Investment Leadership

Our Founders

Kaulig Capital engages in a broad range of investment activities and has the flexibility to invest in a wide variety of asset classes.

Matt Kaulig

Chairman

Matt Kaulig, President and Owner of LeafFilter® North, Inc. and Kaulig Racing™ Inc., is a successful entrepreneur and business owner.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Cincinnati, Matt moved to the Chicago area at age 14 where he attended high school. Matt came to Northeast Ohio to attend the University of Akron, where he was a standout quarterback for the Zips. Until this day, Matt remains heavily involved in the Akron Zips community as he provides aid for the school’s football programs and lends a helping hand in sponsoring events.

During his time at the University of Akron, Matt met his wife, Lisa, who was an Akron Cheerleader from Copley, Ohio. Falling in love with the area, Matt decided to establish roots in Northeast Ohio when he started LeafFilter® Gutter Protection in 2005 from the basement of his home.

Ten years later, his fast growing company grew from one small office in Hudson, Ohio, to the leading international gutter protection brand. LeafFilter® has been recognized nationally by numerous publications, earning awards for being a Top Remodeler in the nation and receiving recognition for the company’s growth and expansion.

Mr. Kaulig takes his decades of experience, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, and has shifted into his newest role as Chairman of Kaulig Capital. Mr. Kaulig seeks to provide comprehensive investment and wealth management services while building long-term relationships with his clients.

Matt@KauligCapital.com

Tim Clepper

President

Tim Clepper is the President of Kaulig Companies Limited, the Single Member Family Office for Matt Kaulig and his direct family.

For more than 20 years, Tim has been in the financial management business and holds all of his professional asset management licenses which includes the Series 7, 9/10 and 65. Throughout his career, Tim has been responsible for the management of significant financial assets for individuals and businesses. Thus, his professional background is substantial. In 2008, at the age of 33, he was named Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Group. As a result of the shifting landscape of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and the 2008 financial crisis, Tim launched Ellsworth Private Wealth Management, LLC.

In 2016, Tim was brought in by successful entrepreneur Matt Kaulig, founder, owner and CEO of LeafFilter, to build and manage the Single Member Family Office, Kaulig Companies. As President of the Single Member Family Office, Tim has built, along with Matt, the family office to own and manage brands across a broad spectrum of businesses including consumer products, finance, media/marketing and sports/entertainment. Kaulig Companies Limited also owns Kaulig Capital, the investment arm of Kaulig Companies; Kaulig Racing, Inc., a professional race team in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series; Kaulig Media, LLC, a full-service marketing and advertising agency; as well as The Kaulig Companies Charitable Giving Programs, which includes the Kaulig Foundation. In 2017, The Kaulig Charitable Giving Programs supported over 40 501(c)(3) organizations.

Tim is a board member for several businesses and 501(c)3 organizations including, but not limited to: LeafFilter, Ellsworth Advisors (RIA), Kaulig Foundation, LeBron Advisory Board (LAB) I Promise School, Alex N. Sill Public Adjusters and Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation Board. In 2013, he was the founder of Santa PICsU, a 501(c)(3) organization, which was formed to bring the “healing power of giving” to children and families in traumatic situations. Santa PICsU focuses on children and families who are in local Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) on a year-round basis.

Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kent State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He is a member of Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH, Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson, OH and the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, PA. Tim enjoys being with his family and everything that he can do outside, including hunting, fishing, skiing, golf, and coaching lacrosse. Tim has been married for 19 years to his wife, Amy, and together they have three children.

Tim@KauligCapital.com

Cameron Miele

Managing Director

Cameron Miele serves as a Managing Director of Kaulig Capital. His primary responsibilities include the origination, processing, and oversight of the firm’s private equity and private real estate investments.

Prior to joining Kaulig Capital, Cameron served as a Director and Principal with Weinberg Capital Group (WCG), a middle-market private equity firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. WCG acquires private companies located throughout North America with a primary focus on businesses involved in manufacturing, business services, logistics, and value-added distribution. Prior to joining WCG, he was a Director and Partner with the investment bank of Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL). At BGL, Cameron focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, and financial restructuring for companies with enterprise values under $1 billion.

He began his career at McDonald & Company as an Analyst in the Energy Investment Banking Group. Over the course of a 20-year finance career, Cameron has participated in more than 70 merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions with a total value of approximately $7 billion. Cameron is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics. While at the University of Virginia, he was a four-year letterman for the men’s varsity track and field team.

Cameron is also involved with several local and national charities. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Northern Ohio Chapter of A Kid Again, an Ohio-based charity that provides support for families raising children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and developmental disorders. In 2015, Cameron and his wife Katie founded the Cameron & Katie Miele Foundation. The family foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping families raising children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and developmental disorders, organizations benefiting our military and their families and higher education. Cameron and Katie live in Hudson with their three daughters.

cmiele@kauligcapital.com

Dominic Brault

Managing Director

Dominic Brault joined Kaulig Capital in April 2017. He works directly with Matt Kaulig on providing strategic, financial, and operational oversight for existing investments and evaluating new opportunities.

He has extensive experience in the field of valuation, M&A, capital raising, and investing. Prior to joining Kaulig Capital, Dominic worked in a similar capacity as a Principal at HTV Industries, Inc., a Northeast Ohio-based private investment holding company. He was also a Managing Director at Carleton McKenna & Company, a boutique investment bank, where he advised middle-market companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, fairness opinions, and other strategic advisory engagements.

From 2005 to 2011, Dominic was with Stout Risius Ross, Inc., where he provided financial advisory services to public and private companies on complex finance and accounting matters, including fairness and solvency opinions; purchase and sale advisement; financial and tax SEC/GAAP/IRS reporting; employee stock ownership plans; shareholder disputes; and other corporate, tax, and litigation-related matters. He began his career as an equity research analyst and was one of the original eight founding members of Longbow Research, an independent institutional equity research firm.

Dom@KauligCapital.com

Michele Manilla

Director of Operations

Michele accepted her position at Kaulig Capital, LLC in February of 2017. Here at Kaulig Capital, Michele maintains the day to day operations, making sure all is running smoothly. She’s been involved in the Administrative field for over 20 years.

Michele is a firm believer that respect and kindness matter, and are important factors in life. She enjoys helping others – from keeping them on time and schedule, to going that extra mile to make sure everything comes together.

Michele strives daily to be the best that she can, giving of her time and talents. Her field of expertise started in financial planning. She then moved on to insurance, real estate, and then to a completely new direction with manufacturing and distribution. Since working at Kaulig Capital, Michele has been an immense help with the Santa PICsU Charity and other charity ventures that Kaulig Capital happily supports.

She is an Ohio native, and her favorite vacation spot is Walt Disney World, where she has visited over 10 times since first being introduced to it at 8 years old. In her spare time, Michele enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Michele@KauligCapital.com