Mr. Aquila has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2021. In June 2019, Mr. Aquila founded AFV Partners, an affirmative low-leverage capital vehicle that invests in long-term mission critical software, data and technology businesses and serves as its Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer since its founding. In 2005, Mr. Aquila founded Solera Holdings Inc., and led it as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer to a $1 billion initial public offering in 2007, and in the following years sourced and executed over 50 acquisitions significantly expanding Solera’s total addressable market. Mr. Aquila oversaw Solera’s $6.5 billion transaction from a public-to-private business in 2016. Mr. Aquila currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Canoo, Inc., a mobility technology company, since April 2021, and as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Canoo since December 2020. Mr. Aquila also serves as a member of the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility since February 2022. Mr. Aquila also serves as a member of the board of directors of The Lost Explorer Mezcal Company, a sustainable producer and distributor of handcrafted mezcal, since May 2021. Furthermore, Mr. Aquila currently serves as the Chairperson for Aircraft Performance Group, LLC, a global provider of mission critical flight operations software, since January 2020, RocketRoute Limited, global aviation services company, since March 2020, APG Avionics LLC, an aviation data and software company for the general aviation market, since September 2020. From November 2018 to July 2020, Mr. Aquila served as the Global Chairperson of Sportradar Group, a sports data and content company.
Mr. Bay has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2022. Prior to WM Technology, Mr. Bay has served on three public boards, including two as Chairman as well as numerous private boards. Since September 2019, Mr. Bay has served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Techquity, a technology advisory firm helping innovative companies leverage software and cloud operations to scale faster with less risk. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Rdio, a leading global music subscription streaming service with over 70 million registered users and 14 million active. In November 2015, Rdio filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief as a condition of its sale to Pandora. Prior to Rdio, Mr. Bay served as a Vice President and Global head for Digital Video for Amazon from 2011 to 2013, responsible for all aspects of the company’s Digital Video and streaming business globally. During his eight year tenure at Microsoft, Mr. Bay was Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Microsoft’s Digital Media Division and a member of Microsoft’s executive staff. Earlier, Mr. Bay was General Manager of Microsoft’s Commercial Systems Division, responsible for developing core components of Microsoft’s Internet services platform, including ISP/carrier infrastructure, website development and eCommerce. Mr. Bay joined Microsoft as part of the MSN management team in 1994, eventually overseeing all MSN development and production systems. At Apple from 1986 to 1994, Mr. Bay worked at Apple Computer in various product leadership roles, including three years at Apple’s European headquarters in Paris. Mr. Bay holds an MBA from San Jose State University and undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Francis has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2021. Mr. Francis is a co-founder of Legacy WMH, and served as Chairperson of Legacy WMH’s board of managers since March 2019 and as a member of Legacy WMH’s board of managers prior to that. Mr. Francis previously served as Legacy WMH’s Chief Executive Officer from February 2016 until March 2019 and as Legacy WMH’s President from January 2009 to February 2016. Mr. Francis has served in management positions in each of Legacy WMH’s current subsidiaries. Mr. Francis holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from Chapman University.
Ms. Freeman has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2021. Since March, 2022, Mrs. Freeman has served as Chief Brand Officer of Wunderkind Corporation and since April 2021, she has served as a partner of Debut Capital. Ms. Freeman founded and has served as President of Joyeux Advisory Group LLC, a firm providing advisory services to early-stage startups and Fortune 500 companies, since January 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Freeman served as Chief Executive Officer for Arteza, Inc., a direct-to-consumer arts and crafts manufacturing and supply company from February 2020 to February 2021. From March 2016 to December 2018, Ms. Freeman was Chief Marketing Officer of Magic Leap, Inc., a virtual reality technology company, and from December 2018 to April 2019 was Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. From March 2015 to March 2016, Ms. Freeman served as Chief Marketing Officer of National Geographic Channel, a television network and channel. Ms. Freeman has been a member of the boards of directors of Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. since October 2020, of Caleres, Inc. since April 2017 and of Avnet, Inc. since November 2018. Ms. Freeman previously served on the board of directors of Herman Miller, Inc. from January 2016 to June 2019 and on the board of directors of RTW Retailwinds, Inc. from April 2019 to April 2020. Previously, Ms. Freeman served as Chief Marketing Officer at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. and was Vice President, television marketing at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Ms. Freeman holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and an M.B.A degree from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Gonzalez has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2021. Since April 2022, Ms. Gonzalez has served as Global COO for Wild Fork Foods and as Global Business Leader for Wild Fork Foods, an online specialty food service, from January 2021 to April 2022. Prior to that, Ms. Gonzalez held various leadership positions at Walmart Inc., including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Walmart México y Centroamérica from July 2017 to April 2020, Vice President Commercial & Operations Finance at Walmart México y Centroamérica from October 2014 to June 2017, Chief Financial Officer at Walmart Chile from 2011 to 2014, and Vice President, Internal Audit Services Latin America at Walmart US from 2010 to 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Gonzalez had served as Director, Internal Audit at General Motors Company from 2006 to 2010 and from 1996 to 2004, Vice President, Enterprise Risk and Assurance Services at the American Express Company from 2004 to 2006, and Internal Audit at Banco Santander from 1989 to 1996. Ms. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico and an M.B.A. from Florida International University.
Mr. Gordon has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2021. Mr. Gordon has been the Chairperson of Silver Spike’s board of directors and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Since 2016, Mr. Gordon has been the co-founder and Chairperson of Egg Rock Holdings, parent company of the Papa & Barkley family of cannabis products with related subsidiary assets in manufacturing, processing, and logistics. Egg Rock Holdings also is the parent company of Papa & Barkley Essentials, a hemp-derived CBD business based in Colorado. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Gordon was also President of Fintech Advisory Inc., investment manager for a multibillion dollar family office fund focused on long-term and opportunistic investments in emerging markets. From late 2013 to 2016, Mr. Gordon served as a Portfolio Manager at Taconic Capital Advisors, a multi-strategy investment firm. Prior to joining Taconic, Mr. Gordon was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Caxton Associates from 2009 to 2012. He was also a Senior Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets at Marathon Asset Management from 2007 to 2009. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gordon held leadership positions at Bank of America and ING Capital. Mr. Gordon was a founding member of the Emerging Markets business at JP Morgan where he worked upon graduating from Bowdoin College in 1983.
Mr. Hartfield has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2021. Mr. Hartfield is a co-founder of Legacy WMH, and served as a member of Legacy WMH’s board of managers since inception and served as Legacy WMH’s Chairperson of the board from February 2016 to March 2019. Previously, Mr. Hartfield served as Legacy WMH’s Chief Executive Officer until February 2016. Mr. Hartfield holds a B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences and Supportive Services from the University of California, Irvine.
Ms. Tan has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2021. Since March 2022, Ms. Tan has served as Chief Technology Officer for Wayfair LLC and as Global Head of Customer and Supplier Technology for Wayfair LLC from September 2020 to March 2022. Prior to that Ms. Tan held various leadership positions at Walmart Inc., including Head of Technology, Walmart US from March 2019 to September 2020, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Customer Technology, Walmart Labs from January 2017 to March 2019 and Vice President, Engineering, International Markets, Walmart Labs Strategy, and Operations from April 2014 to January 2017. Prior to that Ms. Tan was Vice President, Engineering for Ariba, Inc. Ms. Tan also previously worked for 16 years at TIBCO Software, Inc., as well as for Oracle Corporation. Ms. Tan holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.