Ocelot Acquisition Corp I
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- Ecommerce, Transportation, Logistics, Technology
Richard “Dick” Metzler is CEO and Director of Ocelot Acquisition Corporation I. Mr. Metzler has been the CEO of Lone Star Overnight LLC, a network-based parcel delivery and carrier headquartered in Austin, Texas, since March 2019. Mr. Metzler has over 25 years of senior leadership experience within the logistics industry, specifically within parcel, freight, third-party logistics, and e-commerce. Prior to his role at Lone Star Overnight, LLC, Mr. Metzler served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Austin-based uShip, Inc., an online marketplace for shipping services, from 2013 to 2018. Previously, Mr. Metzler has held leadership roles including Vice President of FedEx Logistics, CEO of APL Logistics, Executive Vice President at DHL, and Chief Commercial Officer at Greatwide Logistics. Since 2017, Mr. Metzler has served as the Chairman of the board of directors and as a member of the compensation committee for iGPS Logistics, a private company. Mr. Metzler has also worked extensively with private equity, debt financing, venture capital, and as a senior leader in portfolio companies advising on investments and divestitures. Mr. Metzler also brings with him extensive global M&A experience. Mr. Metzler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing from Robert Morris University. Mr. Metzler is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his knowledge of a wide variety of investment and financing strategies and his global M&A experience.
Andrew Townsend, CFA is CFO and Chairman of Ocelot Acquisition Corporation I. Mr. Townsend is also a founder and Managing Member at Ocelot Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm founded in May 2018 and an affiliate of certain of our officers and directors, and is responsible for developing and managing the firm’s differentiated investment strategies. Prior to founding Ocelot Capital Management, LLC, Mr. Townsend managed a private hedge fund for a leading Texas-based family office, Galapagos Partners LP, from June 2016 to July 2018. Mr. Townsend’s experience in identifying niche investment strategies, portfolio construction and management, and fund operations culminated in launching the Ocelot Dynamic Alpha Fund, the Ocelot Global Macro Fund and the Ocelot Tactical Income Fund with proprietary capital. Mr. Townsend currently serves on the boards of directors of Collective Growth Corporation (since January 2020), WeDo Logistics (since March 2020), Lone Star Overnight, and American Natural Energy Corporation (since 2019). Mr. Townsend is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charter holder. Mr. Townsend is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Finance and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Townsend is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his breadth of experience in both public and private markets.
Dennis Lyons is Secretary of Ocelot Acquisition Corporation I. Mr. Lyons is also Chief Financial Officer at Ocelot Capital Management, LLC, an affiliate of certain of our officers and directors, where he is responsible for the financial and tax accounting and reporting policies of all of Ocelot Capital Management’s investment products. Mr. Lyons has held his position at Ocelot Capital Management, LLC since December 2019. Prior to joining Ocelot Capital Management, LLC, from January 2019 to November 2019, Mr. Lyons served as a tax manager at Weaver, and from September 2017 to December 2018, he served as Chief Financial Officer at McAllen Investment Partners Ltd. Before that, Mr. Lyons served as a tax manager for public accounting firm DK Partners, PC from January 2015 to September 2017. Mr. Lyons has spent a decade in public accounting specializing in investment funds and financial services. Mr. Lyons is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of CPAs and Texas Society of CPAs. He is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin with a Master’s in Professional Accounting. Mr. Lyons holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Adam Chibib who has agreed to serve as a director following the completion of this offering, is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Self Financial, a venture backed financial technology company that aims to help consumers build credit while also saving money, a position he has held since March 2020. Mr. Chibib has over 25 years of senior leadership experience in the technology industry both as a CFO and as an investor. Mr. Chibib’s career has ranged from early-stage start-ups to billion-dollar public companies that have spanned a wide range of industries including financial services, enterprise software, security software, hardware, and gaming. From April 2015 to December 2019, Mr. Chibib was a General Partner at Silverton Partners, an Austin-based venture capital firm and where he was responsible for the first institutional investment in Self Financial, from April 2015 to September 2020. Mr. Chibib also previously served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc., which was acquired in 2014 by Global Cash Access, Inc. (now known as Everi Holdings, Inc.), from February 2009 to March 2015. Additionally, he was the CFO at NetSpend (from June 2007 to July 2006), TippingPoint Technologies (from January 2004 to January 2006), Waveset (from April 2003 to December 2003) and BroadJump (from November 1998 to March 2003). Mr. Chibib is currently a member of the board of directors of several private companies, and he serves as the current Chairman of the audit committee for PlayAGS, a Las Vegas-based gaming company, the Treasurer for the Austin Film Society, and a member of the Nominating Committee for the Eanes Education Foundation. Mr. Chibib holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Chibib’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive senior leadership experience and breadth of knowledge spanning numerous industries.
Clint Greenleaf who has agreed to serve as a director following the completion of this offering, has been the Founder and CFO of Content Capital, a publishing company focusing on a variety of different media services, since July 2017. Mr. Greenleaf is a serial entrepreneur and CEO with experience in a variety of industries including publishing, consumer packaged goods, and financial services. Mr. Greenleaf also is the Founder and former CEO of Greenleaf Book Group, a publisher and distributor of non-fiction and fiction books, which he grew into one of the industry’s leading independent book publishers that produced over 30 New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers. Prior to founding Content Capital, Mr. Greenleaf served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HomePlate Peanut Butter, a baseball-themed peanut butter company, from July 2014 to October 2019. Additionally, Mr. Greenleaf is the author of multiple books and a regular television and print contributor on topics such as financial literacy and education. Mr. Greenleaf holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from College of the Holy Cross. Mr. Greenleaf is well-suited to serve on our board of directors due to his entrepreneurial experience and proven ability to build successful businesses in a multitude of industries.
Haley Robison who has agreed to serve as a director following the completion of this offering, is currently a Venture Partner at Praxis, a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurs, supporting founders, funders, and innovators who are motivated by their faith to transform the communities around them. Ms. Robison previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Kammok Gear LLC, an outdoor brand based in Austin, Texas that designs performance gear and accessories to elevate time outdoors, a position she held from August 2016 until October 2019. Before becoming Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Robison served as Chief Operating Officer of Kammock Gear LLC from March 2015 to August 2016. Additionally, Ms. Robison also formerly served as a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. Ms. Robison holds an MBA and a Master of Arts in Education from the Stanford Graduate Schools of Business and Education respectively as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Robison was selected to serve on our board of directors because of her vast experience in business and education, as well as her expertise in organizational behavior, team development and consumer products.