MOTV

Definitive Agreement

Forge Global, Inc.

Motive Capital Corp

Raised
$414M
CIK
1827821
Focus
FinTech, Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Rob Heyvaert, 56, has been our Executive Chairman and a director of Motive Capital Corp since 2020. Mr. Heyvaert is the Managing Partner of Motive Partners which he founded in 2017. Mr. Heyvaert serves on the Motive Executive, Investment, Valuation and Conflicts Committees. Prior to founding Motive Partners, Mr. Heyvaert founded Capco at age 34, which was acquired by FIS, where Mr. Heyvaert served as Corporate Executive Vice President of Global Financial Solutions from 2010 to 2015. Additionally, Mr. Heyvaert was part of the Executive Management Committee of FIS and held corporate responsibility for all Enterprise Strategy related matters. Prior to founding Capco, Mr. Heyvaert founded Cimad Consultants at age 24, which was later sold to IBM, where Mr. Heyvaert was appointed global General Manager of Securities and Capital Markets and served in this role from 1996 to 1998.

We believe that Mr. Heyvaert’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his substantial experience as a financial technology executive and entrepreneur, having held senior leadership positions in the leading financial technology firms and having founded, scaled and exited two industry-leading global financial services and technology consulting firms.

Blythe Masters, 51, has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Motive Capital Corp since 2020. Ms. Masters is an Industry Partner at Motive Partners which she joined in 2019. Prior to joining Motive Partners, Ms. Masters served from 2015 to 2018 as the CEO of Digital Asset, the leading enterprise blockchain fintech company responsible for the Australian Securities Exchange’s post trade infrastructure replacement project. Prior to joining Digital Asset Ms. Masters was a senior executive at J.P. Morgan for 27 years from 1987 to 2015. Ms. Masters was a member of the Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee and firmwide Executive Committee, along with other positions including Head of Global Commodities, Head of Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs, CFO of the Investment Bank, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy and Head of Structured Credit. Ms. Masters serves as Board Member of A.P. Møller Maersk, Board Chair of Phunware, Inc and Board Member of GCM Grosvenor, positions she has held since 2020. Ms. Masters is currently proposed as a Board and Audit Committee Member of Credit Suisse Group AG, and serves on the International Advisory Board of Santander Group, and the Board of Santander’s Open Digital Services, which she joined in 2020. Ms. Masters is a member of the Advisory Board of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce, Figure Technologies, as well as a member of the Brookings Institution Taskforce on Financial Stability and P.R.I.M.E. Finance (the Hague based Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance), all of which she joined in 2019. Ms. Masters is a graduate and Senior Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge where she received a B.A. in Economics.

We believe that Ms. Master’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her substantial experience in the finance industry, having held senior leadership positions in a large financial institution, and her extensive and varied leadership roles and board experience.

Kristy Trieste, 42, has served as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Motive Capital Corp since 2020. Ms. Trieste is a Founding Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Motive Partners since 2017. Prior to joining Motive Partners, Ms. Trieste served as Managing Director of Finance and Operations at Corsair Capital from 2009 until 2017. Prior to joining Corsair, Ms. Trieste was an Associate in the Finance and Administration group within the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs from 2007 to 2009. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Trieste was an Assistant Vice President within the finance division of Corporate Investments at Deutsche Bank AG from 2006 through 2007. She also worked at Ernst & Young LLP from 2000 through 2007. Ms. Trieste serves on the NY PE and VC FEA Board, a national affinity group administered by First Republic Bank. Ms. Trieste earned a B.B.A in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

We believe that Ms. Trieste’s qualifications to serve on our board include her substantial experience in accounting and finance, along with her extensive experience in senior management.

Stephen C. Daffron, 64, has been a member of the board of directors of Motive Capital Corp since 2020. Mr. Daffron is a Co-Founder and Industry Partner at Motive Partners which was founded in 2017. Mr. Daffron is also currently the President of Dun & Bradstreet, a position he has held since 2019. Mr. Daffron serves on the Boards of LMRKTS since 2017 and QOMPLX since 2018. Prior to joining Motive Partners, Mr. Daffron served from 2013 to 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Data. Prior to Interactive Data, Mr. Daffron was the Global Head of Technology, Operations, and Data at Morgan Stanley from 2008 to 2013. Before returning to the sell-side, Mr. Daffron was Chief Operating Officer at Renaissance Technologies. Prior to this Mr. Daffron worked for Goldman Sachs from 1993 to 2003, initiated the re-engineering of operations and technology functions across payments, derivative processing, credit risk/​collateral control, and investment management. Mr. Daffron earned a B.S. from USMA, and a MBA, MA, M.Ph. and Ph.D. from Yale.

We believe that Mr. Daffron’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his substantial experience as a financial technology executive, having held senior leadership positions in large institutions, and services on large public company boards.

Dina Dublon, 67, has been a member of the board of directors of Motive Capital Corp since 2020. Ms. Dublon currently serves as a Board member of PepsiCo since 2005, T Rowe Price Group since 2019 and serves on the Independent Audit Quality Committee of Ernst & Young since 2020. Ms. Dublon serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Co-Chairs Columbia Cancer Center (HICC) Advisory Council. Ms. Dublon was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., from 1998 until her retirement in 2004. Prior to this Ms. Dublon previously held numerous positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its predecessor companies, including Corporate Treasurer, Managing Director of the Financial Institutions division and Head of Asset Liability management. Ms. Dublon has previously served on the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank from 2013 to 2018, the Board of Microsoft from 2005 to 2014, the Board of Accenture from 2002 to 2017, was a faculty member of Harvard Business School from 2011 to 2012 and worked at Bank Hapoalim in Israel. Ms. Dublon has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Women’s Refugee Commission, Global Fund for Women the Board of Advisors of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Westchester Land Trust. Ms. Dublon has been on the Fortune list of the 50 most powerful women in business for several years and has been honored as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference” by many organizations. Ms. Dublon received her B.A. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.

We believe that Ms. Dublon’s qualifications to serve on our board include her extensive leadership roles, financial expertise and her service on several large public company boards.