PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - Aequitas Capital, a Portland, Ore.-based alternative asset management company, announced that R. Scott Wood has joined the firm as General Counsel.
Mr. Wood is responsible for driving the firm's legal strategy and managing the day-to-day operations of the legal team. He has extensive experience providing counsel to organizations regarding employee relations, contracts, finance, corporate and transactional matters, and corporate governance matters.
"Aequitas Capital is fortunate to have an accomplished attorney with Scott Wood's depth and breadth of experience," stated Aequitas CEO Bob Jesenik. "We operate a complex business in a heavily regulated industry. Scott has the expertise to help ensure that Aequitas and our investors' interests are vigorously served."
"I have been privileged to participate in some impressive business success stories in my career," added Mr. Wood. "Aequitas Capital is another such story, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of it."
Prior to joining Aequitas, Mr. Wood served as General Counsel for Oregon-based Holiday Retirement, the nation's leading independent living provider for seniors. Holiday Retirement operates more than 300 senior living communities across the United States and Canada, and employs over 13,000 employees in 47 states and 7 provinces.
Mr. Wood served as General Counsel for Golfsmith Golf & Tennis, a premier golf retailer in the United States and Canada, which he helped take public in 2006. He also was Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Information Technology at FranklinCovey Co. Before entering business law, Mr. Wood was a litigator at the firm of Epperson & Rencher P.C. (now Epperson & Owens) in Salt Lake City.
Mr. Wood is a member of the Oregon, Texas and Utah Bar associations. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU.
About Aequitas Capital:
Founded in 1993, Aequitas Capital is an alternative asset management company dedicated to innovation, discipline and excellence. With proven expertise in finance, management and technology, Aequitas sources, structures and implements Private Credit and Private Equity solutions, benefiting the individuals and institutions that trust it as a valuable investment partner.