"If you want to go fast, then go alone - if you want to go far, then go together."
-Marshawn Lynch, NFL running back
Matthew is the Founder and Partner of Evergreen Growth Partners.
Prior to EGP, Matthew was co-founder and CEO of Replenish for 7 years, a venture-backed food technology company based in San Francisco, CA. There he was involved in all aspects of the business, from operations and sales, to product development. His team grew revenues from $0 - $2M in 18 months. They successfully partnered with a Tier 1 manufacturing supplier in HK and a Top 3 convenient store chain in Japan. He currently sits on the Board of Replenish.
Before Replenish, Matthew worked for The Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm. He focused on clients in the Technology, Media, and Telecom sectors.
Matthew holds a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., where he graduated as the elected Co-President of his alumni class.
EGP is backed by a diverse group of business leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, family offices, and institutions.
Business leaders, entrepreneurs, executives
Alex is the former CEO of mTab, a data intelligence company.
Founder of Arbor Diagnostics, a women’s health diagnostic platform that services the Southern Region; and Aspen Insights, a technology-enabled service in the clinical research space.
Andy is the former CEO of Behavioral Health Group, an outpatient substance abuse treatment company.
Mark is the former CEO of Staff One HR, a HR managed services company.
Lucas Braun and
Lucas and Ryan are the former President and CEO of OnRamp, a hybrid cloud hosting company focused on high security applications.
Tyler is the current CEO of Falcon Ambulance, a Northern California based non-emergency medical transportation company.
Family offices and partnerships
Endurance Search Partners
Richard Augustyn is Founder of both Extensis and NIP Group, two market leading business services companies.
Larry Dunn has extensive experience in financial and risk management, and also serves as NIP Groups’ CFO.
Tiffany Augustyn worked on the investment side of many middle market deals, focusing on buyout and growth investments.
David Dodson is a Professor at Stanford School of Business and Co-founder and Chairman of Sanku, a supplier of fortified foods for the developing world.
Susan Pohlmeyer was previously an investor at the Stanford Endowment.
Will is the founder of Housatonic Partners and author of "The Outsiders."
Funds that invest exclusively in small and medium-sized private businesses
Founded by Jeff Stevens, one of the first search fund entrepreneurs who managed and exited three acquisitions. Jeff and his team bring 20+ years of experience investing in business leaders.
Ashley Giesler has worked with companies through periods of rapid growth by creating and executing business and capital strategies, negotiating complex transactions, and managing transformational events in a company’s lifecycle.
Pacific Lake Partners
Co-founded by Jim Southern and Coley Andrews, Pacific Lake's experience spans from the first search fund acquisition in 1984 to today. The firm has invested in over 100 search funds in the last five years across the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Africa.
Trilogy Search Partners
Founded by the leadership teams of some of the largest mobile operations companies in the US, Trilogy is deeply resourced across the ecosystem to help acquisitions grow to the next stage.