Thimble Point Acquisition Corp.
- Software, Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare, Consumer
Elon S. Boms, our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman , also serves as the Managing Director of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, a position he has held since 2017. During his tenure, Mr. Boms has managed a private portfolio including over 50 private market investments and over 25 large scale real estate investments. On behalf of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, he has led investments in 25 growth stage companies, including 10 exits, three of which were initial public offerings. In addition to his position at the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, Mr. Boms is the Co-Founder and Chairman of LaunchCapital, LLC, a premier venture capital firm with offices in Boston, New Haven and New York. Since inception in 2008, the firm has invested in over 200 technology companies and has a co-investor network of more than one thousand individuals and firms. During his career, Mr. Boms has served on the board of directors of more than 30 companies, including Pico Quantitative Trading, Gelesis Inc., Core Informatics (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.) and Domino Media Group (acquired by Multiply Media, LLC). An industry expert, Mr. Boms has taught courses at the Yale School of Management on Private Equity and Venture Capital and on Entrepreneurial Finance. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Steven J. Benson, our Chief Operating Officer and Director , has been a Venture Partner of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office since 2017 and a Venture Partner of LaunchCapital, LLC since 2016. Mr. Benson has extensive experience as a growth stage specialist with a core focus on enterprise sales and “software as a service”. He has been a venture capitalist since 2001, and prior to that was an operating executive for twenty years. He served as senior vice president for Worldwide Sales & Marketing of Shiva Corporation, which completed its initial public offering in 1994, and as Chief Executive Officer of MCK Communications, where he was recognized as “CEO of the Year” by the MA Telecom council in 1998, and led the company’s initial public offering in 1999. As the first institutional investor in LogMeIn, Inc, Mr. Benson was instrumental in the growth of the company and its initial public offering. He served on the board of directors of LogMeIn, Inc. until its sale at an aggregate equity valuation of approximately $4.3 billion in August 2020. Mr. Benson has invested in and/or served on the board of directors for 25 companies during his career, including 12 exits, and served as trusted CEO coach to a number of these companies. Mr. Benson previously hosted a weekly radio show on Bloomberg radio focusing on Alternative Investments and served as an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, where he is currently on the Board of the Bentley Endowment Fund.
Joseph Iannotta, our Chief Financial Officer, has served as the Controller of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office since 2018 where he is responsible for the accounting and taxation of a private portfolio across direct investments, real estate, private equity and partnership fund sectors. Mr. Iannotta has 20 years of experience in both large multi-national firms and start-up operations. He has extensive financial and operational experience in the private equity and equity portfolio accounting industries. Prior to joining the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, Mr. Iannotta served as fund controller at Grove Fund Management from 2017 to 2018 and as senior fund controller at Portfolio Advisors, LLC from 2016 to 2017. From 2010 to 2016 he was with GE Capital. While with the Energy Financial Services business he served as a senior manager where he managed the accounting and finances of a multi-billion-dollar equity portfolio. Mr. Iannotta began his career in both the tax and audit space with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte LLP. He received a BS with honors in Accounting from Providence College, he holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business.
Our Independent Directors
Michael J. Christenson has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Christenson serves as the Chief Operating Officer of New Relic, Inc., a cloud-based observability platform that developers and engineers use to build and manage enterprise software systems. Mr. Christenson served as President and Chief Operating Officer of New Relic, Inc. from 2019 until 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Christenson served as a Managing Director at Allen & Company, a private investment banking firm, from 2010 until 2020, where he advised technology companies on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising and invested in enterprise software companies. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Christenson served in various roles at CA, Inc., an enterprise systems management and security software company, including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Mr. Christenson was an investment banker from 1987 to 2004 at Salomon Brothers Inc. and its successor firm, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. Mr. Christenson has served on the board of directors of New Relic, Inc. since August 2018 and a board observer from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Christenson has served on the board of directors of Akeyless Security Ltd., a security software company based in Israel, since October 2020. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.. Mr. Christenson holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.
