Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.
- Technology, Media, Telecommunications, TMT
Dr. Donald G. Basile has served as our Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer since inception. Dr. Basile has also served as an executive officer and director at Monsoon Blockchain Corporation since November 2019 and as a director of GIBF, GP Inc. since September 2018. Dr. Basile previously served as a director of Violin Memory, Inc. from April 2009 to January 2014 and as its Chief Executive Officer from April 2009 to December 2013. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of FusionIO from January 2008 to March 2009 and as its Chairman from July 2006 to March 2009. Dr. Basile previously worked at AT&T Bell Labs, IBM, United Health Group and Lenfest Group (acquired by Comcast) and served as Managing Director of Raza Foundries and Vice President of Raza Microelectonics (RMI). Dr. Basile received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on distributed computing from Stanford University, a MS in Electrical Engineering focused on advanced computer architecture from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering with a minor in economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. We believe Dr. Basile is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his depth of investment experience and vast network of relationships.
Dixon Doll, Jr. has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since inception. Mr. Doll is currently also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of DBM Cloud Systems, Inc. since January 2016 and the Managing Director of Longstreet Ventures, Inc. since January 2003. From July 2009 to January 2014, Mr. Doll served as the Chief Operating Officer and as a director of Violin Memory, Inc. He has also previously worked as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Corporate Development at FusionIO from February 2008 to February 2009, as the Vice President of Corporate Development of NEON from May 1998 to July 2001 and as Vice President of Corporate Development of Recourse Technologies from July 2001 to August 2002. In addition, he was a Business Development Manager at Oracle Alliances Division from September 1994 to May 1998. Mr. Doll has previously served as a consultant to Oak Investment Partners, GTGR, Carlyle Group and DCM. He also is a partner at Birchwood Partners, an angel fund that helps early stage companies launch. Mr. Doll is the son of Dixon Doll, one of our director nominees. Mr. Doll holds a bachelors of arts from Georgetown University and has been a member of the board of advisors to the dean of the College of Liberal Arts since 2012. He holds an MBA from The University of Michigan.
John C. Small has served as our Chief Financial Officer since inception. Mr. Small also serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Quanterra Capital Management LP since May 2019. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mode Media from April 2016 to September 2016, and the Chief Financial Officer of Viggle, Inc. (Nasdaq: VGGL) from September 2012 to October 2015. He served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Tsunami XR from October 2016 to May 2019. Mr. Small joined GLG Partners in 2000 as a Senior Asset Manager responsible for Telecom, Media, Technology and Renewable Energy investments for the GLG North American Opportunity Fund and served as the President of the GLG North America office from April 2000 to August 2011. He worked as a Telecom and Media analyst at Ulysses Management from January 1997 to March 2000 and as a Telecom analyst at Odyssey Partners from March 1996 to January 1997. He also worked as an equity research analyst at Dillon Read (from January 1992 to September 1993) and Morgan Stanley (from October 1993 to February 1996). Mr. Small has previously served as a director of Loyalty Alliance, Inc., PayEase Ltd., INFINIA Corporation, ViSole Energy, Inc., New Millennium Solar Equipment Co, ShortList Media Ltd, DraftDay Inc., and Spinvox Ltd. Mr. Small received a BA in Economics concentrating in International Relations from Cornell University.
Dixon Doll will serve as a Senior Director as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Doll currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Institute (SIEPR). Previously, Mr. Doll served as the Chairman of Network Equipment Technologies (NWK) and as a director of DIRECTV (DTV). Mr. Doll was elected to the Board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2005 and served on the Executive Committee and as Chairman from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Doll led DCM Ventures’ investments in About.com (acquired by The New York Times Co.), @Motion (acquired by Openwave), Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), Coradiant (acquired by BMC), Force10 Networks (acquired by Dell), Foundry Networks (Nasdaq: FDRY), Internap (Nasdaq: INAP), Ipivot (acquired by Intel), and Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM). He previously served on the board of directors of Direct TV. He is a Board Member of Papal Foundation Rome and the University of San Francisco. He received his B.S. degree (cum laude) from Kansas State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was a National Science Foundation scholar. Mr. Doll is the father of Dixon Doll, Jr., our Co-Chief Executive Officer. We believe that Mr. Doll is well qualified to serve as a member of our board because of his extensive investment, his service as a current and former director of public companies, and his vast network of relationships.
Alan Clingman will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since January 2008, Mr. Clingman has served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Yellow River Asset Management. He has also served as the co-founder of LRG Energy since February 2018. Mr. Clingman started his first business, Coal & Carbon Industries, in 1981 and purchased AIOC, a small commodities trading company in New York, in 1988. He also served as the CEO and Chairman of Marquis Jet from March 2001 to April 2003 and founded Cortiva Education from November 2003 to January 2007, which was acquired by Steiner Leisure (NASDAQ: STNR). We believe Mr. Clingman is well qualified to serve as a member of our board due to his strategic expertise, deep business knowledge and vast network of relationships.
Paul Misir will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since May 2013, Mr. Misir has served as the founder and Managing Partner of Notos LLC, where he consults boards of late stage private and public telecom, data, and technology companies on corporate strategy and the development of capital markets offerings. From July 2001 to December 2011, Mr. Misir served as the Founder and Managing Partner of Morning Street Capital and its related funds (including as Founder and CEO of its predecessor merchant bank and market research advisor, Columbia Strategy LLC). Mr. Misir holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. We believe Mr. Misir is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his depth of investment experience and vast network of relationships.
Arun Abraham will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Abraham is an executive director at M. Klein and Company, a global strategic advisory firm, where he advises technology, FinTech, media, sports and other companies and select financial sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and other large private investors. Since joining M. Klein and Company in July 2017, Mr. Abraham has also helped execute various special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) processes and transactions for both SPACs sponsored by M. Klein and for third-party advisory clients. Previously, Mr. Abraham was an investment banker at Lazard Frères & Co. from August 2016 to June 2017 and at Evercore Partners from May 2013 to August 2016, where he advised technology, media, FinTech, healthcare and other leading global companies and investors. From 2007 to 2011, he served as an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and is a member of the New York State Bar. Mr. Abraham holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a J.D. from USC Law School and a B.A. from Yale University. We believe Mr. Abraham is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his depth of experience with strategic investment, M&A and SPAC transaction experience including with companies in the technology sector, capital markets experience, and his broad network of relevant investor, financial and technology industry relationships.