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  1. 1. Chris Kypriotis - Various Recommendations Recommendation for CK in the position of: CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors Black Tag Inc.

 EduardoGaldino 


Diretor CFO & COO
 - Prior Billabong SA CFO & COO: “I had theprivilegeof working with Chris Kypriotisduring 8 years at Billabong Int’l, South America HQ in Sao Paulo. Chris was thePresident and I was the CFO. During these 8 years I hadtheopportunityto work very closely with Chris in allareas of the operationand hadtheopportunityto learn a great deal from him as he gave me the exposure and participationinall areas ofthe business, not just thefinancial aspect of thebusiness but brand, production,logistics,and operationsamong others. Healways made it a point to have alltheleadership team exposed to allareas of thebusiness in an effort to give each member of theteam added experiences outsidetheirunique domains which ultimatelyserved as personal growth for allas well as yielding educated and validopinions from theteam in thebusiness which Chris always solicited and took under advisement. Chris is without doubt isa natural leader, competitorandteam player,always seeking to alignthe teamin thesame directionfor thegoodofthe business and theteam. He also is a natural for spotting talent and always made it a priorityto eitherdevelop or hire thebest peopleforall roles in the organization.He always saidto allof us that we will onlybe as goodasour collectiveteam, and many times we went out of our way to bring on boardkey playersat all costs to make sure our team was thebest in the market. Chris always sought theadvise ofthe teamwhile at thesame timeproviding his own unique perspectiveand in my opinion,unparalleled understanding of the consumer which for Chris was always at the forefront of every decision made in the Company. All thisand much more elevated Chris to theunofficial and unsolicited positionofleader and visionary ofthe entire South American ActionSports Industry and of course Brazil;he is stillconsidered in this light today.Iimaginethat thiswas one of thereasons Nike sought him out so vigorouslyfrom an industry it does not normally hire from for that level of seniority. His departure to joinNike was a big blow to our organizationbut also a big point of prideas we saw one of our own hired to leadsuch a large organizationin thiscrucial moment. Further, Chris never tookcredit for himself, always distributing thecredit for our unparalleled success to the entire team and never was shy about rewarding his team for “a job well done!” Chris was a demanding leader, always seeking to outperform not just our competitorsbut find new avenues to bring our business always to theforefront of success and innovation. For all his skills and attentionin theentire business, Chris never tookhis eyeof thenumbers and made sure that we were always over delivering to the GlobalGroup.He is always focused on organizationalsuccess and he has very clear objectivesin his approach to leading abusiness:
  2. 2. December 22, 2014, Eduardo reported to Chris at Black Tag Inc. Recommendation for CK in the position of: CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors Black Tag Inc.

 Jorge MartinsMuzy - Presidentedo Grupo Muzy
 “Tive enorme prazer em ter o Chris como Key NoteSpeakerdo Sétimo Seminário Nacionalde Esporte. Mais que um prazer foi uma honra! A palestra foiperfeita, o temaescolhido foidireto ao ponto,e sem dúvidafoi o que mais motivou e surpreendeu a plateia.Seuconhecimento sobre o negócio do esporteé algo impressionante! December 16, 2014, Jorge Martins was a contractor to Chris at Black Tag Inc.
 Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: Paulo Mündel: National SalesDirector at Nike Brasil “Chris' relentless focus on theteam, customer and consumer were instrumental in driving Nike Brazil’sbusiness, and to post both top andbottomlines’ high doubledigit growth rates.” December 10, 2014, Pauloreported to Chris at NIKE INC.


  3. 3. Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: NathalieMaranesi:CategoryManagerat Adidas
- Prior Nike Brazil Category Manager “Chris was always a great leaderto me during thetime I worked with him in Billabong and in Nike do Brasil. At Billabong,besidesmore thantripling thebrand business in Brazil, hepaved theway to structure, professionalize, and grow thesurf industry as a wholein Brazil.At Nike besides hugelygrowing thebusiness and results of the Company, he planned and set a clear directionfor Nike do Brasil to go through the World Cup and Olympics,signing new teams and planning theopening of statement retailspaces bringing Brand relevance locally,helping Braziliansestablish a connection with the brand. Besides allof this, to me he is a creative visionary that brings innovation and transforms thebusiness wherever heis. I would not hesitateto work with him again for I know that wherever heis willbe an exiting placeto work where amazing thingswill happen. February 5, 2014, Nathalie worked indirectly for Chris at NIKE INC.

