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DAVID GLADSTONE, one of America's leading venture capital executives, serves as Chairman of Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD). He has more than 25 years of experience making investments in small and medium size businesses. Until 2001 he was Chariman of American Capital Strategies, a billion-dollar LBO fund. Before that, Gladstone was Chairman and CEO of Allied Capital a large venture capital fund, joining that fund when it had only $9 million in capital, and grew it to over $750 million in assets. He is author of Venture Capital Handbook and Venture Capital Investing (both Prentice Hall PTR). Gladstone holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
LAURA GLADSTONE, a principal with Gladstone Capital Corporation, has more than 10 years' experience investing and lending to businesses. Prior to joining Gladstone Capital, she was with HSBC as a loan officer and with ING Barings as a analyst. She was also with Allied Capital Corporation.