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A Vietnam veteran, he is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren (soon to be 5).
He founded American Capital, Ltd. in 1986, and was its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) until 2017, at which time it was sold for $4.1 billion. From 1997 to 2017, American Capital traded on Nasdaq under the symbol “ACAS” and produced a 14% annual return, including dividends not reinvested. American Capital had over $100 billion in assets under management and, both directly and through its global asset management business, originated, underwrote and managed investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. Mr. Wilkus also founded European Capital Limited in 2005, a private equity and mezzanine fund operating in Europe, and was its Chairman and CEO until 2017. American Capital and its affiliates invested from $5 million to $300 million per company in North America and €5 million to €100 million per company in Europe.
He has served on the boards of over a dozen companies in various industries. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland.
Ms. Cruz is currently the CFO of Columbia Ventures Corporation, a family office, and serves as the Board Chair of Pocketinet Communications Inc., a subsidiary company. She is a CPA, holds an MBA from Portland State University and a BBA from the University of Portland.