Who We Are
JOHN P MATTHEWS
Founded Carrig Partners in 2018. He was previously a Senior Vice President at global private equity investor Finstar Financial Group, which he joined in 2016. From 2007-2015 he was formerly a Managing Director in the Global Markets division, Institutional Client Group at Deutsche Bank AG where he was also Head of Key Clients UK (2011-2014). Having started his financial career in 1993, John previously worked at ABN AMRO Bank NV and Close Brothers Group. From 2016-2019 he was a Board Member of Mash Group, a leading European consumer lender where he sat on the Audit, Remuneration & Finance Committees. John holds a M.Sc. degree from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and a B.Sc. degree from University College Dublin.
Co-founded Carrig Partners in 2018. He was previously a Founder and Managing Director at Arc & Co Marine & Aviation where from 2009 he originated, structured and closed numerous aviation and yacht financings for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and Private Family Offices globally. Leon has unrivalled sector expertise and long-standing relationships with all the major players in the market, be they jet/yacht manufacturers, brokers, financiers and ancillary service providers. Leon started his career at Touchbase Communications and has also worked at CRYPTOcard and Cisco Systems. He is a Business Economics & Finance graduate of Loughborough University.