Jim and Sheila Peterson

Jim and Sheila Peterson

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Co-Founder, Peterson Capital Group

WHY: Launched investment firm after May 2018 departure as Microsemi CEO, following $10.3B sale of chipmaker to Microchip Technology. Microsemi had been the fourth-largest chipmaker in OC. On the Business Journal’s 2018 OC 50 list.

 RECENT: Took 6.4% stake in internet security company Lantronix. With wife, Sheila, leading UCI’s $2B capital campaign.

NOTABLE: A-lister in philanthropic circles, corporate engagement. Known as “Jimmy P.”