MCAP Acquisition Corp
- Software, Technology, Business Services
Theodore L. Koenig has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. Mr. Koenig has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Monroe Capital Corporation (Nasdaq:MRCC), a business development company, since its formation in February 2011, as chairman of the investment committee of MRCC’s external investment advisor, Monroe Capital BDC Advisors, LLC since MRCC’s initial public offering in October 2012. Additionally, Mr. Koenig is the Chief Executive Officer and a manager of MC Advisors, and the Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Monroe Capital Income Plus Corporation. Since founding Monroe Capital in 2004, Mr. Koenig has served continuously as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Monroe Capital, Mr. Koenig served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilco Capital LP from 1999 to 2004, where he invested in distressed debt, junior secured debt and unsecured subordinated debt transactions. From 1986 to 1999, Mr. Koenig was a partner with the Chicago-based corporate law firm, Holleb & Coff. Mr. Koenig is a past President of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Club of Chicago. He currently serves as director of the Commercial Finance Association and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth. Mr. Koenig also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council, Kelley School of Business; Board of Overseers, Chicago-Kent School of Law; and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Allendale School, a non-profit residential and educational facility for emotionally troubled children in the greater Chicago area. He also holds a certification as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Koenig received a Bachelor of Science in accounting, with high honors, from Indiana University and earned a Juris Doctor, with honors, from Chicago Kent College of Law. Mr. Koenig’s depth of experience investing in a variety of transactions as well as his legal background provides our board of directors with valuable experience, insight and perspective.
Zia Uddin has served as our Co-President since our inception. Zia Uddin serves as our Co-President. Mr. Uddin is currently a Partner at Monroe Capital. At Monroe Capital he is currently the portfolio manager of approximately half of Monroe Capital’s current assets under management through various institutional investing vehicles. He joined Monroe Capital in 2007 and is a member of Monroe Capital’s investment committee. Mr. Uddin also focuses on Monroe Capital’s equity investments, as well as Monroe Capital’s transactions with software, technology-enabled and business services companies. He works extensively with sponsors and non-sponsor businesses and sits on various boards of directors for Monroe Capital’s investments. Mr. Uddin has experience sitting on the Board of Directors for a variety of companies in different industries. Mr. Uddin has over 25 years of management consulting, corporate finance, turnaround and investing experience. Prior to joining Monroe Capital, Mr. Uddin was a Partner and Principal with two middle market private equity funds. Prior to that role, he worked at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he provided management consulting services to a wide range of clients. Mr. Uddin has also had numerous operating roles at middle market companies including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer. Mr. Uddin earned his M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from University of Illinois. He is a CFA charter holder and is a non-practicing CPA.
Mark A. Solovy has served as our Co-President since our inception. Mr. Solovy is currently a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Technology Finance Group of Monroe Capital. He joined Monroe Capital in 2013 and has over 20 years of investing, investment banking, and legal experience. At Monroe Capital, Mr. Solovy is responsible for sourcing and investing in new business opportunities within the software, technology-enabled and business services industries. Mr. Solovy has served as the primary investment professional responsible for Monroe Capital’s co-sponsorship of Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Ltd. and Thunder Bridge Acquisition II, Ltd., where he was involved with sourcing, structuring and financing potential business combinations. Prior to Monroe, Mr. Solovy was a Managing Director in the Palo Alto and Chicago offices of Hercules Capital, where he was focused on venture debt investing in technology companies. Mr. Solovy earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.S. in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from Washington University’s Olin Business School in St. Louis. Mr. Solovy volunteers as a Chapter Leader for the Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Alumni Association and as a mentor with HFS Chicago Scholars.
Scott A. Marienau has served as our Chief Financial Officer since our inception. Mr. Marienau is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Monroe Capital’s management company. He is responsible for day-to-day financial and treasury management of the firm’s management company and general partnership entities. Mr. Marienau has over 29 years of experience in accounting, compliance, operations, portfolio management, and structured finance. Prior to joining Monroe Capital in 2020, Mr. Marienau was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Crestline Denali Capital, L.P., where he was responsible for financial reporting, fund and RIA compliance, loan administration, and corporate operations. Prior to Crestline Denali, he was a Finance Manager with Antares Capital. Mr. Marienau earned his M.B.A. from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and his B.B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Iowa.
