Brian Semkiw
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Semkiw has served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Spectaire since its formation in September 2022 and as the Chief Executive Officer of 3rdGP Financial LLC, which he founded with Mr. Mendes, since July 2018. Prior to founding 3rdGP Financial LLC, Mr. Semkiw served as Chief Executive Officer of Carta Solutions Holding Corp., which he co-founded, from 2007 through July 2018. Mr. Semkiw also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Rand Worldwide, Inc., which he co-founded with Mr. Baldesarra. Mr. Semkiw earned a B.A.Sc. in engineering from the University of Toronto. We believe that Mr. Semkiw is qualified to serve on the board of directors of NewCo due to, among other things, his deep knowledge of Spectaire and his extensive leadership, engineering and financial experience.
Dr. Brian Hemond
Chief Technology Officer and Director
Dr. Brian Hemond has previously served as Chief Scientific Officer of Spectaire since its formation in September 2022. Prior to joining Spectaire, Dr. Hemond served as Chief Executive Officer of microMS, which he co-founded, from 2011 until the consummation of Spectaire’s acquisition of microMS in December 2022. Dr. Hemond also served in multiple roles, including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, of Indigo Technologies, Inc., an original equipment manufacturer focused on the electric vehicle industry, from 2011 to 2020. Dr. Hemond holds a B.S. in electrical engineering, a Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing and Design and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We believe that Dr. Hemond is qualified to serve on the board of directors of NewCo due to, among other things, his invention of the core technology underlying Spectaire’s business, deep knowledge of Spectaire and his extensive engineering, financial and leadership experience.
Dr. Jörg Mosolf
Director
Dr. Jörg Mosolf has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Mosolf SE & Co. KG since 2002. Dr. Mosolf holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen and a Doctorate degree from the University of Prague. Dr. Mosolf is also the President and a member of the executive board of the German Transport Forum. We believe that Dr. Mosolf is qualified to serve on the board of directors of NewCo due to, among other things, his extensive leadership and director experience.
Independent Director
Frank Baldesarra
Director
Frank Baldesarra has served as the Chief Executive Officer at ENGINEERING.com Incorporated, which he co-founded, since 2001. Prior to co-founding ENGINEERING.com Incorporated, Mr. Baldessara served in multiple roles at other organizations, including Executive Chairman of Cadsoft Corporation, President and Chief Operating Officer at Rand Worldwide, Inc., which he co-founded with Mr. Semkiw, and President at Rand Investments, which he co-founded. Mr. Baldessara has served as a member of the board of directors of ENGINEERING.com Incorporated since 2001 and Eberspaecher Venture Inc. since May 2010. Mr. Baldesarra holds a B.A.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Toronto. We believe that Mr. Baldesarra is qualified to serve on the board of directors of NewCo due to, among other things, his extensive leadership, engineering and technology industry experience.
Independent Director
James Sheridan
Director
James Sheridan has served as Co-President of PCCT since October 2021. We believe that Mr. Sheridan is qualified to serve on the board of directors of NewCo due to, among other things, his experience in purchasing and supply chain management across a number of industries and his investment experience. See the section entitled “Management of PCCT – Directors and Executive Officers” for more information.
Independent Director
Tao Tan
Director
Tao Tan has served as Co-President of PCCT since January 2023. We believe that Mr. Tan is qualified to serve on the board of directors of NewCo and as audit committee chair due to, among other things, his financial expertise and his leadership and investing experience. See the section entitled “Management of PCCT – Directors and Executive Officers” for more information.
Independent Director