OUR TEAM

INVESTMENT TEAM

BEN MADDEN

President

Mike is the Portfolio Manager of MRR Brands Fund, L.P. which launched in 2023. Since 2007, he has been the CEO of Matuz Venture Partners, a family office serving high net worth individuals. Prior to MRR, Mike worked for eight years in marketing, strategy, sales and operations roles for First Step Fitness, his family’s privately held gym membership business. Additionally, he played an integral role in the $20M sale of the business to LA Fitness n 20012. 

Mike earned his B.S. in Business/Economics from California State Long Beach, and his M.B.A. from Chapman University School of Management with a degree in Finance, Marketing and Strategy.

DAVID MUROW

Co-Portfolio Manager

David is a Co-Portfolio Manager. He joined MRR Brands in 2024 and is responsible for portfolio construction and fundamental investment research. David is Partner and Managing Director at MRR Funds, a long/short private equity fund. Earlier in his career, David spent 16 years in mortgage origination, operations and secondary marketing.

David earned his B.S. in Land Planning & Community Development from Arizona State University and his Light Construction Development Management Certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

LAWRENCE GREAVES

Advisor

SHAWN DOUGHERTY

Advisor

Shaun Dougherty and her co-founder built Mophie into the No. 1-selling battery case manufacturer in North America, a status it sustained from 2008-2016.  

They did this from the company’s HQ in Orange County. When Mophie was acquired by Zagg for $100 million 2016, there were more than 100 employees working out of a 48,000-square-foot building in Santa Ana.

AMANDA MATUZ

CEO MRR Funds Family Office

STEVE PAZMANY

Venture Partner

DAKOTA MEYER

Freedom Industries Spokesperson