Karl Peterson, Non-Executive Chairman and Director
Karl Peterson has been our Non-Executive Chairman and Director since July 2020. Mr. Peterson is a Senior Partner of TPG and Managing Partner of TPG Pace Group, the firm’s effort to sponsor special purpose acquisition companies and other permanent capital solutions for companies. Mr. Peterson currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman and Director of TPG Pace Tech Opportunities since July 2020. Mr. Peterson has served as a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pace-II from its inception in February 2017 through its business combination with Accel in November 2019, and is currently the Chairman and a member of the board of directors of Accel. Mr. Peterson has also served as a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pace-I from its inception in June 2015 through its business combination with Playa in March 2017, and is currently a member of the board of directors of Playa.
From 2010 through 2016, Mr. Peterson was Managing Partner of TPG Europe LLP. Since rejoining TPG in 2004, Mr. Peterson has led investments for TPG in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors. Prior to 2004, he was a co-founder and the president and chief executive officer of Hotwire.com and served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He led the business from its inception through its sale to InterActiveCorp in 2003. Before Hotwire, Mr. Peterson was a principal at TPG in San Francisco, and from 1992 to 1995, he was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. Mr. Peterson is currently a member of the board of directors of Sabre Corporation.
Mr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree with High Honors. We believe that Mr. Peterson’s prior experience with high growth companies, especially in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors, makes him well qualified to serve as our Non-Executive Chairman and Director.
David Bonderman, Director Nominee
David Bonderman has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. He is a Founding Partner of TPG, a global alternative asset firm, established in 1992. Mr. Bonderman currently serves or has served on the board of directors of the following public companies among others: Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. from May 2018 to present, RyanAir Holdings, plc, of which he was Chairman from August 1996 until May 2020, China International Capital Corporation Limited from November 2010 to February 2020, Pace-II from April 2017 to November 2019, Pace Energy from April 2017 to July 2018, Energy Future Holdings Corp. from October 2007 to March 2018, Cushman & Wakefield from August 2015 to February 2018, Kite Pharma, Inc. from February 2011 to October 2017, Caesars Entertainment Corporation from January 2008 to October 2017, Pace-I, of which he was Chairman from September 2015 to March 2017 and CoStar Group, Inc. from May 1995 to June 2015. Mr. Bonderman also serves or has served on a number of boards of private companies including Univision Communications, Inc., XOJET, Inc., and Evolution Media Growth Partners. Prior to forming TPG, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (“RMBG”), now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P., in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Bonderman also serves on the board of directors of TPG Pace Tech Opportunities since August 2020. Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University, and from 1968 to 1969, he was a Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was an Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Bonderman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Bonderman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. We believe that Mr. Bonderman’s significant directorship experience makes him well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Maryanne Hancock, Director Nominee
Maryanne Hancock has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Ms. Hancock is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Y Analytics, which she has built into the leading standard of practice for evidence-based impact assessment and decision tools. She leads impact assessment with The Rise Fund, one of the world’s leading Impact Investing funds with more than $4 billion in AUM, as well as TPG’s broader ESG performance management program. Ms. Hancock has served numerous impact and ESG-related advisory roles (e.g., IFC’s Principles for Impact Management original development board, OPIC’s Supercommittee on Impact Measurement, Harvard’s Impact Weighted Accounts Initiative Advisory Board, etc.) as well as multiple speaking engagements on these topics for the World Bank/IFC, GIIN, EMPEA, Atlantic’s Power of Purpose and Ideas Festival, and others. She is also a Senior Partner Emerita of McKinsey and Company, having spent approximately 20 years serving clients across a range of industries and holding numerous leadership roles including in the social sector practice and as a co-chair of McKinsey’s global partner election committee. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude. We believe that Ms. Hancock’s prior experience, including her ESG-related advisory roles makes her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Chad Leat, Director Nominee
Chad Leat has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Leat is a retired Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup Inc. and has nearly thirty years of markets and banking experience on Wall Street. He is a leader and innovator in corporate credit and M&A finance. Mr. Leat joined Salomon Brothers in 1997 as a partner in High Yield Capital Markets and then joined Citigroup in 1998 from where he retired in 2013 as Vice Chairman of Global Investment Banking. Over the years, he served on the firm’s Investment Banking Management Committee, the Fixed Income Management Committee and the Capital Markets Origination Committee. From 1998 until 2005, he served as the Global Head of Loans and Leveraged Finance. He grew this business from a small second-tier position to one of the largest loan and high-yield businesses on Wall Street. During the financial crisis, Mr. Leat helped Citigroup work through many challenging risk, regulatory and client issues.
