Board of Directors

Andrew Weinberg, Chairman

Andrew Weinberg, 47, will join the board of directors of the Combined Company following the consummation of the Business Combination. Mr. Weinberg has served as a Member of the Board of Managers of QualTek since 2018. Mr. Weinberg is founder, managing partner, chief executive officer, and Chair of the Investment Committee at Brightstar Capital Partners. He currently serves as the board chair of Brightstar Corp., and serves on the boards of Gateway Dealer Network, Global Resale, Texas Water Supply Company, Capstone Nutrition and ERC, all Brightstar portfolio companies. Prior to Brightstar, Mr. Weinberg was a Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, a New York-based private equity firm, with extensive experience working on numerous large transactions. In addition, from 2008 to 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Brightstar Corp., a $10 billion global leader in mobility services including distribution, handset protection insurance, reverse logistics, buyback and leasing solutions spanning more than 100 countries and serving many of the major OEMs, carriers and retailers. Mr. Weinberg served on the boards of 13 portfolio companies during his tenure at Lindsay Goldberg. Prior to joining Lindsay Goldberg in 2003, Mr. Weinberg worked at Goldman Sachs in their Principal Investment Area. Mr. Weinberg started his career at Morgan Stanley in mergers and acquisitions and leveraged finance. He received his Master of Business Administration from Stanford GSB and a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Dartmouth College with a double major in History and Economics. He serves on the boards of CTIA, an organization representing the U.S. wireless industry, as well as The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and The Dalton School. Mr. Weinberg is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum where he serves on the Global Future Council on Investing and the Stewardship Board of the Forum’s Platform on Shaping the Future of Investing.

Christopher S. Hisey

Christopher S. Hisey, 56, a founder of QualTek LLC, will serve as Chief Executive Officer and director of the Combined Company following the consummation of the Business Combination. Mr. Hisey serves as a Member of the Board of Managers of BCP QualTek HoldCo, LLC. Mr. Hisey has more than three decades of experience leading and organically growing telecommunications service companies. Prior to founding QualTek, Mr. Hisey was a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia- based Trident Advisors, a firm specializing in US and international acquisitions targeting the telecommunications industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hisey ascended the ranks from field technician to president and chief operating officer in the cable and satellite communications industries. Mr. Hisey served in the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 1988 and is an Honorable Discharged Disabled Veteran.

Matthew Allard

Matthew Allard, 49, will join the board of directors of the Combined Company following the consummation of the Business Combination. Mr. Allard has served as a Member of the Board of Managers of QualTek since 2018. Mr. Allard is a partner at Brightstar Capital Partners and a Member of its Investment Committee. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Amerit Fleet Solutions, and as a board member of Brightstar Corp. and Texas Water Supply Company, all Brightstar portfolio companies. Since 2003, Mr. Allard has worked closely with Andrew Weinberg and various partners while advising and financing transactions for EnergySolutions, Brock Group, and Brightstar Corp. among others. Prior to joining Brightstar, Mr. Allard was Head of Financial Sponsors at Stifel where he was responsible for leading the firms Private Equity client coverage and execution efforts, was a member of the Investment Bank Management Committee and had extensive merger & acquisition, capital markets and relationship management experience across a range of industries. Mr. Allard started his finance career with Citibank and Bank of America, and previously held positions in both consulting and operations. Mr. Allard received his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, Beta Gamma Sigma honors, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Michigan with a major in Industrial and Operations Engineering. He is a Trustee of the King School in Connecticut.

Sam Chawla

Sam Chawla, 46, will join the board of directors of the Combined Company following the consummation of the Business Combination. Mr. Chawla has been a member our Board of Directors of ROCR since April 2021. Mr. Chawla has been a Portfolio Manager of Perceptive Advisors LLC, an investment fund focused on the healthcare sector, since 2013. Previously, Mr. Chawla served as a member of the board of directors of each of VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ: VBIV) from July 2014 to January 2018, and Great Basin Scientific, Inc. from December 2013 to December 2017. Prior to 2013, Mr. Chawla was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at UBS in the Global Healthcare Group. Prior to joining UBS in September 2010, Mr. Chawla was a Director (from January 2009 to September 2010) and a Vice President (from July 2007 to January 2009) in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse, which Mr. Chawla originally joined as an investment banker in 2002. Mr. Chawla also worked at Bloomberg L.P. and Pelican Life Sciences. Mr. Chawla received an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. We believe Mr. Chawla is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his significant investment banking and corporate finance expertise.

