LCA

Unit Split

Landcadia Holdings IV, Inc.

Underwriter: Jefferies
Raised
$500M
CIK
1844642
Focus
Consumer, Restaurant, Hospitality, Entertainment, Gaming, Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Tilman J. Fertitta has been our Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 5, 2021. He was previously Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015 through the consummation of the Waitr business combination, and he currently serves on the board of directors of Waitr Holdings Inc. He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GNOG Inc. since February 14, 2019. He has also served as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Landcadia III since August 24, 2020. Since August 2010, Mr. Fertitta has been the sole shareholder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FEI, which owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the restaurant conglomerate Landry’s, Inc. (“Landry’s”) and the Golden Nugget Casinos and is recognized today as a global leader in the dining, hospitality, entertainment and gaming industries. Mr. Fertitta was the sole shareholder at the time he took Landry’s public in 1993, and after 17 years as a public company, he was the sole shareholder in taking Landry’s private in 2010. Mr. Fertitta currently serves as Chairman of the Houston Children’s Charity, the Houston Police Foundation, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University of Houston. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations. He also serves on the boards of the Texas Heart Institute and the Greater Houston Partnership. We believe Mr. Fertitta is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his experience in the dining industry and as a public company director.

Richard Handler has been our Co-Chairman and President since February 5, 2021. He previously served as Co-Chairman and President of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015, through the consummation of the Waitr business combination, and as Co-Chairman and President of Landcadia II from February 14, 2019 through the consummation of the GNOG Business Combination. He has also served as Co-Chairman and President of Landcadia III since August 24, 2020. He has been with Jefferies LLC since 1990 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2001, making him the longest serving CEO on Wall Street. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Jefferies and Chairman of the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of Jefferies Group LLC. Mr. Handler also serves as Chairman of the Global Diversity Council at Jefferies LLC. In addition, he is Chairman and CEO of the Handler Family Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on many philanthropic areas, including providing four-year all-inclusive fully paid college educations each year to 15 of the most talented and deserving students coming from challenging backgrounds and circumstances. The foundation also works to protect the environment by protecting endangered species. Prior to Jefferies LLC, he worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the High Yield Bond Department. Mr. Handler received an MBA from Stanford University in 1987. He received his BA in Economics (Magna Cum Laude, High Distinction) from the University of Rochester in 1983 where he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. We believe Mr. Handler is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his investment banking, asset management and sales and trading expertise, his merchant banking and executive management experience and his experience as a public company director.

Richard H. Liem has been our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 5, 2021. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015 through the consummation of the Waitr business combination and as GNOG Inc.’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 14, 2019 until the GNOG Business Combination and he currently serves on the GNOG Inc. board of directors. He has also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landcadia III since August 24, 2020. Mr. Liem currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Golden Nugget, LLC. Mr. Liem has been the Chief Financial Officer of Landry’s Restaurants Inc. (a subsidiary of Golden Nugget, LLC.) since June 11, 2004 and serves as its Executive Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer. He joined Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. in 1999 as the Corporate Controller. Mr. Liem joined Landry’s from Carrols Corporation, where he served as the Vice President of Financial Operations from 1994 to 1999. He served with the Audit Division of Price Waterhouse, L.L.P. from 1983 to 1994. He has been a Director of Landry’s, Inc. since 2009 and also serves as a director of Golden Nugget, LLC. Mr. Liem also serves on the compliance committee for Golden Nugget Atlantic City, LLC. In addition, he serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FEI, which is the holding company for Golden Nugget, Inc., Landry’s, Inc., and other assets owned and controlled by Tilman J. Fertitta. Mr. Liem is a Certified Public Accountant and was first licensed in Texas in 1989.

Steven L. Scheinthal has been our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 5, 2021. He previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015, through the consummation of the Waitr business combination, and he currently serves on the board of directors of Waitr Holdings Inc. He served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Landcadia II from February 14, 2019 through the consummation of the GNOG Business Combination and he currently serves on the board of directors of GNOG Inc. He has also served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Landcadia III since August 24, 2020. Mr. Scheinthal has served as a member of the board of directors of Landry’s since its IPO in 1993 and as its Executive Vice President or Vice President of Administration, General Counsel and Secretary since September 1992. He also serves as a member of the board of directors, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of FEI, which is the holding company for Landry’s, the Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos and other assets owned and controlled by Tilman J. Fertitta. He devotes a substantial amount of time on behalf of all FEI companies, including Landry’s and Golden Nugget, to acquisitions, financings, human resources, risk, benefit and litigation management, union, lease and contract negotiations, trademark oversight and licensing and is primarily responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local laws. He was also primarily responsible for Landry’s corporate governance and SEC compliance from its initial public offering and during the 17 plus years Landry’s operated as a public company. We believe the foregoing experience provides the Company with valuable insight, skills and perspective. Prior to joining Landry’s, he was a partner in the law firm of Stumpf  & Falgout in Houston, Texas. Mr. Scheinthal represented Landry’s for approximately five years before becoming part of the organization. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 1984.