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: Jim Sutton: BoisD'Arc Leadership–Prior Nike Inc. VP H&R
 “Chris is a strategic, visionary leader. He has a command of themarket placeand understands deeply theconsumer. Chris has a passion for thebusiness balanced with a passion for promoting employeewell being and is focused always on developing his team. He values corporatepriorities,employeedevelopment/well-being,customer focus and consumer satisfaction equally; that is a unique talent I haveseen in very few individuals over my 40 year career.” 
 October 6, 2012, Jim was a consultant orcontractor to Chris at NIKE INC.


  4. 4. Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: Joel Cooper: 


CEO-Lost InternationalLLC
 “I have known Chris for over 15 years and have watched him builda successful career starting off at Rusty Europe and moving on to headBillabong Brazilandthan to Nike. His wealth of experience could prove an asset to any company requiring his services.” February 10, 2014 Joel was with anothercompany when working with Chris at NIKE INC.

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: Decio Bueno: FinancialPlanningDirector at Sephora
- Prior Nike Brazil DTC Finance Director. “I had theopportunity to workwith Chris and I wouldlike to highlighthiscapacityto motivatepeoplearound himthrough his projectsand proactivity.Chris always demonstrated focus on theresults and extremely connected with sports, where is very influent in thisbusiness. April24, 2013, Decio worked directly with Chris at NIKE INC.

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: Marcelo Rodrigo: 


Manufactory and Controllership atMonsanto
I – Prior Nike Brazil Controller. “I had a pleasure to work with Chris, I learned a lot of thingsfrom him, heis wise in communicating and professional in company strategy,marketing, finance, sales and supplychain, he has strong strategicand analyticthinking and always can bring us overcome difficultiesto turn them into realities. And he always gave us support, conduct and opportunityto improveour professional development.He is theright person for thecompany's heador executive.” April24, 2013, Marcelo worked with Chris at NIKE INC.


  5. 5. Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: ErikaSantos: Marketing/Retail/Styling/MerchandisingProfessional& CommunicationFounderat @NomadStylist(Instagram) – Prior Founder of É10 Publicidade “
I found Mr. Kypriotisto beone ofthe most insightfuland personableexecutives I have ever hadthechance to work with.He is completelyconnected with theculture, consumer and retailerof Brazil and heis very strategicallyfocused so heknows how to get results. It was a pleasure to beinvolved in meetings with him; I always felt that everyone left theroom having learnt something new. It is a shame for Nike that Chris decided to leave since I know for a fact that theCompany has suffered without his lead! Most of Nike's key accounts are customers and colleaguesof mine, and theyalllament Chris' departureand wish he wouldcome back! Theyclaim Chris' tenure as thebest periodin Nike Brazil's historyand so does thestaff. It's a shame that a lot of key staff has left Nikefor otherbrands given the changein atmosphere and thelack of enthusiasm in that Company since his departure. In conclusion I would not hesitatein recommending Mr. Kypriotisfor any senior C role since he brings results, enthusiasm and team work as well as passion, moralityand know-how wherever hegoes. I wish him thebest of luck, I know his success will continue as it has so far.” April18, 2013, Erika was a consultant to NIKE INC.
  6. 6. Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: Afonso Whitehead:Retail(DTC) NikeInc. Retail Manager "Strong leadership skills and a multi-task mind, togetherwith a clear teamwork vision, are the strengths I'd liketo highlight inChris' career path."
 May 2, 2013, Afonsoworked directly with Chris at NIKE INC.

