Chairman of the Board
Philip Krim, our Chairman, has served as Casper Sleep Inc.’s (NYSE: CSPR) Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors since October 2013. Since founding the Company in 2013, Mr. Krim has led Casper (NYSE: CSPR) through tremendous growth, growing revenue from $15 million in 2014 to over $440 million in 2019 (approximately 100% CAGR), and successfully took the company public in February 2020. Mr. Krim brought an innovative data-driven approach to marketing at Casper which enabled exponential growth and a competitive advantage. He is responsible for leading Casper’s expansion into adjacent sleep related product areas and increasing the retail store footprint to over 50+ stores across the US. Prior to that, Mr. Krim was the Chief Executive Officer of Vocalize Mobile, a mobile search advertising platform for small businesses, from January 2010 until July 2013, and the Chief Executive Officer of The Merrick Group from January 2003 until December 2009. Since 2016, Mr. Krim has also served on the Emerging Leadership Council of the 92nd Street Y. He also serves as a director of the Travis Manion Foundation and he is on the Leadership Council of the Robin Hood Foundation. He received a B.B.A. in Marketing from Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chris Hollod, our co-Chief Executive Officer and a director on our board of directors, is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hollod Holdings, a private venture capital and advisory firm based in Los Angeles that invests in innovative consumer brands at the convergence of culture and wellness. Over the course of his career, Mr. Hollod has completed more than 150 deals across five different investment entities, including investments in Airbnb, Uber, Spotify, Houzz, Duolingo, Airtable, Warby Parker, Oscar, Flexport, Sweetgreen, Memphis Meats and Thrive Market. From 2010 to 2018, Mr. Hollod was the Managing Partner of A-Grade Investments alongside Ashton Kutcher, Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary. Mr. Hollod was also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Inevitable Ventures with Ron Burkle and D.A. Wallach from 2015 to 2018. From 2009 to 2017, Mr. Hollod was the Venture Partner at Ron Burkle’s private investment firm, The Yucaipa Companies, where he oversaw Mr. Burkle’s venture capital investments. Prior to joining The Yucaipa Companies, Mr. Hollod spent four years as an investment banker at Wachovia Securities, where he executed a variety of debt and equity transactions. Mr. Hollod graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics, Finance and Philosophy.
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Matt Eby, our co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a director on our board of directors, has served as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tengram Capital Partners, a consumer private equity firm formed to invest in the consumer and retail sectors, since 2010. At Tengram Capital Partners, Mr. Eby is responsible for originating, underwriting and monitoring of investments and co-manages the daily activities of the firm. Mr. Eby currently serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of El Cap Holdings and Lime Crime, and as a director of Algenist, Centric Brands, Revive, and Cos Bar. In the past he has served as Chairman of Tengram former portfolio companies NEST Fragrances and DevaCurl. Prior to founding Tengram, Mr. Eby was the Chief Investment Officer of JAWS Estates Capital, the private investment office of Barry Sternlicht and the Sternlicht family, where he was responsible for investment and asset allocation decisions and recommendations across a broad spectrum of asset classes and investment strategies. While at JAWS Estates Capital, Mr. Eby led numerous transactions including investments in Palantir Technologies, Field & Stream, Ellen Tracy, Joe’s Jeans, Caribbean Joe, and Carlos Falchi. In 2009, in his capacity as Chief Investment Officer of Jaws Estates Capital and on behalf of Starwood Capital Group, he led the initial public offering of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a mortgage REIT focused on commercial real estate properties. Prior to JAWS, he was an Associate at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Eby received a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Michael Kim serves on our board of directors. He is the founder of Cendana Capital, an investment management firm with approximately $1.1 billion under management. Cendana Capital invests in very early stage venture capital funds around the world. Michael currently serves on the Limited Partner advisory boards of a number of portfolio funds. Prior to Cendana Capital, he was a partner in a venture capital firm called Rustic Canyon. In March 2004, the Mayor of San Francisco appointed Michael to a 5-year term as a Trustee of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System, a pension fund that invests the retirement assets of San Francisco city employees. He served as Chairman on several board committees, including the Investment Committee, the Personnel Committee and the Finance Committee. Michael served as Vice President and later President of the board in fiscal year 2007 and 2008, respectively. Prior to joining Rustic Canyon, Michael worked in the Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Morgan Stanley in Menlo Park, CA, where he was directly involved with 27 announced transactions worth over $77 billion. Michael received his AB with honors from the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University. He has an MS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (1992), and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (1997). Michael is currently on the Advisory Board for the Wikimedia Endowment, which is a charitable organization to support the activities of Wikipedia. He is a former Trustee of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, where he served on the Investment Committee of its endowment.
