Richard Winegar

Chief Operating Officer
(212) 488-1357

Mr. Winegar is the Chief Operating Officer at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and is the architect of Blue Wolf’s Operating Partner, Safety, Health and Environmental, Cyber Security, and Procurement programs, and a founding member of Blue Wolf’s ESG program. Mr. Winegar has over 30 years of diverse experience across industries including oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and industrial equipment; as a senior executive, an advisor and a private equity operating partner. Since joining Blue Wolf, he has served as the interim COO of Pearl Technologies (Gloucester), ModernMD Urgent Care, and National Home Health Care. Mr. Winegar oversees internal Blue Wolf operations and Blue Wolf’s ESG, portfolio, Operating Partner and Strategic Advisor programs.

Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Winegar worked at Capgemini Consulting and served corporate and private equity clients in vaccine manufacturing, pulp and paper, Department of Defense, and capital equipment manufacturing. During this period, Mr. Winegar began his collaboration with Blue Wolf, serving as Lead Engagement Partner for Transformation Initiatives at Finch Paper Company and Pearl Technologies, and serving as interim COO at Channel Technologies Group.

Previously, Mr. Winegar served as a Principal at Tunnell Consulting, a leading operations and compliance consultancy serving Fortune 100 clients in life sciences. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at American Cyanamid, a global agriculture and specialty chemicals producer. Mr. Winegar began his career at Chevron USA as a Production and Facilities Engineer overseeing the design, contracting, and installation of offshore oil and gas production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mr. Winegar received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a M.B.A. from Columbia University.