Mr. Weinberg is the firm’s founder and remains active as both an investing partner and with the management of our portfolio companies, frequently acting as the liaison between the Board and management. He works closely with management to pursue new business opportunities and to set strategic direction and financial goals. Mr. Weinberg formerly co-founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hawk Corporation (AMEX: HWK), a manufacturer of specialized brake materials used in the aerospace, industrial and specialty consumer markets. During his ownership of Hawk, the company grew from one plant with $19 million in sales to 16 facilities worldwide with revenues exceeding $400 million at its height.
Mr. Weinberg has also served as Chairman of New West Eyeworks, a 160 store chain of retail optical stores serving the Western United States. The company was built, taken public and sold at a substantial gain to the original shareholders. He also served as Chairman and CEO of SunMedia Corp., a publisher of 46 suburban weekly newspapers.
Mr. Weinberg is a well-known leader in the Cleveland business and civic community. Mr. Weinberg currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic and chairs its Research and Education Committee. Recently he and his wife Terri made a substantial gift to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, dedicated to further its research capabilities. Additionally, Mr. Weinberg is the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cleveland State University and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Washington based U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He served as an appointee of Governor Bob Taft to the 2007 Northeast Ohio Universities Collaboration and Innovation Study. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Visiting Nurse Association, and he also served on the Advisory Board of Empower America, a Washington based advocacy organization founded by Jack Kemp.
Mr. Weinberg grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and Mr. Weinberg with his wife, Terri, have homes in Naples, Cleveland and Nantucket. He received a B.A. in Science from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Weinberg is responsible for the firm’s operations and is actively involved in working with the management of portfolio companies, frequently acting as the liaison between the Board and management. He works closely with management to pursue new business opportunities and to set strategic direction and financial goals.
Prior to joining WCG, Mr. Weinberg was President of New Channel Direct, a full service mailing and marketing company based in Brunswick, Ohio. Mr. Weinberg has also served as Managing Director of Global Acquisitions and Business Development for Hawk Corporation (AMEX: HWK), a manufacturer of specialized components used in the aerospace, industrial and specialty consumer markets. At Hawk, Mr. Weinberg was responsible for the successful completion of six acquisitions, substantially adding to the company’s sales and profitability. Mr. Weinberg was also responsible for building Hawk’s first manufacturing facility in China. Prior to joining Hawk, Mr. Weinberg was an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio under the term of Attorney General Lee Fisher.
Mr. Weinberg graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Philosophy and received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University School of Law. At Southern Methodist University, Mr. Weinberg served as the Associate Senior Editor of the International Law Journal.
Sam joined the WCG team in 2024. He is responsible for originating, executing and monitoring portfolio investments. He works closely with management to pursue new business opportunities and to set strategic direction and financial goals.
Prior to joining WCG, Sam was a Senior Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services group at BDO, providing financial diligence services for strategic, private equity and debt capital providers. He began his career as a member of the EY Financial Services team.
Sam graduated from Walsh University with a B.A. in Accounting where he was an Honors Program graduate and a golfer on the NCAA D-II golf team. He is a licensed CPA (Active).
Sam serves on the Finance Board at St. Raphael’s Parish in Bay Village Ohio.
Pam is responsible for the executive support for WCG and financial and general administration for the Weinberg Family Office. She manages the personal and financial needs of the family, acts as liaison between accountants and wealth managers for financial reporting, and handles the execution of investment activity.
Prior to joining WCG, she was an Executive Assistant to C-Suite Executives in the Cleveland area including Safeguard Properties, MAI Capital Management, BC Investment Partners, Victory Capital Management and McDonald & Company Investments.
Pam volunteers in the community. She is also a patient advocate and works closely with several Cleveland hospitals and the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD). She and her husband Matt enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.
Mrs. Stolzenfeld is responsible for the financial operations, general administration and investor communications for WCG.
Prior to joining WCG, Mrs. Stolzenfeld spent 15 years at Great Lakes Integrated (GLI), a Multi-Channel Marketing Solutions business in the Cleveland area. While at GLI, Mrs. Stolzenfeld held various accounting, administrative and HR roles ultimately leading to Controller. Additionally, Mrs. Stolzenfeld held positions in Healthcare, Marketing and Real Estate industries and was Comptroller of a telecommunications company.
Mrs. Stolzenfeld graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Accounting. She has served as a Board Member for a private elementary school and assists with financial and administrative needs at St. Thomas Lutheran Church.