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: FabianaMonteiro:CEO - Global PartnersInternationalHumanResources Management “
Tornar-se um grande lídernão é uma tarefa fácil. A capacidadedeliderança é uma característicaque qualquer empreendedorprocura ter. No entanto,o talento necessário para guiar seu timeeu sei que Chris Kypriotistem.Tive a oportunidadede estar em reunião com ele em 2012 e vi um Executivo que muitas organizaçõesdeveria ter.
” February 5, 2013, Fabiana was Chris's client

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil: RICARDO FURTADO:
Controller at WMcCann
I – Prior Nike Brazil FinanceLead “I Had a great opportunityto work with Chris in Nike.., great leader and great boss! For me is a great pleasure endorse Chris!
” May 23, 2012, RICARDO worked indirectly for Chris at NIKE INC.
 Recommendation for CK in the position of: Chairman Wheelchair Tennis
International Tennis Federation

 Sunil Kaikini: Headof MediaOperationsat Premier League – Prior ITF VP andHeadof Communications/Media
  7. 7. “
Chris is a true leader and expert in his field – his breadth of knowledgeis excellent. Chris has infectious enthusiasm for every project he works on and brings passion and a variety of business skills to thetable.He has a refreshing forward thinking outlookand thedeterminationto deliver results. It was a pleasure to work with himat theITF and I wish Chris every success in thefuture.” January 25, 2011, Sunil was with another company when working with Chris at International Tennis Federation

(ITF) Recommendation for CK in the position of: Nike Inc. VP/GM, Nike Brazil & ITF Board of Directors: EduardoBorges: CEO Americas atB4Capital – Prior IMG VP LATAM “
Chris, besides being one of thesmartest and energetic peopleIknow has a unique combinationof qualities: • Passion • Know how • Creativity • Customer focus • Professional This unique combinationof qualities gives Chris theabilityto makea big impact in any situation, market or corporation.Finally,it's very rewarding, pleasant and interesting to work and be his friendless
.” January 3, 2011, Eduardo worked directly with Chris at ITF with Nike Inc.
  8. 8. Recommendation for CK in the position of: ITF Board of Directors & Chairman of Global Wheelchair Tennis MarkBullock: ITF VP & WheelchairTennisManager
 “Chris has provided me with great advice and guidancesince he became Chairman of theITF WheelchairTennis Committee. He is a strong leader with a very dynamic approach.Heis very committed to assisting in thegrowth and development of wheelchairtennis. Through his varied backgroundhe has brought a lot of new ideas to thetable.” December 20, 2010, Mark worked directly/reported to Chris at International Tennis Federation
(ITF) Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): EduardoGaldino: CFO & COO “1) Being always connected with theconsumer, 2) Providing innovative and unique product and experience connections for thebrands, 3) Rallying the entire organization into one teameffort, always aligned and performing to themaximum, and of course 4) always delivering thenumbers to theGroup. I have been privileged to have worked with Chris and contributemuch ofmy own growth and future professional success to thetime I worked with him. I recommend Chris without doubt to lead any organization,as his skills and approach to leadership are truly unique, inspirational, bring results, unity and create history. “ December 22, 2014, Eduardo reported to Chris at BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)


  9. 9. Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): Melvin Murry, Jr: EXPERIENCEDRETAIL PROFESSIONAL WITH EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPEDAND EMERGINGINTERNATIONAL ECONOMIES – Prior VP A&F, Gap Inc, UrbanOutfitters. “I’ve been very lucky during my career in retailto have been exposed to themost visionary leaders. Thetrait that seems to be consistent with them allis thedesire to surround themselves with the best and the brightest peopletheycanfind; peoplewho will challengethemto think betterabout theirbrand; peoplewho embodyand live the brand; peoplethat understand thetrue essence (theDNA) of thebrand. Having spent time with Chris and his team here in South America I can honestlysay that he has adopted thisstrategicapproach with Billabong.What Iwitnessed during my interactions was an environment where ideas are solicited and appreciated.Chris has been successful in building ateam that is dynamic, energetic and creative. Being able to constantlythink outsidethebox, anticipateyourcustomers needs and deliver product that sells in an environment of inclusion and cooperationtakestheskills of a world- class executive. Chris is among thefew executives who, through theiractionsand accomplishments, have gained my respect and admiration.I wish him thebest as he begins his new assignment and I know that theculture ofinclusion and therecord of success at Billabong -South America will continue under theteam that heis leaving behind.” December 24, 2010, Melvin was with another company when working with Chris at BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT,NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): Romeu Andreatta: 


