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.

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
    V.P. of Development
    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
      V.P. of Operations
      Tomas oversees all financial and accounting efforts and evaluates the company’s capacity to take on deals. Tomas has been in the investment real estate industry for the past 10 years, and with a background in audit, asset management, and development, he brings an abundance of experience to the table. Tomas received a degree in Accounting from Texas State University. LinkedIn
        V.P. of Finance
        Todd manages all business development activities for Geyser related to acquisitions, capital sourcing and asset management. He has over 10 years of experience as a founder, advisor and investor in various industries including real estate, technology, energy and healthcare. LinkedIn
          Managing Director
          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
            Managing Director
            Zach has a background in for-sale multifamily development, managing and overseeing design, site development, permitting, construction, and sales. It is with this knowledge that he makes a positive impact at Geyser. Prior to joining the team, he was a project manager for Momark Development. Zach was an active-duty Navy SEAL and continues to serve in the Navy Reserves. LinkedIn
              Development Associate
              Uzayr graduated from UC Berkeley in 2020 with a degree in Economics. Growing up outside of the USA, including Canada, Netherlands, and mostly Dubai, Uzayr brings a worldly perspective to our projects and team. Prior to joining The Geyser Group, Uzayr worked as a financial analyst for The Benton Group in Dubai and will be working with our team on underwriting and financial modeling for all acquisition opportunities. LinkedIn
                Financial Analyst
                Jon is responsible for sourcing debt and equity for The Geyser Group’s projects. He also supports our development and investor relations teams. Prior to Geyser, Jon was an energy efficiency and sustainability consultant for commercial real estate companies and U.S. government agencies. Jon holds a BA in Economics from Colgate University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. LinkedIn
                  Director of Capital Markets
                  Jorge oversees all marketing initiatives, social media strategy, and website development. Before joining The Geyser Group, Jorge graduated from the McCombs School of Business and received their BBA in Marketing. Jorge has experience in social media, customer acquisition, and design. LinkedIn
                    Marketing & Operations Coordinator