Beth Gerstein
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ms. Gerstein has served as Brilliant Earth Group, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors since its formation. She co-founded Brilliant Earth, LLC in 2005, serving as its co-Chief Executive Officer until March 2021 and a member of its board of managers from its founding until September 2021, and has served as Brilliant Earth, LLC’s Chief Executive Officer since March 2021. Ms. Gerstein received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Eric Grossberg
Executive Chairman and Director

Mr. Grossberg has served as Brilliant Earth Group, Inc.’s Executive Chairman of the board of directors since its formation. He co-founded Brilliant Earth, LLC in 2005 and served as its co-Chief Executive Officer from its founding until March 2021 and served as a member of its board of managers from its founding until September 2021. Mr. Grossberg received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science & Public Policy from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Ian M. Bickley
Director

Mr. Bickley has served as a member of Brilliant Earth Group, Inc.’s board of directors since June 2021 and served as a member of the board of managers of Brilliant Earth, LLC from June 2021 until September 2021. From July 2017 to December 2018, Mr. Bickley served as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Tapestry, Inc., a NYSE-listed house of modern luxury lifestyle and accessory brands including Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. Prior to that, Mr. Bickley held a number of executive roles at Tapestry, Inc. (formerly Coach, Inc.) serving as President, International Group for Coach, Inc. from August 2013 to July 2017, President, Coach International from February 2006 to August 2013, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coach Japan from August 2001 to February 2006, Vice President, Coach Japan from 1997 to 2001 and other successively senior positions since joining in 1993. Mr. Bickley has also served on the board of directors of Crocs, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed casual lifestyle footwear and accessories brand, since April 2015, and the board of directors of Natura & Co. Holding S.A., a NYSE-listed Brazilian global beauty and cosmetics company, since April 2019.

Jennifer N. Harris
Director

Ms. Harris has served as a member of Brilliant Earth Group, Inc.’s board of directors since its formation and served as a member of the board of managers of Brilliant Earth, LLC from April until September 2021. Ms. Harris previously served as the Vice President and Corporate Controller at Q2 Holdings, Inc., from March 2013 until November 2013, when she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, and served as Chief Financial Officer from December 2013 until April 2021. Prior to her time at Q2 Holdings Inc., Ms. Harris was the Interim Corporate Controller for Blackbaud, Inc., a provider of software solutions to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions, from May 2012 until November 2012. From April 2005 until May 2012, Ms. Harris held various financial positions with Convio, Inc., a provider of SaaS constituent engagement solutions, most recently as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, from October 2010 until May 2012, when Convio was acquired by Blackbaud. Ms. Harris received a B.S. in Business from Indiana University.

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Attica A. Jaques
Director

Ms. Jaques has served as a member of Brilliant Earth Group, Inc.’s board of directors since June 2021 and served as a member of the board of managers of Brilliant Earth, LLC from June to September 2021. Ms. Jaques currently serves as the Head of Global Brand Consumer Marketing at Google since December 2019. Prior to joining Google, she was Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management at Under Armour from April 2016 to August 2019. Prior to this, Ms. Jaques was the Vice President of Global Marketing at Gap from February 2013 to January 2016 where she successfully launched Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy in international markets and built upon her marketing experience in luxury fashion and public relations at Barney’s New York and Prada. Ms. Jaques has also received numerous awards and honors, including, the Cannes Lion Award for Marketing Innovation, in June 2021, being named one of the most influential women in business by Black Enterprise in February 2019, and being named Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” in June 2015. Ms. Jaques also serves on the board of directors of Mission Advancement Corp. and was previously on the board of the Smithsonian Museum from 2015 until 2020. Ms. Jaques received a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCLA.

Beth J. Kaplan
Director

Ms. Kaplan has served as a member of Brilliant Earth Group, Inc.’s board of directors since its formation and served as a member of the board of managers of Brilliant Earth, LLC from October 2020 until September 2021. Ms. Kaplan was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Rent the Runway from March 2013 until November 2015, where she continues to serve as a member of the board of directors, which she joined in March 2013. Ms. Kaplan is also currently the managing member of Axcel Partners, LLC, investing in consumer-facing early stage and growth companies. Prior to her time at Rent the Runway, she served as President, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer, and Director at General Nutrition Centers Inc., during which she played an integral role in the company’s 2011 initial public offering. Ms. Kaplan has held numerous leadership positions within Bath & Body Works, Rite Aid Drugstores, and Procter & Gamble. In addition to her current role on the board of directors of Rent the Runway, Ms. Kaplan also serves on the board of directors for several public companies, including the Meredith Corporation, Howard Hughes Corporation, and Crocs, as well as a director and advisor of Care/of, Leesa Sleep and Cooper’s Hawk. She also does advisory work for numerous growth stage companies. Ms. Kaplan received both a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Gavin M. Turner
Director

Mr. Turner has served as a member of Brilliant Earth Group, Inc.’s board of directors since its formation and has served as a member of the board of managers of Brilliant Earth, LLC since December 2012. Mr. Turner co-founded Mainsail in April 2003 and has served as a Managing Partner since the firm’s inception. Prior to founding Mainsail, Mr. Turner held a variety of investment roles at Summit Partners, a global venture capital firm from 1995 to 2002. Altogether Mr. Turner has over 25 years of experience as a growth equity investor in private technology companies, and has served on numerous private company boards. Mr. Turner received a Bachelor of Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.