Owner, Alma Surf Magazine,Alma Surf Festival,Founder of Fluir Magazine& VP at Abril Publications. “Chris Kypriotiskindlyknown as CK, the boardsportsand beach business has been getting new barrels and new visions with his leadership.For sure CK, changed the market in Brasil and I would say he also changetheway ofthink ofGSM, that means, he has changing theworld vision. I can to affirm that he give a new lifeand a new oxygen for the surf industry, more than prepared and talented he is a visionary! I'm proudto be your friend and ideasand projects follower.
  10. 10. December 20, 2010, Romeu Andreatta was with another company when working with Chris at BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT,NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): Cecilia Castro De Andrade: 


Presidentat OceanViewInvestmentsCorporation – Prior Co-Founder of Fluir Magazine,Surf & BeachTradeShow, waves.com,GM HavainasUSA. “
It was a true pleasure having CK as my client during the timeI was running Surf & Beach Show and Waves Networks Group in Brazilfew years ago.CK’s unique vision, intelligenceand talent allow himto bein a leagueof his own. As president ofBillabong South America henot only set thevisionary focus for the company, but more importantlyhetransformed the brand to a top select itemfor the South America region. I also hadthehonor of working with CK at ABIT (BrazilianTextileand Clothing Association), togetherwebuilt the ActionSports Committeeto improve theactive sports sector in Brazil.In parallelto our work at ABIT, we leadin the fight against piracy in our industry, through theFNCP (NationalAssociationCombating Piracy, Counterfeiting and illegaltradepractices). Nike Brazilcould not select a betterPresident. Congratulations Chris! Cecilia Castro de AndradePresident Oceanview Investments Corporationless December 20, 2010, Cecilia was a consultantor contractor to Chris at BILLABONG INT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): ErikaSantos: Marketing/Retail/Styling/MerchandisingProfessional -Founderat @NomadStylist(Instagram) – Prior Founderof É10 Publicidade 
 “Chris is the greatest leader I have hadtheopportunityto meet:a visionary, ableto deliver results never seen before as hedidin Billabong,Nike,and in all thecompanies who hadtheopportunityto workwith him. His knowledgeof themarket and product has an unbelievablelevel, and he has a gift to give soul and keep theroots ofthe brands who hecollaborates.He understands fashion likeno otherin Brazil,and knows better than anyone howto establish a brand and make it grow sharply - this is what he can do
  11. 11. and does as anyone. Chris has a kind heart and its employeesare rewarded with a faithfulleader, friend and very funny. Working with Chris hada growth so absurd that I can never repayall that I learned; I grew up and got from him. It's really a privilegeto work with someone so passionate and who has theabilityto igniteeveryone around you with your enthusiasm and passion. Chris loves what he doesand does VERY well! I'm thankful and I will ever be for everything I've learned from him. I have no doubt he is themost intelligent and capableprofessionalI've ever met in all my professional life.” November11, 2013, Erika reported to Chris at BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)


  12. 12. Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): Ana Paula Vellozo Luz: BrandManager - Product I MarketingI CommunicationsNike Brazil, New Balance,etc.: “CK is a very authenticand unique leader. He challengescreative thinking and give the best coaching sessions I could ever had! He is very active and has great talent and knowledge at retail, a great sense and connection/abilityto understand the consumer and theirneeds; he always taught us that thissense in him comes from himself being and thinking as a consumer naturally and not trying to just read report or “patterns” in consumer behavior. He always encouraged us to go into themarket and “live” theconsumer, live theexperiences. He was thefirst and last boss I have ever hadthat hassaid this. I never forget this advice; I am sure onlya true visionary leader thinksthis way. However, henever looses his focus on the keyof results; he brought record results consistently and growth to GSM! Heis very approachable,organized and definitely peopleoriented.Having theopportunityto workwith Chris has been my greatest professional experience and definitelytheone that taught me themost in my career!
” April28, 2010, Ana Paula reported to Chris at BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)


  13. 13. Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): Guilherme Scarano: 


