William E. Mayer
William E. Mayer is the lead Independent Director of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation. Since 1999, Mr. Mayer has been a partner at Park Avenue Equity Partners, L.P. (“Park Avenue”), which he co-founded. From 1996 until the formation of Park Avenue, Mr. Mayer was a founding Partner of Development Capital, which invested in private and public companies. From the fall of 1992 until December 1996, Mr. Mayer was a professor and Dean of the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Mayer 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, from 1967 to 1990. During his career at The First Boston Corporation, Mr. Mayer held numerous management positions including President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mayer is currently a board member of Hambrecht Partners Holdings, LLC (a financial services firm) and Rosemore, Inc. (a family office). Up until 2021, Mr. Mayer was a director of Premier, Inc. (a healthcare company) and a director of Lee Enterprises (a newspaper company). Mr. Mayer has been a director of numerous public, private and not-for- profit boards over the years. Mr. Mayer is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute. Mr. Mayer holds a B.S. degree and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Maryland.