Kirsten Bartok Touw is expected to join our board of directors in April 2023. Ms. Bartok Touw has been the Co-President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors of New Vista Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, since December 2020. Ms. Bartok Touw is the co-founder and managing partner of AirFinance, which has financed more than $1.2 billion across a variety of structured products to aerospace companies, their suppliers, and their customers globally since 2008. Ms. Bartok Touw is also an active early-stage investor in emerging technologies. Prior to AirFinance, from 2009 to 2012, Ms. Bartok Touw was Vice President, Structured Finance & Corporate Development at Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, where she helped lead the company’s expansion into Asia, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and sales financing. Prior to Hawker, from 2005 to 2008, Ms. Bartok Touw co-founded XOJET, Inc., serving on its board of directors and as Chief Financial Officer. Before co-founding XOJET, Inc., Ms. Bartok Touw spent over 12 years in private equity and venture capital at Alpine Investors and JPMorgan Partners/Chase Capital Partners technology team. Ms. Bartok Touw began her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (“GSB”). She also serves on the board of the French American Foundation and on the National Business Aviation Association’s Advisory Council.
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