Merged into Cyxtera Technologies, Inc., ticker now CYXT
SVAC

Completed

Cyxtera Technologies, Inc.

STARBOARD VALUE ACQUISITION CORP.

Sponsors: SVAC Sponsor
Raised
$360M
CIK
1794905
Focus
Technology, Healthcare, Consumer, Industrial, Hospitality, Entertainment
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Jeffrey C. Smith has been the Chair of our board of directors since November 2019. Mr. Smith is a Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard, which he founded in 2011 with a spin-off of the existing Value and Opportunity Fund. From January 1998 to April 2011, Mr. Smith was at Ramius LLC, a subsidiary of the Cowen Group, Inc., where he was a Partner Managing Director and the Chief Investment Officer for the funds that comprised the Value and Opportunity investment platform. Mr. Smith was also a member of Cowen’s Operating Committee and Cowen’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ramius in January 1998, he served as Vice President of Strategic Development and a member of the board of directors of The Fresh Juice Company, Inc. Mr. Smith began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Société Générale. Mr. Smith has served as the chair of the board of Papa John’s International, Inc. since February 2019 and was formerly chair of the board of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. from May 2016 to May 2020. Additionally, Mr. Smith was formerly chair of the board of Darden Restaurants, Inc. from October 2014 to April 2016, and formerly on the boards of Perrigo Company plc from February 2017 to August 2019, Yahoo! Inc., from April 2016 to June 2017, Quantum Corporation from May 2013 to May 2015, Office Depot, Inc. from August 2013 to September 2014, Regis Corporation from October 2011 until October 2013 and Surmodics, Inc. from January 2011 to August 2012. Mr. Smith also previously served as chair of the board of directors of Phoenix Technologies Ltd and as a director of Zoran Corporation, Actel Corporation, Kensey Nash Corp., S1 Corp and the Fresh Juice Company. Mr. Smith graduated from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics. Mr. Smith’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his broad experience investing in public companies to improve value and his ability to provide our board of directors with insights into governance, oversight, accountability, management discipline, capitalization strategies and capital market mechanics.

Martin D. McNulty, Jr. has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since June 2020. Since June 2020, Mr. McNulty has served as a Managing Director of Starboard. From September 2013 to May 2020, Mr. McNulty was a Managing Director and member of the investment committee of Starr Investment Holdings, LLC, the direct private equity investment arm for C.V. Starr and Co., responsible for sourcing, execution and portfolio management of investment opportunities in the business services and healthcare sectors with a focus on supporting market leading companies with superb leadership teams grow their businesses. From June 2008 to August 2013, Mr. McNulty was a Vice President at Metalmark Capital, a value-oriented middle market private equity fund focused on making investments in the healthcare, industrial and energy sectors. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. McNulty was a Senior Associate at Sun Capital Partners, a value-oriented middle market private equity fund focused on making investments in businesses where its operational expertise could drive meaningful value in underperforming and turnaround situations. Mr. McNulty began his career in 2000 in the Deals practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Throughout his career, Mr. McNulty has served as a director or board observer of several private companies. Mr. McNulty received a BBA in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. Mr. McNulty’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his significant investment experience and his experience as a board member of other companies.

Kenneth R. Marlin has been our Chief Financial Officer since November 2019. Mr. Marlin is a Partner and has been the Chief Financial Officer of Starboard since 2011. Prior to joining Starboard, Mr. Marlin was a Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer of Ivy Asset Management LLC. Previously, Mr. Marlin served in various accounting and auditing roles with Lehman Brothers Inc., Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Arthur Andersen & Co. He received a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Pauline J. Brown has been a member of our board of directors since August 2020. Ms. Brown is the author of a new business book, entitled “Aesthetic Intelligence,” which was published by Harper Collins in November 2019. She also hosts a weekly talk show on SiriusXM, called “Tastemakers” and serves as an Executive-in-residence at the Columbia Business School. From January 2016 through June 2017, Ms. Brown was a Professor at Harvard Business School. Prior to Harvard, she served as the Chair of North America for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, a European multinational luxury goods conglomerate, where she worked from January 2013 through December 2015. Ms. Brown has also served as an independent advisor to founders of and investors in early-stage consumer ventures from 2010 to 2013 as well as from 2018 to the present. Ms. Brown also formerly served as a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, where she focused on buyouts in the consumer and retail sectors. Earlier in her career, she held senior executive roles in the global beauty industry, including Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Global Business Development at Avon Products, Inc. and Vice President, Corporate Strategy and New Business Development at Estée Lauder Companies. She began her career as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company. In addition, from April 2017 to September 2019, Ms. Brown served on the board of directors of the publicly traded steakhouse chain Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group and was a member of Del Frisco’s audit and compensation committees. Ms. Brown earned an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Dartmouth College. Ms. Brown’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her extensive experience in brand building, retail management and portfolio investing.

