THMB

Pre IPO

Thimble Point Acquisition Corp. II

Sponsors: LJ9
Raised
$200M
CIK
1846735
Focus
Software, Technology, Financial Services, FinTech, Healthcare, Consumer
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Elon S. Boms, our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman , also serves as the Managing Director of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, a position he has held since 2017. During his tenure, Mr. Boms has managed a private portfolio including over 50 private market investments and over 25 large scale real estate investments. On behalf of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, he has led investments in 25 growth stage companies, including 10 exits, three of which were initial public offerings. In addition to his position at the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, Mr. Boms is the Co-Founder and Chairman of LaunchCapital, LLC, a premier venture capital firm with offices in Boston, New Haven and New York. Since inception in 2008, the firm has invested in over 200 technology companies and has a co-investor network of more than one thousand individuals and firms. Mr. Boms currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thimble Point Acquisition Corp., a position he has held since December 2020. During his career, Mr. Boms has served on the board of directors of more than 30 companies, including Pico Quantitative Trading, Gelesis Inc., Core Informatics (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.) and Domino Media Group (acquired by Multiply Media, LLC). An industry expert, Mr. Boms has taught courses at the Yale School of Management on Private Equity and Venture Capital and on Entrepreneurial Finance. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Steven J. Benson, our Chief Strategy Officer and Director , has been a Venture Partner of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office since 2017 and a Venture Partner of LaunchCapital, LLC since 2016. Mr. Benson currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Thimble Point Acquisition Corp., a position he has held since December 2020. Mr. Benson has extensive experience as a growth stage specialist with a core focus on enterprise sales and “software as a service”. He has been a venture capitalist since 2001, and prior to that was an operating executive for twenty years. He served as senior vice president for Worldwide Sales & Marketing of Shiva Corporation, which completed its initial public offering in 1994, and as Chief Executive Officer of MCK Communications, where he was recognized as “CEO of the Year” by the MA Telecom council in 1998, and led the company’s initial public offering in 1999. As the first institutional investor in LogMeIn, Inc, Mr. Benson was instrumental in the growth of the company and its initial public offering. He served on the board of directors of LogMeIn, Inc. until its sale at an aggregate equity valuation of approximately $4.3 billion in August 2020. Mr. Benson has invested in and/or served on the board of directors for 25 companies during his career, including 12 exits, and served as trusted CEO coach to a number of these companies. Mr. Benson previously hosted a weekly radio show on Bloomberg radio focusing on Alternative Investments and served as an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, where he is currently on the Board of the Bentley Endowment Fund.

Michael J. Christenson, our Chief Operating Officer , also serves as an Advisor to New Relic, Inc., a cloud-based observability platform that developers and engineers use to build and manage enterprise software systems. In addition, Mr. Christenson has served on the board of directors of New Relic, Inc. since 2018. His previous roles at New Relic, Inc. included President and Chief Operating Officer from 2019 to 2021 and board observer from 2010 to 2014. From 2010 to 2020, Mr. Christenson served as a Managing Director at Allen & Company, a private investment banking firm, where he advised technology companies on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising and invested in enterprise software companies. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Christenson served in various roles at CA, Inc., an enterprise systems management and security software company, including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Mr. Christenson was an investment banker from 1987 to 2004 at Salomon Brothers Inc. and its successor firm, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. Mr. Christenson has served on the board of directors of Thimble Point Acquisition Corp. since February 2021, and of Akeyless Security Ltd., a security software company based in Israel, since October 2020. He has been a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2006. Mr. Christenson holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.

Joseph Iannotta, our Chief Financial Officer , has served as the Controller of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office since 2018 where he is responsible for the accounting and taxation of a private portfolio across direct investments, real estate, private equity and partnership fund sectors. Mr. Iannotta currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Thimble Point Acquisition Corp., a position he has held since December 2020. Mr. Iannotta has 20 years of experience in both large multi-national firms and start-up operations. He has extensive financial and operational experience in the private equity and equity portfolio accounting industries. Prior to joining the Pritzker Vlock Family Office, Mr. Iannotta served as fund controller at Grove Fund Management from 2017 to 2018 and as senior fund controller at Portfolio Advisors, LLC from 2016 to 2017. From 2010 to 2016 he was with GE Capital. While with the Energy Financial Services business he served as a senior manager where he managed the accounting and finances of a multi-billion-dollar equity portfolio. Mr. Iannotta began his career in both the tax and audit space with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte LLP. He received a BS with honors in Accounting from Providence College, he holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Our Independent Directors

Sara L. Levinson has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Levinson is the co-founder of Katapult, a digital entertainment company, where she has served as a director since 2013. She served as the Chairman of ClubMom, Inc., an internet-based consumer relationship company, from 2002 to 2008, and as President of the Women’s Group of Rodale, Inc., a leading lifestyle publisher, from 2002 to 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Levinson was the President of NFL Properties, Inc., a trademark licensing company for the National Football League and the President and Business Director of MTV: Music Television. She has served on the board of directors of Macy’s, Inc. since 1997, where she is a member of the Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and on the board of directors of Harley-Davidson, Inc. since 1996, where she is a member of the Human Resources Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Brand and Sustainability Committee.

Carol J. Meyers has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Meyers has served on the board of directors of hear.com N.V., a provider of high quality hearing care, since 2021. Ms. Meyers has served as a venture partner at Glasswing Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm that invests in artificial intelligence and technology startups, since 2020. She served as Chief Marketing Officer of Rapid7, a cybersecurity analytics and automation company, from 2011 to 2019, as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at LogMeIn, Inc. from 2008 to 2010, and in multiple roles at Unica Corporation, a public software corporation, from 1999 to 2007. Ms. Meyers has served on the board of Zipwhip, Inc., a business-texting software and API provider, since July 2020, where she is a member of the audit committee, and previously served on the board of directors of Emarsys eMarketing Systems AG, a global provider of marketing automation software, from March 2016 to November 2020, when it was acquired by SAP SE. She also served on the board of directors of MineralTree, Inc., a provider of accounts payable and payment automation solutions, from July 2014 to March 2019.

Henry S. Miller has agreed to serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Miller is a member of the board of advisors and co-founder of Marblegate Asset Management, LLC, a privately owned asset management firm, where he was Chairman from 2009 to 2021. He co-founded Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC, an investment bank, where he was Chairman and Managing Director from 2002 to 2011 and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2009. Prior to founding Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC, Mr. Miller was Vice Chairman and a Managing Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and its predecessor company Wasserstein Perella & Co., where he served as the global head of the firm’s financial restructuring group. Prior to that, Mr. Miller was a Managing Director and Head of both the Restructuring Group and Transportation Industry Group of Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Miller served on the board of directors of American International Group, Inc. from April 2010 to May 2021, where he was a member of the compensation and management resources committee, risk capital committee and technology committee, and on the board of directors of Thimble Point Acquisition Corp. since February 2021. He served on the board of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. from 2015 until May 2020 and on the board of Ally Financial Inc. from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Miller was the recipient of the 2019 M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award.