Chairman of the Board
Eric Wedbush has been investing in and advising private and public middle market companies for over twenty years. Currently, he directs Wedbush’s investment activities, oversees its strategic initiatives, and serves on the Board of Directors. His investment experience includes leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity, negotiated investments into public companies, and venture capital. His specific industry experience and focus includes consumer products and services, basic manufacturing, financial services, environmental and specialty retailing.
Prior to joining Wedbush Capital Partners in 2000, Eric spent ten years as an executive with Wedbush Securities in the Equity Capital Markets Group, most recently as the Director of Equity Research. Prior to his role as Director of Research, Eric was a Managing Director of Investment Banking where he advised middle market companies and institutional investors on equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts.
Eric completed several management buyouts and growth financings for lower middle market companies throughout his career with Wedbush Capital Partners.
Eric currently serves on the Boards of Wedbush Securities, Lime Brokerage, and The UCLA Anderson School of Management Price Center Board of Advisors. Additionally, he serves as a Managing Director of both Wedbush Capital Partners and is the President of Wedbush Asset Management.
Eric holds an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at University of California, Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from San Diego State University.