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 Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Hartford, and is a Board member for the University’s Barney School of Business. He is also the author Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career.