FTEV

Unit Split

FinTech Evolution Acquisition Group

Underwriter: UBS Securities
Raised
$240M
CIK
1839569
Focus
FinTech, Technology, Software, Unicorns
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Rohit Bhagat, has been our Chief Executive Officer and a Director since December 2020. Mr. Bhagat’s career has spanned the Financial Services and FinTech industry. Mr. Bhagat currently serves as the non-executive chairman of PhonePe (since December 2020), a digital payment company, a director of AssetMark, Inc. (NYSE:AMK) (since December 2017), an independent provider of investment and consulting solutions servicing financial advisors, a director of Axis Bank (since January 2013), a private sector bank in India, and a senior financial technology advisor to B Capital Group (since April 2017), an investment firm which invests in tech-enabled venture and growth-stage companies and as a trustee at Franklin Templeton ETF Trust (since April 2016), an exchange traded fund trust. From December, 2009 to January, 2012, Mr. Bhagat served as Chairman (Asia Pacific) at BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). As Head of the Asia Pacific region he had oversight of the entire regional business including the investment, client and operating functions, and served on the global Executive Committee (with global designation as a Vice Chairman, BlackRock). From June, 2005 to December, 2009, Mr. Bhagat served as Global Chief Operating Officer at Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”), where he was responsible for the global operating team and platform (including technology, operations, all control functions and all administrative functions), for strategy and corporate development, for overall planning and resource allocation and for all new business initiatives. From June, 1992 to May, 2005, Mr. Bhagat was at Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), where he was Senior Partner (and served as the co-head of U.S. financial services and the managing director of BCG’s operations in India). Mr. Bhagat received a mechanical engineering degree from IIT, in Delhi, an MSE in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Kellogg School, Northwestern University. Mr. Bhagat is well-qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his extensive banking, financial and advisory experience.

Michael Latham, has been our Chief Operating Officer and a Director since January 2021. Since June 2015, Mr. Latham has served on the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Exchange Traded Funds and Closed-End Funds. From December 2009 to February 2014, Mr. Latham served as a Managing Director at BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), and from January 2000 to December 2009 he served as a Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors. During those years, Mr. Latham served in a leadership role in the iShares Exchange Traded Fund business, which he helped launch in 2000. After the launch, Mr. Latham went on to be Chief Operating Officer (February 2003-July 2007), Head of the US iShares Business (July 2007-April 2010), Global Head of the iShares Business (April 2010-September 2011), and Chairman of the iShares Business (September 2011-February 2014). Mr. Latham also served as a Director and Trustee of iShares Inc. and iShares Trust, respectively (July 2010-January 2014). Additionally, Mr. Latham currently serves as a director of the Goldman Sachs Exchange Traded Funds. Mr. Latham received a BS in Business Administration from California State University—San Francisco and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Latham is well-qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his extensive asset management and financial experience.

Charles Goldman will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since January 2014, Mr. Goldman has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of AssetMark, Inc. (NYSE:AMK), an independent provider of investment and consulting solutions service financial advisors, where he runs the company’s day-to-day operations and led its initial public offering in 2019. Prior to joining AssetMark, from December 2010 to December 2013, Mr. Goldman was a senior advisor to Bain & Company and certain other private equity firms focused on the financial services industry. Mr. Goldman also served as the President of Fidelity Investments, Custody and Clearing, where he oversaw Fidelity’s clearing and custody businesses, Executive Vice President and Head of Schwab Institutional, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations of Schwab’s custody business, President of Paramount Farms, Inc. and President of Paramount Citrus Association, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations. Mr. Goldman currently serves of the board of directors of Mercer Advisors, Inc. and the American Mountain Guides Association. Mr. Goldman received his BS in Business from the University of Southern California and his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Goldman is well qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his extensive public company, financial and advisory experience.

Chris Gaertner will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Gaertner has more than 25 years of technology investment banking experience and throughout that time has advised on a broad range of capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Gaertner has served as Vice Chairman for the technology investment banking group of Rothschild and Co., where he is responsible for managing the firm’s technology investment banking practice since August of 2017. Prior to joining Rothschild and Co., Mr. Gaertner was Head of Corporate Finance for Credit Suisse’s Technology Group as well as Head of Technology Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch / Bank of America. Prior to his investment banking career, Mr. Gaertner was President of Gaertner Research, a company which developed custom computer systems for the defense and aerospace markets. Mr. Gaertner led the sale of the company to General Electric Plc. and headed the company’s U.S. research and development subsidiary. Mr. Gaertner served as an Infantry Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps and 1st Special Operations Command. Mr Gaertner received a BS in Electrical Engineering from West Point, an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Mr, Gaertner is well-qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his extensive investment banking and merger & acquisition experience.

Cary Grace will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Ms. Grace was the Chief Executive Officer of the Retirement, Investment and Human Capital Solutions business at Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) from January 2016 to January, 2020, where she was in charge of the groups retirement, investment management and human capital capabilities. Ms. Grace also led Aon’s Global M&A integration as well as Enterprise Client Management functions. Prior to joining Aon in 2012, Ms. Grace was an executive at Bank of America and a predecessor to J.P Morgan, leading global institutional, high net worth and consumer businesses as well as finance, investor relations and M&A functions. Ms. Grace has been honored as American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance for multiple years and Business Insurance’s Women to Watch. Ms. Grace received a BA in Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Grace is well-qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to her extensive financial and merger & acquisition experience.