Wisdom Lu serves on our board of directors. She is a Founding Partner of Stibel & Co. and Bryant Stibel, specializing in growth equity investments across technology, media, data, sports and wellness. From 2012 to 2015, Ms. Lu was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., which was merged into Dun & Bradstreet in 2015. At Dun & Bradstreet, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Emerging Businesses from 2015 to 2017. From 2008 to 2012, Ms. Lu served as the Chief Financial Officer at Liberman Broadcasting and oversaw Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, as well as Legal and Investor Relations. From 1996 to 2008, Ms. Lu served as Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer at Health Net, Inc. where she oversaw a $3B investment portfolio. Before Health Net, Inc., Ms. Lu served as Treasury Officer, Fixed Income Sales & Trading with National Westminster Bank. Ms. Lu graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Engineering and a minor in Economics. She also received an MBA from New York University. Ms. Lu is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Professional Engineering license in the state of New York.
Boris Revsin serves on our board of directors. Boris is the Managing Director and Head of Private Capital at Republic. The Private Capital team at Republic manages over $330M in net assets, primarily focusing on frontier and fintech investments. At Republic, Boris is responsible for sourcing and leading investments, as well as serving as an advisor or board member to portfolio companies. At Republic, Boris led investments into Robinhood, EquipmentShare, Dapper, Relativity Space and many others. In the past, Boris was the co-founder of VentureApp, now known as HqO, a leading property technology company backed with over $40M in venture capital. Prior to VentureApp, Boris served as the co-founder of Breaktime Media, an advertising technology company, which was sold to Connelly Partners in 2015. Breaktime Media raised over $15M in venture capital from leading firms like Highland Capital and Charles River Ventures. Prior to Breaktime Media, Boris worked as the lead engineer and project manager for eNilsson, the development and design agency attached to the 2008 Mitt Romney For President campaign. Boris studied computer science at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Mr. Stadlen is Co-Founder and General Partner at Giant Ventures, a global multi-stage venture capital firm which backs purpose-driven technology founders. Since 2017, Mr. Stadlen has been a Venture Partner at firstminute capital, a seed stage venture capital firm. He is also an advisor to the NYU Stern School of Business Center for Sustainable Business. Mr. Stadlen co-founded Swing Technologies, an imaging technology company, in 2014. In 2017 Swing joined Microsoft, where Mr. Stadlen held product management roles. Prior to Swing, Mr. Stadlen served as a strategy consultant at McKinsey, where he developed global experience across sectors advising leading companies and governments. Mr. Stadlen previously worked for President Obama on his 2008 presidential campaign. Mr. Stadlen has been recognized by the Financial Times as a top 50 Global Ally Executive and is a recipient of Entrepreneur Magazine's “Best Companies in America” Award. Mr. Stadlen is the best-selling co-author of “Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society,” written with former BP Chief Executive Officer Lord Browne. Mr. Stadlen is a regular contributor to media outlets, including the New York Times, Financial Times, CNBC, BBC and Bloomberg, where he appears as an expert on technology and sustainability. Mr. Stadlen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and First Class honors from the University of Oxford and holds a Master of Science (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.