Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. II
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Edward E. Cohen has been the Co-Chairman of our board of directors since March 2021. He has also been the Co-Chairman of the board of directors of Osprey Tech I (NYSE: SFTW), a blank check company, since June 2019. From August 2018 to May 2020, he was Vice Chairman of Falcon Minerals Corporation (Nasdaq: FLMN), formerly Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp., and before that was Executive Chairman of Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp. from April 2017 to August 2018. Mr. Cohen has served as Chairman of HEPCO Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm making control investments in middle market companies and real estate, since its formation in September 2016. He has been the Vice Chairman of Broadscale Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SCLE), or Broadscale, a newly organized blank check company, since December 2020. Mr. Cohen was Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Energy Group, LLC from February 2015 to May 2020, having also served as Chairman since February 2012. He was Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Atlas Growth Partners, L.P. from its inception in 2013 until 2020. Mr. Cohen served as Chairman of Titan Energy, LLC from 2016 to 2020, and from August 2015 to September 2016, was Executive Chairman of Atlas Resource Partners, L.P., which filed a voluntary pre-packaged plan under Chapter 11 in July 2016, emerging from Chapter 11 as Titan Energy, LLC in September 2016 after confirmation of its plan. In addition, Mr. Cohen was: a director of Resource America, Inc. (formerly a publicly traded specialized asset management company) from 1988 until September 2016 and Chairman of its board of directors from 1990 until September 2016; and Chairman of the board of Resource Capital Corp., now known as Exantas Capital Corp. (NYSE: XAN) (a real estate investment trust) from its formation in 2005 until November 2009 and served on its board until September 2016. Mr. Cohen is also the father of Jonathan Z. Cohen. We believe that Mr. Cohen’s extensive experience enables him to provide valuable perspective and provides us with decisive and effective leadership. Mr. Cohen’s experience in founding, operating and managing public and private companies of varying size and complexity, and his extensive experience in the areas of finance, strategy and mergers and acquisitions enable him to provide valuable expertise to us.
Jonathan Z. Cohen has been a member of our board of directors since September 2020. He has been the Co-Chairman of the board of directors of Osprey Tech I (NYSE: SFTW) since June 2019, and before that was the Chief Executive Officer of Osprey Tech I from September 2018 to June 2019. He was the Chairman of Falcon Minerals Corporation (Nasdaq: FLMN), formerly Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp., from August 2018 to May 2020, and before that was a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp. from April 2017 to August 2018. Mr. Cohen also serves as CEO and Founder of HEPCO Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm making control investments in middle market companies and real estate, since its formation in September 2016. Since December 2019, he has served as a director of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), a petroleum product refining, marketing, retail and midstream company. From 2017 to 2018, Mr. Cohen has served as a director of Energen Corporation. Previously, Mr. Cohen was CEO (from 2004 to September 2016) and President (from 2003 to September 2016) of Resource America, Inc., an asset manager investing in real estate, financial services and credit until its sale to C-III Capital Partners. Mr. Cohen also co-founded both Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., a midstream energy company that was sold to Targa Resources, Inc. in 2015, and Atlas Energy, Inc., an exploration and production company that was sold to Chevron Corporation in 2011. Mr. Cohen was co-founder of the general partner of Arc Logistics Partners LP, and served as Chairman from 2006 until it was sold in December 2017 to Zenith Energy; and founder of Resource Capital Corp., now known as Exantas Capital Corp., a commercial mortgage REIT. Mr. Cohen currently serves as Executive Chairman of Atlas Energy Group, LLC and in connection therewith serves as Executive Vice Chairman and a Class A director of the board of Titan Energy, LLC and Executive Vice Chairman of Atlas Growth Partners, L.P., both affiliates of ATLS. From August 2015 to September 2016, Mr. Cohen was also Executive Vice Chairman of Titan Energy’s predecessor, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Atlas Resource Partners and subsidiaries filed a voluntary pre-packaged plan under Chapter 11 in July 2016, which was confirmed and the companies emerged from Chapter 11 in September 2016. Mr. Cohen’s philanthropic endeavors include his role as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Lincoln Center Theater, a Trustee of The American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece and Trustee of Arete Foundation, a private family foundation. Mr. Cohen is the son of Edward E. Cohen. Mr. Cohen’s involvement with public and private entities of varying size, complexity and focus, including in technology-related industries, and raising debt and equity for such entities, provides him with extensive experience and contacts that will be valuable to us. Additionally, among the reasons for his appointment as a director, Mr. Cohen’s financial, business and operational experience, as well as the experience that he has accumulated through his activities as a financier and investor, add strategic vision to the board of directors to assist with our ultimate business combination transaction.
