Greg Ethridge is President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV. Mr. Ethridge has served as President of Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corporation from January 2017 to November 2018, at which time it merged with USWS Holdings LLC, a growth- and technology-oriented oilfield service company focused exclusively on hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and is now known as U.S. Well Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: USWS). He serves as Senior Partner of MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, or MatlinPatterson. Prior to joining MatlinPatterson in 2009, Mr. Ethridge was a principal in the Recapitalization and Restructuring group at Broadpoint Capital, Inc. where he moved his team from Imperial Capital LLC, from 2008 to 2009. In 2006, Mr. Ethridge was a founding member of the corporate finance advisory practice for Imperial Capital LLC in New York. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Ethridge was a principal investor at Parallel Investment Partners LP (formerly part of Saunders, Karp and Megrue), executing recapitalizations, buyouts and growth equity investments for middle market companies. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Ethridge was an associate in the Recapitalization and Restructuring Group at Jefferies and Company, Inc. where he executed corporate restructurings and leveraged finance transactions and was a crisis manager at Conway, Del Genio, Gries & Co. in New York from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Ethridge has served a director of Palmetto Bluff Company, LLC, formerly a multi-asset class real estate developer known as Crescent Communities, LLC, a multi-class real estate developer, since June 2010. From 2009 until 2017, Mr. Ethridge served on the board of directors of FXI Holdings Inc., a foam and foam products manufacturer and served as its chairman from February 2012 until 2017. Mr. Ethridge has also served on the board of directors of Advantix Systems Ltd. and Advantix Systems, Inc., HVAC equipment manufacturers, from August 2013 until 2015 (for Advantix Systems, Inc.) and until 2018 (for Advantix Systems Ltd.). Mr. Ethridge holds a BBA and a Masters in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Ethridge is well-qualified to serve as director due to his experience in the private equity and the special purpose acquisition company industries.
Nick is the Executive Vice President and CFO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV, (NASDAQ: HCACU) which completed its IPO in March of 2019. He was also the CFO or similar position for Hennessy Capital’s first three SPACs: Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. I, which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II, which merged with Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) in February 2017 and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III which merged with NRC Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NRCG) in October 2018. Previously he was an investment professional at CHS Capital LLC (f/k/a Code Hennessy & Simons LLC) a Chicago-based middle market private equity investment firm, where he evaluated leveraged buyouts and structured equity investments across multiple sectors. Prior to joining CHS, Nick served as an investment banking analyst for Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions and corporate finance groups with a focus on diversified industrials. He holds a B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Miami University with majors in Finance and Decision Sciences.
Dan is the founder and managing member of Hennessy Capital LLC and the Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV, (NASDAQ: HCACU) which completed its IPO in March of 2019. He was also the Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital’s first three SPACs: Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. I, which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II, which merged with Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) in February 2017 and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III which merged with NRC Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NRCG) in October, 2018. Dan now serves as Vice Chairman of Daseke and an Independent Director at NRC Group. Previously he was a Partner at CHS Capital LLC (f/k/a Code Hennessy & Simons LLC) a middle market private equity investment firm he co-founded in 1988 and where he led investments in industrial, infrastructure and energy businesses. Prior to forming CHS, Dan was employed by Citicorp as head of the Midwest Region for Citicorp Mezzanine Investments and Vice President and Team Leader with Citicorp Leveraged Capital Group. He began his career in 1981 in the oil and gas lending group at Continental Illinois National Bank (now Bank of America) where he was a Banking Officer. Dan holds a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.