TWCM

Pre IPO

Mistico Acquisition Corp.

Raised
$400M
CIK
1849512
Focus
Technology, Unicorns
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

James H. Greene, Jr. has been our Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and a Director since inception. He has served as Chairman of TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCT), a special purpose acquisition company, since July 2020, as Chairman of Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NEBC), a special purpose acquisition company, since September 2020, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and a director of Bilander Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCB) since February 2021, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and a director of Galliot Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCG) since February 2021 and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and a director of Brigantine Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRIG) since March 2021. Mr. Greene is a Founding Partner of True Wind Capital, a private equity fund manager focused on the technology industry, where he serves on the Investment Committee and is responsible for all aspects of managing the firm. Prior to founding True Wind Capital in 2015, Mr. Greene was with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”), a global investment manager which he joined in 1986, became a Partner in 1993, a Member in 1996 and an Advisory Partner in 2013. At KKR, Mr. Greene co-founded and led the Global Technology Group from 2004 to 2010. In 2010, he became head of the Global Industrial Group, a position he held until 2013. Mr. Greene played a key role in many of KKR’s most notable buyouts through the late 1980’s and 1990’s. He served on public company boards as a director of Safeway (NYSE: SWY), a grocery store chain, from 1987 to 2004, a director of Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI), a glass container manufacturer, from 1987 to 2005, a director of RJR Nabisco (NYSE: NGH), an American food and tobacco conglomerate, from 1989 to 1995, a director of The Vons Company (NYSE: VON), a grocery store chain, from 1993 to 1997, a director of RELTEC (NASDAQ: RLT), a telecommunications systems manufacturer, from 1995 to 2000, a director of Accuride (NYSE: ACW), a provider of commercial vehicle components, from 1998 to 2007, a director of Zhone Technologies (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a provider of communications network equipment, from 1999 to 2010, a director or Shoppers Drug Mart (TSE: SC), a drug store chain, from 2000 to 2005, a director of Amphenol (NYSE: APH), a provider of electronic components, from 2003 to 2005, a director of Alliance HealthCare (NASDAQ: AIQ), a provider of outsourced healthcare services, from 2003 to 2006, a director of Avago, now known as Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO), a designer of analog semiconductors, from 2005 to 2010, a director of Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA), a provider of computer hardware and software, from 2008 to 2010, and a director of Nebula Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: NEBU), a special purpose acquisition company, from 2018 to 2020. Mr. Greene served on several private company boards including Aricent, Capital Safety, Capsugel, SunGard Data Systems, TASC, and Tenovis, among others. Mr. Greene currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Pegasus Transtech (“Transflo”), a software and solutions provider to the transportation industry, since 2017, a director of Western New York Energy, a provider of renewable energy and ethanol, since 2006, a director of Zix (NASDAQ: ZIXI), an email security and productivity solutions provider, since 2019, and a director of Sysnet Global Solutions, a PCI compliance solutions provider, since 2020. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Greene spent 14 years in banking as a Vice President at Bankers Trust Company where he was involved with management buyout financings, merger and acquisition advisory assignments, and other corporate finance activities. He graduated from the Wharton School, majoring in accounting, and holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Penn Medicine, which includes the Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Mr. Greene is well-qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive capital markets, merger and acquisition, investment, executive compensation, banking, technology industry, and publicly listed company experience.

Rufina A. Adams has been our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since inception. She has served as Chief Financial Officer of TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCT), a special purpose acquisition company, since July 2020, as Chief Financial Officer of Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NEBC), a special purpose acquisition company, since September 2020, Chief Financial Officer of Bilander Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCB) since February 2021, Chief Financial Officer of Galliot Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCG) since February 2021 and will be Chief Financial Officer of Brigantine Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRIG) since March 2021. Mrs. Adams is True Wind’s Chief Financial Officer and has the responsibility for all financial and regulatory reporting matters, in addition to the firm’s compliance and cybersecurity initiatives. She joined True Wind Capital in 2015 and served as a director of Nebula Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: NEBU), a special purpose acquisition company, from 2019 to 2020. Prior to joining True Wind Capital, Mrs. Adams was the Controller at Discovery Digital Networks, or DDN, a multi-channel Internet television and digital cable network, where she managed the accounting department and its successful integration following its acquisition by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), a mass-media company, in 2012. In addition, Mrs. Adams handled the integration of accounting and operations for DDN’s early acquisitions. Prior to joining DDN in 2008, Mrs. Adams was a Senior Investment Accountant for The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), a private equity and asset manager, from 2007 to 2008 in New York where she gained experience in private equity accounting and investor relations. Prior to joining the Blackstone Group, she was an Audit Senior for Deloitte and Touche in San Jose, CA from 2004 to 2006. Mrs. Adams holds a B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University and is an inactive licensed CPA in the state of New York.

