Crescent Acquisition Corp
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Robert D. Beyer has served as our Chief Executive Officer from November 2017 to November 2018 and as our Executive Chairman, acting as Co-Chairman of the Board, since November 2018. Mr. Beyer is Chairman of Chaparal Investments LLC, a private investment firm and holding company which he founded in 2009. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Beyer served as Chief Executive Officer of The TCW Group, Inc., a global investment management firm. Mr. Beyer previously served as Chief Investment Officer from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Beyer has been a Director of The Kroger Co., an NYSE listed company, since 1999. Mr. Beyer has been a director of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. since 2013. Mr. Beyer is also the Chairman of the Board of Councilors of USC Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, a member of the Harvard-Westlake School Board of Trustees and a member of the Advisory Board of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. Mr. Beyer was formerly a director of Société Générale Asset Management, S.A. and The TCW Group, Inc. Mr. Beyer was a director of The Allstate Corporation, an NYSE listed company, from 2006 through 2016. Mr. Beyer received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BS from the University of Southern California.
We believe Mr. Beyer’s extensive leadership and business experience, together with his strong background in capital markets and public company governance, make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Jean-Marc Chapus has served as our Chairman of the Board, acting as Co-Chairman of the Board, since November 2017. Mr. Chapus is a Co-Founder and has been Managing Partner of Crescent and a member of Crescent’s Management Committee since 2011. Prior to 2011, Mr. Chapus was Group Managing Director of TCW, co-managing TCW’s Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Chapus is also a member of the board of several non-profit organizations, including the Harvard-Westlake School Board of Trustees, and the Advisory Board of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. Mr. Chapus received his MBA and AB from Harvard University.
We believe Mr. Chapus’s significant investment and financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Todd M. Purdy has served as our Chief Executive Officer since November 2018. Mr. Purdy is a seasoned private equity investor with 21 years of investment industry experience. Most recently, Mr. Purdy was a Partner at Leonard Green & Partners, a leading private equity investment firm based in Los Angeles, California, where he focused on investments in the consumer, retail and services sectors. During Mr. Purdy’s tenure with the firm from 2000 to 2018, LGP grew significantly from investing its third fund, a $1.2 billion pool of committed capital, to investing its seventh fund, a $9.6 billion pool of committed capital. During this time, Mr. Purdy was involved in the acquisitions of 12 portfolio companies, representing more than $15 billion of transaction enterprise value, which collectively completed more than 40 follow-on acquisitions. Prior to LGP, Mr. Purdy was an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Los Angeles and London. Mr. Purdy graduated from the Honors Business Administration Program at the Ivey Business School at Western University in Canada.
We believe Mr. Purdy’s significant investment and financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Christopher G. Wright has served as our President since November 2017. Mr. Wright is a director of Crescent Capital BDC, Inc.’s board of directors. Mr. Wright also serves as Managing Director of Crescent focusing on mezzanine. Prior to joining Crescent in 2001, Mr. Wright completed the Financial Management Program with the General Electric Company and upon completion, worked in various finance roles within GE Industrial Systems. Mr. Wright is a current and former member or observer of the board of numerous private companies. Mr. Wright received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Michigan State University.
Mike L. Wilhelms has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since November 2017. Mr. Wilhelms has served as Chief Financial Officer for Crescent Capital BDC, Inc. since April 2015. Prior to joining Crescent, Mr. Wilhelms was the Chief Financial Officer at Revolve Clothing, a private equity backed online retailer, from June 2013 to February 2015. Mr. Wilhelms served as President and Chief Executive Officer for CorrectiveSolutions from January 2010 to May 2013 and as Chief Financial Officer from October 2008 to December 2009. Mr. Wilhelms started as Controller at Triad Financial Corporation in September 1997 and then served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Wilhelms started his career at KPMG where he specialized in the financial services industry. Mr. Wilhelms received his BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Mr. Wilhelms has been a California Certified Public Accountant since 1995 (inactive status since 2013).
George P. Hawley has served as our General Counsel and Secretary since November 2017. Mr. Hawley is Secretary of Crescent Capital BDC, Inc. In addition, Mr. Hawley serves as the general counsel for Crescent. Prior to joining Crescent in 2012, Mr. Hawley was senior vice president and associate general counsel at Trust Company of the West where he supported Crescent on certain funds and accounts sub-advised by TCW to Crescent. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Hawley was an associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP specializing in asset management, securities, finance and restructuring, and general corporate. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Hawley began his legal career at Baker, Keener & Nahra LLP where he practiced litigation. Mr. Hawley received a JD from Loyola Law School and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.
Kathleen S. Briscoe will serve as a member of our board of directors upon completion of this offering. Ms. Briscoe has been a private investor continually since 2004. In addition, Ms. Briscoe has served as Partner, Chief Capital Officer for Dermody Partners since March 2018 and as a consultant to Arixa Capital since November 2017. Ms. Briscoe was the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer Real Estate of Cordia Capital Management from November 2013 to February 2017, served as a real estate consultant to Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Crosswater Realty Advisors from November 2011 to November 2013, and was the Chief Investment Officer of IDS Real Estate Group from March 2009 to October 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Briscoe was a managing director at Buchanan Street Partners and an Executive Vice President at Lowe Enterprises Investors. Ms. Briscoe is a current member of the board of private companies and is a member of NACD. Ms. Briscoe received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Dartmouth College.
We believe Ms. Briscoe’s significant investment and financial expertise make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
John J. Gauthier, CFA will serve as a member of our board of directors upon completion of this offering. Mr. Gauthier runs his own investment consulting company, SSG Advisors, LLC. Mr. Gauthier served as EVP and Chief Investment Officer from February 2010 to February 2017 and SVP and Chief Investment Officer from October 2008 to February 2010 at Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG. Additionally, Mr. Gauthier was President of Allied World Financial Services from September 2012 to February 2017 and remained an employee of Allied World Financial Services through January 2018. Prior to his time at Allied, Mr. Gauthier was a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He was also a Managing Director at Conning Asset Management. Mr. Gauthier is a member of the board of directors of Reinsurance Group of America and was a member of the board of directors of MatlinPatterson Asset Management, L.P. from November 2012 to February 2017 and of Blue Vista Capital Management from October 2014 to February 2017. He is also a board member of various private companies. Mr. Gauthier received his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his BS from Quinnipiac University.
We believe Mr. Gauthier’s significant investment and financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Jason D. Turner will serve as a member of our board of directors upon completion of this offering. Mr. Turner has been the founder, president and Chief Executive Officer of Venbrook Group, LLC since July 2002. Mr. Turner was a board member of various private organizations, including Los Angeles Conservation Corps, American Red Cross (Los Angeles) and Young Presidents Organization. Mr. Turner received his BS from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
We believe Mr. Turner’s significant insurance and risk management expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.