About SBW Ventures, Inc.

Steven B. Weintz, Founder & CEO .

Steve is a veteran marketing and business development executive with over thirty years experience with both small companies and Fortune 500 corporations in a wide variety of industries including scientific, medical, niche manufacturing, technology, and finance. Mr. Weintz is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Newsom logo“Steve Weintz did a great job on the sale of Newsom Oil and LP Gas. He advertised the deal on a national basis, and we received over fifty inquiries, had multiple offers, and closed the sale in just over a month.

Steve was on top of every detail from writing the offering prospectus to qualifying and negotiating with prospective buyers to get the best offer from a compatible buyer.

Steve worked with the attorneys, crafted the term sheet, and helped review all the closing documents that included real estate, fixed assets inventory, and blue sky.

It was an efficient and thorough process and I’m very satisfied with the outcome and grateful for Steve’s professional work and expertise.”

Kevin Vincent

President, Newsome Oil & LP Gas


“I’m a strategic planner and numbers kind of guy, but I understand that behind the numbers there is always a story. Steve Weintz is extremely talented in telling the story behind the numbers. Steve did an excellent job communicating the story of Blackfin Rods—how we got started, who we are and where we’re headed. His work led to a successful investor partnership that is a turning point for the Company. Steve is creative, thorough, and a real pleasure to work with.” 

Bill Bolton

CEO, Backfin Rids

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Steve Weintz is a highly experienced and well connected professional who proved to be a godsend to our company at a time when it was critical that we find the right investor – one who could appreciate the value in our team and technology when no conventional lender would.  This was not an easy task, as ours is a highly specialized technical company. Steve’s tireless and intense efforts, together with his extensive network, led to the perfectly matched technical investor, a dramatic increase in business, and the financial basis for a major new product in analytical instruments for biochemical research.

David Doty, PhD,

Founder & CEO, Doty Scientific Inc.


“If you are thinking of buying or selling a business or putting a deal together, you need to talk with Steve Weintz. He will represent you with a high degree of integrity and professionalism; at the same time he is a pit bull when it comes to tracking down prospects and bringing them to the table.”

Stephen LaFrance Jr.,

Founder & CEO , USA Drug

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“Much of success in business–as in life–depends upon problem solving, persistence, endurance and self-honesty. Over a number of years I’ve observed and gotten to know Steve on a personal and professional basis. I can attest he has the character attributes to account for his present and future success.”

William P. Carlton,

former Owner and Founder & CEO, Carlton-Bates

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“Weintz is intelligent, aggressive and tenacious. As a businessman he is bottom-line oriented and works well with numbers. Perhaps his greatest strength is his ability to write: business plans, promotional and marketing plans. As his track record suggests, Weintz is an entrepreneur with a healthy motivation to make money and turn a profit.”

Jackson T. Stephens, Jr.,

Chairman, ExOxEmis, Inc.


“Steve was able to market my company on a national basis to find just the right buyer for my business–one who understands my niche industry and will continue to grow the specialty engineering and  light manufacturing firm I founded over 20 years ago. Steve was professional in our discussions with over a dozen prospective buyers and helped consummate a very satisfactory deal.” 

Glen Warrington

Advance Dust Solutions


“Weintz is intelligent, highly organized and very methodical in his approach to contacting potential acquisition targets. I highly recommend his M&A and business development consulting services.”

Mark Middleton,

Founder & CEO , Middleton Heat and Air

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“Steve has been at times an employee, manager and marketing consultant to The Heritage Company. He’s been a friend and business associate to many at Heritage since 1989. Steve inherited much of  his direct marketing knowledge and talent from his father, Walter Weintz, a pioneer in the direct marketing industry. I recommend his services and work with enthusiasm.”

Sandra Beight Franeke,

Chairman, The Heritage Company


“Steve Weintz has the ability to evaluate and improve any marketing plan. Steve is a very creative and talented writer which allows for ideas to flow freely whether it be for copy or conveying his thoughts to a client. Best of all, Steve is a pleasure to work with, carries himself very well in meetings and knows how to move the ball down the field.”

Geoff Garbacz,

Principal , Quantative Partners, Inc

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“I’ve worked with Steve as the transaction attorney on several different deals. He is passionate about his work and enjoys working with clients. He is great at bringing potential buyers investors, and owners together.”

Rufus E. Wolff,

Principal , Wolf Law Firm

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“It takes a lot to put a deal together working with different interests and often conflicting personalities.  Steve Weintz has a knack for bridging the gaps and bringing people to the table to do business. I’ve known Steve both personally and professionally since 2006 and highly recommend him.” 

Steve Allen, former

CFO, Carlton-Bates