Samuel Valenti, III
Samuel Valenti, III is a Senior Advisor to Auxo. Mr Valenti has extensive knowledge and expertise in the management of diversified manufacturing businesses and subject matter expertise in the areas of finance, economics, corporate governance and asset management.
Mr. Valenti currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Valenti Capital and World Capital Partners; he is Chairman of TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS ), Director of American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE: AXL) and Director of Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN).
Mr. Valenti served for over 40 years as a Senior Executive and Corporate Officer of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), including as President of Masco Capital Corporation. He served as Chairman of the Investment Advisory Board of the $50 billion State of Michigan retirement system and spearheaded the State's initial investments in private equity, venture capital as well as a broad range of alternative investments.
Mr. Valenti served on the Harvard Business School Advisory Council and currently serves on the advisory council at the University of Notre Dame and the advisory board at the University of Michigan Business School Zell-Lurie Institute. He is a member of Business Leaders for Michigan and serves as chair of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.
Mr. Valenti holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics, with distinction, from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude.