Merged into Skillz Inc., ticker now SKLZ
FEAC

Completed

Skillz Inc.

Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp.

External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Harry E. Sloan has been our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since January 2020. Most recently Mr. Sloan was a founding investor of Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: DEAC), which raised $400 million in its initial public offering in May 2019. Mr. Sloan previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. from April 2013 until the consummation of its initial business combination in March 2015 with Videocon d2h Limited (“Videocon”) (Nasdaq: VDTH). From May 2016 to April 2018 Mr. Sloan served on the board of directors of Videocon, where he was a member of its Nomination, Remuneration and Compensation Committee. Mr. Sloan also served as chairman and chief executive officer of Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. from February 2011 until the consummation of its business combination in January 2013, and he remains a director of the combined company, Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. From October 2005 to August 2009, Mr. Sloan served as chairman and chief executive officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., or MGM, a motion picture, television, home entertainment, and theatrical production and distribution company, and thereafter continued as non-executive chairman until December 2010. MGM filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010. From 1990 to 2002, Mr. Sloan was chairman and chief executive officer of SBS Broadcasting, S.A. (“SBS”) (Nasdaq: SBTV), a European broadcasting group, operating commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses in Western and Central and Eastern Europe, which he founded in 1990 and continued as executive chairman until 2005. In 1999, SBS became the largest shareholder of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., or Lions Gate, an independent motion picture and television production company. Mr. Sloan served as chairman of the board of Lions Gate from April 2004 to March 2005. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Sloan was co-chairman of New World Entertainment Ltd., an independent motion picture and television production company. In January 2011, Mr. Sloan joined the board of Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. (“PRISA”) (NYSE: PRIS), Spain’s largest media conglomerate which owns El Pais, the leading newspaper in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as pay television, radio and digital properties. He has served on the board of ZeniMax Media Inc., an independent producer of interactive gaming and web content, since 1999. He currently serves on the UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors and the Executive Board of UCLA Theatre, Film and Television. Mr. Sloan received his B.A. degree from UCLA and J.D. Degree from Loyola Law School.

Eli Baker has been our President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since January 2020. Mr. Baker has served as president, chief financial officer and secretary of Diamond Eagle since March 2019. Mr. Baker served as the president, chief financial officer and secretary of Platinum Eagle from July 2017 until the consummation of its business combination with Target Hospitality in March 2019, and has served as a member of Target Hospitality’s board of directors since March 2019. Mr. Baker served as Double Eagle’s vice president, general counsel and secretary from June 2015 through its business combination in November 2017. Mr. Baker was also a director of Silver Eagle from July 2014 through Silver’ Eagle’s business combination in March 2015. Mr. Baker is a co-founder and partner of Manifest Investment Partners, LLC, a growth equity/venture fund that focuses in early stage technology-enabled business where he has served since June 2016. Mr. Baker continues to be co-managing director and a partner in Hemisphere Capital Management LLC, a private finance company that specializes in special opportunity equity and credit investments in the media and entertainment industry. Mr. Baker is a former lawyer and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Hastings Law School and is a member of the California State Bar.

Scott M. Delman will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr . Delman has served on Diamond Eagle’s board of directors since December 2019. Mr. Delman is the founder of Blue Spruce Productions, a producer of top Broadway and West End theatrical events, and is also the Managing Partner of DGZ Capital, a private equity firm that acquires ownership stakes in alternative investment firms (“DGZ”). Prior to forming DGZ, Mr. Delman was co-founder and President of Capital Z Investments, where he initiated and managed a multi-billion-dollar investment program to sponsor the creation of new alternative asset management companies. Capital Z Investments has invested over $2.0 billion in more than 25 investment firms throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Delman has served on the boards and advisory councils of various academic, corporate, cultural and public policy organizations such as Third Way, the New America Foundation, The Truman Project, Manhattan Theatre Club, Yale Drama School and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Mr. Delman graduated with honors from Yale College in 1982 and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1986. Mr. Delman also served as a Visiting Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK School for Government in 2006 and 2007, where he focused on the intersection between international capital markets and national security.

We believe Mr. Delman is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive private equity and investment experience, as well as his substantial knowledge of the entertainment business.

Joshua Kazam will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Kazam has served on Diamond Eagle’s board of directors since the completion of its initial public offering. Mr. Kazam served as a director of Platinum Eagle from its initial public offering through the completion of its initial business combination in March 2019. Mr. Kazam is a co-founder and has been a Partner of Two River Consulting, LLC (“Two River”) since fall of 2004. Mr. Kazam is a co-founder, officer and director of Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALLO) and a co-founder of Vida Ventures. Mr. Kazam co-founded and served on the Board of Directors of Kite Pharma, Inc. from its inception in 2009 until it was acquired by Gilead Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) in October 2017. Mr. Kazam also serves as a director of several privately held companies, including Kronos Bio, Hubble Contacts, Byheart, Inc. and Breakthrough Properties, LLC. Mr. Kazam is a Member of the Wharton School’s Undergraduate Executive Board and serves on the Board of Directors of the Desert Flower Foundation. Mr. Kazam received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

We believe Mr. Kazam is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive venture capital experience and his experience serving on boards of other public companies.