John A. Fichthorn has served since April 2017 as Head of Alternative Investments for B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, which is an SEC-registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Prior, Mr. Fichthorn was a Co-Founder of Dialectic Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm, and has been a portfolio manager of the firm since 2003. Mr. Fichthorn has significant experience in accounting and financial matters, withthe unique perspective of representing the interests of a major stockholder, and experience serving on other public company boards. Mr. Fichthorn served as a Director of California Micro Devices from September 2009 until its sale in February 2010. Prior, he was Managing Director of the technology group at Maverick Capital, and an Analyst at Alliance Capital and Quilcap Corporation. Mr. Fichthorn has been a Director of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. since December 2017. He previously served as co-founder and CEO of Dialectic Capital Management, LLC from 2003 to 2017.
Dear Investors, Partners and followers of Maven: I was excited to hear the news that my longtime friend, colleague and Maven board member, Ross Levinsohn, has been appointed CEO of the Los Angeles Times. A number of you have asked what this news means for Maven and Ross’ ongoing involvement with us.