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William Matthes

Managing Partner

Mr. Matthes joined Behrman Capital in April 1996 and has been a Managing Partner of the Firm since January 1999. Mr. Matthes currently serves on several boards including Pelican Products and Plastic Industries, Inc. Prior board affiliations include Ark Holding Company, Hunter Defense Technologies, ILC Holdings (DDC), ILC Dover, Tandem Health Care and WIL Research Laboratories. Before joining Behrman Capital, he was Chief Operating Officer of Holsted Marketing, a direct marketing company owned by his family. Previously, Mr. Matthes spent seven years at Brentwood Associates, a private equity and venture capital firm, where he was a General Partner. Mr. Matthes is based in San Francisco.


  • MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and Loeb Rhoades Fellow (1986)
  • AB in Economics from Stanford University, where he graduated with honors and distinction (1982)
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