Strategic Capital & Business Counsel
Helping Leaders & Organizations Navigate
Difficult Events, Trends, Times, People & Issues
to Achieve Their Goals!™
Founded 1 Oct 1993 by Sam Waltz, SamWaltz.com Strategic Capital & Business Counsel (SW&A) is a global Professional Services consultancy in Greenville, DE, near Philadelphia, less than 2 hours from Washington, DC, and New York City. The firm is part of Expert-Nation.com Global Expert Network, which includes CECON.com Science, Engineering & Technical Network, founded 1985.
“In his work, Sam Waltz has the Heart of a Teacher. He not only helped us with our business issue, he helped make us a better company!” ~ SW&A Client CEO
“I always kid Sam that I keep his phone number in my phone under 9-1-1, but I really do!” ~ University President
So kind, December 2018 issue of my hometown Greenville Hockessin Life magazine includes this very kind feature story about me.
Strategic Counselor, Trusted Adviser & Advocate™, working broadly over virtually every industry and every type of organization after nearly a half century, Sam Waltz provides world-class Professional Services in 3 areas…
- Strategic Business Coach & Counsel, including research and writing of Business Plans; Business Development & Marketing Plans; Business Exit Plans; TurnAround Business Plans; and Strategic Advisory Counsel to Leaders, with a variety of Coaching Services;
- Strategic Capital Services (M&A), including Capital-Finding – both Debt and Equity; Merger & Acquisition (M&A) including Sell-Side and Buy-Side in the Middle Market of closely-held often family-owned firms; Incubation of Early-Stage often Emerging Technology companies; and ReCapitalizations; and
- C-Level Executive Counsel, Strategic Advisory & Advocacy, including Public Affairs / Reputation Management; Issues & Crisis Management; Environmental & Human Capital Issues Management; Governance Issues; Strategic Facilitation; White Papers & SpeechWriting; Regulatory & Litigation PR; Human Capital Development, Coaching and CEO Counsel.
Also, Waltz is the founder in 2019 of Alliance1099.org LLC Professional Society for Independent Contractors, Entrepreneurs & Professional Services Providers, which he launched as its Founder and Chaplain to serve strategic senior level professionals working as Independent Contractors, for professional development, networking and social affinity, business development and legacy design and fulfillment.
Finally, in addition, Sam Waltz is a long-time Delaware and MidAtlantic business and civic leader who in 2014-15 founded the Delaware Business Times as its Founding Publisher, for which he continues to write a column for the statewide business newspaper.
Akin to an MD who might head the AMA or an Attorney who might head the ABA, Waltz recently headed as its elected CEO and President his External Industry Professional Society, representing leaders, executives and professionals in Business, Strategy, Corporate Development, Organizational Development, Public Affairs & Reputation Management, Issues & Crisis Management, Strategic Communications, Investor Affairs, Government Affairs, Internal Communications and Marketing Communications. He is Accredited by the organization, and in 1995 he was elected one of its youngest-ever Fellows. PRSA.org
He also leads CEO Peer Advisory MasterMind Groups, having been selected as the Delaware Valley Chapter President of TruthAtWork.org, founded 1998, an executive suite ministry that serves as a Strategic Peer Advisory Council for C-level business owners, executives and professionals for whom their Christian Faith is “an organizing part of their lives”, and recruited and trained in 2021 by Vistage.com, one of the world’s oldest, largest and most prestigious Peer Advisory MasterMind Groups.
RUNNING TO TROUBLE is the working title of Sam Waltz’ autobiography. It describes a life shaped by his experiences as an Illinois sharecropper’s farm and small-town native, a Christian, a Boy Scout, a volunteer in Vietnam-era US Army CounterIntelligence, a publisher, journalist, executive, consultant and Counselor To Leaders™ who is a creative problem-solver and inspiring leader by nature. He holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Illinois, with PhD coursework (no degree) in Public Affairs / Public Policy at the University of Delaware.
Sam is valued in the State of Delaware and the Greater Delaware Valley as a first-rate civic and business leader, a philanthropist, and a trusted, kind and caring counselor. Likewise, in his industry, he’s regarded as a thought-leader and a big picture thinker on issues of business, industry and the profession.
A Generalist and Polymath (def: a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning) at heart, with a passion for “opening the hood of a business” or an organization to understand its moving parts, Sam is both a Futurist and a Globalist in practice, having worked across virtually every industry (including Government, Education and Not-For-Profits) from Agriculture to AeroSpace to Health Care and every function from Governance to General Business Management to Marketing & Sales to Legal, Discovery, Manufacturing, Engineering and Human Capital.
About Expert-Nation.com and SW&A
A founder in 1985 and leader of “the Subject Matter Expert (SME) business category” via its CECON.com business, www.Expert-Nation.com Global Expert Network — including both SW&A and CECON, as well as other entities — has some 1,500 Experts globally, across each of the 50 states and 20 countries, with a Delaware-HQd core team of about a dozen team leaders and members. As the founding generation of CECON.com “aged out,” Waltz joined the Company’s Board of Directors in 2011, acquiring the assets of the firm 16 April 2019. He blended operations of the two businesses into four Strategic Business Units (SBUs) of Expert-Nation.com Global Expert Network as the DBA (doing business as) next-generation entity of the SW&A brand which survives as two of the SBUs.
Clients of SW&A are about 1/3rd each Corporate, Small Business (including Early-Stage and Start-Ups) and Public Sector (including Government, Not-For-Profits, Foundations and Education).
Clients of Expert-Nation.com and its CECON entity of some 1,500 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) seek help in Litigation Expert Witnesses, Science & Technology Experts, Regulatory Affairs and Government Affairs (including Bio, Pharma, Life Sciences & Environmental), and Business (from Planning to Organizational Development to Finance, Technology and Human Capital / HR).
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Akin to an MD who might head the AMA or an Attorney who might head the ABA, Sam Waltz recently headed as its elected CEO and President his External Industry Professional Society, representing leaders, executives and professionals in Business, Strategy, Corporate Development, Organizational Development, Public Affairs & Reputation Management, Issues & Crisis Management, Strategic Communications, Investor Affairs, Government Affairs, Internal Communications and Marketing Communications. He is Accredited by the organization, and in 1995 he was elected one of its youngest-ever Fellows. PRSA.org