Hakan Ergulec is Vice President at Blue 9 Capital, a New York based private equity and venture capital firm. Hakan has over 20 years of experience working with small and mid-sized businesses and advising on issues pertaining to financing, strategy and operations. Hakan has resided on the boards of several companies and successfully led turnaround and restructuring initiatives for various companies. Early in his career, Hakan worked as an Associate at Inductis, a Mckinsey spin-off, providing strategy consulting and investment advice to Fortune 500 financial services companies. Hakan is a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. He graduated from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in 1996 with a B.S. in software engineering and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 2002. Hakan is an active member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and is an avid swimmer as a member of a NYC based US Masters swim team.