Merged into Blue Owl Capital, ticker now OWL


Blue Owl Capital

First $10.75
Merger $11.60
Merger +6mo $15.53
Merger +1yr $11.77
Recent $17.32


Underwriter: Goldman Sachs
SPAC Ticker
Blue Owl Capital
Merged Ticker
Technology, Media, Telecommunications, TMT, Healthcare, Financial Services, FinTech, Consumer
External link: SEC Filings



Tom Wasserman — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Tom Wasserman serves as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wasserman also currently serves as a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners, LLC where he heads the Growth Equity group. Since March 2019, Mr. Wasserman has served as a member of the board of directors of Trine Acquisition Corp. Mr. Wasserman has worked within TMT (including prior to his transition to HPS) since 1999. Mr. Wasserman’s current board roles include serving as a director of BT One Phone Limited, OnePhone Holding AB, Revolt Media and TV Holdings, LLC, and CAST Holdings LLC. Mr. Wasserman served as Chairman of Hibernia Networks (sold to GTT Communications). Mr. Wasserman began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in the investment banking division. He has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction. Mr. Wasserman is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive industry and investment experience.

We believe Mr. Wasserman is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his significant investment experience and vast network of relationships.

Wendy Lai — Chief Financial Officer. Wendy Lai serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Lai is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners, where she leads the corporate finance, regulatory capital compliance, and technology transformation of financial systems. Prior to joining HPS in 2016, Ms. Lai was a Senior Vice President at Blackstone, where she oversaw accounting of registered investment advisors, corporate consolidation, and financial reporting functions. Ms. Lai worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as the Senior Manager, where she managed the audit engagements of hedge funds and Fortune 500 insurance companies. She holds MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Tufts University.

Kevin Beebe — Director. Kevin Beebe has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Since November 2007, Mr. Beebe has been President and Chief Executive Officer of 2BPartners, LLC, a partnership that provides strategic, financial and operational advice to private equity firms and companies in the technology and telecom industries. From 1998 to 2007 he was Group President of Operations at ALLTEL Corporation, a publicly traded telecommunications services company. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Beebe served as Executive Vice President of Operations for 360° Communications Co., a publicly traded wireless communications company. From 1983 to 1995 Mr. Beebe served in various management roles at ATT, Southwestern Bell and United Telecom/Sprint.

Currently, Mr. Beebe serves on the board of directors for, Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (currently as the chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and previously as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees), a publicly traded semiconductor company, SBA Communications (currently as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees and previously as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee), a publicly traded wireless tower and service company, Frontier Communications, a publicly traded local, long distance and broadband service provider (currently as a member of the Finance, Audit and Compensation Committees), Nextel Holdings, a private company holding the remaining Nextel International assets, Syniverse Technologies (currently as the Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of Compensation Committee), Logix Communications, a private broadband service provider, and DartPoints Holding Company LLC, an operator of edge colocation data centers. In addition, Mr. Beebe is a founding partner of Astra Capital, a private equity firm focused on mid-market tech/telecom investment opportunities.

Mr. Beebe also serves on the Board of Trustees of Caron Treatment Centers, as Chair of Caron’s Florida Advisory Board, and on the Naples Community Hospital Board of Trustees. Mr. Beebe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in Economics from Bowling Green University in Ohio. He also completed the Executive Business Administration Program at Columbia University in New York.

Kevin Beebe is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive industry and investment experience.

