Founder & Principal Consultant
Matthew is the driving force behind Step 7 Consulting. With 25 years of business experience and 15 in senior management within technology companies, his passion for technology and leveraging it to help companies solve business challenges can’t be overstated.
Outgoing and analytical, Matthew’s technical roots stem from his days right out of college in the early 90s when he started doing database development. That skill continued to develop throughout his career even as he moved into management roles.
Prior to Step 7 Consulting, Matthew was Vice President for 10 years at J Street Technology. He was Vice President of Operations for 4 years working with Fortune 500 clients and leading over a dozen team members responsible for software design and implementation. He also served as Vice President of E-Commerce for 6 years working with clients and leading development and product management of the company’s flagship e-commerce system. Matthew has also served as President of Ceviant, a venture backed e-commerce company and held positions with Nextel Communications, Allied Telesis, Boston Scientific, and Raleigh Bicycles.
While his career has involved writing “way too many lines of code” and looking at “way too many database diagrams”, his greatest passion is working with clients as a collaborative partner. He holds to the view that the success of Step 7 Consulting is not only about delivering consultative expertise but doing so in a way that builds trust. In his words “Trust is everything and earning it is at the core of what I and my team have to do every day with every client”.
Matthew holds an MBA from Seattle Pacific University and a BA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition, he is an expert in the application of Agile methodologies and is a Certified ScrumMaster. Outside of work, he is a father of two, competitive cyclist, and volunteer at FareStart.