About Us

Matt Willes, Founding Partner

Matt has over 17 years of investment experience.  He managed the $1 Billion corporate bond portfolio at Beneficial Life Insurance, was the CFO for a constituent company of Blum Capital, and was a Senior Vice President of Zions Bank.  Matt earned his undergraduate degree at BYU, received a MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2006.  Matt is currently on the National Advisory Committee for BYU’s Marriott School of Business, a member of the State and Institutional Trust Fund Board of Trustees Nominating Committee and is a board visitor at TechMileage, Interiorworx, and Business Promotion.  Previously he served on various corporate and non-profit boards.


Katie Willes, Founder

Katie Willes is a Founder of Willes Capital and the creative force behind Katie Willes Art. She is also an investor in several venture capital, private equity, and real estate funds.


Doug Waddoups, Partner, Parr Brown