Where Collaboration Breeds Innovation

At SGH, we’re collaborative, innovative and digitally disruptive. Our diverse portfolio of strategic investment partnerships allows us to leverage relationships across brands and drive successful outcomes. And we put our own resources and talent into every investment and acquisition. The driving philosophy here is simple: We don’t invest in companies, we invest in and empower great people.

We don’t just think out of the box; we don’t even see the box. Most importantly, we are always moving forward.


Bill McLendon

President & CEO, ETI Tech

“Sam’s passion for the U.S. military and strong relationships in the aerospace industry laid the foundation for a long and healthy partnership.”

Jason Hamama

CEO, Hamama Properties

“Sam’s leadership team provides great feedback, but allows you to run with your business. They’re a great investment partner.”


Moses Shepherd

CEO, ACE Investment Group

“I’ve known Sam for over 30 years. Our relationship is so much more than just business. I trust in his team and am thankful for the value they bring to my business.”

Michael Berger

President, Berger Realty Group

“The SGH leadership team sees the big picture and knows how to make things better.”

Dan McMurtrie

Founder & CEO, VESTA Modular

“Sam’s not afraid to talk about his failures, which has taught me a great deal about knowing when to walk away from a deal.”

Rick Nini

President, CEO, Corporate Eagle

“I like doing business with someone that has a moral compass.”



Interns Tell All: Why SGH Was the Right Fit
At Simon Group Holdings, we have deemed the warm-weather months as “intern season.” Every year, interns full of passion, energy and eagerness to learn join our team; and we welcome them into the SGH family with open arms. For us, an internship goes beyond getting
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Crain’s Detroit Special Report: American Dreams – Sam Simon
“The harder you work, the luckier you get,” said Sam Simon. Simon, who is now 54, arrived in Detroit when he was 9, fleeing persecution as Armenian Catholics in Iraq with his parents and four siblings. For the first six months, they lived in a
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Three Characteristics of Digital Disruption
In our digital age, the word disruption has acquired a new meaning. Previously, disruption implied something negative and invasive – and for many companies, it still does. But for other organizations, disruption has become a buzz word casually thrown around in strategy and planning sessions.
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How to Become a Digital Brand
There’s no denying digitization has turned our world upside down. We’ve forgotten how to function without the internet, every service imaginable is at our fingertips and when it comes to reputation, there is nowhere to hide. The fact that the universe has gone digital isn’t
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Team vs. Individuals: What it Means to Win Together
Photo courtesy of nba.com/Zions Bank. Since our days of little league baseball, soccer camp and science fairs, we’ve been advised time and time again that there is “no I in Team.” The Utah Jazz’s series victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, advancing the team to
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More Family Wealth Stays Local with Family Offices
Call it the rise of the family office. Wealthy families in southeastern Michigan are increasingly hiring investment professionals and setting up their own offices to vet business deals instead of investing passively by writing checks to wealth management firms or private equity companies.
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Why People are Key to the Success of Your Business
Whether you’re a distinguished MBA with decades of experience or just kicking off your first startup, finding the right method for measuring the success of your business is crucial. However, success metrics are not necessarily a one-size-fits-all model. Obvious KPIs such as, “Am I making
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Atlas Oil, Total Announce New Lubricants Partnership
HOUSTON, Tex., April 10, 2018 – Atlas Oil Company is now a Total Specialties USA, Inc. authorized lubricants distributor, cementing Atlas’ vision of a single-source service model of premium lubricants and bulk fuel supply for its customers. “We know our customers expect only the best products and services,
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Northwood University Honors Simon Group Holdings Founder and Chairman as 2018 Outstanding Business Leader
Birmingham-based Simon Group Holdings’ founder and chairman Sam Simon has been honored as one of six recipients of Northwood University’s 2018 Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) award. The awards were given at the 38th Annual Outstanding Business Leader Awards Gala which was held at The Breakers
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