LFTA

Pre IPO

Lazard Fintech Acquisition Corp. I

Sponsors: LFACo 1
Underwriter: Goldman Sachs & Co
Raised
$250M
CIK
1851991
Focus
FinTech, Technology, Financial Services
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Alexander Stern serves as our Executive Chairman and a Director . Mr. Stern has served as President of Lazard Ltd and Lazard Group since June 2019 and as a Managing Director of Lazard since 2002. Mr. Stern has previously served in various other leadership capacities at Lazard, including Chief Executive Officer of Lazard’s financial advisory business, Chief Operating Officer of Lazard and Global Head of Strategy of Lazard. Mr. Stern also serves as the Executive Chairman and a Director of LGAC I and of LHCA I, special purpose acquisition companies sponsored by indirect subsidiaries of Lazard Ltd (and therefore affiliates of our sponsor). Mr. Stern is recognized as a proven financial advisor in the technology sector with a track record of leading complex transformational growth and value creation initiatives for clients. Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Stern held various positions with Patricof & Co. Ventures and IBM. Mr. Stern is Chairman of the LUNGevity Foundation and a member of the Board of Advisors for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Stern earned a B.S. from Duke University, an M.S.E. from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Mr. Stern was selected to serve on our board of directors due to his technology sector expertise and experience leading growth and value creation initiatives, including in his current role at Lazard where he is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.

Eyal Ofir serves as our Chief Executive Officer and a Director . Mr. Ofir is a Managing Director in Lazard’s Financial Institutions Group where he advises a broad range of global financial institutions, specializing in fintech. Over the course of his career, Mr. Ofir has advised on a multitude of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leverage buyouts, IPOs and other capital markets transactions. Mr. Ofir also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of LGAC I, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an indirect subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (and therefore affiliate of our sponsor). Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Ofir worked in Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services group and served as a Captain in the Israeli Navy. Mr. Ofir serves as Director and Treasurer of the National Psoriasis Foundation and as a member of Investment Committee for the endowment of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. Mr. Ofir received a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a double major in Economics and Accounting and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was a Dennis W. and Jane B. Carlton Fellow. Mr. Ofir was selected to serve on our board of directors due to his financial services sector expertise and substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Mary Ann Deignan serves as our Chief Financial Officer and a Director . Ms. Deignan is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Capital Markets Advisory at Lazard, advising clients on shareholder activism, strategic investor relations, capital raising and corporate governance. Ms. Deignan also serves as the Chief Financial Officer, and a Director of LGAC I and of LHCA I, special purpose acquisition companies sponsored by indirect subsidiaries of Lazard Ltd (and therefore affiliates of our sponsor). Ms. Deignan joined Lazard from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was Co-Head of Global Equity Capital Markets, a role she assumed after her tenure as Head of Americas Equity Capital Markets. She also worked for UBS as Head of Americas Equity Capital Markets. Ms. Deignan began her career at Bankers Trust in leveraged finance. Ms. Deignan provides expert guidance across regions and market sectors on a range of shareholder and corporate finance matters including activism preparedness and defense, investor perspectives on M&A and strategic actions, IPO advisory and capital raising, trends in ESG and corporate governance. Ms. Deignan has extensive knowledge of the global equity markets and public market investors. Ms. Deignan is on the Investment Committee of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies and the Board of Advisors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. She has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. Ms. Deignan was selected to serve on our board of directors due to her extensive knowledge of the global equity markets and public markets investors through her experience advising clients on shareholder activism, strategic investor relations, capital raising and corporate governance.

Philip Hadley has agreed to serve on our board of directors on the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. Mr. Hadley also serves as a Director of LGAC I, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an indirect subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (and therefore affiliate of our sponsor). Mr. Hadley is currently a Senior Advisor to Oak Hill Capital and a Special Advisor to Brighton Park Capital. Mr. Hadley was previously the Chairman and CEO at FactSet Research Systems Inc., a financial data and software company, where he held various leadership positions from November 1986 to June 2020. Prior to joining FactSet Research Systems Inc., Mr. Hadley was employed by Cargill Corporation. Mr. Hadley received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Iowa and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has served as the Chairman of Clean Origin since 2018, the Chairman of RocketReach.co since 2020, a member of the board of directors of Calero Software since 2020 and a member of the board of advisors of Kum & Go since 2005. Mr. Hadley previously served as Chairman of RS Energy Group from 2017 until its acquisition by Enverus in February 2020. Mr. Hadley was selected to serve on our board of directors due to his significant experience in software and financial data and his track record as CEO of FactSet.

Tamar Yassur has agreed to serve on our board of directors on the effective date of this registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. Ms. Yassur is the Co-Founder of FiTech3 and has served as the Chairperson of the Board of IsraCard, Israel’s largest credit card company, since 2020. Ms. Yassur has nearly three decades of experience in executive positions. At Bank Leumi, an Israeli bank, she served as Head of the Marketing Division from 2007 to 2011, Head of the Banking Division from 2013 to 2015 and Head of the Digital Banking Division from 2016 to 2020. At Leumi Card, a credit card company, she served as Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to 2012 and as Chairperson of the Board from 2013 to 2017. Ms. Yassur was also the Chief Executive Officer of the Israeli branch of Ogilvy Advertising Agency from 2001 to 2007. She has been featured several times in publication lists such as Forbes’ 50 most powerful women in Israel and Globes’ 50 most influential women in Israel. In 2010, she was elected as marketing woman of the year by the Israeli Marketing Association. Ms. Yassur holds a B.B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ms. Yassur was selected to serve on our board of directors due to her extensive management and business background, particularly in the financial services and fintech sectors.