Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II
- SPAC Ticker
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- Industrial, Consumer
Patrick McCaney serves as Chief Executive Officer and a director on the board of directors of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II and OAC and has served as portfolio manager for Oaktree’s Value Equities strategy since its inception. Mr. McCaney oversees the analysis, portfolio construction and management of the Value Equities strategy. Since joining Oaktree, he has led more than 40 public and private investments across a variety of sectors. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. McCaney spent more than seven years as an investment professional for the Special Situations Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he originated, executed and managed investments of Goldman’s proprietary capital. Mr. McCaney earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering as well as B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We believe Mr. McCaney’s significant investment experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Alexander Taubman is President of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II and OAC and a managing director within Oaktree’s Value Equities strategy, which he helped launch. Mr. Taubman contributes to the analysis, portfolio construction and management of the Value Equities strategy. He has led public and private investments in consumer, industrial, media, financials and various other sectors. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2014, Mr. Taubman was an investment professional in the Special Situations Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he originated, executed, and managed investments of Goldman’s balance sheet capital. Mr. Taubman serves as a Trustee of Heckscher Foundation for Children, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. He earned a A.B. degree in economics from Harvard College, as well as an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Zaid Pardesi is Chief Financial Officer and Head of M&A of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II and OAC and he is a senior vice president within Oaktree’s Value Equities strategy. He has spent his career originating, acquiring and managing middle-market companies in the industrial, consumer, and healthcare sectors, often operating platforms as CFO. Mr. Pardesi joined Oaktree in 2019 from The Cranemere Group, a global holding company, where he was a senior investment professional acquiring middle-market businesses. Prior thereto, Mr. Pardesi was an investor at H.I.G. Capital and at AEA Investors in New York and London. He began his career at Bain & Company. Mr. Pardesi received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from Northwestern University, where he was a computer engineering and economics double major.
Mathew Pendo is Chief Operating Officer of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II and OAC and the Head of Corporate Development and Capital Markets for Oaktree, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the three Oaktree managed BDC’s: Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation, Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation and Oaktree Strategic Income II. Mr. Pendo joined Oaktree in 2015. His prior experience includes serving as the chief investment officer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Mr. Pendo began his career at Merrill Lynch, where he spent 18 years, starting in their investment banking division before becoming managing director of the technology industry group. Subsequently, Mr. Pendo was a managing director at Barclays Capital, first serving as co-head of U.S. Investment Banking and then co-head of Global Industrials group. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University, cum laude and is a former board member of Ally Financial and SuperValu Inc.
John Frank serves as the Chairman and a director on the board of directors of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II and OAC and is Oaktree’s Vice Chairman, working closely with Howard Marks, Bruce Karsh and Jay Wintrob (Oaktree’s Chief Executive Officer) in managing the firm. Since October 2017, Mr. Frank has also served as the Chairman of the boards of directors of Oaktree Strategic Income Corp. and Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation. Mr. Frank joined Oaktree in 2001 as General Counsel and was named Oaktree’s Managing Principal in early 2006, a position which he held for about nine years. As Managing Principal, Mr. Frank was the firm’s principal executive officer and responsible for all aspects of the firm’s management. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Frank was a partner of the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP where he managed a number of notable merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to joining Munger Tolles in 1984, Mr. Frank served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Coffin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Frank served as a Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Robert F. Drinan, Member of Congress. Mr. Frank holds a B.A. degree with honors in history from Wesleyan University and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School where he was Managing Editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He is a member of the State Bar of California and, while in private practice, was listed in Woodward & White’s Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Frank is a member of the Board of Directors of Chevron Corporation and a Trustee of Wesleyan University, The James Irvine Foundation, Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles, and the XPRIZE Foundation. We believe Mr. Frank’s significant investment experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Paul Meister