Nelson Obus

Co-Founder at Wynnefield Capital, Inc.

Nelson Obus

Nelson Obus

Co-Founder at Wynnefield Capital, Inc.

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Wynnefield Capital Management LLC
Wynnefield Capital, Inc.

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679

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15

Birthday

01/02/1947

Age

73

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Co-Founder at Wynnefield Capital, Inc.

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President at FGW Partners LLC

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Partner at Wynnefield Capital, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Appalachian Mountain Club

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Executive Director at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

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Municipal Policy Specialist at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

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Portfolio Manager & Investment Analyst at Wynnefield Capital Management LLC

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Former Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer at Layne Christensen Co.

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Chief Executive Officer at Dorchester Capital Advisors LLC

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Founder at Sipprelle Charitable Corporation

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Co-Founder at Wynnefield Capital, Inc.
Education
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Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities. From a student body of 158 during NYU's very first semester, enrollment has grown to more than 40,000 students attending 18 schools and colleges at five major centers in Manhattan and in sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Today, students come from every state in the union and from 133 foreign countries. The faculty, which initially consisted of fourteen professors and lecturers (among them artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse), now totals over 3,100 full-time members whose research and teaching encompasses the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences; the law; medicine; business; education; the fine arts, studio art, and the performing and cinematic arts; music; social work; public administration; the ancient world; and continuing and professional studies. With more than 2,500 courses offered, the University awards more than 25 different degrees. Although overall the University is large, the individuals schools and colleges are small- to moderate-sized units—each with its own traditions, programs, and faculty – and there are many communities to be found within the NYU community based on interests, activities, and shared experiences. The center of NYU is its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village. One of the city's most creative and energetic communities, the Village is a historic neighborhood that has attracted generations of writers, musicians, artists, and intellectuals. NYU, in keeping with its founder’s vision, is “in and of the city”: the University – which has no walls and no gates – is deeply intertwined with New York City, drawing inspiration from its vitality. In addition to its Manhattan locations, the University is also formally affiliated the Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn, the second oldest school of engineering and technology in the country, and has research facilities, notably the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Sterling Forest, near Tuxedo, New York. And NYU has established itself as the first global network university, with a comprehensive liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi – the first to be operated abroad by a major U.S. research university – and other sites for study and research in Accra, Ghana; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, the Czech Republic; Shanghai, China; and Tel Aviv, Israel, among other locations.

MA

Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.[4] It was tied for 32nd among national universities in the United States in U.S. News & World Report 's 2014 rankings. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 51 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined in 2013. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish community-sponsored coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named for Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), the first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Career History
Research Director
1990 - 1992

Schafer Capital Management employs a value investment strategy. The Strong Schafer Value Fund invests in stocks with P/E ratios that are less than the S&P 500 Index's P/E ratio and have earnings growth estimates that are greater than the S&P's over the next two to three years. Schafer prefers to invest in mid- and alrge-cap stocks. The firm believes that staying focused and sticking with a disciplined investment approach are more important than market valuations. They also prefer to be fully invested

Managing Member
1992 - Current

Wynnefield Capital Management LLC, a subsidiary of Wynnefield Capital, Inc., is an American company located in New York, NY. The firm provides investment advice.

Co-Founder
1992 - Current

Wynnefield Capital (WC) is a value investor that specializes in investments in US small-cap situations that have company or industry specific catalysts. The firm employs an active investment philosophy. They are not involved in Greenmail situations, but focus on initiatives with management and outside directors to release value.The firm seeks to invest in underfollowed, unrecognized and undervalued companies that fit their parameters. They look for companies with minimal balance sheet risk and the potential for micro or macro change. WC adds value by uncovering both long and short opportunities through original research. They are tax-conscious investors and generally maintain portfolio positions for 24 to 36 months. Catalytic factors they consider include a balance sheet with little or rapidly decreasing debt, changes in governmental regulation, scale-driven industry consolidation and management succession issues or situations where management compensation is related directly to creation of shareholder value and shareholder friendly board of directors. They also consider insider buying and turnaround situations where changes in the structure of a business improve focus on shareholder value.WC maintains a proactive posture with respect to their portfolio names when they believe management is not responding appropriately to surface shareholder value, where corporate governance issues exist or where outside assistance can be provided to a management working to implement value-creating strategies. In numerous cases, they are forms 13-D and 4 filers and have, in rare circumstances, accepted a board of director's seat.The firm seeks to provide hedged returns, not only through individual securities, but also by using index futures when their research indicates systemic market or sector, risk. WC looks for overextended valuations relative to earnings potential, increasing balance sheet risk, unfavorable marketplace changes for a company's products, management instability, extreme speculative market moves or the emergence of deteriorating industry macros.WC is an activist firm and is included in the SharkWatch50 as one the 50 most prominent activist investors.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2018 - Current

Landec Corp. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of health and wellness products for food and biomaterials markets. It operates through the following segments: Curation Foods, Lifecore, and Others. The Curation Foods segment includes activities to market and pack specialty packaged whole and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. The Lifecore segment sells products utilizing hyaluronan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is widely distributed in the extracellular matrix of connective tissues in both animals and humans. The Other segment consists of corporate general and administrative expenses, non-Curation Foods and non-Lifecore interest income, and income tax expenses. The company was founded by Ray Stewart on October 31, 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Independent Director
2018 - Current

Jason Industries, Inc. engages in the provision of components and manufacturing solutions for industrial equipment, motorcycles, lawn and turf care, rail, and automotive. It operates through the following segments: Finishing, Components, Seating, and Acoustics. The Finishing segment comprises production of industrial brushes, buffing wheels, buffing compounds, and abrasives that are used in a broad range of industrial and infrastructure applications. The Components segment manufactures expanded and perforated metal components, slip-resistant walking surfaces, and subassemblies for smart utility meters. The Seating segment supplies seating solutions to equipment manufacturers in the motorcycle, lawn and turf care, industrial, agricultural, construction, and power sports end markets. The Acoustics segment includes manufacture of engineered non-woven fiber-based acoustical products for the automotive industry. The company was founded in May 2013 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

Global Power, is a design, engineering and manufacturing firm providing a broad array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. Through its Services Division, the Company provides on-site specialty support and outage management services for commercial nuclear reactors in the United States and maintenance services to fossil and hydroelectric power plants and other industrial operations. Through its Products Division, the Company designs, engineers and manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of equipment for gas turbine power plants and power-related equipment for industrial operations, with over 40 years of power generation industry experience. With a strong competitive position in its product lines, the Company benefits from a large installed base of equipment in domestic and international markets

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Keeping water clean, safe and healthy is the heart of our mission. We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment in central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science and education.

Director
Current

Refer to Schedule O, Pages 52-53

Member-Governors Board
Current

EDUCATION REGARDING THE MIDDLE EAST AND ISLAMISM IN THE WEST

Political Donations
$2,600
2014

Senator at Office of the Senator from Iowa, Joni Ernst

$2,000
2014

Representative at Office of the Representative from New York's 1st District, Lee Zeldin

$2,000
2012

Treasurer at Government of Ohio

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Furlocity, Inc. provides online pet care services to pet owners. It is the premier digital marketplace for pet owners to search, identify and book trusted pet boarding stays, doggy day care, veterinary services and pet-friendly hotels; simplifying the booking process. The company was founded by Andy Smit and Amber Kirsten-Smit in 2012 and is headquartered in Schenectady, NY.

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