Meet our board of directors

Ronald E. Weinberg

Chairman Ronald E. Weinberg is Director & Principal of Weinberg Capital Group. The Weinberg Capital Group is an investment firm and family office which invests in well-positioned, middle-market companies looking for additional capital and management expertise to enhance company financial performance and market position.

Mr. Weinberg formerly co-founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hawk Corporation (AMEX: HWK). In addition, he has served as Chairman of New West Eyeworks, Chairman & CEO of SunMedia Corp. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Clinic and is a Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Andrew Berlin

Andrew Berlin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Packaging, the leading packaging supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures with offices across North America, Europe, and Asia. Berlin Packaging serves customers of all sizes in all industries and is committed to boosting the bottom lines of its customers.

Mr. Berlin is a Partner at the World Champion Chicago Cubs. He is also the Chairman and Owner of the South Bend Cubs, the minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.  

In addition, Mr. Berlin is involved in business, community, and public-safety endeavors, including sitting on the Boards of Directors of several companies, sitting on the Illinois State Police Merit Board, and sitting on the Board of Trustees at Syracuse University. 

B. Christopher DiSantis

B. Christopher DiSantis is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Verso Corporation. Verso, a Fortune 1000 company, is a leading North American producer of printing papers, specialty papers and pulp with $2.6 billion in sales traded on the NYSE (VRS). The company’s printing papers are designed primarily for commercial printing, media and marketing applications, including magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail, corporate collateral and retail inserts. Specialty papers are used primarily for label and converting, flexible packaging and technical paper applications.

Before joining Verso in February 2017, Mr. DiSantis was the Chief Executive Officer of H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company, Chief Executive Officer of Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc. (now a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corporation), and President, Hawk Corporation.

Robert Harward

Bob Harward is the Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin in UAE.

He recently retired as a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy. His most recent assignment was as Deputy Commander US Central Command. As a Navy SEAL, Bob served in a variety of SEAL and Special Operations Commands to include command of US and Coalition forces under a variety of Task Forces conducting combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Mr. Harward's significant recognitions include the Donovan Award from the CIA, the Distinguished Service Award from the Department of State, the German Silver Star, the Polish Silver Star, and he was designated a Commander of the Polish GROM (Special Operation Forces). In addition, the Department of Defense awarded him the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (three), the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star with V device (four), and the Presidential Unit Citation (two) for leading troops in combat.

Ronald (Chip) Weinberg Jr.

Ronald (Chip) Weinberg, Jr. is Managing Director & Principal of Weinberg Capital Group. The Weinberg Capital Group invests in well-positioned middle-market companies looking for additional capital and management expertise to enhance company financial performance and market position.

Prior to joining Weinberg Capital Group, Mr. Weinberg was President of New Channel Direct. Mr. Weinberg has also served as Managing Director of Global Acquisitions and Business Development for Hawk Corporation (AMEX: HWK).

Mr. Weinberg was an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio under the term of Attorney General Lee Fisher.

Sacha Polakoff

Sacha Polakoff is the Chief Executive Officer of North American Kitchen Solutions (NAKS).

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with degrees in Economics, Finance and International Economics, Mr. Polakoff has served in senior leadership roles throughout his career and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer for Columbus, Ohio based Oasis International, the worldwide leader in the manufacture of bottled and pressure water coolers, drinking fountains, dehumidifiers and water pitcher systems to offices, schools, businesses, hospitals, municipal buildings and homes. 

Reince Priebus

Reince Priebus is the President, Chief Strategist and Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Michael Best Strategies LLC.

Reince most recently served as White House Chief of Staff under President Donald J. Trump.

Prior to managing the White House staff, Reince served as the longest-serving chairman of the Republican National Committee in modern history. He oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the RNC, rescuing its finances, repairing its operations, and rebuilding its ground game. He left the RNC as one of the winningest chairmen of either political party in American history.

Reince was a Partner in Michael Best’s Litigation and Corporate Practice Groups prior to becoming the RNC’s Chairman.