RICHMOND, VA – June 2, 2015 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”) is pleased to announce the addition of John D. Ellison, CFA, Associate to the Media & Communications Group and John C. Duni, CPA, Senior Analyst to the Downstream Energy & Retail Group.  In addition, Stephen C. Lynch, CFA, CPA has been promoted to Senior Associate in Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Retail Group.

Prior to joining Matrix, Mr. Ellison was an Associate with Ewing Bemiss & Company, Equity Research Associate in the Engineering & Construction and Energy Infrastructure Group with BB&T Capital Markets, and a Business Valuation Associate at Keiter, a regional accounting firm.  Mr. Ellison graduated from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in Finance and a second major in Economics.  He is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute.

Mike McHugh, Managing Director and Head of the Media & Communications Group at Matrix said, “John brings substantial experience in M&A and capital raising that will add significant value to our growing team.  His investment banking background serving middle-market clients is a perfect fit for our firm.  He is already actively involved in several engagements, as well as business development responsibilities.”

Mr. Duni was previously an Associate Equity Analyst with BB&T Capital Markets and a Senior Associate with the Assurance & Advisory Services Group at Keiter.  He received a B.B.A in Management from James Madison University and a Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He holds the Certified Public Accountant designation.

Since joining the Downstream Energy & Retail Group in 2011, Mr. Lynch has helped advise on over a dozen successful transactions.  He received both a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Accounting & Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  He holds the Certified Public Accountant designation and is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute.

Tom Kelso, Managing Director and Head of the Downstream Energy & Retail Group at Matrix said, “We are particularly excited to have John begin his M&A career at Matrix. His background and experience will be a good addition to our Downstream Energy & Retail Group.”

Mr. Kelso added, “Stephen has worked exceptionally hard during his time at Matrix and has become an integral part of our Downstream Energy & Retail Group.  His efforts have helped us derive exceptional value for our clients and his promotion is well deserved.”