Hunt Companies Acquisition Corp. I

Underwriter: Jefferies
SPAC Ticker
Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate
External link: SEC Filings



Chris Hunt — Chief Executive Officer and Director . Chris Hunt is our Chief Executive Officer and Director. Chris Hunt has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Companies, Inc. since 2015. Mr. Hunt is a Director on Hunt Companies’ Board of Directors and also serves on Hunt Companies’ Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Hunt is on the Board of Directors of numerous Hunt affiliates. Mr. Hunt began his career at Hunt Companies in 1993 and has served in numerous capacities over his more than 25 year tenure at Hunt Companies. Immediately prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Hunt served as President, COO and then CEO of Hunt Development Group. Mr. Hunt is currently a director of Lument Finance Trust (LFT) and MMA Capital Holdings (MMAC). Mr. Hunt graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. degree in Economics and an M.B.A. degree in Finance. We believe that Mr. Hunt’s extensive financial background and expertise in public and private companies makes him well-qualified to serve on our board of directors.

Clay Parker — Chief Financial Officer . Clay Parker is our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Parker has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hunt Companies since 2013 and is responsible for the company’s accounting, tax, finance, risk management, treasury and information services teams. Mr. Parker was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Prometheus Real Estate Group, located in California. Prometheus Real Estate Group is a real estate company specializing in the development, acquisition, management and ownership of luxury multifamily and office properties located in California, Washington and Oregon. Prior to joining Prometheus, Mr. Parker worked at JPI for over ten years in various executive leadership positions including four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the eastern division in McLean, Virginia and three years as Executive Vice President of Financial Services at the home office of JPI in Irving, Texas, overseeing the accounting, tax, treasury, risk management and financial planning teams. JPI was a national residential real estate company that specialized in the development, acquisition, construction and management of luxury multifamily, student housing and mixed-use properties. Mr. Parker received his B.B.A. degree from University of Texas, Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Woody L. Hunt — Senior Advisor . Woody L. Hunt is our Senior Advisor. Mr. Hunt is the Senior Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hunt Companies. Mr. Hunt served as CEO of Hunt Companies from 1977 to 2015. Mr. Hunt was a member of the Board of Directors for El Paso Electric (Nasdaq: EE), PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM), and WestStar Bank. In addition to his duties with Hunt and as a corporate director, Mr. Hunt is a member of the Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors; foundation trustee of the Texas Higher Education Foundation; member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-Houston; Founding Chairman of the Borderplex Alliance in El Paso, where he now serves on the Board of Directors; member and former Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council; Vice-Chair for the Council for Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development; an Advisory Director for WestStar Bank; member of the Executive Council of No Labels; and Co-Chair of American Business Immigration Coalition. Mr. Hunt was Vice-Chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents; served seven years, three as Chairman, on the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO). Mr. Hunt has received the Mirabeau B. Lamar medal which is awarded to individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to higher education in the State of Texas. Mr. Hunt received the Dick Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award from the Texas Business Leadership Council, which recognizes a business leader who has exemplified the positive outcomes that are derived at the intersection of volunteerism and public policy. Mr. Hunt has also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas at Austin, been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, and the El Paso Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Hunt also serves as Chairman of the Hunt Family Foundation, a private family foundation he and his wife Gayle, established in 1987. Mr. Hunt graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. degree in Finance, and he subsequently received his M.B.A degree in Finance from UT. Mr. Hunt also earned an M.A. degree in Management from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Ryan McCrory — Head of Corporate . Ryan McCrory is our Head of Corporate. Mr. McCrory has served as Executive Vice President for Hunt Companies since 2017. As Executive Vice President, Mr. McCrory is responsible for executing M&A transactions, capital markets transactions and other strategic initiatives on behalf of the Office of the CEO. Mr. McCrory serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. From 2015 until he joined Hunt Companies, Mr. McCrory was an investment professional at CenterOak Partners, a private equity firm focused on control-oriented leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Prior to joining CenterOak Partners, he worked as an investment professional at Brazos Private Equity Partners, CenterOak Partners’ predecessor firm. Prior to entering the private equity industry, Mr. McCrory worked at Lazard Frères, where he advised on M&A and restructuring transactions. Mr. McCrory received a B.B.A. degree in finance and accounting from Texas Christian University.

Jim Hunt — Director . From November 2015 until August 2016, Mr. Hunt served as the managing partner and CEO, middle market credit at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, LLC, an alternative investment firm with $32.0 billion of Assets Under Management (“AUM”) that invests in the areas of energy, real estate, credit, and specialty growth capital. From August 2014 to November 2015, Mr. Hunt served as non-executive chairman of the board of THL Credit, Inc. (formerly known as Nasdaq: TCRD, now First Eagle Alternative Credit Nasdaq: FCRD), an externally-managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company with $6.0 billion of AUM. Mr. Hunt was a Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of THL Credit, Inc. (formerly known as Nasdaq: TCRD, now First Eagle Alternative Credit Nasdaq: FCRD), and of THL Credit Advisors, a registered investment advisor that provides administrative services to THL Credit, Inc. (formerly known as Nasdaq: TCRD, now First Eagle Alternative Credit Nasdaq: FCRD). Previously, Mr. Hunt was chief executive officer and managing partner of Bison Capital Asset Management, LLC, a multi-fund private equity firm. Prior to co-founding Bison Capital, Mr. Hunt was the SunAmerica (formerly known as NYSE: SAI) Corporate Finance president and executive vice president of SunAmerica Investments (subsequently, AIG SunAmerica). Mr. Hunt was with Citibank/Citicorp (NYSE: C) from 1975 through 1989, with his last responsibilities serving as Far West Area Head of Leveraged Capital and with Senior Credit Officer’s designation. Mr. Hunt serves on the board of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI), where he also served as Lead Director from IPO until February 2021. Additionally, he serves on the boards of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund Inc (NYSE: ARDC), which is a closed-end management investment company. Mr. Hunt formerly served on the boards of Primus Guaranty, Ltd. (NYSE: PRS), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS) (renamed Black Knight in 2014), Falcon Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FLCN) (over $200 million AUM) and CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. Mr. Hunt received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

