Letter From The Founder

Thank you for visiting the online home of Ellis Island Capital.

I encourage you to spend some time here getting to learn more about us, and to return frequently for updates on our rapidly growing business. Founded by a team of former presidentially appointed United States Diplomats and experienced financial professionals, Ellis Island Capital is a partner-owned advisory firm dedicated to helping investors navigate the complex world of the US Immigration Investor program and related opportunities. We form long term relationships with our investors, and support them via our community of like minded professionals. EIC has an unwavering commitment to our core values.

Honesty: We seek to educate, empower, and enable our clients. We offer professional, expert, and honest advice. We believe easy to understand information is critical to making well-informed decisions.

Transparency: We disclose our relationships and our interests to our clients. We strongly encourage investors to perform deep due diligence and independent research on our principles, our projects, and our information. We know our record, experience, and proven success speak to our organizational professionalism.

Customer Support: Our team accompanies our customers throughout the entire investment process – from initial fact gathering to placement of funds, to ongoing monitoring and diligence. I would like to personally thank our leadership team, our employees, and our clients for their continued support of our swiftly growing firm. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

I hope you will contact us with any questions you may have.


Jonathan Matzner

Founder & Managing Director

Ellis Island Capital

Executive Team

Jonathan Matzner

CEO & Managing Director

Former American Diplomat

University of Pennsylvania



René Avendaño

Director – Latin America

Partner – DRS

UCLA Anderson School of Management


Bruce Matzner

Director – Business Strategy

Partner – DRS

Harvard Business School


Blake Balch

Director – Client Relations

Former American Diplomat

Texas A&M University


Paresh Karia

Mumbai Partner

Senior Private Banker – ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, RBS Coutts

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


Michael Costigan

Director – Marketing

President – Alchematics Inc

Loyola University Chicago


Zac Gawn

Associate Director – Head of Operations

International Financial Sales

University of Otago, New Zealand


Mark Ledbetter

Associate – Client Services

Myton Consulting

Durham Tech & Central Piedmont


Arif Mohammed


Senior Private Banker & Investment Banker – HSBC, RBS, Standard Chartered Bank

Delhi University

William O’Brien


President of the American  College of Dubai

Retired Officer – United States Air Force

University of Southern California

Binsi Devadas

Executive Assistant

Calicut University


Jeffrey Singer


Former CEO of Dubai International Financial Center

Harvard Business School