Matt has more than 20 years of experience in advising, coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs and small businesses across a diverse array of sectors.
A graduate of Queen’s University’s Bachelor of Commerce program, Matt operated a tax and financial consulting business for 18 years in his hometown of Kingston, ON, helping entrepreneurs use their financial data to make better business decisions. He has consulted for the Kingston Entrepreneurship Centre, and is the co-author of a small business management book. After selling his consulting practice, Matt worked as the CEO of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce for nearly three years before his move to British Columbia in 2014. Matt served as the Executive Director for Innovation Central Society, a regional technology accelerator, from April 2016 to the end of 2017. In 2018, he launched Taxwerx Canada Inc., a personal tax preparation service with a mission to enable Canadians to spend more time doing what they love, by making taxes less stressful, more convenient, and even a little bit fun!
Matt has held various Board and volunteer roles with several business organizations, and non-profits working with youth, leadership development and post-secondary students, both in Kingston and in Prince George. He is currently the President of the Canada Jaycee Foundation, and a member of the Advocacy and Membership Committees of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.