Merged into ATI Physical Therapy, ticker now ATIP
FAII

Completed

ATI Physical Therapy

Fortress Value Acquisition Corp. II

External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Joshua A. Pack will serve as Chairman of the company’s board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Pack is a Managing Partner of the Credit Funds business at Fortress. Mr. Pack has 20 years of credit investment and workout experience through multiple credit cycles. He is based in Los Angeles and Heads the illiquid credit investment strategies at Fortress, serves on the investment committee for the Credit Funds business at Fortress and is a member of the Management Committee of Fortress. Since joining the Credit Funds business at Fortress at its inception in 2002, Mr. Pack has analyzed, structured and negotiated hundreds of lending, structured equity and real estate transactions. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Pack was a Vice President with Wells Fargo & Co. in the capital markets group. Before that, Mr. Pack was a Vice President with American Commercial Capital, an independent specialty finance company focused on corporate and real estate lending to middle market businesses that was subsequently acquired by Wells Fargo & Co. in 2001. He serves as a director on multiple corporate Boards and is on the Board of the San Diego Zoo Global Foundation. Mr. Pack previously served on the board of directors of Mosaic from 2017 to 2020 and has also served as the Chairman of FVAC I’s board of directors since April 2020. Mr. Pack attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a B.A. in Economics from California State University, San Marcos. Mr. Pack’s significant investment and financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Andrew A. McKnight serves as a director and will serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer following the completion of this offering. Mr. McKnight is a Managing Partner of the Credit Funds business at Fortress. Mr. McKnight is based in San Francisco and Heads the liquid credit investment strategies at Fortress, serves on the investment committee for the Credit Funds business at Fortress and is a member of the Management Committee of Fortress. Mr. McKnight previously served on the board of directors of Mosaic from 2017 to 2020. Mr. McKnight has also served on the board of directors and as the Chief Executive Officer of FVAC I since its inception in January 2020. Prior to joining Fortress in February 2005, he was the trader for Fir Tree Partners where he was responsible for analyzing and trading high yield and convertible bonds, bank debt, derivatives and equities for the value-based hedge fund. Prior to Fir Tree, Mr. McKnight worked on Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s distressed bank debt trading desk. Mr. McKnight received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia. Mr. McKnight’s significant investment and financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Daniel N. Bass will serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer following the completion of this offering. Mr. Bass has served as Chief Financial Officer of Fortress since 2003, leading the firm’s finance, accounting, tax, corporate real estate, information technology, HR and corporate development functions. At Fortress, Mr. Bass supported the business growth in AUM from $3 billion to $80 billion. Mr. Bass was the Chief Financial Officer of Fortress for the entire time it was a public company (NYSE:FIG) (2007-2017). Mr. Bass also co-led the completed merger with SoftBank which closed in December 2017. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Bass was the Chief Financial Officer of the Corporate Investments division at Deutsche Bank. The division housed over $100 billion in firm assets worldwide. Also, while at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bass was the global Business Area Controller of the Investment Banking division. In this capacity, he supported growth of the bank’s global investment banking division, including integration of the Banker’s Trust accounting team upon acquisition. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bass was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s international tax practice where he advised multi-national & international banks on US & global tax matters. Mr. Bass is a board member of the Real Estate Center at Florida State University. Mr. Bass has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of FVAC I since its inception in January 2020. Mr. Bass received both a B.S. and a Masters in Accounting from Florida State University.

Micah B. Kaplan will serve as the company’s Chief Operating Officer following the completion of this offering. Mr. Kaplan is a Managing Director in the Corporate Debt and Securities Group at Fortress, where he is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting and execution of public and private debt and equity investments across a broad range of industries. Mr. Kaplan has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of FVAC I since its inception in January 2020. Prior to joining Fortress in July 2011, Mr. Kaplan was a research analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he analyzed and published research on high yield issuers. Mr. Kaplan received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Alexander P. Gillette will serve as the Company’s General Counsel following completion of this offering. Mr. Gillette is the Deputy General Counsel and a Managing Director of Fortress. He joined Fortress in 2008 after six years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and other corporate transactions. Mr. Gillette received a B.A with high distinction in the distinguished major in political and social thought from the University of Virginia and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School.

