Solamere Exec Helps Lead Romney Fundraising Effort

An executive at Solamere Capital LLC, the fund-of-funds manager and co-investment firm founded by Mitt Romney‘s son Tagg Romney(pictured), is once again taking a leading role in the presidential candidate’s fundraising effort, Tagg Romney told Buyouts.

Managing Partner Spencer Zwick, who helped Tagg Romney establish Solamere Capital, is finance chair for the Romney campaign, working in concert with finance director Mason Fink, who handles the campaign’s day-to-day fundraising duties.

Zwick is still a full-time managing partner at Solamere, Tagg Romney said in an e-mail. Though he chairs the Romney campaign’s fundraising effort, he is more of a senior advisor helping to put Fink—who served as Zwick’s deputy in the 2008 campaign—in touch with influential donors, Tagg Romney said.

Romney added that he would “help my dad on a volunteer basis in my free time, but my primarily responsibility remains with Solamere.”

Zwick, 31, also helped lead fundraising for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid, when, according to Solamere Capital’s Web site, he was “the youngest person in history to hold the position of National Finance Director for a presidential campaign.” Prior to that, Zwick had also served as deputy chief of staff and COO for Romney when the latter was governor of Massachusetts.

Solamere Capital closed its debut fund in March of last year with $255 million in commitments. Notable investors included Mitt Romney, Lee Scott, the former CEO of Wal-Mart, and Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and California gubernatorial candidate.

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