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OUR TEAM
AN EXCEPTIONAL, INTERNATIONAL TEAM WITH PROVEN PERFORMANCE AND INVESTMENT TRACK RECORDS.
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EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Hubertus Mühlhäuser

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mühlhäuser has a successful track record of more than 20 years as an operator in the global industrials sector, having served as CEO, senior executive or Chairman and Board Member at multiple public and private companies.

He has a highly entrepreneurial mindset with a global perspective, having lived and worked in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Mühlhäuser was CEO  & Executive Director of CNH Industrial NV (NYSE:CNHI), former President & CEO of Welbilt Inc. (NYSE:WBT) and former Sr. Vice President & General Manager at AGCO Corp. (NYSE:AGCO). He started his career at Arthur D. Little.

Mr. Mühlhäuser received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the European Business School, University for Business and Law
 

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Nina Murphy

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Murphy holds the role of Chief Financial Officer at Pontem Corp.  She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of QVIDTVM, the main sponsor of Pontem Corp.

Ms. Murphy is an accomplished finance and operations executive having helped launch and manage several hedge funds and alternative investment products over a career of more than 20 years. She was an Executive Director at MSIM and held CFO & COO positions at KEC ventures and AT Global Capital. Ms. Murphy also ran Investor Services for Christofferson, Robb and Company and held executive roles at Tribeca Global Management and Deutsche Bank.

Ms. Murphy received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Finance from Brooklyn College.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Burak Alici

Lead Director

Mr. Alici is the Founder and CEO of QVIDTVM, Pontem Corp´s main sponsor, which is an employee-owned investment firm with long-term holdings in high quality public and private businesses across the globe.

Previously, Mr. Alici was at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) for 12 years where he managed the highly successful Global Discovery Fund and also was a senior investor on the Growth team in MSIM’s Active Fundamental Equity group. He has over twenty years of public and private investment experience.​​

Mr. Alici received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School, a Master of Science in Finance from Boston College, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University. 

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Peter Grosch

Chair of the Governance & Nomination Committee and Board Member

Mr. Grosch´s impressive career, spans over 35 years of general management experience in numerous senior executive roles in the engineering, automotive and aerospace sectors in Europe and the US.

 

He is currently Chairman of Innio AG and a senior advisor to several private equity firms

 
His former roles include Chairman of Kinolt S.A., Deputy Chairman of SLM Solutions AG, President & CEO of Diehl Aerospace and Defense Systems. He was also Executive Vice President of DaimlerChrysler´s Off-Highway division and Managing Director and Board Member of MTU Friedrichshafen (today Rolls Royce Power Systems) and Executive Chairman of MWM GmbH.

 

Mr. Grosch received a degree in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Ulm as Dipl. Ing.

 

As Member of our Board, Mr. Grosch will chair the Governance & Nomination Committee.

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Erik Olsson

Chair of the Audit Committee and
Board Member

Mr. Olsson is an accomplished global business leader with a successful track record in CEO, COO and CFO positions in the United States, Sweden and Brazil with large and midsized public companies as well as private equity-owned businesses. Mr. Olsson is highly regarded within the investor community, having a proven track record of achieving superior shareholder returns.

 

He is currently Chairman of WillScot Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:WSC) and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA), as well as Board Member of Dometic Group (ST:DOM).


He is also the former President, CEO and Chairman of Mobile Mini and CEO of RSC Equipment Rental, where he led the merger of WillScot and Mobile Mini as Chairman, and he led the IPO of RSC Holdings in 2007 and subsequent sale of the company to United Rentals in 2011.

 

As a Member of our Board, Mr. Olsson will chair the Audit Committee.

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Luciano Mozzato

Chair of the Compensation Committee and Board Member

Mr. Mozzato has extensive senior executive experience in the industrials space across multiple operational verticals and geographies including Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

 

Previously he was Executive Vice President of the Power Services Applied Technology Solutions group at Siemens.

 

Prior to its acquisition in 2017 by Siemens, he was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Services at Dresser-Rand. Mr. Mozzato was also CEO of Otis Italy, Vice President of Otis Latin America and Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Logistics Worldwide of Otis Elevators.

 

Mr. Mozzato received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford.

 

As a Member of our Board, Mr. Mozzato will chair the Compensation Committee.

