Mitchell D. Weiss formed his financial consulting firm to assist banks, finance companies, small businesses and ventures. His broad and diverse engagements have been in the areas of strategic direction, organizational optimization credit risk management and regulatory compliance management.
Immediately prior to forming M. D. Weiss, Mitch was Chairman and CEO of Center Capital Corporation, a specialty finance company, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Webster Bank (NYSE: WBS). He joined Center Capital in August 1992, and quickly helped restore it to profitability. Named CEO in 1995, Mitch changed the company’s strategic direction by reconstituting the management team, streamlining the organization, implementing process-redesign initiatives and executing a new approach to market. In 1996, he led a leveraged buyout of the company, for which he raised both equity and debt capital. He sold the firm to Webster Bank in March 2001, having quintupled its size. Under Mitch’s leadership and through his departure in 2008, Center Capital’s financial, operational and credit performance metrics ranked among the best in its industry.
In addition to his consulting practice, Mitch is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Hartford and cofounder of the university's Center for Personal Financial Responsibility—a financial literacy resource for students and the Greater Hartford community-at-large. He is also the author of four books including Life Happens: A Practical Course on Personal Finance from College to Career and Business Happens: A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Businesses and Professional Practices, both of which the underlying texts for the online courses that he created.