Stephen C. Ruffini

Director & Chief Financial Officer

Ruffini_7131He began with Village Farms on January 5, 2009. Previously, Mr. Ruffini served as the Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of Performing Brands, a small cap US publicly traded company. From 2001 until October 2005, Mr. Ruffini served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hit Entertainment, plc a publicly traded (FTSE-250) UK-company. Hit Entertainment is the preeminent young children’s entertainment company owning such brands as Barney the Dinosaur, Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine. From 1993-2001, Mr. Ruffini served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Lyrick Corporation and RCL Enterprises, Inc. privately-held companies based in Allen, TX owning both entertainment properties, as well as commercial printing and publishing operations. From 1984 to 1993, Mr. Ruffini was a Senior Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Ruffini has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Ruffini is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Directors

Dr. Roberta Cook - Director of the Company

Stephen C. Ruffini - Director & Chief Financial Officer

David Holewinski - Director & Management Consultant

Christopher C. Woodward - Director

John P. Henry - Chairman of the Audit Committee and Director

Michael A. DeGiglio - Director & Chief Executive Officer

John R. McLernon - Chairman, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Director

Management

Stephen C. Ruffini - Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michael A. DeGiglio - President & Chief Executive Officer