Mr. Leat began his career on Wall Street at The Chase Manhattan Corporation in their Capital Markets Group in 1985 where he ultimately became the head of their highly successful Syndications, Structured Sales and Loan Trading businesses. This group was on the cutting edge of the fast-developing loan market and Mr. Leat was one of a handful of market professionals associated with the development and creation of this now vibrant capital market. Previously, Mr. Leat has served as a member of the board of directors of Pace-II from June 2017 until its business combination with Accel in November 2019. Mr. Leat has also served as a member of the board of directors of Pace Energy from March 2017 until its business combination with Magnolia in July 2018, and as a member of the board of directors of Pace-I from September 2015 until its business combination with Playa in March 2017. Mr. Leat is also expected to serve as a member of the board of directors of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance, upon completion of its offering.
Mr. Leat serves on the board of directors of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Mr. Leat is the Chairman of the board of directors of MidCap Financial, PLC, a middle-market direct commercial lending business, and of J. Crew Group, Inc. He has previously served as Chairman of the board of directors of HealthEngine LLC, a healthcare technology company, a member of the board of directors of Global Indemnity, PLC, a Cayman-based provider of property and casualty insurance and BAWAG P.S.K., one of the largest banks in Austria.
Mr. Leat is dedicated to many civic and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Leat is a member of the Economic Club of New York and has served on the boards of several charitable organizations. Currently, Mr. Leat is a member of the Board of Directors of The Hampton Classic Horse Show and is a Trustee of the Parrish Museum of Art. Mr. Leat is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received his Bachelors of Science degree. We believe that Mr. Leat’s prior experience with high growth companies and significant directorship experience makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Nancy Mahon, Director Nominee
Nancy Mahon has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Ms. Mahon currently serves as Senior Vice President for Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at the Estée Lauder Companies (“Estée Lauder”) where she oversees all aspects of strategy, execution, business integration, internal and external communications, ESG reporting and metrics, risk reduction and legal compliance of social and environmental impact for enterprise and individual brands. Ms. Mahon has been a leader at the Estée Lauder since 2006. Prior to Estée Lauder, Ms. Mahon served as Executive Director of God’s Love We Deliver (“GLWD”), a leading non-profit where she expanded the mission and doubled the numbers of clients to serve the food and nutrition needs of all people with chronic and terminal illnesses. Before GLWD, Nancy was the Senior Program Executive for criminal justice reform with Open Society Institute, and a federal appellate and district court law clerk. Ms. Mahon is a Trustee of NYU School of Law Foundation, a member of the board of directors of the Parsons School of Design, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She served as Private Delegate to the UN and Commission on Women. Ms. Mahon was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the Presidential Council on HIV/AIDS, which she led for 5 years, reporting directly to the then Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Ms. Mahon graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude with a distinction in History, and holds a J.D. from the NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar. We believe that Ms. Mahon’s prior experience, including her ESG and sustainability related work, make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Kathleen Philips, Director Nominee
Kathleen Philips has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Ms. Philips has served as a member of the board of directors of Pace-II from June 2017 through its business combination with Accel in November 2018, and is currently a member of the board of directors of Accel. Ms. Philips has served as an advisor at Zillow Group, Inc., since January 2019. During her tenure with Zillow Group, Ms. Philips has held many leadership positions, including chief legal officer from September 2014 until December 2018, chief financial officer and treasurer from August 2015 until May 2018, chief operating officer from August 2013 to August 2015 and general counsel from July 2010 to September 2014. Prior to joining Zillow Group, Ms. Philips served as general counsel at FanSnap, Inc., a search engine for live event tickets, from June 2008 to June 2010, as general counsel at Pure Digital Technologies, Inc., the producer of Flip Video camcorders, from September 2007 to June 2008, and as general counsel at StubHub, Inc., an online live event ticket marketplace, from May 2005 to April 2006. Ms. Philips served as general counsel at Hotwire, Inc. from 2001 to 2004 and as its corporate counsel from 2000 to 2001. Ms. Philips was an attorney in private practice at Cooley Godward LLP from 1998 to 2000 and at Stoel Rives LLP from 1997 to 1998.
