Mr. Edward H. Ross is Chief Executive Officer at Fidus Investment Advisors LLC, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Fidus Investment Corp., and Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Fidus Capital LLC.
He has more than 20 years of debt and equity capital investing experience with lower middle-market companies
Prior to co-founding Fidus Capital, Mr. Ross was a Managing Director and the head of the Chicago office for Allied Capital Corporation, a publicly traded business development company with approximately $4.5 billion in assets focused on making debt and equity investments in middle market companies.
He has many years of alternative asset investing experience with middle market companies. Most recently, he was responsible for all investing activities of Allied's Chicago office and a member of Allied's Private Finance Investment Committee. Prior to joining Allied, he was with Wachovia Securities.
He co-founded Leveraged Capital, the merchant banking arm of Wachovia's investment bank.
He currently serves on the boards of Driven Brands, Inc. (formerly Meineke Holding Company) and Financial Pacific Company.
Mr. Ross received earned a bachelor of arts from Southern Methodist University and a master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.