Altimeter Growth Corp.
- Registration2020-09-11 Filed S1
- IPO2020-10-02 IPO, search begins
- Definitive Agreement2021-04-12 Agreement for merger
- Completed2022-01-08 Merger Completed
- SPAC Ticker
- Merged Ticker
Brad Gerstner serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Altimeter Growth Corp. Mr. Gerstner founded Altimeter in 2008 with a mission to build a leading technology focused investment firm and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Altimeter, Mr. Gerstner was a founding principal at General Catalyst and led technology and internet investments at PAR Capital. Mr. Gerstner is also an operator after founding and leading multiple online search businesses with successful exits, including acquisitions by Interactive Corp, Marchex and Google. Mr. Gerstner currently serves on the board of directors of iHeartMedia. He received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College, a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
We believe Mr. Gerstner is well qualified to serve as the Chairman of our board of directors due to his proven financial, investment, and operating acumen and diverse background in analyzing public and private markets. We believe that Mr. Gerstner has built a unique set of analytical tools, relationships, and experiences that give him excellent judgment and insights into managing a portfolio and operating a business.
Hab Siam serves as the General Counsel and a Director of Altimeter Growth Corp. Mr. Siam also currently serves as Altimeter’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to Altimeter, Mr. Siam served as Financial Services Counsel in Washington, DC for Illinois 10th District Congressman Robert Dold, a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Mr. Siam also served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for NextG Networks, Inc. and as Corporate Lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Kirkland & Ellis. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Illinois and a J.D from Indiana University School of Law.
We believe Mr. Siam is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his depth of legal and regulatory experience, including advising companies, as well as his broad leadership and operational experience.
Richard N. Barton has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Altimeter Growth Corp. Mr. Barton is the co-founder of Zillow Group, Inc. (“Zillow”) and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since February 2019. Mr. Barton has been a member of Zillow’s board of directors since its inception in December 2004, served as its Chief Executive Officer from inception until September 2010 and served as its Executive Chairman from September 2010 to February 2019. Mr. Barton served as a venture partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm, from February 2005 through September 2018. Prior to co-founding Zillow, Mr. Barton founded Expedia as a group within Microsoft Corporation in 1994. Microsoft spun out the group as Expedia, Inc. in 1999, and Mr. Barton served as Expedia’s President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Barton also co-founded and served as Non-Executive Chairman of Glassdoor from June 2007 through the company’s acquisition in June 2018. Mr. Barton has served on the board of directors of Netflix, Inc. since 2002; and Qurate Retail, Inc. (formerly Liberty Interactive Corporation) since 2016. Mr. Barton holds a B.S. in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University.
We believe Mr. Barton is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his broad range of relevant leadership and technical skills he possesses as a founder and chief executive officer of consumer-facing companies in the mobile and Internet industries.
Aishetu Fatima Dozie has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Altimeter Growth Corp. Ms. Dozie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bossy Cosmetics, Inc. (“Bossy Cosmetics”), a mission-driven cruelty-free beauty company. Prior to founding Bossy Cosmetics in 2018, Ms. Dozie served as a Fellow at the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University. Previously, Ms. Dozie served as General Manager and Head of Investment Banking, West Africa at Rand Merchant Bank from 2015 until 2017. Prior to Rand Merchant Bank, Ms. Dozie has worked for Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered Bank as a senior investment banking executive. Ms. Dozie has also worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC, where she focused on financing businesses in the manufacturing, infrastructure, and service sectors in regions such as Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and Eastern Africa. In addition, Ms. Dozie founded a first-of-its-kind children’s play and activity center in Lagos, Nigeria and authored a children’s picture book entitled “Paloo & Friends in Imaginaria.” Ms. Dozie recently executive produced an online television series named “African HERstory,” where she interviewed successful female African executives to highlight their impact on the continent’s development. Ms. Dozie holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and participated in the Leaders in Development Program at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.
We believe Ms. Dozie is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to her significant investment experience, as well as her executive and entrepreneurial experience.
Dev Ittycheria has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Altimeter Growth Corp. Mr. Ittycheria serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of board of directors of MongoDB, Inc. (“MongoDB”) since September 2014. Prior to joining MongoDB, Mr. Ittycheria served as a Managing Director at OpenView Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, from October 2013 to September 2014. From February 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Ittycheria served as Venture Partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm. From April 2008 to February 2010, Mr. Ittycheria served as President-Enterprise Management at BMC Software, Inc., a computer software company, which he joined in connection with its acquisition of BladeLogic, Inc., a computer software company that Mr. Ittycheria co-founded and for which he served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ittycheria currently serves as lead independent director of the board of directors of Datadog, Inc., a public software company. Mr. Ittycheria previously served on the boards of directors of Bazaarvoice, Inc., a public software company (January 2010 to August 2014); athenahealth, Inc., a public cloud-based services company (June 2010 to February 2019); and AppDynamics, Inc., a private software company (March 2011 until its acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. in March 2017). Mr. Ittycheria received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.
We believe Mr. Ittycheria is well qualified to serve as a member on our board of directors because of his experience building and leading high growth businesses, his service on the boards of multiple public companies and his expertise and insight into corporate matters as MongoDB’s President and Chief Executive Officer.