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Eric Tompkins
Executive Chairman
Eric Tompkins joined RiceBran Technologies in2019 with over 30 years of experience in agricultural commodity processing. Most recently, Mr. Tompkins was the President and CEO of MGI Grain Processing, LLC where he oversaw all organizational functions.

MGI Grain was acquired by RiceBran Technologies in April of 2019. Mr. Tompkins career includes over 25 years with ConAgra Foods where he began his career in grain procurement/risk management, later transitioning to National Account sales, and lastly serving as Director of National Account Sales. Mr. Tompkins graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Economics and International Affairs.

He received his Master of International Management from the Thunderbird-American Graduate School of International Management.
Brent Rosenthal
Lead Independent Director
Brent Rosenthal is the Founder of Mountain Hawk Capital Partners, LLC, an investment fund focused on small and micro-cap equities in the food and technology media telecom (TMT) industries. Mr. Rosenthal also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of comScore(NASDAQ: SCOR).

Previously, Mr. Rosenthal was an adviser to the Board of Directors of Park City Group (NASDAQ: PCYG), a food safety and supply chain software company from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Rosenthal was a Partner in affiliates of W.R. Huff Asset Management where he worked from 2002 to 2016. Mr. Rosenthal served on the Board of Directors of Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) from 2008 to 2016 and as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from 2011 to 2016. He also served on the Boards of Directors of two privately-held Hispanic food companies, Wisconsin Cheese Group and Reynaldo's Mexican Food Company from 2007 to 2016.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosenthal was Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for RSL Communications Ltd. and served emerging media companies for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Rosenthal is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.

Brent Rosenthal was elected to the Board of the Company in 2016. Mr. Rosenthal serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Rosenthal also serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
David Chemerow
Chairman of the Audit Committee of RiceBran Technologies
Mr. Chemerow brings over 40 years of finance, accounting, and operations leadership in multiple industries. Mr. Chemerow is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Dunham’s Athleisure Corp., and served for15 years as a board member at Playboy Enterprises, Inc., culminating with his role as Non-Executive Chairman prior to its acquisition by Icon Acquisition Holdings, L.P. in 2011. Mr. Chemerow has held numerous key executive roles in both public and private companies, including serving as chief financial officer and chief revenue officer of comScore, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Rentrak, president and chief operating officer of GT Interactive Software, EVP and chief financial officer of Playboy Enterprises. During his distinguished career he garnered significant expertise managing early stage growth companies, conducting mergers, acquisitions, turnarounds and divestitures, and developing long term corporate growth strategies.

Mr. Chemerow is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from The Amos Tuck School.

Mr. Chemerow was elected to the Board of the Company in 2018. Mr. Chemerow serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Chemerow also serves on the Executive Committee and Compensation Committee.
James Flynn
Independent Director
Mr. Flynn is currently the Managing Member and Portfolio Manager of Nerium Capital LLC, an investment adviser he founded in 2021. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of ARCA Biopharma (NASDAQ: ABIO), MEI Pharma (NASDAQ: MEIP), and Axiom Health (private).

From 2017 to 2018, Mr. Flynn worked as a therapeutics analyst at Aptigon Capital (a Citadel Company), an investment firm. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2017, Mr. Flynn served in various roles at Amici Capital, LLC, an investment firm, including healthcare portfolio manager (2008 to 2017). From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Flynn worked in the credit research/high yield group at Putnam Investments, an investment firm. He earned an S.B. degree in Management Science with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Economic Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mr. Flynn is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Georgina Russell
Independent Director
Ms. Russell is the Managing Partner of Chicane GP LLC and the Portfolio Manager of Chicane Opportunities Fund LP, roles she has held since January 2019. From January 2015 through December 2018, she was a Portfolio Manager at Willett Advisors, LLC (“Willett”) where she managed a long-term, concentrated fund of publicly traded securities. Prior to Willett, from April 2012 through July 2014, Ms. Russell was a Managing Director at Smithwood Advisers L.P. (“Smithwood”), a Los Angeles based investment advisory firm.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Russell worked as an Analyst at Lonestar Capital Management, LLC in San Francisco, from January 2009 through April 2012. From August 2007 to December 2008, Ms. Russell did a first stint at Smithwood in their Hong Kong office. Before establishing her career in investing, Ms. Russell was a software engineer. She architected and authored cloud-based distributed systems. Ms. Russell was awarded three patents for her work.

Ms. Russell graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Computer Science. She received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.