Altimeter Growth Corporation 2 (NYSE: AGCB) is a special purpose investment vehicle sponsored by Altimeter Capital Management (“Altimeter”) and formed to invest in and help bring a world-class technology company to the public markets.
Board of Directors
Brad Gerstner serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Altimeter Growth Corp 2. Mr. Gerstner founded Altimeter in 2008 with a mission to build a leading technology focused investment firm and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Altimeter, Mr. Gerstner was a founding principal at General Catalyst and led technology and internet investments at PAR Capital. Mr. Gerstner is also an operator after founding and leading multiple online search businesses with successful exits, including acquisitions by Interactive Corp, Marchex and Google. Mr. Gerstner currently serves on the board of directors of iHeartMedia. He received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College, a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Rich Barton is a Director of Altimeter Growth Corp 2. Mr. Barton is the co-founder of Zillow Group, Inc. (“Zillow”) and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since February 2019. Mr. Barton has been a member of Zillow’s board of directors since its inception in December 2004, served as its Chief Executive Officer from inception until September 2010 and served as its Executive Chairman from September 2010 to February 2019. Mr. Barton served as a venture partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm, from February 2005 through September 2018. Prior to co-founding Zillow, Mr. Barton founded Expedia as a group within Microsoft Corporation in 1994. Microsoft spun out the group as Expedia, Inc. in 1999, and Mr. Barton served as Expedia’s President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Barton also co-founded and served as Non-Executive Chairman of Glassdoor from June 2007 through the company’s acquisition in June 2018. Mr. Barton has served on the board of directors of Netflix, Inc. since 2002; and Qurate Retail, Inc. (formerly Liberty Interactive Corporation) since 2016. Mr. Barton holds a B.S. in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University.
Lexi Reese is a Director of Altimeter Growth Corp 2. Ms. Reese is the chief operating officer of Gusto, the people platform that enables 100,000+ small businesses to take care of their teams. She empowers the technology company's business teams, which include sales, marketing, customer experience and business operations. Since joining Gusto in 2015, Lexi has been instrumental in helping to more than triple the company’s customer base to serve more than one percent of the nation’s businesses while strategically expanding their core payroll service to include employee benefits and human resources services. Never losing sight of the customer during this robust growth, the company has consistently achieved an industry-leading Net Promoter Score (NPS) of more than 75+.
Before joining Gusto, Lexi served as vice president of programmatic sales and strategy globally at Google and led many business development, sales and marketing initiatives at American Express. Lexi has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Virginia. She lives near San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.
Anu Hariharan is a Director of Altimeter Growth Corp 2. Ms. Hariharan is a partner at Y Combinator's Continuity Fund focused on growth stage investments. More recently at YC Continuity, she led investments in Boom, Instacart, Convoy, Brex, Gusto, Faire, Monzo, Rappi, Snapdocs, and Vouch. She is also personally passionate about global technology investing and the convergence of great entrepreneurs between US, China and India and has invested in a personal capacity in a few companies including Jinri Toutiao. Previously, Anu was an investment partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she focused on consumer internet growth investments, and worked actively with the management teams of a number of portfolio companies including Airbnb, Instacart, Medium, OfferUp and Udacity.
Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Anu was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group's Private Equity practice in NYC where she led multiple growth equity due diligences in the consumer and fintech sector. Anu started her career as a senior engineer at Qualcomm and holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and MBA from The Wharton School.
Anita Lynch is a Director of Altimeter Growth Corp 2. Ms. Lynch is an experienced leader of data strategy, engineering, data architecture, analytics, data science and data governance teams. As a recognized expert in data and digital commerce, Lynch has led and advised organizations to successfully achieve competitive advantage through data, innovating solutions to ensure quality data compliant with legal guidelines across global geographies, and effectively scaling data platforms in businesses ranging from early startup to mature enterprise across technology, financial, media and retail sectors.