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. 

Ben Fulton

Described as a founder of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry, Ben Fulton has been contributing to the definitive history of the global financial services industry for over 30 years. Until recently Ben ran the Tactical ETF and Fund business at ProShares, overseeing $30B of AUM globally.  Prior to ProShares Ben Founded his own passive management, structurally agnostic ETF, UIT, and managed account firm, Elkhorn which was recognized twice in his first three years as the Most Innovative ETF Firm in the US, with three of his products recognized as most innovative products as well.  Prior to Elkhorn Ben oversaw and managed the day to day PowerShares business globally for Invesco.  At PowerShares he and his team grew it to be the fourth largest ETF Provider in the world. At the 2012 Global Indexing & ETFs Conference, Ben and his team at PowerShares won the William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Product of the Year for the PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV).  Prior to this role Ben ran Global Product Development for PowerShares, growing PowerShares from having 4 ETF’s to over 150 branded ETFs and over $80 Billion in assets.

Ben resides in Wheaton, IL, where he and his wife, Beth, have raised six children. When not forging new trails in the investment world, Ben can often be found on (and off) the trails of Park City, Utah, alongside his family, and bird dog, Bandit.

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Ben Fulton

Described as a founder of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry, Ben Fulton has been contributing to the definitive history of the global financial services industry for over 30 years. Until recently Ben ran the Tactical ETF and Fund business at ProShares, overseeing $30B of AUM globally.  Prior to ProShares Ben Founded his own passive management, structurally agnostic ETF, UIT, and managed account firm, Elkhorn which was recognized twice in his first three years as the Most Innovative ETF Firm in the US, with three of his products recognized as most innovative products as well.  Prior to Elkhorn Ben oversaw and managed the day to day PowerShares business globally for Invesco.  At PowerShares he and his team grew it to be the fourth largest ETF Provider in the world. At the 2012 Global Indexing & ETFs Conference, Ben and his team at PowerShares won the William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Product of the Year for the PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV).  Prior to this role Ben ran Global Product Development for PowerShares, growing PowerShares from having 4 ETF’s to over 150 branded ETFs and over $80 Billion in assets.

Ben resides in Wheaton, IL, where he and his wife, Beth, have raised six children. When not forging new trails in the investment world, Ben can often be found on (and off) the trails of Park City, Utah, alongside his family, and bird dog, Bandit.

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.

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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