- Lorraine Spurge has more than 40 years of business and financial experience.
- She is the Senior Managing Partner of Hamilton Wealth Group, LLC, a multi-family office that invests in growth companies.
- The Council is a dedicated group who provide advice and assist with raising funds and building awareness.
The Foundation is pleased to welcome Lorraine Spurge to the Council, a dedicated group of goodwill ambassadors who work closely with the Board of Directors and staff to provide advice and assist with raising funds and building awareness.
“After decades of building middle-market companies and asset management firms, I’ve decided to focus on organizations that are saving lives,” said Ms. Spurge. “The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, led by Dr. Kassell, has fashioned a transformative future of healthcare. The progress in advancing this technology for cancers, brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and many other conditions has been truly amazing. I am challenged by the enormous tasks ahead, and I am proud to be part of this amazing effort and to be associated with such an esteemed team of professionals.”
Ms. Spurge has more than 40 years of business and financial experience and is the Senior Managing Partner of Hamilton Wealth Group, LLC (HWG), a multi-family office that invests in growth companies.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Ms. Spurge rose to be one of the most successful women on Wall Street, raising more than $200 billion as a senior member of the capital markets group for Drexel Burnham Lambert. Among a list of over 200 distinguished companies, she helped finance MCI Communications, McCaw Cellular, Newscorp, AOL/TimeWarner, Lorimar-Telepictures, Healthtrust, Charter Medical, Safeway Stores, and RJR Nabisco.
For over two decades, she has been a serial entrepreneur and CEO at International Capital Access, Knowledge Exchange, Spurge Ink!, and Maplestone Capital Advisors. Ms. Spurge and her husband, the former Chief Investment Officer for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, helped build the asset management business for several investment firms, including Metropolitan West Financial, Post Advisory Group, and Guggenheim Partners.
An active motivational speaker, Ms. Spurge has been a media commentator for KCBS morning news, CNN, and CNBC. She was a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Business Journal. She has authored several books, and at UCLA, she helped author and distribute the first multimedia, interactive case study on MCI Communications (which has since been used by many US and international business schools).
Ms. Spurge currently serves on the boards of EEM, Involvy, Nupulse, and Working Nation, and is a mentor for Women in America. She is an emeritus board member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and has served on the Board of the Geffen Playhouse as well as the Board of Advisors for George Washington University.
“Lorraine’s expertise in the business and finance fields is unmatched, and we look forward to imploring her guidance as the field of focused ultrasound evolves into the commercial space,” said Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD. “The industry is increasingly open to investors that can help bring focused ultrasound to the patients, and we are excited to have Lorraine on board to help accelerate this technology.”