Payne Brown — Director. Payne Brown has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Brown currently serves as the President of THINK450, the for-profit innovation engine of the National Basketball Players Association. Prior to becoming President of THINK450 he was the Managing Partner of Econet Media Partners. Prior to this, Mr. Brown was Managing Director at Highbridge Principal Strategies (“Highbridge”), an alternative investment management organization, where he focused on media opportunities in the private equity group. Mr. Brown joined Highbridge in 2012 and led the firm’s investment into REVOLT TV, a multimedia platform. He currently serves on REVOLT’S board and chairs the compensation committee. Mr. Brown also served as the Chief of Staff to the interim owner of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014. Prior to joining Highbridge in 2012 Mr. Brown was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and a corporate officer at Comcast Corporation and also served as a strategic advisor to Comcast senior leadership, crisis manager, and negotiations expert during Comcast Corporation’s acquisition of NBCUniversal from 2009 to 2011. Prior to joining Comcast in 1998, Mr. Brown spent three years practicing law at Helmke, Beams, and Boyer. He also served as an assistant prosecutor for the State of Indiana, and as the Director of Public Safety for the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served on the Fort Wayne Community Schools school board for eight years, presiding as President of the board for two years.

Mr. Brown has served on a number of boards, including the Philadelphia Urban League, Project Home, and on the Board of Advisors for the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). He has served as an advisor to The HistoryMakers, TV One, the American Black Film Festival, and the Black Filmmaker Foundation. Mr. Brown has also served as a retained strategic advisor to Comcast Corporation. Mr. Brown received a J.D. from George Washington University and a B.S. in Management from Purdue University.

Mr. Brown is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive industry experience.

Rick Jelinek — Director. Rick Jelinek has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Jelinek is Managing Director at Czech One Capital Partners and an active healthcare investor and executive. Previously, Mr. Jelinek was executive vice president, enterprise modernization and integration at CVS Health. He led the integration efforts related to the CVS Health and Aetna merger as well as the broad scale infrastructure modernization activities. Mr. Jelinek has held senior leadership roles within payor, provider and private equity organizations including working as an operating partner at Advent International over his 25-year career. Previously, Mr. Jelinek served as executive vice president of enterprise strategy and head of Aetna’s local markets and national accounts operations. For 19 years of his career, Mr. Jelinek served in a variety of executive leadership roles at UnitedHealth Group and a predecessor company, including CEO of OptumHealth and CEO of the company’s Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Emerging Businesses Group.

Mr. Jelinek is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a founding advisory board member for the Griffith Leadership Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He currently is a member of the board of directors of HealthEdge and previously served on the board of directors of Cotiviti, Sutter Health, Redbrick Health, the Minnesota Children’s Museum and The Long Term Care Group. Mr. Jelinek holds a master’s degree in health services administration and an MBA from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Jelinek is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive industry and investment experience.

Roma Khanna — Director. Roma Khanna has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Ms. Khanna is a content innovator, executive and entrepreneur. From 2017 to 2020 Ms. Khanna was the chief executive officer at REVOLT Media and TV, responsible for leading strategy and operations of the real-time, multi-platform brand and network, reporting directly to the Chairman, Sean Combs, and the Board. She remained on as Advisor to the Board after she chose to step down as chief executive officer.

From 2011 through 2015, Ms. Khanna was President of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (“MGM”) Television Group and Digital where she oversaw creative development and production as well as worldwide TV and digital distribution for branded channels. Under Ms. Khanna’s leadership, MGM Television developed and delivered several critically acclaimed award-winning series, including “The Handmaid’s Tale” to Hulu, “Fargo” to FX, “Vikings” to HISTORY. Prior to joining MGM, Ms. Khanna served as President, Universal Networks International & Digital Initiatives, with NBC Universal. While at NBC Universal, Ms. Khanna oversaw and grew NBC Universal’s portfolio of international television channels, including the Syfy Channel, 13th Street, Universal Channel, Hallmark Channel, Divatv and Movies24 brands, as well as the Digital Initiatives division. Ms. Khanna has also served as Senior Vice President, Content and Co-Head of Television for CHUM Limited in Canada. Ms. Khanna began her career in digital media with Snap Media and in music at Sony Music Canada.

