Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I

Our leadership provides over 30 years of experience in industry consolidation and delivering stockholder value.

About AUSTERLITZ ACQUISITION

Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I is a newly formed company whose business purpose is merger and acquisitions in several industries with initial focus on financial technology or information and business services which act as an essential utility to industries that are core to the economy. We may also pursue a target outside of the financial technology or information services sector should we find an attractive business that fits within William P. Foley, ll's historical areas of business expertise. Mr. Foley has extensive industry experience in real estate, insurance, alcoholic consumer beverages including wine and spirits, sports and business-to-business ("B2B") business services.

We capitalize on the tactical, operational and organizational experience of our founder William P. Foley, II. Mr. Foley has over 32 years of experience in industry consolidation and delivering stockholder value, with a principal background in the financial, technology, insurance and services sectors.

We believe Mr. Foley’s calm hand, along with his proven track record, will help a potential target company better navigate today’s uncertain economic environment.

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Leadership

William P. Foley, II, Founder

William P. Foley, II Founder of the company since December 2020. He has served as Chairman since July 2017 and non-executive Chairman since May 2018 for Cannae Holdings, Inc. Mr. Foley is the Managing Member and a Senior Managing Director of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC, a private company that provides certain management services to Cannae since November 2019. Mr. Foley has served as non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Dun & Bradstreet since February 2019 and as Executive Chairman since February 2022. Mr. Foley has served as non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of FNF since 1984. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of FNF until May 2007 and as President of FNF until December 1994. Mr. Foley has served as the non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Alight since April 2021 and served on the board of its predecessor, FTAC from May 2020 until April 2021. Mr. Foley has served as director of System1 since January 27, 2022. From January 2014 until June 2021, Mr. Foley also served as Chairman of the Board of Black Knight, Inc. and its predecessors, and he served as non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Paysafe and its predecessor, FTAC II, from March 2020 until March 2, 2022. Mr. Foley formerly served as Co-Chairman of FGL Holdings, as a director of Ceridian from September 2013 to August 2019 and as Vice Chairman of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS). Mr. Foley also formerly served on the boards of our companies as a director of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I (AUS), Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation II (ASZ) and Trebia (SST), which are or were blank check companies, but resigned from those boards in April 2021. Mr. Foley is also CEO and Chairman of Foley Family Wines Holding, Inc., a holding company of numerous vineyards and wineries located in the U.S. and in New Zealand. After receiving his B.S. degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Foley served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of captain. Mr. Foley received his Master of Business Administration from Seattle University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington.

Dexter Fowler, Director

Mr. Fowler joined the board of directors of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I in April 2021. Mr. Fowler is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels. Currently Mr. Fowler is in his 14th Major League Baseball (MLB) season and first with the Angels. Most recently, Mr. Fowler played for the St Louis Cardinals and has played for the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros. Mr. Fowler began his MLB career when he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2004. Mr. Fowler also represented the United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics, as a member of the United States national baseball team.

Hugh R. Harris, Director

Hugh R. Harris serves as a member of the board of directors of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I. He has served as a director of Cannae Holdings since November 2017. Mr. Harris is retired, and formerly served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of LPS from October 2011 until January 2014, when it was acquired by FNF. Prior to joining LPS, Mr. Harris had been retired since July 2007. Before his retirement, Mr. Harris served as President of the Financial Services Technology division at FNF from April 2003 until July 2007. Prior to joining FNF, Mr. Harris served in various roles with HomeSide Lending Inc. from 1983 until 2001, including President and Chief Operating Officer and later as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Harris is also expected to serve as a member of the board of directors of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation II, upon completion of its offering.

Mark D. Linehan, Director

Mark D. Linehan serves as a member of the board of directors of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Foley Trasimene II since August 2020, as a director of Trebia since June 2020, as a director of Cannae Holdings since September 2019 and as a director of Hudson Pacific Properties (“Hudson Pacific”) since 2010. Mr. Linehan has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wynmark Company (“Wynmark”), a private real estate investment and development company, since he founded the company in 1993. Prior to founding Wynmark, he served as a Senior Vice President with Trammell Crow Company (“Trammell”) in Los Angeles, California. Prior to working for Trammell, Mr. Linehan worked for Kenneth Leventhal & Co., a Los Angeles-based public accounting firm specializing in the real estate industry which is now part of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Linehan previously served on the board of directors of Condor Hospitality from March 2016 to December 2017. In addition, Mr. Linehan serves as a Director of Direct Relief. Mr. Linehan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from UCSB and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Linehan is also expected to serve as a member of the board of directors of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation II, upon completion of its offering.

Richard N. Massey, Chief Executive Officer

Richard N. Massey serves as Chief Executive Officer of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I (AUS) and Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation II (ASZ), which are blank check companies and previously served as a director of AUS and ASZ until April 2022. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Cannae Holdings, Inc. since November 2019 and has served on the Cannae board of directors since June 2018. In this capacity, Mr. Massey serves as a director of DNB since February 2019 and has served as a member of the board of Alight since April 2021 and its predecessor FTAC from May 2020 until April 2021. Mr. Massey previously served on the board of FTAC II from July 2020 until March 2021 prior to its business combination with Paysafe.

