Rob Heyvaert, Executive Chairman, Director

Rob Heyvaert is the Executive Chairman of Motive Capital Corp. Mr. Heyvaert is the Founder and Managing Partner of Motive Partners. Mr. Heyvaert is an experienced financial technology executive and entrepreneur, founding two industry leading global financial services and technology consulting firms.

Mr. Heyvaert started his first company, Cimad Consultants, at age 24 and built a real-time capital markets settlement engine that became the backbone of European clearing and settlement. Under his leadership, Cimad evolved into one of the leading consulting and software firms. Cimad was later sold to IBM, where Mr. Heyvaert was appointed global General Manager of Securities and Capital Markets.

Mr. Heyvaert then founded Capco at age 34, which went on to become a leader in financial technology advisory and execution. As a result of Mr. Heyvaert’s strong leadership and longstanding company values, Capco currently generates hundreds of millions of dollars of revenues and serves a multitude of financial services companies. The firm has an established global presence across North America, Europe and Asia. Following the sale of Capco to FIS in 2010, he served as Corporate Executive Vice President of Global Financial Solutions of FIS. Mr. Heyvaert was part of FIS's Executive Management Committee and held corporate responsibility for Enterprise Strategy. He oversaw the $9.1bn acquisition of Sungard by FIS, one of the largest financial technology acquisitions to date.


Blythe Masters, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Blythe Masters is the Chief Executive Officer of Motive Capital Corp. Ms. Masters is a financial services and fintech executive and an Industry Partner at Motive Partners. Ms. Masters is the Former CEO of Digital Asset, the leading enterprise blockchain fintech company responsible for the Australian Securities Exchange’s ground breaking post trade infrastructure replacement project.

Ms. Masters was previously a senior executive at J.P. Morgan, where she worked for 27 years. Senior executive roles included being a member of the Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee and firmwide Executive Committee. Ms. Masters' positions included Head of Global Commodities, Head of Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs, CFO of the Investment Bank, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy and Head of Structured Credit.

Ms. Masters serves as Board Member of A.P. Møller Maersk, Board Chair of Phunware, Inc and Board Member of GCM Grosvenor. She is currently proposed as a Board and Audit Committee Member of Credit Suisse Group AG, and serves on the International Advisory Board of Santander Group and the Board of Santander's Open Digital Services. Ms. Masters is a member of the Advisory Board of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce, Figure Technologies, as well as a member of the Brookings Institution Taskforce on Financial Stability and P.R.I.M.E. Finance (the Hague based Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance).

Ms. Masters is a graduate and Senior Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge where she received a B.A. in Economics.


Kristy Trieste, Chief Financial Officer, Director

Kristy Trieste is the Chief Financial Officer of Motive Capital Corp. Ms. Trieste is a Founding Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Motive Partners. Prior to joining Motive Partners, Ms. Trieste served as Managing Director of Finance and Operations at Corsair Capital, where she was responsible for the accounting and tax, investor reporting, valuations, and operations functions. Prior to joining Corsair, she was an Associate in the Finance and Administration group within the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs. At Goldman Sachs, Ms. Trieste primarily focused on the accounting, reporting and operations of the Capital Partners funds. Before joining Goldman Sachs, she was an Assistant Vice President within the finance division of Corporate Investments at Deutsche Bank AG, where she accounted for proprietary direct investments and private equity fund interests. She also worked at Ernst & Young LLP leaving as a Manager.

Ms. Trieste serves on the NY PE and VC FEA Board, a national affinity group administered by First Republic Bank. Ms. Trieste earned a B.B.A in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Stephen C. Daffron, Independent Director

Stephen C. Daffron is a member of the Board of Directors of Motive Capital Corp. Mr. Daffron is a Co-Founder and Industry Partner at Motive Partners. He is also currently the President of Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of data and analytics. As President, Mr. Daffron leads the company’s growth strategy, execution, and operations. In addition, Mr. Daffron serves as a member on the Board of Directors of LMRKTS.

Prior to joining Motive Partners, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Data, a private equity-backed firm, which was sold to the Intercontinental Exchange. Prior to Interactive Data, Mr. Daffron was the Global Head of Technology, Operations, and Data at Morgan Stanley, where he led an organization of 17,000 and served on the firm’s Management and Risk Committees. Before returning to the sell-side, Mr. Daffron was Chief Operating Officer at Jim Simon's Renaissance Technologies. Earlier aspects of his long career in finance and technology include over a decade at Goldman Sachs, where he pioneered the re-engineering of operations and technology functions across payments, derivative processing, credit risk/collateral control, and investment management. Mr. Daffron was involved in the creation of one of the earliest electronic trading systems used for commodity futures and options in the early 1990s.