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ADVISORY BOARD

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Robert (Bob) Bohn

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Bohn is a highly accomplished business leader, having served as Chairman & CEO and Sr. Executive of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) for two decades and as senior Executive at Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) for more than a decade. He has lived and worked in the US and in Europe.

Mr. Bohn was a Member of the Board of Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH), and is cur-rently a Member of the Boards of The Manitowoc Company (NYSE:MTW) and a Board Member of Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL).


Mr. Bohn will serve as Advisory Board Member for Pontem. 

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Chris Lynch

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Lynch is an industry luminary with a proven track record of driving accelerated momentum and disruption. Over the past two decades, Mr. Lynch has created markets in virtualization and taking Big Data analytics to the enterprise.

Mr. Lynch is currently Executive Chairman & CEO of AtScale, the industry leader in data federation and cloud transformation, as well as Board Member of DataRobot. 
 


He was previously a board member and Co-Founder of Accomplice. He held various leadership roles at Vertica (acquired by HP), Acopia Networks (acquired by F5 Networks) and Arrowpoint Communications (acquired by Cisco).

Mr. Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Suffolk University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University, and an honorary doctor of commercial science degree from Bentley University

 

Mr. Lynch will serve as Advisory Board Member.

James (Jim) Gentilcore

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Gentilcore’s 40-year career includes successful accomplishments in several markets including technology, industrials and chemicals.

Mr. Gentilcore recently retired as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PQ Corporation (NYSE:PQG), after leading its successful IPO in 2017. He has served as the CEO of two other public companies, and on the board of directors of six public companies, including his current service on the board of Entegris Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG).

Jim has also worked with private equity investors for over ten years, as both a portfolio CEO as well as executive advisor.

Mr. Gentilcore will serve as Advisory Board Member.

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Jens-Thomas Pietralla 

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Pietralla has an impressive career with industrial as well as consulting executive positions in both Europe and North America.

 

He is currently Global Head of the Industrial and Natural Resources sector of Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc., one of the leading global executive search companies. He also he serves on the Board of Reimann Investors, the family office of members of the Reimann family.

Previously, Mr. Pietralla served as President & CEO of Navico Holding, a global market leader in marine electronics and as Chief Marketing Officer of Siemens AG (XETRA:SIE). He has also served as Chairman of Torqeedo GmbH and Ocivan Invest AS. He started his career at McKinsey & Company.

He received a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics and an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Ulm in Germany

 

Mr. Pietralla will serve as Advisory Board Member.

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Wolfgang Deml

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Deml's successful career has spanned a number of executive roles in the industrials space.

 

For 20 years, until 2008, he was the CEO and President of Baywa Corporation specializing in the agriculture business, building wholesale and retail, oil, renewable energy, farm equipment, with 17,000 employees and revenues around 17 billion euros.

 

His former roles include CEO of Union Investment in Frankfurt and Management Consultant with Roland Berger.

 

Mr. Deml has been a member of the supervisory boards of MAN AG, Rentenbank Frankfurt, DZ Bank, and VK Mühlen AG and a member of the Advisory Board of Dresdner Bank and Allianz AG.

 

He has been member of the supervisory board of AGCO for 19 years and the non-executive chairman of the supervisory board of Hauck & Aufhäuser AG since 2010.

IN MEMORIAM

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Richard (Rick) Caron

Former Advisory Board Member

Rick Caron was providing his support to Pontem´s Advisory Board until his sudden passing on September 2nd 2021. Next to his role at Pontem, he was an Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of Welbilt (NYSE:WBT). Previously, he served as Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Enodis prior to its acquisition by Manitowoc in 2008 and the subsequent rebranding to Welbilt. Prior to Welbilt, Manitowoc and Enodis, Rick served as CEO for the Moseley Corporation in Franklin, Massachusetts. He also served as President & CEO of TurboChef Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, Rick was Managing Director of the consumer products practice at Arthur D. Little (ADL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

While we mourn Rick´s passing and will miss him dearly, we also honor his outstanding contributions to Pontem as well as various other companies during his lifetime.

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THE TEAM NOT ONLY POSSESSES A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF THE TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL SECTORS, BUT ALSO HAS AN IMPRESSIVE NETWORK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC, THAT WILL FULLY BENEFIT THE COMPANY WE PARTNER WITH AND WILL HELP TO HARVEST POTENTIAL GLOBAL MARKET OPPORTUNITIES.