Roger Bulloch

Roger Bulloch, 49, will join the board of directors of the Combined Company following the consummation of the Business Combination. Mr. Bulloch has served as a Member of the Board of Managers of QualTek since 2018. Mr. Bulloch is a Partner at Brightstar Capital Partners. Prior to joining Brightstar Capital Partners, he was a Co-founder and Managing Principal of SPB Capital Partners. Mr. Bulloch also co-founded Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas, a waterpark partnership with Village Roadshow Ltd, Howard Hughes Corporation, AgassiGraf, and other families to promote social impact investing and youth employment. From 2004 to 2010 Mr. Bulloch was the Co-founder and CEO of Sher Capital, a significant family office (heirs to Fortune 500 Company) and Sher Gaming, a licensed gaming partnership with interests in three hotel casinos totaling 2,300 hotel rooms. Prior to joining SPB Capital Partners and Sher Capital, Mr. Bulloch was a Senior Vice President (from 2002 to 2004) in the Private Bank of Bank of America. Mr. Bulloch also worked in the Investment Services Group of Credit Suisse (from 2001 to 2002) in Los Angeles, California and its predecessor firm, Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette (DLJ) (from 1999 to 2001). Mr. Bulloch has been a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2007. Mr. Bulloch received his BS in Business from the Marriott Business School at Brigham Young University and his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. We believe Mr. Bulloch’s extensive investment and operational expertise makes him well-qualified to serve on our board of directors.

Maha Eltobgy

Maha Eltobgy, 51, will join the board of directors of the Combined Company following the consummation of the Business Combination. Ms. Eltobgy has over 20 years of experience in strategy, business development, finance and sustainability for large and global, blue chip companies. Currently, she is the Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director at Brightstar, a position she has held since September 2021. She is responsible for designing and implementing the firm's environmental, social and corporate governance ("ESG") strategy to support efforts to generate long-term value for portfolio companies, investors and stakeholders. Prior to Brightstar, Ms. Eltobgy was Head of Investors Industries and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum ("WEF") from March 2012 to September 2021. During her tenure at the WEF, she spearheaded the WEF's stakeholder capitalism and ESG activities and led a global team responsible for overseeing the WEF's community of asset owners and fund managers. Previously, she worked for nearly two decades in senior leadership roles in strategy, first as a consultant with the Monitor Group and subsequently as a member of in-house strategy teams with Pearson PLC and Louis Vuitton North America. Ms. Eltobgy also has experience working in government, having served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for the New York State Department of Economic Development for five years. Maha holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in International Relations, Economics and Middle East Studies from Johns Hopkins University. We believe that Ms. Eltobgy is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors given her business development and ESG expertise as well as her experience in leadership positions.

Dan Lafond

Mr. Lafond joins the Board with more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industries, including in many senior leadership roles at AT&T Inc., Comcast Corporation (“Comcast”) and QuadGen Wireless Solutions Inc. Most recently, Mr. Lafond served seven years as Senior Vice President of Sales at Comcast.  In this role, Dan led the transformation strategy for XFINITY sales channels and operations. Mr. Lafond helped drive customer growth by investing in sales channel to better serve the customer, as well as creating a more centralized sales operations function to help support the employee serving the customers of Xfinity.

Jigisha Desai

Jigisha Desai, 55, will join the board of directors of the Combined Company following the consummation of the Business Combination. Ms. Desai has over 30 years of financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy experience. From January 2021 to December 2021, Ms. Desai served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Granite Construction Incorporated ("Granite"). Ms. Desai joined Granite in 1993, and over her 29-year career at Granite, she served in various roles, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2018 to 2021, Vice President of Corporate Finance, Treasurer & Assistant Financial Officer from 2013 to 2018, Vice President, Treasurer & Assistant Financial Officer from 2007 to 2013, Assistant Treasurer & Assistant Secretary from 2001 to 2007 and Treasury Manager from 1993 to 2001. As Chief Financial Officer, she was responsible for all of Granite's financial functions, including all corporate and operational finance teams, investor relations, internal audit, risk management, information technology, and corporate development. Ms. Desai was Granite's representative for Granite's Peruvian and Chilean Affiliates Board from 2018 to 2021. Additionally, Ms. Desai is a board member of 1st Capital Bank (since July 2020), Tutor Perini Corporation (since December 2021), and Element US (since January 2022). Formerly, she served on the boards of Pacific Collegiate School, Pajaro Valley Health Trust and Girls Inc. Ms. Desai is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals and a Certified Treasury Professional. Ms. Desai received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Houston, an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Golden Gate University, and completed Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. We believe that Ms. Desai is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors given her extensive financial and accounting experience, including as the Chief Financial Officer of Granite, and her experience in management of a public company.

Sam Totusek

Sam Totusek is an investment professional and Vice President at Brightstar Capital Partners, and currently also serves on the Board of Directors for Likewize and ERC. Prior to Brightstar Capital Partners, Sam worked as an operating executive at KKR Capstone, a division of KKR that identifies and delivers sustainable operational performance within the firm’s portfolio companies. He worked across multiple sectors, including manufacturing and healthcare, focusing on business unit integration, strategic sourcing and capital allocation. Sam began his career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, where he assisted companies with sales optimization, growth (5-year growth plans) and post-merger strategies. Sam earned his BBA degree (Accounting and Business Honors) from Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.