MACU

Unit Split

Mallard Acquisition Corp.

Raised
$111M
CIK
1805795
Focus
Industrial, Manufacturing
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

P. Jeffrey Leck, our Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director since inception, has more than 30 years of experience acquiring businesses. From June 2019 until present, Mr. Leck has been evaluating various potential private equity investments in conjunction with our Chief Financial Officer, John Kirtley. Until June 2019, he was a Special Advisor with KLH Capital Fund III, LP, a managing general partner with KLH Capital Fund II, LP, and a managing general partner with KLH Capital, LP. Each of these KLH Capital Funds I, II and III are/were Small Business Investment Companies, licensed by the United States Small Business Administration, investing in private equity control positions in the lower middle market. He co-founded KLH Capital in 2005. Prior to KLH Capital, he was a managing general partner of FCP Investors Funds I-V, LP, institutionally backed private equity funds investing in private equity control positions in the lower middle market. He co-founded Florida Capital Partners, which invested in lower middle market private companies, in 1989 with Mr. Kirtley. Prior to 1989, he held positions as a General Partner, Vice President and Associate at Chemical Venture Partners, the private equity and venture capital arm of Chemical Bank and as a financial analyst at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He is currently a Director of MyWorkChoice LLC, a tech-enabled contract staffing company (since January 2020), Hudson & Canal Corp., a designer, importer and distributor of home furnishings to the eCommerce trade (since 2017) and Educational Symposia, Inc., a continuing medical education company (since 2001), and has served as a Director of numerous portfolio companies of the KLH Capital Funds and FCP Investors Funds described above. He also serves as an Advisor to KLH Capital (since July 2019); TFX Capital (since 2015); Arcus Ventures (since 2011) and Hanover Partners (since 1994). Mr. Leck received his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Mr. Leck is well-qualified to serve as a Director due to his extensive investment and board experience in the private equity industry.

John F. Kirtley, our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Director since inception, has more than 30 years of experience acquiring businesses. From June 2019 until present, Mr. Kirtley has been evaluating various potential private equity investments in conjunction with our Chief Executive Officer, P. Jeffrey Leck. Until June 2019, he was a Special Advisor with KLH Capital Fund III, LP, a managing general partner with KLH Capital Fund II, LP, and a managing general partner with KLH Capital, LP. Each of these KLH Capital Funds I, II and III are/were Small Business Investment Companies, licensed by the United States Small Business Administration, investing in private equity control positions in the lower middle market. He co-founded KLH Capital in 2005. Prior to KLH Capital, he was a managing general partner of FCP Investors Funds I-V, LP, institutionally backed private equity funds investing in private equity control positions in the lower middle market. He co-founded Florida Capital Partners in 1989 with Mr. Leck. Prior to Florida Capital Partners, he held positions as a General Partner, Associate and Financial Analyst at Chemical Venture Partners, the private equity and venture capital arm of Chemical Bank. He is currently a Director of Hudson & Canal Corp., a designer, importer and distributor of home furnishings to the eCommerce trade (since 2017) and Educational Symposia, Inc., a continuing medical education company (since 2001), and has served as a Director of numerous portfolio companies of the KLH Capital Funds and FCP Investors Funds described above. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Mr. Kirtley is well-qualified to serve as a Director due to his extensive organizational, investment and board experience in the private equity industry.

Marc Sculler will serve as one of our Directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. From July 2017 until present, Mr. Sculler has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson & Canal, a designer, importer and distributor of home furnishings to the eCommerce trade. From 2014 to November 2016, he held positions of President and Senior Vice President of Twin-Star International, an enhanced distributor of TV/media furniture, electric fireplaces, portable heaters and consumer electronic accessories with operations in USA and China. From 2002 to 2014 he held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Bell’O International, an enhanced distributor of TV/media furniture and consumer electronic accessories. From 1996 to 2001, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of M&R Marking Systems a manufacturer of custom hand held marking products to the office products industry. Mr. Sculler holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rider University. He is well-qualified to serve as a Director due to his extensive experience in operations, manufacturing, and finance.

William Weatherford will serve as one of our Directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. Since 2015, Mr. Weatherford has been Managing Partner of Weatherford Capital, a private equity firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Weatherford was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014. From 2012 to 2014 he was the 84th Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. He currently serves on the private boards of TECO Energy (a West Florida electric utility) and PayIt (a payment platform for government services). He currently serves on the advisory boards of Kitson & Partners (a Florida real estate development company) and MBF Healthcare Partners (a healthcare-focused private equity firm). Previously, Mr. Weatherford served as a Director at Florida Traditions Bank from 2008 to 2014, and Sunshine Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SBPC) from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Weatherford earned his Bachelors of Science degree in International Business from Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business. He is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experiences in management, finance, investing and public service.

Jennifer Paul will serve as one of our Directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. Ms. Paul is the Founder and Managing Director at Minerva Investment Partners, LLC a private investment firm founded in 2018, which seeks to make investments in privately-held companies through the U.S. with EBITDA less than $10 million. She is responsible for sourcing, structuring, closing and monitoring its investments post-close. Prior to founding Minerva, Ms. Paul served as Vice President at Third Lake Capital, LLC, a single-family office managing the capital for the Wanek family, the founders and owners of Ashley Furniture. Her main responsibilities surrounded executing the firm’s private equity strategy including sourcing, structuring, due diligence and ongoing portfolio management, and as a member of the investment committee, she was also involved in areas within the firm including alternative investments, private fund investments and direct real estate investment strategy. She served as the Vice Chairman and Operating Partner of WingHouse Bar & Grill from 2016 until the business was exited in October 2019. Prior to joining Third Lake in 2013, she was an associate with Hyde Park Capital Advisors, LLC a middle-market investment bank, supporting its mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising, fairness opinions and corporate finance efforts. Ms. Paul joined Hyde Park Capital in 2009, where she worked with both public and private companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, industrials, technology, business and financial services. She attended The University of Tampa, where she was the recipient of the President’s Scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in Accounting. Ms. Paul is well-qualified to serve as a Director due to her extensive experiences within private equity as well as management.

Scott Yearwood will serve as one of our Directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. Mr. Yearwood most recently served as co-founder and co-President of Energy Hardware LLC from 2002 to 2013. Energy Hardware is a distributor of high quality, close tolerance electro-mechanical hardware and fasteners to industrial OEM manufacturers, subcontractors and repair operations around the world, primarily within the global power generation industry. It was quickly recognized as an industry leader earning multiple supplier awards by providing best in class quality products and creative inventory management solutions such as kitting and in-house stores. In 1998 Mr. Yearwood became Director of Marketing for Pentacon Aerospace Group, and subsequently Director of GE Global Business Development for Pentacon, Inc. (NYSE:JIT), a Texas-based company, until he co-founded Energy Hardware LLC in 2002. He graduated from Brevard Community College with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration. He is well-qualified to serve as a Director due to his extensive experience in operations and manufacturing.