FINTECH ACQUISITION CORP VI
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- FinTech, Financial Services, Technology, Payment Platforms
Betsy Z. Cohen has served as Chairman of our board of directors since November 2020. Since June 2019, she has served as Chairman of the board of directors of FinTech V, since May 2019, she has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of FinTech IV, since June 2020, she has served as Chairman of the board of directors of FTAC Olympus, since November 2020, she has served as Chairman of the board of directors of FTAC Athena, and since January 2021, she has served as Chairman of the board of directors of FTAC Hera. She also currently serves as a director of Metromile, Inc. (NASDAQ: MILE), the successor to INSU II. Ms. Cohen served as Chairman of FinTech III’s board of directors from March 2017 until October 2020, as Chairman of FinTech II’s board of directors from August 2016 until July 2018. She served as a director of FinTech I and its successor, Card Connect Corp., a provider of payment processing solutions to merchants, from November 2013 until May 2017, and previously served as Chairman of the board of directors of FinTech I from July 2014 through July 2016 and as FinTech I’s Chief Executive Officer from July 2014 through August 2014. She served as Chief Executive Officer of Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bancorp Bank, from September 2000 and Chairman of Bancorp Bank from November 2003, and resigned from these positions upon her retirement in December 2014. She served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and as a trustee of RAIT Financial Trust, a real estate investment trust, from its founding in August 1997, through her resignation as of December 31, 2010 and served as RAIT’s Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2006. Ms. Cohen served as a director of Hudson United Bancorp (a bank holding company), the successor to JeffBanks, Inc., from December 1999 until July 2000 and as the Chairman of the Jefferson Bank Division of Hudson United Bank (Hudson United Bancorp’s banking subsidiary) from December 1999 through March 2000. Before the merger of JeffBanks, Inc. with Hudson United Bancorp in December 1999, Ms. Cohen was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JeffBanks, Inc. from its inception in 1981 and also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of each of its subsidiaries, Jefferson Bank, which she founded in 1974, and Jefferson Bank New Jersey, which she founded in 1987. From 1985 until 1993, Ms. Cohen was a director of First Union Corp. of Virginia (a bank holding company) and its predecessor, Dominion Bancshares, Inc. In 1969, Ms. Cohen co-founded a commercial law firm and served as a senior partner until 1984. Ms. Cohen also served as a director of Aetna, Inc. (NYSE: AET), an insurance company, from 1994 until May 2018. Our board has determined that Ms. Cohen’s extensive experience in the financial services industry generally, and the financial technology industry in particular, as well as extensive experience in operating financial services companies in a public company environment, qualifies her to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Daniel G. Cohen has served as our Chief Executive Officer since November 2020. Since October 2020, Mr. Cohen has served as the Chairman of the Board of INSU III, since December 2020 he has served as Chairman of the Board of FTAC Parnassus, and he served as the Chairman of the Board of INSU II from January 2019 until its initial business combination in February 2021. Previously, he served as the Chairman of the Board of INSU I from December 2018 to October 2020. Since February 2018, Mr. Cohen has served as the Chairman of the board of directors and of the board of managers of Cohen & Company, LLC, and has, since September 2013, served as the President and Chief Executive of the European Business of Cohen & Company Inc. (NYSE American: COHN), a financial services company with approximately $2.65 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2020, and as President, a director and the Chief Investment Officer of Cohen & Company Inc.’s indirect majority owned subsidiary, Cohen & Company Financial Limited (formerly known as EuroDekania Management Limited), a Financial Conduct Authority regulated investment advisor and broker dealer focusing on the European capital markets (“CCFL”). Mr. Cohen served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors and of the board of managers of Cohen & Company, LLC from September 2013 to February 2018. Mr. Cohen served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Cohen & Company Inc. from December 2009 to September 2013 and as the Chairman of the board of directors from October 2006 to September 2013. Mr. Cohen served as the executive Chairman of Cohen & Company Inc. from October 2006 to December 2009. In addition, Mr. Cohen served as the Chairman of the board of managers of Cohen & Company, LLC from 2001 to September 2013, as the Chief Investment Officer of Cohen & Company, LLC from October 2008 to September 2013, and as Chief Executive Officer of Cohen & Company, LLC from December 2009 to September 2013. Mr. Cohen served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC (formerly C&Co/PrinceRidge Partners LLC), Cohen & Company Inc.’s indirect broker dealer subsidiary (“JVB”), from July 2012 to September 2013. He has been the Chairman of The Bancorp Inc. (“Bancorp”) (NASDAQ: TBBK) and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bancorp’s board of directors since its inception in 1999. Mr. Cohen is Vice-Chairman of Bancorp Bank’s board of directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee. He had previously been Chairman of Bancorp Bank’s board of directors from September 2000 to November 2003 and, from July 2000 to September 2000, had been Bancorp Bank’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cohen has served as the Chief Executive Officer of FinTech IV since May 2019, FinTech V since October 2020, and of FTAC Hera since January 2021. Mr. Cohen previously served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of FinTech II from May 2015 until July 2018 and as Chief Executive Officer of FinTech III from March 2017 to October 2020. He previously served as a director of FinTech I from November 2013 until July 2016, as FinTech I’s President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2014 until July 2016, and as FinTech I’s Executive Vice President from July 2014 through August 2014. He also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of RAIT Financial Trust (“RAIT”) from December 2006, when it merged with Taberna Realty Finance Trust (“Taberna”), to February 2009, and served as a trustee from the date RAIT acquired Taberna until his resignation from that position in February 2010. Mr. Cohen was Chairman of the board of trustees of Taberna from its inception in March 2005 until its December 2006 acquisition by RAIT, and its Chief Executive Officer from March 2005 to December 2006. Mr. Cohen served as a director of Star Asia, a joint venture investing in Asian commercial real estate, from February 2007 to February 2014 and as a director of Muni Funding Company of America, LLC, a company investing in middle-market non-profit organizations, from April 2007 to June 2011. Mr. Cohen is a member of the Academy of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Visiting Committees for the Humanities and a member of the Paris Center of the University of Chicago. Mr. Cohen is also a Trustee of the List College Board of the Jewish Theological Seminary, a member of the board of the Columbia Global Center in Paris, a Trustee of the Paideia Institute and a Trustee of the Arete Foundation.
