Altimeter Growth Corp. 2
- Technology, Software, Unicorns
Brad Gerstner serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Altimeter Growth Corp. 2. Mr. Gerstner founded Altimeter in 2008 with a mission to build a leading technology focused investment firm and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Altimeter, Mr. Gerstner was a founding principal at General Catalyst and led technology and internet investments at PAR Capital. Mr. Gerstner is also an operator after founding and leading multiple online search businesses with successful exits, including acquisitions by Interactive Corp, Marchex and Google. Mr. Gerstner currently serves on the board of directors of iHeartMedia. Additionally, Mr. Gerstner has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altimeter 1 since its inception in August 2020. He received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College, a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
We believe Mr. Gerstner is well qualified to serve as the Chairman of our board of directors due to his proven financial, investment, and operating acumen and diverse background in analyzing public and private markets. We believe that Mr. Gerstner has built a unique set of analytical tools, relationships, and experiences that give him excellent judgment and insights into managing a portfolio and operating a business.
Hab Siam serves as the General Counsel of Altimeter Growth Corp. 2. Mr. Siam also currently serves as Altimeter’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to Altimeter, Mr. Siam served as Financial Services Counsel in Washington, DC for Illinois 10th District Congressman Robert Dold, a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Mr. Siam also served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for NextG Networks, Inc. and as Corporate Lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Kirkland & Ellis. Additionally, Mr. Siam has served as General Counsel and a Director to Altimeter 1 since its inception in August 2020. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Illinois and a J.D from Indiana University School of Law.
Richard N. Barton has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Altimeter Growth Corp. 2. Mr. Barton is the co-founder of Zillow Group, Inc. (“Zillow”) and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since February 2019. Mr. Barton has been a member of Zillow’s board of directors since its inception in December 2004, served as its Chief Executive Officer from inception until September 2010 and served as its Executive Chairman from September 2010 to February 2019. Mr. Barton served as a venture partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm, from February 2005 through September 2018. Prior to co-founding Zillow, Mr. Barton founded Expedia as a group within Microsoft Corporation in 1994. Microsoft spun out the group as Expedia, Inc. in 1999, and Mr. Barton served as Expedia’s President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Barton also co-founded and served as Non-Executive Chairman of Glassdoor from June 2007 through the company’s acquisition in June 2018. Mr. Barton has served on the board of directors of Netflix, Inc. since 2002; Qurate Retail, Inc. (formerly Liberty Interactive Corporation) since 2016; and Altimeter 1 since September 2020. Mr. Barton holds a B.S. in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University.
We believe Mr. Barton is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his broad range of relevant leadership and technical skills he possesses as a founder and chief executive officer of consumer-facing companies in the mobile and Internet industries.
Anu Hariharan has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Altimeter Growth Corp. 2. Ms. Hariharan is a Partner at Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, focused on growth stage investments. More recently at YC Continuity, Ms. Hariharan led investments in Boom, Instacart, Convoy, Brex, Gusto, Faire, Monzo, Rappi, Vouch, Snapdocs and Groww. Ms. Hariharan is also personally passionate about global technology investing and the convergence of great entrepreneurs between U.S., China and India and has invested in a personal capacity in a few companies including Bytedance. Previously, Ms. Hariharan was an investment partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she focused on consumer internet growth investments, and worked actively with the management teams of a number of portfolio companies including Airbnb, Instacart, Medium, OfferUp and Udacity.
Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Ms. Hariharan was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group’s Private Equity practice in New York City, N.Y., where she led multiple growth equity due diligences in the consumer and fintech sector. Ms. Hariharan started her career as a senior engineer at Qualcomm and holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School.
We believe Ms. Hariharan is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to her extensive investing and leadership experience.
Anita Lynch has agreed to serve on the board of directors of Altimeter Growth Corp. 2. Ms. Lynch is the Vice President of Data Governance for Disney Streaming Services at The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”), overseeing data strategy and data management across Disney Streaming Services including Disney Plus since March 2019 and has held positions at Disney since October 2017. Prior to Disney, Ms. Lynch served as Senior Leader of Talent Acquisition at Amazon.com (“Amazon”), Inc. from April 2017 to September 2017, Head of BI & Analytics of Amazon Prime Now from September 2015 to March 2017 and Director of Analytics from 2013 to 2015. Prior to Amazon, Ms. Lynch has worked at Yahoo! Inc. as a Director of Analytics from August 2013 to September 2015, Apple, Inc. as an iTunes Partner Specialist from August 2011 to July 2013, and Bain & Company as a Consultant and Case Team Lead from September 2008 to July 2011. Ms. Lynch serves on the advisory board of Satori Cyber, a position she has held since August 2020 and has previously served on boards for Harvard Alumni Association as Graduate School Director - Harvard Business School from 2017 to 2020, Unity Care Group from 2013 to 2015, and Chicago Youth Centers from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Lynch holds a B.S. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where she served a member of the Alumni Board.
We believe Ms. Lynch is well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to significant experience and leadership in technology, data and strategy roles.
Lexi Reese is currently the chief operating officer of Gusto. She empowers the technology company's business teams, which include marketing, sales, customer experience, partnerships, insights and operations.
Since joining Gusto in 2015, Ms. Reese has been instrumental in helping 10x the company’s customer base to serve more than two percent of the nation’s businesses while strategically expanding their core payroll service to include employee benefits and human resources services. Never losing sight of the customer during this robust growth, the company has consistently achieved an industry leading Net Promoter Score (NPS) of more than 70.
Reese served on the board of directors for the apparel retailer, Gap, Inc from 2018 - 2020 and the Taft School board of directors from 2010 - 2013.
Before joining Gusto, Ms. Reese served as vice president of programmatic sales and strategy globally at Google and led many business development, sales and marketing initiatives at American Express. Ms. Reese has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Virginia. She lives near San Francisco with her husband and two young girls.