Matt is a Senior Advisor at Tusk Strategies. In his role, he serves as the day-to-day lead on client service, regulatory engagement, and strategic counsel for Tusk clients. Additionally, Matthew is the architect of a number of the firm’s high-stakes corporate and civic-facing campaigns as well as activist defense situations. Matthew was the matchmaker for the Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods.
Previously, Matthew was the senior vice president of global communications and public affairs at Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR). Before joining Laureate, Matthew served as deputy chief of staff for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In this capacity, he was a senior advisor to the Secretary on policy and strategic planning and was the Department lead on a number of critical inter-agency initiatives, such as the H1N1 flu response.
Before joining the Obama Administration, Matthew worked at Ariel Investments. As Ariel’s vice president of public affairs, he directed the firm’s civic, governmental, and political affairs. Prior to his work at Ariel, Matthew was an analyst for the Chicago-based investment banking firm Billow Butler & Company.
Matthew earned his B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is based out of Miami.