James J. McEntee, III has served as our President and Secretary since November 2020, as the President of FinTech V since June 2019, and as the President of FinTech IV since May 2019. Previously Mr. McEntee served as the Chief Financial Officer of FinTech IV from May 2019 to August 2020. He also served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of FinTech III from March 2017 until October 2020, and as President and Chief Financial Officer of FinTech II from May 2015 until July 2018. He served as FinTech I’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from August 2014 to July 2016. He has served as the Managing Principal of StBWell, LLC, an owner and operator of real estate, since June 2010. Mr. McEntee has been a director of both Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary Bancorp Bank since September 2000 and was a director of T-Rex Group, Inc., a provider of risk analytics software for investors in renewable energy, from November 2014 to January 2018. Mr. McEntee was the Chief Executive Officer of Alesco Financial, Inc. from the date of its incorporation in 2006 until its merger with Cohen & Company in December 2009 and was the Chief Operating Officer of Cohen & Company from March 2003 until December 2009, and was a managing director of COHN and was the Vice-Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer of JVB Financial through October 2013. Mr. McEntee was a principal in Harron Capital, L.P., a media and communications venture capital fund, from 1999 to September 2002. From 1990 through 1999, Mr. McEntee was a stockholder at Lamb McErlane, PC, and from 2000 until 2004 was of counsel to Lamb McErlane. Mr. McEntee was previously a director of Pegasus Communications Corporation, a publicly held provider of communications and other services, and of several other private companies. Mr. McEntee has served since 2008 as a director of The Chester Fund, a nonprofit organization, and served as its Chairman from July 2012 to January 2018.
Douglas Listman has been our Chief Financial Officer since November 2020, the Chief Financial Officer of FinTech V since October 2020, the Chief Financial Officer of FinTech IV since August 2020, the Chief Financial Officer of FTAC Olympus since August 2020, the Chief Financial Officer of FTAC Athena since December 2020, and the Chief Financial Officer of FTAC Hera since January 2021. He has served as the Chief Accounting Officer of Cohen & Company, Inc. since December 2009 and Chief Accounting Officer of Cohen & Company, LLC since 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Listman served as an associate for Resources Global Professionals (a worldwide accounting services consulting firm). From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Listman served in various accounting and finance positions including: senior accountant with KPMG; Assistant Corporate Controller of Integrated Health Services (a publicly traded provider of skilled nursing services; NYSE: IHS); Controller of Integrated Living Communities (a publicly traded provider of assisted living services; NASDAQ: ILCC); Chief Financial Officer of Senior Lifestyles Corporation (a private owned provider of assisted living services); and Chief Financial Officer of Monarch Properties (a privately owned health care facility real estate investment company). Mr. Listman is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in accounting.
