Luke Westerman is the Chairman and CEO of Solomon Global Holdings INC, a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies across various industries. Solomon Global Holdings seeks out investment opportunities in lower middle market companies poised for significant growth and subsequently owns large equity stakes in a diverse range of businesses including IT, telecom, defense & security, consumer goods, utilities, web-based, real estate, strategic consulting, natural gas, and investment management. Mr. Westerman oversees all facets of Solomon Global Holdings business.
Mr. Westermanâ€™s Wall Street experience includes tenure as Vice President of Investments for JPMorgan Chase as well as Fifth Third Securities where he was responsible for due diligence, investment selection and overall portfolio management. He also provided comprehensive financial services to key executives at several Fortune 500 corporations and executives at several emerging technology companies.
Mr. Westerman is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University where he earned a BS in Finance and Marketing. Mr. Westerman currently serves on the Boards of Directors for a number of privately held companies as well as non-profit organizations. He also serves as senior advisor to a number of companies in the defense industry. He is a regular keynote speaker and lecturer at universities and business seminars nationwide speaking on a variety of subjects including entrepreneurship, modern venture capital, global economics, and ethics. Mr. Westerman is also heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors and is active in several charities and non-profit organizations. He currently serves as Director for The Westerman Family Foundation which provides financial support to educational institutions, animal rescues, as well as funds organizations which provide support to United States Veterans.