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Karl Peterson


Karl Peterson served as the President and CEO of Pace Holdings Corp., one of Playa’s predecessor companies, since its inception. Mr. Peterson is a Senior Partner of TPG Global, LLC (“TPG”) and is the Managing Partner of TPG Pace Group, TPG’s effort to sponsor SPACs and other permanent capital solutions for companies. Since rejoining TPG in 2004, Mr. Peterson has led investments for the firm in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors and oversaw TPG’s European operations from 2010 until 2017. Prior to 2004, he was a co-founder and the president and chief executive officer of, a disruptive travel distribution company. He led the business from its launch through its sale to InterActiveCorp in 2003. Before founding Hotwire, Mr. Peterson was a principal at TPG in San Francisco, and from 1992 to 1995 he was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Peterson currently serves on the boards of Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), Accel Entertainment (NYSE: ACEL), TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. (NYSE: TPGY) and TPG Pace Tech Opportunities (NYSE: PACE). Mr. Peterson also served on the boards of Caesars Acquisition Company from 2013 to 2017, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with High Honors.