A.J. Matsuura, C.E.O. - Mr. Matsuura founded EFM Capital Partners in 2005, and has more than 25 years of M&A, private equity and restructuring experience. EFM has been an equity investor in Pro-Motion Distributing (PMD) and Residential Design Services (RDS). Mr. Matsuura was a member of PMD's Board of Directors, served as its CEO, and led its successful Chapter 11 restructuring completed in 2013. He continues to serve as an advisor to the company. Mr. Matsuura has also served on the Board of Directors of RDS until its successful sale in 2014.
Prior to EFM, Mr. Matsuura was a Managing Director at Kinsman Capital from 1998 to 2004 where he co-managed a $150 million private equity fund. At Kinsman Capital, he served on the Boards of Directors of Interior Specialists, Inc. and SpeakerCraft, Inc.
From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Matsuura was a Managing Director at Pacific Corporate Group (PCG), where he co-managed a $2.5 billion direct private equity investment program for CalPERS as well as the direct-equity portion of two fund-of-funds vehicles managed by PCG.
From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Matsuura was an integral part of Ernst & Young’s Corporate Finance (EYCF) practice in New York and Los Angeles. While at EYCF, Mr. Matsuura acted as the financial advisor to companies in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financings. He also advised Boards of Directors, management teams, bank lending groups, and creditors’ committees on M&A transactions involving Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructuring proceedings.
Mr. Matsuura earned his M.S. in Management from Purdue University and his B.A. in Economics from Vassar College.