The Perception Capital Corp. II management team has extensive experience in operating and managing industrial technology and sustainability initiatives within a wide range of companies and industries throughout the U.S.
Founder and Managing Director at Gilbert Global Equity Partners, a $1.2bn private equity fund, and a board member at Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corporation with previous experience at Soros Capital, Mr. Gaenzle is also a Senior Adviser at Impact Delta, a consulting firm that advises financial services firms on impact investing. Mr. Gaenzle earned a B.A. from Hartwick College and his M.B.A. from Fordham University, Fordham Graduate School of Business.
Jim has experience as both an operating executive (Chief Procurement Officer) and as a leader of the Purchasing Practice at McKinsey. Prior experiences include CPO at Forterra, Senior Expert at McKinsey, CPO at Champion, and multiple roles with Ford Motor. Jim earned a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and M.B.A from Carnegie Mellon.
Patrick’s prior experiences include VP of Transformation at GenOn Energy, VP of Transformation at Forterra, VP of Finance at EFH. Patrick began his career consulting at McKinsey after serving as an Army officer. Patrick earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from West Point, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
Also Chief Financial Officer of Northern Pacific Group, Corey held a number of positions within the finance and accounting organizations at Valspar Corporation, including managing an International Controllership group that spanned four regions and 27 countries. Prior to Valspar, Corey was a Senior Audit Associate at Lurie, LLP. Corey earned a B.B.A. in finance and business economics, summa cum laude, from the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
Tao Tan has more than a decade of experience across finance, strategy and business transformation. Until 2020, Mr. Tan was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company’s New York office. At McKinsey, Mr. Tan led teams across the firm’s transformation and private equity & principal investor practices, where he drove comprehensive performance transformation and turnaround programs for companies with revenues ranging from $200 million to $25 billion across multiple industries and continents. Most recently, Mr. Tan helped found, launch and lead McKinsey’s SPAC service line, and served in a leadership role in McKinsey’s COVID-19 client response team.
Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Tan was a Senior Associate at Rose Tech Ventures, where he led the firm’s first-round investment in JUMP Bikes, which was subsequently sold to Uber in 2018. Prior to Rose Tech Ventures, Mr. Tan served in investment banking and capital markets roles at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Tan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Tan received his B.A. and his M.B.A, both with honors, from Columbia University in the City of New York, where he was an Erwin Wolfson Scholar and a Toigo Foundation Fellow.
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