Guess & Co. Company Shareholders Elect Administrators

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Jerry D. Guess

Jerry D. Guess, Founder & Chairman of the Board of Administrators

D. Michelle Stewart

Michelle Stewart

D. Michelle Stewart, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Administrators

James R. Jackson

James Jackson

James R. Jackson, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Administrators

Mitchell M. Cohen

Mitchell M. Cohen

Mitchell M. Cohen, Lead Director of the Board of Administrators

Paris N. Smith

Paris N. Smith

Paris N. Smith, Director

Kyra A. Anderson

Kyra Anderson Headshot

Kyra A. Anderson, Director

Stephen T. Baldacci

Steve Baldacci

Stephen T. Baldacci, Director

MIAMI, Oct. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Guess & Co. Company is happy to announce its Board of Administrators following their election on the Annual Assembly of Shareholders. The Board of Administrators is accountable for general governance of Guess & Co. Company. The next people have been elected to the Board of Administrators on the firm’s Annual Assembly of Shareholders that was held on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Mr. Jerry D. Guess, Chairman of the Board of Administrators

Ms. D. Michelle Stewart, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Administrators

Mr. James R. Jackson, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Administrators

Mr. Mitchell M. Cohen, Lead Director of the Board of Administrators

Ms. Paris N. Smith, Director

Ms. Kyra A. Anderson, Director

Mr. Stephen T. Baldacci, Director

Jerry D. Guess,
Director & Chairman

Mr. Guess has been a serial entrepreneur for the reason that age of 13 years previous. A strategist and visionary, Mr. Guess is dedicated to leveraging his expertise of over 20 years to enhance the lives of others. He partnered with others to launch Guess & Co. Company as an organization centered on offering options to issues in communities all through the U.S. and overseas. As somebody who has had private and enterprise setbacks, Mr. Guess is a resilient chief who brings intestinal fortitude to the desk for his group and the corporate’s shoppers. Mr. Guess has accomplished Enterprise coursework at Adams State College. He’s at present enrolled at Purdue College International the place he’s pursuing a level in Finance. His enterprise expertise spans many areas together with start-ups, finance, mergers, acquisitions, turnaround, restructuring, chapter, reorganization, enterprise improvement, strategic planning, advertising and marketing, public relations and group improvement. He efficiently launched a for-profit social enterprise as senior deputy chairman and president. He additionally served as chairman and president of a midwestern normal contractor. Mr. Guess has made contributions to the group over time. He served two phrases as voting member of the Forsyth County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council in Winston-Salem, North Carolina the place he reviewed and accepted grant proposals for at risk-youth. He was additionally a candidate for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg College Board following the resignation of a member. Mr. Guess was appointed chairman of the board of administrators of Guess & Co. Company in January of 2019. Previous to that appointment, Mr. Guess was principal and accountable for technique and improvement. As chairman of Guess & Co. Company, Mr. Guess has supplied management to the Board that has inspired contributions from all members in guiding the corporate’s future.

D. Michelle Stewart,
Director & Deputy Chairman

Ms. Stewart joined the corporate as interim govt vice-president and managing director in 2017. She was then appointed interim govt vice-president and chief company officer. Ms. Stewart was the preliminary architect of the corporate’s technique throughout its start-up part. She was answerable for analyzing market and enlargement alternatives. In late 2017 she turned president of the corporate. Following a quick retirement, Ms. Stewart returned to Guess & Co. Company in February of 2019 to imagine her position as deputy chairman. Ms. Stewart has 20 years of enterprise expertise. She started her profession as an actual property investor. She has dealt with $500 million in transactions over time. Ms. Stewart has accomplished coursework in Organizational Management at Colorado State College International. Previous to becoming a member of Guess & Co. Company, she was a accomplice in a business finance firm for small companies. As deputy chairman of the board of administrators, Ms. Stewart works intently with the chairman to supervise the board.  Ms. Stewart is a member of the chief committee of the board of administrators.

James R. Jackson,
Director & Vice-Chairman

Mr. Jackson is an skilled monetary skilled. He retired from Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) after over 37 years of service. He started his monetary profession as a fiduciary tax affiliate for the monetary establishment. Mr. Jackson turned a charitable belief officer for the financial institution and was accountable for managing over 500 accounts for the financial institution’s wealth administration shoppers. Following his retirement, Mr. Jackson turned a accomplice in a personal safety service. In that position, he facilitated coaching, dealt with administration and enterprise improvement. Mr. Jackson joined Guess & Co. Company initially as particular adviser and labored intently with the board of administrators and senior administration on necessary issues. As a director and vice-chairman, Mr. Jackson is accountable for overseeing the governance of the corporate together with the chairman and deputy chairman. He’s a member of the chief committee of the board of administrators. Mr. Jackson is chairman of the nominating and governance committee of the board of administrators, and a member of the audit committee of the board of administrators.

