ACAH

Unit Split

Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corp.

Raised
$345M
CIK
1836274
Focus
Mobility, IoT, Automotive, Aviation, Sustainability, Infrastructure
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Shahraab Ahmad has been our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2020. He most recently served as the Chief Investment Officer for Decca Capital Ltd, a fund founded by Mr. Ahmad that invested across capital structures in the U.S. and Europe from April 2015 until December 2018. Prior to his tenure at Decca Capital Ltd, Mr. Ahmad served as a portfolio manager for Hutchin Hill Capital, LP from 2008 to 2013 and Sailfish Capital Partners, LLC from 2005 to 2008 and J.P. Morgan from 1999 to 2004, where he last co-headed the High Yield Credit trading group. At J.P. Morgan, Mr. Ahmad managed credit portfolios across the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Ahmad holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Wesleyan University and studied corporate finance at the London School of Economics. We believe Mr. Ahmad’s eight years of experience investing in private technology companies and 20 years of investment experience as an investor across capital structures and hedge fund manager make him well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Burt Jordan has been our President and a director since December 2020. Mr. Jordan was an executive at Ford from July 1999 until July 2020, where he most recently served as vice president of Global Purchasing Operations and Supply Chain Sustainability. At Ford, Mr. Jordan was responsible for Ford’s commodity-related and Indirect Purchasing and Supplier Sourcing program around the world for the past 10 years. In June 2020, Mr. Jordan was named the 2020 CPO of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, which recognized his impactful leadership within Ford and the larger supplier-diversity community. Mr. Jordan holds a B.B.A. in Business Administration from Alma College. We believe Mr. Jordan���s extensive experience as a senior executive of a major automobile corporation and his demonstrated leadership skills make him well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Ronald C. Warrington has been our Chief Financial Officer since December 2020. Mr. Warrington has been the managing partner of Sandy Hill Ventures LLC, a venture / private investment firm based in San Francisco, California since 2007. Since 2015, Mr. Warrington has served as a manager and director of Pace Funding, Inc., a technology-based secured lending company. Prior to this, Mr. Warrington was Chairman of the Board of Directors DigitalPersona, Inc., (2013 – 2014) a leading worldwide optical biometric company. Previously, Mr. Warrington was a senior partner at Energy & Environmental Economics from 1998 to 2007 and was a lead investor, president and COO of US Public Communications from 1989 to 1991 before its merger and subsequent IPO as Communications Central, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCIX), where he was an independent director from 1992 to 2001. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard University and holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.

Anthony D. Eisenberg has been our Chief Strategy Officer since December 2020 and a director since February 2021. Since 2013, Mr. Eisenberg has managed Tappan Street, a multi-strategy family office with expertise in environmental, social and corporate governance principles and private market investments. Since March of 2020, Mr. Eisenberg has also served on the board of advisors of Komma, a mobility company targeting the urban mobility vehicle market. From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Eisenberg served on the board of advisors of Michigan Income Principal-Protected Growth Fund, an impact investing fund in partnership with the State of Michigan and the US Department of Treasury and led the firm’s development activities. Mr. Eisenberg began his career in politics working in the Office of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Patton Boggs and the D.C. based research group Marwood Group, prior to his principal investing career, which began at the hedge fund Christofferson Robb & Company. Mr. Eisenberg holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University —  The McDonough School of Business, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.B.A. in Finance and Political Science from the University of Miami. We believe Mr. Eisenberg’s experience in public policy and expertise in private market investments makes him well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Ned Sizer has been our Chief Operating Officer since December 2020. Since January 2021, Mr. Sizer has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sendle, a carbon-neutral courier service company.Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Turo Inc., a peer-to-peer car sharing company with an established platform and marketplace from December 2016. Prior to joining Turo, Mr. Sizer has held several executive leadership positions, including as Chief Financial Officer of Sequoia Consulting Group (January 2015 – November 2016) and Hightail (March 2013 – November 2014). Additionally, Mr. Sizer has held senior leadership positions at Ancestry.com (November 2010 – March 2013), Silver Spring Networks (October 2008 – May 2010) and Omniture (February 2006 – October 2008). Over the course of his career, Mr. Sizer has obtained capital markets, fundraising and mergers and acquisitions experience across several industries. Mr. Sizer received his M.B.A. from Miami University and holds a B.A. in History from DePauw University.

