Matt was born and raised in the small community of Paynes Mills, Ontario (located near St. Thomas).While completing a Psychology BA, he called the University of Waterloo home in and returned to the London area to complete a Corporate Communications Certificate at Fanshawe College.
His career started in the non-for-profit area as the media and community relations manager at The Grand Theatre here in London where he was able to learn from excellent mentors and hone his PR skills. An excellent growth opportunity in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western brought Matt to academe where he designed and built the communications portfolio as the faculty’s communications specialist. After a short stint in the technology industry, he returned to the university environment at King’s University College (at Western University) to design and implement communications strategy and where he established their communications department.
Matt is currently the director of Ivey Publishing where he is part of a passionate and extremely dedicated team of people. Together, they operate the case publishing and distribution arm of the Ivey School of Business. This position takes him around the world, working with some great partners and distributors.
Throughout his career, Matt has been lucky enough to teach up-and-coming PR/communications professionals at both Fanshawe College and Western University in a number of programs but always with a focus on PR, communications and leadership practices.