Science Strategic Acquisition Corp. Charlie
- Consumer, Entertainment, Ecommerce, Technology
Michael Jones is our Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of our Board of Directors . Mr. Jones is a founder of Science Inc. where he has served as a Managing Director since 2011. Mr. Jones develops predictive strategies for portfolio companies, and Science Inc. overall, that tap into future societal shifts and disrupt entrenched markets. Mr. Jones also serves as Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of two SPACs: SSACA, which successfully completed its initial public offering in January 2021, and SSACB, which is currently in registration with the SEC. Prior to founding Science Inc., Mr. Jones served as the Chief Executive Officer of Myspace, Inc., a social networking service, from 2008 to 2011. Prior to Myspace, Inc., Mr. Jones served as the Chief Executive Officer of Userplane, a communication platform for online communities, from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Jones’ experience and expertise in both large and small companies focuses on strategy, growth, and operational efficiency, and has resulted in over $2 billion in exits. Mr. Jones holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Oregon. Mr. Jones was selected to serve as the Chairman of our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in strategy, growth and operational efficiency, all of which are expected to bring valuable insight to the Board.
Peter Pham is our President . Mr. Pham is a founder of Science Inc. where he has served as a Managing Director since 2011. Mr. Pham has partnered with both emerging and established founders to build highly-recognized names in technology. Mr. Pham also serves as President of two SPACs: SSACA, which successfully completed its initial public offering in January 2021, and SSACB, which is currently in registration with the SEC. Since the beginning of his career, Mr. Pham has assembled a strong and substantial network in Silicon Valley, cross-pollinating industries, services, personalities, and products. Prior to founding Science Inc., Mr. Pham served as the Vice President of Business Development at Photobucket Inc., an image hosting and video hosting website. Prior to Photobucket Inc., Mr. Pham was the Chief Executive Officer of BillShrink. Mr. Pham earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Business Management from the University of California, Irvine.
Thomas Dare is our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary . Mr. Dare is a founder of Science Inc. where he has served as a Managing Director since 2011. Mr. Dare leads fund and portfolio operations for Science Inc., tapping into his over 20 years of experience building and managing Internet companies through startup, growth, turnaround stages and entering public markets. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of two SPACs: SSACA, which successfully completed its initial public offering in January 2021, and SSACB, which is currently in registration with the SEC. Prior to founding Science Inc., Mr. Dare served as the Vice President of Business Intelligence for Myspace, Inc., a social networking service. Prior to Myspace, Inc., Mr. Dare served as the Chief Operating Officer of Tsavo Media, an online publishing network of more than 400 owned and operated sites. Prior to Tsavo Media, Mr. Dare was in charge of strategic development at Spark Networks SE (NYSE:LOV), an online personals and social networking provider. Prior to Spark Networks SE, Mr. Dare was part of the founding management team at Move (NASDAQ: MOVE), an online real estate listing service serving consumers and brokers. Mr. Dare is currently a member of the board of directors of Play VS, Inc. and the board of directors of Empirical Spirits. Mr. Dare holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Wayne State University and a Masters degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University.
Greg Gilman serves on our Board of Directors . Mr. Gilman is a founder of Science Inc. where he has served as a Managing Director since 2011. He also serves on the Board of Directors of two SPACs: SSACA, which successfully completed its initial public offering in January 2021, and SSACC, which is currently in registration with the SEC. Mr. Gilman has more than 20 years of relevant experience as an executive, entrepreneur, investor, and attorney. Mr. Gilman serves as Executive Chair of Protego Trust Company, a de novo financial institution that provides digital asset-related services to institutional clients, and he serves on the board of Mammouth Media and Science Blockchain Pte Ltd. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chair of RxVantage, a healthcare data and informatics company that intelligently connects healthcare providers with life science experts as needed, and is currently used by the sales representatives of every major life sciences company, and has been named one of the top 10 medical practice solutions providers in the United States. Mr. Gilman previously served as a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he designed and taught courses on Intellectual Property and Licensing. Mr. Gilman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from USC Gould School of Law.
Colette Taylor will serve as an independent director upon completion of this offering. Ms. Taylor is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Partners in Care Trust Co., a $160 million Trust Bank providing fiduciary and care management services. Ms. Taylor is also a Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of Guardianship Services of Seattle Trust Co., a $300 million Trust Bank and certified professional guardian agency, which provides financial management and care and property management services. Ms. Taylor is also a Board Member, Chair of the Audit Committee, a Member of the Compensation Committee and a Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for, both, SSACA and SSACB. From 2005 to 2020, Ms. Taylor served as CEO, President and Chair of Russell Investment Trust Company. She was responsible for the $50 billion Washington State charted Trust Bank. Ms. Taylor holds a Master of Business Administration degree from City University in Seattle, Washington, and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Washington University. She currently is the chair of Goodwill’s Olympic & Rainier Region. Ms. Taylor was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her extensive experience supervising regulatory filings, supervising financial reporting and improving internal controls, all of which are expected bring valuable insight to the Board.
