Edgar Bronfman Jr., Chairman

Edgar Bronfman Jr. serves as our Chairman. Mr. Bronfman is the Co-Founder, Chairman and General Partner of Waverley. He is also Senior Advisor and Special Limited Partner of Luminari Capital (the predecessor fund to Waverley) and Managing Partner at Accretive, LLC. Prior to Waverley, Mr. Bronfman was the Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group, one of the world’s largest music companies. During his tenure, WMG was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” in 2007, the first ever music company to receive the honor and, in 2009, was recognized as one of the “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company magazine. As a creator, Mr. Bronfman has produced films starring Peter Sellers and Jack Nicholson, and has written songs for artists such as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Donna Summer and Ashford & Simpson, among many others.

Mr. Bronfman served on the board of InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) for over 20 years and recently served as a Director of Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company that recently consummated a business combination with Sharecare, Inc. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO), a live TV streaming platform for sports, news, and entertainment, as well as Executive Chairman of Global Thermostat LLC, a pioneering company designed to develop and commercialize a technology for the direct capture of carbon dioxide, and as Chairman of the Board of Endeavor Global, a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to international development. In addition, he serves on the board of the New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Daniel Leff, CEO and Director

Daniel V. Leff, Ph.D. serves as our CEO. Dr. Leff is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Waverley. He is also Founder and Managing Partner of Luminari Capital (the predecessor fund to Waverley). Prior to co-founding Waverley and founding Luminari Capital L.P., Dr. Leff was a Partner with Globespan Capital Partners in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Earlier in his career, Dr. Leff worked for Sevin Rosen Funds and Redpoint Ventures. He also previously held engineering, marketing and strategic investment positions with Intel Corporation, and served as a Director of Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) from 2011-2018.

Dr. Leff has been an investor in a multitude of media and technology companies including 1Mainstream (sold to Cisco Systems), Art19, Elemental Technologies (sold to Amazon), Endel, fuboTV (NYSE:FUBO), Matterport (NASDAQ:MTTR), MikMak, MOVL (sold to Samsung), PlutoTV (sold to Viacom), Roku, The Athletic,Wink, Wondery (sold to Amazon) and others. He currently serves as a director of fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO), a live TV streaming platform for sports, news, and entertainment, where he sits on the audit committee.

Dr. Leff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from The University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Leff also earned an MBA from The UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he was an Anderson Venture Fellow and where he currently serves on the Board of Visitors.


Alan Henricks, CFO

Alan Henricks serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Henricks is a 45-year veteran of Silicon Valley, working for media, entertainment and technology firms He serves as the ChowNow board’s audit committee chair and previously served as the Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) board’s audit committee chair from 2013 to 2021. He has also served on the board of Model N (NYSE:MODN) for 6 years. Prior to this, he served on the boards of Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI), A10 Networks (NYSE:ATEN) and Applied Predictive Technologies (sold to MasterCard). Alan served as CFO during IPOs at Documentum (NASDAQ: DCTM) and Borland (NASDAQ:BORL), and was CFO at Ring (sold to Amazon), Pure Digital Technologies (sold to Cisco), Traiana (sold to ICAP), Interwoven (NASDAQ: IWOV) and Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM). He served as Finance VP of Atari, a division of Warner Communications, for 6 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Notwithstanding our management team’s past experiences, past performance is not a guarantee (i) that we will be able to identify a suitable candidate for our initial business combination or (ii) that we will provide an attractive return to our shareholders from any business combination we may consummate. You should not rely on the historical record of our management team’s performance as indicative of our future performance. See “Risk Factors—General Risk Factors—Past performance by Waverley, our management team or either of their respective affiliates may not be indicative of future performance of an investment in us.” See “Management— Conflicts of Interest” for additional information.

Independent Directors


Jeff Bewkes, Director

Jeff Bewkes served as the Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc. from 2008 to 2018. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2009, having served on the Board since January 2007. Mr. Bewkes previously served as Time Warner’s President and COO from January 2006 to December 2007 and as Chairman of the Entertainment and Networks group from July 2002 to December 2005. Before joining the corporate management of Time Warner, Mr. Bewkes served as Chairman and CEO of HBO from May 1995 to July 2002, and as President and COO of HBO from September 1991 to May 1995.

Mr. Bewkes serves on the Boards of Yale University and the Partnership for New York City and serves on the advisory board for The Creative Coalition. He is also a member of The Business Council. Mr. Bewkes has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


David Gandler, Director

David Gandler is the co-founder of fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO), the live TV streaming platform that is transforming how people watch sports, news and entertainment, and has served as its CEO since March 2014. Prior to joining fuboTV, Mr. Gandler served from 2013 to 2014, as Vice President, Ad Sales at DramaFever, a video streaming service acquired in 2016 by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Prior to 2013, Mr. Gandler held positions at Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., Time Warner Cable and Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

Mr. Gandler received a B.A. degree in economics from Boston University. Mr. Gandler brings our board his considerable experience in the digital media industry as well as the operational insight and expertise he has accumulated as Chief Executive Officer of fuboTV.


Chris Silbermann, Director

Chris Silbermann is the CEO of ICM Partners, a global talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of television, motion pictures, sports, publishing, broadcasting, music, theater, corporate marketing and new media. In addition to running the day-to-day management of the agency, which encompasses a team of more than 600 employees worldwide, Chris personally guides the careers of some of the most influential creative voices of our generation. Chris joined ICM in 2007, upon the agency’s acquisition of The Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann Agency, where he was a managing partner. In 2012, he led the management buyout of the agency that returned control and ownership of the company to a newly created partnership. In 2020, ICM completed 3 acquisitions, most notably The Stellar Group in the UK, the world’s #1 global sports agency representing football, rugby, American football and track and field Athletes. This division of the agency now operates as ICM Stellar Sports.

A former member of the Board of Trustees for The University of California, Berkeley Foundation, Mr. Silbermann is the Chairman of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), serves on the board of the American Film Institute (AFI), and was a member of the LA24 Olympic committee. Mr. Silbermann graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in English Literature.


Alfred Osborne, Director

Alfred Osborne is the Senior Associate Dean for external affairs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 2003. He served as Interim Dean from July 2018 to June 2019. Osborne has been a Professor of Global Economics, Management and Entrepreneurship since July 2008 and is the founder and faculty Director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Anderson School since 1984. Previous positions include service as an Economic Fellow at the Brookings Institution where he directed studies at the Securities and Exchange Commission that contributed to changes in Rule 144, Regulation D and other exemptive requirements to the securities laws designed to lower costs and improve liquidity and capital market access to venture capitalists and emerging growth companies.

His board and governance experience spans 40 years and includes positions on the board of directors at the Times Mirror Company, Nordstrom Inc., Greyhound Lines, US Filter Corporation, K2 Inc. and First Interstate Bank of California among others. Dr. Osborne is currently a director of Kaiser Aluminum (Nasdaq:KALU) where he serves as the Lead Independent Director, First Pacific Advisors (FPA) family of mutual funds, and Wedbush Capital. His not-for-profit affiliations include serving as a trustee of Fidelity Charitable, Harvard- Westlake School and a director of the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation. He was educated at Stanford University where he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MBA in Finance, an MA in Economics and a Ph.D. in Business-Economics.