The McCarthy Group is an Omaha investment bank. It owns many corporations, including ES&S, the largest voting machine vendor in the US.
- McCarthy & Co.
- ES&S (1987-present)
Board of directors
- Michael McCarthy: Founder, board member (1986-present)
- President: ..., Chuck Hagel (1992-1995), ...
- John Gottschalk
Chuck Hagel ties
- 2001/07/10 copy of the McCarthy Group website: "McCarthy Group, Inc. is a private merchant banking organization, founded in 1986 to serve growing businesses. McCarthy Group, Inc. was selected as Omaha's fastest growing privately held company in 1997 by KPMG Peat Marwick LLP and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. McCarthy & Co., McCarthy Group Asset Management and HMG Realty Advisors are subsidiaries providing investment banking, asset management and realty advisory services to institutions and individuals."
- Business Wire, "McCarthy Group, LLC Recently Named Two New Members to Its Board of Directors - Norm Waitt and Dana Bradford", 2008/05/16: "Bradford joined McCarthy Group in 1999. Mr. Bradford is president of McCarthy Capital Corp., the operating arm of McCarthy Group. He is also Chairman of Vornado Air, a Wichita-based manufacturer of air circulation devices, and sits on the boards of NRG Media, Southwest Value Partners, and Gold Circle Films. Following his career at Gateway, a company he co-founded with his brother, Norm Waitt founded WaittCorp Investments, LLC an investment holding company with diverse ownership interests in public companies, private companies and real estate. Mr. Waitt is also chairman of Gold Circle Films, a movie production company based in Los Angeles, California. [...] Mike McCarthy is chairman of McCarthy Group. Other board members include Bob Bates, Margie Doyle, John Gottschalk, Howard Hawks, Rich Jarvis, and Gerald Timmerman."
- Business Wire, "McCarthy Group, LLC Names Kenneth E. Stinson to Board of Directors", 2009/06/15: "Kenneth E. Stinson was elected to the McCarthy Group Board of Directors on June 9, 2009. Stinson is Chairman of the Board of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. Kiewit is one of the nation’s largest general contractors with revenues of more than $8 billion in 2008. It is also engaged in the coal mining and offshore oil services businesses. [...] Stinson was named President of Kiewit Construction Group in 1992 and Chairman in 1993. In that role, he was responsible for all of the company’s construction, mining and construction materials operations. He was named Chairman and CEO of the parent company, Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., in 1998. Stinson is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the National Academy of Construction, the National Academy of Engineering, and is a former chairman of the Construction Industry Round Table. Stinson serves on the board of directors for ConAgra Foods, Inc. and Valmont Industries, Inc. He is director/trustee of a number of civic and charitable organizations including the University of Notre Dame, USSTRATCOM Consultation Committee, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Support Foundation and the Mid-America Council B.S.A."
- Status of the McCarthy Group as of 2017/08/19: "Mike McCarthy and Rich Jarvis founded McCarthy Group in 1986 as a merchant bank dedicated to brokering businesses and making and managing investments. Today, McCarthy Group is an investment company that primarily invests its capital through the private equity funds managed by McCarthy Capital."
- Interesting info on McCarthy Group and its business relationships (some inaccuracies, but valuable info too)
- Business partnership involving the McCarthy Group, Mike McCarthy, and John Gottschalk
- Parent company McCarthy Capital
- Team as of 2019/03/31
- Team as of 2019/11/27
- Investment portfolio as of 2017/04/04 - includes ES&S
- Investment portfolio as of 2018/01/25 - no longer has ES&S
- One of the investments is in the United Real Estate Group, which owned the Rocking X Land Company in Colorado that may have used the brand seen in the Johnny Gosch abduction
- Norm Waitt - co-founder of Gateway Inc. with his brother Ted Waitt; founder of Gold Circle Films; investment banker
- Private capital portfolio of Waitt Company - one former investment is ES&S
- Ted Waitt background
- San Diego Reader, "Hillary Clinton's bundlers: Lynn Schenk, Ted Waitt, Tina Nova", 2007/04/26
- Los Angeles Times, "His donors span the globe", 2008/12/19: "Hoping to allay conflict-of-interest concerns as his wife prepares to become secretary of State, President Clinton released a donor list Thursday that shows he has raised as much as $131 million from foreign governments -- including Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Norway -- for the William J. Clinton Foundation. [...] Individuals giving between $10 million and $25 million included Bing, Eychaner, Lions Gate Entertainment founder Frank Giustra, Gateway Computer founder Theodore Waitt of San Diego and Paychex founder Tom Golisano."
- Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Gateway's Ted Waitt bankrolled lender whose failed subdivisions now dot Minnesota", 2010/04/08: "Bankers who once believed in Waitt are now suing his investment company, alleging it raked in payments from Lakeland, starving it of cash when it was needed most. Lakeland, unable to pay $425 million owed the Bank of Scotland, is being liquidated by a court-appointed receiver who has accused Waitt's company of fraud."
- Ann Arbor News, "Gateway founder Ted Waitt donates to Rick Snyder's Michigan gubernatorial campaign", 2010/10/25: "Ted Waitt, the co-founder of Gateway who built the computer company in a global giant and became a billionaire through its rise, is supporting Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder. Waitt donated the maximum $3,400 to Snyder's general election campaign, according to campaign finance records released by the state of Michigan. It marks the first time Waitt has signaled any kind of interest in the campaign -- which has featured regular attacks from Democrats and, in the primary, Republicans accusing Snyder of outsourcing jobs as a Gateway executive. Waitt, who invested in the venture capital firm Snyder formed when he left Gateway in 1997, has not responded to repeated interview requests over the last several months from AnnArbor.com."
- Mother Jones, "The David Brooks Super-PAC", 2012/06/04
- Washington Examiner, "Reagan library director taps bigger subject: Cloning Jesus", 2017/03/17: "John Heubusch is the classic "local boy makes good" story. A House aide in the 1980s who later was the Labor Department's chief of staff during former President George H.W. Bush's administration, he went on to work for Gateway Computers, ran owner Ted Waitt's foundation and is now the executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. His next job: tackling the Second Coming."
- Politico, "Meet the woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to Trump and the Clintons", 2019/07/21: "For several years, Maxwell was romantically linked with Ted Waitt, the billionaire founder of Gateway Inc..
A person close to Chelsea Clinton described Waitt as a “very close family friend” of Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and said the couple met Maxwell through him in 2011. The person said Clinton and her husband ended their friendship with Maxwell when she and Waitt broke up in early 2011, and disputed that Maxwell and Chelsea Clinton were ever “close.”
Two people familiar with the relationship between Maxwell and the Clintons said Maxwell, Clinton and Mezvinsky flew together on a private plane to rendezvous with Waitt for a trip on Waitt’s yacht. One of those people said the trip took place in 2009.
Waitt, whose philanthropic endeavors focus on the world’s oceans, has given somewhere between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation. Waitt’s philanthropic foundation did not respond to a request for comment."
- Tweet by Rigel2020 on 2018/06/28 claiming that McCarthy Group LLC is a "Slush fund for black ops activities"
- Claims by Daniel Winarick, Ph.D. on Twitter that Michael R. McCarthy had no real qualifications in his background and was a "grifter"