OCA.U = 1C = 1/2W
Trust $10.00 $200 million, or $230 million if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full ($10.00
Warrants Call 18 and by schedule. 9.20 Pipe protect
Matt Higgins is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omnichannel Acquisition Corp. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of RSE Ventures, an incubator and investment firm that he co-founded in 2012 to pursue opportunities in the sports, media, entertainment, food, and technology sectors. Higgins’ deep operating experience spans multiple industries over his 25-year career, which he draws upon to help founders navigate complex situations in order to reach their full potential.
After transitioning to the private sector, Mr. Higgins spent 15 years affiliated with the National Football League, overseeing business operations for two NFL franchises. At RSE Ventures (“RSE”), Mr. Higgins has incubated numerous businesses and successfully backed many challenger brands from inception, including RESY, an OpenTable competitor that American Express acquired in 2019; Drone Racing League, the world’s premier drone racing circuit; and the International Champions Cup, the largest privately-owned soccer tournament featuring Europe’s top clubs. Starting in 2016, he broadened RSE’s focus to rapidly expanding food concepts including David Chang’s Momofuku, Fuku, Milk Bar, &pizza, and Bluestone Lane.
Mr. Higgins has a deep lens into consumer trends through RSE’s partnership with Gary Vaynerchuk in the leading digital-first marketing firm VaynerMedia. Mr. Higgins was the agency’s first client over a decade ago and RSE went on to acquire a significant ownership stake in the business. The agency has over 900 employees and is regarded as one of the top advisors to Fortune 500 companies on emerging marketing strategies before they go mainstream — including, for example, serving as the U.S. agency of record for TikTok. Through RSE, Mr. Higgins also teamed up with Jesse Derris to launch a brand strategy and communications firm that over the years has represented a number of leading DTC brands, including Warby Parker, Harry’s, Reformation and Everlane. Through RSE’s affiliated venture fund, Amity Supply, Mr. Higgins is an early shareholder in many disruptive brands, including Hims.
Mr. Higgins is an Executive Fellow at the Harvard Business School, where he co-teaches a course on emerging consumer trends with Professor Len Schlesinger, Moving Beyond DTC, through Harvard’s Short Immersive Program (SIP). Mr. Higgins also has been a guest shark on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, appearing on seasons 10 and 11, and Harper Collins’ William Morrow imprint will release his book, “Burn the Boats!,” in 2022. In 2019, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, joining the ranks of seven former U.S. presidents, Nobel Prize winners and other leaders for work to improve society. He is also a longstanding board member of Autism Speaks. Mr. Higgins received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and honorary doctorate from Queens College and his J.D. from Fordham Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review.
Christine Pantoya is the Chief Financial Officer of Omnichannel Acquisition Corp. and brings extensive digital media and entertainment industry expertise to the company. She is the Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Strategy for FANchise, a professional football e-sports platform backed by Lightspeed VC, Verizon Venture and others. Mrs. Pantoya was previously Senior Vice President and Global Head of Mobile and Direct-to-Consumer at the National Basketball Association, where she developed, operated, and grew the NBA’s digital subscription business for both live and on demand content. Mrs. Pantoya was also Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development at Verizon where she led acquisition efforts for multi-billion dollars in assets, including the acquisition of AOL. Prior to Verizon, she was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cox Communications where she helped transform the cable operator’s sales efforts in one of its largest regions. Mrs. Pantoya also held senior operating roles at Enhanced Wireless, Clearwire, Sprint Nextel, and PrimeCo.
Mrs. Pantoya is a board member and sits on the audit committee of Ryman Hospitality Properties, a publicly traded hospitality group that owns more than 2.7 million square feet of destination hotels, resorts, and convention centers and owns and operates media and entertainment assets including the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Mrs. Pantoya received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and her Master of Business Administration from Old Dominion University.
Austin Simon is the Chief Operating Officer of Omnichannel Acquisition Corp. and brings broad consumer sector investment experience to the company. Previously, Mr. Simon was an associate at Kainos Capital, a private equity firm dedicated to the consumer sector. Prior to joining Kainos, Mr. Simon was an associate at BlackRock in the U.S. Private Capital group, a principal investment team focused on private equity and credit investments in middle market companies. At BlackRock, Mr. Simon’s team led the formation of Gordon Brothers Finance Company, a retail industry-focused investment platform jointly managed by BlackRock U.S.P.C. and Gordon Brothers Group. Mr. Simon started his career at Deutsche Bank as an analyst in the consumer and retail industry coverage group. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tulane University, summa cum laude, and his Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School.
Bobbi Brown is a beauty industry titan: a world-renowned makeup artist, best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and serial entrepreneur. As a professional makeup artist, Bobbi created a line of 10 lipsticks that evolved into Bobbie Brown Cosmetics, a global beauty empire acquired by Estee Lauder in 1995. The line is now sold in more than sixty countries around the world. Upon her departure in 2016 as longtime Chief Creative Officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Mrs. Brown launched Beauty Evolution, a modern lifestyle company for all things wellness, beauty, and everything in between. Beauty Evolution has facilitated the launch of three new brands: EVOLUTION_18, a line of lifestyle-inspired wellness and beauty ingestible products; justBOBBI.com, an editorial platform; and THE GEORGE, a boutique hotel.
Mrs. Brown’s gift for translating trends into real-life applications has made her a sought-after expert for television, magazines, newspapers, and digital platforms. She is the Beauty & Lifestyle Editor of Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, has her own podcast, and pens columns for Charlotte’s Book, PureWow, and Naturally, Danny Seo. She is the author of nine books, including many New York Times bestsellers. Mrs. Brown has received wide recognition, including the Glamour Woman of the Year Award, the Fashion Group International Night of Stars Beauty Award, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s ROBIE Humanitarian Award. She was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation and has been inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Brown earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emerson College and holds honorary doctorate degrees from Montclair State University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Monmouth University, and Emerson College.