Jack Creek Investment Corp.
- Food, Consumer, Ecommerce
Jeffrey E. Kelter is our Executive Chairman and Chairman of the company’s board of directors. Mr. Kelter is a Co-Founder and a Partner of KSH Capital since 2015. KSH Capital provides real estate entrepreneurs with capital and expertise to seed or grow their platform. KSH Capital is focused on the deployment of the principals’ capital in domestic and international strategies that offer compelling long-term returns. Prior to founding KSH Capital, Mr. Kelter was a Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of KTR from 2005 to 2015, a leading private equity real estate investment and operating company focused on the industrial property sector in North America. KTR and its commingled investment funds were sold in May 2015 to a joint venture of Prologis Inc. and Norges Bank Investment Management. Since its inception in 2004, KTR had raised three funds which totaled over $7.0 billion of investment capacity. Prior to founding KTR, Mr. Kelter was President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of Keystone Property Trust, an industrial real estate investment trust. Mr. Kelter founded the predecessor to Keystone in 1982, and took the company public in 1997, where he and the management team directed its operations until its sale in 2004 to Prologis. Prior to forming Keystone, he served as president and CEO of Penn Square Properties, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a real estate company which he founded in 1982. Mr. Kelter serves on the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) and he is a trustee of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Mr. Kelter received a B.A. in Urban Studies from Trinity College. Mr. Kelter’s extensive investment and entrepreneurial experience makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Robert F. Savage is our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Savage is a Co-Founder and President of KSH Capital since 2015. KSH Capital provides real estate entrepreneurs with capital and expertise to see or grow their platform. KSH Capital is focused on the deployment of the principals’ capital in domestic and international strategies that offer compelling long-term returns. Prior to founding KSH Capital, Mr. Savage was Co-founder, President of KTR from 2005 to 2015, an investment, development and operating company focused exclusively on the industrial property sector in North America. At KTR, Mr. Savage was co-head of the firm’s Investment Committee and responsible for management of the firm’s day-to-day operations, including oversight of capital deployment, portfolio management and capital markets activities. Previously, Mr. Savage was a Partner at Hudson Bay Partners, L.P. a private equity firm focused on investing in real estate-intensive operating businesses. Mr. Savage also worked in the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he specialized in corporate finance and M&A advisory services for REITs, private equity funds and hospitality companies. Mr. Savage is Chairman of the Board of Directors of VolunteerMatch.org, a San Francisco based 501(c)(3) that operates the largest volunteer network in the nonprofit world and is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR). Mr. Savage is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Sinai Health System in New York, The Taft School and is a Director of Environmental Waste International, Inc. (TSXV: EWS). Mr. Savage received an A.B. in Urban Studies and Business Economics from Brown University.
Thomas Jermoluk is our President and a director. Mr. Jermoluk has been the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Beyond Identity since April 2020, a cybersecurity company specializing in passwordless identity management. Since 2008, Mr. Jermoluk has been Partner at Clark Jermoluk Founders Fund, an early stage venture capital firm along with James H. Clark. Previously, from 2005 to 2009 Mr. Jermoluk was CEO of Hyperion Development Group. From 2000 to 2005 Mr. Jermoluk was General Partner at Kleiner Perkins, one of Silicon Valley’s oldest and most established venture capital firms and from 1996-2000 he was Chairman and CEO of @Home Networks, a highspeed internet service pioneer. For ten years ending 1996, Mr. Jermoluk held various positions at Silicon Graphics, Inc., including most recently President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Jermoluk currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ibotta, a mobile payments, loyalty and cash back rewards company. Throughout his career, Mr. Jermoluk has served on the Board of Directors of numerous other private and public companies. Mr. Jermoluk earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. Mr. Jermoluk’s extensive venture capital and technological operating experience makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
James H. Clark is our Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. Dr. Clark is presently Chairman and Co-Founder of Beyond Identity a cybersecurity company specializing in passwordless identity management. He has founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, Healtheon, CommandScape, and most recently Beyond Identity. Dr. Clark presently serves on the Board of Directors of Ibotta, a mobile payments, loyalty and cash back rewards company. Dr. Clark earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from The University of New Orleans, and a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Utah. He also holds Honorary Doctorate Degrees from University of New Orleans and Tulane University. Dr. Clark is a member of the Horatio Alger Association, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Lauren D. Ores is our Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ores has served as Chief Financial Officer, and prior to that as Vice President, Planning and Finance, at KSH Capital since its founding in 2015. Prior to joining KSH Capital, Ms. Ores served as Vice President, Capital Markets at KTR, a leading private equity real estate investment and operating company focused exclusively on the industrial property sector in North America. At KTR, Ms. Ores was responsible for investor relations and the execution of capital markets activities for the company. Before re-joining KTR in 2011, Ms. Ores spent four years as an Associate in the Portfolio Management group at Deutsche Asset Management (formerly RREEF). Prior to that Ms. Ores was the Accounting and Finance Manager at KTR. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
Heather Hartnett will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Since 2015, Ms. Hartnett has served as the Chief Executive Officer and General Partner of Human Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital fund backing, building and scaling industry-changing technology companies through a startup studio model. Since launching five years ago under Hartnett’s leadership, Human Ventures has invested in and co-built more than 40 companies. Those companies have grown to a combined more than $270 million in enterprise value and have gone on to raise $200 million in additional capital from notable later stage investors. Key investments and board positions include Reserve Media, Inc. (acquired), Girlboss Inc., Current, theSkimm, Tiny Organics Inc. and Daily Muse Inc. Ms. Hartnett is an active leader in the technology community, serving on the leadership council for Tech:NYC since 2017 and as a lead of AllRaise for the east coast. She has also been a member of the prestigious Kauffman Fellowship executive education program in venture capital and innovation since 2018. Ms. Harnett’s extensive experience on the boards of directors of numerous technology companies and in venture capital make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Samir Kaul will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Mr. Kaul has been a General Partner at Khosla Ventures, LLC (“Khosla Ventures”) a venture capital firm focusing on technology investing, since February 2006. He has served on the board of directors of Guardant Health, Inc. (GH) since April 2014 and currently serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. Previously, Mr. Kaul served as a member of the board of directors of Gevo, Inc. from March 2013 to May 2014 and Amyris, Inc. from May 2006 to May 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Kaul was a member of Flagship Pioneering Inc., a venture capital firm, from June 2002 to May 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Kaul worked at the Institute for Genomic Research from June 1997 to December 2000. Mr. Kaul holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, an M.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Kaul is qualified to serve as a member of our board due to his wide-ranging experience in technology companies and insight in the management of startup companies and the building of companies from early stage to commercial scale.