Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

Co-Founder, Peterson Capital Group
WHY: Launched Peterson Capital after 2018 departure as Microsemi CEO, following $10.3B sale of company to Microchip Technology Inc. Took 6.4% stake in internet security company Lantronix. Microsemi had been the fourth-largest chipmaker in OC. 

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RECENT: He and his wife, Sheila, heading UCI’s $2B fundraising campaign, dubbed “Brilliant Future,” the largest-ever fundraising campaign in the history of Orange County.

QUOTABLE: “We’re going to be active chairs, doing our part to inspire and motivate others to donate not only their money, but time and effort,” Jimmy P. told Business Journal.