Wayne brings both investing and management expertise to the Steward investment process particularly during the review and assessment of small buyout and growth equity strategies. As an Operating Partner he is engaged post the initial transaction to help anchored firms execute with speed and agility particularly during the first iteration of the strategy on the newly anchored platform.
Previous roles include Founder, Pelap Group, a provider of interim C-level management, Partner at Credit Suisse’s Sprout Group, a late-stage venture capital platform, Senior Associate at Booz Allen and Engineering Supervisor and Aerodynamicist at The Boeing Company. He has led numerous investment transactions and has served as Chairman of the Board of DynamicOps, Internet Photonics and Optical Solutions and served on the boards of Konnect2, LeftHand Networks, FaceTime/Actiance, Scalent Systems, and CyOptics among others.
In addition to his role with the Steward team, he is the Founder of Pelap Group, a provider of interim C-level management and the Chief Executive Officer of Smart Retail Systems, a digitally-enabled technology solution for supply chain management. He also serves as a Venture Advisor to CloudScale Capital Partners.
He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, both from the University of Pennsylvania.