William J. Janetschek will serve as one of our Directors as of the effective date of the registration statement, and as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Brigantine Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRIG) as of the effective date of its registration statement. Mr. Janetschek joined KKR in 1997 and retired in 2020 as a Partner and its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Janetschek was also a member of KKR’s Balance Sheet Committee, Global Valuation Committee and Risk and Operations Committee. Prior to joining KKR, he was a Tax Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Janetschek has served on the Board of Directors of Freedom Acquisition I Corp. (NYSE: FACT), a special purpose acquisition company, since February 2021. He holds a B.S. from St. John’s University and an M.S. from Pace University. Mr. Janetschek is actively involved in the community, serving as a sponsor and member of a variety of non-profit organizations including Student Sponsor Partners, St. Brigid Catholic Church and St. John’s University, where he is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Scott W. Wagner will serve as one of our Directors as of the effective date of the registration statement. Mr. Wagner served as CEO of GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) from 2017 to 2019, and prior to that, as President/Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2017. During Mr. Wagner’s tenure, GoDaddy evolved from its successful founding as the leading domain name registrar in the United States into a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, capable of helping everyday entrepreneurs start, create, grow and manage their ideas successfully. Mr. Wagner also served as a director of GoDaddy from 2017 to 2019. Prior to GoDaddy, Mr. Wagner was with KKR, a global investment manager, which he joined in 2000. At KKR, Mr. Wagner was a founding member and helped lead the Capstone value creation team, which worked with KKR investment companies to grow and improve. Mr. Wagner currently serves as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCT), a special purpose acquisition company, since 2020, as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NEBC), a blank check company, since December 2020, as a director of Scalefast, a digital commerce solutions provider, since December 2020, as a director of Bilander Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCB) since February 2021, as a director of Galliot Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCG) since February 2021 and as a director of Stratim Cloud Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SCAQ), a special purpose acquisition company, since March 2021. Mr. Wagner will serve as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Brigantine Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRIG) as of the effective date of its registration statement. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Wagner worked with the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago and Madrid from 1992 to 1995. He holds a B.A. in Economics with distinction, magna cum laude, from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Wagner is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive operational and management experience on a global level in the technology industry.

Darren Thompson will serve as one of our Directors as of the effective date of the registration statement. He has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in the financial services and real estate industries. Since 2018, Mr. Thompson has been the Chief Financial Officer of Bowery Farming, a tech-enabled indoor vertical farming company. From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Thompson was the President of Spruce Finance, a technology-enabled consumer finance company serving the energy efficiency and solar marketplace. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Thompson was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategy for B2R Finance and Lending.com, both Blackstone-owned real estate lending companies. From 2011 to 2015, he was also an advisory partner to RailField Realty Partners LLC, an apartment investment and asset management company. Prior to this, Mr. Thompson was President of Avenue Mortgage Corp., the real estate investment subsidiary of Avenue Capital Group, a New York-based fixed-income hedge fund. He formerly served as a trustee and Audit Committee chairman for Avenue Capital Group’s public credit mutual funds. He also served as a director and Audit Committee chairman for Boulevard Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BLVD), a special-purpose acquisition company that consummated its initial public offering in 2014 and its initial business combination in 2015, acquiring AgroFresh, The Dow Chemical Company’s post-harvest specialty chemical business; Mr. Thompson resigned from his position as a director in connection with the consummation of the initial business combination. Mr. Thompson currently serves as a director and member of the audit committee of TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCT), a special purpose acquisition company, since November 2020, and as a director and member of the audit committee of Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NEBC), a special purpose acquisition company, since December 2020. Mr. Thompson will serve as a director and member of the audit committee of Bilander Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCB) as of the effective date of its registration statement, as a director and member of the audit committee of Galliot Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCG) as of the effective date of its registration statement, and as a director and member of the audit committee of Brigantine Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRIG) as of the effective date of its registration statement. Mr. Thompson served as a regional judge for the White House Fellows Program and is a former member of the governing board of the Robert Toigo Foundation (which seeks to promote diversity in the financial services industry). Mr. Thompson graduated from Harvard College with honors in biochemistry and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Thompson is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his private investment advisory experience, his business experience in operating companies in finance and technology, and his board experience with public and private companies.

Brandon Van Buren has been a Director since inception. Mr. Van Buren is a Partner at True Wind Capital, a private equity fund manager focused on the technology industry, which he joined in 2017 and where he serves on the Investment Committee. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Van Buren was a Principal at Google Capital, the private investment arm of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), where he led growth equity investments within the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining Google Capital, Mr. Van Buren was with KKR, a global investment manager, from 2010 to 2012 where he executed leveraged buyout transactions within the technology space. Mr. Van Buren currently serves as a director of Zix (NASDAQ: ZIXI), an email security and productivity solutions provider, since 2019, as a director of Open Lending (NASDAQ: LPRO), a lending enablement platform for the automotive finance market, since 2020, as a director of TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCT), a special purpose acquisition company, since November 2020, as a director of Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NEBC), a special purpose acquisition company, since December 2020, as a director of Bilander Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCB) since February 2021, as a director of Galliot Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCG) since February 2021 and as a director of Brigantine Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCB) since March 2021. Mr. Van Buren holds a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Alexi A. Wellman will serve as one of our Directors as of the effective date of the registration statement. Ms. Wellman is the Chief Financial and Accounting Officer at Altaba Inc., a closed-ended management investment company, which she joined in 2017. Ms. Wellman was the Vice President, Global Controller of Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) from 2015 to 2017 and prior to that role, served as Vice President, Finance from 2013 to 2015. From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Wellman served as Chief Financial Officer of Nebraska Book Company, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Wellman served as a Partner at KPMG LLP from 2004 to 2011. Ms. Wellman currently serves as a director of V2verify, a voice biometrics and identity management solutions provider, since 2018, a director of MatMaCorp, a developer of comprehensive diagnostic testing solutions, since 2020, a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCT), a special purpose acquisition company, since July 2020 and as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NEBC), a special purpose acquisition company, since December 2020. Ms. Wellman will serve as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Bilander Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCB) as of the effective date of its registration statement, as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Galliot Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TWCG) as of the effective date of its registration statement, and as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Brigantine Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRIG) as of the effective date of its registration statement. She previously served as a director of Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) from 2018 to 2021 and as a director of Yahoo Japan (TYO: 4689) from 2016 to 2018. Ms. Wellman holds a B.S. in Accounting & Business Management from the University of Nebraska. Ms. Wellman is well-qualified to serve on our Board due to her extensive accounting, corporate finance, and strategic planning experience, as well as her service on the boards of directors of several public and private companies.