VAQA

Pre IPO

Vector Acquisition Corp III

Raised
$250M
CIK
1851169
Focus
Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Alex Slusky, our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman , founded Vector Capital in 1997 and has more than 25 years of investing and operating experience in technology companies. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Vector I, Vector II and Vector IV. He has deep technical experience in both private and public technology companies and has successfully invested across multiple market cycles including the 1998 - 2000 Internet bubble and the 2008 - 2009 financial crisis. Prior to founding Vector Capital, Mr. Slusky led the technology equity practice at Ziff Brothers Investments, managing a portfolio of public and private technology investments which later became Vector Capital I. Prior to Ziff, Mr. Slusky spent three years at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where he focused on venture investments in software, communications, and digital media. Mr. Slusky began his career at Microsoft and McKinsey & Company.

We believe Mr. Slusky’s significant investment and business management experience and deep technical experience in technology companies make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

David Fishman, our President , joined Vector Capital in 2006 and has more than 20 years of investing and transactional experience in technology companies. He is the President of Vector I, Vector II and Vector IV. Prior to joining Vector, Mr. Fishman spent ten years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions division and focused on technology and media transactions. Mr. Fishman has extensive transaction expertise, having consummated approximately 30 mergers and acquisitions during his tenure at Goldman, worth an aggregate value of $110 billion, including transactions involving Microsoft, eBay, Adobe, IBM, Oracle, and PeopleSoft.

David Baylor, our Chief Financial Officer , joined Vector Capital in 2008 and has more than 30 years of operating experience, including as a senior executive at a publicly traded company. He is the Chief Financial Officer of Vector I, Vector II and Vector IV. Prior to joining Vector, Mr. Baylor was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Thomas Weisel Partners where he was a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to Thomas Weisel Partners, Mr. Baylor was a Managing Director with Montgomery Securities, a securities attorney with Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, and a certified public accountant with Deloitte & Touche.

Patrick Nichols will become a member of our board of directors upon the closing of this offering. Mr. Nichols has been Chief Executive Officer of Quest Software since April 2020. Prior to joining Quest Software, Mr. Nichols was Chief Executive Officer of Corel Corporation from 2014 to 2020. Mr. Nichols was a member of the board of directors of CloudSense from December 2017 to May 2020. Mr. Nichols obtained a BS in Computer Science from Cornell University.

We believe Mr. Nichols’ extensive experience as an executive and director qualify him to serve on our board of directors.

Jacqueline Lenart will become a member of our board of directors upon the closing of this offering. Ms. Lenart has global, multi-channel, consumer and retail experience. During the past eight years, Ms. Lenart has held a number of retained advisory engagements for private equity and venture-backed portfolio companies focused on value creation in the consumer and retail sectors. Ms. Lenart has been an advisor to XB Advisors LLC since 2017 where she is part of a team sourcing strategic deals for US private equity portfolio companies. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Lenart was an Advisory Director for Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, supporting their North American private equity team. Prior to joining Investcorp, Ms. Lenart spent nine years in executive marketing roles within Gap Inc. and before that, eight years with The Campbell Soup Company both in the US and Australia. Ms. Lenart holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Summa Cum Laude) from The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

We believe Ms. Lenart’s extensive experience in private equity and business management qualify her to serve on our board of directors.