John Matise

Chief Executive Officer at Hugo Naturals

21800 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, California, United States
Hugo Naturals
HQ Phone:
(818) 576-9979
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Last Updated 11/29/2017

General Information

Employment History

Senior Director  - SSA & Company

President  - Matise Capital

President and Chief Executive Officer  - Skyware Global


MBA  - UCLA Anderson School


Chief Executive Officer  - Eclair Naturals

Board Member  - Jane & Co. , Inc.

Web References  

Skyware Global - Leadership

John Matise
President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Matise has over 20 years of executive management experience serving in various roles including CEO, COO, CRO, CFO, VP Sales and Marketing and VP Business Development. He takes a data driven approach to setting corporate strategy, identifying market opportunities, serving customers, manufacturing high quality products and providing excellent customer service. For the past decade, Mr. Matise has focused on private manufacturing companies that develop high value and precision products. He has successfully grown these businesses both organically and through acquisitions. One precision manufacturing company he grew organically four fold in less than a year through expanding domestic distribution channels and performing international product launches in Europe, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the Middle East. Mr. Matise has held Managing Director/Principal positions with private equity funds in the past and senior management positions with consulting firms SSA and Company, Accenture and Deloitte Consulting. He has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School and a BA High Honors from the University of California, Davis.

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John Matise* has invested in and advised numerous private equity and venture capital backed companies.
He has actively assisted portfolio companies expand their business both domestically and internationally, evaluate strategic opportunities, raise debt and equity capital and lead complex business and financial restructurings to maximize shareholder value. Mr. Matise has held executive positions with Wedbush Capital Partners, Encore Venture Partners, Russell Capital, Inc., Accenture and Deloitte Consulting including senior operating roles with several portfolio companies and clients. Mr. Matise is currently on the board of Jane & Co., Inc., a current portfolio investment in the partnership. Mr. Matise has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA from the University of California, Davis.

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Small World Kids Completes Money Raise

The Company also announced that John Matise, the Company's Chief Operating Officer, will be reducing his involvement with the company to a part-time basis (approximately 25%) through the end of the year.John Matise has served as Chief Operating Officer since March 27, 2006 and was a Director of the Company from 2004 until 2006 when he became the COO.Mr. Matise has joined Stone Canyon Venture Partners, LP as a Managing Director.Stone Canyon Venture Partner, LP is a Beverly Hills based venture capital investment firm that invests $4-6 million in U.S. based growth oriented businesses.John has partnered with the management team in completing the following restructuring and recapitalizing events in 2006: (i) a $16.5M senior revolver and $2.0 million senior term with Laurus Master Funds on February 28, 2006; (ii) the sale of $2.7 million in Class A-1 Preferred stock on June 9, 2006; (iii) the conversion of $3 million in debt to Class A-1 Convertible Stock; (iv) the extension of the maturity date from 2006 to 2008-2011 of $2.25 million in debt with St. Cloud Capital Partners; and (v) the funding announced in this press release.Debra Fine said, "Working with John as both a Board member and as COO has been a pleasure and I wish him the very best with Stone Canyon Venture Partners."Fine added, "John has graciously agreed to work with the Company part time during the next three months to insure a smooth transition of his duties."

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