Mr. Massey is a Senior Managing Director of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC, a privately held company since November 2019. Mr. Massey is also a longtime partner of Westrock Capital Partners and Bear State Advisors, both privately held multi-family investment partnerships. Mr. Massey was Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel of Alltel Corporation from January 2006 to January 2009. From 2000 until 2006, Mr. Massey served as Managing Director of Stephens Inc., a private investment bank, during which time his financial advisory practice focused on software and information technology companies. Mr. Massey formerly served as Chairman of Bear State Financial, Inc., and as a director of FNF, Black Knight, FGL Holdings and FIS. He also serves as a director of the Oxford American Literary Project, and as Chairman of the Board of the Arkansas Razorback Foundation.

Erika Meinhardt, Director

Erika Meinhardt is expected to serve as a member of the board of directors of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I, upon completion of its offering. She has served as a member of the board of directors of Foley Trasimene II since August 2020. In addition, she has served as a director of Cannae Holdings since July 2018. Since January 2018, Ms. Meinhardt has served as Executive Vice President of FNF. She previously served as President of National Agency Operations for FNF’s Fidelity National Title Group from February 2005 until January 2018. Prior to assuming that role, she served as Division Manager and National Agency Operations Manager for FNF from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Meinhardt is also expected to serve as a member of the board of directors of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation II, upon completion of its offering.

David W. Ducommun, President

David W. Ducommun has served our President since January 2021. He serves as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance Cannae Holdings, Inc. since August 2020 and served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance from November 2017 until December 2020. Mr. Ducommun also previously served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance of FTAC and FTAC II since August 2020 and previously as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance since March 2020, through July 2021. Mr. Ducommun is a Managing Director of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC, which provides certain management services to Cannae since November 2019. Mr. Ducommun served as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions of FNF from 2011 until November 2019. He also served as Secretary of FGL Holdings from April 2016 until December 2017. Prior to joining FNF, Mr. Ducommun served as Director of Investment Banking at Bank of America Corporation, since 2008. Before Bank of America Corporation, Mr. Ducommun was an investment banker at Bear Stearns.

Bryan D. Coy, Chief Financial Officer

Bryan D. Coy has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2021. Mr. Coy has also served as Chief Financial Officer of Cannae Holdings, Inc. since July 2020. Mr. Coy previously served as Chief Financial Officer of FTAC from July 2020 through July 2021, and of FTAC II from July 2020 through March 2021. Mr. Coy also served as Chief Financial Officer of Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, LLC, which is the private company that owns the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League team, from October 2017 to April 2021. Since July 2020, Mr. Coy has served as a Managing Director of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC, which provides certain management services to Cannae. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Foley Family Wines from 2017 until 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Coy served as Chief Accounting Officer of Interblock Gaming, an international supplier of electronic gaming tables, from September 2015 to October 2017. He served as Chief Financial Officer – Americas and Global Chief Accounting Officer of Aruze Gaming America from July 2010 through September 2015.

Ryan R. Caswell, Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance

Ryan R. Caswell has served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance of the company since January 2021. Mr. Caswell is also a Managing Director of Trasimene Capital and has served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance of Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation II since January 2021. Previously Mr. Caswell was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group at BofA Securities where he executed advisory and capital raising transactions from 2008 to August 2020. Before BofA Securities, Mr. Caswell was an investment banker at Bear Stearns. Mr. Caswell has over 15 years of relevant investment and corporate finance experience across a wide variety of industries and transaction types.

Michael L. Gravelle, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Michael L. Gravelle has served as our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since January 2021. He has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cannae Holdings, Inc. since April 2017. Mr. Gravelle has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of FNF since January 2010 and served in the capacity of Executive Vice President, Legal since May 2006 and Corporate Secretary since April 2008. Mr. Gravelle has also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Black Knight and its predecessors since January 2014 and served as Corporate Secretary of Black Knight from January 2014 until May 2018. Mr. Gravelle previously served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of FTAC II from July 2020 through March 2021 and FTAC from March 2020 to July 2021.

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Contact The Board

Shareholders may communicate with the Board of Directors of Austerlitz Acquisition Corp I, any committee or any individual director, by emailing Investor@Austerlitz1.com, or at the following address:

 

Austerlitz Acquisition Corp I

1701 Village Center Circle

Las Vegas, NV 89134

 

Communications are distributed to the Board, or to any individual directors as appropriate, depending on the facts and circumstances outlined in the communication. Certain items which are unrelated to the duties and responsibilities of the Board, such as matters that are primarily commercial in nature, will not be forwarded. In addition, material that is unduly hostile, threatening, illegal or similarly unsuitable will be excluded, with the provision that any communication that is filtered out must be made available to any non-management director upon request.