Matt started his career in Washington DC, working as the Deputy Political Director for Business Executives for National Security, a non-partisan education and advocacy organization that seeks to inject business principles into national security planning.
After graduate school he went to work for AT&T and later AT&T Wireless in a several sales, marketing, sales management and business development roles. During this time he was responsible for the business relationship with several of the largest and most recognizable Bay Area based Fortune 500 companies.
Matt received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Masters degree emphasizing international relations and business management from the University of California San Diego. His Masters’ work included a two-year graduate research project at Japan’s Tohoku University as a sponsored Monbusho (Department of Education) Fellow.