Colonnade CEO Remy W. Trafelet and Ouster CEO Angus Pacala
IPO Edge will host a live fireside chat with Colonnade Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLA) on Monday, March 8 at 11:00 EST to discuss the pending merger with Ouster, Inc. The live event will feature Colonnade CEO Remy W. Trafelet and Ouster CEO Angus Pacala. IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone will moderate the video session, which will last approximately 30 minutes and include a public Q&A with the audience.
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During the fireside chat, Messrs. Trafelt and Angus will discuss:
The growth trajectory of digital lidar and parallels with other industries
Uses for lidar including automotive, mining, warehouse, factory, and port
Committed orders and customer acquisition strategy
Ouster’s unit economics and path to profitability
Why it is important for all shareholders to vote before March 9
About the speakers
Mr. Pacala has served as Ouster’s Chief Executive Officer and director since he co-founded Ouster in June 2015. Previously, Mr. Pacala was Director of Engineering at Quanergy, Inc. from November 2012 to February 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Pacala was Battery Engineer at Amprius, Inc. from June 2011 to October 2012. Mr. Pacala holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
Remy W. Trafelet
Mr. Trafelet is President and Chief Executive Officer of Trafelet & Company, LLC, a private investment firm that invests across a broad range of asset classes and industries, including financial services, energy, technology and agriculture.
Mr. Trafelet began his career in 1992 as an analyst at Fidelity Management and Research Company where he became the youngest portfolio manager in its history, overseeing a fund that rose from last to first in its performance ranking.
In 2000, Mr. Trafelet formed Trafelet Delta Funds, which managed several long/short equity portfolios. The firm grew to over $6bn in assets under management with offices in New York and London. In 2009, Mr. Trafelet spun off the firm’s London operations to Habrok Capital Management, a global long/short equity hedge fund.
Mr. Trafelet is the Founder and Chairman of Hazeltree Fund Services, a FinTech company providing treasury solutions to more than 200 financial institutions with over $2.5 trillion of assets under advisory.
From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Trafelet served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alico Inc. (NASDAQ: ALCO), an agribusiness holding company. During his tenure, he implemented a corporate restructuring andoperatingefficiency program,whichsignificantly improvedthe company’s return on capital employed. Mr. Trafelet is a Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Boys’ Club of New York and also serves as a member of the board for the Children’s Scholarship Fund. He is a former Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Phillips Exeter Academy. Mr. Trafelet is also a former Trustee for The Eaglebrook School, and a board member of the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Mr. Trafelet graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College, where he graduated with honors and named a Presidential Scholar. Mr. Trafelet is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief