Sam Weiser is the founder and CEO of JMP OppZone Services and oversees the operations and growth of the company’s financial and administrative platform for Opportunity Zone participants. Mr. Weiser has over 30 years’ experience as a C-level executive in asset management, operational consulting, fund operations and management. He is an expert on fund structures, industry best practices, management best practices and appropriate investor due diligence.
Mr. Weiser is also a founder of Foxdale Management LLC, a consulting firm that works in a broad range of areas related to asset management and crisis management. Prior to his work as independent consultant, Mr. Weiser was the CEO and President of Premier Exhibitions, where he was responsible for returning this distressed company to profitable operations, expanding the company through acquisitions and securing equity and debt financing.
As an early participant in the alternative asset sector, Mr. Weiser was a Partner with Ernst & Young, LLP where he structured and implemented the firm’s regulated investment advisor practice advising high net worth clients on asset allocation and portfolio management. Mr. Weiser also established and managed the hedge fund consulting services group as a Managing Director in Citigroup’s prime brokerage division, advising clients on operational, management and technology issues.
A respected industry voice, Mr. Weiser has spoken domestically and abroad at numerous investment industry events on topics ranging from asset allocation to risk management, back office operations, and investing in hedge funds and fund operations.
He received a B.A. in Economics from Colby College and a M.A. in Accounting from George Washington University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Illinois.