Board of Directors
Russell S. King
Russell King is President of King Capital Corporation, a privately held investment firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. King Capital Corporation is a private investment management firm with both active and passive investments in a variety of public and private companies. Russell has also been an active investor in several Twin Cities based private companies in a variety of industries including medical device, communications technology and community banking. Prior to joining King Capital in 2006, Russell spent almost 20 years within the Minneapolis investment banking community.
Russell serves as Chairman and President of the Peter J. King Family Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Hospital Foundation, a foundation supporting United Hospital in St. Paul. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of NimbeLink, Corp, and Totino Grace High School in Fridley, Minnesota, his alma mater.
Russell holds a Masters of Science in Management with a concentration in Finance from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
James A. Weichert
Jim Weichert is the general manager of JAWCO, LLC, a private consulting firm and real estate investor. The real estate is primarily multi-family housing. Jim has a number of entrepreneurial business activities that are in various stages of development. Prior to forming JAWCO, LLC, Jim spent 39 years at Deloitte Tax, LLP where he retired as a tax partner.
Jim serves as a board member of the Peter J. King Family Foundation as well as the Treasurer and board member of MicroGrants and Our Fair Carousel. Jim had also served on the boards and was past Chairman of the Salvation Army of the Twin Cities and Minnesota Diversified Industries.
Jim graduated from the University of Saint Mary’s in Winona, Minnesota with a BA in accounting.
Stephen D. Higgins
Stephen Higgins is the retired CEO of Stephen D. Higgins, Ltd., a CPA firm that specialized in tax consulting for larger family owned businesses. Prior to forming his own firm he was with Touche Ross & Co, the predecessor to Deloitte, an international accounting firm.
Stephen serves as Secretary and Director of the Peter J. King Family Foundation. He also serves as a director and trustee for a number of private companies and trusts.
Stephen attended the University of Minnesota with a minor in electrical engineering and a major in business.
James C. Teal
Jim Teal is the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Credit Officer of Hitachi Capital America Vendor Services. HCAVS is the vendor leasing and finance division of Hitachi Capital America Corp. and focuses on providing custom finance programs for manufacturers and resellers. HCAVS acquired Creekridge Capital in 2016 where Jim has served since 2007. Prior to that, Jim was the EVP – Finance & Operations for Sunrise International Leasing Corporation. He started his career at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Jim serves as a Director of the Peter J. King Family Foundation. Jim also serves on the boards of other non-profit organizations.
Jim graduated from the University of South Dakota with a BS in Accounting.