Our Team

We collaborate with talented executives to build great businesses.

Steven Wacaster

Managing Partner

Member of the Investment Committee

Mr. Wacaster sets the firm’s strategic direction and oversees the investment and portfolio management activities of the firm. Mr. Wacaster has over thirteen years of experience in middle market private equity. Prior to Warren Equity, Mr. Wacaster was a partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors, where he had lead responsibility for managing over $400 million of invested capital across four funds.

Prior to Pegasus, Mr. Wacaster worked in the Financial Sponsors investment banking group at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Mr. Wacaster earned a B.S.B.A. at the University of North Carolina. He also holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Email: wacaster@warrenequity.com

Scott Bruckmann

Partner

Member of the Investment Committee

Mr. Bruckmann is responsible for leading investment transactions and managing portfolio companies. Mr. Bruckmann has over 7 years of private equity investment experience in the lower middle market. Previously, he was with Pegasus Capital Advisors, a New York-based middle market private equity firm with over $2 billion under management, where he managed investments in portfolio companies across three funds. Prior to joining Pegasus, Mr. Bruckmann worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC.

Mr. Bruckmann earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Office: (646) 417-8382
Email: bruckmann@warrenequity.com

Henrik Dahlback

Partner, COO

Member of the Investment Committee

Mr. Dahlback evaluates and structures investment opportunities, leads the debt financing activities of the portfolio companies and manages the administration of the investment funds. Mr. Dahlback has fourteen years of experience in investment banking at Royal Bank of Canada, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley, where he primarily focused on originating and executing leverage finance transactions across multiple industries including Energy & Power, Infrastructure and General Industrials.

Mr. Dahlback earned a B.S. in Economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He also holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Office: (904) 746-7024
Email: dahlback@warrenequity.com

Dan Strong

Director of Operations

Mr. Strong is responsible for conducting operational due diligence, leading strategic growth, and driving operational initiatives at Warren Equity’s portfolio companies. Mr. Strong has over 15 years of operational and financial experience in the lower middle market. Previously, he was with Platinum Equity, where he had a role in managing operational initiatives for more than 22 platform companies and a multitude of add-on acquisitions.

Mr. Strong earned a B.S.B.A. from Ferris State University

Office: (615) 720-8919‬
Email: strong@warrenequity.com

Mike Zhang

Vice President

Mr. Zhang is responsible for evaluating and executing investment transactions and managing portfolio companies. Mr. Zhang has over 3 years of private equity investment experience in the lower middle market. Previously, he was with Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm with over $2.6 billion under management, where he managed investments in portfolio companies across two funds. Prior to joining Sentinel, Mr. Zhang worked in the Middle Market investment banking group at Lazard Frères.

Mr. Zhang earned a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Office: (646) 417-8381
Email: zhang@warrenequity.com

Billy McCormick

Senior Associate

Mr. McCormick is responsible for evaluating and executing investment transactions and managing portfolio companies. Previously, he was with the Riverside Company, a Cleveland-based middle market private equity firm with over $6 billion under management. Prior to joining Riverside, Mr. McCormick worked in the investment banking division of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Mr. McCormick earned a B.S.B.A. at the University of North Carolina.

Office: (904) 746-7025
Email: mccormick@warrenequity.com

Richard Weinberg

Strategic Partner

Mr. Weinberg has over 30 years of experience working on complex acquisitions and restructurings. Most recently he was co-managing partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a New York-based middle market private equity firm with over $2 billion under management. While at Pegasus he worked closely with Steven Wacaster and Scott Bruckmann, structuring transactions and helping them manage various portfolio companies. Prior to nearly a decade at Pegasus, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of GAF Corporation, the parent company of a major international specialty chemicals company and the world’s largest asphalt roofing manufacturer. In his position at GAF, Mr. Weinberg managed their acquisition efforts, as well as a successful multi-billion dollar bankruptcy restructuring.

Mr. Weinberg earned a B.S. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany and a JD degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Office: (201) 410-2673
Email: weinberg@warrenequity.com

Mike Huxsol

Controller

Mr. Huxsol is responsible for the preparation and management of the Company’s financial reporting, treasury activities, tax accounting, portfolio company reporting, and related investor communications, as well as regulatory compliance obligations.  Mr. Huxsol has previous experience in fund accounting and portfolio operations with Baird Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm, and as an auditor of private equity funds with PwC in Charlotte.  Mr. Huxsol is a licensed CPA.

Mr. Huxsol graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a B.B.A in Accounting.  He also holds a Master of Professional Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Office: (904) 853-5613
Email: huxsol@warrenequity.com

Robin Paulk

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Paulk is responsible for the company’s day to day administrative support.

Ms. Paulk has over 25 years’ experience as an Administrative/Executive Assistant in the investment banking, healthcare and real estate fields.

Ms. Paulk earned an A..A. in Secretarial Science from Erie Community College.

Office: (904) 746-3361
Email: paulk@warrenequity.com