With over 21 years of industry experience, Matt joins BlueMetal as the Client Director for Financial Services. Matt joins BlueMetal from Microsoft where he was the northeast Regional Director in Microsoft’s Financial Services Industry Group. As an industry director with Microsoft, Matt was responsible for the management of key industry partner relationships in the US (Sungard, Thomson Reuters, Misys and Salentica), focused on the acceleration of partner sales and solution development within the banking and capital markets space. He also worked closely with enterprise customers to realize their strategic and tactical goals through the delivery of thoughtful technology solutions and design.

Previous to Microsoft, Matt was the Senior Research Director of the Brokerage & Wealth Management practice at TowerGroup where he brought industry research and consulting services to his clients with his research targeting the key technology and operational issues facing the brokerages industry with a focus on the support and management of the sales channel. Additional coverage areas included compliance, operations, correspondent clearing and online brokerage.

Prior to TowerGroup Matt was a principal with a consulting firm that brought organizational design and restructuring to clients while leveraging existing technology to streamline operational processes and support large distribution channels. Matt has held positions as Executive Vice President, head trader and senior manager responsible for brokerage operations and program development and has led numerous enterprise initiatives, including clearing firm conversions and the consolidation of redundant back-office operations and trading departments. Additionally, Matt has successfully undertaken key roles in sales force development, recruiting, and call center operations in both large and small organizations. Sought out for his industry insight and thought leadership Matt appears regularly in the media and is called upon to present to institutions and industry trade groups. BlueMetal welcomes Matt to the team.