Marcia Page, the co-founder and executive chair of Varde Partners as well as a member of the Carlson School Board of Overseers and an MBA alum, has been inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.
As a co-founder of Varde, Page has held numerous roles over the firm’s 20+ year history, most recently as co-CEO and Co-CIO, overseeing its global investment strategy and management as well as serving as the co-chairman of its investment committee. As executive chair, she retains her seat on the investment committee, chairs the partner committee, and leads key initiatives of the firm.
Page graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a BA in economics and received her MBA from the Carlson School. Aside from serving on the Carlson School Board of Overseers, she is on the board of trustees at Gustavus Adolphus and is a member of the Committee of 200, an organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. She co-chaired the Committee of 200 MBA Reachout Event at the Carlson School in early April.
Prior to founding Värde in 1993, Page served as vice president of EBF & Associates, an alternative investment firm. There, she helped establish Merced Partners, an investment partnership. Prior to EBF & Associates, she traded distressed and high-yield bonds and managed fixed income portfolios at Cargill. She is interested in women’s issues in the U.S. and abroad and harbors a growing interest in the use of direct lending to empower women and affect change in their lives.