Matt brings significant international and financial technology experience to Highway 12 Ventures, most recently with Barclays PLC in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Africa. Matt led the internet and mobile banking efforts for Barclays Bank Kenya where he launched internet banking and assisted with the expansion of mobile banking services across Barclays Africa.
Prior to joining Barclays, Matt was a Senior Consulting Associate at Cambridge Associates where he provided investment consulting services to primarily endowed non-profits and specialized in venture capital and private equity. In May 2011 Matt founded Beamit Mobile (www.beamitmobile.com), which enables immigrants to use their mobile phone in the USA to instantaneously send money back to a mobile phone in their home country.
Matt is a Boise, Idaho native and a proud graduate of Boise High School. After Boise High, Matt received a B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. It is the first time Matt has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 10 years so when he is not at work you can probably find him cycling in the mountains or generally enjoying the outdoors.