Matt has over 20 years proven ability as a corporate steward interacting and collaborating with multiple levels of management, federal government, and diverse cultural audiences. Matt served as an officer in the United States Army, possessing extensive knowledge in all aspects of defense procurement, contract negotiations, and diplomatic protocols. At the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Matt worked closely with the Czech Technical University, the Federal Aviation and National Aeronautics and Space Administrations, and the Office of Naval Research for the development of drone collision avoidance technology. Matt’s private sector expertise includes specialized construction management and contract support planning for Department of Defense projects overseas. Matt is a graduate of the University of Iowa, holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, and is an alumnus of the Kauffman FastTrac program for entrepreneurs.