Michael Auerbach is Founder of Subversive Capital, Chairman of Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp.,and General Partner of Subversive Capital’s venture platform and Opportunity Fund. Michael is an entrepreneur, investor, business consultant, and private diplomat. He is a Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group, the global consulting firm of former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, where he has worked for the last three years. Before joining ASG, Michael created Social Risks, which provided investors with assessments of companies' social impact. Social Risks was bought out by global consulting giant Control Risks, where Michael served as a Vice President for five years. Michael began his career in the late '90s dot com bubble, founding Panopticon Inc, a VC incubator concentrating on internet and mobile technology. He has an MA in International Relations from Columbia University and BA in Critical Theory from the New School.
Leland Hensch is CEO and Director of Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp and General Partner at Subversive Capital Opportunity Fund. Mr. Hensch is a former Goldman Sachs Equity Partner based in New York and London. Ran Macro Equity Derivatives Trading in New York from 2004 -2013 and was promoted to Head of Americas Equity trading in 2013. Leland Joined Subversive Capital in May this year to focus on building out Subversive’s trading platform and portfolio management. Prior to joining Subversive, Leland had made a number of investments across Cannabis, Real Estate, Hospitality, Media, and Tech businesses. He has been an active investor/owner in the hospitality and media businesses.
Jay Tucker is CFO and Director of Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. Mr. Tucker is CO of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, a firm he joined the firm in 2008. Previously, in 2003, he opened the macro fund, East Wind Capital Partners, LP, as well as East Wind Capital International, Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Tucker spent a year managing a macro fund for Troubh Partners. Between 1997 and 1999, he managed$75 million for Caxton in a macro/emerging markets portfolio. He spent 11 years at CreditSuisse First Boston beginning in 1985, managing foreign exchange and local emerging markets trading. Mr. Tucker also worked at Dean Witter trading currencies and began his career in 1980 at Mocatta Metals trading gold and foreign exchange. He is a former board member of the Financial Index Exchange, the Currency Committee of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Real Estate Finance Alliance at George Washington University. He is a current Trustee and Treasurer of Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Weiss Multi-Strategy Funds LLC and President and Interested Trustee of Weiss Strategic Interval Fund. Mr. Tucker is also involved in The Disability Opportunity Fund, a non-profit providing housing loans and advice to parents of children with disabilities and serves on the Advisory Board for the School of Business at the College of Charleston. He received his BA degree from George Washington University and an AA Degree from Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland.
Ethan Devine is a Director of Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. Mr. Devine is a private investor and former partner of Indus Capital Partners, LLC. Mr. Devine began his career at Goldman Sachs Latin America Equity Research. He joined Indus Capital in 2001, became a Partner in 2005, and served as co-portfolio manager of the Indus Japan Fund until 2009 when he launched the Indus Markor Fund. Markor played a pivotal role in the revival of companies including Olympus Corporation, corporate transactions including the merger of Coca Cola East and West in Japan, and the growth of new companies and industries including Canopy Growth Corporation and Tilray, Inc. Mr. Devine’s views on policy and investing have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Foreign Policy, and the Atlantic Monthly. He served as an observer on the board of Jamba Inc. and on the boards and investment committees of numerous charitable organizations. He graduated Swarthmore College in 1999 with a degree in Spanish Literature and Computer Science.
Mussadiq Lakhani is a Director of Subversive Capital Acquistion Corp. Mr, Lakhani has over twenty years of experience within the capital markets and investment management. Most recently, Mussadiq was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Capstone Investment Advisors. For the seven years before joining Capstone, he was the Co-Head of Credit Opportunities at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), managing a $3Bn gross portfolio of proprietary investments in credit and equity securities. Prior to RBC, he was Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio manager of ARX Investment Management (ARX), a credit long/short hedge fund with over a $1bn of assets under management. While at ARX, Mussadiq covered Telecommunications and Technology sectors in addition to managing the research process as a Co-CIO. Previously, he was an Associate at Morgan Stanley in the Global Investment Banking Department. Mussadiq received a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude from Macalester College.
Adam Rothstein is a Director of Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. Mr. Rothstein iis a co-founder and General Partner in Disruptive Technology Partners an Israeli technology focused early stage investment fund, a co-founder and General Partner in Disruptive Growth a collection of late stage investment vehicles focused on Israeli technology, a Venture Partner in Subversive Capital’s venture platform, and the Managing Member of 1007 Mountain Drive Partners. Adam has over 20 years of investment experience and has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Intana Management, a market neutral hedge fund focused on technology, media and entertainment and as a Partner of the Select Technology and Software Funds at Robeco Investment Management (the parent company of Weiss, Peck & Greer). Adam currently has over 10 Board and Board Observer seats for Disruptive, Subversive and 1007 Mountain Drive Partners in the technology, media and entertainment sectors.
Adam graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and has an MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge