Advanced Merger Partners Inc.

About Us

Advanced Merger Partners, Inc. (NYSE: AMPI) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, stock purchase or similar business combination with one or more businesses. We are sponsored by affiliates of Houlihan Lokey, Inc., a leading global investment bank with particular strength in advising private companies and financial sponsors in the middle market, and Saddle Point Management, L.P., a New York-based registered investment advisor with experience in investing in public and private markets.

Houlihan Lokey Senior Managing Director John Mavredakis is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Our management team is led by Roy J. Katzovicz, our Chief Executive Officer and the founder of Saddle Point. AMPI has an investment committee composed of senior officers from Houlihan Lokey and independent investors, as well as a Board of Directors with significant experience in investing in public and private markets.

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Leadership Team

John Mavredakis, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Mavredakis serves as Chairman of our board of directors and will serve as a member of our Investment Committee. Mr. Mavredakis is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Houlihan’s Financial Sponsors Group, having previously managed the firm’s investment banking operations and served as President of Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., Houlihan’s SEC registered broker-dealer. He is a member of Houlihan’s Operating Committee and was also a member of its board of directors prior to the firm’s initial public offering in August 2015. Mr. Mavredakis has over 35 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private financings, and ESOP buyouts, and he has personally closed hundreds of transactions. Mr. Mavredakis received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver Graduate School of Business.

Roy J. Katzovicz, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Katzovicz serves as our Chief Executive Officer, as a director, and as a member of our Investment Committee. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Saddle Point and serves as a portfolio manager and trader for the investment funds and certain accounts advised by the firm. Prior to Saddle Point, Mr. Katzovicz served as a Partner, Investment Team Member and Chief Legal Officer of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., an investment manager of multibillion dollar hedge funds. Prior to joining Pershing Square, Mr. Katzovicz served as a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where his practice focused on structuring and negotiating public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, securities law matters and corporate governance. Prior to private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable William B. Chandler, Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Mr. Katzovicz received his J.D. and B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Gregory S. Lyss, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Lyss serves as our Chief Operating Officer. Since 2019, Mr. Lyss has been a private investor. From 2011 to 2019, he served as the Chief Investment Officer for TABLE Management, L.P., a single-family office. Prior to TABLE, Mr. Lyss was a partner and analyst at Alson Capital Partners, L.P., an investment manager to multibillion dollar hedge funds. Mr. Lyss had previously worked as an investment analyst at Gotham Partners, L.P. and co-founded Cohanzick Management, L.P., a private investment partnership. Prior to Cohanzick Management, Mr. Lyss worked as an analyst for Leucadia National Corporation (now Jeffries Financial Group Inc.). Mr. Lyss serves on the board of directors of 26 Capital Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (Nasdaq: ADER), and Alpha Precision Media, Inc. He previously served on the boards of Calendre Company, MD Insider and Maverick Brands. He currently serves as the Treasurer and a member of the board of UJA-Federation of New York. Mr. Lyss received his A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Irwin Gold, Investment Committee Chairman

Mr. Gold serves as a director and will serve as Chairman of our Investment Committee. Mr. Gold is a Senior Managing Director and the Executive Chairman of Houlihan’s board of directors. He co-founded the firm’s Financial Restructuring Group in 1988 and has led many of the Group’s largest, most complex financial restructuring engagements, both in bankruptcy and out-of-court. He is the author of Valuation of the Restructured Enterprise and Its Effect on Negotiating Leverage. Mr. Gold received a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Mark Goldman, Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Goldman will serve as our Chief Investment Officer and as a member of our Investment Committee. Mr. Goldman is a member of Houlihan’s Financial Sponsors Group and the firm’s Management Committee. As Head of the Hedge Fund and Alternative Capital Group within the Financial Sponsors Group, he has covered hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, and large multi-asset class managers since 2007 and maintains relationships with more than 225 such managers. Before joining Houlihan, Mr. Goldman was a Director and founding member of Deutsche Bank’s M&A group. Previously, he was a Director in UBS’s M&A group. Mr. Goldman received a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Investment Committee

