JR has been performing successful buyouts for nearly 20 years, as both an executive and an investor. While still in his twenties, he led the buy-out of a group of East Coast wholesale, retail and real estate companies. Over 10 years, he grew the companies to over $80 million in revenue and 300 employees and successfully exited through a strategic sale.
As an investor, JR focuses on buyouts and growth opportunities. Before founding Caldicot, he invested actively as both a venture capital and private equity investor focusing on niche companies in a variety of industries.
Matthews received a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University with Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude honors and Distinction and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors.