Charles Martin

Chairman, CEO, CIO, Mont Pelerin Capital, LLC

Charles D. Martin is the Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of the Management Company. In this capacity he bears the responsibility for the investment strategy and performance of the Fund. Mr. Martin (69) is a highly seasoned investor in a broad range of asset classes, but particularly in the corporate equities world. He has been an active investor in the stock market for over 40 years. He founded Enterprise Partners in 1984, the largest venture capital firm in Southern California, and served its managing partner until his retirement in 1999. During the term of his management the funds operated by the firm were among the best performing venture capital funds in the nation. In 1987 Mr. Martin founded Westar Capital, a buyout/private equity investment firm, and was active in its leadership until his retirement in 2000. During the period of his leadership, the firm produced exceptional investment returns. Mr. Martin was also the co-owner of TEC International, an international membership and management development organization for company Presidents and CEOs over a period of approximately 25 years until its merger into Knowledge Universe in 1998. From 1976 to 1984 he operated a consulting practice in corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Martin currently serves on the Regent’s Investment Advisory Committees for the University of California and the Investment Committee for the University of California, Irvine, and previously Chaired the Investment Committee for Chapman University. Early in his career, Mr. Martin served in various senior executive roles with companies in the electronic systems and computer services industry: Systems Engineering Lab (co-founder/CEO), Systems, Science & Software and Systems Development Corporation (SDC, spun off from the RAND Corporation).

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