Meghan M. FitzGerald has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. FitzGerald had served at LetterOne Holdings S.A., an international investment fund, where she led L1 Health LLC’s inaugural investment vehicle as Managing Partner from October 2016 to December 2019. Ms. FitzGerald currently serves as a strategic advisory board member to Goldman Sachs’ flagship private equity platform and as a Senior Advisor to Wellspring Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm. In addition to her corporate roles, she has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy at Columbia University since September 2014. From May 2015 to October 2016, Ms. FitzGerald served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Policy at Cardinal Health, a healthcare services and product company. From 2010 to 2015, she served as President of Cardinal’s Specialty Solutions division. Ms. FitzGerald has served on the board of directors of Tenet Healthcare Corporation since May 2018, where she is the Chairwoman of the governance committee and is a member of the quality, compliance & ethics committee. Ms. FitzGerald previously served on the board of Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from March 2016 until December 2018 and on the Board of Arix Bioscience plc. from July 2017 until April 2019. She holds a DrPH in Healthcare Policy from New York Medical College, a BSN in Nursing from Fairfield University, and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University.
Henry S. Miller has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Miller co-founded and has been Chairman of Marblegate Asset Management, LLC, a privately owned asset management firm, since 2009. He was co-founder, Chairman and a Managing Director of Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC, an investment bank, from 2002 to 2011 and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2009. Prior to founding Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC, Mr. Miller was Vice Chairman and a Managing Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and its predecessor company Wasserstein Perella & Co., where he served as the global head of the firm’s financial restructuring group. Prior to that, Mr. Miller was a Managing Director and Head of both the Restructuring Group and Transportation Industry Group of Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Miller has served on the board of directors of American International Group, Inc. since 2010, where he is a member of the compensation and management resources committee and technology committee. He served on the board of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. from 2015 until May 2020 and on the board of Ally Financial Inc. from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Miller was the recipient of the 2019 M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award.
Team of Advisors
Anil Aggarwal founded and has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Personatech, Inc., an events technology company, since 2017; Retail Meetup, LLC, an online retail industry events business, since 2020; Shoptalk Commerce, LLC, a retail industry events business, since 2015; and Groceryshop, LLC, a grocery and consumer packaged goods events business, from 2018. He has also been a Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT, a venture capital firm, since 2014. Previously, Mr. Aggarwal founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Money20/20, LLC, a financial services events business, from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Aggarwal earlier served as the Global Head of Google Wallet Business Development at Google Inc. from 2012 to 2013, which he joined following the acquisition of TxVia, Inc. a payments processing company for which he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2007.
Brian Barth has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Uplift, Inc., a Buy Now Pay Later financial technology company, which he founded, since 2014. Mr. Barth previously served as Chief Executive Officer of SideStep, Inc., a travel search company that he co-founded, from 1999 until 2005, and as a Director from 1999 to 2007, when it was acquired by Kayak Software Corp., which was subsequently acquired by Priceline.com Inc. in 2013.
Michael K. Simon is the founder and chief executive officer of NDVR, Inc., a company that develops portfolio optimization algorithms and technology. Mr. Simon co-founded LogMeIn, Inc. in 2003 and took it public in 2009; he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2015, as Chairman of the Board from 2003 until March 2019, and as a board member from March 2019 until May 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Simon founded Uproar Inc., a publicly-traded provider of online game shows and interactive games, which was acquired by Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. in March 2001. He has served on the board of directors of Hubspot, Inc. from June 2011 until January 2021, where he was the Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Michael Tessler has served as the Managing Partner of True North Advisory LLC, a strategic advisory company specializing in helping companies scale operations, since April 2020. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of BroadSoft, Inc., a leader in the hosted unified communication category, leading the company from its beginnings in 1998 to its IPO in 2010 and subsequent sale to Cisco Systems, Inc. in 2018. During this time, Mr. Tessler scaled BroadSoft to 2,000 employees, serving customers in more than 80 countries.
Jarrod Yuster has served as Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pico Quantitative Trading LLC, a leading provider of technology services for global financial markets, which was founded by Mr. Yuster, since 2009. Mr. Yuster formerly served as Global Head of Electronic Trading at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, where he oversaw the business from 2002 until 2009. Before that, he served as a product engineer at Intel Corp. where he performed semiconductor research. Mr. Yuster was also a member of the Yale School of Engineering Leadership Council.