GW Advisors was founded by information industry veterans, Fletcher Grundmann and Nelson Woehrle. Fletcher Grundmann is a Managing Director of ProfessionaLink, a firm GW Advisors acquired in an MBO, and co-founded PA Advisors, a market research consultancy. Nelson Woehrle created ProfessionaLink’s LBO business and remains an Managing Director of ProfessionaLink.

GW Advisors was created as investment vehicle to acquire ProfessionaLink, small buyouts and co-investments of complementary information businesses.