Irwin Gold, Investment Committee Chairman

Mark Goldman, Chief Investment Officer

Roy J. Katzovicz, Chief Executive Officer

Glenn J. Krevlin

Mr. Krevlin is the founder and managing partner of Glenhill Capital LP. Prior to founding Glenhill Capital LP, Mr. Krevlin served as an Associate from 1989 to 1994, and as a General Partner from 1994 to 2000, at Cumberland Associates, Cumberland Partners, and Long View Partners, an affiliated group of value-oriented private investment partnerships. Prior to his tenure at Cumberland, Mr. Krevlin worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Krevlin has served on the board of directors of a number of companies.  Currently he serves on the boards of Ember Technologies (a research and development consumer products company), The Joint Corporation (a Chiropractic franchise), and Capitol Q Restaurants LLC (a franchisee of Qdoba Restaurant Corporation, a fast casual Mexican chain).  In the past he has served on the boards of Design Within Reach (for which he served as Chairman), Restoration Hardware, Inc., and MCR Development LLC (owner of limited-service and full-service hotels). Mr. Krevlin graduated from Wesleyan University, where he received his B.A. in Economics and Government and from New York University School of Business with an M.B.A. Mr. Krevlin is also a member of a co-founder of our sponsor.

John Mavredakis, Chairman of the Board

Alejandro Santo Domingo

Mr. Santo Domingo will serve on both our Investment Committee and on our board of directors. He is a Senior Managing Director at Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. in New York City. He is a member of the board of Anheuser-Busch Inbev (ABI). He was a member of the board of directors of SABMiller Plc, where he was also Vice-Chairman of SABMiller Plc. for Latin America. Mr. Santo Domingo is Chairman of the board of Bavaria S.A. in Colombia. He is Chairman of the board of Valorem, a company which manages a diverse portfolio of industrial and media assets in Latin America. Mr. Santo Domingo is also a director of JDE Peet’s N.V., ContourGlobal plc, Life Time Inc., Florida Crystals, the world’s largest sugar refiner, Caracol TV, Colombia’s leading broadcaster, El Espectador, a leading Colombian daily newspaper, and Cine Colombia, Colombia’s leading film distribution and movie theater company. In the non-profit sector, he is Chair of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo. Mr. Santo Domingo is also a member of the board of trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a member of the board of Channel Thirteen/WNET (PBS), a member of the board of DKMS, a foundation dedicated to finding donors for leukemia patients, and a member of the board of Fundacion Pies Descalzos. He is also a member of Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council (GAC) and a member of the board of trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System. Mr. Santo Domingo is a graduate of Harvard College.

Daniel H. Stern

Mr. Stern is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Reservoir Capital Group, L.P., which he co-founded in 1998. Prior to founding Reservoir, Mr. Stern was President of Ziff Brothers Investments and served as an Associate at Bass Brothers Enterprises in Fort Worth, Texas. He has led or co-led the formation and development of numerous investment management and operating entities across a broad range of industries and geographies. He is the Chairman of Film at Lincoln Center and serves as a Trustee of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Stern received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business. Mr. Stern is also a member of a co-founder of our sponsor.

Board of Directors

Ann Daly

Ms. Daly serves as founding partner of WndrCo, along with Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder and former CEO of DreamWorks Animation (“Dreamworks”), and Sujay Jaswa, business founder and former CFO of DropBox. WndrCo is a holding company that invests in, acquires and operates businesses at the convergence of new media and cutting-edge technology. Ms. Daly has extensive transformative leadership experience. She previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of DreamWorks, which she joined from inception and oversaw its growth into the world’s largest animation studio and production technology innovator. Prior to DreamWorks, Ms. Daly spent 14 years at the Walt Disney Company as a pioneer in the newly-emerging home video industry.

James Ellis

Mr. Ellis served as Dean of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and continues to serve as a Professor in the Department of Marketing. He has held a number of executive roles in consumer product and retail companies, board affiliations in the asset management industry and corporations and he maintains a network of family-run businesses and entrepreneurs.

Irwin Gold, Investment Committee Chairman

Roy J. Katzovicz, Chief Executive Officer

John Mavredakis, Chairman of the Board

Alejandro Santo Domingo

Bruce Zimmerman

Mr. Zimmerman serves as Chief Investment Officer of Dalio Family Office and previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) from 2007 until 2016. He has significant experience in capital allocation, executive experience in financial services companies, board affiliations in the asset management industry and corporations and he maintains a global network of relationships with asset managers and financial sponsors.