TPG Pace Solutions Management and Board

Karl PetersonKarl Peterson, Non-Executive Chairman and Director

Karl Peterson has been our Non-Executive Chairman and Director since March 2021. 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 Beneficial Finance Corp. and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. since July 2020; and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities II Corp. and TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp. since January 2021. 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 BondermanDavid Bonderman,  Director

David Bonderman has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2021. 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. Mr. Bonderman also serves on the board of directors of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. since July 2020; and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities II Corp. since January 2021.

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. 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.

 

Julie ClaytonJulie Hong Clayton, Director Nominee

Julie Hong Clayton has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Ms. Clayton is Partner of TPG and has led TPG Capital’s equity capital markets across its private equity platforms since 2013. Since its inception in June 2015, Ms. Clayton has served as a capital markets advisor for TPG Pace Group, TPG’s dedicated initiative to provide permanent capital solutions for companies. Ms. Clayton served on the board of directors of Univision Communications Inc. from December 2015 to December 2020. Prior to joining TPG in 2013, Ms. Clayton was a Director in the Equity Capital Markets group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ms. Clayton currently serves on the board of directors of TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. since October 2020 and is a director nominee of TPG Pace Tech Opportunities II Corp.

Ms. Clayton holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College. We believe that Ms. Clayton’s prior experience with high-growth companies and significant directorship experience make her well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

 

Mark FieldsMark Fields, Director Nominee

Mark Fields has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Fields served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company from 2014 to 2017, and prior to this held the Chief Operating Officer role from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Fields joined Ford in 1989 and progressed through a number of leadership positions in the U.S., South America, Asia and Europe. He was Executive Vice President & President of the Americas from 2005 to 2012, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Automotive Group and Ford Europe from 2004 to 2005, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Automotive Group from 2002 to 2004, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mazda Motor Corporation from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Fields has served on the Boards of Ford (2014 to 2017), IBM (2016 to April 2018) and Mazda (1999 to 2002), as well as serving on boards of four private companies on behalf of TPG. Mr. Fields is also a Senior Advisor of TPG and a director nominee of TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp.

Mr. Fields holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Fields’ extensive executive management and directorship experience makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

 

Kathleen PhilipsKathleen 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. Ms. Philips also serves as a member of the board of directors of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. since October 2020; and is a director nominee of TPG Pace Tech Opportunities II Corp.

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.

 

Wendi SturgisWendi Sturgis, Director Nominee

Wendi Sturgis has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Ms. Sturgis currently serves as the CEO of Yext Europe since February 2019. She has over twenty years of experience as a technology and marketing leader at some of the world’s largest tech companies. Ms. Sturgis has been a leader at Yext since joining the company in 2011, and has held a variety of executive roles, including leading Sales, Partnerships, Customer Success, Consulting and Global Operations. Ms. Sturgis also serves as a member of the board of directors of TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. since October 2020 and is a director nominee of TPG Pace Tech Opportunities II Corp.

She has previously held executive positions at Oracle, Gartner, Right Media, and Yahoo!, where she was Vice President of Account Management for North America in charge of the North American Search business. She is currently an independent director for the Container Store Group, Inc. since August 2019 and Kustomer, a private company based in New York City since April 2019. She has served on multiple boards including Dailyworth.com, Student Transportation of America, Nasdaq: STI, Step Up Women’s Network, Chair of Georgia Tech Advisory Board, and the Georgia Tech Foundation.

Ms. Sturgis is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and has served as an adjunct professor of business at Columbia Business School. She was named to the 40 Women to Watch Over 40 list in 2013. We believe that Ms. Sturgis’ significant experience in executive positions at public companies makes her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

 

Kneeland YoungbloodKneeland 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 also serves as a member of the board of directors of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. since October 2020; and is a director nominee of TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp.

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.

 

Eduardo TamrazEduardo Tamraz, President

Eduardo Tamraz has been our President since March 2021. 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 and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. since July 2020; and TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp. and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities II Corp. since January 2021. 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 is responsible for leading the evaluation of opportunities for TPG Pace Group.

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.

 

Martin DavidsonMartin Davidson, Chief Financial Officer

Martin Davidson has been our Chief Financial Officer since March 2021. Mr. Davidson is a Partner 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 Corp. and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. since July 2020; and as Chief Financial Officer of TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp. and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities II Corp. since January 2021. 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 B.B.A. 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.

 

Carlton EllisCarlton Ellis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Secretary

Carlton Ellis has been our Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Secretary since March 2021. Mr. Ellis joined TPG Capital in 2013 and is currently a Principal on the investment team for TPG Pace Group, TPG’s dedicated initiative to provide permanent capital solutions for companies. Mr. Ellis has lead the evaluation and execution of several opportunities for TPG Pace Group.

Mr. Ellis began his career in investment banking at Citigroup and holds a B.B.A in Accounting and Finance from Texas Christian University and a Masters of Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.