Team

Led by seasoned financial services professionals

Will McDonough

Will McDonough is Chairman and CEO of Corestone Capital. As an investor and entrepreneur, Will’s 20 year career ranges from sports management to global finance. Will has been working in blockchain since 2017 when he created the first ever smart contract adjudication protocol for blockchain transactions.  Prior to that, he led the IPO for Atlas Mara (ATMA:LSE), which he co-founded with former Barclays CEO, Bob Diamond. Prior to founding Atlas, Will and his team in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs managed more than $17 billion in private capital of the firm’s current and retired partners. Before that, he partnered with New York-based Avenue Capital Group to co-found a $250 million distressed debt fund of funds.

Since 2001, he has run his own highly successful management company called MMG, where he has represented The Estate of Nelson Mandela, New England Patriots Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, ESPN host Tedy Bruschi, and supermodel/activist Gisele Bundchen. MMG also co-founded a children’s entertainment company with Inspector Gadget creator Andy Heyward creating educational content for children through partnerships with Warren Buffett, Martha Stewart, Stan Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

Will McDonough

Will McDonough is Chairman and CEO of Corestone Capital. As an investor and entrepreneur, Will’s 20 year career ranges from sports management to global finance. Will has been working in blockchain since 2017 when he created the first ever smart contract adjudication protocol for blockchain transactions.  Prior to that, he led the IPO for Atlas Mara (ATMA:LSE), which he co-founded with former Barclays CEO, Bob Diamond. Prior to founding Atlas, Will and his team in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs managed more than $17 billion in private capital of the firm’s current and retired partners. Before that, he partnered with New York-based Avenue Capital Group to co-found a $250 million distressed debt fund of funds.

Since 2001, he has run his own highly successful management company called MMG, where he has represented The Estate of Nelson Mandela, New England Patriots Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, ESPN host Tedy Bruschi, and supermodel/activist Gisele Bundchen. MMG also co-founded a children’s entertainment company with Inspector Gadget creator Andy Heyward creating educational content for children through partnerships with Warren Buffett, Martha Stewart, Stan Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

Peter Knez

Peter Knez is a former Chief Investment Officer at BlackRock, following its acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”) where he was Global Chief Investment Officer for fixed income. In BGI, Peter grew AUM from $5 billion to $40 billion in the U.S., doubled AUM to $80 billion globally, and achieved 28% revenue growth year over year. Prior to that, Peter held positions with Lincoln Capital Management and Goldman Sachs, where he led quantitative research and fixed income. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Peter held professorship positions at Kellogg School of Management, University of Wisconsin and University of Chicago. Peter completed his PhD work at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago, with a research focus on term structure models and asset allocation. 

Peter Knez

Peter Knez is a former Chief Investment Officer at BlackRock, following its acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”) where he was Global Chief Investment Officer for fixed income. In BGI, Peter grew AUM from $5 billion to $40 billion in the U.S., doubled AUM to $80 billion globally, and achieved 28% revenue growth year over year. Prior to that, Peter held positions with Lincoln Capital Management and Goldman Sachs, where he led quantitative research and fixed income. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Peter held professorship positions at Kellogg School of Management, University of Wisconsin and University of Chicago. Peter completed his PhD work at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago, with a research focus on term structure models and asset allocation. 

Jonathan Malveaux

As an investor, lawyer and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience across the US, Japan, Korea and China, Jonathan has developed a global network of strategic relationships. Previously, he was President at iCash, the first ever smart contract adjudication protocol for blockchain transactions. Prior to that, he was a Director in Deutsche Bank’s principal finance (special situations) group, leading the sourcing and structuring of bespoke transactions across a wide spectrum of sectors and asset classes. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers in the Leveraged Finance Group. Jon started his finance career as an attorney at Latham & Watkins representing financial institutions in leveraged finance transactions. Since 2008, he has run his own management company, Ares Group, representing celebrities, athletes and sports properties in the US, Asia and Europe. Jon holds an AB degree in Government from Harvard College, and a dual-degree JD/MBA from Columbia Law & Business Schools. He is also a Board Member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Jonathan Malveaux

