Swiss NewCo / Sazka / US HoldCo / DE Merger Sub
Clifton S. Robbins has been a director and our Chief Executive Officer since July 2020. Mr. Robbins founded Blue Harbour Group, L.P. (“Blue Harbour”) in 2004 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since inception. Mr. Robbins has more than 40 years of experience in the investment management business. Prior to forming Blue Harbour, Mr. Robbins had been a Managing Member of General Atlantic Partners, LLC (“General Atlantic Partners”), a global private equity firm from 2000 through August 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Robbins had been a General Partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) where he worked from 1987 until 2000. At KKR, he played a significant role in many of the firm’s leveraged buyout transactions and financings and was also intimately involved with the firm’s capital markets activities. Mr. Robbins began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Co. He graduated with an A.B. from Harvard College and received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Robbins has served on the Board of Directors of more than fifteen public and private companies. He is a member of the Boards of Overseers and Managers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and also serves as Vice Chairman of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.
We believe Mr. Robbin’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include: his substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and strategic business planning; his track record at Blue Harbour, General Atlantic Partners and KKR in advising and managing multi-national companies; and his experience serving as a director for various public and private companies.
Charles S. Kwon will serve as our Chief Financial Officer following the completion of this offering. Mr. Kwon is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Blue Harbour and will continue to serve in that capacity until the firm closes its operations later this year. Mr. Kwon has more than fifteen years of experience working in finance and tax at companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. Kwon graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and philosophy of law. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia.
Kathryn A. Hall will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Ms. Hall is Founder and Co-Chair of Hall Capital Partners LLC, and she is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Review Committee. Before founding Hall Capital in 1994, Ms. Hall was a General Partner of Laurel Arbitrage Partners, a risk arbitrage investment partnership that she founded in 1989. Prior to that, she was a General Partner of HFS Management Partners (predecessor to Farallon Capital Partners), HFS Partners I, and Hellman & Friedman. Ms. Hall began her career at Morgan Stanley where she worked in both the risk arbitrage and mergers and acquisitions departments. Ms. Hall currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees and the Investment Committee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and is Chair of the Investment Committee of the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Hall also serves on the Board of Directors of the McEvoy Group, the San Jose Earthquakes, and Ariat International. Ms. Hall served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University from 2011 to 2019, and as a trustee from 2001 – 2005 and 2006 – 2019. She also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Princeton University Investment Company from 2008 to 2011 and as a director from 1998 to 2011. Additionally, Ms. Hall previously served as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank’s 12th District Economic Advisory Council. Ms. Hall earned a A.B. in economics from Princeton University and received her M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
We believe Ms. Hall’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include: her senior management and leadership experience.
C. Robert Kidder will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Kidder has served on numerous boards of directors including as: director of Merck and Co., Inc. from 2005 to 2017, non-executive Chairman of the Board of Chrysler Group LLC from 2009 to 2011, Chairman of Borden Inc. from 1995 to 2004, Chairman of Duracell International Inc. and director of Morgan Stanley from 1997 to 2017, including as Lead Director for eight years Mr. Kidder currently serves as Chairman the board of directors of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. and Microvi Biotech Inc., serves on the board of Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of Schering-Plough Corporation from 2005 to 2009. He co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of 3Stone Advisors LLC, a private investment firm, from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Kidder was a Principal and Partner at Stonehenge Partners, Inc., a private investment firm, from 2004 to 2006. Prior to Stonehenge, Mr. Kidder served as President of Borden Capital, Inc., a company that provided financial and strategic advice to the Borden, Inc.’s family of companies, from 2001 to 2003. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2002 of Borden Chemical, Inc. (formerly Borden, Inc.), a forest products and industrial chemicals company. Mr. Kidder was also Chief Executive Officer and President of Duracell International Inc. Prior to joining Duracell, Mr. Kidder was Vice President, Planning and Development at Dart Industries Inc., worked as a general management consultant with McKinsey & Co. and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. Mr. Kidder earned a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in industrial economics from Iowa State University.
We believe Mr. Kidder’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include: his extensive financial and senior executive experience, including in business development, operations and strategic planning, and his experience serving as a director for various public and private companies.
Alexander T. Robertson will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Robertson is President and Chief Operating Officer of Tiger Management LLC (Tiger Management), a firm committed to sourcing and developing future leaders in the investment management industry. Prior to joining Tiger Management in 2008, he served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole. Mr. Robertson serves as a trustee and board member of the Robertson Foundation, Tiger Foundation, Boys’ Club of New York, Memorial Sloan Kettering Board of Overseers, Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, East Lake Foundation, and Purpose Built Communities. Mr. Robertson is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
We believe Mr. Robertson’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include: his senior leadership and industry experience.
Anne Sheehan will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Ms. Sheehan has been the Chair of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee since 2018 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of L Brands Corporation. From 2008 until 2018, Ms. Sheehan served as the Director of Corporate Governance at The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest educator-only pension fund in the world and the second largest pension fund in the United States. She previously served as the Chief Deputy Director for Policy at the California Department of Finance from 2004 to 2008 and as Executive Director at the California Building Industry Foundation from 2000 to 2004. Ms. Sheehan is a founder of the Investor Stewardship Group, serves on the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, is a member of the Advisory Board of Rock Center for Corporate Governance of Stanford Law School and is a Senior Advisor at PJT Camberview. Ms. Sheehan earned a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Colorado.
We believe Ms. Sheehan’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include: her extensive corporate governance experience and her senior management and leadership experience.