Reverence Acquisition Corp.
- Financial Services
Milton Berlinski serves as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer . Mr. Berlinski co-founded Reverence Capital in June 2013 after concluding a 26-year career at Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 1986 and where he served as a founding member of the Financial Institutions Group in Investment Banking, focusing on banks, consumer and commercial finance companies, asset management, insurance and capital markets. He also served as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development in the period after Goldman Sachs’ IPO, assisting the Executive Office and division leaders to create and execute a strategy to build out Goldman Sachs’ global footprint. For the final 10 years of his Goldman Sachs tenure, Mr. Berlinski had global responsibility for coverage of the firm’s financial sponsor and hedge fund clients, overseeing a dramatic increase in revenue from the business and working alongside Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking team on co-investment opportunities in transactions involving the firm’s clients. Mr. Berlinski has led or executed over 250 transactions in financial services across all sectors, including numerous strategic acquisitions by Goldman Sachs itself. Mr. Berlinski was also a member of the Operating Committee and the Compensation Committee during his time at the firm. He received a BA in engineering from California State University, Northridge, in 1978 and an MBA from Wharton in 1980. Mr. Berlinski serves on the board of directors of Victory Capital Holdings, Inc., Russell Investments Ltd., Diamond Resorts International Inc., Venerable Holdings, Inc., Transact Holdings, Inc., Vida Capital, Inc., Advisor Group and DMG Bancshares, Inc. He also serves on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House, the Advisory Board of the Wharton Graduate School of Business and The Mount Sinai Department of Surgery Advisory Board. He is also a Board Member of the New America Alliance, supporting Latino leadership in entrepreneurship, corporate America, and public service. We believe that Mr. Berlinski extensive experience in the financial services sector and executive, transactional and board experience make him well qualified to serve as our Chairman.
David Sloane serves as our Chief Financial Officer . Mr. Sloane is Reverence Capital’s Vice President of Finance and Controller since August 2014. Previously Mr. Sloane worked at Uretek LLC, Goldman Sachs and WTAS LLC (now known as Andersen) in various accounting and tax capacities. Mr. Sloane received a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University in 2007 and an M.S. in Taxation from Bentley University in 2009.
Alexander Chulack serves on our board of directors . Mr. Chulack co-founded Reverence Capital in June 2013 after 8 years at General Atlantic LLC, where he was a Managing Director leading the Firm’s efforts in the Financial Services sector. He has extensive experience in the sector, with specific expertise working with financial technology, capital markets and asset management businesses, as well as consumer and commercial finance franchises. Mr. Chulack is an observer on the board of Russell Investments and Kabbage and is also an active private investor in emerging financial services businesses and currently serves as a board member of Market76 (of which he is Chairman) and a board advisor to Novus. Mr. Chulack served on the boards of numerous current and prior General Atlantic portfolio companies, including: GETCO (now KCG Holdings), Sura Asset Management, Oak Hill Advisors and Pierpont Securities. He was also a key contributor to a number of current and prior portfolio companies, including First Republic Bank, BM&F Bovespa, RiskMetrics, NYMEX and others. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Chulack was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. and Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked with the firm’s financial institutions clients and advised the firms on internal strategic matters. He started his career at Lazard Freres & Co. focusing on mergers and acquisitions in financial services. Mr. Chulack received his BA in Economics from Amherst College. We believe that Mr. Chulack’s extensive experience in the financial services sector and executive, transactional and board experience make him well qualified to serve as a Director.
Karin Hirtler-Garvey serves on our board of directors . Ms. Hirtler-Garvey has over fifteen years of experience as a board director in diversified industries and over 25 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry, preceded by eight years in public accounting as a CPA licensed in New Jersey. Ms. Hirtler-Garvey is currently a director at Victory Capital Holdings, Inc., where she serves as the Audit Committee Chair, and PhenixFIN, where she serves as the Audit Committee Chair, Compensation Committee Chair and a member of the Nomination & Governance Risk Committee. Ms. Hirtler-Garvey also serves on the board of directors of VA Capital Management, a privately held annuities firm, and USAA Federal Savings Bank, where she serves as Risk Committee Chair and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compensation Committees and Technology & Member Committee. Ms. Hirtler-Garvey previously served as a director and Audit Committee Chair at Residential Capital LLC, a director and a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee for Validus Holdings, Ltd, a director at Aeropostale, Inc., where during her tenure she served in various roles including as Chairman of the board of directors, the Lead Independent Director, Audit Committee Chair and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Western World Insurance Company, where she served as the Audit Committee Chair and a member of the Compensation Committee and Pension Committee. Ms. Hirtler-Garvey was previously Chief Risk Officer at Ally Financial (formerly GMAC) and held a broad range of leadership positions at Bank of America and its predecessor NationsBank and a broad range of mid-level assignments at J.P. Morgan in both the finance and risk groups. Prior to this, she worked for eight years at Ernst & Young LLP with a focus on banking, insurance, garment industry and technology clients. Ms. Hirtler-Garvey earned a Bachelor of Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a Certified Public Accountant. We believe that Ms. Hirtler-Garvey executive experience from large national and international, diversified financial services companies providing traditional banking, real estate, insurance and asset management services and through her service on other public company boards make her well qualified to serve as a Director. Ms. Hirtler-Garvey qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under the rules and regulations of the SEC.
Ronald Hynes serves on our board of directors . Mr. Hynes is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Vesta Corporation, a provider of guaranteed fraud protection and e-commerce payment solutions. He also serves on the board of directors of Facteus, a provider of actionable insights from financial data, and is a principal at Whipstick Ventures, LLC. He previously was an advisor to Payfare, Inc., a fintech start-up focusing on payments in the gig-economy, and served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of UniRush, LLC, a fintech company focused on the delivery and servicing of financial services to underserved consummer, and President, Global Markets of Mozido, a provider of trusted digital commerce and payment solutions globally. Mr. Hynes spent more than 8 years at MasterCard in various roles, including Executive Vice President, Global Prepaid Solutions. He previously worked at J.P. Morgan as Senior Vice President, Prepaid Solutions. Mr. Hynes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Business Adminsitration from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. We believe that Mr. Hynes’s extensive executive and board experience and his technology background make him well qualified to serve as a Director.
Jonathan Ziglar serves on our board of directors . Mr. Ziglar is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of ParkMobile, LLC, a provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. He serves also on the Board of Advisors of Roadie, Inc., an app-based shipping community, and is the President of Summit Growth Advisors, LLC. Prior to ParkMobile, Mr. Ziglar served as Managing Director, International, for Ceridian HCM (NYSE: CDAY), a leading provider of global human capital management software and services, overseeing a business which provided services in over 50 countries. While at Ceridian, he also served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Corporate Development and Product Innovation Officer where he oversaw Ceridian’s US product portfolio as well as global mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Ziglar previously served as Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning and Enterprise Development at Elavon, a leading global payments technology company. Early in his career, he worked in a number of enterprise and consumer-based software companies. Mr. Ziglar started his career in investment banking in Charlotte, New York and San Francisco. He is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a J.D. from the Emory School of Law, with a certificate in Technology Commercialization. Mr. Ziglar was named a 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeast, 2018 American Business Association Executive of the Year award and is a member of the Atlanta CEO Council. We believe that Mr. Ziglar’s extensive executive experience and technology background make him well qualified to serve as a Director.