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Henry Stupp became Chief Executive Officer in August 2010. Prior to joining Cherokee, Mr. Stupp was co-founder of Montreal-based Novel Teez Designs, later known as NTD Apparel, a leading licensee of entertainment, character, sport and branded apparel, and a supplier to all major North American retailers. After relocating to Southern California in 1995, Mr. Stupp successfully identified, negotiated, and introduced many well-known licenses and brands to a broad retail audience. From 2005-2010 Mr. Stupp served as President of NTD Apparel USA LLC. In addition, Mr. Stupp served a two-year term as an officer of the International Licensing Industry Merchandiser's Association. Now as CEO of Cherokee, Inc., Mr. Stupp brings to the Board critical insight into the Company’s operations and business. His extensive experience in the apparel business and merchandise licensing, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the Company, provides Cherokee’s Board with important knowledge and skills and facilitates the Board's oversight of strategic and financial planning and other critical management functions.