Gary Winnick, a global financier and philanthropist, has helped raise billions to fund transformative technologies and corporate innovation, providing capital and leadership to companies in a wide range of industries, including advanced telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, real estate, consumer products, digital technologies, and entertainment.
Mr. Winnick and two companies he founded built the first global fiber optic network, spanning a 130,000-mile IP-based system connecting continents and countries around the world, making today’s global connectivity a reality.
Prior to forming Winnick & Company, Mr. Winnick was a senior financial executive specializing in high yield and convertible bonds for Wall Street and for global capital markets, bringing new resources and financing to companies and industries such as mobile telephony, biotechnology, and gaming.
Mr. Winnick has been a member of the board of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for more than 20 years, one of the premiere arts institutions in the world, and he served on the Executive Board of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading human rights organization.
The Winnick Family Foundation, founded by Karen and Gary Winnick in 1983, focuses giving in the program areas of education, literacy, health care, art, culture, animal welfare and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community.
Mr. Winnick is a recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s highest honor, its Humanitarian Laureate Award. He has also sat on the National Advisory Board of JP Morgan Chase and was on the boards of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hillel International, and The Special Olympics.
He has received an Honorary Doctorate from Long Island University, his alma mater.
Carl Katerndahl is a Senior Managing Director of Winnick & Company. He is also CEO and Chairman of WCO Spectrum, which is a portfolio holding of Winnick & Company.
Mr. Katerndahl has over 30 years of financial services experience including management and investment advisory roles at Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Katerndahl also ran distribution for TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services company which had more than $1 trillion dollars in assets during Mr. Katerndahl’ s tenure there and record sales in excess of $100 billion annually.
Susan Wegleitner is a Senior Managing Director of Winnick & Company. She has held senior management positions with some of the nation’s most important financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America
Mrs. Wegleitner is board treasurer and a director of the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County (aka “The Music Center,” the third largest performing arts center in the U.S.); and she is a member of the Executive Advisory Committee and financial advisor for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the single largest Catholic diocese in the U.S.