Finance of America Companies
Replay Acquisition Corp.
- Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Technology, Real Estate
Edmond Safra, our Co-Chief Executive Officer, founded and has served since 2007 as the President of EMS Capital LP, a New York-based investment manager with over $2.1 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018. Mr. Safra has also served since 1999 as Vice President and director of M. Safra & Co., Inc., a multi-asset class investment management company that serves as the family office of the late Moise Y. Safra. He has extensive experience investing across various strategies, asset classes, sectors and geographies. He has been an active investor in the public and private markets in Brazil for the past two decades and in Argentina for the past six years, most recently including private real estate development projects in Buenos Aires. Mr. Safra graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in History in 1998.
Gregorio Werthein, our Co-Chief Executive Officer, has served since 2012 as an Executive Managing Director of Werthein Group, which was founded approximately 90 years ago and is one of the most prominent private holding companies in Argentina. Mr. Gregorio Werthein has worked at Werthein Group for the past seven years. He currently serves as the chair of the M&A and investment committee. Mr. Gregorio Werthein is a board member of GNNW S.A., Experta ART and Cachay S.A. Mr. Gregorio Werthein also serves as a board member and executive committee member of TGS. Mr. Gregorio Werthein received an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires in 2008, an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2011 and participated in the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School in 2017.
Gerardo Werthein, our Advisory Board Member, has been a principal and shareholder of Werthein Group since 1990. Over the last three decades, Mr. Gerardo Werthein has played an instrumental role in Werthein Group, executing more than fifty M&A and corporate finance transactions in Argentina. Mr. Gerardo Werthein has held a variety of leadership positions, including Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Telecom Argentina from 2003 to 2017, where he negotiated and completed a $3.3 billion debt refinancing, one of the largest private debt restructurings in Argentina's history. Mr. Gerardo Werthein also acted as the CEO of Holding Caja de Ahorro y Seguro from 1994 to 2009. Over his tenure as CEO, the company increased its participation in the market to become the largest insurance group in Argentina. Mr. Gerardo Werthein received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1980.
Brendan Driscoll, our Chief Financial Officer, has served since September 2017 as Chief Financial Officer of EMS Capital LP. From November 2012 to September 2017, Mr. Driscoll was at Wingspan Investment Management, a global long/short asset management firm, serving as the firm's Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Immediately prior to joining Wingspan, Mr. Driscoll was the Chief Financial Officer of Normandy Hill Capital, a global distressed-debt and event-driven asset manager, and The Airlie Group, a credit-focused asset manager. Before Airlie, Mr. Driscoll spent several years as an Audit Manager at Goldstein Golub Kessler, LLP. Mr. Driscoll is a Certified Public Accountant in New York. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Dowling College in 1998.
Leonardo Madcur, one of our directors , has served since 2012 as the Director of Corporate Development at Werthein Group. Mr. Madcur has over two decades of experience in Argentina's private and public sectors. He has helped execute over $2.0 billion of M&A and corporate finance transactions and co-led Argentina's $100 billion sovereign debt restructuring in 2005. Mr. Madcur also serves on the board of directors of Madalena Energy Inc. Previously, Mr. Madcur held senior leadership roles at Uno Medios/Grupo America, Integra Investment and Corporacion America. Mr. Madcur has also held senior roles in the public sector, serving as the Secretary of Technical Coordination in Argentina's Ministry of Economy, the Regulator of Competition and Consumers and a Former Member of the Board of the Central Bank of Argentina. Mr. Madcur received an undergraduate degree in Law from Belgrano University in 1992 and an MBA from IAE—Austral University in 1997.
Ezra Cohen, one of our directors , joined EMS Capital LP in June 2017 as an Investment Analyst. Previously, Mr. Cohen was an Associate from July 2013 to May 2015 and an Analyst from March 2010 to June 2013 in the investment banking division at Credit Suisse, where he was primarily responsible for providing a complete range of M&A, financial advisory, and capital raising services to companies throughout Latin America. Mr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Science in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2017.
Daniel Marx, who has served as one of our independent directors since the date of this prospectus, has served since June 2009 as the Executive Director of Quantum Finanzas, a financial boutique based in Buenos Aires which has a strategic international alliance with Evercore Partners. Prior to joining Quantum Finanzas, Mr. Marx served as Manager in charge of the Corporate Department in Banco Río de la Plata, Director of the Central Bank of Argentina, Managing Director of Darby Overseas Investments, a private equity fund with interests in Latin America, Executive Director of Merchant Bankers Asociados and was responsible for the restructuring of Arbol Solo/Inversiones Unidas Group. Mr. Marx was Secretary of Finance of the Argentine Ministry of Economy from 2000 to 2001 and Chief Debt Negotiator from 1988 to 1993, in charge of the design and execution of sovereign debt restructuring, financing program and relationship with international financial institutions and private banks. He also organized the initial public offering of several major Argentine firms. Mr. Marx has served on the board of directors of Corporación América Airports S.A. since February 2019, Quantum Asset Management since May 2018, Central Urbana S.A. since April 2018 and Quantum Finanzas since June 2009. He has also served on the advisory board of AES Argentina. Previously, he served on the board of directors of Banorte (Mexico) and Interbank (Peru). Mr. Marx received an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires in 1974. We believe Mr. Marx is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his remarkable macroeconomic knowledge and his extensive experience serving as an executive and director of large financial institutions.
Mariano Bosch, who has served as one of our independent directors since the date of this prospectus, co-founded and has served since 2002 as Chief Executive Officer of Adecoagro (NYSE: AGRO), a leading agricultural company based in South America, with presence in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Bosch served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BLS Agribusiness, an agricultural consulting, technical management and administration company. Mr. Bosch currently serves on the board of directors of Adecoagro and also serves on the advisory board of Teays River Investments LLC, a farmland investment management firm in North America. Mr. Bosch has over 20 years of experience in agribusiness development and agricultural production. He actively participates in organizations focused on promoting the use of best practices in the agribusiness sector, such as the Argentine Association of Regional Consortiums for Agricultural Experimentation (AACREA) and the Conservational Production Foundation (Producir Conservando), among others. Mr. Bosch is also involved in organizations focused on business leadership like YPO and IDEA. In 2018, he was awarded by Konex in the category "Agribusiness Entrepreneurs". Mr. Bosch received an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires in 1993. We believe Mr. Bosch is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his business acumen and extensive experience leading a large publicly-traded company with high standards of corporate governance in Latin America.
Russell Colaco, who has served as one of our independent directors since the date of this prospectus, has served since September 2017 as the Managing Partner of Aleutian Advisors, a consulting firm. From June 2016 to July 2017, Mr. Colaco served as the Chief Financial Officer of JBS Foods International, a global food company, and from November 2015 to May 2016, he served as the Head of Corporate Development. From May 2006 to September 2015, Mr. Colaco was a Managing Director in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley. In that position, he advised leading global consumer and retail companies on strategic and corporate finance matters. Mr. Colaco received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1995 and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2004. We believe Mr. Colaco is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his significant strategic and corporate finance experience at an international business with operations in Latin America and his background in the financial services industry.