| Managing Director of BD
“The major differentiator at Columbia is the people. Everyone is valued as an individual person, not just a number, which creates an environment where people are invested in each other both personally and professionally.”
As Managing Director of Business Development, Matt’s primary focus is to develop new business opportunities across the firm’s six different market sectors. He also prioritizes maintaining existing relationships in hopes of mutually beneficial collaboration on projects in the future. Since he joined the team in 2011, Matt has been a leading force in developing new business initiatives and he now works closely with the company’s principals to guide Columbia’s long term growth. Matt’s favorite aspect of his job is the coworkers he is surrounded by, who can always count on him to be supportive and consistently bring a positive attitude in every setting.
In his free time, Matt can be found spending time with his family and friends – especially his daughter. Coming from a close knit family, he enjoys family vacations with his siblings, nieces and nephews. He shares a birthday with his brother (as well as a brain, some would say!) A former competitive swimmer, Matt still enjoys doing laps in the pool to stay active. He is very interested in politics; when he was younger, he wanted to work for the State Department. Matt also appreciates music and discovering new artists, he enjoys going to concerts in the city when he gets the chance.