Victory Park Capital Expands Leadership Team
Apr 30, 2014
CHICAGO – Victory Park Capital (VPC), an asset management firm focused on middle-market debt and equity investments, promoted two investment professionals in its Chicago office, further strengthening the firm’s leadership team.
The new appointments are as follows:
- Derek Ferguson, Principal. Derek will develop and maintain value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for VPC’s investments. He will also manage the sourcing, analysis and execution of direct private debt and equity investments in the industrials, energy and natural resources and healthcare sectors for VPC. Derek will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of VPC’s portfolio companies Enteris Biopharma, Inc. and Surefire Industries Holdings, Inc.
- Chad Peterson, Principal. Chad will develop and maintain value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for VPC’s investments. He will also oversee the sourcing, analysis, execution and management of direct private debt and equity investments in the consumer, restaurant, gaming, lodging and leisure sectors for VPC. Chad will continue to serve as a member the Board of Directors of VPC’s portfolio company VPC Pizza Operating Corp. (Giordano’s).
“The expansion of our leadership team reflects our initiative to build a strong foundation and more structured platform,” said Richard Levy, co-founder and managing partner of VPC. “These individuals’ contributions to the team are invaluable and their new roles will impact the development of our firm significantly as we continue to position for growth.”
About Victory Park Capital
Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC (“VPC”) is a privately held, SEC-registered, global alternative investment firm. VPC provides opportunistic capital solutions to both emerging and established businesses with an expertise investing across various sectors where traditional sources of capital are limited. The firm’s differentiated offerings leverage an extensive network of industry relationships, disciplined deal origination, creative financing capabilities and broad credit structuring and special situations expertise. The firm was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.victoryparkcapital.com.