Jeffrey Bede, '98
ORIX Growth Capital
As head of ORIX Growth Capital, Jeffrey Bede leads the group’s investment efforts, investment strategy, portfolio management and capital raising. 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 has been with ORIX Growth Capital since 2007 and is responsible for its investments in BroadSoft (BSFT), Virtustream, Quench (WAAS), Kaltura, Ticketfly, CustomInk, Shotspotter (SSTI) and Undertone, among many others.
Before joining ORIX Corporation 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 has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.