Merged into Cazoo Holdings Limited, ticker now CZOO
AJAX

Completed

Cazoo Holdings Limited

Ajax I

Sponsors: Ajax I Holdings
Raised
$804M
CIK
1824963
Focus
Technology, Software, FinTech, Consumer, Unicorns
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Daniel Och has been a director since August 2020 and our Chief Executive Officer since September 2020. Mr. Och began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1982 in the Risk Arbitrage Department. Mr. Och was later named Head of Proprietary Trading in the Equities Division and Co-Head of U.S. Equities Trading. In 1994, Mr. Och left Goldman Sachs and founded the asset management firm, Och-Ziff, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for 24 years until February 2018 and Chairman of the Board of Directors until March 2019. Mr. Och focuses on investment activities through Willoughby Capital Holdings, LLC (“Willoughby Capital”) his family office which was established in 2009. Mr. Och is also a committed philanthropist through his private foundation, the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation, founded in 2008. Mr. Och serves on several charitable boards, including the Robin Hood Foundation and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where his foundation recently endowed the Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital. Mr. Och is also a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers, the Board of the Museum of Modern Art, and serves as a Trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation. Mr. Och is an active supporter of Israel and Jewish causes through his work with UJA-Federation New York and Birthright Israel. On September 29, 2016, in connection with his prior position as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Och-Ziff, Mr. Och, without admitting or denying any of the allegations, settled with the SEC in connection with an investigation of certain payments made by Och-Ziff, directly or indirectly through intermediaries, between the period from 2007 through 2011 to high ranking government officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr. Och agreed to cease and desist from committing or causing any violations and any future violations of Section 13(b)(2)(A) of the Exchange Act and agreed to a settlement payment of $ 2,173,718 in disgorgement and interest. The SEC did not allege any anti-fraud violations, intentional misrepresentations or willful misconduct on the part of Mr. Och. Mr. Och holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Och was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive public and private investment experience in complex transactions across a variety of deal structures and industries, specifically identifying, investing in new products, technologies and consumer trends.

Glenn R. Fuhrman has been our President since September 2020 and will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Fuhrman spent the first ten years of his career at Goldman Sachs, where he rose to the position of Managing Director and Head of the Special Investments Group. While at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Fuhrman served on the Investment Committees of three of Goldman Sachs’ Private Equity Partners’ funds, a series of multi-manager private equity funds, and on the Boards of Directors of several other private investment funds for the partners and employees of Goldman Sachs. In 1998, Mr. Fuhrman left Goldman Sachs and co-founded MSD Capital (“MSD”), the private investment firm of Michael Dell, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Technologies. During Mr. Fuhrman’s 22 year tenure at MSD, he served as Co-Managing Partner and Co-Head of the Investment Committee, overseeing a diverse array of investments, including venture capital, growth equity, minority investments in large public and private companies and significant investments for control in corporate buyouts and real estate. Mr. Fuhrman also served as the Co-Managing Partner of MSDC Management, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser that raised billions of dollars from a select group of outside investors, which focused on strategies initially developed by MSD. Mr. Fuhrman currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of his family office, Virtru Investment Partners. Mr. Fuhrman is a Trustee of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Americas Foundation, and a Board Member of the 92nd Street Y, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation. Mr. Fuhrman is also the Founder of the FLAG Art Foundation in New York. In 2013, Mr. Fuhrman and his wife Amanda Fuhrman sponsored the creation of the nation’s largest free Wi-Fi network covering ninety-five city blocks in Harlem. In 2019, the Fuhrman’s launched the annual FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence which most recently awarded twenty-two extraordinary NYC Public School Teachers cash awards ranging from $500 to $25,000 in the Spring of 2020. Mr. Fuhrman received his Master of Business Administration in 1988 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania after sub-matriculating from the undergraduate program, where he studied Finance and Art History and received a Bachelor of Science and Economics, summa cum laude, in 1987.

Mr. Fuhrman was selected to serve on our board because of his extensive investing track record including private equity and venture capital investments.

