Daily News: May 3, 2012

Victory Park Capital Adds Eight New Hires in Three Offices

Victory Park Capital, an alternative asset management firm that provides direct financing solutions to small cap and middle-market companies, has made eight new hires over the last nine months to support the company’s growth. The hires deepen VPC’s expertise in its Chicago and Boston offices and expand the firm’s footprint in New York with a new managing director.

“We are fortunate to have experienced such accelerated growth, which has enabled us to expand our operations through these new talent acquisitions,” said Richard Levy, managing partner of VPC. “As we continue to position the firm for growth, it’s critical that we are bringing the right level of expertise to the table to service the changing needs of our expanding and diversified portfolio. It’s equally important that the hires we make align with VPC’s value proposition and culture. I’m so pleased to welcome a class of talent that exemplifies these criteria.”

New senior hires include:

  • Managing Director Nick Hailey will be responsible for leading the firm’s advisory and origination efforts across the ecommerce, Internet and digital media sectors. Hailey brings over 15 years of experience as a strategic advisor, M&A specialist and technology industry business executive and was formerly head of the New York office of Revolution Partners, the Technology Investment Banking Division of Morgan Keegan.
  • Vice President Derek Ferguson will serve as an investment professional in VPC’s Chicago office. Ferguson was previously a Vice President with Maxim Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on entrepreneurial companies in the lower middle market.

    In addition, VPC also added one senior associate, two associates, a financial analyst and two middle office professionals.