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|Robert D. Reid||Michael S. Clifton|
Robert D. Reid has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since our inception. Mr. Reid currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Supernova I. Prior to that he was a Partner at BDT Capital Partners and was a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone prior to July 2019, where he helped lead over 15 private equity investments representing over $40 billion in transaction value across a range of industries and geographies. In his 21 years at Blackstone, Mr. Reid sourced, evaluated and executed a range of transaction types including growth capital, buyouts and distressed opportunities. He was a member of Blackstone’s Private Equity Investment Committee and was one of the senior partners helping lead the firm’s private equity efforts in Europe from 2012 to 2016.
Mr. Reid has served on a several public and private boards, including Scout24, one of the largest online classified business in Germany, SESAC, a large music performance rights organization Intelenet, a business process solutions company and Nielsen, a leading consumer and media measurement business. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Reid worked in the Investment Banking division at Morgan Stanley. He earned a degree in economics and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. We believe Mr. Reid is well qualified to serve on our Board due to his corporate finance and prior public company experience.
Michael S. Clifton has served as our Chief Financial officer and a director since our inception. Mr. Clifton currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Supernova I. Prior to that he was a senior investment professional at The Carlyle Group from 2010 to 2020 as a member of its flagship U.S. Buyout team where he helped lead Carlyle’s investing activities in the technology and business services sectors. During his tenure he worked on transactions involving companies in multiple sectors, including enterprise software, FinTech and IT services. He has served on four private boards and has been a board observer of a public company. In addition, Mr. Clifton currently serves as Managing Director of Ancient Management LP.
Over his career, Mr. Clifton has been involved in transactions with a total value in excess of $30 billion, including multiple leveraged buyouts, growth investments, carve-outs, and turnarounds. Mr. Clifton has substantial public market experience and has helped lead the public exits of three portfolio companies, representing the sale of over $5 billion in equity. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Clifton worked at two mid-market private equity firms, as well as in the M&A group of Bank of America Securities. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in classics from Davidson College, and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. We believe Mr. Clifton is well qualified to serve on our Board due to his corporate finance experience and previous SPAC experience.
|JP Morgan/ Jefferies|
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