LEVEL FIELD CAPITAL
the world has changed
We work, play, communicate, invest, and bank differently. And these changes are fast moving.
Level Field Capital strives to be not only part of, but an agent of this change. With our second Special Purpose Acquisition Company (or “SPAC”), LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: LFACU), our goal is to enable and empower high growth companies and disruptors in the areas of Fintech, Consumer & Technology, Real Estate, Energy and Transportation. By simplifying the process for accessing public markets, we believe our operating and investing experience and value-creation strategy will allow visionaries to go public faster, serve broader markets, and accelerate their growth.
We’ve Done this before
Elias Farhat serves as the Chief Executive Officer of LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II as well as the Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors. Elias is the former Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Group Strategic Committee and Executive Committee of Candriam Investors Group, an asset management firm with more than $175 billion in assets under management. Previously, Elias served as a Partner of Capital E Advisors, Inc, a private equity and real estate firm. He was also the Founder and Managing Partner of Velocity Advisors, a private equity advisory firm. For 12 years, Mr. Farhat served in various management consultancy positions at Bain & Company, including as a Vice President and Partner for 4 years. While at Bain, Elias also led its Private Equity Group’s activities in the Southern United States. Elias currently serves on the Board of Directors of Landsea Homes Corp. (NASDAQ: LSEA).
Steve Reed serves as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II. Steve is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Stonehollow Capital Partners, which makes direct equity investments in private companies across industries throughout the United States. Before founding Stonehollow, Steve was a Managing Partner of EF Capital Management, the investment arm of a family office, which largely focused on direct equity and direct debt investments in both public and private companies. Prior to EF Capital Management, Steve was a founding member and Partner of BankCap Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the U.S. commercial banking space. Steve began his career in 2000 as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Bear Stearns, later joining Houlihan Lokey, where he worked in their Generalist and Restructuring groups.
Alberto Bianchinotti serves as the Chief Financial Officer of LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II. He is the owner of AM Knight Financial Services, a CPA firm he founded in 2013, and has experience working with new businesses in the life sciences, software and real estate industries. Alberto is a Certified Public Accountant and consultant with expertise in the launching of investment advisers and start-ups and has worked in numerous executive and audit management roles in the financial services industry. In addition, he provided finance and operations support for LFAC I since inception and served as its Chief Financial Officer from July 2020 through the completion of its business combination with Landsea (NASDAQ: LSEA) in January 2021.
Board of Directors
Robert Black is a member of LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s Board of Directors. Robert is an Executive Advisory Partner of Wind Point Partners and a Senior Advisor to Boston Consulting Group’s Global Consumer Practice. He serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of RTIC Outdoors, LLC, a direct-to-consumer retailer of outdoor gear. He previously served in a number of roles at Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB), including as its Group President, Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to that, Robert served in a number of roles at Sammons Enterprises, including as its President, Chief Operating Officer and as a member of its board of directors. Robert also served in a number of leadership positions at Steelcase, Inc. (NYSE: SCS), including as President of Steelcase International and as a member of the Steelcase, Inc. Executive Committee. Prior to that, he also held senior positions at McKinsey & Company, Baxter International, Inc. and Hard Manufacturing Co., Inc. Robert currently serves on the board of directors of Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC), Pestell Nutrition, a leading distributor of minerals, feed ingredients and nutritional additives, and Targeted PetCare Group. Robert previously served on the boards of directors of a number of public companies, including Annie’s, Inc. (formerly NYSE: BNNY), North American Technologies Group, Inc., Modernform Group Public Company Ltd. and Kimberly-Clark de Mexico.
James Hodge is a member of LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s Board of Directors. James is the founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of Arrowsmith, LLC, an investment management firm. He previously served as the President and Chief Investment Officer of Permal Asset Management, a global investment management firm. James is a member of the advisory board of Alpha Japan Asset Advisors Ltd., an asset management company, and the Investment Committee of Indiana University Foundation. He also serves on the boards of directors for a number of investment funds, including China Alpha II Fund Ltd., China Alpha Master Fund Ltd., Hel Ved Master Fund, Hel Ved Feeder Fund, Hel Ved US Feeder Fund, Hel Ved Global Opportunities Fund, Hel Ved Global Opportunities Feeder Fund, WF Asian Reconnaissance Fund Limited and WF Asian Smaller Companies Fund Limited.
Jodi Shelton is a member of LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s Board of Directors. Jodi is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), an industry organization that strives to prepare the semiconductor industry for paradigm shifts by aligning leadership from more than 250 companies in more than 25 countries. She is also Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shelton Group, an integrated investor relations and public relations agency. Jodi is the former Director of Investment Relations at Cyrix Corporation. She serves as an advisor to Nanotronics Imaging, Inc., an emerging technology company using artificial intelligence and robotics to transform manufacturing, as well as a member of the board of directors of Curic, a technology start-up using Bluetooth technology to revolutionize elder care. She has also served as a board member and a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee for Silvaco Group, a provider of TCAD EDA software and design IP. Jodi previously served as a member of the board of advisors of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership and as a member of the boards of directors of Silicon Border Holding Company LLC, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, and Aurora Dallas.
Jimmy Traboulsi is a member of LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s Board of Directors. He is the former President of Capital E Advisors, a private equity and real estate research group. He is the former Managing Director of Kenmar Capital Advisors, an alternative asset manager. Prior to that, he held various M&A and corporate finance positions with Mabon, Nugent & Co., an international investment bank. He served as a member of LFAC I’s board of directors from its inception through the completion of its business combination with Landsea (NASDAQ: LSEA) in January 2021.
LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (“LFAC) is a newly incorporated blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.
Although we may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any business industry, sector, or geographical location, we intend to identify and acquire a business in the financial technology or services, technology, digital asset, or consumer sectors with a disruptive business model that may provide an opportunity for attractive risk-adjusted returns. We believe that our management team’s contacts and transaction sources, as well as its ability to identify and implement value-creation initiatives, will differentiate our acquisition strategy.