Haymaker Acquisition Corp.

Management Team & Board of Directors

Haymaker management is a uniquely qualified team boasting C-suite operational experience at Fortune 500 companies and deep knowledge in both public and private equity investing. Haymaker executives have experience in public and private equity as well as operations and strategy, making them an ideal manager and sponsor for a new public company. Haymaker executives have experience in consumer / retail private equity as well as operations and strategy, making them an ideal manager and sponsor for a new public company.

Steven J. Heyer

CEO and Executive Chairman
  • 40+ years’ experience operating consumer companies and brands, with experience across broadcast media, hotel and leisure companies
    • President and COO of The Coca-Cola Company
    • CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
    • President and COO of Turner Broadcasting System
    • Member of AOL Time Warner’s Operating Committee
    • Led turnaround of Outback Steakhouse (Bain Capital and Catterton Partners)
    • President and COO of Young & Rubicam Advertising
    • Senior VP and Managing Partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton
  • Selected Public company board experience: Lazard Group (Lead Director), WPP Group, Equifax, Internet Security Systems, Omnicare, Coca-Cola European Partners and Coca-Cola FEMSA
  • Selected Private company board experience: Atkins Nutritionals (Roark Capital), Vitrue (General Catalyst), Shopkick (KleinerPerkins)
  • Selected Non-profit involvement: NCAA, Special Olympics, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta History Center, Emory University, NY Philharmonic Orchestra, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Piedmont Hospital

Andrew R. Heyer

President and Director
  • 35+ years’ experience consumer-focused investing, with over $1bn of capital deployed
    • CEO and Founder of Mistral Equity Partners
    • Founding Managing Partner of Trimaran Capital Partners
    • Vice Chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp.
    • Co-head of the CIBC Argosy Merchant Banking Funds
    • Founder and Managing Director of The Argosy Group
    • Partner at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated
    • Senior Executive at Shearson/American Express
  • Selected Public company board experience: Jamba, Inc., The Hain Celestial Group (Lead Director), FORM Holdings, Las Vegas Sands, Reddy Ice and El PolloLoco
  • Selected Private company board experience: Worldwise, The Lovesac Company, Insomnia Cookies and Shearer’s
  • Selected Non-profit involvement: Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and Chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Health System

Christopher Bradley

Chief Financial Officer
  • Currently serves as Managing Director at Mistral Equity Partners
  • 19+ years’ in private equity, investment banking and strategy consulting
  • Experience originating, structuring and executing merger & acquisition candidates
  • Investment Banker at Banc of America Securities
  • Manager in Burger King’s strategy group
  • Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers management consulting
  • Selected Board experience: The Chickery, Criminelli Fine Meats, The Beacon Consumer Incubator Fund, The LoveSac Company, Country Pure Foods and Jamba, Inc.

Joseph M. Tonnos

SVP, Business Development
  • Currently serves as Vice President of Mistral Equity Partners
  • 8+ years’ in private equity, investment banking and capital markets trading
  • Experience in capital raising and mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts and capital structure alternatives
  • Investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Lazard
  • Foreign Exchange Trader at CIBC Capital Markets
  • Selected Board experience: The Lovesac Company, Worldwise and B’more Organic

Walter F. McLallen

Independent Director
  • Co-founder of Remington, an outdoor consumer platform he co-founded helped grow from $60 million of revenue to over $1 billion from 2006 through 2015
  • Founder of Tomahawk Strategic Solutions
  • Managing Member of Meritage Capital Advisors
  • Managing Director of CIBC (and Founding Member of The Argosy Group before it was acquired)
  • M&A Banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert
  • Selected Board experience includes Differential Brands Group, Timeless Wine Company, Silver Oak, Twomey and OVID, Worldwise, adMarketplace, Dutchland Plastics, and Genus Oncology

Arthur H. Bilger

Independent Director
  • Founding partner of Apollo Advisors, LP
  • Active venture capital investor with particular focus on online education, digital media and analytics
  • Vice Chairman of Akamai Technologies
  • President, COO and Director of New World Communications Group
  • Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Corporate Finance and Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert
  • Founder and CEO of WorkingNation, a national not-for-profit campaign to create awareness about unemployment issues in the U.S.
  • Board of Overseers, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

Jeffrey E. Stiefler

Independent Director
  • Formerly President and Director of American Express
  • Venture Partner with Emergence Capital Partners
  • Chairman, President and CEO of Digital Insight from August 2003 until the company’s acquisition by Intuit in 2007
  • Has worked with several private equity firms as an operating advisor
  • Selected Board experience includes Vantiv, LogicSource, LPL Financial, VeriFone Systems, Taleo Corporation, among others

Forward Looking Statements:

This website includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “forecast,” “intend,” “seek,” “target,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” “outlook,” and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Such forward-looking statements include statements about our beliefs and expectations and the estimated financial information and other projections contained herein. Such forward-looking statements with respect to revenues, earnings, performance, strategies, prospects and other aspects of the businesses of OSW, Haymaker or the combined company after completion of the Business Combination are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of negotiations and any subsequent definitive agreements with respect to the Business Combination; (2) the possibility that the terms and conditions set forth in any definitive agreements with respect to the Business Combination may differ materially from the terms and conditions set forth in the Term Sheet; (3) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Haymaker, the combined company or others following the announcement of the Business Combination and any definitive agreements with respect thereto; (4) the inability to complete the Business Combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Haymaker, to obtain financing to complete the Business Combination or to satisfy other conditions to closing in the Term Sheet and subsequent definitive agreements with respect to the Business Combination; (5) changes to the proposed structure of the Business Combination that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining regulatory approval of the Business Combination; (6) the ability to meet NASDAQ’s listing standards following the consummation of the Business Combination; (7) the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations of OSW as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; (9) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers, cruise operators, hotels and suppliers, obtain adequate supply of products and retain its management and key employees; (8) costs related to the Business Combination; (10) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (11) the possibility that OSW or the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (12) OSW estimates of expenses and profitability; (13) the impact of foreign currency exchange rates and interest rate fluctuations on the results of OSW or the combined company; and (14) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the final prospectus of Haymaker, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and other documents filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) by Haymaker. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. OSW and Haymaker undertake no commitment to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

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