Daily News: June 4, 2015

Matrix Expands Media, Energy Groups

Matrix Capital Markets Group hired John D. Ellison as associate to the Media & Communications Group, and John C. Duni, as senior analyst to the Downstream Energy & Retail Group. In addition, Stephen C. Lynch, CFA, CPA, was promoted to senior associate in Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Retail Group.

Prior to joining Matrix, Ellison was an associate with Ewing Bemiss, equity research associate in the Engineering & Construction and Energy Infrastructure Group with BB&T Capital Markets, and a business valuation associate at Keiter. He is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute.

Mike McHugh, managing director and head of the Media & Communications Group at Matrix, said, “John brings substantial experience in M&A and capital raising that will add significant value to our growing team. His investment banking background serving middle-market clients is a perfect fit for our firm. He is already actively involved in several engagements, as well as business development responsibilities.”

Duni was previously an associate equity analyst with BB&T Capital Markets and a senior associate with the Assurance & Advisory Services Group at Keiter. He holds the Certified Public Accountant designation. Since joining in 2011, Lynch has helped advise on over a dozen successful transactions. He is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute.

Tom Kelso, managing director and head of the Downstream Energy & Retail Group at Matrix, said, “We are particularly excited to have John begin his M&A career at Matrix. His background and experience will be a good addition to our Downstream Energy & Retail Group. Stephen has worked exceptionally hard during his time at Matrix and has become an integral part of our Downstream Energy & Retail Group. His efforts have helped us derive exceptional value for our clients and his promotion is well-deserved.”