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BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS

BOARD MEMBERS

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MORRIE FOGELBAUM
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

ABOUT MORRIE

Morrie Fogelbaum has over 35 years of experience providing general business and audit consulting services to a wide range of clients. He has developed a highly skilled practice in the areas of real estate, manufacturing, retail, automotive and health care, assisting countless small to medium-sized organizations in establishing and operating their businesses.

In addition, Morrie helps businesses reposition themselves in the marketplace and optimize their growth and profitability through customized strategic planning. He has served both private and public companies, specifically with respect to financing, day-to-day management, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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JACK STEIN
EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

ABOUT JACK

Jack Stein has over 40 years of experience in dealing with many different types of tax and business issues. For 30 years, Jack was associated with, and was a tax partner for 20 of those years, with a one of the ten largest accounting and professional service firms in Canada.

For the last 10 years, Jack has been Chairman and CEO of Jayess Associates Inc., a professional services firm specializing in finding innovative solutions to fiscal and business problems. His clients run the entire gamut of business operations, including manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, real estate developers and operators, retailers, restaurants and service businesses.

Jack graduated from McGill University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Commerce and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1979. He has served on various community, charity, and professional committees and boards over his career. He has lectured on taxation matters. Jack resides with his wife Line and splits his time between Montreal and his cottage in the mountains, where he enjoys his favorite pastime: skiing, including downhill, cross county and the water variety. His two children, grandchildren and grand dog live in Toronto.

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EGIDIO FILIPPONE
SECRETARY TREASURER

ABOUT AGEE

Egidio (Agee) Filippone has over 40 years of experience in retail. He began a 10-year retail career at The Hudson’s Bay Company as a part time employee and moved up to Supervisor.
In 1986, he embarked on a successful career in a new retail concept in Canada, Price Club which is now Costco Wholesale, after the merger of 1993. In 1998, he was promoted to AVP of Operations for Quebec and the Maritimes. In 2001, the Regional Office moved to Ottawa, Ontario. Agee stayed in Quebec as a Warehouse Manager. In 2013, after 27 years in different Management and Executive positions, he was offered to help start up Costco Wholesale in Spain. He was Director of Operations (AVP) of Spain and was involved in introducing Europe to the Costco Wholesale concept. He helped build a team and successfully operate two warehouses. December 2016, after 30 years of service, he retired from Costco Wholesale.

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PATRICK FILIPPONE
VICE-PRESIDENT OF SALES - PASTA ROMANA
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BRUCE TAUB
VICE-PRESIDENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRES

ABOUT BRUCE

Founder of Bruce Taub Law Group (BLTG) in 1982. The group has over 35 years of expertise in corporate, civil, commercial real estate law and civil and commercial litigation. The organization has a team of dedicated and experienced professionals and is a full-service boutique office offering legal and business advisory services to the population of the greater Montreal region.

Bruce obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business/Managerial Economics & Political Science International Relations from McGill University in 1974. In 1981, he became a lawyer after completing his Bar at the Ecole Du Barreu Du Quebec. Conclusively, Bruce received his Accredited Mediation in 2016 from the Barreau Du Quebec.

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ANTHONY PAPA
DIRECTOR OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

ABOUT ANTHONY

Anthony co-manages a beauty salon and medical spa employing approximately one hundred employees. He is currently undergoing a bachelor of arts in Economics at Concordia University in Montreal while finishing a certificate program in real estate investments at Harvard University. Nonetheless, Anthony has already completed an Executive Development Certificate at McGill University, as well as an (OMMBA) Mini-MBA at the University of Buffalo. Anthony is very well connected in the community and is a part of the McGill Real Estate Club as well as the McGill Investment Club (MIC)



OFFICERS

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BERNARDO FILIPPONE
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
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EGIDIO FILIPPONE
SECRETARY TREASURER

ABOUT AGEE

Egidio (Agee) Filippone has over 40 years of experience in retail. He began a 10-year retail career at The Hudson’s Bay Company as a part time employee and moved up to Supervisor.
In 1986, he embarked on a successful career in a new retail concept in Canada, Price Club which is now Costco Wholesale, after the merger of 1993. In 1998, he was promoted to AVP of Operations for Quebec and the Maritimes. In 2001, the Regional Office moved to Ottawa, Ontario. Agee stayed in Quebec as a Warehouse Manager. In 2013, after 27 years in different Management and Executive positions, he was offered to help start up Costco Wholesale in Spain. He was Director of Operations (AVP) of Spain and was involved in introducing Europe to the Costco Wholesale concept. He helped build a team and successfully operate two warehouses. December 2016, after 30 years of service, he retired from Costco Wholesale.

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MICHAEL FILIPPONE
PRESIDENT - PASTA ROMANA
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ISABELLE TURCOTTE
CHIEF FINANCIAL ADVISOR - PASTA ROMANA