Meriwether Group is a company that helps entrepreneurs grow their business. It is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has an additional office located in the San Francisco area. At Meriwether Group they help every size of business with their services whether it’s a company in the initial stages of being a startup or a very seasoned brand. These services include help with key growth opportunities such as rolling out a product to retail or sourcing materials more efficiently and/or at less cost. They can also help create a succession plan or a defined exit strategy when either is called for.
Seeing to their client’s capital needs, the team at Meriwether Group is able to provide capital whether it is for the short or long term. Short term loans are sourced through a Mezzanine Debt Fund. Long term loans are through Village Family Capital which is a financing partner of Meriwether Group. These funds are used to accelerate the client’s business and get them on the path to success.
David Howitt, the founder of Meriwether Group, is an entrepreneur himself. In addition to founding Meriwether Group, he was also a co-founder of another company, Oregon Chai. He successfully sold Oregon Chai to another company in 2004 before founding Meriwether Group. At Meriwether Group, he is the Chief Executive Officer and oversees the company’s day to day activities.
Sawyer Howitt, the son of David Howitt, also works for Meriwether Group. He started working for the firm in mid-2015 as a Business Strategy Analyst. In this role, he focused on the retail experience and how the incorporation of new technologies could enhance the customer’s experience as well as make more profit for the business owner.
At the beginning of 2017, Sawyer Howitt became a Project Manager at Meriwether Group. He serves as an advisor on small and large scale business development strategies. He has developed a lot of experience in how to build a brand and what makes one tick. He will be attending the University of California, Berkeley in the fall where he will be part of the Entrepreneurial Finance degree program.