Brian Mathis, Co-Founder & Senior Advisor
Brian is C Street’s co-founder and Senior Advisor and brings deep experience in finance, government, and politics to the firm.
Prior to co-founding C Street, Brian was a founding partner of Pine Street Alternative Asset Management, and brings significant financial sector experience to C Street, including hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital experience, globally. Before Pine Street, Brian was a Co-Managing Partner of Provident Group Asset Management, LLC (PGAM), where he was a member of the investment committee and primarily responsible for portfolio construction and capital raising. Before joining PGAM, Brian was a Managing Director at Advent Capital Management, responsible for business development and marketing of their multi-strategy, credit and convertible hedge fund strategies. Prior to Advent, Brian was a Director at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), a fund of hedge funds with over $7.5 billion of assets under management. At PAAMCO, he was a member of the Investment Management Committee, evaluating directional hedge fund strategies and portfolio asset allocation and guiding strategic initiatives for the firm, including establishing PAAMCO’s London office. Before PAAMCO, Brian served as a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in various private equity groups focusing on investments in the hedge fund space, later-stage venture/growth capital, and mid-cap LBOs, as well as private equity placements. Brian was also on the Board of Directors/Advisors for PlusFunds (observer), Eastport Operating Partners LP, Edison Schools, LinksCorp, and Bell Sports.
Brian’s career began as a Congressional Black Caucus Fellow serving in the U.S. House of Representatives Chief Deputy Whip Office of the Honorable John Lewis, as well as the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Hon. Fritz Hollings, Chairman). Subsequently, Brian served as a political appointee of President Clinton at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and continues to be engaged in public policy and Democratic politics. Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vericast and NewHold Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: NHIC).
Brian received a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan Business School and a J.D./M.P.A. from Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, respectively.