Mr. Watson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective August 2022. Previously, Mr. Watson served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary since he joined the company in October 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.