Matt Shulman is the CEO and Managing Partner of The Ardent Companies (“Ardent”) and the CEO of each of the General Partner and the Advisor. Prior to forming Ardent, Matt Shulman was a Managing Director with Rialto Capital where he managed an origination platform for equity investments across Rialto’s strategies. In that role, Matt oversaw deployment of capital into deals varying from performing and non-performing loans, equity investments directly in real estate, and recapitalization of existing sponsors. Prior to Rialto, Matt was a founding partner at Fairway Capital Partners – a real estate investment firm founded in 2007.

He actively serves on the boards of the Atlanta Real Estate Collaborative in addition to serving as President of The Epstein School board. Matt formerly served on the boards of Open Doors Atlanta, Usher 1F Collaborative, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ELC board. Matt is a member of YPO and a graduate of the Wexner Institute. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from New York University. After graduate school, Matt served as an adjunct professor of Real Estate Finance at his Alma Mater NYU.