John P. Carey — Director . John P. Carey is our Director. Mr. Carey has been the Senior Managing Director with Treliant since 2016. Mr. Carey is an accomplished banking executive and attorney with a broad mix of business, regulatory, legal, corporate governance, compliance, and management experience in major consumer financial services companies, at a national law firm, and in government service. He has extensive experience in board governance, having served on numerous bank, community, and non-profit boards. At Treliant, John is currently serving as an independent compliance monitor for a financial institution that is under a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice. He is also serving as the independent compliance auditor for a financial services firm that is under an SEC enforcement agreement. Prior to joining Treliant in late 2016, John had a 10-year career at Citigroup, where he was Head of Governance, Regulatory and External Affairs for Citi’s global consumer bank and led the development of effective controls and the oversight of external, regulatory and operational risks affecting the business. John also served as Chairman of the Board of Banamex USA, a state-chartered institution located in Los Angeles, CA, where he led the corrective actions required by the bank’s regulators. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of Banamex USA, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Citibank (South Dakota), N.A., Citi’s credit card bank, and as a Member of the Board of Directors of Department Stores National Bank. Currently, Mr. Carey serves as Chair of the Board of South Kent School. Prior to joining Citi in 2006, John worked at MBNA Corporation and Bank of America, where he managed segments of the credit card business and covered legal and regulatory matters. Before joining MBNA, Mr. Carey served as the General Counsel to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He also served in the Clinton White House as Chief Counsel to the Office of Presidential Personnel, managing the legal team that vetted candidates for presidential nominations to the U.S. Senate. Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Mr. Carey practiced law at Paul Hastings in Washington, DC. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable June L. Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. John is a graduate of Georgetown College and Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of New York. He is a member of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors. Mr. Carey is well qualified to serve as director due to his extensive background in finance and business.

Susan L. Harris — Director . Susan Harris is our Director. Ms. Harris has broad legal and corporate governance expertise as she has held roles as Director and General Counsel at multiple publicly listed companies. Ms. Harris currently serves as a Director at General Finance Corporation (Nasdaq: GFN), which is a specialty rental services company offering portable storage, modular space and liquid containment solutions. Additionally, Ms. Harris has served on the Board of Directors and Balance Sheet Committee of Pacific Oak SOR BVI, a subsidiary of Pacific Oak Strategic REIT (formerly known as OTC: PCOK) since 2016. In October 2020, Pacific Oak Strategic REIT announced the completion of its stock-for-stock merger with Pacific Oak Strategic Opportunity REIT II to form a $2.0 billion Company. Previously, Ms. Harris served as a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for Mobile Services Group, Inc. and Mobile Storage Group, Inc. from 2002 to 2006. Mobile Services Group, Inc. and Mobile Storage Group, Inc. provided a portable storage solution and specialty containment solutions to valued customers in the U.S. In 2000, Ms. Harris retired from SunAmerica Inc. (formerly known as NYSE: SAI), where she served in a variety of positions between 1985 and 2000, including her most recent position as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In 1998, AIG (NYSE: AIG) announced its acquisition SunAmerica in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $18.0 billion. During her tenure at SunAmerica, Ms. Harris’ responsibilities included the preparation and review of public disclosure for the Company. Ms. Harris began her legal career as an Associate Attorney at Lillick, McHose & Charles in 1981. Ms. Harris earned a J.D. degree from the University of Southern California and B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Harris is well qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive background in finance and business.

David B. Rogers — Director . Mr. Rogers is our Director. Mr. Rogers is actively involved as a principal in a wide range of project development and financing matters since 2016. He is working a number of low-carbon projects including, with partners and backed by institutional funding, the world’s first carbon capture retrofit project of a combined cycle natural gas power plant. Previously, Mr. Rogers practiced law for 30 years with Latham & Watkins LLP where he was one of the firm’s leading partners. For many years, Mr. Rogers served as global chair of the firm’s top-ranked project finance practice. He also served as global chair of its finance practice (project finance, leveraged finance, banking, real estate, municipal finance and structured finance). He served on the firm’s five-person executive committee which has full authority to manage the firm, having been elected by the firm’s partners for the maximum terms allowed. Mr. Rogers advised lenders, private equity firms, developers, utilities and others in financings, acquisitions and project development matters. He had lead roles in early renewables projects including developing the first large utility-owned wind energy project in the U.S. He is also expert in risk management. Mr. Rogers is teaching a full-term Winter 2021 graduate course at Stanford — Environment and Resources 260: “Implementing and Financing a Decarbonized Economy.” In five prior years, he has taught a full-term course on “Clean Energy Project Development and Finance” at Stanford Graduate School of Business and/or Stanford Law School. He has also taught an annual compressed course at Oxford’s Saïd Business School on International Infrastructure Development and Finance. Mr. Rogers earned a B.A. in Economics with honors and distinction from Stanford in 1980 and a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School in 1983. Mr. Rogers is well qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive background in finance, energy transition and de-carbonization.