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Matt Malone
Managing Partner

Before founding Succession Capital Partners in 2009, Matt Malone spent three years as a Managing Director with Hunt Investment Corporation, the private-equity division of Hunt Consolidated, a diversified-holding company directed by Fortune 50 member, Ray L. Hunt. Mr. Malone opened and operated Hunt’s only investment office outside of Dallas, TX. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he focused on consumer products and retail investments. Mr. Malone was responsible for originating, executing, managing and harvesting portfolio company investments.

Prior to joining Hunt Private Equity, Mr. Malone spent eight years as a Principal at Winston Partners, a private equity firm in the Washington, DC area owned by Marvin Bush. While at Winston, he focused on investments in consumer product, retail and niche manufacturing companies.

Prior to joining Winston Partners, Mr. Malone was a Manager with Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice specializing in the introduction of strategic and financial improvement initiatives. He led the integration efforts of the NASDAQ’s acquisition of the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).

Mr. Malone was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow and graduated with a master’s degree in International Finance from Adam Smith School of Economics and Finance at University of Glasgow in Scotland. As an undergraduate, Mr. Malone graduated magna cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa designation from Hampden-Sydney College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics.

Sample of Current and Former Boards

Chairman – JES Companies
Chairman – Independence Materials Group
Chairman – Shipyard Staffing
Chairman – PetroChem Recovery Services
Succession Real Estate Holdings Group

Chairman – Shearers Foods
Chairman – Ginsey Home Solutions
Chairman – Universal Companies
Fetch, LLC
Digital Focus
Royal Court Charlotte, LLC
Association for Corporate Growth – Charlotte Chapter
The FSL Group
National Waste Services
Eastern Shore Environmental
American Background

Serving The Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States


“I carefully selected an investment partner to not only continue the top line growth of JES, but a partner that had the operational expertise to further improve our efficiency and enhance our delivery for our customers. Succession Capital Partners' hands-on commitment and proven track record of working with families, while successfully growing businesses, made them the best firm to entrust with JES’ continued evolution.”

- Jesse Waltz, president and owner of JES Foundation Repair

When considering an exit strategy from my business, I had two towering concerns, my employees and my former customers. Matt made it clear from the beginning that he would take care of both of them by building on my efforts of 32 years and infusing the much needed capital to unleash the full potential of my unique brand and growing it to a level that I never thought possible. I could not be happier with my decision to work with Matt and his team to help move me to the next chapter in my life.

- Allen Gantt, former president of Mount Valley Foundation Services Inc.

"Shipyard Staffing needed to address several internal succession issues, as well as our marine staffing business needed to expand. SCP's philosophy of buying, holding onto and growing companies is truly unique in today's market and exactly what we were hoping to find in a buyer."

- Russell Landry, former owner of Shipyard Staffing

"Succession Capital Partners' understanding of the emotional challenges of selling a family-owned business combined with their depth of industry knowledge and dedication to the growth and professional development of our employees made them the ideal investors for our company."

- Becky Fenska, former owner of PetroChem

"Matt/JES has a vision I embrace - the freedom to grow and to choose our own destiny. With the resources JES will invest in Tar Heel, we now are free to take our mission and purpose throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond,"

- Pete Burgess, CEO of Tar Heel Basement Systems