Nathanael Shepherd and Thomas R. Shepherd , both Directors of VERMONT TEDDY BEAR CO INC , are President and Chairman respectively of The Shepherd Group LLC.
...T. Nathanael Shepherd became a director of VERMONT TEDDY BEAR CO INC in November 1998
.Mr. Shepherd is President of The Shepherd Group LLC , a Massachusetts venture capital and private equity investment firm
.Before that he was the Director of Development , Planning and Human Resources at The Doctor Franklin Perkins School , a century old $10 million residential program
.From 1990-1991 Mr. Shepherd
provided small business consulting at the Central Massachusetts Small Business Development Center
.Mr. Shepherd currently serves on the board of directors for three private companies , as well as on the board of The Doctor Franklin Perkins School
is the son of Thomas R. Shepherd
.Shares held : 60.0 Preferred C., Thomas R. Shepherd became a director of VERMONT TEDDY BEAR CO INC in November 1998
.Mr. Shepherd is Chairman of The Shepherd Group LLC , a Massachusetts venture capital and private equity investment firm
.He also serves as a Special Partner of Thomas H. Lee Company , a Boston leverage buyout and private equity investment firm
.Prior to joining THL , he was President of GTE Lighting Products Group from 1983 through 1986 , and was President of North American Philips Commercial Electronics Corporation from 1981 until 1983
.He is a director of one private company , Andover.Net , Inc. , the Internet's leading Linux and Open Source destination and Rayovac Corporation , the third largest U.S. manufacturer of batteries and battery operated lighting products
.Shares held : 66.9 Preferred C.
, Voting Information
, The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR approval of the nominees named above to serve as directors of VERMONT TEDDY BEAR CO INC
for the ensuing year and until their successors are elected and qualified.The affirmative vote of a plurality of the shares of VERMONT TEDDY BEAR CO INC's Series C Preferred Stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders is required for the election of directors.