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Shaz Kahng

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Kahng has been a member of the Gymboree Group’s Board of Directors since 2017, but recently came on board as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. She also advises PE, VC, and hedge funds on retail, footwear, apparel, and activewear companies and serves as an advisor and mentor to multiple startups. Ms. Kahng is a proven business leader, innovator, and marketing expert.

Ms. Kahng has been a Board Director for OMsignal, a leading smart apparel company, and acted as their Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to OMsignal she was CEO/President of Lucy Activewear, where she introduced numerous strategic, product, and marketing innovations and turned around the business in record time. Ms. Kahng was formerly one of the few female senior executives at Nike, where she held various executive positions including Global Director of Women’s Training and Global GM of Cycling. She previously served as Managing Director at Scient, an Internet business builder, and as Partner at Kurt Salmon Associates. Ms. Kahng started her career as a Research Scientist for Kraft General Foods. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Food Science/Chemistry, and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the Wharton School.