Holicity Inc. is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. We are traded on NASDAQ under the symbol HOLUU.
Chairman and CEO
An industry pioneer, visionary investor, serial entrepreneur and deeply experienced operator with an extensive deal-making history. Over the course of his career, Mr. McCaw has founded, controlled, assembled and financed significant enterprises across cable, broadcast, cellular, fiber, satellite, communications technologies, intellectual property (digital rights management and memory technologies) and wireless broadband. As a pioneering investor, he has created numerous scaled public businesses in high-growth, competitive markets through rollups, acquisitions, mergers, both independently and in partnerships with other public corporations, and private equity firms.
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Russell joined Pendrell in November 2019 as the CEO and co-Founder of Pendrell FinancialServices, a newly formed Pendrell subsidiary, where he helps to drive corporate strategy, deal sourcing and transaction execution for Pendrell. He also serves as a member of Pendrell’s Board of Directors. In addition, he is a member of the Boards of Directors for Hello Alice and RVHSolutions, two of Pendrell’s portfolio companies. Prior to Pendrell, Mr. Russell had almost 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry and served as the Americas Head of Media & Telecom investment banking at Deutsche Bank Securities (NYSE: DB) and was a Senior Managing Director on the Global Technology, Media & Telecom investment banking team at Bank of America (NYSE: BAC).
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ednie has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pendrell since September 2014 and of the Company since June, 2020. Mr. Ednie is an experienced financial executive with an extensive background in domestic and international accounting and tax matters, serving most recently as Chief Accounting Officer of Clearwire from October 2010 to April 2014, and as VicePresident-Tax and Chief Tax Officer from 2004 to April 2014. Before joining Clearwire, Mr. Ednie served as the Director of Tax of Expedia, Inc.,an Internet-based travel website company, from 2002 to 2004, as Executive Director–Tax and Chief Tax Officer of XO Communications Inc., a telecommunications company, from 1997 to 2002, and as Tax Manager of MIDCOM Communications, Inc., a telecommunications company, from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Ednie began his professional career at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, an accounting firm, where he was a Senior Associate.
Mr.Weibling is currently the Managing Director of Rally Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in Kirkland, Washington. Rally Capital was formed in late 2004 to invest primarily in telecommunications companies. From 2006 until its sale in October 2019, Mr. Weibling served on the board of directors of Sotheby’s for which he served as chairman of the audit and finance committees. He served as interim Chief Financial Officer at Sotheby’s until March 2016. He currently serves as a Trustee for Seattle Pacific University. As a result of Rally Capital’s and other investments, Mr. Weibling serves on the boards of the following private companies: Rise Communities LLC, Tempered Networks, Bestworth Rommel, LLC, RedBison Corporation, Sarcos Robotics, Inc. and Far West Fabricators, LLC, and previously served as a director of Teledesic Corporation.
Mr. Perry is the Chief Executive Officer of Shotgun Creek Investments LLC – a private investment firm that builds and owns office buildings and apartments in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Perry is an honors graduate of the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and of the Lewis and Clark Law School. Mr. Perry also has an LL.M. in taxation from New York University. Mr. Perry started his career working for a Seattle law firm and then became General Counsel and later President of McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. Mr. Perry went on to be Chief Executive Officer of NextLink Communications, Inc. and then Edge Wireless, LLC. Mr. Perry was elected to the Wireless Industry’s Hall of Fame in 2011. In addition to being a little league baseball coach, Wayne has been a longtime Boy Scout Volunteer (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, etc.) and served as 34th President of the Boy Scouts of America. Wayne and his wife Christine are currently volunteers of the BSA at the local, national and world levels.
Cathleen A. Massey
Ms.Massey has served as a Government Affairs lead for four large telecommunications companies, most recently as Vice President, Federal Regulatory, T-Mobile US, Inc. from February 2016 to the present and Senior Policy Counsel from May 2014 to February 2016. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Ms.Massey was Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy for Clearwire Corporation, from December 2008 to September 2013, leading up to its acquisition by Sprint/Softbank. Ms. Massey has also served as a Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and as a Vice President for AT&T Wireless and XO Communications. She has worked in the wireless industry for more than 25 years, beginning as a regulatory attorney for cellular telephone industry pioneer McCaw Cellular Communications. Ms. Massey received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and herB.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.
R. Gerard Salemme
Mr. Salemme has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pendrell since October 2018 and has served in various capacities for Pendrell since 2011. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Altaeros,Inc., Onclave Networks, Inc and ContentGuard, Inc., and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Langley School. He was CEO of the Wireless Network Development Group, LLC., and served on the Board of Directors of EarthLink, Inc., Clearwire Corp, Chairman of RECON Dynamics LLC, ICO North America, Inc., and Taqua, LLC and is a Partner in Eagle River Partners, LLC, a private investment firm. Mr. Salemme has over 30 years of experience in business and government, as a founder and Executive Vice President-Strategy, Policy and External Affairs of Clearwire from 2004 to 2010, and prior to that as Senior Vice President, External Affairs of XO. Prior to joining XO, Mr.Salemme held senior executive positions with AT&T Corporation and McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. He also held the position of Senior Telecommunications Policy Analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance from 1987 to 1991and served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts from 1976 to 1984. Mr. Salemme earned a B.A. in Political Science andEconomics and an M.A. in Economics from Boston College.