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Eric W. Richardson has over 18 years of diversified experience as a fund manager and corporate and securities attorney. Mr. Richardson is the founder and President of Cambria Capital, LLC, a FINRA-member investment banking and securities brokerage firm. Mr. Richardson also serves as President of the general partner of Cambria Investment Fund, LP, a fund that makes short-term bridge loans and private equity and structured equity investments in private and publicly-traded emerging growth companies. Prior to forming Cambria Capital and Cambria Investment Fund, Mr. Richardson was the President and Portfolio Manager of Kwai Financial, the venture capital and bridge lending unit of Headwaters Incorporated (NYSE: HW).
Kwai made bridge loans and private equity investments in emerging growth companies in the information technology, media and energy markets. Between 1998 and 1999, Mr. Richardson served as Vice President of Institutional Sales for Imperial Capital, LLC, an NASD-registered broker/dealer, where he was responsible for sales and trading of public and private securities to institutional investors. From 1996 through 1998, Mr. Richardson served as General Counsel and then Chief Operating Officer of Prosoft Learning Corporation (NASDAQ: POSO), a publicly traded company that offers content and certifications relating to information and communications technology workforce skills. Prior to this, Mr. Richardson was a corporate attorney in the Los Angeles office of Shearman & Sterling where he represented institutional lenders in private banking and structured finance transactions. He began his legal career as an associate at New York based Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, focusing on banking, real estate and corporate transactions. Mr. Richardson received his B.A. in 1988 from the University of Southern California and his J.D. in 1991 from the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Richardson is a member of the California Bar Association, and holds the Series 7, 24 and 66 licenses.