FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp.
- Technology, Healthcare, FinTech, Gaming, Consumer
Richard Heitzmann has been our Chief Executive Officer since August 2020 and will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Since 2008, Mr. Heitzmann has served as a Founder and Partner of FirstMark, a venture capital firm focused on consumer and enterprise investments in media, advertising technology, gaming, mobile and data service. Prior to this, Mr. Heitzmann served as a Partner at Pequot Ventures from 1999 to 2008. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Heitzmann was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at First Advantage Corp (Nasdaq: FADV) and from 2001 to 2003, Mr. Heitzmann served at US Search.Com Inc. as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and a member of its board of directors. Currently, Mr. Heitzmann sits on the board of directors of many private companies including Dashlane, Inc., Omaze, Inc., NoHo Solutions, Inc. (d/b/a Orchard) and Roman Health Ventures, Inc. Mr. Heitzmann graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration and earned his M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School.
We believe Mr. Heitzmann's entrepreneurial and venture capital experience, his broad network and access to potential target businesses makes him a valuable member of our board of directors.
Amish Jani has been our President since August 2020 and will serve as our Chairman of the board of directors following the completion of this offering. Since 2008, Mr. Jani has served as a Founder and Partner of FirstMark. Prior to this, Mr. Jani served as a Partner at Pequot Ventures from 2000 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Jani serves on the board of directors of many private companies including Brooklinen, Inc., InVisionApp, Inc., Starry and Tracelink. Mr. Jani earned his B.S. in Economics and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
We believe Mr. Jani's extensive venture capital and investment experience as well as his senior leadership experience and broad network makes him a valuable member of our board of directors.
Eric D. Cheung has been our Secretary and a director since August 2020. Mr. Cheung has served as the General Counsel at FirstMark since 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Cheung served at Naspers Ventures as General Counsel from 2016 to 2019. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Cheung was a corporate, M&A and securities law attorney at Gunderson Dettmer and from 2006 to 2012, served as a corporate attorney for Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Mr. Cheung is a member of the board of directors of OpenGamma, Inc., a financial technology company focused on derivatives analytics. Mr. Cheung received his B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
We believe Mr. Cheung is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his significant experience in corporate transactions and his senior leadership experience.
Daniel Gaisin has been our Chief Financial Officer since August 2020. Mr. Gaisin has served at FirstMark since 2008, first as Controller and currently as Vice President of Finance. Prior to this, Mr. Gaisin was Controller at Pequot Ventures for several months in 2008. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Gaisin was a Manager of Accounting at Riverstone Holdings, LLC and from 2004 to 2007, served at The Carlyle Group as a Senior Accountant. Mr. Gaisin received his B.S. in Accounting from Yeshiva University.
Luis Ubiñas will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Ubiñas most recently served as President of the Ford Foundation from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this, he was a Senior Partner and Director at McKinsey & Company from 1989 to 2008. Mr. Ubiñas is currently a member of the board of directors of Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: EA), Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BPFH) and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE: SKT) as well as a member of the board of trustees at Mercer (NYSE: MMC). Additionally, Mr. Ubiñas serves as a board member of Aura Financial. Mr. Ubiñas received his A.B. and his M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Mr. Ubiñas is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive senior leadership and consulting experience as well as his broad network.
Frederick Ball will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Ball served as Chief Financial Officer at Marketo Inc. (“Marketo”), a leading provider of a cloud-based marketing platform, from 2011 to 2016, first as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and later as its Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Marketo, Mr. Ball was Chief Financial Officer for a number of private and public technology companies including Webroot Software from 2008 to 2011, BigBand Networks, Inc. from 2004 to 2007, and Borland Software Corporation from 1999 to 2003. Prior to this, Mr. Ball served as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, from 1997 to 1999 and as Vice President, Controller for Tencor Instruments from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Ball served at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC from 1984 to 1995, ending his tenure as Audit Senior Manager. Mr. Ball currently serves as a director of Welunity and also as a director of Advanced Energy Industries (Nasdaq: AEIS) and is the currently the chair of its compensation committee and served as its audit committee chair from 2009 to 2020. Previously, from 2003 to 2019, Mr. Ball served as a director and as chair of various committees of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESIO), and from 2017 to 2019, as a director and chair of various committees of Sendgrid, Inc.(NYSE: SEND). Mr. Ball obtained his B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech.
Mr. Ball is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his long history and experience serving on public and private technology company boards and his senior leadership and audit experience.
Allison Goldberg will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Since 2020, Ms. Goldberg has served as a Partner at Saints Capital Media Ventures, a technology and digital media fund. Prior to this, Ms. Goldberg served as a Partner at Advancit Capital, a venture capital fund focusing on early stage investments in consumer and media technology companies, from 2019 to 2020. Prior to this, Ms. Goldberg served as Group Managing Director & Senior Vice President of Time Warner Investments from 2001 to 2018. Prior to joining Time Warner, Ms. Goldberg was an Associate at Groupe Arnault from 2000 to 2001. She started her career in the Global Media Group, Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley from 1998 to 2000. Currently, Ms. Goldberg sits on the board of directors for YieldMo, a digital advertising and attention analytics company. Ms. Goldberg received her B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
We believe Ms. Goldberg is well-suited to serve on our board of directors because of her senior leadership experience and significant network gained from working in finance, media and digital.
Jason Robins will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Currently, Mr. Robins is the Chairman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DraftKings, Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG), where he has served since 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Robins held positions in marketing and analytics at Vistaprint from 2008 to 2012 and at Capital One from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Robins received his B.S. in Economics and Computer Science from Duke University.
We believe Mr. Robins's entrepreneurial and senior leadership experience makes him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.