MOOS

Pre IPO

Moose Pond Acquisition Corp, NCV I

Raised
$200M
CIK
1848164
Focus
Consumer, Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

G. Cotter Cunningham has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since February 2021. From 2009 to 2019, Mr. Cunningham served as Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RetailMeNot, a multinational e-commerce company. From 2019 to 2020, he was Managing Partner at venture capital firm M&F Ventures. He currently serves as an advisor to venture capital firm Next Coast Ventures and private equity firm Tritium Partners. Prior to RetailMeNot, Mr. Cunningham was a CEO-in-Residence at Austin Ventures, a private equity firm, and has also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bankrate. He is currently on the board of directors of private companies RateGenius and Hip Ecommerce. Mr. Cunningham holds an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Memphis.

We believe that Mr. Cunningham’s perspective as our Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, along with his extensive experience as a successful entrepreneur, makes him a critical member of our board of directors.

Brian Sharples has been the Chairman of our Board of Directors since February 2021. From 2005 to 2017, Mr. Sharples was the Chief Executive Officer of HomeAway, a vacation rental company, which he co-founded in 2005. Prior to HomeAway, Mr. Sharples was the President and Chief Executive Officer of IntelliQuest Information Group, a supplier of marketing data and research. Prior to IntelliQuest, he was the Founder and Director of iMotors, an online used vehicle marketplace. Mr. Sharples is currently serving on the public boards of GoDaddy, Avalara, Yelp, and Ally Financial. He also serves on the board of RVShare, an RV rental company, and is an Advisor to venture capital firm Next Coast Ventures and private equity firm Tritium Partners. Within the last five years, Mr. Sharples has also served on the public boards of RetailMeNot and HomeAway. Mr. Sharples holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Colby College.

We believe that Mr. Sharples’ perspective as our Co-Founder, as well as his expansive record of success as a serial entrepreneur, makes him a critical member of our board of directors.

Adam Rogers, one of our independent director nominees , began his career at Ultimate Software, a multinational technology company, and has served in numerous roles from 1997 to 2020, culminating in service as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rogers holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.

We believe that Mr. Rogers’ experience as a software executive and SaaS pioneer brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors and makes him qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Leah Sweet, one of our independent director nominees , has held multiple executive-level positions at PayPal since 2012, including Senior Director and Senior Vice President. She currently serves on the public boards of GoDaddy and BMC Technologies. Ms. Sweet holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Iowa State University.

We believe that Ms. Sweet’s experience as an executive in the technology industry brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors and makes her qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Carl G. Shepherd, one of our independent director nominees , co-founded HomeAway, one of the first sharing economy-based companies, in 2005, where he served as Chief Strategic and Development Officer until 2015. Mr. Shepherd began his career as a consultant at the predecessor to Accenture plc. Prior to Homeaway, Shepherd has also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Hoover’s Online, a provider of online business information, and as Chief Financial Officer of magazine publishers Texas Monthly, Inc. and Hanley Wood, LLC. Mr. Shepherd currently serves on the boards of hospitality companies Turnkey Vacation Rentals and HostelWorld, PLC. Mr. Shepherd holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Business Administration (Advertising) from Texas Christian University.

We believe that Mr. Shepherd’s experience in the vacation rental industry and his service in executive positions at various technology and publishing companies make him qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Andreas Wiele, one of our independent director nominees , is a Senior Advisor to KKR’s Global TMT Business and is the Founder of Oaktreepower.com, a UK-based green technologies company. Prior to May 2020, Mr. Wiele served for 20 years as a member of the executive board of Axel Springer SE, a German digital publishing company. Prior to his time at Axel Springer, he was Chief Operating Officer of Gruner+Jahr USA Publishing in New York City. From 1990 until 1994, he served as Publishing Director of Prisma Presse Snc in Paris, France. Mr. Wiele started his career as a journalist with a large German newspaper. Mr. Wiele holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Salzburg, a Master’s degree in law from the University of Munich, and a B.A. in law from the University of Dijon.

We believe that Mr. Wiele’s experiences in the digital publishing and telecommunications industries bring important and valuable skills to our board of directors and make him qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Amar Lalvani, one of our independent director nominees , has been Chief Executive Officer of Standard International, a New York-based hospitality company, since 2013, and Chief Executive Officer of the Bunkhouse Group, a Texas-based hospitality company, since 2015. Prior to his role at Standard International, he was Chief Investment Officer for Andre Balazs Properties from 2011 to 2013, and he has also held various executive roles with Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Lalvani began his career with Starwood Capital Group and has also worked at The Blackstone Group. In addition to serving on the board of directors of Standard International and Bunkhouse Group, he was previously a board member of Peloton Interactive. Mr. Lalvani holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

We believe that Mr. Lalvani’s executive experience in the hospitality industry brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors and makes him qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Thomas Ball has been a member of our board of directors since February 2021. Mr. Ball is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Next Coast Ventures, an early-stage investment firm. Prior to co-founding Next Coast Ventures in 2015, he was a General Partner at Austin Ventures, a private equity firm, where he spent over a decade focused on early and growth stage investments. Prior to joining Austin Ventures, Mr. Ball has founded or co-founded multiple companies, including Razorgator Interactive/Openfield Technologies, Tahoe Domains, and eCoupons. Within the last five years, he has served on the board of directors of public company RetailMeNot, and he has also served on the boards of numerous private companies, including Goja, Enboarder, Trust Radius, Silvercar, Jam City, Donuts, Adometry, BazaarVoice, Convio, and Jigsaw Data. Mr. Ball holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. degree from the University of Florida.

We believe that Mr. Ball’s extensive experience in originating, structuring and monitoring venture capital transactions, as well as his substantial business, leadership and management experience, makes him qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.