Matt is the CEO of Relay, where he is responsible for guiding the company's strategy and overseeing the day-to-day operations. Matt has been an active entrepreneur and pioneer for nearly 20 years, and has been widely recognized for turning innovative ideas into successful businesses.
Most recently, Matt served as the CEO for Ecount, Inc., a company he co-founded in his parent's basement with his friend Paul Raden. Together, they built Ecount into a recognized leader in the prepaid card industry. In 2007, they sold the company to Citi, and were successful in delivering considerable value to their investors and shareholders.
Following the sale, Matt remained as CEO of the renamed business (Citi® Prepaid Services) until 2009. In those two years, Matt and his team were responsible for establishing Citi as the world's first truly global prepaid solution provider. During Matt's 12 years of leadership, the company delivered innovative payment solutions for the public and private sector, for clients such as Verizon Wireless, Microsoft, Sprint, Ford, GM, Toyota, Home Depot, The State of Maryland, and The State of Kansas. Upon his departure, Citi Prepaid Services was issuing more than 40 million cards per year for over 2,000 clients, and delivering solutions in more than 40 countries across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.
A start-up veteran, Matt was also the co-founder of C/Base, a consultancy business that specialized in partnership marketing services for Internet-based companies. Over a two-year period, C/Base structured more than $1.5 billion in total partnership deal value for industry-leading online businesses, such as Amazon, Microsoft, Netscape, Hotmail, and others.
Matt is widely regarded as an innovator. He holds two patents in the US patent office for his inventions around electronic payments, and is a multiple award-winning executive. In 2002, Matt won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2004, he was named one of the Philadelphia region's most influential executives under the age of 40. In 2006, the Eastern Technology Council named Matt the CEO of the Year, and in 2007, he was awarded the Walter M. Aikman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Matt holds a B.A. from Denison University. Matt serves on the board of Speakup.org and AidsAlive and he and his wife Lisa are very active with other charitable initiatives in their community.