EOCO

Pre IPO

Elliott Opportunity I Corp.

Raised
$1.0B
CIK
1843917
Focus
Technology, Unicorns
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

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.