Eric Wedbush has been investing in and advising private and public middle market companies for over twenty years. Currently, Mr. Wedbush directs WEDBUSH's investment activities, oversees its strategic initiatives, and serves on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Wedbush's 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 in 2000, Mr. Wedbush 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, Mr. Wedbush 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.
Mr. Wedbush began his private equity career with Wedbush Capital Partners, an institutional investment partnership where he completed several management buyouts and growth financings for lower middle market companies.
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.
Eric currently serves on the Boards of WEDBUSH, Inc., Wedbush Securities, Lime Brokerage, The UCLA Anderson School of Management Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Board of Advisors, and is a board observer of BATS Trading. Additionally, he serves as a Managing Director of Wedbush Capital Partners and Wedbush Opportunity Partners, and is President of Wedbush Asset Management.