Altitude Acquisition Corp. II
- Travel, FinTech, Payment Platforms, Mobility, Unicorns
Gavin Isaacs will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Isaacs currently serves as a Director of DraftKings Inc., and is on the Board of Directors of Galaxy Gaming Ltd. and acts as Non-Executive Chairman of Altitude Acquisition Corp. Mr. Isaacs is also an advisor to Jackpocket, an online lottery app. Mr. Isaacs was recently the Non-Executive Chairman of SBTech Limited, a leader in sports betting technology. In 2020, SBTech Limited merged with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. and DraftKings Inc. Previously, Mr. Isaacs served in numerous leadership capacities for Sci Games, including serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sci Games from 2014 to 2016, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Sci Games from 2014. He was also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sci Games from 2016 until his resignation in 2018. Mr. Isaacs also actively supported business development and customer relationships at Sci Games through a strong partnership with the company’s internal teams. Prior to joining Sci Games, Mr. Isaacs served for three years as the Chief Executive Officer of SHFL from 2011 to 2013, where he grew the company to record revenues, globally expanded the slot business, and created meaningful opportunities in specialty table-game brands both in brick-and-mortar casinos and online. Prior to joining SHFL, Mr. Isaacs served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bally Technologies Inc., where he oversaw the rollout of the company’s new slot platform and sophisticated new slot cabinet family and was responsible for double-digit growth of participation revenue, as well as the company’s re-entry into the Australian market. Prior to joining Bally, Mr. Isaacs served for nearly eight years with Aristocrat Leisure Limited, and as a partner at the Australian law firm DLA Phillips Fox.
Thomas Breitling will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Breitling is a serial entrepreneur and a longtime investor who currently serves as the CEO of Breitling Ventures, a private investment management business which he founded. In 1993, prior to his role at Breitling Ventures, Mr. Breitling helped to evolve LVRS into Travelscape.com, which revolutionized hotel and vacation package reservations in the travel industry. Mr. Breitling capitalized on the growth of Las Vegas, the hospitality industry and the internet, and during his tenure Travelscape sales reached over $100 million in 1999. In 2000, Mr. Breitling oversaw the acquisition of Travelscape by Expedia in a deal valued at more than a $95 million. Mr. Breitling then served as a board member of Expedia from 2002 to 2003. In 2004, Mr. Breitling completed the acquisition of the Golden Nugget for $215 million, which was later sold to Landry’s Restaurant Inc. for approximately $340 million in 2005. Mr. Breitling also served as a Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development at the Wynn Resorts from 2008 to 2010 and as the Chairman of Ultimate Gaming, an online gaming company. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Altitude Acquisition Corp.
Gary Teplis has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since our inception. Mr. Teplis currently serves as the CEO of Teplis Travel. During Mr. Teplis’s tenure as CEO of Teplis Travel, which began in 2010, revenues have grown by almost 56% through the end of fiscal year 2019, and Teplis Travel became one of the top 25 TMCs in the United States. Mr. Teplis has been an avid public equity, private equity and angel investor in a multitude of industries for many years. He was an investor in Travelscape, which was successfully sold to Expedia at a premium. In addition, Mr. Teplis was also a lead investor in the development of Under Armour’s global corporate headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Teplis also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of and on the Boards of Directors of Altitude Acquisition Corp. Mr. Teplis is well qualified to serve as our Chief Executive Officer due to his over thirty-five years of experience in the travel industry and the breadth of his experience as an investor. Farris Griggs has served as our Chief Financial Officer since our inception. Mr. Griggs currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at Teplis Travel where he is tasked with key financial decision making. Mr. Griggs joined Teplis Travel after a very successful 20-year tenure with the Finance Leadership team at BCD Travel, a global leader in business travel with $27.1 Billion in sales. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of Altitude Acquisition Corp. Mr. Griggs is well qualified to serve as our Chief Financial Officer due to his over twenty years of experience in the business travel industry.
Kevin Schubert has served as our Chief Operating Officer and Director since our inception. Before joining the Company, Mr. Schubert served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Red Rock Resorts, Inc. where he led key initiatives in mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, and strategic planning. Prior to that, Mr. Schubert served as the Vice President of Strategy and Operations and Associate General Counsel at Las Vegas Sands Corp. Mr. Schubert is also the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Altitude Acquisition Corp. Mr. Schubert started his career as a consultant at Accenture and was trained as an attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and was part of its Corporate Finance Department. Mr. Schubert is well qualified to serve as our Chief Operating Officer due to his over fifteen years of varied industry and leadership experience.
Adeel Rouf has served as our Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance since our inception. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rouf was an Investment Professional at FinTech Acquisition Corp. III, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) that recently announced a merger with Paya and Insurance Acquisition Corp., a SPAC which recently announced a merger with Shift Technologies. Prior to that, Mr. Rouf was an investment professional at Cohen & Company and a part of J.P. Morgan’s investment banking leveraged finance team, where he executed debt transactions in diversified industries, and at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, where he executed transactions in the Power and Renewable space. Mr. Rouf is also the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance of Altitude Acquisition Corp. Mr. Rouf is well qualified to serve as our Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance due to his more than seven years of experience with SPACs and in investment banking.
Michel Taride will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Taride currently serves on the Board of Directors of Altitude Acquisition Corp. and as a Strategic Advisor in Travel, Tourism and Smart Mobility at Orfeo Partners and as a Senior Advisor at Afiniti and Drake Star Partners. He is also an Operating Partner at C4 Ventures and a Strategic Advisor at Knighthood Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Taride was the Group President of Hertz International, the leading global car rental brand, where he was responsible for all of Hertz’s wholly-owned and franchise operations in approximately 150 countries across all continents other than North America. Mr. Taride has served on the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership Advisory Board for over a decade and has acted as chairman for the last five years. Mr. Taride is also an Ambassador for the World Travel and Tourism Council and a Foreign Trade Advisor to the French Embassy in London.