Mitchell M. Cohen,
Director & Lead Director

Mr. Cohen is a seasoned govt and company director. Mr. Cohen is chief govt officer at Pursuit Administration LLC. He served as chief monetary officer of Athenian Enterprise Companions. He has greater than 30 years of monetary, operations and normal enterprise expertise as a senior govt at a number of private and non-private firms. Previous to Athenian, Mr. Cohen accomplished an engagement because the interim monetary govt of a publicly traded asset supervisor. He additionally spent practically 5 years because the CFO and secretary of Asta Funding, Inc. Mr. Cohen has additionally spent over seven years in public accounting with a heavy emphasis on monetary audits of hedge funds and mergers and acquisitions engagements. Mr. Cohen has expertise elevating cash in intricate PIPE transactions, reverse mergers, public choices, and personal firm financings. Mr. Cohen served because the chief monetary officer, govt vice-president and secretary of Ramp Corp. from November 2003 to September 2004 and served as its principal accounting officer since November 2003. Mr. Cohen joined Ramp Corp. (Previously Medix Assets Inc.) in November 2003. From June 2002 to October 2003, he was a monetary and enterprise marketing consultant to a few public firms. From November 1998 to Might 2002, he served as chief monetary officer of Siebert Monetary Corp. and served as its govt vice-president. The general public firms included Siebert Monetary Company, Every part’s Jake and Ehrlich Bober Monetary Company. Mr. Cohen has taught persevering with skilled schooling lessons for accountants with a deal with Securities and Change Fee issues and has taught persevering with schooling lessons at Hofstra College. He has additionally been a featured speaker at funding and business conferences. He served because the chief monetary officer of two different publicly traded firms. Mr. Cohen graduated from Queens School with a B.A. in Accounting and with a minor in Economics. As lead director, Mr. Cohen has an necessary oversight position for the corporate’s board to make sure that the corporate adheres to excessive requirements of governance. He’s a member of the nominating and governance committee of the board of administrators. Mr. Cohen is chairman of the audit committee of the board of administrators.

Paris N. Smith,

Ms. Smith is a public sector skilled. Ms. Smith served as preliminary and interim lead director of Guess & Co. Company on the firm’s launch in 2017. Previous to Guess & Co. Company, Ms. Smith was lead director for a multi-million greenback diversified non-public holding firm following her tenure as vice-chairman and secretary. Ms. Smith is an skilled enterprise and cyber safety skilled with over a decade of expertise. She accomplished research at College of North Carolina at Charlotte earlier than learning Community Safety at ECPI School of Expertise. Ms. Smith earned a Cyber Safety Diploma from Strayer College. She has held a number of expertise administration positions together with serving as deputy director of Expertise for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Most just lately, Ms. Smith has been an digital discovery and forensics analyst for the U.S. authorities. Ms. Smith holds an energetic Prime-Secret/SCI Clearance. She is a member of the audit and nominating and governance committees of the Guess & Co. Company Board of Administrators. Ms. Smith was re-appointed to the board of administrators in March of 2019. 

Kyra A. Anderson,

Ms. Anderson is an skilled enterprise skilled. Ms. Anderson is at present deputy chairman, president and CEO of The Guess Company Holding Co., Inc. (TGC), a for-profit social enterprise firm that operates companies that present second likelihood employment alternatives.  She can also be chairman and president of The Guess Building Firm, Ltd. which is a full-service normal contractor. Previous to her enterprise profession, she was a performing music artist and mannequin. She additionally owns an impartial file label. Ms. Anderson labored for Guess & Co. Company as vice-president, assistant secretary, and assistant treasurer in 2018. She has a eager understanding of the corporate’s operations. She was appointed to the board of administrators in August of 2020. Ms. Anderson is a member of the nominating and governance committee and compensation committee of the Guess & Co. Company Board of Administrators. 

Stephen T. Baldacci,

Mr. Baldacci is a seasoned enterprise govt with a wealth of expertise. Mr. Baldacci beforehand served as senior govt vice-president, chief company officer and group president of operations for the corporate. Mr. Baldacci served as president and chief advertising and marketing officer of The Washington Redskins, knowledgeable group within the Nationwide Soccer League. In that position, he was accountable for reviving a legendary model and he succeeded in making it one of the crucial worthwhile franchises within the league. He was an fairness accomplice and chief advertising and marketing officer for Snyder Communications, an promoting agency, the place he helped efficiently develop the corporate from $four million in annual income to over $1.four billion, and facilitated the agency’s eventual sale. As founder and CEO of Baldacci Communications/BC Worldwide, Mr. Baldacci supplied consulting, advertising and marketing and post-merger integration administration to many purchasers together with AMTRAK, GEICO, Apogen Applied sciences and Virginia Tourism. Mr. Baldacci earned a Bachelor’s diploma in Political Science and a Bachelor’s diploma in English Literature from Hartwick School and took part in graduate research at Georgetown College.  Mr. Baldacci was appointed to the Board of Administrators in September of 2020.  He’s a member of the chief committee, nominating and governance committee and compensation committee of the board of administrators.

About Guess & Co. Company

Guess & Co. Company is an rising international stewardship options firm with vitality, well being care, expertise and actual property companies. We accomplice with communities, firms and governments to enhance the welfare of individuals. Guess & Co. Company is a registered contractor with the U.S. Authorities to offer options to federal authorities companies and members of our firm have energetic top-secret/SCI clearances. We’re primarily based in Miami, Florida and have over 20 subsidiaries. Guess & Co. Company was based in August of 2017. The administration group of Guess & Co. Company has over 50 years of mixed expertise.

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