TCV Acquisition Corp.
- Software, Technology, FinTech
Jay Hoag co-founded TCV in 1995 and has been a venture capitalist and technology investor for more than 37 years. Prior to founding TCV, he was a Managing Director at Chancellor Capital Management, where he spent more than 12 years as a technology-focused venture capitalist and fund manager. Mr. Hoag currently serves on the board of directors of Electronic Arts, Netflix, Peloton, TripAdvisor, and Zillow, among others. He has been involved in a large number of technology investments, including Altiris, Expedia, Facebook, Fandango, and Groupon. Mr. Hoag received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science degree from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
We believe that Mr. Hoag is well qualified to serve as a director as he brings to the board significant experience as a venture capitalist and technology investor for more than 37 years.
Christopher (“Woody”) Marshall joined TCV in 2008 and has been working in the venture capital industry since 1995. He focuses on investments in the FinTech, internet, and digital media & entertainment industries. Prior to joining TCV, Mr. Marshall spent 12 years at Trident Capital, a leading venture capital and private equity firm, where he focused on the payments, internet, and mobile markets. He currently serves on the board of directors of GoFundMe, Newsela, Payoneer, Retail Merchant Services, Sojern, Spotify, and Nerdy (fka Varsity Tutors). Mr. Marshall has been involved in a large number of technology investments including Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, Groupon and Netflix. He received a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College and M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Northwestern University.
Jon (“Jake”) Reynolds Jr. joined TCV in 1997 and has been a venture capital and technology investor since 1993. Prior to joining TCV, he was with General Atlantic Partners and a member of the M&A group at Lazard Freres & Co. Mr. Reynolds has extensive investment experience in multiple technology sectors with a primary focus on SaaS software and tech-enabled services industries. He is currently on the board of directors of OneSource Virtual, and Watermark. Mr. Reynolds has been involved with numerous other technology investments including Brightmail, Capella Education Company, Genesys, Global 360, OSIsoft, IQMS, Venafi, Webroot and Zillow, among others. Mr. Reynolds received an A.B. in Geography from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Frederic (“Ric”) Fenton joined TCV in 2008 and serves as Chief of TCV’s Investment Operations. In this role, Ric oversees TCV’s Legal, Compliance, Capital Markets, and other investment and portfolio support functions, bringing his transactional expertise to bear across all of TCV’s market sectors, advising and guiding deal teams throughout the investment process. He also serves as the firm’s Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for transaction execution, fund formation, partnership matters, compliance and other legal and administrative functions. Prior to joining TCV, Ric was an attorney in the Palo Alto and New York offices of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he advised leading private equity firms, corporations, and investment banks on a wide range of M&A and securities law matters, including public and private leveraged buyouts, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, minority co-investments, securities offerings, and PIPE financings. Mr. Fenton received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.
Erez Elisha joined TCV in 2019, bringing more than 20 years of experience of working with global financial institutions. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of TCV, leading the firm’s global finance, treasury, valuation, tax, and corporate development functions. Prior to joining TCV, Mr. Elisha was an Executive Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer for Sculptor Capital Management, where he managed the Public Entity, Corporate Finance, and Accounting teams. He has also held VP of Finance roles in the Asset Management Divisions at Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan. Mr. Elisha received a B.S. in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. Mr. Elisha is a Certified Public Accountant.
Katie Mitic is currently Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of SomethingElse, Inc., a direct-to-consumer beverage company. From 2012 to 2017, Ms. Mitic was the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Sitch, Inc., a startup building innovative mobile consumer products. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Mitic served Ms. Mitic served as Director of Platform & Mobile Marketing at Facebook, Inc., where she grew developer products and partnerships globally. Prior to joining Facebook, Ms. Mitic served as Senior Vice President, Product Marketing at Palm, Inc., where she expanded the company product lines and international footprint up until its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in 2010. Earlier in her career, Ms. Mitic worked at NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), where she launched the industry’s first application server, at Four11, where she built the industry-leading email service RocketMail (now Yahoo! Mail) and at Yahoo!, where she served as Vice President and General Manager. Since 2020 she has served on the board of directors, compensation committee and nominating and governance committee of eBay, Inc. She also has served on the board of directors and audit committee of RH, Inc. (Restoration Hardware) since 2013. Additionally she serves as a board member of Headspace, a health and wellness technology company, DVx Ventures, and the nonprofit LeanIn.Org. Ms. Mitic received her B.A. from Stanford University and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
We believe that Ms. Mitic is well qualified to serve as a director as she brings to the board significant executive and operational leadership experience, as well as twenty years in leadership positions at consumer technology companies.
Tayloe Stansbury is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kaleidescape, Inc., a company that builds best-in-class movie servers and players that deliver the finest cinematic experience available for the home. From May 2009 to May 2019, Mr. Stansbury served in various roles at Intuit Inc., most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. From December 2007 to May 2009, Mr. Stansbury served as Chief Information Officer of VMware Inc. From February 2001 to December 2007, Mr. Stansbury served in various roles at Ariba, Inc., most recently as Executive Vice President of Products and Operations. Mr. Stansbury serves on the board of directors of Coupa Software, Kaleidescape, Trelly, and Watermark. He previously served on the board of directors of BlueJeans Network, Shutterfly, and a number of non-profit organizations. Mr. Stansbury holds an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
We believe Mr. Stansbury should serve as a director based on his extensive experience in general management and software and platform development and his experience in the software industry.