J. Morgan Rutman has been our Chief Financial Officer since September 2020 and will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Rutman currently serves as the President of Willoughby Capital. Mr. Rutman began his investment career in 1985 at Dillon Read as an analyst in its merger arbitrage department. Mr. Rutman moved to Steinhardt Partners in 1986 to co-manage their merger arbitrage portfolio. Mr. Rutman co-founded Farallon Partners in 1990 and Harvest Management LLC in 1993, which he managed until early 2008. Mr. Rutman graduated with honors from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He served on the Board of the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. from 2001 – 2011, heading its Investment Committee from 2009 until 2011. Mr. Rutman rejoined the Board of the University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc. in 2013, serving as Chairman from 2014 – 2016. Mr. Rutman was appointed to the University of New Hampshire System Board as a Trustee in 2016, where he serves as the chair of the Investment and Finance Committee since 2016.

Mr. Rutman was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive financial expertise as well as his experience managing investment portfolios.

Steve Ells will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Ells is the founder and former Executive Chairman & CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill. Prior to launching Chipotle, Mr. Ells worked for two years at Stars restaurant in San Francisco., where he was inspired by the local taquerias. Mr. Ells returned home to Denver in hopes of opening a similarly themed establishment and founded Chipotle in 1993. Under his direction, the chain grew substantially, serving naturally raised protein and promoting sustainable agriculture. Mr. Ells served as Chief Executive Officer of the chain from 1993 until 2009, when he split Co-Chief Executive Officer duties with Monty Moran. Mr. Ells returned as sole Chief Executive Officer from 2016 to 2017. Mr. Ells received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is also a 1990 Culinary Institute of America graduate.

Mr. Ells was selected to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive experience in brand building, management and innovation.

James Morgan (Jim) McKelvey Jr. will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. McKelvey is a serial entrepreneur, businessperson and philanthropist. Most notably, Mr. McKelvey co-founded payments firm Square, Inc. in 2009. Mr. McKelvey served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors until 2010. Mr. McKelvey served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors until 2010. Mr. McKelvey remains on Square’s Board, but started a new company, Invisibly, in 2017, which powers micropayments for the news and publishing industries. Mr. McKelvey is also a General Partner of Fintop Capital. In January 2017, Mr. McKelvey was appointed as an Independent Director of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, where he serves as Vice Chairman. Mr. McKelvey has numerous philanthropic interests, the most notable being Washington University in St. Louis, where he serves on the Board of Trustees and the engineering school is named after his father. In 2013, Mr. McKelvey co-founded LaunchCode, a non-profit organization that aims to grow new talent and create pathways to on-the-job training and employment. Mr. McKelvey is a master glass artist and authored the top textbook on glassblowing. He co-founded Third Degree Glass Factory, one of the top international centers for glass artwork. Mr. McKelvey graduated from Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Economics in 1987.

Mr. McKelvey was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his depth of expertise and network connectivity across diverse areas of the technology industry including marketplaces, social networks, ecommerce, payments and artificial intelligence.

Kevin Systrom will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Systrom is the former CEO and Co-Founder of Instagram. Mr. Systrom was CEO of Instagram for eight years from 2009 to 2018, overseeing the company’s business strategy and product roadmap. Under Mr. Systrom’s leadership, Instagram scaled its community substantially, all while launching innovative efforts in creativity tools, video and chat products. Mr. Systrom also oversaw the launch and growth of Instagram’s advertising products on feed and stories. In 2012, Instagram was acquired by Facebook, Inc. and Mr. Systrom retained his title as CEO of Instagram. In 2018, Mr. Systrom announced that he would step down from his role within Facebook. Before starting Instagram, Mr. Systrom held positions at Odeo, which would become Twitter, and Google in marketing, product, and corporate development roles. Mr. Systrom also served on the the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., from September 2014 until April 2018. Mr. Systrom graduated in 2006 from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Engineering.

Mr. Systrom was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his depth of expertise and network connectivity across diverse areas of the technology industry including social networks.

Anne Wojcicki will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Ms. Wojcicki is the Co-Founder and CEO of 23andMe, with a mission to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe pioneered direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Ms. Wojcicki graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1996.

Ms. Wojcicki was selected to serve on our board of directors because of her extensive experience in the biotechnology sector, brand building and product development.