Frank Kavanaugh was appointed to Force Protection’s board of directors in December 2003, and became Chairman in January 2005. He currently serves as the managing director of Fort Ashford Funds, LLC, a provider of secured bridge loans, and is a principal of equity investment firm Ashford Capital, LLC, through which he has served in several executive and operational management positions at portfolio companies for the past 10 years. He co-founded and served as President of QuickStart Technologies and previously held positions at Microsoft and Hewlett Packard.
Mr. Kavanaugh earned a Bachelor’s degree in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine and a Master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University. He also serves on several community boards including the Child Guidance Center of Orange County, and the board of advisors at Chapman University's Leatherby Center.