JR Matthews

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Based in Palo Alto, CA, Tregaron Capital is a private equity firm investing equity and mezzanine debt out of a $100 million fund. Tregaron specializes in partnering owners and executives of small to mid-sized companies looking to further scale their businesses. JR is the founder of Tregaron and serves as a Managing Director of the firm. He has been performing successful buyouts for nearly 20 years, as both an executive and investor. While 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 Tregaron, he invested actively as both a venture capital and private equity investor focused on niche companies in a variety of industries. JR, a native of West Virginia 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.