The Geyser Group Team

CEO and Partner

Matt McDonnell

Matt McDonnell is the CEO of The Geyser Group, a Partner at Notley and an active angel investor. Matt discovered his passion for real estate as a co-founder of Notley, where he led the company’s real estate projects and managed a portfolio across all asset classes with an emphasis on venture capital, alternatives and commercial real estate. Before that, Matt served as an executive in social ventures and non-profits. He earned a J.D. from UT Law, an MBA with a Finance concentration from the College of Charleston and a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University. Matt enjoys spending his free time outside with his family and can be found skiing, sailing and mountain biking whenever possible. He gives back to Austin as a teacher in the Acton School of Business MBA program, and as a Board Member for Black Fret and is an avid fan and supporter of local music.

Partner

Julie Jumonville

As a co-founder of The Geyser Group, Julie brings her civil engineering and real estate experience to lead the team in finding unique commercial opportunities and ensures the execution of these projects. Julie has an extensive network of local Austinites she helps with their commercial real estate needs. Prior to Geyser, Julie was the founder and CEO of the engineering firm Avery Environmental Services, and founder and CIO of the successful health and wellness startup UpSpring Baby, which sold to Reckitt Benckiser in 2019. She holds a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Southern Methodist University, and an BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. In her spare time, Julie can be found playing competitive tennis or surfing with her family on Lake Austin and volunteering in Costa Rica. Julie currently serves on the Austin Monitor Board, Alchemy Theater Board and takes 20 kids annually on a mission trip to Costa Rica.

Partner

Dan Graham

Dan Graham has been a Partner at Notley since 2015. Since selling BuildASign to VistaPrint in 2017, he has launched and played a role at multiple other firms; GP at Springdale Ventures, GP at Geyser Group, Board Member at CiviTech, among others. He is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Central Texas Award, Austin Business Journal’s 2012 Best CEO Award, and Austin Under 40 Austinite of the Year. Dan gives back to his local Austin community through participation on the Board of Directors for Austin Community Foundation, Austin Monitor, the 4ATX Foundation, and others. He acts as a mentor and investor to entrepreneurs, working with organizations like SKU, Beam, Agave Fund and Capital Factory.

Not only has Christine worked with C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies across marketing, customer experience and operations, but she has started, fundraised and run her own startup business. Christine holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the College of Charleston. LinkedIn
    Director of Operations
    Lauren plays a pivotal role in ensuring The Geyser Group runs smoothly and continues to build systems that will scale. Prior to joining Geyser, she worked as an Executive Assistant for 5 years supporting the top executives at small, tech-focused companies. She earned her BS in Sociology at Texas A&M University. LinkedIn
      Operations Manager
      Michael evaluates Geyser's potential acquisitions and oversees its ongoing developments. Prior to joining The Geyser Group, Michael litigated real estate and construction disputes for five years with the Austin firm of Scott, Douglass & McConnico. Michael holds a real estate finance degree and J.D. from the University of Texas. LinkedIn
        Development Manager
        Dick Hall manages current assets and evaluates new acquisition opportunities for The Geyser Group. As a macro-optimist and micro-pessimist, Dick believes that the world is a positive-sum game and that there's definitely a bug in his spreadsheet. Dick received a J.D. with honors from The University of Texas and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. LinkedIn
          Development Manager
          Todd sources and manages development projects for Geyser with a focus on opportunities that balance conservation and development in highly desirable areas. He has over 10 years of experience as a founder, advisor and investor in various industries including real estate, technology, energy and healthcare. LinkedIn
            Development Manager
            Barbara has over 20 years of public and private accounting experience. As the Controller/Director of Accounting for BuildASign.com she helped lead the team to a successful exit to a public company and recently transitioned to the Chief Financial Officer at Notley Ventures and The Geyser Group. Barbara holds a B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, a Certified Public Accountant certification, and her Certified Information Systems Auditor certification. LinkedIn
              Jessica manages The Geyser Group’s investor compliance needs and payroll processes. Prior to joining Geyser, she spent over ten years at BuildASign.com overseeing and implementing new systems in their accounting department. Jessica is a southern California native and graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz. LinkedIn
                Senior Accountant