Michael C. Adams
Mr. Adams founded Cornerstone Industrial Group in 1997 after 10 years in investment banking. Since its founding, Mr. Adams has acquired nine manufacturing businesses. As Chairman of Wahl Refractory Holdings, LLC, Mr. Adams is actively involved in key management decision-making, strategic development, and implementation as well as ongoing acquisition activities. Mr. Adams formerly served as Chairman of Swiss-Tech, LLC (Delavan, WI) as well as interim CEO from 2011-2012.
Mike served as President of Cornerstone Industrial Holdings, a converter of flexible, non-metallic materials. He was also President and CEO of Midwest Tooling Group, a company formed to acquire and consolidate plastic tooling manufacturers.
During his time in investment banking with NatCity Investments, Reserve Capital Group, Prescott, Ball & Turben and L.F. Rothschild (New York), Mr. Adams focused on sourcing, structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions for middle-market companies. He also worked on a variety of public offerings, private placements of debt and equity securities and valuations of privately held companies.
Mr. Adams has a Computer Science degree from Colgate University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration.
Todd S. McCuaig
Mr. McCuaig was a Managing Director of Cornerstone from 2005 - 2016 and is currently the President of Signum Displays (Solon, Ohio).
Mr. McCuaig has 30 years of experience investing in small businesses and contributing to value creation. In twelve years at National City Equity Partners, he participated in investing over $700 million of equity and subordinated debt in more than 100 businesses in many industries, with a focus on manufacturing and industrial businesses. He has worked at the board level with more than 30 companies, actively involved information and implementation of business strategy. Mr. McCuaig previously managed the investment activities of a family holding company in Toronto after starting his career as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch Canada.
Mr. McCuaig has a degree in Honors Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.