CapitalWorks Leader Advisor Network

CapitalWorks’ Leader Advisor Network includes a group of active limited partners who review deal summaries and contribute to the acquisition diligence process. Network members include active and retired C-level executives and entrepreneurs with significant success and experience in our niche industries. They are also selected to serve on portfolio company boards (Members serving on boards are marked with an asterisk).

We are also served by an Advisory Board, which provides guidance on operating our firm.

William Centa*

Retired President Mayfran International

General Manufacturing

Arnold Coldiron*

Retired CEO Aurora Plastics

Plastics & Chemicals

Brian Coughlin*

CEO CWC Capital

Value-Added Distribution

Norman Harbert

Retired CEO Hawk Corporation


Gordon Harnett

Retired CEO BrushWellman

General Manufacturing

Robert Henderson

Executive Vice President Transdigm

Aerospace, General Manufacturing

Michael Howley

Managing Partner Bratenahl Capital

General Private Equity

Bernie Inverson

Executive Vice President M&A Transdigm

Aerospace, General Manufacturing

Stephen Kirk*

Retired COO Lubrizol

Plastics & Chemicals

William Kochler*


Financial Services, Investment Banking, General Manufacturing

Ray Laubenthal*

Retired President and COO Transdigm

Aerospace, General Manufacturing

Mark Moran*

Retired Partner Booz Allen Hamilton

General Manufacturing

Robert Norton

Retired CEO GCA Services

Chemicals, Maintenance Services, General Manufacturing

Timothy Pistell

Retired CFO Parker Hannifin

General Manufacturing

John Quinn

Retired CEO Excel Polymers

Plastics & Chemicals

Greg Rufus

Retired CFO Transdigm

Aerospace, General Manufacturing

Richard Seaman

Chairman Seaman Corporation

Industrial Textiles, General Manufacturing

Jeffrey Sinclair

Retired Director McKinsey & Company

Automotive and General Manufacturing

James Skulina

Executive Vice President Finance Transdigm

Aerospace, General Manufacturing

Michael Southard

Retired Vice President of International Sales Kichler Lighting

Home Products, Distribution

Dan Sustar*

Retired CEO Trademark Global

Ecommerce, Distribution

Tom Swidarski*

Retired CEO Diebold

Cash Equipment, General Manufacturing, Business Service

Daniel Taussig

Retired Chairman Advocate Capital

Financial Services

Ed Weinfurtner*

CEO Great Day

Building Products, Electronics, General Manufacturing

* Serves on one or more portfolio company boards

The CapitalWorks Advisory Board

We are also served by an advisory board, which provides guidance on the overall strategy of our firm and all of our active funds.

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