Matt is an expert on data and technology for social good. He was previously Head of Policy and Research at Quovo, a data portability company that provides open banking functionality for the fintech ecosystem, leading up to the company’s successful acquisition by fintech unicorn Plaid.
He is a former U.S. Government civil servant with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the US Agency for International Development. At USAID, he designed, launched, and oversaw two new innovation programs: Cashless Catalyst, a partnership between the US Government and Government of India to promote payments innovations and greater financial inclusion; and RegTech for Regulators Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind program designed to help financial regulators improve their supervision of digital firms through new technologies.
He recently helped setup a new Rockefeller-supported effort focused on helping developing countries build new digital infrastructure and empower their citizens with more control over their data. Previously, Matt worked for Deloitte Consulting where he helped design the firm’s go-to-market strategy for financial regulatory reform.
Based in Washington DC, Matt is an advisor to the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor at the World Bank, and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance.
Ask Matt about:
- Improving regulatory effectiveness through innovation and technology
- How to empower users with more control over their data
- Financial inclusion and the tradeoffs associated with a digital-first approach