Willner Capital, Inc. (WC) is a Boca Raton, Florida based opportunistic investment company specializing in both long and short positions primarily in small-cap publicly traded equities.
Michael J. Willner, Esq., founder of WC, has been an active investor for over forty years.
Although not his preference, Mr. Willner’s past experience has included playing the role of an activist investor in the telecommunication and security industries. In particular, Mr. Willner played an activist role at Intervoice and American Science and Engineering. After a successful proxy contest, Mr. Willner was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intervoice, Inc., a Dallas, Texas based telecommunications company.
Both of these publicly traded companies were taken over by much larger concerns subsequent to Mr. Willner’s activist involvement.
Mr. Willner has also served as a Director of Meridian Bank, a publicly traded state chartered commercial bank headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
WC primary employs fundamental analysis and event driven strategies to make these long & short investment decisions. WC strives to become very knowledgeable in the industries that it invests and remains keenly focused on the competitive landscape in that industry.
Over the past several years, WC has made numerous investments in the medical/pharmaceutical cannabis space as well as the oncology space, focusing primarily on small and micro-cap clinical stage biotechnology companies that are hoping to address significant unmet medical needs.
Mr. Willner has recently been quoted in the New York Times business section and has served on numerous panel discussions and advisory boards regarding his investments in the medical/pharmaceutical cannabis industry.
Mr. Willner is both an Attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from Emory University Law School as a member of the Emory Law Review. Subsequently, he practiced real estate law with New York City-based Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, one of the nation’s most prominent international law firms.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Willner practiced as a CPA and was employed by Arthur Andersen & Company, a national accounting firm, where he practiced in Arthur Andersen’s tax department.
Mr. Willner is also the founder of Willner Properties Commercial Services, Inc., a privately held real estate investment company that has been actively involved in developing and investing in office, retail, industrial and residential properties throughout Pennsylvania, South Florida and Utah.