You get the benefit of our firm's strong relationships within the legal, banking, and investor communities. We connect you to the right people and the right capital.


Senior Members

Your business adds a group of trusted advisors, who will all work for you to solve capital issues and help your business reach full potential.


Jeff Matzen

Co-Founder & Director

Mr. Matzen co-founded Colony Investments in 2017. He specializes in capital markets transactions and financial advisory. Jeff is currently looking to acquire an insurance agency

Prior to Colony, Mr. Matzen worked at NorthStar, starting in 2009. At NorthStar, Jeff was responsible for Grow Michigan, a $60 Million mezzanine debt fund that was a private public collaboration between the State of Michigan and 19 banks. Mr. Matzen handled the business development, underwriting and monitoring of all investments. Mr. Matzen is a Certified Financial Planner and also worked for the National Football League as the Director of Finance for the Dusseldorf Rhein Fire and as a League Representative in London.

Additionally, Jeff was an Options Market Maker on the Deutsche Borse in Frankfurt for Botta Derivatives Trading GmbH. He was also a derivatives trader at brokersXpress.

Mr. Matzen earned a degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Jackson native. He and his wife, Kazuki, have three children. Jeff has served on various non- profit boards.


Tony Panici

Co-Founder & Director

Tony Panici co-founded Colony Investments with Mr. Matzen in 2017. He was recently named in Jackson Magazine as one of the brightest young talents in Jackson.

Prior to Colony Investments, he was the Vice President of Investments and Financial Advisor Associate with JPMorgan Chase as well as a Financial Representative and College Unit Director for Northwestern Mutual, both in the greater Lansing Area.

While at Northwestern Mutual, he was named the Intern of the year in the State of Michigan. Tony earned a BBA in Finance and Economics from Western Michigan University. He holds a Series 7 and Series 66 license.

Aside from his work at NorthStar, Tony is a varsity football coach at Jackson Lumen Christi High School.


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