Kristina Matthews is a Partner of DominateFund. She helps lead the firm’s strategy, fund management, partnerships and investor relations.
Kristina was a Managing Director at PineBridge Investments within the Central and Eastern European Direct Private Equity Investment Team where she split her time between New York and offices in the CEE region. She was primarily responsible for managing investor relations and fund raising but was also integrally involved in determining strategy, deal sourcing, and working on matters related to the portfolio companies.
Kristina originally joined Pinebridge (then AIG Investments) in November 2006 as the Product Specialist handling Investor Relations and fund raising for the firm’s emerging markets private equity funds and given the firm’s on the ground local presence and diverse investor base, her duties spanned the globe. From March 2000, until joining PineBridge she worked at Merrill Lynch as a Regional Sales Manager for Alternative Investments and during her tenure, managed distribution in various U.S. regions, Latin America, and Asia/Pacific.
Prior to working at Merrill Lynch, Kristina was a high-yield bond and distressed securities trader with BNP-Paribas, though most of Kristina’s early career has been as the Head of Sales for Currencies and Currency Derivatives. She worked for BNP-Paribas (at the time, BNP) in this capacity from 1992 to 1996 and UBS from 1988 to 1992. Kristina received her MBA in Economics and International Finance from New York University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University with a dual Major in Finance and International Business and a Minor in Economics. She is a citizen of both Sweden and the United States and speaks English, Swedish, and French.