Eric WedbushManaging Director
“Through my experiences as a business owner, I have learned that it takes great vision and passion to build a successful company. It’s very rewarding to perpetuate the visions and legacies of entrepreneurs by providing incremental capital and resources. The whole process is inspiring, particularly collaborating with my colleagues to formulate a common position and drawing upon our unique backgrounds to establish strategies to bring value to a growing business.”
Eric began his private equity career in 1987 managing an institutional investment partnership focused on lower middle-market companies at Wedbush Securities. He is experienced in all aspects of providing financial advisory services to private and public middle market companies and entrepreneurs. In addition to being a Managing Director of Wedbush Capital, Eric is the President of WEDBUSH, Inc. In this role, he directs WEDBUSH's strategic initiatives and serves on its Board of Directors.
Previously, Eric spent ten years with Wedbush Securities in its Equity Capital Markets Group in the positions of Director of Equity Research and, prior to that, Managing Director of Investment Banking. In these roles, he advised middle market companies and institutional investors on equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts. Eric has particular depth of knowledge in the consumer products and services, basic manufacturing and financial services industries.
Eric enjoys spending time outdoors. He coaches his children’s sports teams and otherwise can be found at the beach in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
Current Boards of Directors:
- Reyn Spooner
- ONE Industries
- Passport Food Group
- BATS Trading (board observer)
- WEDBUSH, Inc.
- Wedbush Bank
- Wedbush Securities
- Lime Brokerage
- The Anderson School at University of California, Los Angeles, M.B.A.
- San Diego State University, B.S. in Finance