McCarthy Group

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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


Chuck Hagel ties

Political connections

Corporate connections


  1. 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."
  2. 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."
  3. 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."
  4. 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."

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