Matrix Announces Promotions, Expansion of Marketing Group and Industry Team Addition
RICHMOND, VA – January 23, 2019 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank is pleased to announce several promotions, expansion of its Marketing Group, and the addition of a new industry team member.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for the privilege of working with them this past year, and sincerely appreciate the trust they placed in us as their advisor. Through the hard work and dedication of all of our team members, we successfully advised on 19 merger and acquisition transactions in 2018.
Spencer P. Cavalier, CFA, ASA, Managing Director & Principal, and Cedric C. Fortemps, CFA, Managing Director & Principal, have been named Co-Heads of Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group.
In their new positions, Mr. Cavalier and Mr. Fortemps will lead Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group. They will also be responsible for new client engagement and transaction management, and will provide leadership and support for the professional development of the Group.
Thomas E. Kelso, Managing Director & Principal and President, and former Head of Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group, will continue in his role as President. In addition to managing the firm, he will focus on marketing, supporting group heads in expanding new client development, assisting in transaction management, and developing and implementing strategies for firm growth.
R. H. “Tod” Butler is now a Senior Advisor. Mr. Butler has been a valued member of the Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group since 1999, and has over 45 years of professional experience in the industry. He will continue to be actively involved in marketing and new client development across all groups within the firm.
John C. Duni, CFA, CPA is now a Senior Associate. Mr. Duni has helped advise on over ten successful engagements since joining Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group in 2015. He holds the Certified Public Accountant designation and is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute.
Matrix has expanded its Marketing Group and promoted Honor P. Carver to Director of Marketing & Communications. She is responsible for leading the strategic marketing efforts for the firm and has been with Matrix since 2005. She most recently served as Marketing Manager.
Kelly A. Simons is now Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications. She will be responsible for supporting the marketing efforts for the firm. Mrs. Simons was previously Manager of Administrative Services for the Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group and first joined Matrix in 1998.
Matrix is also pleased to welcome Nathan B. Wah, CPA, Analyst, to the firm as a member of the Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group. He was previously a Senior Audit Associate with KPMG US LLP. He received a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in both Finance and Accounting, and graduated cum laude from Villanova University. He holds the Certified Public Accountant designation.
Mr. Kelso, President of Matrix, said, “We congratulate all of our team members and are pleased to recognize their outstanding contributions to the company. We are excited to have them as part of the foundation upon which we continue to build the firm. Through hard work and our total commitment to the highest standards, the accomplishments of these professionals truly reflect our continued dedication to our core values – the Matrix Principle.”