Investment firm Victory Park Capital has promoted both Derek Ferguson and Chad Peterson to the position of principal. Both are based in the firm’s Chicago office.
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 is a privately held registered investment advisor dedicated to alternative investing through the management of private investment funds. As specialists in non-traditional investments, VPC focuses on niche credit and private equity opportunities in both distressed and improving middle market companies across a diversified range of industries. Whether as a lender or a control investor, VPC seeks to identify opportunities where it believes the potential for reward outweighs the risks entailed. Founded in 2007, VPC is headquartered in Chicago with additional resources in Boston, New York and San Francisco. For further information, visit: http://www.victoryparkcapital.com/.