MenswearProduct Coordinator at Cia.Hering
- Prior Billabong Int’l Product Director, RVCA BrandManager: “Throughout thisalmost four years working together,Chris has always been a great leader and a visionary. He has a strong way of leading,and knows how to be reachableand is always open to hear and discuss new ideas. He has a very clear understanding of themarket that he chose to work on and always tried to pass that on to his employees.I feellucky to have spent that time working with him and being ableto learn about product,leadership, and, among otherthings, howan excellent professional works. December 23, 2010, Guilherme worked indirectly for Chris at BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT,NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, VON ZIPPER,DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): Luiz Porto: Director of BusinessDevelopmentat CreativeLicense – Prior CEO Rip Curl LATAM: “
I know Chris for a while, since hestarted working for Billabong inBrazil. I must say he's an outstanding individualand business leader. Hehas the highest levelof professionalism and integrity.I strongly recommend Chris in any management role. October 7, 2009, Luiz was with another company when workingwith Chris at BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT,NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, VON ZIPPER, RVCA, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): Don Meek:


EVP/Chief CommercialOfficer at Talenthouse
I & Pioneerof Surfing & Action Sports MediaGlobally: “I had thepleasure of working with Chris when I was president of theAction Sports Group and Chris was heading up Billabong inLatin America. We collaborated onseveral
  14. 14. important initiatives,including exploring the expansion of our distributionin theregion. Chris is a seasoned and smart executive who understands that being focused and detail oriented is not the enemy of “cool”, particularlyin theAction Sportsindustry.” December 20, 2010, Don was a consultant or contractor to Chris at BILLABONG INT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)

 Recommendation for CK in the position of: PRESIDENT South America& GroupSenior Mgmt Team
BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC): ElianaFrias: 


Coordenadora de Produto – Prior Product DirectorElementInc. “I had theopportunity to workwith Chris, heis mega-demanding,determined, energetic and passionateabout everything hedoes. A true leader, focused on themarket, consumers, and theteam to achieve company goals. I have seen him and am sure he will succeed in everything you proposeto do and wherever you are. It was a pleasure to meet him!
” January 25, 2013, Eliana reportedto Chris at BILLABONGINT'L GROUP (BILLABONG,ELEMENT, NIXON, RVCA, VON ZIPPER, DAKINE, SECTOR 9, ETC)
 Recommendation for CK in the position of: President C&C BrandsWorldwide
RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES

 & Global Brand Development Dac Clark: Founderof C&C Companies(Group BrandsIncludeGotcha, Redsand, Rusty, Level 7, LSpace, Sanuk, etc.) “Chris is most probablythemost inspirationalemployeeand now friend, I have ever worked with. He worked in my Company for 11 years and I can say that every day working with him and watching him develop professionallyand personally withinthe organizationwas nothing short of inspiring to me and motivating. Chris started with us as an assistant merchandiser and grew to dominatedesign/merchandising, then moved to productionwhere he exceled and implemented innovative initiativesthat we still use, then moved to sales management and with a completevision of product from inceptionto productionto sales to logisticswe promoted himto the roleof Global Brand Directorand at thesame time sent him to Europe as President of that,struggling Division of our Business. He succeeded and surpassed all expectationsmyself and my partner, Paul Carr, ever set for him. I don’t know anyone else I could recommend as highlyasI can Chris. After working with him for over 11 years theday came when he tookthedecision to leave to accept a much larger opportunity;Ihated theideaof
  15. 15. loosing what I liketo call my “protégé”but I knew thedaywould come where Chris would have to move on into a challenge/something biggerthanwe couldprovide for him; he hadalreadyreached the top ofour organization. His loyaltyoverthe years is also something I shouldpoint out because I know for a fact, never from him, that many competitorsprovided himopportunities,however I saw him never waiver from our Business. Chris without doubt is not just themost talented employeeI’ve ever worked with, but I now consider him a friend and is part of what I’dlike to thinkof as a “legacy”. I couldn’t be more proud to see him succeed in every rolehe’s hadsince C&C.” August12, 2010, Dac Clark was the owner and Chris reported directly to me at C&C Companies/Rusty, etc.
  16. 16. Recommendation for CK in the position of: President C&C BrandsWorldwide
RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES

