FVT

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Fortress Value Acquisition Corp. III

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SPAC Team

Leadership

Joshua A. Pack will serve as Chairman of the company’s board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Pack is a Managing Partner of the Credit Funds business at Fortress. Mr. Pack has 20 years of credit investment and workout experience through multiple credit cycles. He is based in Los Angeles and Heads the illiquid credit investment strategies at Fortress, serves on the investment committee for the Credit Funds business at Fortress and is a member of the Management Committee of Fortress. Since joining the Credit Funds business at Fortress at its inception in 2002, Mr. Pack has analyzed, structured and negotiated hundreds of lending, structured equity and real estate transactions. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Pack was a Vice President with Wells Fargo & Co. in the capital markets group. Before that, Mr. Pack was a Vice President with American Commercial Capital, an independent specialty finance company focused on corporate and real estate lending to middle market businesses that was subsequently acquired by Wells Fargo & Co. in 2001. He serves as a director on multiple corporate Boards and is on the Board of the San Diego Zoo Global Foundation. Mr. Pack previously served on the board of directors of Mosaic from 2017 to 2020. Additionally, Mr. Pack served as the Chairman of FVAC I’s board of directors since April 2020 until consummation of its business combination in November 2020 and has served as the Chairman of FVAC II’s board of directors since August 2020. Mr. Pack attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a B.A. in Economics from California State University, San Marcos. Mr. Pack’s significant investment and financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Andrew A. McKnight serves as a director and will serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer following the completion of this offering. Mr. McKnight is a Managing Partner of the Credit Funds business at Fortress. Mr. McKnight is based in San Francisco and Heads the liquid credit investment strategies at Fortress, serves on the investment committee for the Credit Funds business at Fortress and is a member of the Management Committee of Fortress. Mr. McKnight previously served on the board of directors of Mosaic from 2017 to 2020. Additionally, Mr. McKnight has served on the board of directors and as the Chief Executive Officer of FVAC I since its inception in January 2020 and continues to serve on the board of directors of MP Materials where he is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. McKnight has also served on the board of directors and as the Chief Executive Officer of FVAC II since its inception in June 2020. Prior to joining Fortress in February 2005, he was the trader for Fir Tree Partners where he was responsible for analyzing and trading high yield and convertible bonds, bank debt, derivatives and equities for the value-based hedge fund. Prior to Fir Tree, Mr. McKnight worked on Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s distressed bank debt trading desk. Mr. McKnight received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia. Mr. McKnight’s significant investment and financial expertise make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Daniel N. Bass will serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer following the completion of this offering. Mr. Bass has served as Chief Financial Officer of Fortress since 2003, leading the firm’s finance, accounting, tax, corporate real estate, information technology, HR and corporate development functions. At Fortress, Mr. Bass supported the business growth in AUM from $3 billion to $80 billion. Mr. Bass was the Chief Financial Officer of Fortress for the entire time it was a public company (NYSE:FIG) (2007-2017). Mr. Bass also co-led the completed merger with SoftBank which closed in December 2017. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Bass was the Chief Financial Officer of the Corporate Investments division at Deutsche Bank. The division housed over $100 billion in firm assets worldwide. Also, while at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bass was the global Business Area Controller of the Investment Banking division. In this capacity, he supported growth of the bank’s global investment banking division, including integration of the Banker’s Trust accounting team upon acquisition. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bass was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s international tax practice where he advised multi-national & international banks on US & global tax matters. Mr. Bass is a board member of the Real Estate Center at Florida State University. Mr. Bass served as the Chief Financial Officer of FVAC I since its inception in January 2020 until consummation of its business combination in November 2020 and as the Chief Financial Officer of FVAC II since its inception in June 2020. Mr. Bass received both a B.S. and a Masters in Accounting from Florida State University.

Micah B. Kaplan will serve as the company’s Chief Operating Officer following the completion of this offering. Mr. Kaplan is a Managing Director in the Corporate Debt and Securities Group at Fortress, where he is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting and execution of public and private debt and equity investments across a broad range of industries. Additionally, Mr. Kaplan served as the Chief Operating Officer of FVAC I since its inception in January 2020 until consummation of its business combination in November 2020 and has served as the Chief Operating Officer of FVAC II since its inception in June 2020. Prior to joining Fortress in July 2011, Mr. Kaplan was a research analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he analyzed and published research on high yield issuers. Mr. Kaplan received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Alexander P. Gillette will serve as the Company’s General Counsel following completion of this offering. Mr. Gillette is the Deputy General Counsel and a Managing Director of Fortress. Mr. Gillette joined Fortress in 2008 after six years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and other corporate transactions. Additionally, Mr. Gillette has served as the General Counsel of FVAC II since August 2020. Mr. Gillette received a B.A with high distinction in the distinguished major in political and social thought from the University of Virginia and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School.

Marc Furstein will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Mr. Furstein is the President of Credit Funds at Fortress and is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Additionally, Mr. Furstein has served as a director of FVAC II since August 2020. Prior to joining Fortress in July 2001, Mr. Furstein co-founded and was the Chief Operating Officer of American Commercial Capital (a specialty finance company) and Coronado Advisors (an SEC registered broker dealer). Both companies were sold to Wells Fargo in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Furstein was co-manager of the opportunistic real estate loan business of Goldman, Sachs & Co. In that position, he structured and negotiated senior and mezzanine commercial loans and acquisition facilities. Mr. Furstein was also involved in the acquisition of distressed business, consumer and real estate loans and had responsibility for the management of such assets. In this role, he designed and oversaw the implementation of financial reporting, tax, compliance and asset management systems, policies and procedures. Mr. Furstein started his career in Goldman’s Financial Institutions Group, where he focused on M&A transactions and corporate finance. Mr. Furstein received a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Furstein’s significant investment, financial and infrastructure expertise to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Leslee Cowen will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Ms. Cowen is a Managing Director in the Credit Funds business at Fortress, co-head of the liquid credit investment strategies, and a member of the investment committee. Ms. Cowen also serves on the Management Committee of Fortress. Additionally, Ms. Cowen has served as a director of FVAC II since August 2020. Prior to joining Fortress in 2002, Ms. Cowen was at the Baupost Group, a value investment firm, where she was responsible for the acquisition of public and private distressed debt and equity securities, as well as the acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios. Previously, Ms. Cowen was an associate at the Argentum Group, a venture capital firm, where she was involved in several roll-up transactions. Ms. Cowen started her career as an analyst at The Blackstone Group in the private equity and M&A groups. Currently she serves on multiple non-profit boards. Ms. Cowen received a B.S. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in finance, accounting and multinational management. Ms. Cowen’s significant financial and investment expertise makes her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Noha H. Carrington will serve as a director of the company following completion of this offering. Ms. Carrington has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Carrington Advisors, LLC since June 2006, providing FinTech advisory services to early stage companies. From March 2019 to April 2020, Ms. Carrington was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Wellpay, Inc. From January 2018 to September 2019, she was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of UpLift, Inc. Previously, Ms. Carrington was a Principal at Trilogy Advisors, a venture capital firm, where she was responsible for portfolio risk management and executing trades for a variety of investments including equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and derivatives. Prior to her buy-side experience, Ms. Carrington spent fifteen years as a global equity derivative sales trader advising hedge funds globally with firms such as Morgan Stanley, Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Ms. Carrington received her B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut and her M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Stern Business School. Ms. Carrington serves on the Board of the University of Connecticut and is a member of both the Investment and Governance committees since 2013. Ms. Carrington’s extensive financial and management experience make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.