Veteran HR Leader Sophie Ames Brings 20+ Years Of Human Resources Experience To The Company’s Executive Team
LONDON, UK – August 31, 2021 – ServiceMax, the leader in asset-centric field service management, announced today that Sophie Ames has joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. Ames joins the company as ServiceMax prepares to be listed on Nasdaq following a business combination with Pathfinder Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: PFDR), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company co-sponsored by affiliates of HGGC and Industry Ventures (“Pathfinder”).
At ServiceMax, Ames will oversee the organization’s human capital strategy, empowering all teams to do their best work, amplifying the employee experience, and building an agile HR organization optimized for scale as ServiceMax shifts into its next decade of growth. She will also be a key driver in advancing diversity and inclusion goals and objectives.
“At ServiceMax, our people have always been our greatest asset. We are excited to welcome Sophie as we continue to grow our high-performing team and capabilities worldwide,” said Neil Barua, CEO, ServiceMax. “Sophie’s impressive background overseeing the HR strategy for vast international workforces will be an incredible asset to ServiceMax, especially as we move forward as a public company.”
“I am thrilled to join ServiceMax and expand on the leadership team’s commitment to building a place where all voices are represented and heard,” said Ames. “The company is positioned for amazing growth, and I welcome the opportunity to help scale through progressive human capital strategies as ServiceMax embarks on this new chapter.”
Ames brings 20 years of broad international HR experience to the ServiceMax, having held leadership roles with global technology and services organizations, most recently serving as the SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at Veritas. Her experience spans organizations in enterprise data management, cloud communications, CRM, and professional information services. Ames has also led Sales Enablement in support of customer-first sales motions.
ServiceMax’s mission is to help customers keep the world running with asset-centric field service management software. As the recognized leader in this space, ServiceMax’s mobile apps and cloud-based software provide a complete view of assets to field service teams. By optimizing field service operations, customers across all industries can better manage the complexities of service, support faster growth and run more profitable, outcome-centric businesses. For more information, visit www.servicemax.com.
On July 15, 2021, ServiceMax announced plans to merge with Pathfinder to become a publicly traded company (the “Business Combination”). Consummation of the Business Combination is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Pathfinder’s stockholders.
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Important Additional Information Regarding the Transaction Will Be Filed with the SEC
In connection with the Business Combination, Pathfinder has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC that includes a prospectus with respect to Pathfinder’s securities to be issued in connection with the Business Combination and a proxy statement with respect to the stockholder meeting of Pathfinder to vote on the Business Combination. Stockholders of Pathfinder and other interested persons are encouraged to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC because these documents will contain important information about Pathfinder, ServiceMax and the Business Combination. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to stockholders of Pathfinder as of a record date to be established for voting on the Business Combination. Once available, stockholders of Pathfinder will also be able to obtain a copy of the S-4, including the proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC without charge, by directing a request to: Pathfinder Acquisition Corporation, 1950 University Avenue, Suite 350, Palo Alto, California 94303. The preliminary and definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).
Participants in the Solicitation
Pathfinder and ServiceMax and their respective directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the potential transaction described in this communication under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of Pathfinder and their ownership is set forth in Pathfinder’s filings with the SEC, including the final prospectus filed by Pathfinder on February 18, 2021 relating to Pathfinder’s initial public offering and in its subsequent periodic reports and other filings with the SEC. Additional information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the Pathfinder stockholders in connection with the potential transaction can be found in the registration statement containing the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Pathfinder Acquisition Corporation, 1950 University Avenue, Suite 350, Palo Alto, California 94303.
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