Aaron F. Hood will serve as a director of the company following the completion of this offering. Mr. Hood is a Finance Senior Fellow at the United States Military Academy. Mr. Hood was previously a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners (“PWP”) for over thirteen years since helping to found the firm in 2006 until November 2019. While at PWP Mr. Hood held a number of senior executive positions, including Head and Co-Head of Perella Weinberg Partners’ Asset Management division and Chief Financial Officer of the firm. He was also a member of the Firm’s Executive, Management, Private Investment, Risk, and Valuation Committees. Prior to PWP, Mr. Hood was a Vice President and Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Leveraged Finance department where he helped arrange financings for the firm’s energy, power and transportation clients. Mr. Hood serves a number of charitable organizations including as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Endowment Board of Toledo St. Frances de Sales High School and the board of West Point Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mr. Hood has also served as a director of FVAC I since its inception in January 2020. Mr. Hood received a Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Economics and Political Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated as a Distinguished Cadet. He also earned a Master in Business Administration with High Distinction, Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School. Mr. Hood’s significant financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Carmen Policy will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Mr. Policy has served as a consultant and arbitrator for the National Football League (“NFL”) and certain NFL teams since 2014. In addition, since 2003, Mr. Policy has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Five Vines, LLC and oversees the operations and sales of the company’s vineyard and winery under the label of Casa Piena. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Policy served as a lead consultant to Lennar Corporation and the city of San Francisco on the planning and development of the Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point redevelopment projects. Prior to that, Mr. Policy was President, Chief Executive Officer and minority owner of the Cleveland Browns from 1998 to 2004 and President and Chief Executive of the San Francisco 49ers from 1991-1998. Mr. Policy has also served as a director of FVAC I since June 2020. Mr. Policy’s extensive management experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Marc Furstein will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Mr. Furstein is the President of Credit Funds at Fortress and is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining Fortress in July 2001, Mr. Furstein co-founded and was the Chief Operating Officer of American Commercial Capital (a specialty finance company) and Coronado Advisors (an SEC registered broker dealer). Both companies were sold to Wells Fargo in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Furstein was co-manager of the opportunistic real estate loan business of Goldman, Sachs & Co. In that position, he structured and negotiated senior and mezzanine commercial loans and acquisition facilities. Mr. Furstein was also involved in the acquisition of distressed business, consumer and real estate loans and had responsibility for the management of such assets. In this role, he designed and oversaw the implementation of financial reporting, tax, compliance and asset management systems, policies and procedures. Mr. Furstein started his career in Goldman’s Financial Institutions Group, where he focused on M&A transactions and corporate finance. Mr. Furstein received a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Furstein’s significant investment, financial and infrastructure expertise to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Leslee Cowen will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Ms. Cowen is a Managing Director in the Credit Funds business at Fortress, co-head of the liquid credit investment strategies, and a member of the investment committee. Ms. Cowen also serves on the Management Committee of Fortress. Prior to joining Fortress in 2002, Ms. Cowen was at the Baupost Group, a value investment firm, where she was responsible for the acquisition of public and private distressed debt and equity securities, as well as the acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios. Previously, Ms. Cowen was an associate at the Argentum Group, a venture capital firm, where she was involved in several roll-up transactions. Ms. Cowen started her career as an analyst at The Blackstone Group in the private equity and M&A groups. Currently she serves on multiple non-profit boards. Ms. Cowen received a B.S. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in finance, accounting and multinational management. Ms. Cowen’s significant financial and investment expertise makes her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Rakefet Russak-Aminoach will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Ms. Russak-Aminoach is the founder of Team 8 Fintech, a venture capital firm soon to be launched, which focuses on company building in the Fintech industry. Previously, Ms. Russak-Aminoach was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Leumi from 2012 to 2019 where she led a major digital turnaround implementing advanced technologies across all of the bank’s business lines. Prior to 2012, Ms. Russak-Aminoach was the Chief Credit Officer of Leumi group and head of the corporate division. Ms. Russak-Aminoach received a B.A. in accounting and economics and earned her M.B.A in Finance and Insurance and L.L.B., in each case, from Tel Aviv University. Ms. Russak-Aminoach’s significant financial and technological expertise makes her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Sunil Gulati will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Mr. Gulati is the Michael K. Dakolias Senior Lecturer in the economics department at Columbia University. Mr. Gulati regularly teaches undergraduate courses in Principles of Economics, The Global Economy, Sports Economics and Sports Economics & Policy at Columbia Business School, where he is a senior scholar in the Chazen Institute for Global Business. Mr. Gulati served as the President of the United States Soccer Federation for twelve years (2006-2018) and on the organization’s board for 23 years. In that period he served, at various times, on the investment committee and the audit, risk and compliance committee. Currently he is a member of the FIFA Council (Board of Directors), and serves as a trustee of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance and Bucknell University. Mr. Gulati’s extensive management experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.