TLGA

Unit Split

TLG Acquisition One Corp.

Underwriter: RBC Capital Markets
Raised
$400M
CIK
1827871
Focus
Technology, Healthcare, Business Services, Financial Services
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

John Michael Lawrie serves as our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the board of directors . In 2005, Mr. Lawrie founded The Lawrie Group, a private company providing consulting services on value creation and enterprise transformation, and related investment management services, and currently serves as the chief executive officer. Mr. Lawrie previously served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of DXC Technology, a leading, independent end-to-end IT services company serving more than 6,000 global enterprise clients in more than 70 countries, from April 2017 to his retirement in March 2019. Prior to his employment at DXC, Mr. Lawrie served as president and chief executive officer of Computer Sciences Corporation from May 2012 to March 2017 and was appointed chairman in December 2015. Mr. Lawrie is a trustee of Drexel University, Philadelphia. Mr. Lawrie holds a B.A. in history from Ohio University and an MBA from Drexel University. Mr. Lawrie also received an honorary doctorate from the Shiv Nadar University in India. We believe Mr. Lawrie’s extensive public company leadership and enterprise transformation experience and network of relationships make him a valuable addition to our management team and board of directors.

David Johnson serves as our Chief Financial Officer and will serve as a director upon completion of the offering. Mr. Johnson previously served first as senior managing director responsible for technology investments of Blackstone Group, one of the world’s leading investment firms, from 2013 to 2017, then as a senior advisor, from 2017 to 2020. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Johnson served as senior vice president of Strategy at Dell Corporation and held various corporate and development and finance roles, including vice president of Corporate Development, at IBM. Currently, Mr. Johnson sits on the board of various companies including Cloudreach, Intsights Cyber Intelligence and Mphasis Limited. Mr. Johnson earned his B.A. in English and his M.B.A. in Finance from Boston College. We believe Mr. Johnson’s deep experience as an investor in the technology sector and network of relationships make him a valuable addition to our management team and board of directors.

Jonathan Morris serves as our Chief Development Officer . He has served in the capacity of CFO splitting his time between Twelve Seas Investment Company II, FreeCast, Inc. and Hush Aerospace since May 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Morris served in the capacity of CFO at Imageware Systems, Inc. in 2020. In addition, from 2016 to 2019 Mr. Morris led principal investments and structuring as President and Sr. Managing Direct at a large family office. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Morris served as a Director at The Blackstone Group, Inc. and on the board of SunGard AS from 2014 to 2016. From 2005 to 2012 he was in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunication Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse. Mr. Morris began his career in 1997 within the private equity division of Lombard, Odier et Cie, private bank in Switzerland and subsequently went to work as an associate at GAIN Capital, a currency hedge fund from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Morris earned his B.S. in Economics and Finance from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

A. George Kadifa will serve as an independent director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Kadifa currently serves as managing director of Sumeru, a position he has held since June 2015, where he focuses on the firm’s software investments and is a member of its Investment Committee Prior to co-founding Sumeru, Mr. Kadifa served as executive vice president at HP from June 12 to March 2015, where he was responsible for leading growth initiatives with key stakeholders. Before joining HP, Mr. Kadifa served as operating partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm. Currently, Mr. Kadifa sits on the Board of Ceros, Inc. and SocialChorus, Inc. Mr. Kadifa earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from American University in Beirut, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and his M.B.A from the University of Chicago. We believe Mr. Kadifa’s deep experience as an investor in the technology sector and network of relationships make him a valuable addition to our board of directors.

Kristin Muhlner will serve as an independent director following the completion of this offering. Ms. Muhlner currently serves on the board of directors for CSI, a position she has held since June 2017, and as Chief Executive Officer of Affect Therapeutics, a position she has held since September 2020. In addition, Ms. Muhlner served as Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Skyword, Inc., a position she held from June 2019 to January 2021. Previously, from April 2017 to January 2019, Ms. Muhlner served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Framebridge, Inc. Before joining Framebridge, Ms. Muhlner served as Executive Vice President of Global Revenue for Sprinklr from June 2015 to October 2016. Ms. Muhlner earned her B.A. in Economics from Rhodes College. We believe Ms. Muhlner’s expertise and experience in leading high-growth technology organizations make her a valuable addition to our board of directors.

Hilliard C. Terry III will serve as an independent director following the completion of this offering. From January 2012 to October 2018, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Textainer Group Holdings Limited, an intermodal marine container management and leasing company. Before joining Textainer, Mr. Terry was Vice President and Treasurer of Agilent Technologies, Inc., which he joined in 1999, prior to the company’s initial public offering and spinoff from Hewlett-Packard Company. He is currently a director of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, a position he has held since 2011, where he chairs the Audit and Compliance Committee and serves on the Finance and Capital, Nominating & Governance and Strategy Committees. Mr. Terry is also a director of Upstart Holdings, Inc., a position he has held since February 2019, where he chairs the Audit Committee. Mr. Terry holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. We believe Mr. Terry’s financial expertise and experience in the specialty fintech, banking, technology and logistics industries make him a valuable addition to our board of directors.

Edward Ho will serve as an independent director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Ho served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) from January 2018 until October 2020. Previously, Mr. Ho served on the board of directors of Fenergo, a privately-held Fintech company that is a leading provider in compliance and data management solutions, from July 2019 to November 2020. In addition, Mr. Ho previously served as the President of Global Payment Solutions of D+H Corporation, a publicly traded, leading, global financial technology company, from April 2015 to November 2017, where he was responsible for leadership of its digital, global transaction banking business. From January 2013 to April 2015, Mr. Ho served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Fundtech Corporation, a private equity owned, leading provider of digital payments banking software and services, where he was responsible of sales, marketing, product management, development, professional services, customer support and certain general and administrative functions. Mr. Ho earned his B.A. from Columbia College and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Ho’s experience in the financial services and technology industries make him a valuable addition to our board of directors.