Comprehensive independent research and financial analysis of the emerging legalized cannabis industry

Who We Are

Matthew A. Karnes, CPA

Matthew (Matt) Karnes has over 25 years of diverse finance and accounting experience. Prior to founding GreenWave Advisors LLC, Matt worked in equity research focusing on the Radio Broadcasting and Cable Television industries for First Union Securities. Matt also 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 recognized by the Institutional Investor’s “All America Research Team”.  As a sellside equity analyst, Matt authored and co-authored numerous emerging industry research reports 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. Matt graduated from Fordham University with an MBA in finance and earned a B.S. Business Administration with a double major in accounting and finance from Miami University (OH). Matt is also a Certified Public Accountant.


Jonathan Gordon, CAIA®
Senior Fund Research Analyst

Jonathan Gordon, CAIA® is responsible for investment fund due diligence and research. Jonathan has over a decade of experience in evaluating institutional investment products and strategies including hedge funds, private equity funds, and mutual funds. Jonathan is also a Managing Principal at Excelsis Research, an outsourced research and due diligence firm for institutional investors.  He is also responsible for asset allocation model construction as well as new business development and relationship management.  Jonathan began his career at Graystone Consulting, an institutional consulting subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, where he provided investment research and consulting services to institutional clients and high net worth families.  Jonathan later joined CapTrust Advisors, an independent institutional consulting firm, to lead alternative investment research and serve as a voting member of the Investment Research Committee.  Jonathan received a BS in Finance, a BA in Marketing, and minor in International Economics from University of South Florida.  He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designation and is FINRA registered series 7, 66, and 31.




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