Thomas Finke has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barings LLC since December 2008, a global financial services firm and a subsidiary of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Following his scheduled retirement from Baring LLC on November 30, 2020, Mr. Fink will serve as a director of Invesco Ltd., a global independent investment management firm, effective December 1, 2020. From December 2008 to May 2011, Mr. Finke also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Mr. Finke served as the Managing Director from June 2002 to December 2008 and the President from August 2007 to December 2008 of Babson Capital Management LLC which merged with Baring Asset Management Limited in 2016. He received a Master of Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.
Beatriz Acevedo-Greiff, our director nominee, has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Suma Wealth, a Los Angeles based Fin-tech company with the mission to help close the wealth gap for the Latino community since May 2020. She has also served as a Partner and board member of 9th Wonder Agency, an international marketing agency group since January 2019. Ms. Acevedo-Greiff has served as the Founding Partner of LA COLLAB since January 2020 along with Co-founder Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a non-profit organization with the goal to double Latino representation in Hollywood by 2030. She has also served as the President and Executive Director of the Acevedo Foundation, a family foundation with the mission to advance Latinos in the areas of entrepreneurship, education and economic mobility both in the United States and Mexico, since August 2018. Ms. Acevedo-Greiff served as the Co-Chair and President of MITU, Inc., a Los Angeles based company with a focus on Latino digital media entertainment from April 2012 to July 2018. She served as the Founder and President of HIP Entertainment Group, an Emmy Award Winning full-service entertainment company, from June 1995 to January 2016. Ms. Acevedo-Greiff has served on the boards of multiple organizations, including the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Committee since March 2019; Homeboy Industries, a non-profit organization with a mission to train and support the formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people since March 2019; Latino Community Foundation, the largest giving circle philanthropic organization in California since January 2020; and PocketWatch, a digital media studio since July 2020. Ms. Acevedo-Greiff also serves on many advisory boards, including Anneberg Foundation’s Pledge LA, Delta Airlines, Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Tech Council & MEXLA, Latino Donor Collaborative and Encantos Media. She received a Bachillerato in Communications from the Universidad Iberoamericana 1988, a Marketing Communications degree from the University of California San Diego in 1990, a Stanford Graduate Business School Scaling Professional Certificate in 2019 and a Fin-tech Professional Certificate from Harvard Graduate Business School in 2020.
W. Tom Donaldson III
W. Tom Donaldson III, our director nominee, has been the Founder and Managing Partner of Blystone & Donaldson since October 2018, a Charlotte, NC-based investment firm that focuses on middle-market companies. From January 2016 to December 2018, Mr. Donaldson served as an executive at Investors Management Corporation where he focused on investment decisions, managing risk and developing relationships with companies of interest. From around September 2013 to December 2015, he served as a Partner of Morehead Capital Management, LLC before it was merged into Investors Management Corporation in January 2016. From around June 2003 to August 2013, he practiced law as an associate and then a Partner at McGuireWoods LLP where he represented private funds and their portfolio companies in corporate governance, structuring and financing transactions and operating businesses in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Donaldson received his Master of Business Administration degree and Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University.
Dylan Glenn, our director nominee, has been the Chief Executive Officer of KBBO Americas, L.P., the U.S.-based investment vehicle for the KBBO Group, a diversified investment company headquartered in the United Arab Emirates since December 2018. Since March 2020, Mr. Glenn has served as a Director of Intellicheck, Inc (Nasdaq: IDN), a provider of authentication services for companies primarily in the area of financial services. From January 2005 to December 2018, Mr. Glenn served as a Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory financial services firm that engages in investment banking, asset management, capital markets services, and insurance services. From January 2003 to January 2004, Mr. Glenn served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia, responsible for all external affairs. From January 2001 to January 2003, Mr. Glenn also served in the White House in Washington, D.C. as Special Assistant for President George W. Bush for Economic Policy. He was a member of the National Economic Council team from January 2001 to January 2003, advising former President Bush on various economic issues. He was one of the founders, as well as Chairman from 1990 to present, of The Earth Conservation Corps, a White House initiative under President George H. W. Bush, that provides opportunity to at-risk youth through serious environmental conservation work. Since 2015, Mr. Glenn also serves as member of the Board of Directors for the American Action Network, a Washington-based “action tank” promoting pro-growth, limited government and strong national security and a Trustee of the Episcopal High School at Alexandria, Virginia and Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Mr. Glenn received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in North Carolina.
Frank Quintero, our director nominee, has been the Principal of the Yucaipa Companies, LLC since July 2003, a Los Angeles, CA-based investment firm, where he is actively involved in deal origination, negotiating transactions, real estate development, public company proxy activism, investor relations and corporate communications. Mr. Quintero has served as a member of the Advisory Board of BioSig Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSGM), a medical technology company focused on advanced signal processing solutions for Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) operations, since April 2019. He has also served on the board of directors of Independent Sports & Entertainment, a U.S.-based sports agency, since January 2016. Mr. Quintero served as a member on the State of California Personnel Board in 2004. From February 1999 to June 2003, Mr. Quintero served as a Special Assistant to former Governor Gray Davis of the State of California, where he liaised with labor and businesses groups. Mr. Quintero served as a member of the board of directors of KPFK 90.7 FM, a California-based radio station, during 1997. Mr. Quintero received his Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Martin A. Sumichrast
Martin A. Sumichrast has served as Chairman of the board of directors of cbdMD, Inc., a nationally recognized producer and distributor of consumer cannabidiol (CBD) products, since April 2015. Mr. Sumichrast served as the Chief Executive Officer of cbdMD, Inc. from September 2016 until July 2019 and as Co-Chief Executive Officer of cbdMD, Inc. since July 2019. Since 2012, Mr. Sumichrast has served as Managing Director of Washington Capital, LLC, a family office. In addition, since 2018 he has been the Managing Director over SFT1, LLC, a private investment company owned by a family trust. From September 2013 to June 2020, he served as a Managing Member of Stone Street Capital, LLC, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based private investment company. Mr. Sumichrast serves as a Trustee and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committees of the Barings Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE: BGH) and the Barings Capital Funds Trust, Inc. From January 2015 until January 2016, he was also a member of the board of directors of Social Reality, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRAX) and served as a member of the Audit Committee.
Past performance of our management team does not guarantee either (i) success with respect to any business combination we may consummate or (ii) that we will be able to identify a suitable candidate for our initial business combination. You should not rely on the historical performance record of our management team as indicative of our future performance. Additionally, in the course of their respective careers, members of our management team have been involved in businesses and deals that were unsuccessful. Our officers and directors have no experience with blank check companies or special purpose acquisition companies. In addition, our executive officers and directors may have conflicts of interest with other entities to which they owe fiduciary or contractual obligations with respect to initial business combination opportunities, although our officers may not become an officer of any other special purpose acquisition company that has publicly filed a registration statement for its initial public offering until we have entered into a definitive agreement regarding our initial business combination or we have liquidated the trust account. For a list of our executive officers, directors and entities for which a conflict of interest may or does exist between such persons and the company, as well as the priority and preference that such other entities have with respect to performance of obligations and presentation of business opportunities to us, please refer to the table and subsequent explanatory paragraph under "Management — Conflicts of Interest".