Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp
- Registration2017-12-22 Filed S1
- IPO2018-01-26 IPO, search begins
- Definitive Agreement2019-09-16 Agreement for merger
- Completed2020-07-15 Merger Completed
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- HOF Village
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James J. Dolan has been our Chairman since March 2017. Mr. Dolan is the Chairman and CEO of Voyager Holdings II, LLC (“Voyager”), a family office and holding company. Voyager owns and operates a diversified group of companies in the technology, real estate, financial services, aviation, timber and natural resource industries. Mr. Dolan is an experienced executive, entrepreneur and business strategist. He combines a broad experience in law, technology, service industries, banking, asset management, real estate and natural resources to identify, develop and lead transformational companies. He has a successful record of founding, growing, and selling companies. Mr. Dolan serves as CEO or Managing Director of a number of Voyager’s portfolio companies. He was the founder of Access Data, a software-as-service company providing data management and sales related analytics to the mutual fund industry. The company was sold to Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) in 2009. Following that sale, he formed Ascent Data, a provider of cloud computing services to financial and legal firms, where he serves as Chairman and CEO. Mr. Dolan serves as Managing Director of Western Pacific Timber and Western Resource Holdings based in Boise, Idaho. He is Chairman and CEO of Voyager Jet Center in Pittsburgh, PA and previously led the creation of Yellowstone Jet Center in Bozeman, Montana and its 2011 sale to Signature Flight Support (LON: BBA). He was Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Aviation Flight Services, which he sold to Sentient Jet in 2005. Mr. Dolan currently serves on the board of directors of Plan Member Financial Corporation, a provider of retirement planning services to non-profit and for-profit employers and their employees based in Santa Barbara, California, TriState Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: TSC), a commercial bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with total assets of $4.4 billion, which went public in May 2013, and Chartwell Investment Partners, an asset management firm based in Radnor, Pennsylvania with $8.2 billion in assets under management and a subsidiary of TriState.
He was a senior executive for 19 years at Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII), a $300 billion global asset manager, from 1978 through 1997, including President of Federated Services Co. where he was responsible for technology, software, marketing, fund administration, client services, custody and shareholder services for over 100 domestic and international investment companies with operations in the U.S., Ireland, Cayman Islands and Luxembourg. He was President of Federated Services Company, Chairman and CEO of Federated Bank and Trust Co. and as a Director of Federated International, Ltd. Mr. Dolan is also Chairman of the Going to The Sun Rally, a Montana vintage rally that supports Montana charities, and he serves as Vice Chairman of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, a 501(c)(3) that sponsors the longest running vintage street race in America and supports autism charities. In 2010, Spanish Peaks Holdings II, LLC, of which Mr. Dolan was co-founder, CEO and a manager and which sought to develop a residential ski and golf resort, and its subsidiaries Spanish Peaks Lodge, LLC and The Club at Spanish Peaks, LLC, of which Mr. Dolan was a manager, each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2011 and their assets were sold in June 2013 pursuant to a court-approved sale. Mr. Dolan received a B.A. degree from Villanova University in 1976 and a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1980. Mr. Dolan’s significant investment and financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as our Chief Executive Officer and as Chairman of our board of directors.
