Alexander Coleman, AST & Science Board of Directors

Alexander Coleman
Chairman, New Providence Acquisition Corp.

Alexander Coleman has 20 years of institutional private equity experience, focused predominantly on U.S. based middle-market companies. Most recently, Mr. Coleman has served as NPA's Chairman of the Board since June 2019 and is the founder and Managing Partner of Annex Capital Management LLC, a U.S. based private equity group founded in 2004. Annex Capital focuses on making control investments in middle-market companies in a broad array of industries, and also acquires distressed debt and direct equity in the secondary market. Concurrently with Annex, Mr. Coleman was a Co-Head and Managing Partner of Citicorp Venture Capital, Citi's New York based leveraged buyout fund. Mr. Coleman was also a Managing Partner of Sea Hunter, a specialized fund focused on the evolving global cannabis market and a predecessor to Tilt Holdings. Prior to these positions, from 1996 through to 2004, Mr. Coleman was a Managing Investment Partner and co-Head of Dresdner Kleinwort Capital LLC, Dresdner Bank's North American merchant banking group. While at Dresdner, Mr. Coleman oversaw the bank's U.S. based private equity businesses, which included control and minority equity investing, mezzanine, distressed senior debt and, for a period of time, a fund-of-funds program. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Coleman worked with several groups while at Citi, including the Media Group, the Restructuring Group and Citicorp Venture Capital. Mr. Coleman has served as a Director and Chairman of the Board for numerous private and public companies, including Remy Inc., StackTeck Systems Ltd., Maxcess International, TeleCorp PCS, Hypercube (f/k/a KMC Telecom), Mrs. Field's Famous Brands Inc., Gardenburger Inc., NurseFinders Inc., Waddington International, Inc. and JAC Products, Inc. Mr. Coleman received an M.B.A. from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont.