After spending more than 25 years as a successful private equity investor and fund manager, Peter Castleman founded Westwind in order to invest his own capital. Mr. Castleman believes the fund management business has some fundamental flaws, which a holding company model solves. Specifically, Westwind’s investment principles are:
- No time horizon.
Owning great companies long term is a smart investment decision.
- Unlocking Entrepreneurial spirit.
The greatness of America lies in our country’s entrepreneurial spirit; our investment focus is on expanding and supporting this entrepreneurial spirit.
- Have a strong “Why”.
Invest around a strong vision, mission, and purpose so you are building an enterprise you will be proud of.
Attract, inspire, motivate and align with talented executives.
- Active Involvement.
Success requires perspiration as well as inspiration.
- Never, ever give up.
Building greatness is hard and is a learning process, which requires patience and perseverance.