James A. Graf
Chief Executive Officer
James A. Graf has been our Chief Executive Officer since July 2020. Mr. Graf served as the Chief Executive Officer of Graf Industrial Corp., a blank check company, from June 2018 through its business combination with Velodyne Lidar, Inc. in September 2020. Mr. Graf served as a Director of Graf Industrial Corp. from June 2018 to September 2019 and served as a Director of Velodyne Lidar, Inc. from September 2020 to February 2021. Mr. Graf has served as an Independent Director of Catcha Investment Corp. (NYSE: CHAA) since February 2021. Mr. Graf served as a Director of Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. from January 2018 through its business combination with Target Logistics Management, LLC and RL Signor Holdings, LLC in March 2019. Mr. Graf served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Double Eagle Acquisition Corp. from its inception in June 2015 through its business combination with Williams Scotsman, Inc. in November 2017. He served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. from its inception in April 2013 through Silver Eagle’s business combination with Videocon d2h Limited (“VDTH”), and he served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. (“GEE”) from its inception in February 2011 to its business combination with Row 44, Inc. and Advanced Inflight Alliance AG in January 2013. He was Vice Chairman of Global Entertainment AG, the German entity holding GEE’s equity in AIA from 2013 to 2014 and special advisor to GEE in 2013. He served as a special advisor to VDTH from 2015 to 2016. From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Graf served as a Managing Director of TC Capital Ltd., an investment bank, in Singapore. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Graf was engaged as a consultant to provide financial advisory services to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. In 2001, Mr. Graf founded and became Chief Executive Officer of Praedea Solutions, Inc., an enterprise software company with operations in the United States, Malaysia and Ukraine. The assets of Praedea Solutions, Inc. were sold in 2006 to a Mergent Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinhua Finance Ltd., and renamed Mergent Data Technology, Inc., where Mr. Graf continued to serve as Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2007. Praedea Solutions Inc. was renamed PSI Capital Inc., and currently serves as an investment holding company for Mr. Graf’s private investments. Mr. Graf continues to be Chief Executive of PSI Capital Inc. Prior to founding Praedea, Mr. Graf was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch, in Singapore from 1998 to 2000 and a consultant to Merrill Lynch in 2001. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Graf served as a Director and then Managing Director and President of Deutsche Bank’s investment banking entity in Hong Kong, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (Hong Kong) Ltd. From 1993 to 1996, he was a Vice President at Smith Barney in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Graf was an analyst and then associate at Morgan Stanley in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr. Graf received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1987.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Sterling Cross has been our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since May 2022 and served as a Vice President on our management team responsible for target company analysis, business diligence and other aspects of target identification and deal execution since August 2021. Mr. Cross worked at Bank of America Securities from 2017 to 2021, where he was most recently a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. As an investment banker at Bank of America, Mr. Cross advised on over 15 announced M&A and SPAC transactions totaling more than $20 billion in transaction value. Prior to banking, Mr. Cross spent 2010 to 2015 in financial and business analytics roles at Google Inc., the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Capital One Financial, where he was responsible for various elements of annual budget planning, business analytics and financial research. Mr. Cross received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School in 2017 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 2010.
Anthony A. Kuznik
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Board Director
Anthony A. Kuznik has been our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2021, and Board Director since May 2022. Mr. Kuznik was most recently the Vice President and General Counsel of two strategic business units of Honeywell International Inc., a Fortune 100 company, where he served as the chief legal counsel responsible for the strategic direction and execution of global legal activities and the management of legal and contracts personnel worldwide. He was Vice President and General Counsel of Honeywell Building Solutions from 2009 to 2020, and Vice President and General Counsel of Honeywell Sensing and Control from 2005 to 2009. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Kuznik was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Praedea Solutions, Inc., an enterprise software company with operations in the United States, Malaysia and Ukraine. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Kuznik was a Director at the investment banking firm Goldsmith Agio Helms (later Lazard Middle Market), where he was a senior member of M&A teams responsible for originating and executing domestic and international, middle-market transactions. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Kuznik was an Associate Director at Deutsche Bank’s investment banking entity in Hong Kong, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (Hong Kong) Ltd. From 1995 to 1996, Mr. Kuznik was the Managing Attorney at Law Audit Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, a national legal management and auditing firm. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Kuznik was an attorney at the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis. Mr. Kuznik received a Juris Doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1990, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Chicago in 1987. Mr. Kuznik also completed an Executive Management Program at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in 1996.
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Board Director
Sabrina McKee has been our Executive Vice President, Strategy since April 2021, and Board Director since May 2022. Ms. McKee was most recently Director, Head of North America Strategy at Ford Motor Company until March 2021. Ms. McKee was previously Global Head of Mobility Strategy from February 2019 to January 2020 and Director of Investor Relations at Ford from February 2017 to February 2019. Ms. McKee served as a Director of Graf Industrial Corp. from October 2018 to September 2020. Ms. McKee a capital markets professional with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the investment process, has a unique blend of sellside, buyside and corporate experience offering a comprehensive understanding of the investment process. From April 2014 to June 2016, Ms. McKee was Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets at Sterne Agee CRT LLC, where she worked with public and private companies on all aspects of the capital-raising process, including SPACs. From 2011 to 2014, Ms. McKee worked as a Director of the Corporate Access businesses at Guggenheim Securities LLC and during 2010 she worked as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where she connected public and private companies to the investment community. From 2007 to 2010, Ms. McKee was Vice President at Two Sigma Investments LP, where she helped build out a successful, global, Alpha Capture business, enabling quantitative investment managers to integrate fundamental factors into quantitative stock selection models. In addition, from 2000 to 2007, Ms. McKee worked for UBS Investment Bank as an Executive Director of Equity Research Sales and Equities, from 1999 to 2000 for Schroders plc as a Senior Vice President and from 1991 to 1998 for Tucker Anthony as a Senior Vice President of Institutional Research Sales, where she covered a diverse range of large institutional investors. Ms. McKee received a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Smith College in 1989.