Matthew (Matt) Karnes has over 25 years of diverse finance and accounting experience. Prior to founding GreenWave Advisors LLC, Matt worked in equity research focusing on the Radio Broadcasting and Cable Television industries for First Union Securities. Matt also covered Satellite Communication at SG Cowen and in addition, worked with the top ranked Consumer Internet analyst at Bear Stearns & Co – this team was consistently recognized by the Institutional Investor’s “All America Research Team”. As a sellside equity analyst, Matt authored and co-authored numerous emerging industry research reports including such names as Google, Sirius, XM Satellite Radio, DIRECTV and EchoStar Communications.
Matt was also Principal and Senior Equity Analyst at Bull Path Capital Management, a New York City based hedge fund, where he was responsible for investment strategies of emerging technologies primarily within the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. Prior to his career on Wall Street, Matt held various finance and accounting positions at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Deloitte as well as at Texaco Inc. where he worked throughout the U.S., Europe, The Caribbean and Asia. Additionally at Chase, Matt was responsible for implementing the bank’s corporate accounting policies on commodity, interest rate and foreign currency derivative products. Matt graduated from Fordham University with an MBA in finance and earned a B.S. Business Administration with a double major in accounting and finance from Miami University (OH). Matt is also a Certified Public Accountant.
GMR Executive Spotlight Q&A-
Full birth name: Matthew Alan Karnes
Company: GreenWave Advisors (founded in 2014)
Years at current company: 5
Miami University – Oxford, OH: B.S. Majors, Accounting and Finance
Fordham University – NewYork, NY: MBA International Finance
Certified Public Accountant – New York State
Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: There is not one single accomplishment that stands out as the “most successful”. I have had the privilege of working with the best and brightest throughout my career with a success story each step of the way. Starting with my tenure as an auditor at a “Big Four” accounting firm to the experience gained as an equity analyst at a Bulge Bracket investment bank, there have been many accomplishments but realized mostly through team work.
Company’s most successful achievement: As the industry gets ready to explode, we have much more to accomplish. Given my background in accounting/auditing, as well buyside and sellside equity research, GreenWave is uniquely positioned to provide unbiased, independent financial research and analysis. In this regard, and with 5 years now under our belt (GreenWave was founded in 2014), we are better able to read between the lines, connect the dots and ask the probing questions. With so many uknowns that loom, we provide a differentiated service offering with our brand established as the “go to” resource for investors.
Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): No
Any plans on raising capital in the future? Not at the present time
Most important company 5 year goal: Stay tuned.