McLaren Technology Acquisition Corp.

McLaren Technology Acquisition Corp is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) aiming for combinations with targets in sectors spanning Banking and Technology.

About Us

McLaren Technology Acquisition Corp. is designed to accelerate and monetize value for entrepreneurs who innovate in the Banking and Financial services sector using deep technologies.

The management team have worked closely together for nearly 20 years to build multi-Billion-dollar global technology companies that solved hard problems for Fortune 500 enterprises. We have a successful track record in accelerating revenues, profits and valuations for technology IP-based assets.

Industry innovations over the last decade have resulted in a rich global ecosystem of deep tech banking platforms that cleverly address problems in the Banking and Financial Services sector across a wide range from Customer Experience to Regulatory Compliance.

Accelerated advancements in Artificial Intelligence is expected to unlock $1 Trillion in value for the global banking industry.

We are well positioned to effectively help monetize this value acceleration for select companies globally.


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Our Team

Sajan Pillai, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

  • Chairman, McLaren Ventures
  • Managing Partner, Season Two Ventures
  • Ex-CEO UST Global
  • Led team of 25,000 professionals across 21 countries and 40 offices, generating $1bn+ in annual revenues
  • Secured $250mm investment from Temasek at $1.3bn+ valuation

Rajeev Nair, Chief Financial Officer

  • 20+ years of finance and technology experience
  • Headed Corporate Finance and Investments at UST Global
  • Was strategic advisor to Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University
  • Was VP and Head of AI & Predictive Modeling at CreditOne Bank

Murali Gopalan, Chief Operating Officer

  • 25+ years of commercial and technology leadership experience
  • Was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer at UST Global
  • Currently Head of Advisory & Consulting at McLaren Strategic Ventures

John Vilina, President, Secretary & Director

  • 10+ years of finance and transaction experience.
  • Current COO of McLaren Strategic Ventures and one of three Partners in Season Two Ventures.
  • Prior experience include finance roles at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.

Directors on the Board

Juan Villalonga , Director

  • Former Executive Chairman and CEO of Telef√≥nica Group, growing its market cap from $12B to $100B+
  • Currently a Partner at Lutetia Technology Partners (UK), Strategic Advisor to SparkBeyond (Israel), Advisory Board Member of Aiola (Israel)
  • Previously a partner at McKinsey & Company and CEO for Credit Suisse First Boston (Spain), and Bankers Trust (Spain)

Chris Yoshida , Director

  • Financial services executive with 20+ years of experience in global markets, investment banking and technology.
  • Formerly a Senior Advisor and European Head of Carlyle Capital Solutions at The Carlyle Group.
  • Managing Partner of Pine Tree Partners and currently serves on the Board of Rodin Income Trust, AIX, and Karson Management, and is a Senor Advisor to Rock Springs (Family Office).

Secil Watson , Director

  • Senior Leader with 27 years of experience leading large scale digital transformation in banking and financial technology firms, advising growth stage and Fortune 500 companies in digital and product strategy.
  • Currently a Board Member of Bank of Marin (NASDAQ:BMRC) and Independent Consultant at CDW (NASDAQ:CDW).
  • Former EVP and Head of Digital Solutions for Business at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for digital transformation and innovations in payments, cyber-fraud, and customer experience.

Sunir Kapoor , Director

  • Executive and entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience in global technology businesses in Silicon Valley and Europe.
  • Currently a Board Member of BBVA (NYSE:BBVA) and an Operating Partner at Atlantic Bridge Capital.
  • Former CEO of UBmatrix, the creator of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), and has held senior management positions at Oracle, Microsoft and Novell.