HZON

Unit Split

Horizon Acquisition Corp II

Raised
$525M
CIK
1821788
Focus
Media, Entertainment, Technology, Opportunity Based on Coronavirus Impact
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Todd L. Boehly, 46, has been our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director since August 2020. Mr. Boehly is also Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of HAC (NYSE: HACZ), a blank check company co-founded by an affiliate of our sponsor and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company, which has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination. HAC sold 54.4 million units in its initial public offering, generating gross proceeds of $544 million. Mr. Boehly is the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eldridge, a holding company with a unique network of businesses across finance, technology, real estate and entertainment. Prior to founding Eldridge in 2015, Mr. Boehly worked at Guggenheim Partners, the global asset manager, from 2002 to 2015, and was President of Guggenheim Partners from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Boehly is a Board member of Kennedy-Wilson. Mr. Boehly received his B.B.A. from the College of William & Mary in 1996. He has also studied at the London School of Economics.

We believe Mr. Boehly’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his substantial experience building and managing businesses, his long-standing track record in identifying differentiated ideas, and unlocking value that will deliver access to a broad spectrum of potential acquisition opportunities.

Jason Robins, 39, is a director nominee . Mr. Robins is the co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DraftKings. Mr. Robins co-founded DraftKings in December 2011 and has been DraftKings’ Chief Executive Officer since inception. Mr. Robins oversees the company's strategy and operations, while also driving funding and partnerships. He has built a reputation for expanding DraftKings’ reach across numerous platforms through wide-ranging, forward-thinking partnerships. Under his leadership, DraftKings became the first DFS company to partner with Major League Baseball in 2013. Mr. Robins led efforts at DraftKings to work with policy makers and regulators to pass fantasy sports, sports betting and iGaming legislation. Mr. Robins attended Duke University, where he received his B.S. in Economics and Computer Science.

We believe that Mr. Robins’ qualifications to serve on our board of directors includes his experience in the media and entertainment industry, including overseeing DraftKings’ strategy and operations while also driving funding and significant partnerships, including with Major League Baseball, his previous experience with a special purpose acquisition corporation’s business combination and his leadership with policy makers and regulators to pass fantasy sports, sports betting and iGaming legislation.

Asif Satchu, 49, is a director nominee . Mr. Satchu is co-founder and co-Chief Executive Officer of MRC (formerly known as Valence Media) along with Mr. Wiczyk, beginning in 2018. Prior to the formation of MRC, Mr. Satchu co-founded the film and television studio, MRC Studios, with Mr. Wiczyk in 2006. Previously, Mr. Satchu built StorageNow, which became one of Canada’s largest self-storage companies prior to being sold to InStorage REIT. He also founded and led SupplierMarket, a supply chain software company which was sold to Ariba Inc. for $924 million. Mr. Satchu was an investment professional at hedge fund Tiger Management Company, private equity fund Westbrook Partners, and Morgan Stanley. He is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Business School.

We believe Mr. Satchu’s qualifications to serve on our board include his substantial experience in building and managing businesses, including those in the entertainment, film and television industries.

Mordecai (Modi) Wiczyk, 48, is a director nominee . Mr. Wiczyk is co-founder and co-Chief Executive Officer of MRC along with Mr. Satchu, beginning in 2018. Prior to the formation of MRC, Mr. Wiczyk co-founded the film and television studio, MRC Studios with Mr. Satchu in 2006. Previously, Mr. Wiczyk was a Partner at the Endeavor Agency and headed production at Summit Entertainment. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

We believe Mr. Wiczyk’s qualifications to serve on our board include his substantial experience in building and managing businesses in the entertainment industry and his deep knowledge of entertainment production.

Carlton McMillen, 35, has served as Vice President since September 2020. Mr. McMillen is a Vice President, Corporate Development at MRC. Mr. McMillen has been with MRC since its founding in January 2018, where he has led efforts on acquisitions, investments, equity and debt capital raises, corporate finance, and special projects. He previously served as an investment professional for Eldridge Industries from 2014 to 2017 and Guggenheim Partners from 2009 to 2013, where he was involved in investments in private equity, venture equity, and corporate credit across a spectrum of industries. Prior to Guggenheim Partners, Mr. McMillen was an investment banker at Guggenheim Securities and Merrill Lynch from 2007 to 2009. He earned a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Robert Ott, 34, has served as Vice President since August 2020. Mr. Ott is also Vice President of HAC. Mr. Ott is a Senior Director at Eldridge Industries. Mr. Ott has been with Eldridge since its inception in 2015, where he has worked as in-house counsel focusing on negotiating and structuring transactions across the firm’s investment platform. Mr. Ott currently serves on the Board of Directors of Maranon Capital. Prior to joining Eldridge, Mr. Ott worked as in-house counsel for the investment management business at Guggenheim Partners from 2011 to 2014. He earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from William & Mary Law School. Mr. Ott is also a CFA charterholder.