Matt is an Entrepreneur, Engineer and a Technologist. As an experienced and ethical leader with over fifteen years of Chief Executive Experience, he holds a number of executive positions in both commercial and charitable organisations and also sits on various national and international committees.
Matt is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional and a Chartered Marketer and has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, The British Computer Society and the Institute Of Engineering And Technology. He’s also a Guest Lecturer at several Universities around the UK.
As a pioneer in the communications industry, Matt launched his first website in 1997 offering Interactive Voice Response (IVR) services that are run “virtually” – negating the need for companies to buy expensive hardware and software and therefore paving the way for centralised resources that are offered on a per-per-use model more recently known as a “cloud”.
Matt spotted a business opportunity in 1998 by offering free access to the internet by giving free calls for a flat monthly fee. Within 2 years he’d moved premises 4 times in order to cope with the huge demand in customer take up whilst up-selling his large customer base additional services such as data backup, hosted email and website design.
In 2000 he launched a free fax to email service, offering public sector organisations a free fax service, replacing tired old fax machines with a new cost saving method that bridged old and new Technologies. By 2004 his fax to email service had over half a million subscribers.
In 2001 he pioneered mobile content in the UK by securing a deal with Nokia to be the first to offer changeable mobile ringtones and logos, and soon boasted over 1 million sales and downloads per week securing contracts with BBC Top of the Pops, EMAP, Walt Disney and a number of large record labels whist creating innovative revenue streams for music artists and their agents that revolutionised the personalisation of mobile phones.