Venture Lending & Leasing IX

Filed: 18 Dec 19, 12:29pm

United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
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): December 13, 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 December 13, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Venture Lending & Leasing IX, Inc. (the “Fund”) ratified and approved the appointment of David R. Wanek as President of the Fund, effective as of November 11, 2019. Mr. Wanek succeeds Maurice C. Werdegar, who previously served as President of the Fund, and who will remain as Fund’s Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Wanek’s appointment was not made pursuant to any arrangement or understanding between Mr. Wanek and any other person. Mr. Wanek 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 Mr. Wanek and any of the Fund’s executive officers or directors required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 401(d) of Regulation S-K. Mr. Wanek’s biographical information is set forth below:
David R. Wanek, 46, has held marketing, business development, and legal positions with VeriSign, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, and Los Alamos National Laboratories. Mr. Wanek earned a B.S. from the University of Kansas, an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University. He is a member of the California State Bar.


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/ Judy N. Bornstein    

Maurice C. Werdegar
Judy N. Bornstein

Chief Executive OfficerChief Financial Officer
December 18, 2019

December 18, 2019