Team

 
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Will weatherford

Managing Partner

Will is Managing Partner of Weatherford Capital, and primarily responsible for deal sourcing, investor relations, and providing strategic guidance to our portfolio companies.

Will was the 84th Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, serving from 2012-2014, which at that time, made him the youngest Speaker of the House in America. His tenure in the Florida Legislature was from 2006-2014 before being termed out of office. Will serves on the boards of several companies including TECO Energy, Emera Technologies, Kitson & Partners, Payit, and MBF Healthcare Partners. Previously, Will served as a Board Director at Florida Traditions Bank, and Sunshine Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SBPC).

Will’s public service continues through his community engagement with non for profit organizations like the Florida Council of 100, Metropolitan Ministries, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He also served as a Rodel Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

Will earned his B.S. degree in International Business from Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business. He and his wife, Courtney, reside in Wesley Chapel, Florida with their four children.


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SAM WEATHERFORD

Partner

Sam is a Partner at Weatherford Capital, and primarily responsible for investment analysis, transaction execution, and portfolio management.

Sam has over 11 years of direct private equity investment experience, having led the execution of over 30 direct investments across the U.S., Asia, Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe. In addition to being an avid world traveler, his investment career has led him to live in China and Ethiopia, developing a high level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. Sam serves on the boards of several companies including Safe Harbor, the world’s largest owner/operator of marinas.

Sam earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. He and his wife, Salime, reside in Tampa, Florida with their two children.


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drew weatherford

Partner

Drew is a Partner at Weatherford Capital, and primarily responsible for deal sourcing, investor relations, and providing value-added services to our portfolio companies.

Prior to the establishment of Weatherford Capital, he co-founded Strategos Group, a leading business consultancy and advocacy firm in Florida. Drew has successfully built and exited two multi-million dollar consulting firms while creating several hundred million dollars in project value for his clients. Before his start in business, Drew lead the Florida State University football team for three years as starting QB.  Drew serves on the boards of several companies including Enterprise Florida, and Space Florida, and is the Founder and Chairman of Onbikes.

Drew earned his B.S. degree in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University’s College of Business and M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg School of Management ('19). He and his wife, Morgan, reside in South Tampa, Florida with their two children.