Matt has spent 30 years in technology and finance leadership roles, across a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies. He has a reputation as a person who can look around corners, envision a future that doesn’t yet exist, quantify the opportunity value and then steward complex workstreams to turn that vision into reality.
Matt spent his early years as a consultant, crisscrossing the country for clients of Andersen Consulting, now Accenture (NYSE: ACN). His early roles included dozens of enterprise-grade, full-service, application design, development and deployment projects on mainframes, client server and web platforms, culminating with the advent of ERP and the technical and business agility efficiencies it delivered. While progressing through those many programming languages, platforms and use cases, Matt developed a keen ability to spot patterns, design efficient business practices and implement cutting edge solutions to help clients change to be more successful.
Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) recruited Matt to help launch their first global partnership with SAP (NYSE: SAP), which marked the beginning of his transition towards sales, business development and ecosystem strategy. During nearly 20 years with Citrix, Matt was responsible for joint solution strategy with many of the world’s leading technologies companies. At various times he has been responsible for developing and managing ecosystems which included all line-of-business application ISVs, as well as Citrix’s core desktop virtualization infrastructure partners across servers, storage, networking, monitoring and security.
In 2009, Matt bet his career on his belief that Cloud Computing would be the next big thing. That bet paid off, as Matt became Citrix’s Managing Director of Technology Strategy for Cloud Innovation Partners, and Citrix eventually placed its own big bet by shifting the entire company’s core focus on cloud services.
Matt’s conviction that the Decentralized Web is the next big wave in technology has brought him to Phunware, where he will focus on the intersection points between blockchain, decentralized finance (DeFi), mobile lifestyles and consumer data sovereignty. He has spent the last several years immersed in the communities of many leading protocols and derived countless insights, as he helped some thrive and watched others struggle to find their way through the complexities of tokenomics, product / market fit and governance. Matt is now fully focused on applying his combination of technology ecosystem, decentralized web and financial experience, for the benefit of Phunware customers, investors and digital asset holders.
Matt resides in South Florida, holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Miami, cum laude, and still spends the majority of his volunteer efforts in support of students at “The U”. In addition to guest lecturing at Miami’s School of Business, in 2021, the fraternal and sorority students of UM voted to recognize Matt as the Chapter Advisor of the Year. He also is on the Advisory Board of Bond Growth & Equity and is an avid skier, cyclist and swimmer, though his son Jack’s varsity success in the pool has now relegated Matt to runner-up on the family race circuit.