Matt is a strategy, innovation, and business development executive with deep experience in housing and community development, finance, and urban policy. He has a track record of creating value and revenue growth through discovering and conceiving new ventures, business planning, managing cross-sector teams, deal-making, and supporting entrepreneurship with a core focus at the intersection of technology and housing. His career experiences in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors support a deep commitment to civic engagement and problem-solving for the common good that brings disparate parties together.
Matt founded HousingTech Ventures to invest in early-stage companies with tech-enabled solutions that have the prospect to increase housing availability, attainability, and affordability. With over 20 years’ experience building businesses in the housing and technology sectors, Matt most recently served as Vice President of Innovation for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., a national real estate financial services platform serving the affordable housing sector. In that role, he built an investment portfolio of HousingTech companies and led the launch of an online impact investing brokerage.
His previous experiences include serving as a policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and running a federal interagency taskforce on e-commerce; providing business strategy and policy consulting to high-tech and startup companies as Vice President of E-commerce at Infotech Strategies; and co-founding and running a real estate development company in Baltimore, Maryland.
He currently serves as an UrbanTech advisor to Dreamit Ventures, an Ivory Innovations Fellow, and member of the Multifamily Operating Standards Assessment & Improvement Council. Matt has served on numerous non-profit boards and currently chairs the real estate finance committee of Benedictine Programs & Services, which helps children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential and is undergoing a $40 million campus transformation.
He is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (MPP) and Brown University (BA).
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