Joanna Lord has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2021. Ms. Lord most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Skyscanner LTD from January 2019 until December 2020. Prior to joining Skyscanner, Ms. Lord served as the Chief Marketing Officer of ClassPass (2016 – 2019) and the Vice President of Marketing at Porch (2014 – 2016). Ms. Lord received her M.A. in Communications from Pepperdine University and B.A. in Journalism/Communications from St. Michaels College. We believe Ms. Lord’s 15 years of marketing leadership experience in technology companies makes her well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Bryan Dove will serve as a member of our Board of Directors on the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. Mr. Dove was an executive at Skyscanner LTD from June 2015 until June 2020, where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer Mr. Dove was also a director at Skyscanner LTD from 2018 to 2020. Prior to joining Skyscanner, Mr. Dove held several senior leadership positions within the technology industry at Amazon (2014 - 2015), Microsoft (2009 – 2014), and Eclipsys Corporation (2004 – 2009). Bryan also serves as a board director at a privately held artificial intelligence company specializing in the real estate and financial sectors. We believe Mr. Dove’s experience as a CEO and senior executive leading and scaling high-growth companies makes him well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Iqbaljit Kahlon will serve as a member of our Board of Directors on the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. Since June 2014, Mr. Kahlon has served as the managing partner of Tomales Bay Capital, a global investment firm with a focus on innovative companies, and since August 2015, the executive chairman of Hive, an artificial intelligence company specializing in computer vision and deep learning. At Tomales Bay Capital, Mr. Kahlon invested in innovative and technology-based companies including SpaceX. Mr. Kahlon received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. We believe Mr. Kahlon’s experience in investing in innovative and technology-based companies makes him well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Daniel M. Tapiero will serve as a member of our Board of Directors on the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. In his 25-year career, he has worked as a portfolio manager and analyst with a number of well-known investors. Since 2019, Mr. Tapiero has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of 10T Holdings, a growth equity firm. He is also the Managing Partner of DTAP Capital Advisors, a global macro investment vehicle he launched in 2003. In 2009, he co-founded Gold Bullion International, an institutional-grade physical precious metals platform, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2007, Mr. Tapiero was also a co-founder along with Stan Druckenmiller and Goldman Sachs of the Agricultural Company of America, one of the largest private farmland REITs in the United States. Mr. Tapiero received his M.A. in European History and B.A. in History from Brown University, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors. We believe Mr. Tapiero’s over 25 years of investing experience, his relationships with well-known investors, and knowledge of investing in late-stage companies make him well-qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Special Advisors

Apeiron Investment Group is the family office and merchant banking business of Christian Angermayer. Apeiron Investment Group provides strategic and operational support for a variety of investment initiatives and entrepreneurial pursuits. The firm invests across all phases of a company’s life cycle with an emphasis on early-stage opportunities. Apeiron has investment expertise in financial services, deep technology, life sciences, media & entertainment and real estate technology. Apeiron has several significant portfolio investments, including: ATAI Life Sciences AG, CRYPTOLOGY Asset Group PLC, Rejuveron Life Sciences AG, Presight Capital, Elevate Capital and Apeiron Advisory LTD, which serve specific mandates as part of Apeiron Investment Group’s broader strategy.

Vtolwerke LLC provides consulting and advisory services in the aerospace industry, and has experience consulting for companies in the electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) and urban air mobility market. James Wang of Vtolwerke LLC will serve as a Special Advisor to the Company on the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. With a distinguished career in rotorcraft engineering and marketing, since 2019, Dr. Wang has taught aircraft design and performance as a professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and since 2018, has consulted for companies in the eVTOL industry through Vtolwerke LLC. From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Wang was Senior Vice President at Leonardo Helicopters and has held several executive leadership positions throughout his 30 years of experience in aerospace, helicopters, defense and high-tech industries. Dr. Wang designed the AgustaWestland Project Zero, world’s first eVTOL tiltrotor aircraft. Dr. Wang received his PhD and master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, and bachelor’s degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Wang also received a Master’s in SDM from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sloan Business School, an Executive Business Training Diploma from the London Imperial College Business School, and currently serves as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Vertical Flight Society.