Known in both the media and technology worlds as an accomplished advisor and incubator of talent and ideas, Matt spearheaded many of the digital and venture efforts at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency. Matt helped shape the agency's seed stage investment strategy and played an integral role in the founding of CAA’s own start-up companies, including Funny or Die, WhoSay, and Moonshark. Along the way, Matt recruited top talent, built out operating models, and helped raise over $90M from top institutional partners including Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Amazon, Qualcomm, Comcast Ventures, and Tencent.
Beyond his work in Hollywood, Matt established much of CAA’s presence in Silicon Valley, integrating technology into entertainment, and helping talent navigate the world of entrepreneurship. In the course of that work, Matt became a trusted voice on the evolution of digital media and helped sign and represent many of the world’s largest technology brands including Google, Cisco, Tencent, Amazon, and Qualcomm. Throughout his career, Matt has represented and advised top talent in television, film, fashion, music, and sports, on their content deals in digital, social media, and mobile distribution. As part of these efforts, he has helped broker millions of dollars in financing for original content with major digital platforms including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Yahoo!. In addition, for his clients like Phil Defranco, Michelle Phan, and Kevin Wu, he has helped extend their massive YouTube platforms into television, publishing, licensing, and endorsement deals.
Passionate about giving back, Matt has spent the last five years with Habitat for Humanity making annual visits to New Orleans to build houses for Hurricane Katrina victims in the Lower and Upper Ninth Ward. Matt received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 2005, enjoys traveling and watching his beloved Los Angeles Lakers.
Jan 1, 2013 - Current (almost 4 years)
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