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MARK MANSFIELD NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR IN CALIFORNIA CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC
Newport Beach, CA… Mark Mansfield of Laguna Niguel, CA has been named a Managing Director in California Capital Partners, LLC (CalCap), effective July 1, 2009. He had been a Venture Partner with Cal Cap since January 1, 2007.
Mansfield is a tested leader with a measurable track record, multi-sector experience, and versatile skill sets. He is recognized for the ability to execute consistently in fast-paced entrepreneurial and complex turnaround environments.
Mansfield successfully co-founded a boutique investment bank, which subsequently was purchased by E*OFFERING, the investment bank of E*TRADE Corp. In the capacity of the bank’s President, he actively oversaw sales and trading as well as a broad portfolio of investment companies for which over $100 million in equity financing was secured. Most recently he has led strategic planning workshops throughout the world for the senior management of companies such as Bell Canada, Dow Corning, Eastman Kodak, Casa Cuervo, Covance, Fleetwood, and Pep Boys. He has been recruited as a turnaround manager overseeing exits for venture backed start-ups and has served as a guest lecturer at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Webster University, and Santa Ana College; additionally, he is a member of the advisory board for the Center of Unconventional Security Affairs, University of California, Irvine (UCI).
Mark received an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BA (Top Honors) from the Royal Military College of Canada. After graduation he was commissioned and served four years as a Naval Officer. He is on the Board of the Harvard Business School Association of Orange County (HBSAOC) and is the Co-Chair of the HBSAOC monthly networking breakfast.
California Capital Partners, LLC (“CalCap”) manages venture capital funds focused on entrepreneurial businesses with high growth potential. In addition to funding rapidly
growing companies in technology, life sciences, and other targeted industries, CalCap offers key differentiators for investors and target investment businesses. CalCap’s leadership consists of venture capitalists that collectively have over 75 years of senior management and investment experience. They have completed over 300 capital investments, managed funds totaling over $2 billion in transactions over the past 25 years, and have achieved investment returns in the top decile of their industry. CalCap generally invests in product-stage companies with revenues or near-term revenue potential. The common bond between the CalCap managers is the persistent desire to build successful businesses and help skilled, dynamic entrepreneurs.