David DiDomenico has been our Chief Executive Officer and President since September 2020 and a member of our board of directors since March 2021. Since 2010, Mr. DiDomenico has been a Partner of JANA Partners, an investment advisor based in New York City. As the Head of JANA’s SPAC strategy, Mr. DiDomenico leads JANA’s SPAC efforts and has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Osprey Tech I (NYSE: SFTW), a special purpose acquisition corporation co-sponsored by JANA, since June 2019. He previously served as a Co-Portfolio Manager of JANA’s hedge fund strategies. Prior to joining JANA Partners LLC in 2010, Mr. DiDomenico was a Managing Director of New Mountain Capital and the Portfolio Manager of the New Mountain Vantage Fund (2005-2010). He was previously an Associate Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman (2002-2005). From 1999-2002, Mr. DiDomenico was a member of the Acquisitions Team at Starwood Capital Group where he focused on corporate and real estate transactions. From 1998-1999, he was an Analyst at Tiger Management. Since October 2019, Mr. DiDomenico has served on the board of directors of KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a provider of car auction services in North America and the United Kingdom. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an AB from Harvard College. We believe that Mr. DiDomenico’s experience investing in and analyzing technology and technology-related companies for over 20 years provides us with access to his extensive and unique expertise in fundamental business analysis, as well as his broad professional relationships with technologists and investors.
Jeffrey F. Brotman has been our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since September 2020. He has also been the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Osprey Tech I (NYSE: SFTW), a blank check company, since June 2019, and the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Falcon Minerals Corporation (Nasdaq: FLMN), formerly Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp., since April 2017 and served as its Chief Financial Officer from April 2017 to June 2019. Mr. Brotman has been Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of HEPCO since its formation in September 2016. HEPCO is a private investment firm making control investments in middle market companies and real estate. He has been the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Broadscale since December 2020. Mr. Brotman was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Resource America, Inc., formerly a publicly traded asset manager investing in real estate, financial services and credit until its sale to C-III Capital Partners in September 2016. He joined Resource America in 2007, and while at Resource America also served as Executive Vice President of Resource Capital Corp., now known as Exantas Capital Corp., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Primary Capital Mortgage, Director of Leaf Commercial Capital and sat on various investment committees across all product lines. Mr. Brotman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Access to Money, Inc. (f/k/a TRM Corp.), a non-bank ATM operator, from March 2006 to June 2007, and served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors from September 2006 through September 2008. Mr. Brotman was a co-founder, and served as Managing Member, of Ledgewood, PC, a Philadelphia based business law firm, from June 1992 to March 2006, and was of counsel until June 2007. He was a Trustee of Resource Real Estate Diversified Income Fund from its inception in March 2013 until September 2016. He has been an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School since 1990, where he has taught courses in accounting and lending transactions. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive) and a licensed Real Estate Broker.
