Nate is President and Chief Executive Officer of Weaton Capital, and is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s overall strategy, company performance and capital allocation. Prior to starting the firm, he held various Executive Management positions with Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) working with his teams to implement capital allocation and growth strategies to drive enterprise operational excellence, positive employee engagement, safety improvement, factory productivity, supply-chain optimization, innovative product development, and improved customer experience.
Nate has an Economics degree from the University of Iowa, and is a graduate of the United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. He is married to Lori Schaefer-Weaton, and has five children (Cami, Jack, Abby, Max and Sam). Outside of work he gives back as the Head Coach for the Fairfield High School Trojan Football Program, and is involved as an advisor or Board Member to numerous local and statewide business and charitable organizations.
Steve is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Weaton Capital, and is responsible for all company operations. Steve was first to join the firm in 2018 with an incredibly successful and diverse entrepreneurial background, holding several Executive Operations positions in manufacturing and service based businesses. He works directly with our company operations leadership to drive a continuous improvement culture focused on productivity, safety, and employee engagement.
Steve has a Finance degree from Iowa State University. He is married to Heather Miller, and has five children (Brody, Cason, Emmelia, Lydia and Vivian). Outside of work he gives back as Head Coach for the Fairfield High School Trojan Wrestling Program, and is involved as an advisor to several community based business and charitable organizations.
Jim is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Weaton Capital, and is responsible for all Commercial, Sales, Distribution and Marketing efforts. Jim joined the firm in 2019 from Trendway Corporation, where he was Vice President of Sales and Distribution. Jim brings more than 25 years of Executive level experience in the architect + design, industrial and niche product development markets to the firm.
Jim holds a Business Administration in Marketing degree from Valparaiso University. He is married to Lori Thompson, and has 4 children (James, Nick, Ben and Jack). Outside of work he gives back through service in various industry associations and local charitable organizations.
Matt is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of Weaton Capital and is responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology, and Supply Chain Management. Matt joined the firm in 2020 following the completion of a military career in the Iowa National Guard where he held senior leadership positions including Command Sergeant Major and First Sergeant assignments.
Matt holds a Master of Business Administration degree (Strategic Leadership) from TUI University, a Bachelor of Business degree (Management and Finance) from Western Illinois University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy. He is married to Teneal Doty, and has 3 children (Maddox, Maren and Macie). Outside of work he is looking forward to serving others through associations and charitable organizations.
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