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Matthew Janopaul

Servco Pacific

Matthew’s diverse career has ranged from an investment professional in the public and private equity markets to advisory and senior operating roles within the branded consumer products, business services, financial services, manufacturing, and retail sectors.

Matthew is the Managing Director of Servco Pacific Capital, the direct investment arm of Servco Pacific, Inc. Established in 1919, Servco is the fourth largest business in the state of Hawaii and the holding company has operations in the United States, Australia, and Hong Kong. Its businesses include automotive distribution and retail, specialty insurance brokerage, and appliance distribution. Matthew leads Servco’s private equity group as well as the corporate strategy and development activities of the holding company.

Servco’s current investments include joint ownership of Fender Musical Instruments, the world's largest electric guitar and amplifier company. Since 2001, Matthew has held various roles with Fender, from investor and board member to President and COO.

Previously, he was a General Partner of Weston Presidio, a leading $3.3 billion private equity firm with offices in San Francisco and Boston, where he was actively involved in management buyouts, recapitalizations, leveraged consolidations and growth financings across the consumer, industrial, service, and publishing sectors. Earlier, he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Brookside Capital.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Matthew earned his BA in Economics from Duke University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was also a member of the Arizona and Northern California (“Norcal”) Chapters of the Young Presidents’ Organization and today is an active member of the Global One Chapter.

Matthew resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he volunteers in community affairs and serves as a Trustee of The Seven Hills Schools, a leading PK-8 independent school.

A member of Fellows Class 5, Matthew served his fellowship under mentor Michael Cronin at Weston Presidio in Boston, MA.