Malon Wilkus is the founder of American Capital and has been the Chief Executive Officer and President since the company's inception in 1986; he is also the Chairman of the company. He is a recognized leader in implementing and financing management and employee buyouts of subsidiaries, divisions and product lines of major corporations. Mr. Wilkus has been a frequent speaker and has published a number of articles on the subject.
Mr. Wilkus was past chairman of the National Center for Employee Ownership and was a member of the Board of Governors of the ESOP Association. He has served on the board of over a dozen middle market companies in a variety of industries.
During 1986, Mr. Wilkus also served as President of Working Assets, a mutual fund with assets in excess of $100 million. From 1982 until the beginning of 1986, Mr. Wilkus was Vice President and Director of Marketing of Calvert Securities Corporation, a $2 billion investment management company. As Director of Marketing, Mr. Wilkus was responsible for distribution and development of eleven different mutual funds.