Matty Yohannan is Chief of Staff at Digital Colony to Chief Executive Officer Marc Ganzi. Mr. Yohannan will support executing the ‘digital playbook’ and help to build, lead and grow Digital Colony. He will focus on the firm’s strategic projects and evaluate new non-private equity growth initiatives.
Mr. Yohannan brings over 20 years of sourcing, structuring, investing and fundraising experience to Digital Colony. Throughout his career, he has completed over 60 transactions, raising and investing over $3 billion of capital across different industries, geographies and asset classes.
Prior to Digital Colony, Mr. Yohannan was Founder and Managing Partner at Deacon Arch Partners, a family office and investment advisory firm. Prior to Deacon Arch, he was a Managing Director at ShareNett, a family office investment platform founded by Jim Pallotta (Raptor Group), where he led the origination and investment efforts and was a Member of the Investment Committee and Management Committee.
Mr. Yohannan spent over fifteen years in investment management with a focus on technology, media and telecommunications (“TMT”), including as TMT Sector Head on the founding investment team at Charter Bridge Capital, a sector-focused long/short equity fund, growing assets under management from $25 million to over $300 million in less than two years and as Portfolio Manager at both Balyasny Asset Management and Visium Asset Management. Prior to business school, he was a Senior Associate in the Private Equity Group at Robertson Stephens. He began his career in the Structured Products Group at Bankers Trust Securities..
Mr. Yohannan received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU in 1996 and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with a Certificate in Public Management & Social Innovation in 2003. Mr. Yohannan is an alumnus of the SEO Career Program, a Toigo Foundation Fellow, a finalist for the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses Program in Detroit and a Board Member of the BUILD Institute.