Elliott Opportunity II Corp.
Mr. Jesse Cohn (Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors) Jesse Cohn is an Equity Partner, and Managing Partner at Elliott Investment Management L.P., supporting Jon Pollock and Paul Singer in overseeing the global situational investment teams. Mr. Cohn is also a member of the Management and Global Situational Investment Committees. Mr. Cohn is a member of the Advisory Board at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. Prior to joining Elliott in 2004, Mr. Cohn was an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Cohn earned his B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, from which he graduated summa cum laude. Mr. Cohn currently serves as a member of the board of directors of several companies, including ASG Technologies Group, Inc. since 2017, Gigamon Inc. since 2017, Goshawk GP Limited since 2012, Travelport Worldwide Ltd. since 2019, and Twitter, Inc. since 2020. Among other public and private companies, Mr. Cohn has previously served as a member of the board of directors of eBay, Inc., Athenahealth, Inc., Cardiopulmonary Corporation, BMC Software, Inc., LogMeIn Inc., E2Open LLC, MSC Software Corporation, and Citrix Systems Inc.
Mr. Gordon Singer (Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors) Gordon Singer is an Equity Partner, and Managing Partner of Elliott Investment Management L.P., supporting Jon Pollock and Paul Singer in overseeing the global situational investing teams. Mr. Singer has also been Head of Elliott’s London office since 2009 and a member of Elliott Investment Management L.P.’s Management Committee since 2007. He is also a member of the Risk, Valuation, Compliance and Operational Risk, and Global Situational Investment Committees at Elliott Investment Management L.P. Prior to joining Elliott in 1998, Mr. Singer worked at Lehman Brothers in the Investment Banking Analyst Program. Mr. Singer graduated from Williams College. Mr. Singer currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Ember Alpha Ltd., since 2017.
Mr. David Kerko (Co-Chief Executive Officer) David Kerko is Head of North America Private Equity at Elliott Investment Management L.P. Prior to joining Elliott in 2021, Mr. Kerko was an Advisor to KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) from 2015 through June 2020. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Kerko was a Member at KKR and served as Co-head of the Technology Group from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Kerko joined KKR in 1998 and played an active role building the firm’s technology platform from 2006 to 2015. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Kerko was with Gleacher NatWest Inc. where he was involved in mergers and acquisition transactions and financing work. He holds a B.S. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S.E., summa cum laude, from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Isaac Kim (Co-Chief Executive Officer) Isaac Kim is a Managing Director at Evergreen Coast Capital, the private equity affiliate of Elliott Investment Management L.P. Prior to establishing Evergreen in 2015, Mr. Kim was a Principal at Golden Gate Capital where he led investments in software. Before that, he was a consultant at Bain & Company. Outside of his professional career, Mr. Kim serves on the board of YANA Ministry. Mr. Kim has an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Nabeel Bhanji (President) Nabeel Bhanji is a Portfolio Manager in Elliott Investment Management L.P.’s London office. Prior to joining Elliott in 2012, Mr. Bhanji was a private equity investor at Apax Partners. Before that, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Bhanji has a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Steven Barg (Chief Financial Officer) Steven Barg is Global Head of Corporate Engagement at Elliott Investment Management L.P. Prior to joining Elliott in February of 2020, Mr. Barg was a Participating Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, from 2010 until 2019. From 2010 until 2012, Mr. Barg served as Co-head of Asian Equity Capital Markets in Hong Kong. In 2013, he returned to New York to establish what became the firm’s Activism and Shareholder Advisory practice, which he led globally until 2019. In addition, while at Goldman, Mr. Barg served on both the Asian and the Global Equity Commitments Committees and was Global Head of Diversity for the Investment Banking Division. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Barg ran first the Asian equity and then the integrated capital markets business for UBS in Hong Kong beginning in 2006. Prior to UBS, Mr. Barg also served as a managing director in Equity Capital Markets at Credit Suisse in New York and London. In total, Mr. Barg had a 30 year career in investment banking prior to joining Elliott. Mr. Barg holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition, Mr. Barg was a Henry Luce Scholar in Hong Kong and a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in New York.
