Matthew T. DePaola

Cofounder, Chief Investment Officer

Matthew DePaola is a long-time practitioner of the deep value investing approach. He cofounded Tortuga Capital after having concluded that few institutional money managers follow a true value investing approach. Matthew has broad experience in business finance and asset valuation, and has engineered the leveraged purchase and recapitalization of several small businesses. Matthew has also spent several years as a financial analyst in the residential real estate development field. He earned his MBA from the University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business and holds a BS in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Christopher T. DePaola

Cofounder, Chief Operating Officer

Christopher DePaola oversees the firm’s regulatory compliance and business operations and serves as an analyst on special assignments. Prior to cofounding Tortuga Capital, Christopher had overseen the physical improvements, financial recapitalization, and repositioning efforts for a small real estate partnership. Christopher has also overseen the operations for several small businesses. Earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, Christopher also holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar.