Jerry D. Guess is director and chairman of the Board of Directors of Guess & Co. Corporation. Mr. Guess has over 15 years of business and professional experience. A serial entrepreneur, he started his first business when he was 13 years old. He launched a public relations and marketing firm at the age of 15 years old. When he was 16 years old, he started a holding company that grew rapidly within a few months. Mr. Guess began acquiring companies when he was 17 years of age. Despite personal setbacks, Mr. Guess decided to launch a mission-driven company when he founded Guess & Co. Corporation in 2017. Determined to positively impact society, Mr. Guess assembled a Board of Directors and management team while initially serving in a non-executive capacity as a principal. Mr. Guess completed business coursework at Adams State University. He was appointed chairman of Guess & Co. Corporation in January of 2019. Mr. Guess is president of Guess & Co. Corporation. As chairman, Mr. Guess oversees the Board of Directors of Guess & Co. Corporation. He is a member of the executive committee.
James R. Jackson is shareholder, director and senior deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of Guess & Co. Corporation. Mr. Jackson is an experienced financial professional. He retired from Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) after over 37 years of service. He began his financial career as a fiduciary tax associate for the financial institution. Mr. Jackson became a charitable trust officer for the bank and was responsible for managing over 500 accounts for the bank's wealth management clients. Following his retirement, Mr. Jackson became a partner in a private security service. In that role, he facilitated training and handled administration and business development. Mr. Jackson joined Guess & Co. Corporation initially as special adviser and worked closely with the board of directors and senior management on important matters. As a director and senior deputy chairman, Mr. Jackson is responsible for overseeing the governance of the company along with the chairman. Mr. Jackson served as vice-chairman prior to his current position. He was appointed deputy chairman in October 2021 and senior deputy chairman in April of 2022. He is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors. Mr. Jackson is chairman of the nominating and governance committee of the board of directors, and a member of the audit committee of the board of directors.
D. Michelle Stewart is principal shareholder, director and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of Guess & Co. Corporation. Ms. Stewart is an experienced corporate director. Prior to an early retirement from Guess & Co. Corporation, she served as deputy chairman of the Board of Directors. She has served as vice-chairman of a general contractor, vice-chairman of an asset management firm, vice-chairman of a private holding company and vice-chairman of a for-profit social enterprise. She currently serves as chairman of Stewart Intercontinental an advisory and holding company. Ms. Stewart has over 20 years of business experience and has served in many executive roles including her current role as chief executive officer of Guess & Co. Corporation. As a director and deputy chairman, Ms. Stewart is responsible for overseeing the governance of the company along with the chairman and senior deputy chairman. Ms. Stewart was appointed deputy chairman in April of 2022. She is a member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors.
Mitchell M. Cohen is shareholder and lead director of Guess & Co. Corporation. Mr. Cohen is chief executive officer of Pursuit Management LLC, a New York based investment firm that operates a private asset purchasing platform. He has more than 30 years of financial, operations and general business experience as a senior executive at several public and private companies. He is the former interim chief financial officer of a publicly traded investment management company and the Special Trustee of Consumer Debt Trust, a trust established to acquire distressed debt. Mr. Cohen spent five years as the chief financial officer and secretary of Asta Funding, Inc., a publicly traded company that acquires and liquidates distressed consumer receivables. During his tenure, Mr. Cohen assisted in acquiring approximately $15 billion of consumer receivables for liquidation, completed several mergers, and managed a portfolio of over 300 pools of distressed assets. In recent years, he has underwritten, and sourced for investors, pools totaling over $300 million. As lead director, Mr. Cohen oversees governance of the board of directors. He is a member of the nominating and governance committee and also chairman of the audit committee.
Raymond L. Scott is shareholder and director of Guess & Co. Corporation. Mr. Scott was appointed to the Board of Directors in April of 2021 and was elected to his first term in May of 2021. Mr. Scott is a licensed and award-winning architect with four decades of experience. Mr. Scott is managing partner of Scott + Cormia, an architecture and design firm based in Orlando, Florida. He began his career with W.R. Frizzell Architects in Orlando. He then joined Frank Lloyd Wright’s southeast partner, Schweizer Associates. Mr. Scott has won numerous awards and he has been a leader in the professional community. He is past president of Mid-Florida AIA and past state president of AIA Florida. Mr. Scott earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana State University and a Graduate Studies Degree from Harvard University. Mr. Scott is a member for the nominating and governance committee and compensation committee of the board of directors.
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