CWP’s private investments have been widely diversified and include Rail, Cellular, Steel, Air Handling, Technology and several Web and Mobile based businesses, general in league with their managements.
CWP also accepts a limited number of fee-based investment banking engagements, usually where CWP can also co-invest in the resulting company, as a merchant banker.
ROGER W. ACH, II
ROGER W. ACH, II is the founder of Chicago West Pullman LLC, a family owned, Cincinnati-based diversified holding company which he formed in 1983. CWP has operated subsidiaries in various transportation, digital media and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Ach is also the creator and founder of multiple software development projects including OurTown.com, vADz.com, SocialPoint.me, MusicMe, Gossip.us, and SocialPay.
Before founding CWP, Mr. Ach spent 20 years in the investment banking and brokerage business.
6/86-7/92 Chairman--American Steel & Wire Corp.
Founder--Chicago West Pullman
10/82-1/87 Managing Director--Prudential Bache Securities
1974-1982 Partner--Oppenheimer & Co.
1971-1974 Associate--Lehman Brothers
Mr. Ach has served the following organizations:
Founding Member, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.
Commissioner, Cincinnati Park Board
Board Member of The Cincinnati Chapter of the Red Cross
Member of The Federal Reserve Board
Small Business Advisory Council
Board Member of The Cincinnati Film Commission
Board Member of The Fine Arts Institute
Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
Trustee of The Ohio Rail Development Commission Board
Member of The Cincinnati Chapter of The Leukemia Society
Trustee of The Cincinnati Southern Railway
Member of The Board of Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati
Board Chairman of Cincinnati Preservation Association
Board Member and President of The Contemporary Arts Center
Board Member of The Free Store/Foodbank
Board Member of ADAS
Chicago West Pullman was named to The Greater Cincinnati 100 four times.
Chicago West Pullman was awarded the Ernst & Young 1990 Crescendo Award, honoring new businesses.
Mr. Ach attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He and his wife, Janet, reside in Cincinnati.