Matt is a result-oriented banking professional with a strong background in research, consulting, payments, product management and business strategy. Matt leads BB&T Ventures, the corporate venture arm of BB&T, focusing on investments in early- and growth-stage companies in that support digital client experience and marketing, data and analytics, commerce and faster payments, intelligent automation, digital capabilities and innovation. He has over 18 years of experience in digital, payments and banking. He joined BB&T in from McKinsey & Company where he was a Payments Practice Expert for North America. Prior to McKinsey, he worked for CEB, now Gartner, and Bank One, now JPMorgan Chase. Matt earned an MBA with distinction from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals and a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). He is a die-hard Michigan Wolverine football fan and lives with his wife and three children in Wake Forest, NC.