Matt Farron

Deal Partner & Co-Head of Consumer Group

Matt joined Gryphon in 2005 and is Co-Head of the Consumer Group. He is also a Co-Director of Gryphon’s Flagship Heritage Management Committee for 2023-2024. He is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments across the consumer sectors of focus, including Beauty & Personal Care, Consumer Health & Wellness, Pet Health & Wellness, Better-For-You Food & Beverage, and Active Enthusiast Brands. He also helps oversee Gryphon’s Business Development Group and Gryphon’s Junior Capital Funds and serves as the Co-Head of Gryphon’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Current Gryphon portfolio company board appointments include Mechanix Wear, Metagenics, Milani Cosmetics, Revision Skincare, Goodier and Vetnique Labs. Matt previously served on the boards of Dessert Holdings, Flagstone Foods, Fleet Laboratories, K&N Engineering, Matrixx Initiatives/ZICAM, and RoC Skincare, in addition to supporting Gryphon’s prior investments in Eight O’Clock Coffee, Joe’s Sports, Sheplers and TrustHouse Services.

Prior to joining Gryphon, Matt was an Investment Banker at CIBC World Markets, focusing on leveraged and corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions for financial sponsors and corporate clients.


B.S., Business Administration, Boston University, Summa Cum Laude


SFMOMA Trustee. Contemporaries Committee Co-Chair
San Francisco University High School, Former Vice Chair
Year Up Bay Area, Former Leadership Council


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