Dan Hennessy is the Founder and the Managing Partner of Hennessy Capital LLC, an alternative investment firm he founded in 2013 to focus on sustainable industrial technology and infrastructure and real estate technology sectors. Since March 2019, Mr. Hennessy has served as Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV (NASDAQ: HCAC), which in August 2020 announced a definite agreement for an initial business combination with Canoo Holdings Ltd, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. He serves as Senior Advisor to PropTech Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: PTAC), a special purpose acquisition company targeting businesses in the real estate technology industry, which in July 2020 announced a definitive agreement for an initial business combination with Porch.com, which is currently expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. Mr. Hennessy has served as a director of SIRVA, a global leader of outsourced B2B mobility solutions and portfolio holding of Madison Dearborn Partners, since August 2018. From January 2017 to October 2018, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III, which merged with NRC Group Holdings, LLC, a global provider of comprehensive environmental, compliance and waste management services, now known as US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) and served as a director from January 2017 to October 2019. From April 2015 to February 2017, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II, which merged with Daseke in February 2017 and is now known as Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) and since February 2017, has served as its Vice Chairman. From September 2013 to February 2015, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), and previously served as a director from September 2013 to April 2019. From 1988 to 2016, Mr. Hennessy served as a Partner at Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC (“CHS”), a middle-market private equity investment firm he co-founded in 1988. Prior to forming CHS, Mr. Hennessy was employed by Citicorp from 1984 to 1988 as head of the Midwest Region for Citicorp Mezzanine Investments and Vice President and Team Leader with Citicorp Leveraged Capital Group. He began his career in 1981 in the energy lending group at Continental Illinois National Bank (now Bank of America) where he was a Banking Officer.
Mr. Hennessy holds a BA degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and has dedicated over 25 years serving non profit healthcare, higher education and conservation organizations including Board leadership positions at the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, National MS Society, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Georgetown University and Yellowstone Park Foundation.