Mr. Ferguson is a Trustee of the Fund and a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Ferguson is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Vicente Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based investment firm providing capital to privately held growth companies across North America. Prior to co-founding Vicente in 2009, Mr. Ferguson was a partner at Kline Hawkes & Company, which he joined at the firm’s inception in 1995.
Mr. Ferguson began his career as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co., where he was a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Group and the General Corporate Finance Group. From 1989 to 1994, he worked on over 30 public and private transactions for numerous emerging growth and middle-market companies. Mr. Ferguson has been a member of the board of directors of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (“MPAA”) since June 2016 and has served as MPAA’s lead independent director since March 2020.
In addition to serving on the board of MPAA, Mr. Ferguson currently serves on the board of directors of Global LT, Inc., SportsMEDIA Technology and Intellectual Technology, Inc., and is a member of the board of trustees of The Wildwood School, the Treasurer of the Robert Toigo Foundation and a member of the Board of Advisors at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Mr. Ferguson received a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.