SPTK

Unit Split

SportsTek Acquisition Corp.

Sponsors: JTJT Partners
Raised
$172M
CIK
1836259
Focus
Sports, Media, Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Timothy W. Clark has been our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and a director since December 2020. Mr. Clark is currently a Managing Director at Hall Capital Partners, a family office private investment company where Mr. Clark has worked since July, 2016. Mr. Clark is the Managing Partner and a director of Tulsa Capital Partners, an investment entity he founded in October 2015 to acquire Pryer Aerospace. Prior to founding Tulsa Capital Partners, Tim was Managing Director for over nine years at Gridiron Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, from June 2006 to August 2015. Mr. Clark also served as an associate scout for the Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals, professional baseball teams that compete in Major League Baseball. Mr. Clark currently serves on the board of directors of Athletic Supply, Inc., a distributor of sporting goods equipment and portfolio company of Trivest Partners, JAC Products, an automotive manufacturer and portfolio company of Hall Capital, and Pryer Aerospace, a manufacturer of aerostructures components and portfolio company of Tulsa Capital Partners. Mr. Clark worked as an in-house consultant for Rawlings Sporting Goods Company from 2002-2003, leading the add-on acquisition of ABC Helmets, was involved with the K2 acquisition of Rawlings transaction, and was a member of the K2/Rawlings post-acquisition integration team. Mr. Clark was in commercial and investment banking for over 15 years in St. Louis, New York and London for Boatmen’s Bancshares, UBS, Bankers Trust, Morgan Stanley and Stifel. Prior to banking, Mr. Clark played baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Mr. Clark graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and played varsity football and baseball. He received a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Clark has more than 25 years of experience in origination, financing and execution of M&A transactions and principle investing across a variety of industries, making him well-qualified to serve as our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and a director.

C. Tavo Hellmund has been our Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director since December 2020. Mr. Hellmund was the founder of the FIA Formula-1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the co-founder of the FIA Formula-1 Mexican Grand Prix and a co-founder of the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, Texas. Mr Hellmund has been the founder and President of Tavo Hellmund, Inc. since 1994, has been the Founding and Managing Partner at Full Throttle Productions, LP since 2004, the Founding Partner and President at Event Partners Marketing, LLC since 2011 and co-founder of Grand Prix Partners, LLC. since 2014. These companies manage and provide event project management, day of event oversight, staffing/volunteer services, venue planning, consulting and logistics support, marketing, sales, sponsorship, public relations and consultation services for sporting and special events around the world. Mr. Hellmund’s global event production experience includes brokering, sanctioning, producing or promoting over 200 sporting, entertainment and art/cultural events, sold in excess of 15,000,000 tickets with sales of more than 1.4 billion dollars. Mr. Hellmund attended the University of Texas and graduated from St. Edward’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. We believe Mr. Hellmund’s extensive experience and deep relationships in our target sectors make him an ideal choice to serve as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director.

Jeffrey Luhnow has been our Chair and Co-Chief Executive Officer since December 2020. From December 2011 through January 2020, Mr. Luhnow was the President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Houston Astros, a professional baseball team that competes in Major League Baseball. Prior to the Astros, he served as Vice President of Scouting and Player Development for the St. Louis Cardinals, another professional baseball team that competes in Major League Baseball. During his 16 seasons as a senior baseball executive across the two teams, his teams reached the playoffs 9 times, including five League Championships and three World Series Championships. Prior to his baseball career, he spent four years as a technology entrepreneur. For three years he was President and founder of venture backed Archetype Solutions, an apparel mass customization company. Prior to that, he was Vice President at venture backed Petstore.com and was co-general manager of animalplanet.com, a Discovery brand licensed to Petstore.com. Mr. Luhnow is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and he received his Master of Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Luhnow has substantial leadership experience and in-depth knowledge of our target sectors, bringing meaningful insight as our Chair and Co-Chief Executive Officer.

Sashi Brown will serve as our director following this offering. Since July 2019, Mr. Brown has served as Chief Planning and Operations Officer of the basketball properties at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, including the NBA Washington Wizards, WNBA Washington Mystics, G-League Capital City Go-Go and NBA 2K League Wizards District Gaming. In that capacity, Mr. Brown is responsible for team operations, athlete development and strategic initiatives. He previously served the Cleveland Browns in both legal and business functions from 2013 to 2019, having first been hired as Executive Vice President and General Counsel in January 2013, before being promoted to Executive Vice President of Football Operations in January 2016. In Cleveland, Mr. Brown oversaw government affairs, negotiated sponsorship contracts, managed legal matters and led team operations, including scouting and roster strategy. Mr. Brown also worked in the front office of the Jacksonville Jaguars, rising to Senior Vice President and General Counsel during his tenure with the franchise from August 2005 to December 2012. He started his career practicing corporate law at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Brown received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Hampton University. Mr. Brown is a seasoned sports executive whose deep experience in strategic planning, government affairs, and business operations make him well-qualified to serve as an independent director.

Endre Holen will serve as our director following this offering. Mr. Holen most recently served as Managing Director at The Miles Group from November 2019 to May 2020. The Miles Group is a company focused on coaching and performance optimization. Prior to his time at The Miles Group, Mr. Holen was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, from 1990 to September 2019. He currently sits on the board of Hudl, a sports analysis software company, and Nordic Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor company listed on the Norwegian stock exchange. He is also an advisor for Antler North America, a global accelerator and incubator for entrepreneurs. Mr. Holen received his Master of Science in Computer Science from the Norwegian Technical University, and his Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Holen brings to our board his extensive experience optimizing all parts of a company’s value chain.

Joyce C. Johnson will serve as our director following this offering. Since November 2017, Ms. Johnson has served as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Gate Capital Management, an asset manager focused on U.S. private credit investments. She previously served as Senior Managing Director and Co-Head at Relativity Capital, a private equity firm, from December 2008 to December 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as the Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management from 1993 to 2002, where she led investment analysis and transaction sourcing. Ms. Johnson currently sits on the board of Kymera International, a manufacturer of specialty fine metal powders. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Denver. Ms. Johnson is a seasoned investment professional who brings her extensive investment experience to our board.

Sebastian Park will serve as our director following this offering. Since May 2020, Mr. Park has served as the President of the eSports Certification Institute, an organization founded to advance the eSports industry. From July to December 2019, he served as Vice President of eSports at Dignitas, the professional eSports franchise owned by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils. From December 2016 to June 2019, Mr. Park served as Vice President of eSports for the Houston Rockets. When he was first hired by the Rockets in 2016 as the Director of eSports Development, Mr. Park was the first dedicated eSports front office executive in North America and the NBA. In 2017, Mr. Park created Clutch Gaming, a North America League of Legends Championship Series franchise. Mr. Park also previously served as the Head of eSports at Namecheap from September 2014 to September 2015, where he brought the domain registrar into sponsoring and activating in eSports. Mr. Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from Yale University. Mr. Park brings to our board his extensive experience founding and leading professional eSports organizations.