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.”



ETI Acquires Aerospace and Department of Defense Provider Starwin Industries, Inc.
ENGLEWOOD, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2018 — ETI Mission Controls LLC, a Simon Group Holdings (SGH) company, has completed its acquisition of Starwin Industries, Inc., of Kettering, Ohio, announced CEO Bill McLendon today. Founded in 1978, Starwin is a leading provider of more than 250 components and assemblies for military aircraft, naval
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Atlas Oil’s Emergency Fueling Response Team Deploys Trucks to Hurricane
Taylor, Mich., Sept. 12, 2018 – Atlas Oil deployed over 50 emergency fueling assets within 48 hours from terminals around the country, drawing on our diversified supply points and nationwide network of vetted carrier partners to ensure those affected by Hurricane Florence remain operational throughout
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Macomb Hall of Fame Inductees Take Center Stage Thursday
There are many businesses and individuals who stand out in Macomb County and every year for the past 18 years the Macomb Foundation has named a select few to the Macomb Hall of Fame. This year there are five. Thom Lipari of Lipari Foods along
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Energy Tech Startup FuelNOW Chooses WeWork Houston as Headquarters
Houston, Texas – August 28, 2018 – FuelNOW has hit explosive growth strides throughout 2018. The company has identified the potential Houston has afforded in areas of market opportunity, energy-focused startup communities and talent. Because of that, FuelNOW is thrilled to be making it the
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Simon Group Holdings Companies VESTA Modular and Atlas Oil Collaborate to Provide Temporary Housing for Frac and Rig Fueling Business
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., August 20, 2018 – Simon Group Holdings (SGH) companies VESTA Modular and Atlas Oil have partnered to establish a modular housing solution for Atlas’ Frac and Rig business in Odessa, TX. The modular housing units, provided by VESTA, are a cost-effective solution for
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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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