Matt Willmann


Matt has spent the majority of his career supporting the U.S. National Security apparatus either through direct field operations, program management, cloud technology enablement, or developing private sector infrastructure supporting U.S. mission partners. He personally invests in multiple asset classes including early-stage technology companies, and he is the founder of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Entrepreneurs Group.

Previously, Matt spent several years developing a new line of business for a Blackstone portfolio REIT offering secure data center solutions. In his five years at the company, Matt rose to the Director level and generated sales in excess of $400M of total contract revenue, focusing primarily on Fortune 50 technology companies.

Prior to working in commercial real estate, Matt spent time as a Program Manager within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and served for 8 years as a nuclear trained officer in the U.S. submarine force. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Economics and furthered his education with an MBA from Georgetown University, as well as a Masters in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University (NIU).

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and young boys, being outdoors, brewing his own beer, learning about various businesses, watching sports, reading, and BBQing with friends.



B.S., United States Naval Academy

MBA, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

MSSI, National Intelligence University

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Cincinnati, Ohio


Matt’s been to the North Pole and is an official member of the “Order of the Blue Nose.”

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