Nicholas Daraviras has served as our Vice President, Acquisitions since February 5, 2021. He previously served as Vice President, Acquisitions of Landcadia I from September 15, 2015 through the consummation of the Waitr business combination. He served as Vice President, Acquisitions of Landcadia II from February 14, 2019 through the consummation of the GNOG Business Combination and as Vice President, Acquisitions of Landcadia III since August 24, 2020. Mr. Daraviras is Co-President of Leucadia Asset Management and a Managing Director of Jefferies. Prior to 2014, Mr. Daraviras had been employed with Jefferies Capital Partners, LLC or its predecessors since 1996. Mr. Daraviras has served on the board of Fiesta Restaurant Group since April 2011 and currently serves on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. He also serves on several boards of directors of private portfolio companies of Jefferies. We believe that Mr. Daraviras brings significant experience with the strategic, financial and operational issues of companies in connection with his service on the boards of a number of his firm’s past and current portfolio companies.

Scott Kelly will serve on our board of directors following completion of this offering. He served as director of Landcadia II since May 12, 2020 and continued as a director on the board of GNOG Inc. following the GNOG Business Combination and serves as director of Landcadia III since October 8, 2020. Mr. Kelly is a former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain, U.S. spaceflight record holder and an experienced test pilot having logged more than 15,000 hours of flight time in more than 40 different aircraft and spacecraft. A former fighter pilot, Mr. Kelly flew the F-14 Tomcat aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. Kelly was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1996. A veteran of four space flights, he piloted Space Shuttle Discovery to the Hubble space telescope in 1999 and, subsequently, commanded Space Shuttle Endeavor on a mission to the International Space Station in 2007. His long-duration space flight experience includes two flights on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, launching and landing from Kazakhstan and two stays aboard the International Space Station as commander, the first a 159-day mission in 2010-2011 followed by his recorded-breaking 340-day mission to the international space station in 2015. During his year-long mission, known worldwide as the “Year In Space,” he conducted three spacewalks before returning home in March 2016. Mr. Kelly has received many awards and honors, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. Mr. Kelly also was recognized at the 2015 State of the Union Address by U.S. President Barack Obama. Mr. Kelly is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and a member of the Association of Space Explorers. Mr. Kelly was appointed Champion for Space by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. Mr. Kelly serves on the audit and compliance committees of GNAC, an indirect subsidiary of FEI. Since his departure from NASA in April 2016, Mr. Kelly founded Mach 25 LLC, through which he has been active as a motivational speaker and author. In 2016, he published a New York Times bestseller memoir, “Endurance” and a children’s picture book; more recently, he published “Infinite Wonder,” a collection of extraordinary images he photographed aboard international space station, also a New York Times bestseller. We believe Mr. Kelly is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive and unique leadership experience.

Dona Cornell will serve on our board of directors following completion of this offering. She has served as director of Landcadia III since January 6, 2021. She has served as the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel at the University of Houston since June 2002, where she is responsible for all legal related issues involving business, financial, student and academic affairs throughout the University of Houston System and the four component campuses. Ms. Cornell is also a member of the Chancellor and President’s Executive Cabinet, which addresses all management and strategic initiatives of the University of Houston System and reports directly to the Chancellor. Additionally, Ms. Cornell serves as counsel and advisor to the Board of Regents with oversight of the Board Office. Matters that Ms. Cornell handles at the University of Houston include complex transactions, international collaborations and programs, endowment and investment matters as well as collaboration with internal audit to ensure audit and compliance matters are being addressed appropriately. The compliance group for the main University of Houston campus reports directly to Ms. Cornell, and she meets with the audit and compliance group of the University of Houston System weekly to provide advice and counsel, including setting the agenda for the Audit Committee meetings. Previously, Ms. Cornell served as Deputy Chief of General Litigation Division of the Office of Texas Attorney General, as a shareholder in the Austin-based law firm Morehead, Jordan & Carmona, and as the President of the Houston Chapter of Texas General Counsel Forum. Ms. Cornell is currently a member of the Houston Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Ms. Cornell regularly speaks at state and national conferences on ethics, governance and higher education law. Ms. Cornell earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and is licensed to practice law throughout Texas and in U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.