, Mr. Ennis served as the Vice President of Marketing at Oberto Brands. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Ennis served as the Vice President of Marketing at Maggiano’s, a Brinker International, Inc. national restaurant chain. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Ennis was Marketing Director at The Dial Corporation, a personal care and household cleaning product company. From July 1996 to August 1997 and from April 1998 to 2003, 118 Mr. Ennis served in various brand management roles at Unilever United States, Inc. From August 1997 to April 1998, Mr. Ennis worked at Nestle S.A., a food and beverage company. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Ennis served as a member of the board of directors of Toosum Healthy Foods LLC, a private company manufacturing better-for-you, all-natural snack bars. Mr. Ennis holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and minor in English from Fordham University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Gilligan is a Senior Vice President at TA Associates Management, L.P. Ms. Gilligan joined TA Associates in 2012 and is primarily focused on investments in consumer products, retail and education companies across North America. In addition to MAV Beauty Brands, she currently serves as a board member of Mid America Pet Food (dba Victor), Petcurean and Thermacell. Prior to joining TA Associates, Ms. Gilligan served as an Analyst in the Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Sagent Advisors, LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Ms. Gilligan is also a member of the advisory board of Sunwink.

Stephen Smith, Director

Mr. Smith is a Corporate Director and currently serves on the board of directors of Organigram Holdings Inc., as Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Investment Committee, as well as Freshii Inc., as Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Director. From 2018 to 2019, Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of Newstrike Brands Ltd., as Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Director. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of CST Brands Inc., as a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Smith held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Advisory Board Director of Jackman Reinvention, Inc., a privately held brand and strategy consulting firm in Toronto. From 2007 until 2013, Mr. Smith served in various leadership roles, including as co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Cara Operations Limited (now Recipe Unlimited), Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company. Mr. Smith was a key member of the management team during the rapid growth that Cara Operations Limited experienced during his Chief Financial Officer and co-Chief Executive Officer tenure by being responsible for its financial reporting and auditing, strategic planning, strategy development, real estate optimization and operations management. From 1985 to 2007, Mr. Smith held various senior and executive level positions, including Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2006, with Loblaw Companies Limited, the leading food and pharmacy retailer in Canada. Mr. Smith is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Venere is the Founder of MAV Beauty Brands. Mr. Venere was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of MAV Beauty Brands since he founded the Company in 1995 until 2019. Mr. Venere transitioned out of the role of President in 2019 and Chief Executive Officer in 2020. He is a third generation and World Champion hair stylist and has won numerous accolades, including the prestigious Ernst & Young’s Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year award. Under Mr. Venere’s leadership, we introduced our first product in Canada in 1995, expanded to the U.S. in 2002 and internationally in 2008, and since then MAV Beauty Brands has grown into a leading global personal care company with sales across North America, in 25 countries around the world, in over 100 major retailers.