 Carole DIGER CHIQUIRIN: ASPOM /ACCESS RESSOURCES(Executive Search& Business Coaching) – Prior CFO at O’Neill Europe, CFO Rusty/C&C Companies Europe: 
”I worked with Chris for 4 years, when hewas CEO for Rusty Europe (HQ in Biarritz, France) and I was Directorof Finance and HR. He came from operating theUSA market and into to get theEuropean business, a new acquisition for theRusty Group, on line and perform a completeintegrationand turnaround. Chris adapted very quicklyto European business lifeand being ableto speak French hewas able to integrateand quickly move theCompany in theright direction. We worked really closelyand I can say that as a Manager he directs and strategically places theCompany in theright directionand then really allowsthe peopleto take initiativeto progress innovation. Chris is very balanced between the operational/business/results side as with thecreative side. He is a very creative person and his abilityto readtrends in all areas repositioned thebrand and put us in thepath to success. He gave new input in thecollectiontrends and in themarketing strategies which were very successful and market leading.Most of thiswork was adapted worldwideand was a point of prestigefor theEuropean operation.Finally,Chris is a very caring person who is highlyconcerned with thepeopleand theirabilityto grow and have opportunitiesto succeed. It was a pleasure to work with Chris and I know that Rusty became a better,stronger Company during his leadership. 
 September 24, 2010, Carole reported to Chris at RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES


  17. 17. Recommendation for CK in the position of: President C&C BrandsWorldwide
(RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES) 

 & Mossimo Inc. James Sowins: 


Vice PresidentCreativeDirector& BrandDirector - Dr.Scholls Divisionat BrownShoe Company – Previous Rip Curl Global VP & Headof Product Development, MossimoInc. HeadDesigner. 
”Chris is a leaderwithin thealternative sport industry due to his high tastelevel and superior understanding of popularculture worldwide. My experience with Chris during our tenure togetherat C&C companies was always inspiring. He continues to be a leader withinthesurf/alternative sport lifestyleindustry worldwide.” 
 October 14, 2008, James worked directly with Chris at RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES & MossimoInc. 


 Recommendation for CK in the position of: President C&C BrandsWorldwide
RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES

 & Global Brand Development Roger Wade:Streetwear/CulturePioneer, CEO/Founder BOXPARK
 RETAIL CONCEPT BOXFRESH BRAND “Chris, is a major playerin the ActionSports market. He has great connections with major Action sports brands like Quiksilver, Rusty, Billabong andHurley as well as streetwear brand pioneers likeStussy, RVCA, Boxfresh, etc.” 
 December 20, 2010, Rogerwas with another company when working with Chris at President C&C BrandsWorldwide
RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES

 & Global Brand Development
  18. 18. Recommendation for CK in the position of: President C&C BrandsWorldwide
RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES

 & Global Brand Development SebastienMarcq: Senior MarketingManagerVANS (EMEA)at VF Corporation – Prior Volcom Inc. MarketingDirector,Rusty MarketingCoordinator: 
 “Chris Kypriotisor CK has been a real mentor in my first job. I have great souvenirs working for him as he has always provided excellent advices and directives that allowed me to outperformmy objectives.Chris's excellent leadership skills kept me motivated and happyto work for thegroup hewas directing. Hegave me themotivationto get thingsdone right,thepassion to serve clients and the inspirationto achieve great results. January 2, 2011, Sebastien reported to Chris as President C&C Brands Worldwide
 RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES

 & Global Brand Development Recommendation for CK in the position of: President C&C BrandsWorldwide
RUSTY INT'L - C&C COMPANIES

 & Global Brand Development & Stüssy Inc: Nick Bower:
IndependentApparel & Fashion Professional– Prior Stüssy Inc. VP Product Director,RedsandApparelVP Product Director,Gotcha Inc. VP Product Director, ValentinoProduct Development Staff: “Chris is determined, detailorientated and smart. I have over theyears worked with Chris and peoplewho have worked with him. His rise in theactive sport industry has been nothing short of spectacular. I have no hesitationin endorsing Chris.” October 13, 2012, Nick worked directly with Chris at RUSTY INT’L, REDSAND STÜSSY, INC.
  19. 19. Other Recommendationsnot on file but accessible come from formerBrazil President LulaIgnacio da Silva, Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman, President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and full IOC Member Francesco Ricci Bitti, Founder of MossimoBrand MossimoGiannulli, Founder of Stüssy Sean Stussy, Former Nike Brand President Charlie Denson, Former Nike PresidentOperations Gary De Stefano, Nike Inc. CEO Mark Parker.

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