Matthew joined Fortum Partners as a visionary business leader who leverages technology and teams to propel digital transformation. He thoughtfully plans and skillfully activates cloud migrations that enable rapid software deployment, agility, and scale. His ability to envision and implement customer-facing digital modernization programs leads to stronger financial results for the enterprise and an improved user experience for the consumer. With solid experience in retail, hospitality, and financial services, his practice elevates the impact of e-commerce, mobile applications, and automated methodologies. He is committed to a responsive IT model and to coaching IT professionals to support business strategy and drive profitable growth. Matthew has emerged as a leading voice in the information security arena as he builds security, risk, and compliance functions to protect transaction integrity.
As a CIO, Matthew has stepped forward to become a deft leader who shows how technology and security can empower the business. While ensuring a healthy IT infrastructure, he also champions non-technical strategic initiatives. His ability to lead significant digital transformation projects reflects a keen understanding of cloud-based technology, risk management, and user experience. Matthew sets a solid operational foundation in order to collaborate with business units seeking to innovate the business and introduce new product offerings. Experienced working with both public and privately held companies, he has developed an ability to balance growth, risk, and culture. He is recognized for building an engaged workforce and encouraging career growth of his colleagues.
Matthew graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He continued his education as he earned a Master of Science in Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration at Mississippi State University. He is credentialed as a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Project Management Professional (PMP), PCI Professional (PCIP), and ITIL Foundations Certified Professional. A recognized thought leader and leading voice in information security, Matthew is a frequent speaker at industry convenings. He is an active member of ISACA, PMI, ISSA, and the CIO Forum. Personally, he enjoys college football, soccer, American history, reading, and collecting TV memorabilia.