IG Acquisition Corp.
- Travel, Leisure, Gaming, Hospitality
Bradley Tusk has served as our Chairman since inception. He is a venture capitalist, political strategist, philanthropist and writer. Since June 2015, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tusk Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests solely in early stage start-up companies in highly regulated industries. He has served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tusk Strategies, a political consulting firm, since 2010. Since 2015, he has served as co-founder and Chairman of Ivory Gaming Group, a casino management company. Mr. Tusk received a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. We believe Mr. Tusk is well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his experience in the venture capital and gaming industries and in politics as well as his contacts and relationships.
Christian Goode has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since inception. He has served as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ivory Gaming Group, a casino management company, since January 2015. From October 2011 to January 2015, Mr. Goode was President of Genting Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of The Genting Group, a global conglomerate. From September 2010 to October 2011, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Resorts World Casino, where he was responsible for the development of the Resorts World New York City project that opened in 2011. From August 2007 to September 2010, Mr. Goode was a partner with G. Michael Brown & Associates, a gaming industry focused advisory firm. He has also served as Controller and Director of Legal Compliance for several casinos, including Seneca Gaming Corporation (from February 2006 to August 2007) and Penn National Gaming, Inc. (from August 2005 to February 2006). Mr. Goode graduated with a J.D./M.B.A and a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Buffalo. We believe Mr. Goode is well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his experience in the leisure, gaming and hospitality industries and his contacts and relationships.
Edward Farrell has served as our Chief Financial Officer since inception. He has worked in the casino industry for over 30 years. From January 2016 to June 2020, Mr. Farrell served as Chief Financial Officer and President of Genting Americas where he oversaw operations in North America for The Genting Group. From June 2011 to May 2019, he served as the President of Resorts World Las Vegas, Resorts World Miami, Resorts World Bimini and Resorts World Casino New York City. Mr. Farrell worked at the MGM Reno from September 1987 to November 1988 and participated in the opening of several casino properties, including The Mirage in Las Vegas in 1989. He served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Foxwoods and MGM at Foxwoods in southern Connecticut from May 2009 to November 2010. He served on the board of directors of Resorts World Miami and Resorts World Bimini from November 2014 to June 2020. Mr. Farrell graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Abigail L. May will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Ms. May is a private equity fund veteran with operational experience in the financial services industry. Since June 2017, she has served as a Senior Advisor to Flatiron Venture Partners, an early-stage venture fund based in New York. From March 2015 to June 2017, she served as a Managing Director at Atlas Merchant Capital, an investment firm focused on direct investments in the financial services industry. From August 2010 to January 2012, Ms. May served as a Managing Director at BAWAG P.S.K, an Austrian commercial bank, working in both their risk department and international corporate investment division. She worked at Cerberus Capital Management from 1998 to 2010, where she focused on private equity, direct lending, distressed investment opportunities and secondary market transactions for both trading and control positions. She was a member of multiple boards of directors of portfolio companies of her employer. Ms. May graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology. We believe Ms. May is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her experience in the investment industry and her financial expertise.
Kenneth G. Kweku, Sr. will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Kweku has over three decades experience in information technology, business development, and over a decade of experience in hospitality, real estate development and construction. Since January 2016, he has served as the president of Kweku Development Corporation, a design and build firm focused on residential and commercial development. Since September 2006, he has served as the founder and president of the Smart Home Group, LLC, a property management firm with vacation and corporate rental assets. From 1987 to 2010, Mr. Kweku served as the President of Kweku Technology Solutions, a full-service technology consulting firm he established. From 2002 to 2009, he founded and served as the President of Signal Media Group, a tech media firm which delivered IT and business-related information to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Mr. Kweku studied business while attending Mercy College. We believe Mr. Kweku is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive background in business operations, technology, hospitality and construction.
Catharine Dockery will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Ms. Dockery is the founding partner of Vice Ventures, a venture fund started in June 2019 that invests in early-stage companies in such industries as cannabis, alcohol, e-sports, and addiction recovery. Prior to launching Vice Ventures, Ms. Dockery was an early member of the digitally native vertical brands M&A team at Walmart from March 2018 through August 2018, working in the e-commerce division. Prior to joining Walmart, Ms. Dockery managed the venture investments of a family office and acted as its chief of staff from November 2016 to March 2018. From June 2014 to January 2016, Ms. Dockery was an Analyst on a high yield trading desk at Citigroup. Ms. Dockery was president of her class at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied a self-directed major on the intersection of neuroscience and finance. We believe Ms. Dockery is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her experience in the investment industry.