OTR Acquisition Corporation

OTR Acquisition Corporation

Oct 16, 2020 by viktoria.v


Executive Officers

Nicholas Singer, 41
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Singer is the Founder of Purchase Capital LLC, an investment firm that serves as his family office and sponsor to leading institutional investors and third-party family offices. Since Mr. Singer became Managing Member in 2013, Purchase Capital has provided patient capital for private and public companies that have significant potential for long-term value creation. He is also the Founder & Executive Chairman of United Parks, the Executive Chairman of IntegriCo Composites, a Board Member of Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics, and a Trustee of the Pérez Art Museum Miami. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Singer was the Co-Founder & Co-Managing Member of Standard General, an SEC registered investment advisor which managed over $1 billion of assets during his tenure. Prior to that, he was a Co-Founder of Cyrus Capital Partners, a Principal at Och-Ziff Capital Management, and an Analyst in High Yield Trading and in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs & Co. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A.S. in Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Douglas B. Anderson, 51
Chief Financial Officer and Director Nominee

Mr. Anderson has over 25 years of financial and operational business experience. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of United Parks. United Parks, a portfolio company of Purchase Capital, is the owner and operator of amusement parks and water parks throughout the U.S. Since joining the organization in 2017, he has led the financial planning, treasury management and financial reporting functions at United Parks. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Anderson served as the Chief Financial Officer of Healthcare Clinical Informatics Limited (HCI Group), an international provider of healthcare IT solutions. From 2009 to 2014, he served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Parc Entertainment, a national operator of amusement parks, water parks and family entertainment centers. From 1998 to 2009, Mr. Anderson held a variety of senior executive roles at ATS Services, a U.S. recruiting and staffing firm, where he served in a variety of roles including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Anderson started his professional career in 1994 at Ernst & Young. Mr. Anderson graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Florida and a chartered global management accountant.


Board of Directors

David Neithardt, 51

Mr. Neithardt is the Founder & Managing Partner of Hammock Park Capital LLC, a private equity firm formed in April 2020, which pursues turnaround and special situation investment opportunities. Since 2015, Mr. Neithardt has also been a Co-Founder & Senior Partner of General American Capital Partners, LLC (GACP), an independent private equity sponsor focused on partnering with management teams to create long term shareholder value through control and influential minority investments. Mr. Neithardt serves on the board of directors and investment committee of Quintasen Real Estate Master Fund, LP, an investment fund co-managed by GACP, focused on acquiring single family rental homes. Prior to 2015, Mr. Neithardt was a Co-Founder & Senior Partner of 1848 Capital Partners LLC, an independent private equity sponsor focused on turnaround investments and special situations. Prior to that, Mr. Neithardt was an Associate at Maplewood Partners LP, and an Analyst and Associate in the corporate finance group at Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Neithardt graduated from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College with an M.B.A. and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.

Glenn Gray, 66

Mr. Gray has 40 years of experience in commercial lending and specialty finance, within banks and non-bank lenders, approximately 20 years of which involved positions of executive leadership. Most recently, Mr. Gray was the Chief Executive Officer of CalWest Bank from 2012 to 2020, a $225 million asset commercial bank based in Orange County, CA. Mr. Gray was hired to lead the turn-around of the bank, including a recapitalization in 2015, and ultimately sold the bank in the midst of the COVID pandemic for 1.3x tangible book value. Prior to joining CalWest Bank, from 2005 to 2012 Mr. Gray was the Chief Executive Officer of Sunwest Bank, a commercial bank with operations in California and Arizona. During his tenure, the bank doubled in size to $660 million in assets through a combination of organic growth and three FDIC-assisted acquisitions. From 1995 to mid-2005 Mr. Gray held senior executive positions with the FINOVA Group, at the time a $12 billion asset diversified commercial finance company controlled by Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia National. Mr. Gray ultimately was appointed Chief Operating Officer reporting to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining FINOVA Group, Mr. Gray held various positions with Wells Fargo Bank, Bessemer Trust, Bankers Trust and Foothill Capital. Mr. Gray is currently a Trustee for the Laguna Playhouse and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and a member of the audit committee for the city of Laguna Beach. Mr. Gray graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois.

Nadav Besner, 41

Mr. Besner is an investor with approximately two decades of experience in both public and private markets. He joined SoundPoint Capital in February 2018, an institutional credit investing and hedge fund platform, where he is currently a Principal focusing on financial investments with over $20 billion of assets under management. From February 2005 to December 2017 Mr. Besner served as Director at Taconic Capital, a global institutional investment firm covering credit and equity investments with a focus on distressed opportunities, which has over $5 billion of assets under management. Prior to his work at Taconic Capital, between September 2002 and December 2004 Mr. Besner was an associate, focusing on hedge fund strategies, at Goldman Sachs & Co.. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and dual B.S.E. degrees in Finance and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.