Strategy Focus:

Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Private Credit, Real Estate, Venture Capital, Direct Deals

Matt Karnes


Mr. Matthew (Matt) Karnes is the Founder of GreenWave Capital Partners LLC.

 In 2014, Mr. Karnes founded GreenWave Advisors LLC,  to provide independent, institutional quality financial research and analysis,  due diligence and other consulting services specific to the cannabis sector.  Mr. Karnes worked in equity research focusing on the Radio Broadcasting and Cable Television industries for First Union Securities,  covered Satellite Communication at SG Cowen and, in addition, worked with the top ranked Consumer Internet analyst at Bear Stearns & Co. This team was consistently included in Institutional Investor's  “All America Research Team.” Mr. Karnes authored and co-authored numerous emerging industry research reports as a sell-side equity analyst, including such names as Google, Sirius, XM Satellite Radio, DIRECTV, and EchoStar Communications.

Matt was also Principal and Senior Equity Analyst at Bull Path Capital Management, a New York City based hedge fund, where he was responsible for investment strategies of emerging technologies primarily within the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. Prior to his career on Wall Street, Matt held various finance and accounting positions at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Deloitte as well as at Texaco Inc. where he worked throughout the U.S., Europe, The Caribbean and Asia. Additionally at Chase, Matt was responsible for implementing the bank’s corporate accounting policies on commodity, interest rate and foreign currency derivative products. 

Mr. Karnes earned his BS in Accounting and Finance from Miami University (OH) and his MBA in International Finance from Fordham Gabelli School of Business.  He is also a Certified Pubic Accountant (inactive). 

Mr. Karnes currently holds Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA.