William E. Mayer

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William E. Mayer "formed Park Avenue Equity Partners, a private equity fund that invests in middle-market companies. Previously, he was a founding partner of Development Capital. He was a professor and Dean of the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland, and during his tenure, led an effort that made it one of the top 25 ranked business schools in the country. From 1991 to 1992, he served as a professor and Dean of the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. Mr. Mayer worked for The First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse), a major investment bank, for 23 years, during which he held numerous management positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a board member of BlackRock Kelso and Lee Enterprises, and is a trustee of the Columbia Group of Mutual Funds. He is Chairman of the Aspen Institute and Chairman of the Board of the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Mr. Mayer was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a BS and an MBA from the University of Maryland." [1]

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  1. Directors, Acumen Fund, accessed May 15, 2008.
  2. Directors, VisionSpring, accessed September 25, 2008.
  3. Board of Overseers, Aspen Institute (Henry Crown Fellowship Program), accessed May 12, 2010.