Peter Nolan founded Nolan Capital, Inc. in 2014 as the holding company for his family office to make long term investments in growth oriented companies.
Prior to founding Nolan Capital, Inc., Peter joined Leonard Green & Partners (“LGP”) as Managing Partner in 1997 along with Jon Sokoloff and John Danhakl. Under their leadership, the firm completed approximately 100 principal investments and grew Assets Under Management from $500 million in 1997 to over $75 billion today. In 2019, Leonard Green raised approximately $15 billion for its most recent funds. Peter transitioned to his current role as Senior Advisor to Leonard Green & Partners in 2014.
Previously Peter was a Managing Director and Co-Head of DLJ’s (now Credit Suisse) Los Angeles Investment Banking Division, which he joined in 1990. While at DLJ, Peter worked extensively with LGP, assuming the role of its lead investment banker in 1995. During his time at DLJ, Peter helped to build the Los Angeles investment banking office to the largest regional presence in the nation with over 100 professionals and acted as advisor to entities such as Adidas AG, the Government of Mexico, Saatchi & Saatchi PLC, Televisa S.A., Metromedia, Comcast Cellular, American Industrial Partners, CVS, Rite Aid, Steinway Selmer Corporation and Orion Pictures. Prior to DLJ, Peter had been a First Vice President in corporate finance at Drexel, Burnham, Lambert in Beverly Hills from 1986 to 1990, a Vice President at Prudential Securities, Inc. from 1982 to 1986 and an Associate at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.
Peter presently serves as Chairman of Diamond Wipes International, ExplorUS, Fresh Brothers, Water Engineering, and Country Supplier which owns both C-A-L Ranch Stores and Coastal Farm & Ranch. Peter currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Limoneira Company and is the Lead Director of the Board of AerSale Holdings, Inc. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Activision, Inc., Aspen Dental Management, Inc., FTD Group, Inc., Liberty Group Publishing, Inc., Motorsport Aftermarket Group, The Palms Hotel and Casino, Scitor Corporation, VCA Antech, Inc., Wavetek Corporation, White Cap Industries, LLC, Werner Ladder Corporation and the Supervisory Board of Adidas AG. Peter is a Trustee Emeritus and was vice chairman of the Executive Committee for Cornell University, and he is former Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee for the University’s endowment. In 2021, Cornell established the Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration in response to a $50 million donation that will provide scholarship funding to expand educational access for future generations of hospitality leaders. Peter serves as a trustee of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. Peter is the former Chairman of the Loyola High School Endowment and is a former Eagle Scout. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Finance from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Rob Weitz Managing Director
Tel: 424.675.7609 Email
Rob Weitz joined Nolan Capital in 2016. Prior to Nolan Capital, Rob worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Citigroup. Rob graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business with a BBA and a minor in Mathematics.
Drew Dunnington Vice President
Tel: 424.675.7610 Email
Drew Dunnington joined Nolan Capital in 2020. Prior to Nolan Capital, Drew was an Associate at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Services and Industrials Group at William Blair. Drew graduated from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Tim Eber joined Nolan Capital in 2022. Prior to Nolan Capital, Tim was an Associate in the Acquisition Finance group at Truist Securities, a middle-market investment bank in Atlanta, GA. Tim graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a BBA in Finance and a BBA in Management Information Systems.
Wes Knuth joined Nolan Capital in 2023. Prior to Nolan Capital, Wes co-founded and was a partner at Westhook Capital, a Los Angeles based private equity fund. Prior to joining Westhook, Wes was a senior investment professional at Silver Rock Financial, the family office for Michael Milken. Prior to joining Silver Rock, Wes worked at Black Canyon Capital a Los Angeles based Private equity fund. Previously, Wes was a senior associate at TCW / Crescent Capital focusing on distressed investing. Wes began his career in the Los Angeles office of CIBC Investment Bank focusing on leveraged finance and consumer transactions. Wes graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics.
Controller Tel: 424.675.1646 Email.
Mark Iguidbashian joined Nolan Capital in 2023. Prior to Nolan Capital, Mark was a Fund Controller at Standish Management, a fund administration firm. Previously, he was an Associate in the State and Local Tax Group at KPMG. Mark graduated from the Jepson School of Business at Gonzaga University with a BBA in Accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation.
Vichea Chhuon joined Nolan Capital in 2022. Vichea graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Human Services from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her primary discipline has been in accounting, office management, real estate and public relations. Having a passion for serving, she volunteers with several outreach and nonprofit organizations, including serving as an active Board Member with Pathways to Volunteering.
Alexandra Beatty Operations Admin Tel: 424.675.7605 Email
Alexandra Beatty joined Nolan Capital in 2023. Alexandra graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences with minors in Public Health and Sociology from the University of Arizona. Being a Chi Omega member at Arizona, Alexandra has found it to be a rewarding experience volunteering for the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes for the children.
Nick P. Saggese joined Nolan Capital in 2021. Nick is a retired Partner from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP where he was Global Co-Head of Private Equity and served as a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. His areas of focus were M&A, Securities Law, Debt Financing, and Corporate Restructuring. Clients included Leonard Green & Partners, TPG, Colony Capital, Paul Allen & his investment company Vulcan, UBS, DLJ, and Moelis & Company. Nick is also a former Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company.
Nick graduated with his B.A. and M.B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles and received his J.D. from Loyola Law School. He currently is a member of the Emeritus Board of The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and is a former member of the Loyola Law School Board of Directors, the UCLA Economics Board of Visitors, and the Board of Directors of Paul Allen’s foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. Nick also co-authored a leading treatise regarding corporate restructurings. Nick has been named among the top Private Equity, M&A, and Securities attorneys by Chambers Global, and one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of California.