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About Us

NYSE: FUSE

Fusion Acquisition Corp. is a blank-check company formed to unlock shareholder value by identifying an acquisition target in the fintech or asset and wealth management sectors.

 

We intend to target businesses applying, providing or changing technology within these sectors, seeking companies with an enterprise value of $750 million to $3 billion.

 

News

8/8/2020

The Team

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Chairman

Jim Ross

Chairman

Jim is a financial product innovator and experienced director. He is currently a senior advisor to State Street and is best known for being the global Chairman of its SPDR exchange-traded funds' business. He is an ETF pioneer and was instrumental in creating, developing, and bringing to market many of the world’s first ETFs, including ETFs in the U.S., Hong Kong and Australia. These included the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY), the first U.S. ETF and largest ETF in the world today, as well as the first gold ETF (NYSE: GLD).

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John James

Chief Executive Officer

John is a successful institutional investor, asset manager, and founder and operator of multiple technology businesses including BetaSmartz, a fintech company servicing wealth and asset management firms. He has also been a strategic partner to global financial institutions. His career began in financial services, having co-founded an emerging market property and infrastructure fund, managing U.S. long/short equities portfolios, and advising on M&A transactions.

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Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Gary

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff's significant financial services experience has covered M&A, portfolio management, corporate boards, private equity and SPACs. He was a Senior Portfolio Manager for 22 years at BlackRock, AIG and Avenue where he helped launch 10 new investment businesses including the BlackRock Capital BDC (BKCC), also sitting on the Investment Committee. He was a Co-Portfolio Manager for a fund at BlackRock which won CreditFlux’s 2007 “Best Credit Hedge Fund” award. While at Avenue Capital, he won the HFM US Performance Award for “Best 40 Act – Alternative” in 2013 and 2014. He is currently a board member and advisor to five companies including three fintech companies.

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Kelly Driscoll

Director

Kelly is a successful asset management executive with international board experience, fiduciary expertise, and a proven track record of driving cross-enterprise transformation initiatives. She spent more than 30 years at State Street where she was most recently a Senior Vice President in Global Services. Her previous leadership roles at SSGA included Head of Public Policy and Governance, Head of Asia ex-Japan, and building and leading the fiduciary business. She is currently a principal of Fiduciary Resolutions, a fiduciary advisory and consulting firm.

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Director

Ben Buettell

Director

Ben is a veteran M&A professional bringing a wealth of strategic, financial, and transactional experience to the team. He spent 24 years with Houlihan Lokey where he helped grow it from a boutique firm into a global investment bank. He led over 200 corporate engagements, including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, equity reorganizations, and strategic alternative assessments to startups, public and private companies, boards of directors, and independent fiduciaries. Ben is currently co-founder and partner emeritus of Chicago-based, early-stage technology venture firm, R7 Partners, and sits on the boards of several portfolio companies.

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Our Address

General Inquiries

667 Madison Ave, 5th Floor

New York, New York 10065

Tel: (212) 763-0169

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