Douglas L. Hein will be our Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Hein has over 35 years of experience in financial and operations management. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Voyager where he is responsible for the overall fiscal management, accounting, financial, tax, banking, risk management, investor relations, human resources, and administrative functions of Voyager’s portfolio companies, including acting as CFO of Ascent Data, a provider of cloud computing services to financial and legal firms, and Voyager Jet Center, a private aviation company. He is also the Founder and President of Heritage Corporate Advisors, a company that advises privately held and multi-generational family owned businesses, strategically invests capital, and offers alternative financing solutions. Mr. Hein co-founded and was CFO of Access Data Corp., a SaaS company providing data management and sales related analytics to the mutual fund industry, from 1997 until it was sold in 2009 to BroadRidge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR). He also served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at Federated Administrative Services, a subsidiary of Federated Investors (NYSE: FII), from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Hein worked at KPMG from 1979 to 1992 providing audit and consulting services specializing in the financial services industry and technology audit services. Mr. Hein received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Robert B. Cross will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Cross is a former British military officer with a distinguished and decorated 9-year career and appointments as commander of combat operations in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa where we was responsible for the development of the technological capabilities of the Special Forces. In 2006, Mr. Cross was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and leadership whilst commanding his SAS Troop in Iraq. He is the Founder and CEO of Adarga Limited, an A.I. powered technology business which is building cutting-edge analytical software for the defense, security and finance markets. Mr. Cross is also the Founder and Managing Director of Broxwood Partners, a group of family offices that has invested in a number of European companies, including Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing (MKM), a leading European manufacturer of primary and semi-finished products made of copper and copper alloys, and HUEZ, a UK designer and manufacturer of premium cycle apparel. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Cross was an investment banker at JP Morgan in the Equity Capital Markets Group. Mr. Cross is also the Founder and Chairman of Capstar, a business providing chauffeuring, aviation, recruitment, security and other bespoke services, which hires and employees wounded veterans of the U.S. and British Armed Forces. He received a degree in law from Exeter University in 1999.
David Dennis will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, and will serve as the chairman of our audit committee. Mr. Dennis is a Certified Public Accountant and spent 36 years of his career at KPMG LLP, where he served as a Partner from 1993 until his retirement in December 2015. During his time at KPMG, Mr. Dennis served in its advisory practice and served as the Advisory Sector Leader for its State and Local Government Advisory Practice. In addition, from 1979 to 2002, Mr. Dennis was a member of the Audit Practice at KPMG and audited publicly traded companies, privately owned companies and public sector clients (governments and not for profits). He is a Past Member of Council for the American Institute of CPAs and a current member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Mr. Dennis previously served as acting Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives and as President for the Florida Institute of CPAs. He was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as the Board Chair of the Florida Board of Accountancy. Mr. Dennis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University — Kelley School of Business.
Joseph F. Mendel will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, and will serve as the chairman of our compensation committee. Mr. Mendel is a highly experienced executive in the banking and financial technology sector. From June 2016 to the present, Mr. Mendel has been VP and MD of the Financial Services Business Unit of Globant (NYSE: GLOB), a developer of software solutions to clients in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Previously, he was an Executive Director of Data and Analytics for Banking and Capital Markets for Ernst & Young’s Advisory Services Group. His engagements and career postings have been in the USA, Australia, Spain, England, India, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Argentina and Canada. From 2012 to 2013, he served as Vice President and Global Head of Banking/Capital Markets at IGATE’s Consulting and Solutions Group. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Mendel was Practice Head for the Americas of Wipro BFSI’s Business Advisory Services Group (NYSE: WIT). From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Mendel was Vice President and Director of Consulting for Amdocs’ Financial Services Unit (NASDAQ: DOX). In addition, from 2005 to 2006, he was Vice President and Senior Strategic Account Executive for Fiserv SourceOne (Nasdaq: FISV), and SVP of National City Bank from 2003 to 2005. He combines his understanding of the customer experience, digital transformation, international finance, global markets and frictionless commerce with a unique perspective on the intersection of information technology and financial services. His experience includes mergers & acquisitions and leadership roles in post-merger integration at the executive and operational level. Mr. Mendel holds a degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University.
Neeraj Vohra will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Vohra has over 20 years of strategic, financial management and capital markets experience in both key executive positions and investment banking. Mr. Vohra serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Frontier Strategy Group, a provider of emerging market information and advisory services based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Frontier Strategy Group in 2016, he was the CFO of Rate Reset, a disruptive financial technology company that enables borrowers to reset terms of their mortgage and other loans digitally. From 2011 to 2013, he served as CFO of Internet Broadcasting Corporation. Previously, Mr. Vohra spent well over a decade leading investment banking teams in the FinTech and Tech Services sectors at both FBR & Co, from 1997 to 2008, and at Signal Hill Capital, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Vohra is an active steering committee member of the Greater Washington CFO Network. Mr. Vohra holds an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.B.A. in Economics from Baruch College, CUNY.