CAROL BRAMSON, Chief Executive Officer and President
Ms. Bramson has been Summer Infant's Chief Executive Officer and President since February 2014. She has been a director on Summer Infant’s board since July 2012. Prior to joining Summer Infant, Bramson was Managing Director of 212 Equity Management, LLC, a private investment firm that she founded in 2010 focused on the healthy living sector. She has more than 25 years of experience building strong businesses in a variety of industries. Her private equity experience began in 1988 with Essex Venture Partners (now Essex Woodlands Health Ventures), a healthcare venture capital firm founded in Chicago, and joined Banc One Equity Capital (formerly First Chicago Equity Capital) in 1992, where she became a Partner with responsibility for all phases of the investment process. In 2001, Bramson founded TBG Capital, LLC, which provided equity capital and advisory services to companies to facilitate start-up, growth and/or acquisitions. In addition to direct equity investments, Bramson has provided on-going industry, financial, and strategic advisory services to several organizations in the consumer products, wealth management and specialty chemicals sectors. In addition to serving on the Summer Infant board since 2012, Bramson is currently a board member of the private company, White Cloud Nutrition LLC. She holds a B.S. in Finance (with honors) from DePaul University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.
WILLIAM MOTE, Chief Financial Officer
Bill Mote joined Summer Infant in November 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Summer Infant, Mr. Mote was Chief Financial Officer for The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the largest hospitality and gaming operator in Alabama, where he was responsible for all financial operations of a $1 billion Sovereign Nation. From 2010 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of Finance at JAKKS Pacific, Inc., a diversified children's entertainment company, where he was a key member of the executive team in charge of worldwide financial operations. Before that, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Easton-Bell Sports, where he was responsible for worldwide financial planning and analysis and strategic planning from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mote spent five years working in various global finance positions with increasing responsibility at Hewlett-Packard Company beginning in 2000. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.
KEN PRICE, President of Global Sales & Marketing
Ken Price joined Summer Infant in February 2014 as President of Global Sales & Marketing. Prior to joining Summer Infant, Price co-founded S-K Victory LLC, where he launched its premier Fairy Tale High doll line at the 2013 New York International Toy Show. From 2001 to 2012, Price was Executive Vice President of Sales at Jakks Pacific, a leading designer and marketer of toys and consumer products that feature popular brands and children's toy licenses. Prior to his tenure at Jakks, he was Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Sales at Toy Max, Inc. Price earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing from Hofstra University and his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management from SUNY Albany.