William E. Mayer

William E. Mayer is a 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 Premier, Lee Enterprises, and a member of the Boards of Trustees of Columbia Group of Mutual Funds. He was Chairman of the Aspen Institute from 2000 to 2008 and is currently on its Executive Committee. He is also past Chairman of the Board of the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of Miller Buckfire and a board member of Acumen, the Rubin Museum and the Atlantic Council. He is also a member of the Board of Governors at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a board member of Global Health Corps and Vice Chairman of the Middle East Investment Initiative. Mr. Mayer was named to the 2013 NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors), which honors leaders in corporate governance and in the boardroom. Mr. Mayer was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a BS and an MBA from the University of Maryland.