2006 Outstanding Alumni Service Award Winner
Jay Ferguson '94
Jay Ferguson, Partner, joined the firm at inception. He is a member of the investment committees for Kline Hawkes California, L.P. and Kline Hawkes Pacific, L.P. and has been actively involved in substantially all of Kline Hawkes’ investments since the firm’s inception. Selected current and past board seats and board observer positions include: Advanced Products Corporation, MicroNet Technologies, Evant, Overture Services (formerly GoTo.com), CampusLink Communications, TranSoft Networks, UFO Communications and Via Medical. Mr. Ferguson previously worked in the investment banking industry for both Merrill Lynch & Co. and Smith Barney Inc. While at Merrill Lynch, he was a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Group and the General Corporate Finance Group. From 1989 to 1994, he worked on over 30 public and private transactions for numerous emerging growth and middle market companies, raising in excess of $4 billion.
Mr. Ferguson received a B.B.A in Finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. At the Anderson School, he was named a Toigo Fellow and a Venture Capital Fellow. He also interned with Warburg, Pincus & Co. Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Wildwood School. In June 2006, he was named to Black MBA Magazine’s list of “Top 50 Under 50” Corporate Executives for 2006. Mr. Ferguson is a past-president of the Anderson School’s Alumni Association and former member of the Board of Visitors at the Anderson School. He is a former member of the Steering Committee for the Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular, and served on the Board of Governors for NASBIC from 1999-2001.