Thomas D. Hennessy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas D. Hennessy has served as a Managing Partner of Growth Strategies of Hennessy Capital Group, LLC, an alternative investment firm founded in 2013 that focuses on investing in industrial, infrastructure, climate and real estate technologies. Mr. Hennessy has served as a director of Jaguar Global Growth Corporation I (Nasdaq: JGGC), a special purpose acquisition company targeting business operating primarily outside of the United States in the PropTech sector, since February 2021. Since December 2020, he has served as a director of 7GC & Co. Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: VII), a special purpose acquisition company targeting the technology industry. Since 2019, Mr. Hennessy, in his role as Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and President, has executed two successful SPAC business combinations, including (i) PropTech Investment Corporation’s (“PTAC”) business combination with Porch Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRCH) in 2020; and (ii) PropTech Investment Corporation II’s (“PTIC”) business combination with Appreciate Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFR) in 2022. Since 2021, Mr. Hennessy has also invested in 14 privately-held companies in his capacity as Managing Partner of Hennessy Capital Growth Partners, a growth equity fund that serves as a strategic capital and growth partner to real estate technology and climate technology companies. Mr. Hennessy served from 2014 to 2019 as a Portfolio Manager of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”). Mr. Hennessy holds a B.A. degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Hennessy is qualified to serve as a director of the Company due to his extensive experience with special purpose acquisition companies and his expertise in mergers and acquisitions.
Chief Financial Officer
Nick Geeza, our Chief Financial Officer, has been the Head of Business Development of Hennessy Capital Growth Strategies, an alternative investment company, since April 2023. Mr. Nick has served as Enterprise Sales Director for Capital Preferences, Ltd., a wealth technology platform focused on using behavioral economics to reveal client preferences and drive increased assets under management for global enterprise financial institutions, since March 2022. From November 2007 to March 2022, Mr. Geeza served as Senior Vice President in the Derivative Products Group at U.S Bank National Association, where he was responsible for developing and servicing client relationships in the National Corporate Banking Technology, Automotive and Insurance divisions. During his tenure, Mr. Geeza assisted in the development and successful implementation of a dynamic hedging platform, advised on compliance with U.S. GAAP accounting requirements, and negotiated International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Dodd-Frank, and collateral management documentation. Prior to U.S. Bank, Mr. Geeza worked at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York. Mr. Geeza graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.