Tom Eidelman and Ben Weiss grew up on the same street named Daytona in Clayton, Missouri. Growing up, they were active and competitive kids with a love of sports, friends, and family. Their drive brought them independently to running their own companies in the investment industry.
As President and portfolio manager, Tom Eidelman led Eidelman Virant from 2004-2021 to achieve significant firm, client, and asset growth and an industry-leading performance. As manager of 8th & Jackson Partners, a concentrated equity hedge fund, Ben Weiss achieved a strong track record since he founded it in 2014. Ben accomplished this feat by concentrating in high-quality businesses using his specialization in the selection of companies with advantaged businesses and outstanding customer experiences along with industry specific expertise in media, telecom, and consumer companies. In 2017, Tom and Ben discovered their shared love of investing, business philosophy, pursuit of excellence, and commitment to delivering outperformance for clients and partnered to add value to both Eidelman Virant and 8th & Jackson clients.
In 2022, Tom and Ben pursued their vision; to build an investment firm focused on achieving outperformance by adhering to the following principles:
And with that,
Daytona Street was born.
Tom Eidelman, CFA®
As President of Daytona Street, Tom Eidelman serves on the investment team and oversees the firm’s business strategy, client service, business development, HR, and back office operations. Tom also serves as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). Tom specializes in the selection of companies with outstanding corporate cultures and has industry expertise in financial, technology, consumer, and industrial companies. Tom received his B.S. in Business from Indiana University with a double major in Finance and Computer Information Systems in 2001.
David Eidelman, CFA®
CHIEF INVESTEMENT STRATEGIST
David Eidelman serves as Chief Investment Strategist. Prior to his current role, David served as President of Eidelman Virant Capital from 1982-2022. David started his investment career in 1969 with Scherck, Stein, & Franc, Inc. where he performed research for financial institutions. In 1970, he joined I.M. Simon & Co. as Director of Research and became a Partner in 1972. He joined Reinholdt and Gardner in 1975, serving as Director of Research and as a General Partner. In 1978, he accepted the position of Executive Vice President with Northwestern Bottle Company, one of the nation’s largest container distributors. David received his B.B.A in finance and his M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
CLIENT SERVICE & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Amy is a Client Service & Operations Manager for Daytona Street Capital. Her primary responsibilities include client service, reporting, accounting, and other back-office operations. Prior to joining Daytona Street Capital, Amy worked at Eidelman Virant Capital from 2015-2018. Prior to that, Amy was a Vice President at CitiMortgage, Inc. Amy received her B.A. in Educational Studies from Lindenwood University in 2006.
Ben Weiss, JD
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER (CIO)
Ben Weiss graduated from Vanderbilt University Magna Cum Laude, and from Washington University School of Law where he earned the F. Hodge O’Neal award for receiving the highest grade in corporate law in his graduating class. Prior to Daytona Street, Ben worked as a corporate and securities lawyer at Thompson Coburn, and an equity analyst at a New York-based hedge fund, ADW Capital. Ben founded his own hedge fund, 8th & Jackson Partners L.P. in 2014. Ben is a published author and frequent guest contributor to entertainment trade publications.
Stanley Finger, PhD
Stan is a Portfolio Manager for Daytona Street Capital. Prior to that, Stan worked at Eidelman Virant Capital from 1982-2022. In addition to portfolio management responsibilities, he is responsible for investment research and concentrates in the analysis and selection of banks, savings and loans, and insurance securities. Stan joined the faculty at Washington University in 1968 and is currently a Professor Emeritus. He has published over 100 articles and 7 books in the biomedical area and also provides valuable insight into medical related investments. Stan received his B.A. from Hunter College in 1964, his M.A. in 1966, and Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1968.
EQUITY RESEARCH ANALYST
Amy Eidelman joined Daytona Street as an Equity Research Analyst in 2023. Prior to that, Amy worked as a research analyst at Eidelman Virant Capital from 2020-2022. Prior to that, Amy co-founded and served as director of patient services and product development at Center Aesthetic & Dermatology located in New York City. She also has years of experience in retail where she worked as a national trainer and merchandise manager for Sephora and Bloomingdale’s in New York City. Amy graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 1998.