As Managing Director and Head of ORIX Growth Capital, Jeffrey Bede leads the group’s investment efforts on the West Coast, as well as in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. He has more than 20 years of successful investing and financial advisory experience–primarily in the technology sector–involving $2 billion of equity, debt and M&A transactions across nearly 100 companies. Mr. Bede is responsible for ORIX Growth Capital’s investments in BroadSoft (BSFT), Virtustream, Quench, Kaltura and Undertone, among others.
Before joining ORIX USA, Mr. Bede provided private equity and M&A advisory services at two boutique investment banks: Chessiecap Securities, where he headed the private placement and valuation practices, and Capital Run, LLC, which he co-founded. He also worked in the technology and private placement groups of Prudential Securities, Volpe Brown Whelan & Company and Dain Rauscher Wessels, as well at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Heitman JMB.
Mr. Bede holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University, and he earned an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago.