Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of the Board
Byron Roth has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since our inception in November 2020, Chairman of the Board since our inception in November 2020 until November 2021, when he became Co-Chairman of the Board alongside Mr. Lipman. Mr. Roth has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Roth since 1998. Under his management the firm has helped raise over $75 billion for small-cap companies, as well as advising on many merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Roth is a co-founder and General Partner of three private investment firms: Rx3, LLC, an influencer fund focused on consumer brands, Rivi Capital, concentrated in the mining sector, and Aceras Life Sciences, LLC, an in-house incubator focused on funding the development of novel medical innovations. He also co-founded two long only asset management firms: Cortina Asset Management, recently acquired by Silvercrest Asset Management (NASDAQ: SAMG), and EAM Investors. Mr. Roth was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Roth CH Acquisition I Co. (NASDAQ: ROCH) from February 2019 until March 2021, when Roth CH Acquisition I Co. closed its business combination with PureCycle Technologies LLC. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Roth CH Acquisition II Co. (NASDAQ: ROCC) from February 2019 until July 2021, when Roth CH Acquisition II Co. closed its business combination with Reservoir Holdings, Inc. Mr. Roth is the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Roth CH Acquisition III Co. (NASDAQ: ROCR), a special purpose acquisition company that has entered into a business combination agreement with BCP QualTek HoldCo, LLC pursuant to which Roth CH Acquisition III Co. will acquire BCP QualTek HoldCo, LLC. He is also the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Roth CH Acquisition IV Co. (NASDAQ: ROCG), a special purpose acquisition company. Mr. Roth is a member of the Advisory Council, Executive Committee, and serves as the Chairman on the Nominating Committee for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is a founding member of the University of San Diego Executive Cabinet for the Athletic Department, and former member of the Board of Trustees where he served on the Investment Committee for the university’s endowment and athletic department for nine years. Mr. Roth also sits on the Executive Board of SMU’s Cox School of Business. Mr. Roth serves as Chair of the Pacific Region Board of Trustees and a National Trustee for the Boys and Girls Club of America, and served as the Co-Chair for the 2019 Boys and Girls Club Pacific Youth of the Year Competition. He is also the 2021 annual honoree for the Elephant Cooperation, a non-profit devoted to raising awareness of the African elephant crisis and supporting educational causes in Africa. Mr. Roth also sits on the Board of Directors for the Lott IMPACT Foundation, whose Lott IMPACT Trophy is presented annually to the college football defensive IMPACT player of the year for their contribution on and off the field. He was also the honoree at the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) 2015 Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala and the 2018 Athletes First Classic Golden Heart Award benefitting the Orangewood Foundation. Mr. Roth earned his BBA from the University of San Diego in 1985 and his MBA from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in 1987. Mr. Byron Roth is the brother of Mr. Gordon Roth.
