Matthew Hawkins is the Founder and Managing Principal of Entourage Effect Capital, LLC (“EEC”), a private equity firm focused on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. Since 2014, the firm has invested out of two co-investment vehicles and special purpose entities with more than $160 million in assets under management. Prior to founding EEC, he was a Partner and President of a real estate investment company which acquired REO and NPL from banks and financial institutions across the country. Prior to this, Matt was a Principal/Co-founder of San Jacinto Partners, a fund focused on the bulk acquisition of single-family residential assets and the Managing General Partner of Adjacent Capital, L.P., a private equity/specialty lending fund. He was earlier affiliated with Treadstone Partners, L.L.C., a distressed debt and equity fund. Matt is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.