Merged into Sema4, ticker now SMFR
CMLF

Completed

Sema4

CM Life Sciences, Inc.

Sponsors: CMLS Holdings
Underwriter: Jefferies
Raised
$442M
CIK
1818331
Focus
Life Sciences
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Eli Casdin has been our Chief Executive Officer since July 2020. He founded Casdin Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industry, in November 2011 and currently serves as its Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Casdin has served on the board of directors of Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS), a molecular diagnostics company focused on early cancer detection, treatment and monitoring, since October 2017. Mr. Casdin holds a B.S. degree from Columbia University School of General Studies and an MBA from Columbia Business School. His qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive leadership experience as an executive officer of an investment firm, his extensive public and private company directorship experience in the life sciences and healthcare sectors, and his expertise in finance, capital markets, and the biotechnology industry.

Keith Meister has been Chairman of our board of directors since July 2020. He founded Corvex Management LP, a New York based investment manager, in December 2010 and since its inception has served as its Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Meister served as Chief Executive Officer and then Principal Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Nasdaq: IEP), the primary investment vehicle for Carl Icahn. Mr. Meister currently serves on the Board of Directors of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), a global hospitality and entertainment company, and its affiliate Roar Digital. Mr. Meister has previously served on the Board of Directors of numerous other public companies in his career, including Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM), The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB), ADT, Inc. (NYSE: ADT), Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. and Motorola, Inc. (now Motorola Solutions, Inc., NYSE: MSI/Motorola Mobility, Inc.). He is Chairman of the board of the Harlem Children’s Zone and also serves on the board of trustees of the American Museum of Natural History. Mr. Meister holds a B.A. degree in government from Harvard College where he graduated cum laude. His qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive leadership experience as managing partner and executive officer of an investment firm and a diversified holding company, his extensive public company directorship experience in a variety of industries, and his expertise in finance, capital markets, strategic development, and risk management.

Brian Emes has been our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since July 2020. Mr. Emes is also the Chief Financial Officer of Corvex Management LP, a New York based investment manager, which he joined in January 2013. Mr. Emes holds a B.S. degree in finance and marketing from Elon University’s Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, and is a licensed certified public accountant.

Shaun Rodriguez has been our Chief Strategy Officer since July 2020. Mr. Rodriguez joined Casdin Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industry, in July 2015 as a Senior Research Analyst and currently serves as its Director of Life Science Research. His coverage universe at Casdin Capital, LLC focuses on life science tools, diagnostics, health technology and services, and industrial applications of biotechnology. From February 2011 to July 2015, Mr. Rodriguez served as Director and Senior Research Analyst in the healthcare equity research group of Cowen Inc. (Nasdaq: COWN), an investment bank and financial services company. Mr. Rodriguez holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Harvard University.

Munib Islam will serve on our board of directors following completion of this offering. Mr. Islam served as Co-Chief Investment Officer and a Partner at Third Point LLC, an investment management firm, from July 2019 through 2020. Prior to becoming co-Chief Investment Officer, he served as Head of Equities at Third Point from 2011 to July 2019, where he spearheaded research on Third Point’s strategic block investments globally. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Islam worked at Highbridge Capital, an investment management firm, where he was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Highbridge’s European Value Equities fund. Mr. Islam previously served on the Board and Executive Selection and Audit Committees of Baxter International, Inc. (NYSE: BAX) from 2015 to 2019, and he currently sits on the Boards of the Stanford Business School Trust and the Brearley School in New York City. Mr. Munib holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his significant experience in governance, evaluation of investment opportunities, capital allocation, investment management and financial research.