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Prior to joining RDG Matt was Director of Operations for the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership of Georgia Southern University a role that called for Matthew to manage multiple successful fundraising campaigns that required him to solicit executives from Fortune 500 companies. Matthew also assisted in facilitating the creation and success of multiple businesses as entrepreneurs from around the region would seek out his knowledge at the Center for direction in every aspect of the creation of a business.
Matthew served as a business consultant to Garrett Solutions, and was later named CFO and COO of the Atlanta based company. During his tenure, Garrett Solutions, quadrupled its profits within a year and obtained multiple long-term commercial contracts.
As that business flourished, Matthew’s passion for learning and dedication to business took him into the Logistics and Information Technology sector where he quickly became the Systems Analyst Super User for a third party logistic company’s Electronic Data Interchange System, and later the Senior Network Engineer. Matthew worked tirelessly to ensure that the multi-million dollar logistics firm had all technological issues handled on a day-to-day basis while also solving client-specific needs to make all operations more streamlined within the company.
Since joining RDG, Matt has been part of project teams in Oklahoma City, Sarasota, St. Petersburg (FL), Chattanooga, Buffalo (NY), and Indianapolis. As a valuable team member, he’s raised millions of dollars on these fundraising efforts, but also displays an expertise in a variety of other areas. Matt takes the lead on all marketing, graphic design, and presentation preparation while also utilizing his technology background to ensure day-to-day IT necessities are satisfied. In addition, Matt is in charge of all prospect research and management.
Matt received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship and a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in International Business from Georgia Southern University. Matt resides in Atlanta, Georgia where in his spare time he trains competitively as a Crossfit athlete.