PORTLAND, Ore., March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - RESPECT YOUR UNIVERSE, INC. (TSX VENTURE: RYU) (OTCQB: RYUN) ("RYU") announced that Michelle Sibley has been appointed as a director of RYU effective as of March 11, 2014.
Michelle Sibley is the Chief Financial Officer at Sachs Capital Group LP. Over the past ten years, her responsibilities at Sachs Capital Group LP have covered all financial aspects of the business, including financial modeling of investment opportunities, cash management, accounting oversight, coordination of financial transactions, tax research and analysis, review of legal documents and structuring of deals terms.
While at Sachs Capital Group, Ms. Sibley also served as the Chief Financial Officer for SCG Financial Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. While in this role, her responsibilities included cash management, filing required documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission, performing due diligence on potential acquisition candidates and oversight of all accounting, audit and tax functions.
Prior to joining Sachs Capital Group LP, Ms. Sibley was a senior tax manager in Deloitte & Touche's tax practice. She has over 10 years of experience in public accounting, working in Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche's hedge fund and alternative investment practices. During her public accounting career, she was responsible for tax planning, structuring of derivative transactions, tax compliance, and managerial oversight of over 20 staff.
Ms. Sibley received a B.S. in accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Respect Your Universe, Inc. is a performance apparel brand designed for athletes and active adults. Crafted from organic and/or earth-friendly materials, RYU apparel enhances movement, is extremely comfortable and healthy for the environment. Founded in 2008, RYU has incorporated the lessons learned from mixed martial arts into beautiful everyday performance wear. For more information, visit www.ryu.com.
On Behalf of the Board
RESPECT YOUR UNIVERSE, INC.
/s/ Craig Brod
CEO and Director
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