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Marc Stad serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Mr. Stad also currently serves as Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner at Dragoneer Investment Group, LLC (“Dragoneer”). Prior to founding Dragoneer, Mr. Stad was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at the Investment Group of Santa Barbara, a private investment firm that invests in public and private equities. Previously, he worked in TPG’s buyouts division and at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant. Mr. Stad received his AB degree from Harvard University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe Mr. Stad is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his significant investment experience and vast network of relationships.
Pat Robertson serves as the President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Mr. Robertson also currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at Dragoneer. Prior to joining Dragoneer at its inception in April 2012, Mr. Robertson was a member of Hall Capital Partners’ research group in San Francisco. His prior experience includes Goldman Sachs & Co.’s investment banking division and the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mr. Robertson received his AB degree in Economics and History from Brown University and his JD from the Harvard Law School. Mr. Robertson is a CFA Charterholder. We believe Mr. Robertson is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his depth of investment experience and vast network of relationships.
Sarah Friar has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Ms. Friar has served as Chief Executive Officer at Nextdoor, Inc., a social network for neighborhoods since December 2018. From July 2012 to November 2018, Ms. Friar served as Chief Financial Officer at Square, Inc., a financial services and mobile payment company. From April 2011 to July 2012, Ms. Friar served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy at salesforce.com, inc. Ms. Friar also serves as a member of the board of directors of Walmart Inc., a publicly-traded retail and wholesale operations company, and Slack Technologies, Inc., a publicly-traded channel-based messaging platform. From September 2012 to May 2015, Ms. Friar served as a member of the board of directors of Model N, Inc., a publicly-traded company providing revenue management cloud solutions for life sciences and technology companies. From June 2014 to April 2018, Ms. Friar served as a member of the board of directors of New Relic, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses. Ms. Friar holds a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy, Economics, and Management from the University of Oxford. We believe that Ms. Friar is well qualified to serve as a member of our board because of her experience as a public company executive, her extensive finance background, her service as a current and former director of public companies, and her vast network of relationships.
Douglas Merritt has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Mr. Merritt has served as President, CEO and a member of the Board of Splunk Inc. since 2015. Mr. Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Splunk from 2014 to 2015. Prior to joining Splunk, he served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baynote, Inc., a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company. Previously, Mr. Merritt served in a number of executive roles and as a member of the extended Executive Board at SAP A.G., an enterprise software company, from 2005 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Merritt served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Human Capital Management Product Division at PeopleSoft Inc., a software company (acquired by Oracle Corporation). He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Icarian, Inc., a cloud-based company (since acquired by Workstream Corp.), from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Merritt holds a B.S. from The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. We believe Mr. Merritt is well qualified to serve as a member of our board due to his industry knowledge and his experience as a public company executive.
David D. Ossip has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Mr. Ossip is the Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., positions he has held since August 2015 and July 2013, respectively. Mr. Ossip joined Ceridian following its acquisition of Dayforce Corporation in 2012, where he held the position of chief executive officer. Mr. Ossip is currently a director for Ossip Consulting Inc., OSDAC Corp., and 100 Wingarden Properties Ltd., each a private company. Mr. Ossip holds a bachelor’s degree in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. We believe Mr. Ossip is well qualified to serve as a member of our board due to his strategic expertise, deep industry knowledge and vast network of relationships.
Gokul Rajaram has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. He has served as a Director of Pinterest since February 2020, The Trade Desk since May 2018 and Course Hero since June 2008 and has served on the executive team at DoorDash since November 2019. Prior to DoorDash, he worked at Square as Product Engineering Lead from July 2013 to October 2019, where he led several product development teams and served on Square’s executive team. Prior to Square, he served as Product Director of Ads at Facebook from August 2010 to July 2013, where he helped Facebook transition its advertising business to become mobile-first. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rajaram served as a Product Management Director for Google AdSense, where he helped launch the product and grow it into a substantial portion of Google’s business. Mr. Rajaram holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur where he received the President's Gold Medal for being class valedictorian. He also holds an M.B.A. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the MCD University Fellowship. We believe Mr. Rajaram is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his extensive industry experience, serving as an executive and board member of several companies, as well as his vast network of relationships.
Jay Simons has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. From 2011 until June 2020, Mr. Simons served as president of Atlassian Corporation Plc. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Simons was vice president of sales and marketing at Atlassian. From October 2005 to May 2008, Mr. Simons served in various roles, including vice president, marketing, at BEA Systems, Inc. an enterprise software company, which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2008. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Simons served in various roles, including vice president, product marketing and strategy, at Plumtree Software, Inc., a web software company, which was acquired by BEA Systems, Inc. in 2005. Mr. Simons is currently a director of Hubspot, Inc. Mr. Simons holds a bachelor's degree in Political and Environmental Science from the University of Washington. We believe Mr. Simons is well qualified to serve as a member of our board due to his strategic expertise, deep industry knowledge and vast network of relationships.