Venture Lending & Leasing IX

Filed: 9 Aug 19, 9:52am

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 7, 2019
Venture Lending & Leasing IX, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
MARYLAND 814-01253 82-2040715
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
104 La Mesa Drive, Suite 102, Portola Valley, CA 94028
(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 234-4300

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report): N/A

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Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

At a meeting held on August 7, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Venture Lending & Leasing IX, Inc. (the “Fund”) appointed Judith N. Bornstein as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of the Fund, to be effective September 3, 2019. Ms. Bornstein succeeds Martin D. Eng, who currently serves in those positions, and who will remain with the Fund in a consultant capacity on terms to be determined.
Ms. Bornstein’s appointment was not made pursuant to any arrangement or understanding between Ms. Bornstein and any other person. Ms. Bornstein does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. In addition, there are no family relationships between Ms. Bornstein and any of the Fund’s executive officers or directors required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 401(d) of Regulation S-K. Ms. Bornstein’s biographical information is set forth below:
Judith N. Bornstein, 55, served as Chief Financial Officer of Generate Capital, a specialty finance firm based in San Francisco, California from 2017 to 2019. Prior to Generate Capital, Ms. Bornstein spent 11 years as Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of American Infrastructure Funds, a private equity firm with $2.5 billion in assets under management. Prior to that, beginning in 2000, Ms. Bornstein served as CFO of McCown De Leeuw and Co., a private equity firm with $1.2 billion in assets under management. Ms. Bornstein previously worked in the field of high-tech service providers. She was the Director of National Operations for SmartRoute Systems and then the Chief Financial Officer at Interdimensions Corporation. Ms. Bornstein earned her M.B.A. from Simmons College and her B.A. from Hampshire College, where she served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2019.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


By:/s/ Maurice C. WerdegarBy:/s/ Martin D. Eng
Maurice C. WerdegarMartin D. Eng
President and Chief Executive OfficerChief Financial Officer
Date:August 9, 2019Date:August 9, 2019