Will McDonough is Chairman and CEO of Corestone Capital. As an investor and entrepreneur, Will’s 20-year career ranges from sports management to global finance. Will has been working in blockchain since 2017 when he created the first-ever smart contract adjudication protocol for blockchain transactions. Prior to that, he led the $825mm IPO for Atlas Mara (ATMA:LSE), which he co-founded with former Barclays CEO, Bob Diamond buying banks across Africa. Prior to founding Atlas, Will and his team in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs managed more than $17 billion in private capital of the firm’s current and retired partners. Before that, he partnered with New York-based Avenue Capital Group to co-found a $250 million distressed debt fund of funds.
Since 2001, he has run his own highly successful management company now called AXS, where he has represented The Estate of Nelson Mandela, Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, ESPN host Tedy Bruschi, and supermodel/activist Gisele Bundchen. MMG also co-founded a children’s entertainment company with Inspector Gadget creator Andy Heyward creating educational content for children through partnerships with Martha Stewart, Stan Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger including a financial literacy cartoon with Warren Buffett called The Secret Millionaires Club.