Mr. Daffron earned a B.S. from USMA, and a MBA, MA, M.Ph. and Ph.D. from Yale.


Dina Dublon, Independent Director

Dina Dublon is a member of the Board of Directors of Motive Capital Corp and Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Dublon currently serves as a Board member of PepsiCo, T Rowe Price Group and serves on the Independent Audit Quality Committee of Ernst & Young. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, member of the board of the Westchester Land Trust (WLT) and Co-Chairs Columbia Cancer Center (HICC) Advisory Council.

Previously, Ms. Dublon was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of J.P Morgan Chase & Co. from 1998 until her retirement in 2004. During her time at J.P Morgan Chase & Co., Ms. Dublon played a key role in negotiations and merger integration of Chemical Bank with Manufacturers Hanover, Chase, J.P Morgan and Bank One. Earlier positions held at J.P Morgan Chase & Co. and its predecessor companies included Corporate Treasurer, Managing Director of the Financial Institutions division and Head of Asset Liability Management. Ms. Dublon has previously served on the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank, the Board of Accenture, the Board of Microsoft, was a faculty member of Harvard Business School and worked at Bank Hapoalim in Israel. Ms. Dublon has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Women’s Refugee Commission and Global Fund for Women. Ms. Dublon has been featured on the Fortune list of the 50 most powerful women in business and has been honored as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference” by many organizations.

Ms. Dublon earned a B.A. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.


Jill M. Considine, Independent Director

Jill M. Considine is a member of the Board of Directors of Motive Capital Corp, and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Considine currently serves as a director of Mizuho Americas, Mizuho Securities USA, Mizuho Bank (USA), and the Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC). Ms. Considine is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economics Club of New York.

Previously, Ms. Considine has served as Chairman, non-executive director, Chair of remuneration committee, and has been a member of the audit and nomination committees of the London Clearing House. She also has served as director of Atlantic Mutual Insurance Companies, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Ambac Financial Group, and as the Chairman of Butterfield Fulcrum Group. Ms. Considine was a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for six years, serving as Chairman of the Audit and Operational Risk Committee. She was appointed as a trustee of the AIG Credit Facility Trust by the Federal Reserve Bank of NY and the US Treasury and served from 2009 until 2011.

Prior, Ms. Considine served as Senior Advisor of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and its subsidiaries from 2007 to 2008, Chairman from 2006 to 2007, and as both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2006. Before DTCC, Ms. Considine served as the President of the New York Clearing House Association from 1993 to 1998. She served as a Managing Director, Chief Administrative Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors of American Express Bank Ltd. from 1991 to 1993, prior to which was the New York State Superintendent of Banks from 1985 to 1991.

Ms. Considine has served on the Group of Thirty Steering Committee on global clearance and settlement and as a member and speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ms. Considine was a Presidential appointee to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations from 2003-2004. She was named Six Sigma Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award in 2006 and one of Crain’s New York Business 100 Most Influential Women in Business. Ms. Considine earned a B.A with honors from St John’s University, attended Bryn Mawr College, received an M.B.A. with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and has an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from St. Johns University.


Paula Madoff, Independent Director

Paula Madoff is a member of the Board of Directors of Motive Capital Corp and Chair of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Madoff currently serves as an Advisor to The Goldman Sachs Group. Ms. Madoff serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Power Corp of Canada, Great-West Lifeco, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust, Tradeweb, Beacon, and ICE Benchmark Administration, where she is also Chair of the ICE LIBOR Oversight Committee.

Ms. Madoff has been with Goldman Sachs for 25 years where she was most recently a Partner and Head of Sales and Distribution for Interest Rate Products and Mortgages until her retirement from this position in August 2017. She has held several additional leadership positions at Goldman, including Advisory Director, Co-Chair of the Retirement Committee, overseeing all 401(k) and pension plan assets, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Mitsui Marine Derivatives Products, L.P., and was a member of its Securities Division Operating Committee and Firmwide New Activity Committee. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ms. Madoff was in Mergers and Acquisitions at Wasserstein Perella & Co. and in Corporate and Real Estate Finance at Bankers Trust.

Ms. Madoff is a 2018 David Rockefeller Fellow, a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board, a member of the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Women’s Leadership Board, and a Director of Hudson River Park Friends. Ms. Madoff received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics, Cum Laude, from Lafayette College.