Nicholas Tran will serve as an independent director upon completion of this offering. Since 2020, Mr. Tran has served as the Head of Global Marketing at TikTok Inc., a video-sharing social networking service. From 2018 to 2020, Mr. Tran served as Vice President, Brand and Culture Marketing, at Hulu, LLC. In that role, Mr. Tran pioneered successful marketing campaigns, such as ‘Hulu Has Live Sports’ and ‘Better Ruins Everything.’ From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Tran was the Senior Director of Marketing, Head of Social Media and Brand Culture, at Samsung Electronics America, Inc. In that role, Mr. Tran was responsible for integrating social media, influencer, and experiential marketing with Samsung’s primary areas of entertainment. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Tran was the Vice President of Marketing at Stance, Inc., a direct-to-consumer apparel company. Mr. Tran holds a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Psychology from University of California, San Diego. Mr. Tran was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience with direct-to-consumer companies, which is expected bring valuable insight to the Board.
Heather Hartnett will serve as an independent director upon completion of this offering. Since 2015, Ms. Hartnett has served as the Chief Executive Officer and General Partner of Human Ventures, LLC, a New York City based venture capital fund backing, building and scaling industry-changing technology companies through a startup studio model. Since launching five years ago under Ms. Hartnett’s leadership, Human Ventures has invested in and co-built more than 40 companies. Those companies have grown to a combined $1.3 billion in enterprise value and have gone on to raise $450 million in additional capital from notable later stage investors. Key investments and board positions include Reserve Media, Inc. (acquired), Girlboss Inc., Current, theSkimm, Tiny Organics Inc. and Daily Muse Inc. Ms. Hartnett is also a General Parnter of Human Ventures Fund I, LP, a private equity investment fund. Ms. Hartnett is an active leader in the technology community, serving on the leadership council for Tech:NYC since 2017 and co-founding Transact Global—the fastest-growing community of emerging fund managers in the world, who collectively have more than $1 billion in assets under management. She is also an alumna of the prestigious Kauffman Fellowship executive education program in venture capital and innovation since 2018. Ms Hartnett serves on the Founder’s Advisor Council for Trilantic Private Equity and the Innovation Council for AARP. Ms. Hartnett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics from Maharishi University of Management. Ms. Hartnett’s extensive experience on the boards of directors of numerous technology companies and in venture capital make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Priscilla Guevara is our Global Head of Investor Relations . Ms. Guevara has served as the Head of Investor Relations of Science Inc. since July 2018. Additionally, she leads the structuring and capital formation efforts for SPVs and new opportunity vehicles. Ms. Guevara also serves as Global Head of Investor Relations of two SPACs: SSACA, which successfully completed its initial public offering in January 2021, and SSACB, which is currently in registration with the SEC. Additionally, Ms. Guevara was an investor in sustainable assets on behalf of family offices, and led Strategy & Ops at SevenRooms and Business Development at Whispr Group. Further, in 2002, she started her early international experience on Wall Street focusing on asset management, capital markets, and regulatory at Sumitomo Mitsui, Neuberger Berman/Lehman, and JCAM/Moore Capital. She is currently the Chair of the Senior Women in Private Equity Group (West Coast Chapter) and an Active Member of 100 Women in Finance. Ms. Guevara is also currently a member of the Development Committee of the James Beard Foundation, having previously served on the board of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NYC Chapter) as the Chair of Society Ties, its young professionals group. Ms. Guevara holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
April Henry is our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development . She also serves as Executive President, Corporate Development of two SPACs: SSACA, which successfully completed its initial public offering in January 2021, and SSACB, which is currently in registration with the SEC. Ms. Henry has served as the Head of Corporate Development for Science, Inc. since February 2020. She is also a Special Advisor to WPP founder, Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital, PLC. Previously, she sat on the board of directors of cmorq, Inc, a leading real-time digital asset audit and analytics platform, and she served as a Board Observer for Kensho Technologies (acquired by S&P Global) and as the Chairman of the board of directors of Flirtic, Inc., a mobile dating platform in Europe. In October 2018, Ms. Henry became the Founder & Managing Partner of Hawkeye Digital, LLC a consultancy company. Also in October 2018, Ms. Henry became the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer for EQUELL, Inc. an early stage digital wellness and rewards platform launched in June 2019. Ms. Henry continues to be a strategic advisor to EQUELL. Ms. Henry was the Senior Vice President of Business Development for a leading business news network, CNBC, LLC from 2016 to 2018, where she sat on the NBCUniversal Management Committee and was a founding member of the CNBC Diversity Council. From 2011 to 2015 as a Vice President at Yahoo, Inc. Prior to Yahoo, Inc., Ms. Henry worked at News Corporation from 2006 to 2011, where she developed strategic board presentations, investments, acquisitions, joint ventures and business development partnerships at News Europe, Fox Interactive and Myspace, Inc. From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Henry was an investment associate at Index Ventures out of their London, U.K. office. Ms. Henry’s corporate experience began with 11 years at Morgan Stanley, Inc. from 1994 to 2005 in global operations then as a technology and telecommunications equity research analyst responsible for both lead and joint stock coverage as well as research support for initial public offerings and secondary transactions.