ETAO International Group
Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. III
- Registration2021-04-26 Filed S1
- IPO2021-05-19 IPO, search begins
- Definitive Agreement2022-01-27 Agreement for merger
- CompletedNot yet completed
- SPAC Ticker
- ETAO International Group
Dr. Suying Liu has been our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer since inception. Dr. Liu has been a director of PLBY Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLBY) since it closed its business combination with Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: MCAC) in February 2021. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp from November 2019 until it closed its business combination with PLBY Group, Inc. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: MCAD) since July 2020. He served as the Head of Corporate Strategy of Hudson Capital Inc. (Nasdaq: HUSN) between May 2020 and September 2020, where he led the company’s strategic development for both general operations and specific growth areas. Between November 2018 and April 2020, Dr. Liu served as the Chief Strategist of Mansion Capital LLC, a privately-held real estate investment firm with brokerage and property management operations serving clients from both North America and Asia for their investments in the U.S. real estate market. Prior to joining Mansion Capital, Dr. Liu was an investment strategist at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. from July 2015 to October 2018, providing investment strategies to major Wall Street institutions spanning private equity, hedge funds and insurance companies, with a primary focus in commercial mortgages. Dr. Liu began his career in academia, teaching a variety of degree programs from bachelor’s to executive education at Washington University Olin Business School between January 2013 and May 2015 while completing his doctoral studies, for which he received a PhD in finance in May 2015. Dr. Liu obtained a master’s in finance in December 2012 and his BA in economics and mathematics summa cum laude in May 2010 from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Nelson Haight has been a member of our board of directors since March 2021. He served as a member of the board of directors of Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: MCAC) from January 2020 to February 2021, and has been serving as a member of the board of directors of Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: MCAD) since October 2020. A veteran in the oil and gas industry with over 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Haight currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Key Energy Services, Inc., which he joined in June 2020. From September 2019 to June 2020, Mr. Haight was the interim Chief Financial Officer for Element Markets, LLC, an environmental commodities firm. From November 2018 to June 2019, Mr. Haight was the interim Chief Financial Officer for Epic Companies, LLC, a family office backed oilfield service company. Epic Companies filed for bankruptcy in August 2019. Between July 2017 and September 2018, Mr. Haight was the Chief Financial Officer of Castleton Resources, LLC, a privately held exploration and production company. From December 2011 to July 2017, Mr. Haight served in various capacities from Vice President to Chief Financial Officer at Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc., an exploration and production company founded in 1993 and focused on the application of modern drilling and completion techniques to oil/liquids-prone resources in previously discovered yet underdeveloped hydrocarbon trends. In 2015, Mr. Haight led the team that raised $625 million in new capital for Midstates Petroleum. Midstates Petroleum filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2016, and Mr. Haight was instrumental in its successful reorganization and emergence from bankruptcy in October 2016. Mr. Haight received an MPA and BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1988 and is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We believe Mr. Haight is qualified to serve on our board based on his experience in financial management and raising capital for public and private companies.
Dr. Todd Milbourn has been a member of our board of directors since March 2021. He served as a member of the board of directors of Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: MCAC) from January 2020 to February 2021, and has been serving as a member of the board of directors of Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: MCAD) since October 2020. Dr. Milbourn is the Vice Dean and Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance at Washington University Olin Business School, where he has researched and built academic programs in the areas of corporate finance, executive compensation and credit ratings since June 2000. With expertise on valuation, corporate finance, corporate governance, executive compensation and corporate risk-taking, Dr. Milbourn has been retained as an expert by private firms as well as the U.S. Department of Justice in cases related to fair rates of return, breach of contract damages and executive compensation programs, among others. Dr. Milbourn is also the Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Xanthus Fund at Oppenheimer. Dr. Milbourn obtained his PhD in finance from Indiana University Kelly School of Business in December 1995 and BA in economics and mathematics from Augustana College in May 1991. We believe Dr. Milbourn is qualified to serve on our board based on his academic and practical experience in the areas of finance, compensation, and corporate governance.
Mr. Wenhua Zhang has been a member of our board of directors since March 2021. He served as a member of the board of directors of Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: MCAC) from January 2020 to February 2021, and has been serving as a member of the board of directors of Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: MCAD) since October 2020. Mr. Zhang has been a Partner at Azia Capital Fund LP, a private investment firm, since October 2014. Mr. Zhang began his career in the financial industry as the Vice President of Equity Research in the technology, media and telecom sector with T. Rowe Price from August 2001 to May 2008, and later joined Bain Capital as Director of the Brookside Fund, a long short equity investments fund, between July 2008 and December 2010. From February 2011 to August 2012, Mr. Zhang was Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Harvard Management Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University charged with managing the university’s endowment assets, and then as Partner and Portfolio Manager at Newport Asia LLC between October 2012 and October 2014, investing in Asia’s high-growth companies on behalf of clients from institutions, endowments, and family offices. Mr. Zhang received an MBA with dual majors in finance and technology innovation from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2001. We believe Mr. Zhang is qualified to serve on our board based on his extensive network of relationships in the asset management industry and his experience as an institutional investment manager deploying capital in a variety of sectors.