Daniel F. Akerson

Advisor at VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. II

Daniel F. Akerson

Daniel F. Akerson

Advisor at VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. II

Overview
Career Highlights

MCI Communications
General Motors Corporation
Motors Liquidation Co.

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4734

Primary Location

McLean, VA, United States

Number of Boards

34

Birthday

1949 - California

Age

72

Number of Awards

5

Relationships
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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Executive Chairman at Lockheed Martin Investment Management Co.

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Chief Executive Officer at General Motors Company

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. II

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Founder at CommScope Holding Co., Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Stride, Inc.

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Managing Director at The Carlyle Group LP (Global Private Equity)

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Former Partner at The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity)

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Daniel F. Akerson
Advisor at VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. II
Education
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Class of 1970

As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Master of Science in Economics

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Career History
Advisor
Current

VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. II operates as a blank check company. Its objective is for effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, and reorganization. The company was founded on August 10, 2020 and is headquartered in Mamaroneck, NY.

Tenure Unconfirmed

Lockheed Martin Corp. operates as a global security and aerospace company, which engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. It operates through the following business segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) and Space. The Aeronautics segment researches, designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, sustains, supports, and upgrades advanced military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The MFC segment provides air and missile defence systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The RMS segment offers design, manufacture, service, and support for a variety of military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defence systems; radar systems; the Littoral Combat Ship; simulation and training services; and unmanned systems and technologies. The Space segment comprises of the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic, and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

Co-Head, US Buyout
Prior

The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) focuses either on a particular geography (Asia, Europe, Japan, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America, Sub-Saharan Africa or the United States) or a particular industry, such as financial services. The firm invests in aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media, and transportation. They provide capital for buyouts and growth capital requirements.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2009

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 244,500 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries.The company brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea, and has product, power train and purchasing collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Japan. GM also has advanced technology collaborations with Chrysler LLC, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.Genuine GM Parts and accessories are sold under the GM, GM Performance Parts, GM Good wrench and ACDelco brands through GM Service and Parts Operations, which supplies GM dealerships and distributors worldwide. GM engines and transmissions are marketed through GM Power train.

Member, Board of Directors
2008 - 2009

Manor Care, Inc. provided short-term post-acute services and long-term care. The firm provided care for patients and residents through a network of nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home care agencies. The company was headquartered in Toledo, OH.

Director
2008 - Prior

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. engages in the provision of management and technology consulting services. Its services include consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, cyber security, and product. The company was founded by Edwin G. Booz in 1914 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

Co-Chair, Leaders to Serve the Nation Capital Campaign Committee
Prior

As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Director
Prior

HCR ManorCare, Inc. provides short and long term medical and post-hospital care services. It offers rehabilitation, memory care, assisted and independent living, home health care and hospice services. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Toledo, OH.

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is the state’s business roundtable, composed of the chairpersons, CEOs or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Together, their members power one-third of the state's economy and educate nearly one-half of the state's university students, which makes them a powerful driver for economic development and change.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1M
2012

TO PROVIDE DECENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Senator at Office of the Senator from Michigan, Gary Peters

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #28
2013
Motor Trend Magazine - Power List
2013
STEMconnector - 100 Women Leaders in STEM
2013
STEMconnector - 100 CEO Leaders in STEM
Events
Speaker
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

Speaker
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel-Dana Point, CA
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

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