Ms. Terry Kassel (Chief Strategy Officer) Terry Kassel is the Head of Strategic Human Resources at Elliott Investment Management L.P. and serves as Counsel on the Management Committee. Ms. Kassel is also a member of the Compliance and Operational Risk Committee. Previously, Ms. Kassel was Global Head of Human Resources and a member of the Operating Committee at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. from 2001 to 2006, Counsel and Head of Human Resources for the Private Client Division at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. from 2000 to 2001, and Litigation Counsel at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith from 1985 to 2000. Ms. Kassel serves as Chairman of the Board of Start-Up Nation Central, a not-for-profit based in Israel and inspired by the book, Start-Up Nation. She also serves as Director of the Paul E. Singer Foundation, and as Board Member of the Jewish Funders Network and Jewish Food Society. Ms. Kassel earned a J.D. from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in Political Science from New York University.
Ms. Moira Kilcoyne is expected to serve as a director upon the completion of this offering. Ms. Kilcoyne is a 30+ year technology and financial industry veteran. Moira retired from Morgan Stanley in early 2016 as the Co-Head of Global Technology and member of the Firm’s Management Committee. In her time with Morgan Stanley, Moira held a number of leadership positions. These included Global Co-CIO and Head of Technology for the Wealth and Investment Management organizations, where she was responsible for the overall Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Integration and Conversion efforts. She served as the COO of Global Operations, Technology and Data from 2008 to 2010 and International CIO based in London from 1996 to 2004. Her performance in mission critical roles eventually led to her serving as Global Co-CIO from 2013 to 2016. Kilcoyne began her career at IBM, where she served in multiple technical roles, before moving on to Morgan Stanley. She currently serves on the board of UK-based Quilter PLC., Citrix Systems, Inc., Arch Capital Group and as a Trustee of Manhattan College. Ms. Kilcoyne holds a B.S. from Manhattan College. We believe that Ms. Kilcoyne’s extensive global technology and operations experience, especially in the financial services industry make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Ms. Val Rahmani is expected to serve as a director upon the completion of this offering. Ms. Rahmani is a non-executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group plc. She is a also a non-executive Director of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd, a Bermuda-based reinsurance company. She is a non-executive director and chair of the Compensation Committee of CTG Inc, a Nasdaq-listed Technology solutions company. Val is a non-executive Director of Entrust, a Minneapolis based private Trusted Identity company. She is also a Board member of a social media startup, Rungway, based in London and from 2018-2019 was part-time CEO of the Innovation Panel of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, a global in investment company. From 2009-2012 Val served as Chief Executive Officer of Damballa, Inc., a venture capital-funded cybersecurity company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this, Ms. Rahmani was with IBM in various managerial capacities for 28 years. Her last role with IBM was General Manager of IBM Internet Security Systems. Other IBM roles included General Manager of the $2.7 billion Global Technology Services business, head of the Sales and Services Strategy unit, General Manager of IBM’s $3.5 billon UNIX server business, General Manager of IBM’s Mobile business as well as serving as the Executive Assistant to Louis Gerstner, then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Rahmani holds an MA and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from Oxford University, England. We believe that Ms. Rahmani’s experience in executive roles and a background of leading global organizations in the technology industry make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Mr. Graham Smith is expected to serve as a director upon the completion of this offering. From August 2014 to June 2015, Mr. Smith served as Executive Vice President of Salesforce, Inc., a software company, and as Chief Financial Officer of Salesforce from March 2008 to August 2014. From January 2003 to December 2007, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer of Advent Software, Inc., a portfolio accounting software company. Mr. Smith currently serves as a member of the board of directors of BlackLine Inc., Slack Technologies, Inc., and Splunk Inc., all of which are software companies. Mr. Smith also served as a member of the board of directors of Citrix Systems, Inc., an enterprise software company, MINDBODY, Inc., a software company, and Xero Limited, a cloud-based accounting software company. Mr. Smith holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Politics from University of Bristol in England and qualified as a chartered accountant in England and Wales. We believe that Mr. Smith’s experience in the technology industry and service as an executive and director for publicly traded companies makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.