Matt Kaulig and Tim Clepper
The family of Kaulig Companies is managed by Matt Kaulig and Tim Clepper. Their strong leadership and savvy entrepreneurship have helped shape each company into what it is today.
Matt Kaulig, President and Owner of LeafFilter® North, Inc. and Kaulig Racing™ Inc., is a successful entrepreneur and business owner.
Born in Columbus, OH, and raised in Cincinnati, Matt moved to the Chicago area at age 14 where he attended high school. He then came to Northeast Ohio to attend the University of Akron, where he was a standout quarterback for the Zips. Until this day, Matt remains heavily involved in the Akron Zips community, as he provides aid for the school’s football programs and lends a helping hand in sponsoring events.
During his time at the University of Akron, Matt met his wife, Lisa, who was an Akron Cheerleader from Copley, OH. Falling in love with the area, Matt decided to establish roots in Northeast Ohio when he started LeafFilter® Gutter Protection in 2005 from the basement of his home.
Thirteen years later, his fast-growing company grew from one small office in Hudson, OH, to the leading international gutter protection brand. LeafFilter® has been recognized nationally by numerous publications, earning awards for being a Top Remodeler in the nation and receiving recognition for the company’s growth and expansion.
Taking his decades of experience combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, Kaulig has shifted into his newest roles as Chairman of Kaulig Capital, Kaulig Companies Foundation, Kaulig Families Foundation, and Kaulig Media. He seeks to provide comprehensive investment and wealth management services, while building long-term relationships with his clients.
Tim Clepper is the President of Kaulig Companies Limited, the Single Member Family Office for Matt Kaulig and his direct family.
For more than 20 years, Tim has been in the financial management business and holds all of his professional asset management licenses which includes the Series 7, 9/10 and 65. Throughout his career, Tim has been responsible for the management of significant financial assets for individuals and businesses. Thus, his professional background is substantial. In 2008, at the age of 33, he was named Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Group. As a result of the shifting landscape of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and the 2008 financial crisis, Tim launched Ellsworth Private Wealth Management, LLC.
In 2016, Tim was brought in by successful entrepreneur Matt Kaulig, founder, owner and CEO of LeafFilter, to build and manage the Single Member Family Office, Kaulig Companies. As President of the Single Member Family Office, Tim has built, along with Matt, the family office to own and manage brands across a broad spectrum of businesses including consumer products, finance, media/marketing and sports/entertainment. Kaulig Companies Limited also owns Kaulig Capital, the investment arm of Kaulig Companies; Kaulig Racing, Inc., a professional race team in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series; Kaulig Media, LLC, a full-service marketing and advertising agency; as well as The Kaulig Companies Charitable Giving Programs, which includes the Kaulig Foundation. In 2017, The Kaulig Charitable Giving Programs supported over 40 501(c)(3) organizations.
Tim is a board member for several businesses and 501(c)3 organizations including, but not limited to: LeafFilter, Ellsworth Advisors (RIA), Kaulig Foundation, LeBron Advisory Board (LAB) I Promise School, Alex N. Sill Public Adjusters and Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation Board. In 2013, he was the founder of Santa PICsU, a 501(c)(3) organization, which was formed to bring the “healing power of giving” to children and families in traumatic situations. Santa PICsU focuses on children and families who are in local Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) on a year-round basis.
Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kent State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He is a member of Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH, Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson, OH and the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, PA. Tim enjoys being with his family and everything that he can do outside, including hunting, fishing, skiing, golf, and coaching lacrosse. Tim has been married for 19 years to his wife, Amy, and together they have three children.