Matthew P. Karlson

Matthew P. Karlson is a founding partner and Managing Director of SSG Capital Advisors. Matt is a senior banker responsible for managing investment banking transactions and client relationships across all SSG service offerings. He has extensive experience providing financial advisory services to companies facing financial challenges and bankruptcy proceedings. He has completed over 50 financial restructuring transactions including the private placement of senior debt, subordinated debt and equity securities as well as mergers and acquisitions. Prior to founding SSG, he served as a Vice President in the Special Situations Group of Berwind Financial.

Past clients include publicly traded, privately held and family owned companies in manufacturing, service, retail, telecommunications and healthcare.

Matt is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association.


  • Yale University School of Management, M.B.A.
  • Brown University, B.A.