Peter Gruszka has served on our board of directors since our inception. Mr. Gruszka serves as General Counsel and Managing Director of Monroe Capital, where he is responsible for all firm-related legal matters. Mr. Gruszka has over 20 years of experience in private funds, leveraged loans, distressed investments and structured products. Prior to joining Monroe in October 2016, Mr. Gruszka was a Director – Structured Products at Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC, where he was responsible for structuring CLO transactions, analysis on distressed and special situations investments and general private investment fund legal matters. Prior to Chicago Fundamental and Monroe Capital, he was an Attorney in the finance practice at Mayer Brown LLP, where he represented issuers, underwriters, banks, sponsors and private investment funds in a wide variety of finance transactions. Mr. Gruszka earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and his B.A. from Duke University.
Thomas J. Allison has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors . Mr. Allison is currently Principal of Thomas J. Allison & Associates, a senior management services firm, Senior Advisor of Portage Point Partners, an interim management and business advisory firm, a director of PTC Alliance Group Holdings, a global manufacturer of steel tubing, and the Chief Restructuring Officer at Inspirion Delivery Sciences, LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company. From February 2019 to November 2019, Mr. Allison was a director at Novum Pharma, a global specialty pharmaceutical company. From July 2018 to March 2019, Mr. Allison was a director at The NORDAM Group, Inc., an aerospace company. From August 2016 to March 2019, Mr. Allison was a director at Katy Industries, a manufacturer of commercial cleaning solutions and consumer storage products. From September 2018 to January 2019, Mr. Allison was a director of PGHC Holdings, Inc., a restaurant holding company. From May to September 2019, Mr. Allison was a director of Rockpile Energy Services. From April 2015 to August 2016, Mr. Allison was a director of Silver Airways. From 2006 until his retirement in 2012, Mr. Allison served as Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC, a full-service financial and operational advisory consulting firm headquartered in Chicago. At Mesirow, Mr. Allison managed complex turnaround situations and advised on major reorganizations and insolvencies. He also served as CEO, CFO or CRO for several clients. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Allison served as National Practice Leader of the restructuring practice of Huron Consulting Group. From 1988 to 2002, he served in a variety of roles at Arthur Andersen, LLC, including Partner-in-Charge, Central Region Restructuring Practice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Allison served in various capacities at Coopers & Lybrand, an accounting firm, First National Bank of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department. Mr. Allison has previously served as Chairman of the Association for Certified Turnaround Professionals, Chairman and Director of the Turnaround Management Association, is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and has taught as a guest lecturer at Northwestern University and DePaul University. Mr. Allison received his Bachelor of Science in commerce and his Master of Business Administration from DePaul University. We believe that Mr. Allison is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his significant financial leadership and extensive corporate finance experience, and his experience as a public company director.
Roger Schoenfeld has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors . Since 2005, Mr. Schoenfeld has served as a Managing Director at Cross Keys Capital, an investment banking firm, where he provides investment banking services to lower middle market companies, entrepreneurs and investors. Mr. Schoenfeld focuses primarily on representing owners of privately-held businesses in the sale and/or equity recapitalization of their businesses. From 1990 to 2005, Mr. Schoenfeld was a partner in various groups that acquired, operated and sold lower middle-market manufacturing businesses. From 1982 to 1988, he practiced law at Goldberg Kohn, a boutique Chicago law firm specializing in real estate, corporate and finance transactions. He actively serves on the Board of the Midwest Chapter of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AMAA). Additionally, Mr. Schoenfeld has served on the Boards and Executive Committees of a number of Chicago area organizations, including Maot Chitim, Jewish National Fund, The Ark and The Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago. He served as the President of the Chicago Chapter of the Precision Metal Forming Association and currently is a student mentor in College Bound Opportunities. He also passed the Certified Public Accounting exam. Mr. Schoenfeld obtained his J.D. from Georgetown University and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University. Mr. Schoenfeld’s depth of experience in the investment banking and corporate finance industries as well as his legal background provides our Board with valuable experience, insight and perspective.