Board of Directors

Susan Brennan

Ms. Brennan serves as Romeo Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors. Ms. Brennan has 30 years of experience as a global leader in the automotive and energy industries, with roles supporting Global Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, Nissan Motor and Ford Motor respectively. Ms. Brennan also served as Chief Operations Officer of Bloom Energy from November 2013 to August 2021, and acted as one of the key leaders in its scale growth and IPO. Since January 2016, Ms. Brennan has also served as a Non-Executive Board Director for Senior PLC, a FTSE 350 corporation with a global footprint in aerospace and automotive. Prior to her current roles, from November 2013 through October 2018, Ms. Brennan was Vice President of Manufacturing and the highest-ranking woman in operations at Nissan North America where she ran the highest output automotive manufacturing plant in world, with 10,000 employees that produced more than $10 billion worth of vehicles. She also managed the powertrain plant that produced EV components and more than one million engines per year for North America, Asia, and Europe. Prior to Nissan, Ms. Brennan spent 13 years, from March 1995 through September 2008, at Ford holding multiples roles including Director of Global Manufacturing Business Office and Director of Manufacturing Operations. Since January 2009, Ms. Brennan has served as Founder and Board member of Southern Automotive Women’s Forum a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and has changed the face of the Automotive Industry in the South East. She also served as a national advisory board member for the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) at Stanford University from 2014 - 2015, which empowers undergraduates in engineering to bring their ideas to life. Ms. Brennan received her M.B.A in Economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, and is an alumna of the Prince of Wales Business and Environment Program.

Lauren Webb

Ms. Webb currently serves as Romeo Power’s Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer and a member of its board of directors. Ms. Webb has served as Romeo Power’s Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer since July 2021 and previously served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from January 2017 to July 2021. She began serving as Romeo Power’s Chief Strategy Officer in February 2021. Ms. Webb has 15 years of experience in finance and operations for early-stage companies. Prior to Romeo Power, from January 2009 to July 2015, she was a founder and Vice President of Apollo Services, LLC, a business services company specializing in operations for legal and audit firms. Ms. Webb was the Controller of InAuth, Inc. from February 2011 to May 2015, where she led the company through multiple rounds of financing leading up to a successful exit via acquisition by American Express. Ms. Webb started her career at the U.S. Department of Justice and spent ten years from May 2006 to December 2016 with the Ashcroft Group, a venture investment and consulting firm based in Washington D.C. Ms. Webb holds two B.A.s from Texas A&M University.

Robert Mancini

Mr. Mancini has been RMG’s Chief Executive Officer and a director of RMG since its inception. Mr. Mancini serves as chairman of Romeo Power’s board of directors. From June 2018 to December 2018, Mr. Mancini served as a Senior Advisor to Carlyle Power Partners and was a Partner and a Managing Director with The Carlyle Group and head or co-head of Carlyle’s power investment business from December 2012 until June 2018. Prior to joining Carlyle, from June 1993 to December 2012, Mr. Mancini was an employee of Goldman Sachs & Co., and from November 1999 through December 2012 was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. From December 2003 to December 2012, Mr. Mancini led or co-led Goldman Sachs’ on-balance sheet power asset investment business. During that period Goldman Sachs conducted most of its power asset investment business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cogentrix Energy LLC, where Mr. Mancini served in various capacities, including as the President, co-President and Chief Executive Officer and serving as a member of the board of directors. Mr. Mancini was instrumental in the formation of and Goldman’s entry into the power asset investment business in 2003 and he was also responsible for the creation of Goldman’s proprietary Commodities Principal Investment business in 2006, where he led investments on Goldman’s behalf in companies involved in the processing, production and logistics for a broad range of commodities including base, precious and specialty metals, oil, gas, coal and other energy related raw materials, as well as CO2 offsets and mitigation. Prior to 2003, Mr. Mancini was a member of the legal department where he eventually became the Deputy General Counsel of the Securities Division. During his tenure at Goldman, Mr. Mancini sat on several committees including the firm-wide Risk Committee, Operational Risk Committee, and Divisional Risk Committee, as well as several portfolio company boards. Prior to joining Goldman, Mr. Mancini spent nine years in private practice as a lawyer with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he established that firm’s derivatives practice. Mr. Mancini received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1984, where he was a member of Law Review, and received his B.A. degree from Binghamton University in 1980.

