Drew Hamer joined the CFO Weekly podcast to discuss how a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) works and why they are here to stay. Drew is our CFO, where he works with the leadership team on financial strategy and leads the finance organization with forecasting, budgeting, and accounting.
The conversation started with a review of Drew’s esteemed finance career. He has over 25 years of financial leadership experience at public and pre-public technology companies. Drew discussed his experience at Sybase, Excite@Home and more.
The podcast also reviewed how Velodyne concluded a business combination with Graf Industrial Corp., a publicly listed SPAC back in September 2020. With this move, Velodyne, the first public pure-play lidar company, began trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol VLDR.
Other podcast topics includedDrew discussing technology needed to be ready for the future and where to start when centralizing processes.