Ms. Philips holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. Ms. Philips is well-qualified to serve as a director because of her senior management experience at a growth-oriented, publicly-traded company. We believe that Ms. Philip’s wide range of legal experience with rapidly growing companies makes her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Kneeland Youngblood, Director Nominee
Kneeland Youngblood has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Youngblood has served as a founding partner of Pharos Capital Group, LLC since 1998, a private equity firm that focuses on providing growth and expansion capital/buyouts in the health care service sector. Mr. Youngblood is a director of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a director of Scientific Games Corporation and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the President’s Advisory Board of the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Previously, Mr. Youngblood served as a member of the board of directors of Pace-I from September 2015 through its business combination with Playa in March 2017. Mr. Youngblood has also served as a member of the board of directors of Pace-II from June 2017 through its business combination with Accel. Mr. Youngblood is also a former director of Burger King Corporation, Starwood Hotels and Lodging, Gap Inc. and Energy Future Holdings (formerly TXXU). He also serves on several private company and not-for-profit boards. Mr. Youngblood is also expected to serve as a member of the board of directors of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance, upon completion of its offering.
Mr. Youngblood graduated from Princeton University in 1978 with an A.B in Politics/Science in Human Affairs and earned an M.D. degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. We believe that Mr. Youngblood’s prior experience with high growth companies and significant directorship experience makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Michael MacDougall, President
Michael MacDougall has been our President since August 2020. Mr. MacDougall has 21 years of private equity investing experience across a broad range of sectors and since 2017 has played a leadership role in the TPG Pace Group, which manages TPG’s permanent capital and SPAC investing efforts. He recently served as the Managing Partner for Pace Energy, which was one of TPG Pace Group’s three successful SPACs. Since 2019, Mr. MacDougall has also advised TPG’s impact investing platform, The Rise Fund, on potential energy and energy efficiency investments. He joined TPG in 2002 and has served as a Partner of TPG for 16 years. Mr. MacDougall established TPG’s Industrial investing and Energy investing efforts, and he served on the firm’s Investment Committee. He has represented TPG on the board of directors of 13 companies, including the board of directors of five publicly traded companies. During his time at TPG, Mr. MacDougall has specialized in corporate carve-out transactions, having completed seven successful carve-out related investments, and in repositioning companies for initial public offerings or sales to publicly traded companies. As an active board member and equity investor, Mr. MacDougall has helped drive operational and strategic change and improved ESG practices in many of these companies. He has played a leadership role in four initial public offerings and the sale of six companies to publicly traded buyers. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. MacDougall was a vice president in the Principal Investment Area of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on private equity and mezzanine investments. Prior to attending Harvard Business School, Mr. MacDougall was an assistant brand manager for The Procter & Gamble Co., where he focused on new product development, marketing and advertising for large scale consumer brands. He is a member of the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees and The University of Texas Development Board. Mr. MacDougall received his BBA, with highest honors, from The University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.
Martin Davidson, Chief Financial Officer
Martin Davidson has been our Chief Financial Officer since July 2020. Mr. Davidson is a Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer of TPG. Mr. Davidson is responsible for all financial operations and reporting related to TPG Holdings, TPG’s parent company, and accounting and operations for TPG’s private equity and real estate funds, as well as TPG’s firm-wide accounting policies. Currently, Mr. Davidson serves as the Chief Financial Officer of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance since July 2020. Previously, Mr. Davidson has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pace-II from its inception in February 2017 until its business combination with Accel in November 2019. Mr. Davidson has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pace Energy from its inception in February 2017 until its business combination with Magnolia in July 2018. In addition, he has held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Financial Operations Principal of TPG’s broker/dealers and served on the board of multiple special purpose investment vehicles of TPG’s investment funds. Prior to joining TPG in 2005, Mr. Davidson was an audit manager at KPMG where he primarily served clients in the financial services industry including private equity funds and hedge funds. Mr. Davidson received a BBA in accounting from Texas Christian University and a Masters of Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Davidson is a Certified Public Accountant.
Eduardo Tamraz, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Secretary
Eduardo Tamraz has been our Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Secretary since July 2020. Mr. Tamraz is a senior executive on the investment team for TPG Pace Group, TPG’s dedicated initiative to provide permanent capital solutions for companies. Previously, he was a Vice President of TPG Capital in Europe from 2014 to early 2017. Currently, Mr. Tamraz serves as the Secretary of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance since July 2020. Mr. Tamraz has served as Secretary and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development of Pace-II from its inception in February 2017 until its business combination with Accel in November 2019. Mr. Tamraz has also served as Secretary and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development of Pace Energy from its inception in February 2017 until its business combination with Magnolia in July 2018. Mr. Tamraz was responsible for leading the evaluation of several opportunities for TPG Pace Group with the ultimate execution of the Playa and Accel transaction. From 2008 until 2014, Mr. Tamraz was a senior member of the private equity team at Eton Park, a global alternative investment firm. He previously worked at BC Partners and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Tamraz received an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge. He is a Co-Chair of Lincoln Center YP Education and Co-Chair of Young Glimmerglass Opera.