Matt brings a track record of launching and growing nonprofit ventures and advocating for at-risk populations to HomeStart, a Boston-based homeless service organization whose goal it is to end homelessness in Boston and Cambridge through innovative prevention and housing search and stabilization programs.
After beginning his career within the private sector, Matt redirected his professional trajectory into the social sector. For nearly a decade, Matt led both the training programs and social enterprises within a Boston-based homeless shelter and then continued his education with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. While at Duke, Matt worked as a Farber Intern with REDF, a San Francisco-based venture philanthropist, to launch a social-cause business venture. Matt also worked to led an expansion of Duke’s program that facilitates students’ service on nonprofit boards across North Carolina’s Research Triangle. After graduate school, while working with a Cambridge, MA-based family foundation, Matt led consulting engagements with clients across the arenas of homeless services, education, and community organizing and then led the program and business development operations with Youth Villages as it was expanding its program operation across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Most recently, Matt has served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Victory Programs, Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit organization with 18 programs dedicated to helping homeless individuals and families with varying disabilities and chronic health issues.
Matt holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Business from Wheaton College (IL) and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He lives with his family in Dorchester, MA, and is involved in foster care advocacy as well as various community building activities including consulting to a Social Innovation Award recipient with Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum and supporting social entrepreneurs in Boston.