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of the Board
John Lipman has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since our inception in November 2020, and as Co-Chairman of the Board since November 2021. Mr. Lipman is a Partner and Managing Director of Investment Banking at Craig-Hallum. Mr. Lipman joined Craig-Hallum in 2012 and has more than 15 years of investment banking experience advising growth companies in the healthcare, industrial, and technology sectors. Mr. Lipman has completed over 125 equity, convertible, and debt offerings and advisory assignments for growth companies - including over 75 since joining Craig-Hallum. Prior to joining Craig-Hallum, Mr. Lipman was a Managing Director at Rodman & Renshaw LLC from 2011 to 2012, a Managing Director at Hudson Securities, Inc. from 2010 to 2011, and Carter Securities LLC, a firm he founded that specialized in raising equity, equity-linked, and debt capital for growth companies, from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Lipman is the Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of each of Roth CH Acquisition III Co. (NASDAQ: ROCR) and Roth CH Acquisition IV Co. (NASDAQ: ROCG). Mr. Lipman was the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors of Roth CH Acquisition I Co. (NASDAQ: ROCH) from December 2019 until March 2021 and Roth CH Acquisition II Co. (NASDAQ: ROCC) from August 2020 until July 2021. Mr. Lipman earned his B.A. in Economics in 1999 from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
Adam Rothstein is a Co-Founder and General Partner of Disruptive Technology Partners, an Israeli technology-focused early-stage investment fund, and Disruptive Growth, a collection of late-stage investment vehicles focused on Israeli technology, which he co-founded in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Since 2014, Mr. Rothstein has also been the Managing Member of 1007 Mountain Drive Partners, LLC, which is a consulting and investment vehicle. Since September 2020, Mr. Rothstein has been the Executive Chairman of 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc., (NASDAQ: ENFA), a special purpose acquisition company focused on the media and entertainment sectors, which completed its public offering in January 2021. In June 2021, 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. entered into an agreement and plan of merger with BuzzFeed, Inc. and Mr. Rothstein has been nominated to join the combined company’s Board upon closure. Mr. Rothstein was a director of Roth CH Acquisition I Co. (NASDAQ: ROCH), from February 2020 until March 2021. Roth CH Acquisition I Co. was a special purpose acquisition company that merged with PureCycle Technologies LLC and is now publicly listed on NASDAQ as PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCT). Mr. Rothstein was also a director of Roth CH Acquisition II Co. from December 2020 until July 2021. Roth CH Acquisition II Co. was a special purpose acquisition company that merged with Reservoir Holdings, Inc. and is now publicly listed on NASDAQ as Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMI). In July 2021, Mr. Rothstein was named a director of Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMI). Mr. Rothstein is also a director of Roth CH Acquisition III Co. (NASDAQ: ROCR) since March 2021. Roth CH Acquisition III Co. is a special purpose acquisition company that has entered into an agreement and plan of merger with BCP QualTek HoldCo, LLC pursuant to which Roth CH Acquisition III Co. will acquire BCP QualTek HoldCo, LLC. Mr. Rothstein is also a director of Roth CH Acquisition IV Co. (NASDAQ: ROCG), a special purpose acquisition company, since August 2021. Previously, from July 2019 until January 2021, Mr. Rothstein was a director of Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. (NEO: SVC.A.U) (OTCQX: SBVCF), a special purpose acquisition company that partnered with Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter and Roc Nation in January 2021 to acquire CMG Partners Inc. and Left Coast Ventures, Inc., and which now trades as TPCO Holding Corp. (NEO: GRAM.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF). Mr. Rothstein has over 25 years of investment experience, and currently sits on the boards of directors of several early- and mid-stage technology and media companies both in the US and in Israel and is on the Advisory Board for the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Mr. Rothstein graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Finance from the University of Cambridge.
Sam Chawla has served as a member of the board of directors of each of Roth CH Acquisition III Co. (NASDAQ: ROCR) since April 2021 and Roth CH Acquisition IV Co. (NASDAQ: ROCG) since August 2021. Mr. Chawla has been a Portfolio Manager of Perceptive Advisors LLC, an investment fund focused on the healthcare sector, since 2013. Prior to joining Perceptive Advisors in 2013, Mr. Chawla was a Managing Director at UBS in the Global Healthcare Group. Mr. Chawla’s investment banking experience centered on strategic advisory work for both public and private healthcare companies. 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.
Pamela Ellison has held multiple strategy, operational and sales positions during her career in finance, technology and philanthropy. Most recently, from September 2010 until October 2020, Ms. Ellison was a Managing Director at Robin Hood where she focused on nurturing and developing major donors and their gifts, and where she spearheaded and managed large special projects and initiatives. Prior to Robin Hood, Pamela had a diversified career in financial services. She ran investor relations and business development at Jerusalem Venture Partners. Previously, she was a Managing Director at Geller & Company (in their family office division) and Foundation Source after working in investment banking at Wit Soundview and at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. Ms. Elison received a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.