C5 Acquisition Corporation

C5 Acquisition Corporation was established to partner with a space, cybersecurity, or energy transition company that has the potential to become a national asset.

About Us

C5 Acquisition Corp. is led by entrepreneurs, former senior national security and intelligence officers, investors and executives with deep technology experience in our target sectors. Our team is led by Rob Meyerson, former President of Blue Origin and Steven Demetriou, Chair and CEO of Jacobs Engineering (NYSE: J), an innovative global solutions leader in renewable energy, cybersecurity, and space intelligence and exploration.

Our business strategy is to identify highly competitive businesses run by world class teams pursuing large market opportunities. We are focused on businesses seated at inflection points of growing demand driven by technological innovation in space, cybersecurity, and the energy transition.

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Our Team

Rob Meyerson, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors


Rob Meyerson is the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors. From May 2016 to October 2017, Mr. Meyerson served as President of Blue Origin, an American aerospace company founded and owned by Jeff Bezos. Starting in 2003 and reporting directly to Mr. Bezos, Mr. Meyerson oversaw the transformation of Blue Origin from its founding into a more than 1500-person engineering and development organization executing on government and commercial contracts. Under his leadership, Blue Origin developed and flew the suborbital human-rated launch system, New Shepard; built a liquid rocket engine business including the BE-4 rocket engine which will power the boost stage of United Launch Alliance’s next-generation orbital launch vehicle; and designed its heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle, New Glenn. Mr. Meyerson is the founder of Delalune Space, a management consulting company focused on the aerospace, mobility, technology and investment sectors, and has served as the CEO since February 2019. Mr. Meyerson has been an Operating Partner at C5 Capital since 2020. An ally and champion for young professionals and founders, Mr. Meyerson serves as a mentor in the Brooke Owens Fellowship, the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship, and the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator.

Steven Demetriou, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board


Steven Demetriou is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Demetriou is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors of Jacobs, a leading and innovative global solutions leader in renewable energy, cybersecurity, and space intelligence and exploration. Mr. Demetriou brings more than 35 years in chief executive and senior management roles across multiple sectors and has served on the Board of nine companies over the course of his distinguished career including FirstEnergy, Kraton Corp, OM Group., Aleris Corp., and Foster Wheeler. Since becoming Chief Executive Officer of Jacobs in 2015, Mr. Demetriou has steered a profound reshaping of the business portfolio, operations, and culture. Under his leadership, the firm has accelerated profitable growth and transformed into the leading, next-generation solutions provider by tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery, and cutting-edge manufacturing.

David Glickman, Chief Business Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer


David Glickman is Chief Business Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Glickman has been a Partner at Resilience Capital since 2009. He is the head of Originations and a member of the transaction team and his responsibilities include origination, due diligence and oversight of acquisitions. He has extensive experience sourcing, structuring, executing, managing and exiting a broad spectrum of portfolio companies. Mr. Glickman also served as a General Partner with Sedgewick Venture Capital, a small middle market private equity fund; as a Senior Vice President of The LCP Group in New York; and as Associate Director with the Principal Activities Group at Bear, Stearns in New York. Prior to private investing, Mr. Glickman was in the Corporate Finance Department of Bear Stearns & Company in New York, Los Angeles and London, engaged in all aspects of public debt and equity transactions. Mr. Glickman has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies including certain institutes of the Cleveland Clinic. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College with a BA in political science, and from the University of Southern California with an MBA.

Linda Zecher, Member of the Board of Directors


Linda Zecher is a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Zecher has served as the CEO & Managing Director of the Barkley Group, a Boutique Consulting firm focused on Digital Transformation of enterprise organizations since 2016. Prior to founding the Barkley Group, Ms. Zecher served as President, CEO and Director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), a global education and learning company from 2011 until 2016. After joining HMH, Ms. Zecher led the company through a successful financial restructuring and completed several acquisitions including the Education Technology division of Scholastic. Under Ms. Zecher’s leadership the company completed a public offering and now trades on NASDAQ. Previously Ms. Zecher was Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector organization. Ms. Zecher currently is a member of the Hasbro Corporation Board and Tenable Inc., a cybersecurity company (NASDAQ: TENB). She is a former Board member of the John F. Kennedy Library, Cradles to Crayons, The Board of James Madison University, and INSA (The intelligence and National Security Association.)

Jeanne Tisinger, Member of the Board of Directors


Jeanne Tisinger is a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Tisinger brings extensive experience delivering the enabling technology and business services for the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) global operations. As former Deputy Director of CIA for Support (DDS) from 2013 until 2017, she reported to the Director of the CIA and was responsible for cyber/personnel/physical security, infrastructure, finance, supply chain management, and associated information technology. Prior to her role as DDS, Ms. Tisinger served as CIA’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). She constructed and executed the CIA’s acquisition strategy for commercial cloud services, resulting in the partnership with Amazon to provide an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud for the Top Security Intelligence Community (IC) Marketplace, while concurrently enhancing the IC’s cyber security posture. Ms. Tisinger has served as a senior advisor for cybersecurity to Mastercard since 2017. She also serves as a consultant on technology strategy, cyber defense, shared services and workforce inclusion for a variety of clients including financial services, technology solutions providers, energy, and national defense. Ms. Tisinger was named by Washingtonian magazine as a Top 100 Tech Titan for the National Capital Region, Information Week’s Top 25 Public CIO’s, and FedScoop’s top 10 Most Influential Women in Federal IT.

Arun Gupta, Member of the Board of Directors


Arun Gupta is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Gupta is a mission-oriented technology angel investor with seventeen years of experience investing in the AI, Cybersecurity, Mobile, Government Services, and SaaS/Cloud infrastructure sectors. Mr. Gupta currently is an Adjunct Professor/Senior Advisor to Provost at Georgetown University, Lecturer at Stanford University, and Venture Partner at Columbia Capital. He is currently on the board or was previously involved with Columbia portfolio companies: Adjoined Consulting (acquired by Kanbay International, Inc.), Altamira (Acquired by Clearsky), Daz3D, Millennial Media (NYSE: MM), Endgame (acquired by Elastic), Riptech (acquired by Symantec Corporation), Softek Storage Holdings (acquired by IBM), Verato, Vubiquity (acquired by Amdocs) and Webs (acquired by Vistaprint). Prior to joining Columbia Capital in 2000, Mr. Gupta was at Carlyle Venture Partners focused on software investments. Mr. Gupta currently serves on the board of directors or angel investor in 1901 Group (acquired by Leidos); FAST Acquisition Corp, restaurant and sustainable food SPAC (NYSE: FST); Morning Consult, a leading SaaS global data intelligence company; and Blacklynx, a leading provider of high-speed analytics solutions for the National Security market. Mr. Gupta also is a member of the board of directors of LMI.