As an investor, lawyer and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience across the US, Japan, Korea and China, Jonathan has developed a global network of strategic relationships. Previously, he was President at iCash, the first ever smart contract adjudication protocol for blockchain transactions. Prior to that, he was a Director in Deutsche Bank’s principal finance (special situations) group, leading the sourcing and structuring of bespoke transactions across a wide spectrum of sectors and asset classes. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers in the Leveraged Finance Group. Jon started his finance career as an attorney at Latham & Watkins representing financial institutions in leveraged finance transactions. Since 2008, he has run his own management company, Ares Group, representing celebrities, athletes and sports properties in the US, Asia and Europe. Jon holds an AB degree in Government from Harvard College, and a dual-degree JD/MBA from Columbia Law & Business Schools. He is also a Board Member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Dan Geraci

Dan Geraci is a financial services executive with more than three decades of international experience in Wealth Management and Asset Management. 

In asset management, he has a history of innovation in areas including mutual funds, separately managed accounts (SMA), and most recently in the democratization of alternative investments.  Dan was the architect of the turnaround of Fidelity Investments’ Canadian business as the EVP Distributing & Marketing, was brought to Boston in the same role for Fidelity’s $250 billion U.S. intermediary business, and then was asked to build the firm’s Private Wealth Management Group which oversaw  Fidelity’s branches and high net worth clients, which he ran as President. 

Dan went on to lead the turnaround of Pioneer Investments, a recent acquisition of Italian bank Unicredito as its president & CEO.  He later took on the turnaround of what was Phoenix Investment Partners, the multi-boutique asset management subsidiary of The Phoenix Companies in Hartford, CT.  His latest foray in asset management was as a Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Cygnus Investment Partners in Toronto, a startup focused on the democratization of, and access to, private equity and other alternative investments.

In the wealth management space, Dan has held numerous positions of executive leadership in national sales, product development, and marketing.  He is known for his training of more than 15,000 advisors in sales and practice management skills in the US and Canada. He began his career with EF Hutton & Co and built the asset management arm of Canadian dealer Midland Walwyn prior to it becoming Merrill Lynch Asset Management via the acquisition of the firm.

Dan Geraci

Dan Geraci is a financial services executive with more than three decades of international experience in Wealth Management and Asset Management. 

In asset management, he has a history of innovation in areas including mutual funds, separately managed accounts (SMA), and most recently in the democratization of alternative investments.  Dan was the architect of the turnaround of Fidelity Investments’ Canadian business as the EVP Distributing & Marketing, was brought to Boston in the same role for Fidelity’s $250 billion U.S. intermediary business, and then was asked to build the firm’s Private Wealth Management Group which oversaw  Fidelity’s branches and high net worth clients, which he ran as President. 

Dan went on to lead the turnaround of Pioneer Investments, a recent acquisition of Italian bank Unicredito as its president & CEO.  He later took on the turnaround of what was Phoenix Investment Partners, the multi-boutique asset management subsidiary of The Phoenix Companies in Hartford, CT.  His latest foray in asset management was as a Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Cygnus Investment Partners in Toronto, a startup focused on the democratization of, and access to, private equity and other alternative investments.

In the wealth management space, Dan has held numerous positions of executive leadership in national sales, product development, and marketing.  He is known for his training of more than 15,000 advisors in sales and practice management skills in the US and Canada. He began his career with EF Hutton & Co and built the asset management arm of Canadian dealer Midland Walwyn prior to it becoming Merrill Lynch Asset Management via the acquisition of the firm.

Donald Payne

Donald served as Risk Management Officer at the $75 billion Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Board (PRIM) where he was responsible for the risk monitoring and due diligence of investment managers as well as the monitoring of internal controls and processes. Donald co-led MA PRIM’s first Direct Hedge Fund Program helping invest $4 billion into 21 Direct Hedge Funds. Prior to MA PRIM, Donald was a Senior at Wolf & Company, P.C. where his clients including primarily financial services. Donald earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College.

Donald Payne

Donald served as Risk Management Officer at the $75 billion Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Board (PRIM) where he was responsible for the risk monitoring and due diligence of investment managers as well as the monitoring of internal controls and processes. Donald co-led MA PRIM’s first Direct Hedge Fund Program helping invest $4 billion into 21 Direct Hedge Funds. Prior to MA PRIM, Donald was a Senior at Wolf & Company, P.C. where his clients including primarily financial services. Donald earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College.

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