Merged into The Hillman Group, Inc., ticker now HLMN
LCY

Completed

The Hillman Group, Inc.

Landcadia Holdings III, Inc.

Underwriter: Jefferies
Raised
$500M
CIK
1822492
Focus
Consumer, Hospitality, Entertainment, Gaming, Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Tilman J. Fertitta has been our Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since August 24, 2020. He was previously Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015 through the consummation of the Waitr business combination, and he currently serves on the board of directors of Waitr Holdings Inc. He has served as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Landcadia II since February 14, 2019. Since August 2010, Mr. Fertitta has been the sole shareholder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FEI, which owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the restaurant conglomerate Landry’s, Inc. (“Landry’s”) and the Golden Nugget Casinos and is recognized today as a global leader in the dining, hospitality, entertainment and gaming industries. Mr. Fertitta was the sole shareholder at the time he took Landry’s public in 1993, and after 17 years as a public company, he was the sole shareholder in taking Landry’s private in 2010. Mr. Fertitta currently serves as Chairman of the Houston Children’s Charity, the Houston Police Foundation, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University of Houston. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations. He also serves on the boards of the Texas Heart Institute and the Greater Houston Partnership. We believe Mr. Fertitta is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his experience in the dining industry and as a public company director.

Richard Handler has been our Co-Chairman and President since August 24, 2020. He previously served as Co-Chairman and President of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015, through the consummation of the Waitr business combination. He has served as Co-Chairman and President of Landcadia II since February 14, 2019. He has been with Jefferies LLC since 1990 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2001, making him the longest serving CEO on Wall Street. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Jefferies and Chairman of the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of Jefferies Group LLC. Mr. Handler also serves as Chairman of the Global Diversity Council at Jefferies LLC. In addition he is Chairman and CEO of the Handler Family Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on many philanthropic areas, including providing 4-year all-inclusive fully-paid college educations each year to 15 of the most talented and deserving students coming from challenging backgrounds and circumstances. The foundation also works to protect the environment by protecting endangered species. Prior to Jefferies LLC he worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the High Yield Bond Department. Mr. Handler received an MBA from Stanford University in 1987. He received his BA in Economics (Magna Cum Laude, High Distinction) from the University of Rochester in 1983 where he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. We believe Mr. Handler is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his investment banking, asset management and sales and trading expertise, his merchant banking and executive management experience and his experience as a public company director.

Richard H. Liem has been our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 24, 2020. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015 through the consummation of the Waitr business combination. He has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landcadia II since February 14, 2019. Mr. Liem currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Golden Nugget, LLC. Mr. Liem has been the Chief Financial Officer of Landry’s Restaurants Inc. (a subsidiary of Golden Nugget, LLC.) since June 11, 2004 and serves as its Executive Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer. He joined Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. in 1999 as the Corporate Controller. Mr. Liem joined Landry’s from Carrols Corporation, where he served as the Vice President of Financial Operations from 1994 to 1999. He served with the Audit Division of Price Waterhouse, L.L.P. from 1983 to 1994. He has been a Director of Landry’s, Inc. since 2009 and also serves as a director of Golden Nugget, LLC. Mr. Liem also serves on the compliance committee for Golden Nugget Atlantic City, LLC. In addition, he serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FEI, which is the holding company for Golden Nugget, Inc., Landry’s, Inc., and other assets owned and controlled by Tilman J. Fertitta. Mr. Liem is a Certified Public Accountant and was first licensed in Texas in 1989.

Steven L. Scheinthal has been our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since August 24, 2020. He previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015, through the consummation of the Waitr business combination, and he currently serves on the board of directors of Waitr Holdings Inc. He has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Landcadia II since February 14, 2019 . Mr. Scheinthal has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Landry’s since its IPO in 1993 and as its Executive Vice President or Vice President of Administration, General Counsel and Secretary since September 1992. He also serves as a member of the board of directors, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of FEI, which is the holding company for Landry’s, the Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos and other assets owned and controlled by Tilman J. Fertitta. He devotes a substantial amount of time on behalf of all FEI companies, including Landry’s and Golden Nugget, to acquisitions, financings, human resources, risk, benefit and litigation management, union, lease and contract negotiations, trademark oversight and licensing and is primarily responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local laws. He was also primarily responsible for Landry’s corporate governance and SEC compliance from its initial public offering and during the 17 plus years Landry’s operated as a public company. We believe the foregoing experience provides the Company with valuable insight, skills and perspective. Prior to joining Landry’s, he was a partner in the law firm of Stumpf  & Falgout in Houston, Texas. Mr. Scheinthal represented Landry’s for approximately five years before becoming part of the organization. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 1984.

Nicholas Daraviras has served as our Vice President, Acquisitions since August 24, 2020. He previously served as Vice President, Acquisitions of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015 through the consummation of the Waitr business combination. He has served as Vice President, Acquisitions of Landcadia II since February 14, 2019. Mr. Daraviras is Co-President of Leucadia Asset Management and a Managing Director of Jefferies. Prior to 2014, Mr. Daraviras had been employed with Jefferies Capital Partners, LLC or its predecessors since 1996. Mr. Daraviras has served on the board of Fiesta Restaurant Group since April 2011 and currently serves on Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He also serves on several boards of directors of private portfolio companies of Jefferies. We believe that Mr. Daraviras brings significant experience with the strategic, financial and operational issues of retail companies in connection with his service on the boards of a number of his firm’s past and current portfolio companies.