|University of California, Berkeley, BA||2010|
Matthew Brown is a Managing Director & Founding Principal at Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners. He is an alternative investment financier with emphasis on real estate, renewable energy, and distressed asset classes.
Prior to Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, Matthew was the Managing Director at The Frankfurt Group & Holdings, a Dallas, Texas-based conglomerate investment firm where he raised and deployed over $100M in private equity for alternative investments, including film finance where he facilitated financing and distribution for over two-dozen feature films/documentaries.
Matthew has a exceptional background in renewable energy finance, having served as the Managing Director at Lestis Wind, Hydro & Solar, a fund for the development of utility-scale wind, run-of-river, and solar technology, and Epplament Energy, the business vehicle for the development and financing of wind technology in West Texas to deliver power to the ERCOT grid. He led all fundraising efforts ($300M+) for both Epplament Energy and Lestis Wind, Hydro & Solar and identified, assessed and modeled over $13B of potential wind, run-of-river and solar projects at different development stages. Matthew orchestrated $2.65B of RFP bids for utility-scale wind and solar facilitates. Matthew’s representative investments include solar facilities in New Jersey and Southern Europe, as well as wind assets in West Texas and Western Europe.
Matthew was also instrumental in the public sector, having been involved in the implementation of PACE, a U.S. special energy financing district providing innovative means of financing for energy efficiency improvements, having implemented PACE-like facilities via legislation support and commercialization of $1B in federal financing for residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency improvement within municipalities across the United States. He also serves as an adviser to U.S. and European financial institutions’ renewable energy portfolios.
Matthew studied Entrepreneurial Management at Texas Christian University’s (TCU) M.J. Neeley School of Business in Fort Worth, Texas. He resides in Houston, Texas.