Merged into Talkspace, ticker now TALK
HEC

Completed

Talkspace

Hudson Executive Investment Corp.

Sponsors: HEC Sponsor
Raised
$414M
CIK
1803901
Focus
Healthcare, FinTech, Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Douglas G. Bergeron, 59, has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since February 2020. Mr. Bergeron has served as a Managing Member of HEC Management GP LLC and a Managing Partner of Hudson Executive Capital since February 2020, and as an advisor to Hudson Executive Capital since 2015. Prior to joining Hudson Executive Capital, Mr. Bergeron acted as the CEO of Verifone from July 2001 through March 2013, during which time Mr. Bergeron grew Verifone organically as well as through accretive, value-enhancing acquisitions and strategic partnership. In 2002, Mr. Bergeron founded DGB Investment, Inc., a diversified holding company. Mr. Bergeron also held numerous positions at SunGard Data Systems from April 1990 to May 1999, including Managing Director of SunGard Capital Markets N.A., President of SunGard Futures Systems, and Group CEO of SunGard Brokerage Systems Group. Mr. Bergeron currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of USA Technologies, Inc. and United Language Group, is a member of the board of directors of Pipeworks Studios and Renters Warehouse, and is an investor and advisor to Blend, Inc. He received his B.A from York University in Toronto in 1983 and his M.S. from the University of Southern California in 1987. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) from York University in 2013.

Douglas L. Braunstein, 59, has been our Chairman, President and a member of our board of directors since February 2020. Mr. Braunstein has served as a Managing Member and Founder of HEC Management GP LLC and as a Managing Partner and Founder of Hudson Executive Capital since January 2015. Prior to Hudson Executive Capital, Mr. Braunstein acted as CFO, Vice Chair, a member of the Operating Committee, and Head of Americas Investment Banking and Global M&A, among others roles at JPMorgan from March 1997 to January 2015. During that time, Mr. Braunstein was instrumental in originating, structuring, negotiating and advising on many significant transactions. Mr. Braunstein currently serves as a director of USA Technologies, Inc. and Cardtronics plc. Mr. Braunstein is a trustee of Cornell University, Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of Cornell’s Investment Committee. He received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1983 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986.

Jonathan Dobres, 42, has been our Chief Financial Officer since February 2020. Mr. Dobres is currently an investment professional at Hudson Executive Capital. Prior to joining Hudson Executive Capital, Mr. Dobres was a Managing Director of Flexis Capital LLC, a private equity firm concentrating on middle market investments. Additionally, Mr. Dobres has been a Vice President at P. Schoenfeld Asset Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund from April 2008 to June 2009 and a Vice President in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking group at Bear, Stearns & Co. from August 2005 to April 2008. From August 2002 to August 2005, Mr. Dobres was an attorney in the financial services group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He received his B.B.A. from Emory University in 1999 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002.

Thelma Duggin, 70, will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Duggin has been the President of the AnBryce Foundation, which provides long-term academic and leadership enrichment programs to underserved youth, since May 2010. Prior to her role with the AnBryce Foundation, Ms. Duggin served as a Senior Vice President for the public sector line of business at UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) from 2002 to 2010. She spent more than 15 years with AmeriChoice, before they were acquired by UnitedHealth Group, in various senior management positions including CEO of its largest health plans, AmeriChoice of New York and AmeriChoice of New Jersey. While at AmeriChoice she helped them grow from a single state entity to the country’s largest provider managed care services to beneficiaries of public health programs. Ms. Duggin served in a number of senior policy positions in the federal government before joining the private sector. Ms. Duggin is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Trustees. Ms. Duggin is also secretary and board member of Somatus, a kidney disease care provider company. Ms. Duggin has been a Resident Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. She received her B.S. from Edgewood College and an honorary doctorate from Morris Brown College.

Robert Greifeld, 62, will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Greifeld is currently the Chairman of Virtu Financial, a leading financial technology and trading firm, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Cornerstone Investment Capital, a financial technology investment firm, and a Board Member at Capital Rock and Financeware. Mr. Greifeld previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nasdaq from January 2017 until May 2017 and as a Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq from 2003 to 2016. During his tenure, he quadrupled revenue and increased market value over 20 times. Prior to joining Nasdaq, Mr. Greifeld was an Executive Vice President with SunGard Data Systems and a District Manager for Unisys. Mr. Greifeld founded and chairs the USA Track & Field Foundation, which supports emerging athletes and inner-city youth athletics. Mr. Greifeld is a member of the NYU Stern Board of Overseers and a CNBC Contributor. Mr. Greifeld holds a Masters in Business from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in English from Iona College.

Amy Schulman, 59, will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Schulman has been a managing partner at Polaris Partners, a healthcare and technology focused investment fund where she focuses on investments in healthcare companies, since August 2014. She also manages the LS Polaris Innovation Fund, which was formed in 2017 to accelerate the commercial and therapeutic potential of early-stage academic research. In addition, Ms. Schulman currently serves as a director of Cyclerion Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CYCN), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALNY), Dewpoint Therapeutics, Kallyope, Volastra, Fractyl Laboratories, Glympse Bio, Candesant, Cardurion, Thirty Madison and ByHeart. She currently serves as the executive chair of SQZ Biotech, as well as Lyndra Therapeutics, where she was co-founder and the company’s initial CEO. When she joined Polaris, she assumed the role of CEO of Arsia Therapeutics, a Polaris-backed company later acquired by Eagle Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Polaris, Ms. Schulman was the general counsel of Pfizer, president of Pfizer Nutrition, and was instrumental in its sale to Nestle for $11.85 billion in 2012. Ms. Schulman then became the president of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. She has received numerous awards including Xconomy’s 2017 Newcomer Award, Scientific American’s 2015 Worldview 100 List, Fierce Biotech’s 2014 Top 15 Women in Biotech, and Fortune Magazine’s 2013 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. Ms. Schulman is currently a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and has previously served as a director of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Quentis Therapeutics, Suono Bio, BIND Therapeutics, Inc., Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. and Olivo Laboratories. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1989.