Matthew F. Sutton

Former Managing Director at CIBC World Markets Corp.

Matthew F. Sutton

Matthew F. Sutton

Former Managing Director at CIBC World Markets Corp.

Biography

Lionheart Ventures
Matthew F. Sutton, Managing Partner

Mr. Sutton has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, having been involved in numerous equity capital market and private placement transactions. Prior to joining Lionheart, Mr. Sutton was a Managing Director at CIBC World Markets and served as a Senior Vice President at Oppenheimer & Company, the firm’s Predecessor. While at CIBC, he was responsible for the oversight of the Boston Research Sales organization. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sutton held several capital raising positions for both private and non-profit enterprises.

Mr. Sutton has served on the board of both corporate and non-profit organizations. He has previously served on the Board of Falcon Software as well as the West End House Boys and Girls Club of Allston Brighton. Currently, he is a Board Member on University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation and The Cambridge-Ellis School.

Mr. Sutton earned his MBA from the Columbia Graduate School of Business. He is a cum laude graduate from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a BA in Political Science.

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Lionheart Ventures

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Founder at Pyramid Hotel Group

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Lionheart Ventures

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Co-Founder & Marketing Director at Lionheart Ventures

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Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

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Former President, North America Division at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide LLC

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

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Former Vice President Marketing for Cement Aggregates at Waters Corp.

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Co-Chair, Wealth Management Group at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

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Head of Capital Formation & Investor Relations at Myriad Asset Management

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Executive Vice President & Group Lead, ICF Olson at ICF International, Inc.

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Matthew F. Sutton
Former Managing Director at CIBC World Markets Corp.
Education
MBA in Finance
Class of 1994

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

BA in Political Science, cum laude
Class of 1986

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Career History
Managing Partner
2007 - 2015

Lionheart Ventures focuses on the acquisition and development of middle-market platform companies in the industrial manufacturing sector. The firm is particularly interested in: (1) niche industrial manufacturers (2) engineered product companies (3) sensors and controls (4) precision mechanical components (5) automotive, aerospace/defense (6) pumps, valves and mixers and (7) other general industrial markets. Lionheart Ventures prefers to invest in profitable middle-market industrial and technology companies with revenues of $5 million to $50 million and EBITDA of $1 million to $10 million. They also consider select turnaround situations

Managing Director
1998 - 2007

Founded in 1969, CIBC World Markets Corp. is a broker/dealer located in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The firm provides a range of credit and capital market products, investment banking and merchant banking services in North America and worldwide. They offer a range of advisory services, as well as underwrite debt, credit and equity products for corporate, government and institutional clients. CIBC world Markets Corp. also provides equity products and services, fixed-income services, foreign exchange products and solutions, securitization and credit structuring services, as well as trades and distributes short-term debt instruments. In addition, the firm originates financial solutions including credit products for medium-sized businesses in Canada. They also provide private equity, mezzanine and bridge financing to companies in North America, Europe and Australia. The company is based in New York City

Senior Vice President
1994 - 1998

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is a leading investment bank and full-service investment firm that provides financial services and advice to high net worth investors, individuals, businesses and institutions. For over 130 years, they have provided investors with the necessary expertise and insight to meet the challenge of achieving their financial goals. Oppenheimer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., an integrated financial services holdings company. Oppenheimer is a registered broker-dealer and investment advisory firm.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
Prior - 2015

Lionheart Ventures focuses on the acquisition and development of middle-market platform companies in the industrial manufacturing sector. The firm is particularly interested in: (1) niche industrial manufacturers (2) engineered product companies (3) sensors and controls (4) precision mechanical components (5) automotive, aerospace/defense (6) pumps, valves and mixers and (7) other general industrial markets. Lionheart Ventures prefers to invest in profitable middle-market industrial and technology companies with revenues of $5 million to $50 million and EBITDA of $1 million to $10 million. They also consider select turnaround situations

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

FalconStor Software, Inc. is a software defined storage company. It provides converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic. The firm's product FreeStor reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. It empowers organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments. FalconStor Software was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

TO INSPIRE AND ENABLE YOUTH, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO NEED US MOST, TO REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE, RESPONSIBLE AND CARING CITIZENS. WEST END HOUSE PROVIDES HIGH-IMPACT PROGRAMS, DELIVERED BY A DYNAMIC TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS, TO ENSURE THAT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SUCCEEDING ACADEMICALLY, EXPLORING AND MASTERING THE ARTS, DEVELOPING CAREER READINESS SKILLS, AND ADOPTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

WE OFFER PRESCHOOL AND IMMERSION LANGUAGE LEARNING FOR CHILDREN AGES 1.9 YEARS TO 6 YEARS.

Director
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TO OPERATE FOR THE EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT OF THE UMASS AMHERST BY RAISING FUNDS FOR THE UMASS AMHERST.

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2007

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

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Gamalon, Inc. develops machine intelligence data software for e-Commerce platforms and manufacturing companies. It develop a technique that lets machines learns to recognize concepts in images or text much more efficiently. The company was founded by Ben Vigoda in 2013 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Lionheart Ventures focuses on the acquisition and development of middle-market platform companies in the industrial manufacturing sector. The firm is particularly interested in: (1) niche industrial manufacturers (2) engineered product companies (3) sensors and controls (4) precision mechanical components (5) automotive, aerospace/defense (6) pumps, valves and mixers and (7) other general industrial markets. Lionheart Ventures prefers to invest in profitable middle-market industrial and technology companies with revenues of $5 million to $50 million and EBITDA of $1 million to $10 million. They also consider select turnaround situations

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