KKR Acquisition Holdings I Corp.
- Registration2021-02-04 Filed S1
- IPO2021-03-18 IPO, search begins
- Definitive AgreementNo merger agreement yet
- Failed2022-12-30 Merger Failed
- SPAC Ticker
- Consumer, Retail, Ecommerce, Health, Wellness, Sustainability
Glenn Murphy has served as our Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman since January 2021. Since April 2017, Mr. Murphy has been a member of the board of directors of lululemon athletica inc., an athletic apparel retailer, and has served as non-executive chair of lululemon’s board of directors since August 2018. He previously served as executive chair of the board of directors from February to August 2018, as co-chair from April 2017 to November 2017 and as non-executive chair from November 2017 to February 2018. Mr. Murphy is the founder and chief executive officer of FIS Holdings, a consumer-focused investment firm. Prior to FIS Holdings, Mr. Murphy served as chairman and chief executive officer at The Gap, Inc. from 2007 until 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Murphy served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, which was acquired by a consortium of institutional investors, including KKR Funds in 2000, from 2001 to 2007. Prior to leading Shoppers Drug Mart, he served as the chief executive officer and president for the retail division of Chapters Inc. Mr. Murphy started his career at Loblaws where he spent 14 years, and he holds a B.A. degree from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Murphy is not employed by KKR. We believe that Mr. Murphy’s extensive retail experience as a leading strategic operator make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Paul Raether has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2021. Mr. Raether is a Senior Advisory Partner at KKR. He joined KKR in 1980, became a Partner in 1986, and currently serves on two of three of KKR’s regional Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Raether is not a member on any of KKR’s investment committees. Mr. Raether also serves on the board of directors of the Apple Leisure Group and BrightView Holdings, both of which are a KKR portfolio companies. Mr. Raether served as a director of WMIH Corp., another KKR portfolio company, from May 2015 until May 2017. He has played a significant role in numerous former KKR portfolio companies including Beatrice Companies, Cole National Corporation, Duracell, Fleet/Bank of New England, IDEX Corporation, KSL Recreation, Masonite International, PT Components, Randall’s Food Markets, RJR Nabisco, Seaman Furniture, Shoppers Drug Mart, Stop & Shop Companies, Storer Communications, Inc., Walter Industries and Wometco Enterprises. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Raether served as an officer in the United States Navy and started his professional career in the Corporate Finance Department of Reynolds Securities. Previously, he was a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Department of Blyth Eastman Dillon & Company. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Mr. Raether serves as a director or trustee for several educational and non-profit institutions. He recently retired from the Board of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, after 25 years of service including the last 12 years as Chairman. He also serves as a Trustee of the Board of Advisors of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation. Mr. Raether is the Chairman of the Institute for Sports Medicine Research in New York. We believe that Mr. Raether’s significant investment experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Paula Campbell Roberts is a Director . Since January 27, Ms. Roberts has served as Managing Director, Global Macro and Real Estate Americas at KKR. In that role, she leads macro real estate investment research, and partners with real estate, consumer private equity and credit deal teams globally to develop and diligence investment themes and opportunities. Ms. Roberts is not a member on any of KKR’s investment committees. Prior to joining KKR, from July 2008 to December 2016, Ms. Roberts was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where she managed coverage of the U.S. consumer sector, advised Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers on their consumer strategy, and used big data to predict inflections in key sectors of the economy. Before Morgan Stanley, Ms. Roberts was a management consultant leading case teams and advising Fortune 500 companies at Bain & Co. Ms. Roberts earned her B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Currently, Ms. Roberts serves on the boards of The Brearley School, the Northside Center for Childhood Development, the American Friends of Jamaica and the Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association. She is also a Compass Charter School Advisory Board member and a Lincoln Center Leadership Fellow. We believe that Ms. Roberts’ significant investment research experience make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.