Merged into SomaLogic, ticker now SLGC
CMII

Completed

SomaLogic

CM Life Sciences II Inc.

Underwriter: Jefferies
Raised
$276M
CIK
1837412
Focus
Life Sciences, Healthcare, Biotech
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Eli Casdin has been our Chief Executive Officer since December 2020. He founded Casdin Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industry, in November 2011 and currently serves as its Chief Investment Officer. Since July 2020, he also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CM Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMLF), a blank check company. Mr. Casdin has served on the board of directors of CM Life Sciences, Inc. since July 2020. Mr. Casdin holds a B.S. degree from Columbia University School of General Studies and an MBA from Columbia Business School. His qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive leadership experience as an executive officer of an investment firm, his extensive public and private company directorship experience in the life sciences and healthcare sectors, and his expertise in finance, capital markets, and the biotechnology industry.

Keith Meister has been Chairman of our board of directors since December 2020. He founded Corvex Management LP, a New York based investment manager, in December 2010 and since its inception has served as its Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Meister served as Chief Executive Officer and then Principal Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Nasdaq: IEP), the primary investment vehicle for Carl Icahn. Mr. Meister currently serves on the board of directors of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), a global hospitality and entertainment company, and its affiliate Roar Digital. Mr. Meister also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of CM Life Sciences, Inc. Mr. Meister has previously served on the Board of Directors of numerous other public companies in his career, including Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM), The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB), ADT, Inc. (NYSE: ADT), Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. and Motorola, Inc. (now Motorola Solutions, Inc., NYSE: MSI/Motorola Mobility, Inc.). He is Chairman of the board of the Harlem Children’s Zone and also serves on the board of trustees of the American Museum of Natural History. Mr. Meister holds a B.A. degree in government from Harvard College where he graduated cum laude. His qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive leadership experience as managing partner and executive officer of an investment firm and a diversified holding company, his extensive public company directorship experience in a variety of industries, and his expertise in finance, capital markets, strategic development, and risk management.

Brian Emes has been our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since December 2020. Mr. Emes is also the Chief Financial Officer of Corvex Management LP, a New York based investment manager, which he joined in January 2013, and the Chief Financial Officer of CM Life Sciences, Inc., since July 2020. Mr. Emes holds a B.S. degree in finance and marketing from Elon University’s Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, and is a licensed certified public accountant.

Shaun Rodriguez has been our Chief Strategy Officer since December 2020. Mr. Rodriguez joined Casdin Capital, LLC, an investment firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industry, in July 2015 as a Senior Research Analyst and currently serves as its Director of Life Science Research. His coverage universe at Casdin Capital, LLC focuses on life science tools, diagnostics, health technology and services, and industrial applications of biotechnology. Mr. Rodriguez also serves as Chief Strategy Officer of CM Life Sciences, Inc. since July 2020. From February 2011 to July 2015, Mr. Rodriguez served as Director and Senior Research Analyst in the healthcare equity research group of Cowen Inc. (Nasdaq: COWN), an investment bank and financial services company. Mr. Rodriguez holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Harvard University.