has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Oaktree Acquisition Corp II. Mr. Meister is co-founder, and since 2008, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Lane Partners, LLC, a private investment company with diverse investments in healthcare, technology and distribution-related industries, and is Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Perspecta Trust, a New Hampshire based trust company. Mr. Meister also served as President of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated from 2014 to 2018. Previously, Mr. Meister was appointed Executive Vice Chairman of Revlon, Inc. to serve as the principal executive officer on an interim basis when the Chief Executive Officer of Revlon, Inc. resigned in January 2018. Mr. Meister previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of inVentiv Health, Inc. (now Syneos Health Inc.) (NASDAQ:SYNH), a provider of commercial, consulting and clinical research services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, from 2010 until 2014. Mr. Meister was Chairman of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), a scientific instruments equipment and supplies company, from November 2006 until April 2007. He was previously Vice Chairman of Fisher Scientific International, Inc., a predecessor to Thermo Fisher, from 2001 to 2006, and Chief Financial Officer of Fisher Scientific from 1991 to 2001. Prior to Fisher Scientific, Mr. Meister held executive positions with the Henley GrouAmAAp, Wheelabrator Technologies and Abex, Inc. Mr. Meister has served as a director of Quanterix Corporation (NASDAQ:QTRX) since 2013, Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTIV) since July 2019, and Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX) since August 2019. He also previously served as director of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS), which provides customized, end-to-end solutions to the gaming industry from 2012 to 2020: LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ), a distributor of vehicle products, from 1999 until 2018; vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:VTVT), a clinical-stage bio pharmaceutical company, from 2015 until 2018; and Revlon (NYSE:REV) from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Meister has served as a director of OAC from 2019 to present. Mr. Meister is Co-Chair of the University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute External Advisory Board and Chair of the Provost’s Advisory Committee. Mr. Meister has an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. We believe Mr. Meister’s significant investment experience and business strategy expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Andrea Wong has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II. Ms. Wong serves on the boards of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: OAC), Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ:LSXMK), Qurate Retail Group (NASDAQ:QRTEA) and Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP). She is also a Governor of the British Film Institute and a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts. Ms. Wong was most recently President, International Production for Sony Pictures Television and President, International for Sony Pictures Entertainment based in London. She oversaw Sony Pictures Television’s 18 overseas production companies, creating nearly 1,300 hours of entertainment around the world each year. Previously, Ms. Wong served as President and CEO of Lifetime Networks where she oversaw the operations of Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, and Lifetime Digital, including programming, marketing, advertising sales, affiliate sales, public affairs, business and legal affairs, strategic planning, operations and research. Prior to that, Ms. Wong was Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Specials and Late Night at ABC. Ms. Wong graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering and received an M.B.A. from Stanford University. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, serves on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and is a member of the Committee of 100. We believe Ms. Wong’s senior leadership and international business experience are valuable to the board and make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Anthony Grillo has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II. Mr. Grillo has served as a director of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) since 1991 and OAC since 2019. Mr. Grillo has also served and is currently serving on the boards of directors of NarrativeWave, Inc. since 2017 and WeR.AI, Inc. since February 2018. Mr. Grillo is one of the founders of American Securities Advisors, LLC and affiliates (now known as Ascribe Opportunities Management, LLC), an advisory and private equity investment firm established in 2005. Mr. Grillo served as Managing Director of Ascribe until his retirement in December 2018. From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Grillo served as Senior Managing Director of Evercore Partners, Inc. (NYSE:EVR), an investment banking boutique providing advisory services to multinational corporations on significant mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and other strategic corporate transactions, where he founded the restructuring practice for the firm. From 1999 through 2001, Mr. Grillo served as Senior Managing Director of Joseph Littlejohn & Levy, Inc., a private equity firm. From 1991 through 1999, Mr. Grillo was a Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), a private equity firm. Mr. Grillo previously served as a director of GeoKinetics, from 2013 through 2015, and Lumeta Corporation, from 2016 through June 2018. Mr. Grillo holds a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Grillo’s significant investment and corporate finance experience makes him well qualified to serve as a director.