Joseph R. Shaposhnik
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph R. Shaposhnik serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. Mr. Shaposhnik established TCW’s New America business unit in 2015 and serves as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of TCW New America Premier Equities, Global Premier ESG Equities, and Global Space Technology Equities portfolios. He previously served as a Senior Equity Analyst in the Equity Research group with coverage responsibility for the industrials and basic materials sectors. Prior to joining TCW in 2011, he was an Equity Research Associate at Fidelity Management and Research Company, with coverage responsibility for the semiconductor and entertainment software sectors for the firm’s U.S. domestic equity funds. Mr. Shaposhnik holds a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Chief Financial Officer
Richard Villa serves as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. Mr. Villa is the Chief Financial Officer responsible for managing the financial operations of the TCW Group. Prior to joining TCW as Controller in 2002, Mr. Villa was a Senior Vice President and Director of Finance for Fidelity Federal Bank where he was responsible for the treasury and accounting functions of the bank. Previously, he was an Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche where he specialized in serving financial services companies, including banks and investment companies. Before that, he was in the management training program of Union Bank of California. Mr. Villa received his BS in Finance from Arizona State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Leo L. Chan
Executive Vice President
Leo L. Chan serves as Executive Vice President of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. Mr. Chan is concurrently Senior Vice President within TCW’s New America division, which houses TCW’s New America Premier Equities strategy and specializes in both publicly traded equity and private investments. Mr. Chan has a wide range of experience across private equity, investment banking, and public equities investing covering the financial services, business services, and software sectors. Most recently, Mr. Chan founded and managed Longtail Capital, a public equity hedge fund that specialized in the financial and business services industries. Previously, Mr. Chan served as a Managing Director at Stillwater Investment Management, a long-short equities hedge fund, and as a Vice President at Corsair Capital, a leading global private equity firm focused on the financial and business services sectors. Mr. Chan began his career within the investment banking division of Citigroup Global Markets. Mr. Chan graduated with a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration (High Distinction) from the University of California, Berkeley and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.