Philip Kassin

Mr. Kassin has been RMG’s President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of RMG since its inception. Mr. Kassin serves as a member of Romeo Power’s board of directors. From August 2016 to October 2016, Mr. Kassin was a Managing Director and Head of M&A and Financing at M-III Partners and has over 35 years of experience as both an advisor and investor in public and private equity. At M-III Partners, he completed a $345 million SPAC transaction for M-III Acquisition Corp., successfully acquiring Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ: IEA) from Oaktree Capital Management, and serving on its board from March 2018 to September 2018. Prior to joining M-III Partners, Mr. Kassin was a Senior Managing Director at Evercore from July 2010 to April 2016, specializing in chemicals and energy. Prior to Evercore, from September 2005 to July 2010, Mr. Kassin was the Head of M&A and Financing for Access Industries, a privately held industrial group which focused on natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications, technology and e-commerce and real estate. Mr. Kassin also served as a Supervisory Board Member of Basell Polyolefins from 2005 to 2007 and as a Supervisory Board Member of LyondellBasell Industries from 2007 to 2010, where he also served as Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kassin held senior investment banking roles at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and AIG. He was also a Partner at PwC where he was responsible for its energy M&A consulting practice. Mr. Kassin started his career as a utilities analyst at Standard & Poor’s. Mr. Kassin earned an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a B.A., in Policy Studies from Syracuse University. He also has FINRA Series 24, 63 and 79 Qualifications.

Donald Gottwald

Mr. Gottwald serves as a member of Romeo Power’s board of directors. Mr. Gottwald has more than 30 years of experience as an executive and operator in the automotive and financial industries. From 2009 to 2020, Mr. Gottwald served in various positions with KAR Auction Services, Inc., a NYSE-listed company facilitating automotive marketplaces, including as President of Digital, Data, and Mobility Solutions from 2019 to 2020, Chief Strategy Officer from 2017 to 2020, Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2019, and Chief Executive Officer and President of Automotive Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of KAR, from 2009 to 2014. Prior to KAR, Mr. Gottwald served as an Executive Vice President in the consumer finance division of HSBC Holdings plc from 2005 to 2008 and served in various roles, including as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, for Nuvell Financial Services Corp., a subsidiary of GMAC Financial Services (now Ally Financial) serving the OEM and retail automotive industry. Mr. Gottwald’s non-profit engagement includes his current service on the Northwood University Automotive Management Curriculum Advisory Board. Mr. Gottwald received his M.B.A. from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar and a General Motors Fellow, and received his B.B.A. in Management, summa cum laude, from Northwood University.

Laurene Horiszny

Laurene Horiszny has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry and has worked as a public company advisor for more than 20 years providing strategic business, legal, and corporate governance advice to management and the board of directors. Laurene held various positions with BorgWarner Inc., an automotive components and systems supplier, including Vice President, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, General Counsel and Secretary, Assistant General Counsel, Senior Attorney, and Attorney. Prior to BorgWarner, Laurene served as Corporate Counsel at EX-CELL-O Corporation, managing product liability and commercial litigation and advising on environmental matters. She also served as a Litigation Attorney and a Contracts Attorney for Consumers Power Company, (now CMS Energy Corporation) a public utility. Laurene has also held non-profit and professional organization roles with the BorgWarner Foundation, Society for Corporate Governance, and International Women’s Forum-Michigan. Laurene holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.

Timothy Stuart

Mr. Stuart serves as a member of Romeo Power’s board of directors. Since May 2019, Mr. Stuart has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer to Republic Services, Inc. (“Republic”). He is responsible for operationalizing Republic’s strategy and executing its business plan across field operations. Prior to his current role, Mr. Stuart served as Executive Vice President, Operations to Republic from January 2016 to May 2019, where he was responsible for maximizing field performance, executing the operating plan, and achieving financial and operational results across Republic. Mr. Stuart previously served as Republic’s East Region President from September 2013 to January 2016. He joined Republic in April 2006 as Director of Operations and has held a variety of roles with the company, including Area President, Vice President of Customer Experience, and Region Vice President. Mr. Stuart has over 25 years of experience in the waste industry. Mr. Stuart serves on the University of Alabama’s business school board of visitors. Mr. Stuart has a B.S. in business administration from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Paul Williams

Mr. Williams serves as a member of Romeo Power’s board of directors. Prior to his retirement in 2018, Mr. Williams served as a Partner and Managing Director of Major, Lindsey & Africa, LLC, an executive recruiting firm, where he conducted searches for board members, CEOs and senior legal executives from 2005 to 2018. He also served as Director of Global Diversity Search, assisting legal organizations in enhancing their diversity. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Williams served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Cardinal Health, Inc. Since 2009, Mr. Williams has served as a member of the board of directors of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE: CMP). Mr. Williams also chaired the CEO search committee, which spearheaded the appointment of Compass Minerals International, Inc.’s current CEO. Since early 2020, Mr. Williams has served on the board of directors of a large cluster of funds in the American Funds mutual fund family (part of the privately-held Capital Group, which is a registered investment company). From 2003 to 2015, Mr. Williams served on the board of directors of State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STFC). From 2007 to 2017, Mr. Williams served as a member of the board of directors of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Williams served on the board of directors of Essendant, Inc. (f/k/a United Stationers Inc.). Mr. Williams is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and has served as president of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors since 2017. Mr. Williams received an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Harvard and a J.D. from Yale Law School.