Madelyn Antoncic, Ph.D. will serve as an independent director immediately upon the effective date of this prospectus. Dr. Antoncic has served as a director of FinTech IV since May 2019 and as a director of FinTech III from November 2018 to October 2020. Since December 2019, Dr. Antoncic has served as CEO of Global Algorithmic Institute (Global-AI.org), an “A.I. For Good” non-profit Think Tank within Global A.I. Corp (GAI), a Big Data A.I. start-up where she is Managing Partner, providing quantitative research and data on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) issues. She is also Consultant and Senior Advisor to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Corporate Reporting for the SDGs. From February 2019 until November 2019, Dr. Antoncic served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation, a not-for-profit sustainability standards setter. From October 2015 to October 2017, Dr. Antoncic served as Executive Director and a member of the Operating Committee of Principal Global Investors, a global asset management company. Before that, from July 2011 to July 2015, Dr. Antoncic served as Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank (WB), where, in addition to her financial responsibilities, she oversaw several technical assistance and capacity building programs working with the World Bank’s 189-member countries. She is known for her leadership in financial innovation and implementation of national climate-related catastrophic risk mitigation structures to help countries mitigate and transfer climate-related catastrophic risk to the markets, providing financial protection and resilience to countries. She is also known for implementing a new World Bank Capital-at-Risk Note program and facility for hedging catastrophic and other non-market risks; as well as for the WB’s sustainable development related Green bond issuance program. Dr. Antoncic began her career in 1983 as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, followed by 12 years at Goldman Sachs, holding several leadership roles including more than seven years trading structured mortgage products, two years as a Director at Barclays Capital, and ten years at Lehman Brothers. Dr. Antoncic is on the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medicine and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University; and the Board of Directors of S&P Global Ratings. She is a former member of the Board of One-to-World supporting Fulbright students and scholars; The World Bank Group Pension Finance Committee, Vice-Chairman; the Public Sector Issuers Forum, Co-chair; Barclay’s Capital Board and member of the Executive Committee of the Board; and the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York. She is a recipient of numerous awards and is a frequent speaker on sustainability, including speaking at the UN General Assembly SDG Business Forum Plenary and at UNCTAD-ISARs. She has published on climate-induced catastrophic risk, ESGs, SDGs, and other risk topics, and is a Member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions. She holds a Ph.D. in economics with a minor in finance from NYU Stern School, was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Doctoral Fellow and has taught economics and finance at Stern’s Graduate and Undergraduate Schools. With leadership and management roles for more than 30 years in large, complex, global financial institutions in both the private and public sector, and as a recognized industry leader and expert on sustainability and systemic risk, our board believes that Dr. Antoncic is well qualified to serve as a director.
Laura S. Kohn will serve as an independent director immediately upon the effective date of this prospectus. Ms. Kohn is an independent investor and entrepreneur focused primarily on real estate investments. Previously, Ms. Kohn was Vice President and Head of Institutional Strategy at Charles Schwab from 2009 to 2012 and Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Wells Fargo from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that Ms. Kohn served as Senior Principal at the Parthenon Group, a provider of strategy consulting, where she directed consulting engagements and developed relationships with client executives at Fortune 500 companies, mid-tier companies and start-up ventures. Ms. Kohn began her career at the Boston Consulting Group, where she provided strategic consulting services to executive management of Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Kohn has served as a director of FinTech IV since September 2020. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Behavior from Rice University and a B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University. Our board believes that Ms. Kohn’s breadth and depth of experience as an investor and strategic planner make her well qualified to serve as a director.
Ellen F. Warren will serve as an independent director immediately upon the effective date of this prospectus. Ms. Warren is an experienced independent director of public companies, having served as a director of Atlas Energy Group, LLC from February 2015 until May 2020, a director of the general partner of Atlas Energy, L.P. from February 2011 until February 2015, a director of Atlas Energy, Inc. from September 2009 until February 2011, and a director of Atlas Energy Resources, LLC from December 2006 until September 2009. She is founder and President of OutSource Communications, a marketing communications firm that she founded in August 2005 that services corporate and nonprofit clients. Before founding OutSource Communications, she was President of Levy Warren Marketing Media, a public relations and marketing firm she co-founded in March 1998. Before that she was Vice President of Marketing/Communications for Jefferson Bank from September 1992 to February 1998, and President of Diversified Advertising, Inc. from December 1984 to September 1992, where she provided marketing services to various industries. As a prior member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Ms. Warren also offers expertise in corporate governance matters.
Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan will serve as an independent director immediately upon the effective date of this prospectus. Ms. Kanaan is Managing Partner of K6 Investments LLC, a private investment firm she founded in 2011 that invests globally in the financial services, technology, consumer products and entertainment industries. From 2002 to 2013, She was President and CEO of Proctor Investment Managers LLC, a private equity firm she co-founded which invested in traditional and alternative asset management companies. Before that, Ms. Kanaan was Senior Vice President at Communications Equity Associates (CEA) where she expanded the firm’s principal investment activities in the US and Middle East. Prior to joining CEA, she was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Siguler Guff & Company. Earlier, she held various positions at PaineWebber Investment Banking in the Leveraged Transactions and Financial Institutions Groups. Since 2019, Ms. Kanaan has served on the board of directors of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL), a bank holding company with over $30 billion in assets as of September 30, 2020. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of Ibancar, a FinTech company specializing in collateralized auto lending in the country of Spain, and the Advisory Board and FinTech Task Force of Dubai-based VC fund Global Ventures. Previously, she served as a director of Siguler Guff Small Business Credit Opportunities Fund, Peridiem Global Investors (on behalf of National Australia Bank), Proctor Investment Managers and Conquest Capital Group. She is a Trustee of The Chapin School, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and International House New York. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Kanaan is a recognized expert in private equity, asset management, entrepreneurship and the Middle East, and a frequent speaker.