Ms. Khanna serves as a board member of the Canadian Film Centrend sits on the commercial committee of BAFTA and the advisory board for the Peabody Awards. Ms. Khanna has received The Euro 50 award from Eurodata and was the first recipient of Reed MIDEM’s “MIPCube Media Architect of the Future Award” for her pioneering work in the use of new digital platforms. Ms. Khanna earned a bachelor of science from the University of Toronto, a J.D. from the University of Detroit, a bachelor of law from the University of Windsor, and an MBA from York University-Schulich School of Business.

Ms. Khanna is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to her extensive industry experience.

John Kim — Director. John Kim has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Kim is Founder and Managing Partner of Brewer Lane Ventures. Prior to founding Brewer Lane Ventures, Mr. Kim was President and Chief Investment Officer of New York Life Insurance Company.

As a career investor, Mr. Kim started New York Life Ventures in 2012, which over the subsequent 6 years. Previously, he held CEO roles in other insurance, retirement and asset management firms including Prudential Retirement, CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services, and Aeltus Investment Management, a subsidiary of VOYA.

Mr. Kim is currently a board director at four insurtech startups — Powerlytics, Socotra, Avibra and Ladder Life Insurance. Additionally, he is on the board of trustees of Eversource, New England’s largest energy delivery company and a national leader in clean energy, and was previously on the board of FiServ, a global provider of financial services technology. Mr. Kim received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Mr. Kim is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive investment and board experience.

Michael Rubenstein — Director. Mr. Rubenstein has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. He is an entrepreneur and executive who played a key role in building AppNexus, which was acquired by AT&T in 2018, and DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google in 2008. Mr. Rubenstein specializes in marketplace strategy, win-win partnerships, developing talent, and building high-performing go-to-market organizations that create global impact.

At AT&T, he served as President of AppNexus, a Xandr company, where he oversaw go-to-market for the company’s digital ad platform. Prior to AT&T, Mr. Rubenstein spent nearly a decade as President and Board member at AppNexus, and was a chief architect of the company's growth from startup to a leader in programmatic advertising. Prior to joining AppNexus, Mr. Rubenstein founded and served as General Manager of DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a leading marketplace for programmatic advertising, after joining DoubleClick through the acquisition of Toronto-based martech startup FloNetwork, later re-branded DARTmail.

Mr. Rubenstein has also served on non-profit Boards, including the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Global Cities (a Bloomberg Philanthropy).

Mr. Rubenstein regularly speaks at business conferences and schools, and actively advises and invests in the next generation of entrepreneurial ventures. He holds a bachelor's degree from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Mr. Rubenstein is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive industry experience.

Vijay Sondhi — Director. Vijay Sondhi has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Sondhi is the CEO of NMI. He is an accomplished fintech executive and investor. Mr. Sondhi ran Visa’s CyberSource and businesses, was head of Visa corporate strategy and launched Visa’s flagship One-Market Innovation Center. He served as chief financial officer for three private equity and venture-backed companies spanning a wide variety of fintech solutions, including ERP accounting, point-of-sale systems, hospitality reservations and billing, plus financial document management, where he raised private capital, executed merger and acquisition transactions and oversaw an initial public offering. Mr. Sondhi’s executive career includes senior roles with Oracle-Micros, OpenText-IXOS and SAP. He serves on the boards of Verifone and Tangem and is a senior advisor to

Mr. Sondhi earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from The University of British Columbia.

Mr. Sondhi is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive industry and investment experience.

Michael Vorhaus — Director. Michael Vorhaus has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Vorhaus currently severs as a member of the board of directors of Perion Network (Nasdaq: PERI). Starting December of 2018, Mr. Vorhaus founded Vorhaus Advisors and is CEO of the firm. From 1994 to November 2018, he was in a variety of positions at of Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., a research-based strategic consulting firm. From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Vorhaus served as its Senior Vice President and Managing Director and from 2008 to 2018 he served as the President of Magid Advisor, a unit of Magid Associates. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Vorhaus served as a director of Grow Mobile. In 1987, he founded Vorhaus Investments.

Mr. Vorhaus holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University and completed the Management Development Program at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Mr. Vorhaus is well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive industry experience.