Mat is a US CPA and Australian Chartered Accountant with 15 years’ experience across global financial services giants and bootstrapping startups alike. During that period, the Power BI suite and PowerPivot University became the secret weapon that allowed Mat to confidently transition from perfectly competent finance manager to cross-functional executive. A real life example of the career empowerment that can take place when a bean counter gets hands on with the analytics.
Mat has spent the last 3 years as CFO for data-driven startups, where pivoting on a daily basis is not just for spreadsheets. In these roles, Mat used BI tools to communicate directly to investors in real time. This completely transparent, self-service approach to investor relations allowed these companies to forge strong ties with their investors and ultimately secure the funding commitments necessary to take their businesses to the next level.
When not wrangling data, Mat is teaching his two young children important life skills like imitating car engine sounds and air guitaring AC/DC’s entire back catalog.