Matt was raised in the suburbs of New York City and is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Columbia Business School. Matt, his wife, Emily (a speech therapist), and their sons, Jack and James, live in Charlotte and are members at Hope Community Church in South End. He enjoys playing golf, investing and encouraging young leaders.
Matt currently serves as the Managing Member of Hillandale Advisors, where he invests in and advises small businesses. From 2006 to 2016, Matt served on the investment team at Sasco Capital, a public equity asset management firm overseeing assets for public funds, corporations and endowments.