TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Management and Board

Karl Peterson

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.

 

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David Bonderman,  Director

David Bonderman  has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2020.  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.

 

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 has served on the board of directors of Univision Communications Inc. since December 2015. 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 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.

 

Chad Leat

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.

 

Kathleen Philips

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.

 

Wendi Sturgis

Wendi 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.

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 Youngblood

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.

 

Greg Mrva

Greg Mrva, President

Greg Mrva has been our President since August 2020. Mr. Mrva has 25 years of experience  leading finance and operations teams for technology businesses and leading investment  banking teams advising global technology companies. Mr. Mrva was most recently the Chief  Financial Officer of StubHub, where from 2018 to 2020 he sat on both the StubHub and  eBay finance leadership teams. He was responsible for StubHub’s financial planning,  analysis and forecasting, controllership, financial operations and strategic planning. Mr. Mrva  also led the North American business for StubHub and completed the successful sale of StubHub to Viagogo in February 2020 for $4 billion. Prior to StubHub, Mr. Mrva was managing director at Morgan Stanley from 2013 to 2018 where he led the firm’s Global Internet Banking practice. Mr. Mrva advised multiple companies on capital markets and strategic acquisition transactions including the initial public offerings of Alibaba, Snap, LendingClub, GoDaddy and Yext and capital markets financings for Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook, PayPal, MercadoLibre and Zynga. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Mrva served as global head of internet investment banking for Barclays from 2010 to 2013. Prior to Barclays, Mr. Mrva was the head of corporate development for Yahoo from 2007 to 2010, during which time he led a team that acquired and integrated over a dozen businesses for Yahoo. Mr. Mrva was also an investment professional as a member of TPG’s technology team from 2003 to 2005.

 

Martin Davidson

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

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.