PUCKU =1C + 1W
Whole warrant 1 +
Trust $10.00 ---$225,000,000 (or $258,750,000 if the over-allotment option is exercised in full)
Advisors include Bart Oates, an olypmpic rower, and a bunch of sports guys.
Harvey Schiller serves as our Chief Executive Officer. General Schiller is Chairman of Charlestowne Holdings, a financial advisory firm (2018-present). He is Vice Chairman of the digital, media and sports practice of the Diversified Search Group (2015-present). He previously served as Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference (1986-1990) and America’s Cup (2015-2017), executive director of the United States Olympic Committee (1990-1995), president of Turner Sports (1995-2000), president of Atlanta Thrashers NHL hockey team (1997-1999), Chairman of the financial services firm Assante USA (2002-2004), Chairman of the security firm Global Options (2006-2013), and Chairman of YankeeNets, owners of the New York Yankees, New Jersey Devils, and New Jersey Nets (2000-2002) and developer of the YES network (2001-2002). He is also lead director of Mesa Air Group (2015-present), board member of Blinktbi (2018-present), and chair of Sportsgrid and the Collegiate Sports Management Group (2018-present). General Schiller served a distinguished career as an Air Force pilot (1962-1986) and was a Presidential appointed permanent professor (1980-1986) at the U.S. Air Force Academy and White House Commission on Presidential Scholars (2005-2009). Other appointments include NCAA executive committee (1982-1988), Olympic Games consultant (1984-2012), International Baseball President, board member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (present) and World Baseball Classic (present). General Schiller is a distinguished graduate of The Citadel and earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.
William T. Duffy serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Duffy serves as the Vice Chairman of The Aspire Sports Marketing Group, LLC (“Aspire”), a sports consulting firm which he co-founded in 2008. From 2016 to 2019, he was the CEO of Aspire and he previously held other positions at Aspire, including two years as COO, and has served on its board of managers since 2014. Mr. Duffy’s career has focused on turnarounds of underperforming franchises with a focus on maximizing employee performance and revenue generation and reducing operating costs, while creating cultures of accountability through hands on leadership and career development of employees. His international experience at Aspire includes consulting on projects with The R & A, Leicester City FC and Tijuana Xolos (Liga MX). From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Duffy briefly left Aspire and oversaw finance and arena operations in a variety of roles at Bobcats Sports and Entertainment, including roles as EVP, CFO and CAO. He served as liaison to the City of Charlotte for the expansion NBA Franchise Charlotte Bobcats and Time Warner Cable Arena. Prior to Aspire, Mr. Duffy held the positions of CFO of the San Francisco 49ers (1996-1999), CAO of the Buffalo Bills (1999-2000), CFO of the Florida Panthers (2001-2003) and EVP, CFO of Atlanta Spirit, LLC (2004-2008), a group that bought the operating rights of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena in 2004 Mr. Duffy holds a Masters of Science in Accounting from New York University, and AB in Economics from Princeton University and has earned a CPA.
David B. Falk will serve as a member of our board of directors and as our Senior Advisor. Mr. Falk is the founder of Falk Associates Management Enterprises (FAME) which provides specialized and personal representation services to the company’s elite clientele of NBA superstars. Prior to founding FAME in 1992, Mr. Falk served as vice chairman of ProServ where he represented numerous professional athletes. Mr. Falk has successfully negotiated a number of large and notable NBA contracts, including Alonzo Mourning’s historical $100 million contract in 1995 and Michael Jordan’s 1996 one-year contract for $30 million. Mr. Falk was also influential in the creation of the “Air Jordan” brand and was an executive producer of the movie “Space Jam.” Mr. Falk is an investor in Consumable, a digital advertising company, Hyperwave, a cooking technology company, Ostendo, a quantum photonics technology company, Wheels Up, an aviation company, and Block Six Analytics. Mr. Falk first attended and is now a member of the Board of Trustees for Syracuse University. Mr Falk endowed and founded the David B. Falk College of Sports and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University, a leading sports program in the U.S.
Donna Orender serves as a member of our board of directors. Ms. Orender spent 17 years at the PGA TOUR where she served as one of three senior executives in the Office of the Commissioner. During her time there, she exponentially grew the TOUR’s television rights and led a major expansion of global production, programming distribution and digital business while also founding PGA TOUR Radio with partner Sirius XM. From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Orender served as the President of the WNBA. During her term business metrics that saw growth included sponsorship, television ratings, profitability and attendance growth (following an eight year decline). Ms. Orender began her current role as Chief Executive Officer of Orender Unlimited, a consulting and advisory firm, in 2011. Ms. Orender serves on the nominating and compensation committees for the V Foundation for Cancer Research board, the board of the World Surf League, and is the founder of Generation W, an organization that focuses on educating, inspiring and connecting women and girls in the service of building better communities. Ms. Orender received a B.A. from Queens College and is a multiple hall of fame athlete.
Kenneth L. Shropshire will serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Shropshire has been a faculty member of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (“Wharton”) since 1986, where he is now an emeritus professor, with an expertise in sports business and law. During his tenure at Wharton, Mr. Shropshire founded the Wharton Sports Business Initiative in 2004, a sports business research center, and served as a director until 2017. One such example of the innovative programming Mr. Shropshire developed at Wharton includes the NFL/NFLPA Player Business Education Transition Program. Currently, in addition to being a professor emeritus at Wharton, Mr. Shropshire is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Sport Institute, and serves as the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University since joining in 2017. Mr. Shropshire has served as a director of Moelis & Company since 2014. In addition, Mr. Shropshire acts as an advisor to multiple organizations in the sports industry, including Altius Sports Partners, Arctos Sports Partners, Overtime Elite, and Pro Sports Assembly. Mr. Shropshire earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University and a law degree from Columbia University, and is a member of the California bar. He joined the law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg and Tunney in Los Angeles prior to working with the 1984 Olympic Games and beginning his lengthy career at Wharton. Mr. Shropshire was also the former President of the Sports Lawyers Association, the largest organization of sports lawyers in the world.