Diana G. Purcel
Diana G. Purcel has served on the Board of Directors since December 2020. As an emerging voice on corporate governance and strategy, Ms. Purcel was named as a Director to Watch by Directors & Boards magazine and is NACD Director Certified®. Ms. Purcel has 20 years of experience as a chief financial officer, including 17 years with small cap publicly traded companies. Since April 2022, Ms. Purcel has served on the board of directors of PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETS) on their Compensation Committee, Governance and Nominating Committee and since July 2022, as the Audit Committee Chair. Since December 2017, she has served on the Board of Directors, and as a member of the executive committee and chair of the finance committee, for the Animal Humane Society. From March 2019 to June 2021 (when the company was sold), Ms. Purcel served on the Board of Directors for Now Boarding. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Purcel served on the Board of Directors for Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance, as the chair of its audit committee. From April 2018 until May 2019, Ms. Purcel served as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer for EvineLive, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV), now known as iMedia Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMBI), an interactive video and digital commerce company. From September 2014 until June 2017, Ms. Purcel served as the Chief Financial Officer for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, LLC, which operated restaurants, manufactured private-label wines, and managed the largest wine club in the world. From 2003 until 2014, Ms. Purcel served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (at the time, NASDAQ: DAVE), which franchised and operated a casual dining restaurant chain of almost 200 locations in over 35 states. From September 2002 to June 2003, Ms. Purcel served as Chief Financial Officer, and from April 1999 to September 2002, as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Paper Warehouse, Inc. (OTC:PWHS), a party-goods retailer and franchisor in 10 states. Ms. Purcel has also worked with Arthur Andersen & Co, from 1988 to 1993 as a certified public accountant and senior auditor, and with other companies including Target Corporation (from 1994 to 1998 as a senior analyst). Ms. Purcel holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, a Bachelor of Science in Management, with a concentration in Accounting, from Tulane University, and is a certified public accountant (inactive). Ms.Purcel brings significant financial experience and expertise, and is considered to be an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of Item 407(d) (5) of Regulation S-K.We believe that Ms. Purcel’s significant financial, strategy and governance experience as a Chief Financial Officer in numerous public and private entities over a 20 year period qualifies her to serve on our Board of Directors.