2011 Milken Institute Summit
President, European Capital Financial Services, an affiliate of American Capital Ltd.
Ira Wagner is president of European Capital Financial Services, an affiliate of American Capital Ltd. He joined American Capital in 1986, left to work as a senior vice president at MONY Capital Markets, and rejoined American Capital in 1997 as a principal. Before being named president of European Capital Financial Services in 2005, Wagner held several roles at the company, including executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Capital, and president of European Private Finance. In these roles, he was instrumental in American Capital′s growth during that period and the development of its European private finance platform. In addition, Wagner led the development of American Capital′s Syndications Team, which is responsible for placing senior debt underwritten by American Capital, and managed the CLO platform, both in New York. Prior to earning his M.B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wagner was the co-founder of a business that distributed imported auto parts in western New England.