Mr. Watson was appointed our senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and corporate secretary, effective October 15, 2015. Mr. Watson is a certified public accountant and has held senior financial positions with public and private companies for over 15 years. Mr. Watson was the chief financial officer of Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) from 2010 until 2015, and also served as its treasurer from 2012 until 2015.
In addition, Mr. Watson was the chief financial officer of Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD) from 2011 until 2013 and served as its treasurer from 2012 until 2015. Gladstone Investment Corporation and Gladstone Capital Corporation are closed-end, non-diversified management investment companies. Prior to Gladstone, Mr. Watson served as director of Portfolio Accounting of MCG Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: MCGC) from 2007 until 2010. Mr. Watson holds a Bachelor of Science from Washington & Lee University and an MBA degree from the University of Maryland.