Matthew McCleery is President and Partner at Marine Money, a maritime publisher and corporate finance event organizer with offices in Singapore, Athens and Connecticut. He is also Managing Director of Blue Sea Capital, where he advises shipowners and investors on ship financing and investment transactions. Trained as a lawyer, Matt has spent his entire career involved with vessel financing. Over the last 20 years, he has become a stalwart of the maritime community in and around Connecticut and New York on the US East Coast. Matt has the privilege of friendship with many of the world's leading shipowners and financiers. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of two NASDAQ-listed Greek shipping companies, a private equity fund, and other industry organizations.