William (Bill) Fradin has been our Executive Vice President since September 2020 and the Executive Vice President of Osprey Tech I since July 2019. Mr. Fradin has served as Managing Director and Co-Founder of HEPCO since its formation in September 2016. He is Managing Partner and Founder of Seal Rock Partners, a private equity firm, since its formation in February 2015. Prior to founding Seal Rock Partners, from June 2007 to January 2015, Mr. Fradin was an investment professional at JLL Partners, a middle market private equity firm, and, from June 2005 to June 2007, he was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Fradin holds an AB from Harvard College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
JJ Ramberg will become a director upon effectiveness of this registration statement. Ms. Ramberg is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, best-selling author and investor. From 2006 to 2018, she hosted MSNBC’s second longest-running program ‘Your Business,’ which focused on entrepreneurship and what it takes to run a successful venture. Prior to MSNBC, from 2001 to 2005, Ms. Ramberg worked as a producer, anchor and reporter for CNN and CNNfn, where she covered stories ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the NYSE. She also hosted the series ‘Follow the Food’ for BBC World News which documented the advancements in agriculture and science that are helping keep up with the demands of feeding a growing population. In 2005, Ms. Ramberg co-founded Goodshop, a mission-driven search and coupon company that donates to various charitable causes. She also founded Goodpods in 2020, a social network for podcast listeners and creators, and SearchKibble in 2021, where she also serves as Managing Director. Ms. Ramberg was recently named as part of Inc Magazine’s Female Founders 100 list, Goodpods was included in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2021. Ms. Ramberg is also a founding limited partner of Operator Collective, which brought together 100+ of tech’s operators, investors, and founders (primarily women) to invest in and accelerate the growth of the next generation b2b tech. She is also a partner in a family office with a portfolio that includes investments in clean technology, consumer products, real estate, consumer tech, and other industries. Ms. Ramberg is also the author of two books, the best-selling ‘It’s Your Business’ and the children’s book ‘The Startup Club.’ She is on the board of Brooklyn’s Poly Prep Country Day School, the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles, and World Connect, which identifies and supports local leaders to drive self-sustaining development in their communities. She holds her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Duke University.
Robert (Brad) Henske will become a director upon effectiveness of this registration statement. Mr. Henske has served as a member of the board of directors of Osprey Tech I since July 2019. He has served a Treasurer and a director of Stock Farm Inc. since February 2021. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Henske served as a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity firm focused on companies in the software, information services, media, professional services and financial services industries, where he also served as a Senior Advisor from 2014 to 2016. Before that, from 2005 to 2007, Mr. Henske served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Tax Group (Turbotax) of Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU). He also served as Intuit’s Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2005. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Henske served as Chief Financial Officer of Synopsys Inc. (NYSE: SNPS), a software company. In the past 5 years, Mr. Henske served on the board of directors of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAWK) until June 2018, and VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) until August 2018. We believe that Mr. Henske’s finance background and experience investing in and analyzing companies in various industries will allow him to add depth to our board of directors and ultimately assist with our eventual business combination transaction.
Richard (Rick) Reiss, Jr. will become a director upon effectiveness of this registration statement. Mr. Reiss has served as a member of the board of directors of Osprey Tech I since July 2019. Since January 1997, Mr. Reiss has been Chairman of Georgica Advisors and its affiliated entities, Reiss Capital Management and Value Insight Partners, an investment management company. He is also the managing member of VIP GP LLC. From 1978 until 1997, Mr. Reiss was a Managing Partner of Cumberland Associates and its affiliates. He is currently the lead independent director of the Lazard Funds. Mr. Reiss is Chairman of the Reiss Center on Law & Security at New York University School of Law, Chairman of the Executive Committee of The New York Historical Society and is a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Dartmouth College. He graduated from Dartmouth College and New York University School of Law. We believe that Mr. Reiss is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive experience in finance and investment management, along with the many contacts he has made over his storied career.
Robert (Bob) Tinker will become a director upon effectiveness of this registration statement. Mr. Tinker has served as a member of the board of directors of Osprey Tech I since July 2019. He is a founding partner of Metamorph Partners, a startup private equity firm. From 2008 to 2016, Mr. Tinker was founding CEO and a director of MobileIron, a technology company focused on enterprise security. His leadership culminated in its initial public offering in June 2014. Prior to founding MobileIron, from August 2002 to January 2005, Mr. Tinker was the Vice President of Business Development at Airespace, an enterprise wireless pioneer which was acquired by Cisco in 2005, where he continued to lead the business development team for Cisco’s wireless business unit. Before that, Mr. Tinker was Director of Marketing at Vertical Networks from August 1998 to August 2002 and Vice President at NationsBank from 1992 to 1996, with roles in IT, sales, product management and operations. He co-authored the book series, Survival to Thrival: The Enterprise Startup Guide, and his second book, Change or Be Changed, was released in July 2019. Since 2002, he has served as a Trustee and Foundation Board Member for the recently-opened University of California at Merced. He has a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. We believe that Mr. Tinker is well qualified to be on our board of directors based on his extensive experience with technology and business development in the software and cloud computing industries.