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A. John Hass, III

John Hass has served as a director since March 2021. Mr. Hass served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Rosetta Stone Inc., a leading provider of technology-based learning solutions, from April 2016 to October 2020. Previously, Mr. Hass served as president of Rosetta Stone Inc. from April 2016 to January 2019 and as interim president and chief executive officer from April 2015 to April 2016. From September 2012 until November 2014, he was a senior advisor to Osmium Partners, LLC, an alternative asset management firm. Mr. Hass was a partner at PEAK6 Investments, L.P., a financial services company, from October 2008 through September 2012 and was the senior financial officer of PEAK6 Investments, L.P. from February 2009 through June 2010. Mr. Hass was the chief executive officer of OptionsHouse, a brokerage company and subsidiary of PEAK6 Investments, L.P., from October 2006 until September 2008. From 1988 to October 2006, he was employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co., a subsidiary of the financial services company, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., most recently as a managing director in the investment banking division. In addition, Mr. Hass serves on the supervisory board of Babbel GmbH and on the board of directors of ARC Clean Technology, Inc. and The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, serves as member of the Photography Committee of the Art Institute of Chicago and serves as a trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Photography. Mr. Hass received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Hass brings to our Board of Directors significant experience in executing value-generative transformation and advancing profitable innovation, as well as deep finance and operational expertise, including with respect to direct-to-consumer, subscription-based business models.