Ian Reisner - Managing Partner
Mr. Reisner co-founded Parkview Developers with Mati Weiderpass in 2003. Parkview focuses on residential and hotel development in New York City. Projects have included new construction developments, assemblages, and owning and operating a NYC hotel and more. Previously, Mr. Reisner had a 15 year career on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers and then Bank of America where he was a Managing Director running a $200 million derivatives business. Mr. Reisner was also the Vice President and Co-founder of Watch World International, a nationwide chain of 119 specialty stores that was sold to Sunglass Hut International in June 2000. Watch World was as much a real estate as it was a retail play. All 119 stores were planned, designed and constructed by Mr. Reisner and Mr. Weiderpass.
See an interview with Ian Reisner on the StartOut.org website in their Profiles in Entrepreneurship section: http://startout.org/?page_id=234
Mati Weiderpass - Managing Partner
Mati Weiderpass co-founded Parkview Developers with Ian Reisner. Projects have included new construction developments, assemblages, and owning and operating a NYC hotel and more. In 1994 Mati Weiderpass founded and served as President, CEO and Chairman of a watch specialty retail concept called Watch World International based in New York City. With three rounds of venture capital financing (from Travelers Insurance and a DLJ Investment Fund) Mati Weiderpass expanded the concept to 119 locations nation-wide with $50 million in annual sales. Mati Weiderpass has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and a Masters of Science Degree in Real Estate Development form NYU. In addition, Mr. Weiderpass served as a Captain in the US Army.