Michelle Felman has been a member of our board of directors since August 2020. Ms. Felman has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University since 2017. Ms. Felman founded JAM Holdings, an investment and advisory firm, in 2016. Prior to founding JAM Holdings, Ms. Felman served as an executive vice president—Co-Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets at Vornado Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT (“VNO”), from 1997 to 2010, and remained a consultant for VNO through December 2012. In addition, she served as a Managing Director of Business Development at GE Capital from 1991 to 1997. Ms. Felman began her career at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division in July 1988, where she worked until January 1991. Ms. Felman has also served on the board of Reonomy, a private real estate technology company, since 2018. Ms. Felman served as a board member of Partners Group Holdings AG, a registered, global private equity firm, from 2016 to May 2020, and served as the chair of the investment oversight committee and on the compensation, risk and audit committees. She served as a director of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. from April 2018 to December 2018 and was a member of the governance and compensation committees. She also served as a trustee of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly traded retail REIT in Canada, from 2013 to 2018, and was a member of the governance and compensation committees. Ms. Felman has served on the board of Cumming Corp, a global project management and cost consulting company since 2017, and has served on the advisory board at Turner Impact Capital, a social impact platform that focuses on healthcare, charter schools and workforce housing since 2016. Until 2017, Ms. Felman was a member of the Executive Committee of the Zell Lurie Center at Wharton Business School, where she also served as a visiting professor from 2011 to 2015. Ms. Felman has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California and an MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Felman’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her background in investment banking and as the Chair of the investment oversight committee at a global private equity firm, providing tremendous experience with strategy and risk management, and a track record of creating value for stockholders.

Robert L. Greene has been a member of our board of directors since August 2020. Mr. Greene has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Investment Companies, the largest network of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds, since February 2013. He was the Head of Investor Relations of Syncom Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, from June 2007 to December 2013. Mr. Greene currently serves on the board of directors of Transworld Systems Inc., a privately held, private equity-backed company that provides debt collection services for Fortune 500 companies on a global basis, which he joined in May 2018. He also currently serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Travelport, a UK-based travel technology company, which he joined in July 2019. From May 2008 to May 2017, Mr. Greene served as the chair of the board of trustees of the Virginia Retirement System, one of the largest public pension plans in the U.S., where he also served as chair of the audit committee, administration and personnel committee and investment policy committee and as a member and chair of the executive search committee. Mr. Greene’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his private equity background, his expertise in developing and executing growth strategies as well as his experience as a board member of other companies.

Lowell W. Robinson has been a member of our board of directors since August 2020. Mr. Robinson is an experienced executive with over thirty years of senior global strategic, financial, M&A, operational, turnaround and governance experience. Mr. Robinson was Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of MIVA, Inc. a Nasdaq digital marketing company, serving as Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2009, Chief Administrative Officer from 2006 to 2007, and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2009, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of HotJobs.com Ltd. from 2000 to 2002, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of PRT Group Inc., a software services technology company from 1997 to 1999, and EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Valassis/Advo Inc., a NYSE direct marketing company, from 1994 to 1997. In addition, Mr. Robinson held senior financial positions with Citigroup Inc. from 1986 to 1993 as Chief Financial Officer for The Travelers Life and Health Insurance businesses, Chief Financial Officer for Citigroup’s Global Insurance Division, and Controller and Chief Financial Officer for all international consumer and retail businesses, including retail banking and credit cards. Mr. Robinson is currently on the board of Medley Capital Corporation, a business development company, which he joined in April 2019, and serves on their audit committee and special committee of the board. Mr. Robinson is also currently on the board of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., a leading solutions provider for the education industry, which he joined in July 2020, and serves on their audit committee. He recently served on the board of Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. from May 2018 to July 2019. In addition, Mr. Robinson served as a director of Evine Live Inc. (f/k/a ShopHQ), a $700 million home shopping/omnichannel company, from March 2014 to June 2018, where he was chair of the audit committee and on the finance committee. Additionally, he served as a director for SITO Mobile, Ltd. from April 2017 to June 2017 and served as a director for Higher One Holdings, Inc., a fintech education services company, from June 2014 to August 2016, where he chaired the audit committee and was on the risk management committee. He served as a director of Support.com, Inc. from March 2016 to June 2016 and served as a director of The Jones Group, Inc., from 2005 to April 2014, where he was chair of the audit committee and on the compensation committee. He also served as chair of two GE Capital companies in media, publishing and digital from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Robinson’s prior board experience also includes serving as a director of each of Independent Wireless One Corp., Edison Schools Inc. and International Wire Group, Inc. He is on the non-profit boards of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Harvard Business School Club of NY and previously served on the non-profit boards of The Council for Economic Education, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Smithsonian Libraries and the University of Wisconsin School of Business, where he ran their director’s summit and is currently on the advisory board for their Department of Economics. Mr. Robinson earned an MBA in finance from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from The University of Wisconsin. Mr. Robinson’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his broad diversified expertise in various industries, as well as his experience serving as a director of numerous public companies.